Saving the Day: Win This New Book About NASA’s Katherine Johnson

You’ve probably heard about Katherine Johnson, the NASA mastermind mathematician who calculated by hand the flight path for John Glenn’s orbit of the Earth and the Apollo flights to the moon. The new book Counting on Katherine (Henry Holt) beautifully shares Katherine Johnson’s inspiring story. And even though I hate to let go of my…

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Teaching With the Big Screen: Great (Free) Video Resources Plus DVDs to WIN

Kids—and teachers too—soak up lots of information through video. What do you love about using video your classroom? Submit a comment to this blog and you could win an assortment of literature-based videos from Weston Woods. Our prize pack includes Stories from the Black Lagoon, The How Do Dinosaurs Collection, and the Peter H. Reynolds…

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Paper or Plastic?

A standard question at our local grocery stores here in North Carolina used to be, “Paper or plastic?” Now I’m more likely to be asked, “Is plastic okay?” Of course if I were on the ball I’d have my own cloth totes with me. Right? Recently I was totally surprised to have my purchases from…

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