Free eBook of the Month: Reading Readiness Essentials, Language Games and Centers

eBooks for elementary school, middle school, high school students and teachers! Each month we feature an eBook from our collection of 10,000+ education titles for students and teachers to download and use to enhance their classroom curriculum. Why do we recommend eBooks? eBooks are less costly than traditional books eBooks are available instantly. eBooks take […]

Summer Bridge Books: It is never too early to think about summer!

It is hard to believe, but summer break is around the corner! We would all like to think of summer as a time when kids can be kids and families can enjoy vacations and recreation. But it is a fact – Children who do not engage in educational activities when school is out of session […]

Classroom Blogs Can Be Helpful Teaching Tools

If you have not begun using Weblogs as part of your classroom resources, you might be missing out!  Blogging can be a wonderful teaching tool and using this platform is becoming more common in classrooms. Teachers use blogs for many reasons;  but the reason that stands out is  it encourages and motivates learning in a […]

St. Patrick’s Day Social Studies Lesson Plan

Each week we find and share a lesson plan or classroom idea for teachers to use!  We thought it would be fun to again share a lesson plan to focus on  Saint Patrick’s Day (March 17). This lesson plan comes to us from HotChalk’s™!  This resource has over 4,000 free lesson plans including Science […]

The Littlest Member of the Chicago School Supply Family

Congratulations to Schoodoodle CEO Mike Ockrim and his wife Carey for the arrival of  their beautiful daughter, Nora Lynn Ockrim!  Baby Nora was born on Friday, March 10 and we are very happy to report that everyone is doing well.  In fact,  she has received a very warm welcome from her older siblings as you […]

Lesson Plan Round Up: Guide to St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated next week (March 17) but how much do we really know about the origins of St. Patty’s Day? Here are some quick facts about St. Patrick’s Day and Irish Americans from There are 36.9 million U.S. residents with Irish roots. This number is more than eight times the population […]

Ways to Celebrate Music In Our Schools Month in March!

This month is officially Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM), a public outreach program designed by The National Association for Music Education to support school music programs and raise awareness of the importance of music education.  Music education can have overwhelmingly positive benefits for students, yet increasing budget cuts threaten music programs in schools all […]

Free eBook of the Month: Brainteasers for Grades 2-3 & Grades 4-5

Each month, we feature an eBook from our huge collection and encourage teachers to try it for free! Ebooks are easy and effective tools to help teachers and administrators plan their lessons and enhance their curriculum! Our catalog of eBooks has over 10,000 electronic textbook titles to download for elementary school, middle school, and high […]