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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Hello!

Hello, hello, hello! Why all the hellos? I’m practicing for tomorrow, which is World Hello Day. The day’s purpose is simple—to encourage communication and dialogue between people who may be of different backgrounds to achieve peace and understanding. On a smaller scale, it’s basically a day to offer a friendly “Hello” to others whether you…

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A Love for Writing

Recently, I saw that there was an unofficial holiday in November titled, “I Love to Write Day.” Now I know that as a teacher you want every single day to be “I Love to Write Day!” And that’s tough, because many youngsters find writing to be frustrating and/or dull. Fortunately, we have lots of writing…

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Did You Know…

Did you know that William Steig, award-winning author and illustrator of Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, also wrote Shrek, the source for the fabulous Dreamworks movie? He sure did! And tomorrow is his birthday. William Steig was born in 1907 and passed away in 2003 at the age of 95. In addition to Sylvester and…

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Rattlesnake Cheese Dip and Cricket Brownies?

Gobble, gobble! In last Friday’s blog I asked readers to share the strangest things they’ve gobbled. Boy, oh boy, did y’all deliver! Currently 117 teachers have shared their strangest eats. By doing so these teachers are entered for a chance to win this month’s First Friday Giveaway. The prize is a mystery, however I promise…

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