What’s the Coolest Thing You’ve Ever Found? Share for a Chance to WIN!

This headline grabbed my attention: “Teacher Finds 2.12 Carat Diamond at State Park.” According to the article, the 36-year-old Nebraska teacher was visiting Crater of Diamonds State Park (I want to go there!) in Murfreesboro, Arkansas, when he noticed a shiny brown stone that looked distinctly different from the others. Yep, it was a diamond….

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Healthy Habits

This past week, as I described it to my friends, was Kim Maintenance Week. Some fluke had me going to the dentist for a permanent crown, the eye doctor for new glasses, and the hairdresser for a cut and color all within the same week. Now I feel all shiny and put together. But all…

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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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