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Plan Ahead: Substitute Plans

Over the course of a school year, there are bound to be a few days when your class will need a substitute teacher. Many of us consider days when we're away from our classrooms to be 'free days'…

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Fall is for Football

Football season has begun, and we're carrying concepts from the field into the classroom. So this week, we've got a line up of football titles and activities to kick off your school year. 

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Listen, You'll Write Better

We believe children need to be good listeners before they can become great readers. We also believe that listening skills lead to better writing skills - for many of the same reasons.

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Back to the Books

Getting back into the swing of school can be challenging, and we want to reduce as much start of semester stress as we can. That's why we've compiled this quick checklist of items to help ensure…

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Happiness Happens

How have you made someone smile today? It's easy to get wrapped up in our own busy schedules and forget to check in with our loved ones, let alone extend a helping hand or kindness to strangers.…

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Remembering D-Day: The 75th Anniversary

The D-Day invasions of Normandy are remembered as a turning point in world history. On June 6, 1944, Allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy, beginning an operation that would lead to…

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Happy Spring!

The calendar and weather are finally beginning to agree that it's spring! As the daylight grows longer, we've been hearing from many of you that you're stretching your creative and planning minds…

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Curricular Spotlight: Biographies

Biographies are a great way to dig deep into your curriculum. Often, we study biographies as part of our Social Studies or Language Arts curricula - but they're great in science and math classes,…

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Curricular Spotlight: World War II

Planning a unit on World War II? We have titles on appeasement policies, non-aggression pacts, invasions, and blitzes. This post contains title and activity suggestions to engage your students on…

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Curricular Spotlight: The American Revolution

As part of our ongoing effort to help you incorporate audiobooks to your daily practice, this post kicks off our new "Curricular Spotlight" series. In these posts, we'll feature titles from our…

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