Lesson Plan of the Week: METAPHOR FOR WRITING MARBLE RAMP

Our featured Lesson Plan this week comes to us from Liz from Arrowhead Union High School in Wisconsin.   Liz teaches 12th grade Creative Writing, Advanced Composition and Journalism (English). She says her students love this exercise and it uses English, math, problem-solving, group work and engineering skills! Thank you Liz for submitting this creative lesson plan [...]

Be a Guest Blogger and Earn $25 Off Your Schoodoodle Purchase!

Do you have a great lesson plan or classroom idea you would like to share? Perhaps you have some expert classroom management tips or other words of wisdom to share with other teachers? Maybe you have insight into a current education topic or news story you would like to share. If so, we invite you [...]

Five Resources for Homeschooling

One of our readers emailed us asking for lesson ideas for homeschooling parents!  This is a great question, and I know many of you homeschool your children.  Homeschooling is not a new concept, in fact,  here is some interesting info we found on Homeschool.com: Until 1850 most children in America were educated at home; The [...]

Spotlight on Chicago’s Private Schools

Chicago School Supply recognizes that private schools often find it a challenge to effectively educate community members and prospective families on what their particular school has to offer. With that in mind, Chicago School Supply is excited to feature some of these unique private schools in our new blog feature Spotlight on Chicago’s Private Schools. [...]

Creative Classroom Writing Exercise for Grades 5-12

When we put the call out this week to invite teachers to be guest bloggers by sharing their ideas and lesson plans- the response was overwhelming! We decided to feature Authors Page (below) submitted to us by Liz from Arrowhead Union High School in Wisconsin where she teaches 12th grade Creative Writing, Advanced Composition and [...]

Show Us Your Best Classroom Bulletin Board of the 2010-2011 School Year For a Chance to Win!

We are thrilled to announce our official search for the Best Classroom Bulletin Board of the 2010/2011 School Year!  Through the years, we have seen some remarkable creations using our supplies and felt like it was time to award deserving teachers for their hard work and creativity. Qualifying K-12 teachers are invited to submit a [...]

The National School Supply and Equipment Association (NSSEA) Ed Expo

On the Road with Chicago School Supply CEO, Michael Ockrim I had the pleasure of attending the National School Supply and Equipment Association (NSSEA) Ed Expo last week (April 7-9) in San Antonio Texas and what an adventure! I flew in and out in 36 hours! The Ed Expo is a major Back-to-School purchasing event where [...]

Are Kids Too Plugged In? These Statistics May Get Your Attention.

Are Your Students Distracted? Many teachers are stating this is a growing problem in their classrooms. As technology evolves and expands into our culture- it is no surprise that many children are being affected by increased usage and which affects time management and stress levels for students. I did a little digging and found some [...]