Free Parent Involvement Activity – "Comic Strips & Books" – Grades 1-3

Creativity, Story and Character Development, Layout Look at the comic strips in your newspaper with your child and talk about how the characters words and thoughts appear in bubbles (called “saycons”), how the view of the action changes from panel to panel, and how sometimes the meaning or action is conveyed with only an illustration. [...]

Free Parent Involvement Activity – "Discovery Bag" – Age 1

Observation & Discovery, Object Permanence, Motor Skills Place three or more household items or toys into a standard-sized pillowcase, making sure to include some toys that make noise. Let your child feel the outside of the pillowcase, then show her how to open it up and discover the items inside. She will enjoy removing and [...]

Free Teacher Tip – "Welcome To The New School Year"

Create a welcoming bulletin board for the beginning of the school year. On the first day of school, take a picture of each student. Use the Welcome Mini Bulletin Board for a headline, add the pictures, and you’re ready to go! Extend the activity by posting short “All About Me” paragraphs written by students next [...]

Free Teacher Motivational Quote – "Trust Yourself"

As Soon as you Trust Yourself, You Will Know How to LIVE!

Teacher Choice Awards

For 14 years, the Learning® Magazine Teachers’ Choice Awards have heralded the very best in classroom-tested, teacher-recommended products. Each year a nationwide panel of teacher-judges names the standouts in books, classroom supplies, educational games, software, Web sites, and more–everything teachers need for their classroom. After receiving top ratings in two rounds of rigorous judging, here [...]

Free Teacher Movitational Quote – "I Will"

Successful people replace the words “wish”, “should” and “try” with “I WILL”. Ineffective people don’t.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I hope you are enjoying the Olympics! I hope you will get out this weekend and enjoy whatever sport or activity you like the most. If you are indoors, near a computer, please visit our on-line catalog for school room decorations [...]

Free Teacher Motivational Quote – "A Day With A Teacher"

“Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.” Source: Japanese proverb ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ As school begins, please remember to visit our site for any supplies you may need for the new school year. We have most everything you might need to make your bulletin boards creative and fun! Here’s [...]

Free Teacher Facts – "Olympic Gold Medals" and "Miscellaneous"

The last Olympic gold medals that were made entirely out of gold were awarded in 1912. On average, a 4-year-old child asks 437 questions a day. Blue and white are the most common school colors. Because of Animal Crackers, many kids until they reach the age of ten, believe a bear is as tall as [...]

Free Teacher’s Tips – "School Inventions"

As our minds turn toward a new class and a new school year, here’s an idea to get creative minds working. Hope you enjoy your results! And we love to hear the results if you would forward them to us, blog about what your students create! Discuss with your new students the various supplies they [...]