Free Classroom Writing Prompt

Weekly Writing Prompt – Poetry Write a haiku about a miniature dog. What thoughts come to mind when you see a tiny dog? Where does this dog sleep? Where does it eat? Does it bark and protect its family? Share these interesting thoughts in a haiku.

Featured Teaching Safari: Plan, Plant, Cultivate, Harvest, and Celebrate

Teaching Safari was developed because we were not satisfied simply educating students in a traditional classroom…we wanted to expand the learning environment and show how classroom curriculum can be studied and applied in the real world.  Our mission was to help develop interesting and engaging field trips that reinforce classroom concepts through standards-based tour itineraries.  […]

Fleet Feet Super Sprint Triathalon to Support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Chicago School Supply associates recently competed in the Fleet Feet Super Sprint Triathlon to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the Official Charity of the Chicago Triathlon. Founded in 1949, the Society is the largest national volunteer health agency dedicated to curing Leukemia, Lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. If […]

The Social Media Challenge Movement Raises for $637,000 raised for 116,000

Last month, Chicago School Supply joined the Social Media Challenge by DonorsChoose.org to help raise funds for classroom projects.  The Chicago School Supply Drive 2009, focuses on Chicago area teachers and schools who are in need of funds and supplies in under-served communities.  The Social Media Challenge is an annual event that challenges bloggers to […]

Black History Lesson Plan: Countries of Africa

Countries of Africa Social Studies, Geography Grade 3- 5 DOWNLOAD FREE LESSON PLAN Objective Students learn about the different countries of Africa. Directions Discuss with students the origins of African American history month. In 1926, a scholar named Carter Woodson felt that African Americans did not know about the achievements of their collective past. He […]

Free Teacher Tip for Language

Tips for Language Word Association Game DOWNLOAD TEACHER TIP Here is a time-filler game that is fun and stimulates associative thinking. Make up a list of things associated with each other. Ask students to tell how these words are alike or what they have in common. The number of categories you use is unlimited and […]

Black History Lesson Plan: Gwendolyn Brooks

Black History Lesson Plan: Gwendolyn Brooks Language Arts, Writing Process, Social Studies Grades 1-3 DOWNLOAD FREE WORKSHEET Objective Students will learn about a woman poet in honor of Women’s History Month. They will write poems inspired by the style of Gwendolyn Brooks Directions Gwendolyn Brooks was born in Kansas in 1917, with what she has […]

Free Lesson Plan Christmas in Great Britain

Christmas in Great Britain Language Arts, Reading, Social Studies, World History Grade 3- 5 DOWNLOAD FREE WORKSHEET Objective Students will learn about the Christmas customs in Great Britain. Directions Happy Christmas! is the traditional English Christmas greeting. Many of the most popular Christmas customs in the world today come from Great Britain. For example, the […]

National Gaming Day @ Your Library

Over the weekend, libraries throughout the country celebrated National Gaming Day @ Your Library- by hosting game nights for kids and their families.  The highlight of the event was a simultaneous national video game tournament where kids competed against players at other libraries.  The scores are still being tallied up and will be posted on […]

Games In Education Forum at the Chicago Toy and Game Fair

Chicago School Supply & Games for Educators are teaming together to  host a special forum for educators at the Chicago Toy and Game Fair (ChiTAG) on Saturday, November 21 at Chicago’s Navy Pier.  This event is the largest annual public Toy and Game event in the country and attendees have the opportunity to participate in […]