State Legislatures May Juggle Education Priorities And Fiscal Needs

The 2008 state legislative season launches this month under a fiscal cloud in a number of states, where ambitious education initiatives—including expanded pre-K programs, college- or career-preparation efforts, and improved teacher pay—may end up being balanced against gloomy revenue projections. “It looks like we have one more decent year before things fall apart,” Julie Bell, […]

WiFi-Equipped School Bus Makes Rides Educational

As students ride a Sheridan, AR school bus over rural Arkansas roads for upward of 90 minutes a day, they’re spending that time working on math equations and taking advanced biology courses. Unlike others in the Sheridan School District’s fleet, bus No. 46′s magic comes from a small cellular router and a rooftop antenna that […]

Free Teacher Motivational Quote – "Achieving Destiny"

“The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you. Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” Quote by: William Jennings Bryan

Free Teacher Joke – "Paperless"

I recently gave a speech at a teacher’s conference on “Ways to Go Paperless,” I opened the floor to questions.“I have one,” said a fellow teacher. “Where are the handouts?”**** I hope you have a safe and happy weekend! My weekend will be filled with cleaning my house and getting ready for the new year […]

SchooDoodle now accepts PayPal and Discover

See, we are listening to your requests! Our loyal clients have requested that we accept PayPal and Discover Cards as payment methods on We are pleased to announce that beginning in 2008, and Chicago School Supply will proudly accept payments from PayPal, as well as credit card payments from Visa, MasterCard, American Express, […]

Free Teacher Lesson Plan — Getting an “Upper Hand” on Idioms

Subject: Language ArtsGrades: 4-6 OverviewHelp your students get an “upper hand” on idioms with this lesson plan that challenges them to identify idioms (with an Idiom Match-up Game) and then group idiomatic expressions according to different “themes” or “topics.” ObjectivesStudents will:· Recognize idiomatic expressions· Group idioms by themes· Use idioms in context in writing and […]

Free Parent Involvement Activity – "Bogey at Two O’Clock" – Ages 7 and up

Before beginning this game, take a moment to show your child how directions can be given in relationship to the numbers on the face of a clock. First, remove your watch and have him hold it as your point out that twelve is straight ahead, three is to his right and nine is to his […]

Free Parent Involvement Activity – "Button Button" – Grade Preschool

Visual Discrimination, Small Motor Skills Button Comparison: Compare assorted buttons with your child, noting their similarities and differences. Look at size, shape, color, material (like wood or plastic), number of holes, etc. This can be a great time to practice sorting. Where’s the Button?: Ask your child to guess in which hand you are holding […]