Schoodoodle Teacher Tuesday Spotlight of the Month

Here at Chicago School Supply, we  believe wholeheartedly that teachers hold communities together. We have all heard the cliché about it taking a village to raise a child. The fact of the matter is it’s true! Teachers are one of the main pillars of a sound and progressive society. They bear the weight and responsibility of […]

Weekly Lesson Plan: Impromptu Speech – Language Arts, Oral Language, Listening, Speaking Grade 5- 8

To kick off the new school year, each week we will publish a featured Lesson Plan. Be sure to check back each week for our newest post! Impromptu Speech Download Worksheet Language Arts, Oral Language, Listening, Speaking Grade 5- 8 Objective Students will practice public speaking by giving short imprompt speeches. Directions The impromptu speech […]

Want to Nurture a Love of Reading in Young Students? Try Reading Rockets.

Parents and educators seeking the tools and resources to help their students develop a love for reading can find just that at one our favorite online education resources: Reading Rockets.  Reading Rockets is a national multimedia project designed to share information and resources on help children learn to read. This wonderful resource is a wealth […]

Chicago White Sox Hosting Back to School Event!

Back-to-school is all the talk these days! Even Baseball is getting into the Back-to-School spirit!   The Chicago White Sox are hosting a Back to School Day at U.S. Cellular Field on Sunday, September 12th.. Students and their families can take advantage of special discounted tickets and watch the White Sox take on the Kansas […]

Ten Back-to-School Tips for Parents

Preparing your child for back-to-school can be one thing; preparing yourself is quite another! These helpful tips for parents will help with the sometimes rocky transition from summer to the school year. 10. Contact information. Get e-mail addresses from all of your child’s teachers. It is easy for teachers to type a quick note about […]

Reading Rockets Shares Guide to “Who’s Who in Your Child’s School?”

A Guide From: Reading Rockets (2008) There are many people at your child’s school who are there to help your child learn, grow socially and emotionally, and navigate the school environment. Here’s a selected list of who’s who at your school: the teaching and administrative staff as well as organizations at the district level. You […]

Featured Lesson Plan of the Week: By Jove, I Think You’ve Got It (Grades 5-8)

To kick off the new school year, each week we will publish a featured Lesson Plan.  Be sure to check back each week for our newest post! By Jove, I Think You’ve Got It Download Worksheet Language Arts, Writing, Writing Process, Oral Language, Listening Grade 5- 8 Objective A light bulb is used creatively to […]

Parents and Teachers Asked to Supplement Classroom Supplies as a Result of Public School Systems Budget Cuts

When I saw this piece reported by Janet Shamlian on NBC’s Today Show this morning I knew I had to address this.   Numerous school systems across the country are facing massive budget cuts; and parents are being asked to pick up the tab to pay for the most basic classroom necessities like soap, paper […]

Department of Education Announces $115.3 Million for 124 Grants to Improve Teaching of American History

Last week, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the award of $115.3 million to 124 school districts to improve the quality of teaching American history in our nation’s schools. The Teaching American History grant program aims to enhance teachers’ understanding of American history through intensive professional development, including study trips to historic sites and […]

Facebook 2000- here we come!

This week, Schoodoodle’s Facebook page hit a milestone!  We have now exceeded over 1000 Facebook fans. To celebrate, we awarded one of our Facebook fans with one of our classic Winther Tricycles. Over the past few months, our Facebook page has grown into an interactive community of educators who respond to the news and opinion. […]