Friday, February 17, 2006

Stamp collecting broadens students world of learning

The Palm Beach/Neighborhood Post reports that a 73-year-old retired lawyer started a lunchtime stamp-collecting program at a local elementary school that has become so popular that the school made it part of its curriculum.

As a child, Ira Klosk learned about geography by collecting stamps and finding the countries they came from on a map. He feels stamps help students learn not only about the location of countries but their language, culture and history.

Kindergarten teacher Sandy May is quoted in the article as saying, "It's hard for a 5-year-old to realize there is life beyond their neighborhood. Stamps give them something concrete to look at."

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM