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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Just Around The Corner

Whew! Does anyone else feel like January just flew by? With February just around the corner, a few important dates come to mind. When planning for February, you may find these dates useful.

Presidents Day – February 20

Students can learn Presidential Trivia and have fun with this Presidential Trivia crossword. For younger students, this “If I Were The President” book project is cute!

Valentines Day: February 14

Check out this darling valentine treat bag that my aunt (a retired teacher) made for her friends. She used our heart BragTags™ as a name tag and twisty! The uses for BragTags™ are limitless! Do you have a clever way to utilize BragTags™?

National School Counseling Week: February 6-10

Random Acts of Kindness Week: February 13-19

Click here for list of other special recognized days/weeks for the school year

Don’t forget about Science Fair!

 
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Posted by on January 30, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

High Five! We have five winners!

Thank you everyone for the valuable feedback and AWESOME suggestions. Our next giveaway will involve BragTags™ – so if you didn’t win a set of Flash Tags, you still have more chances to win other fun stuff!

Congratulations to our five winners!

Cindy Luoma
Rachael Sterling
Carey Waye
Jennifer Harper
Sandra Matadamas

 From the “imagestuff.com girls” (and owners) – we thank you!

Kim & Stacey
Here are a few “scientific fun facts”:
  1. Your brain is 80% water.
  2. Sound travels about 4 times faster in water than in air.
  3. Oak trees produce 2,200 acorns in a season, but each acorn only has a 1 in 10,000 chance of becoming an oak tree.
 
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Posted by on January 19, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

WIN Flash Tags – one day left!

WE NEED YOUR HELP

Answer two simple questions and you may be ONE of FIVE winners. Each winner will receive both sets of these super cute FlashTags™ for your classroom.

There are 90 tags in the addition set and 54 tags in the subtraction set. Students can quiz each other in classroom study groups, or use them individually. Implement a system for students to “check out” the FlashTags™ for home study. Tags are organized together on 4″ key chains, so keeping them maintained and all in one place is easy! More details here.

WIN TAGS FOR YOUR CLASSROOM:

Please answer 2 questions in a comment on this blog post, and you could WIN a set of FlashTags™ for your classroom. Your comments and email will be added to the contest drawing. The winners will be contacted on or before January 17.

1. Would you find these flash tags useful?  If your answer is no, please explain how they could be changed to make them more useful?

2. Would you pay $24 for the set of 90 addition tags & chains and $15 for the set of 54 subtraction tags & chains?

Thanks for your help! We respect your expertise and appreciate your feedback!

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Posted by on January 16, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Keeping up with the…”Johnson’s”

You’ve heard of “keeping up with the Jones” – well recently I read about another family we should all try to keep up with – the Johnson’s! Ok, yes I first read about them in “People” magazine (my guilty pleasure) – but then immediately researched the article to learn more about this ZERO WASTE FAMILY.

See the yellow circle around the jar? That is the amount of trash this family of four threw out over the course of ONE YEAR! Wow. Bea Johnson’s philosophy is simple:

Refuse, refuse, refuse. Then reduce, reuse, and recycle (and only in that order).

Truly inspiring; check out her blog. There is a short video in the “about” section, that shows a glimpse into this lifestyle. The family is adorable and Bea has a cute french accent! If only all elementary, junior high and high school students think and live the same way her two son’s do, our future would be even brighter.

I love her “top 10 TIPS“!

Reading articles like this, makes me think of one person. My mom. She has lived somewhat like this for most of my life. She continues to go in this direction with composting, re-using, re-cycling, organic gardening and inspiring others around her to do the same.

My new New Years Resolutions: Along with my re-usable grocery tote – I’ll bring jars for bulk items to the grocery store and farmers market. I’ll start composting again and fight junk mail. (To get off lists go to: dmachoice.org or catalogchoice.org).

I’m sure you’re all doing something already! Can you think of a New Years Resolution heading more in the “zero waste direction”? Hope 2012 is CLEANER and GREENER for all of us!

 
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Posted by on January 12, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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FLASHY and SMART

WE NEED YOUR HELP

Answer two simple questions and you may be ONE of FIVE winners. Each winner will receive both sets of these super cute FlashTags™ for your classroom.

There are 90 tags in the addition set and 54 tags in the subtraction set. Students can quiz each other in classroom study groups, or use them individually. Implement a system for students to “check out” the FlashTags™ for home study. Tags are organized together on 4″ key chains, so keeping them maintained and all in one place is easy! More details here.

WIN TAGS FOR YOUR CLASSROOM:

Please answer 2 questions in a comment on this blog post, and you could WIN a set of FlashTags™ for your classroom. Your comments and email will be added to the contest drawing. The winners will be contacted on or before January 17.

1. Would you find these flash tags useful?  If your answer is no, please explain how they could be changed to make them more useful?

2. Would you pay $24 for the set of 90 addition tags & chains and $15 for the set of 54 subtraction tags & chains?

Thanks for your help! We respect your expertise and appreciate your feedback!

 
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Posted by on January 8, 2012 in Uncategorized