As the school year approaches we remember that not all the lessons we teach are academic.
Back to School
August. It’s almost here. That month of bittersweet feelings for all. I remember as a child being disappointed that all the good times of summer were about to be over,
Back-to-school blogging has left me feeling nostalgic. It’s likely the reason that while prepping for this entry I reminisced about the game Rock-Paper-Scissors. During my early school years this was the way we kids decided pretty much everything.
Just as you were starting to get a handle on the summer routine, Back To School time has peered around the corner.
Back to School Shopping Starts Now!
When you see the back to school displays in the stores, you know that summer is half way over. Or you realize that retailers are an overzealous lot. Stores are filled with big yellow displays full of pencils, pens, pads, protractors, small refrigerators and computers. Almost anything in a store can be considered a back-to-school…
Top Five Teacher Essentials for the Classroom
Even though it’s a school holiday today, I thought that I would talk about the top five things that a teacher might need in their classroom, besides the mental strength to deal with children of all ages. Especially nowadays, teachers have to supply a lot of their own classroom materials, and that can get pricey….
Science Fair Time!
It’s that time of the year when parents everywhere are rushing around to craft and hobby stores, looking for presentation boards and round foam balls they can turn into planets. Or they’re making papier mache volcanos, or getting zapped by static electricity experiments. It’s Science Fair time! When I was a kid, I loved science….
Last day of freedom (except in Oklahoma)!!!!!
Continuing on the vein of back to school, it’s amazing the changes that have occurred since I was in school. Even in tools that are used IN school. Teachers used to use chalk, now its dry erase markers. No more chalk fights, no more eraser fights, and no more staying behind to clean the chalk…
In honor of kids everywhere headed back to school, or just starting school this year, I wanted to do a retrospective of one of the cheeriest items in a school supply kit- the lunch box. Don’t get me wrong, I loved my Trapper-Keeper, but my lunch box not only could express my individuality (which wasn’t…
The good ol’ days…recess!
I was on the phone the other day with a teacher, and she was asking about one of our products that we carry. She was getting her classroom ready for the coming year, and needed some supplies from us. So we were talking and laughing about being in school during the late 70’s and through…
When you see the School Supplies display…
You know that summer is half way over. Or you realize that retailers are an overzealous lot. Stores are filled with big yellow displays full of pencils, pens, pads, protractors, small refrigerators and computers. Almost anything in a store can be considered a back-to-school supply, especially when you take college kids into account. I love…