Going Green is Great! Educators Are Embracing Green Initiatives in Schools and Curriculum

It is inspiring to see how schools in Chicago and throughout the country are committed to lead a new generation to create a more sustainable future.  Schools such as Holmes Elementary in Oak Park, Illinois have launched a Zero Waste Initiative in with SEVEN Generations Ahead (SGA), a nonprofit organization in Oak Park, Illinois that specializes in [...]

NBC News to Present “Education Nation” Summit

NBC News will launch Education Nation next week, a nationally broadcast in-depth conversation which will examine the state of education in America. The event will kick off on “Today” next Monday, Sept. 27 with a live interview with President Barack Obama. The summit will gather education leaders including U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Mayor Michael [...]

Featured Lesson Plan of the Week: Finding Main Ideas

Each week, Schoodoodle features a lesson plan from our collection of free resources for teachers.  Check back each week for a new lesson plan to use in your classroom and see more free lesson plans or catalog of eBooks to enhance your curriculum. We want to hear your suggestions and ideas!  Please leave your comments! Read [...]

2010 Pink Ribbon Office Products to Benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Office Supply Sanity Is Asking Customers to “Shop Pink” Office Supply Sanity, also a branch of Chicago School Supply and our sister company, has announced they will be carrying 2010 Pink Ribbon Products in their office supply catalog and Website. Office Supply Sanity has added over a hundred 2010 Pink Ribbon Products on their website.  [...]

Featured Lesson Plan of the Week: Police Reports (Grades 5-8)

Students practice writing historical reports such as are done by emergency medical technicians and police officers. Grades 5-8 Download Free Lesson Plan Here! One type of historical writing is the writing of police reports. Writing accurate, detailed reports is one of the most important parts of being a police officer. Crime reports are similar to [...]

Facebook 2000 Contest- What would I do with $200 worth of school or office supplies?

“What would I do with $200 worth of school or office supplies?” THAT is the question. We are celebrating our growing online community by giving away a $200 Schoodoodle/Office Supply Sanity Gift Credit when the Schoodoodle Facebook Page gets our 2000th fan (just a few hundred more to go)!  The winner will be the Facebook [...]

President Obama Addresses Students in 2nd Annual Back to School Speech in Philadelphia

The Washington Post reported today that President Barack Obama delivered his second annual back-to-school speech on Tuesday.  The President addressed students, teachers and school administrators at the Julia R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School in Philadelphia, PA. In his message, he stressed the importance of students taking personal responsibility and encouraged them to “work hard” [...]

Teach Students Respect & Good Manners With Our Free eBook of the Month

We have heard from numerous sources that September is Good Manners Month; and we agree that good manners in the classroom are extremely important! So important in fact, we are giving away a free download of our featured eBook of the month and winner of The Learning Magazine 2007 Teacher’s Choices Award: Respect Matters. Respect [...]

“15 Seconds of Fame” for Grades 3- 5 is the Featured Lesson Plan of the Week

To kick off the new school year, we will publish a featured Lesson Plan each week.  Be sure to check back each week for our newest post! 15 Seconds of Fame Language Arts, Writing, Writing Process, Journaling, Traits of Writing, Oral Language, Speaking Grade 3- 5 Objective The student will establish and develop a plot [...]

Featured Science Lesson Plan: Imaginary Insect Zoo for Grade 3- 5

Each week we highlight one of our favorite lesson plans for teachers to share, download, and use in their classrooms! Got a great idea to share or have feedback on this lesson? Let us know by leaving a comment on our blog or on our Facebook page. Enjoy this week’s lesson plan designed to enhance [...]