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Ease into “Back to School”

The closer we get to “Back to School” season, it seems our sweet friend “Miss Summer Vacation” tends to speed up! Fret not, we’re here to help! You can ease into “Back to School” preparation while still enjoying summer fun.

Check out our friend Ashleigh’s Education Journey blog “Smooth Sailing for a New Year“.

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Not only does she share GREAT tips, she’s also offering gift cards to redeem for the most powerful little motivators around! BragTags®! 

So relax and enjoy more of your summer, while subtly easing into preparation for a successful school year!

Cheers!

 
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Posted by on July 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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“MARCH ON” and READ!

Are you ready to get your marchin’ boots on for fun March reading opportunities?!

Do you have a full day planned for Read Across America this coming Monday March 3? “You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.” We hope you enjoy RAA with your students! 

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Another great reading opportunity in March is the Iditaread! Take your students on an extraordinary reading journey in conjunction with the amazing journey of mushers and sled dog teams known as the IDITAROD. The race begins March 1 and goes through mid March. The Iditarod race is set up perfectly to allow students to follow each step of the race, while reaching their reading goals as they watch the Iditarod participants reach their racing goals.

EVERYTHING you need for your own Iditaread Program is included in this FREE DOWNLOAD! This Iditaread packet comes complete with: Participant Certificate, Letter to Parents, Reading Records, Tally Sheets, and much more. (Content and materials in this packet provided by: Iditarod Education Department)

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Another really cool reading idea: Encourage your students to review the books they read. I was amazed when a friend told me about a 5th grader that created a blog to share reviews of the books he’s read. Since it’s inception, this young blogger has continued to post reviews once or twice monthly. The reviews are short and to the point, and at the end of each review, he rates the book or movie in “worms,” five worms being the highest reward. How cool is that!? Encourage your students to check out his blog, and subscribe to it, or start one of their own!

So “March on”… and try new and fun twists on important reading dates to peak your students’ interest in reading. Because as the wise Dr, Seuss says: “The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”  🙂

 
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Posted by on March 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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WIN BRAGTAGS®! – Common Core Discussion

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Are you in a state that has adopted the Common Core State Standards? In 2014-2015, new tests will be administered, replacing the old state exams, to gauge whether teachers and students are meeting the goals laid out by Common Core. This is obviously a complex matter that warrants healthy discussion.

CCSS is a hot topic, and we’d like to know what you think. Please leave a comment on this blog post with your thoughts and opinions on the Common Core State Standards. How do you think it has or will affect you and/or your students. There are no right or wrong comments, we’d simply like to hear your opinion.

TWO LUCKY WINNERS will be chosen from the comments. So leave us a comment with your thoughts on CCSS, and you may WIN 100 BragTags® of your choice along with 24″ neck chains.

Winners will be announced January 22nd. 

Whether Common Core or a different state assessment, or a project all your own… we ‘re trying to make it easy to cost effectively motivate your students to achieve GREAT SUCCESS! Our powerful READING, MATH and LITERATURE BRAGTAGS work!

EVERY student deserves recognition, so it is our goal to make BragTags affordable enough for you to recognize and reward EVERY student in your school. Soon you will see how students clamor to collect these powerful motivators! Bring on the Common Core State Standards— you’re ready!

FRIENDLY REMINDER: MLK Day is January 20

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Posted by on January 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Nuances of November

Our imagestuff.com family would like to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving. We are genuinely very thankful for all of you. It is important to us, that we show our customer appreciation by offering the most cost-effective motivational items, along with fun tips, friendly reminders and free downloads. 

Show your students how thankful you are to have them in your classroom, by placing this free “Happy Thanksgiving Certificate” on their desks. It’s sure to make your students smile, and it just may be the topic of conversation at their dinner table! 🙂

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In light of the 50th day of school (that recently came and went), we thought now may be a good time to get your students excited about the 100th day of school. It is always fun for students to “count down” the days of school until a BIG day! There are fun teaching opportunities that come along with the 100th Day of School celebration. Check out these free downloads, to help bring about a greater understanding of number and numeral concepts from 1 to 100, while counting down the days until the big day! 

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November is known as Family Stories month. What a great month to gather all of the family stories that have been handed down from generation to generation. We all get together for Thanksgiving and other holiday events over the next many weeks, and it’s often a great learning experience. Family events and meals are a perfect time for young ones to learn about their family history by talking and listening to elders talk about the good ol’ days. Help your students get a head start on learning about their family with this free “family tree download“. 

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Posted by on November 15, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Another Principal and Teacher WINNER

We know Halloween is scary crazy for you today, so this is just a quick announcement:

Congratulations to October’s BragTag winners! The lucky Principal (and the referring teacher) of Parkside Elementary in Coral Springs, FL. will receive free BragTags® right away! 

Both Principal AND Teacher of Parkside won motivational BragTags® simply by signing up! It’s a win win!

Refer your principal and both of you will be entered into our PRI (Principal Referral Incentive) program. We will announce one principal and one teacher WINNER every month during the 2013-2014 school year. Sign-ups stay in the drawing from month to month, so there are a lot of chances to win.

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Happy Halloween!

 
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Posted by on October 31, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Countdown Pumpkin!

Since my sons are no longer of the age for pumpkin patch excursions, I must find excuses each year to frolic in a pumpkin patch on my own! And since I don’t take pumpkin carving as seriously as my husband, I must find means other than a knife to decorate pumpkins. (See pic below, yes he really did carve that!) This year’s “pumpkin patch excursion excuse” was to give my dogs some exercise on a beautiful fall Sunday afternoon. The super sweet farmer even let me walk my four-legged companions through the corn maze! (Do you think he felt sorry for a woman all alone with two dogs at a pumpkin farm?) 🙂

Here is what I wanted to share with you…  I painted one of the pumpkins with CHALKBOARD paint. It was very easy and you can write or draw anything you wish on the chalkboard paint, after it dries for 24 hours. I purchased the chalkboard paint at Home Depot. It really is quick and easy to do.

Easy craft idea: keep a “countdown” pumpkin in your classroom until Halloween! Each day, you or a student can erase the number and write in a new number on the pumpkin until it’s finally “0” days left until Halloween!

And of course we know what that means… a little extra mischief and a lot of candy! Or if you’re trying to cut down on your little monster’s sugar intake that day, you still have time to give them Halloween BragTags! Halloween BragTags, including shipping to your school, are less than the cost of giving each student a candy bar (and a lot healthier too)!

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See what I mean, my husband takes his pumpkin carving very seriously. But trick is on him, each year our friends have high expectations, and on more than one occasion, he’s let them down. 🙂

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Seve and Tiger, my four-legged pumpkin patch companions. The pumpkin farmer even gave them apple cider, which they politely drank without spilling a drop. haha!

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Enjoy the COUNTDOWN until Halloween!

 
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Posted by on October 21, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Don’t Bug Me I’m Reading!

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Need a fun reading challenge for your students? We’ve got you covered with this FREE Bug Bingo Download

Students love bingo! Why not motivate your students to read with a little friendly competition. 🙂

Implement this “Don’t Bug Me I’m Reading” challenge in your classroom, and count down to important reading dates, like Read Across America (March 3), or National Reading Day (January 23). Or implement “Don’t Bug Me I’m Reading” all year, just for the fun of it!

Don’t Bug Me I’m Reading… it’s BUG-TASTIC! 

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We hope your school year is off to a great start! Check out these fun reading BragTags® requested by awesome and creative teachers:

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Quote for the day: A friend emailed this quote to me, I love it because teaching is truly an art. “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” Albert Einstein

 
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Posted by on September 15, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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