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Incorporating Valentine’s Day Into Your Classroom

February 6, 2018

Valentine’s Day is almost a week away, and now more than ever is the perfect time to prepare your Holiday crafts. There are many hands-on and creative ways to get your students involved in Valentine’s day spirit. With a little help from Babble and Scholastic, we have a few wonderful ideas to incorporate into your classroom: Bulletin Board…

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Working to Reduce Cafeteria Waste

February 1, 2018

What it comes to waste in school, the cafeteria is the top source. In an effort to go green, many schools are overhauling their bulk food services and choosing to buy local and organic ingredients instead. Unfortunately, that can be expensive and unrealistic for smaller schools. Luckily, there are plenty of inexpensive (if not cost-saving)…

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The 5 Spring School Fundraiser Tips For Success

February 1, 2018

It’s never too early to start planning your spring fundraisers! Bakes sales might seem like the best way to raise money, but they’ve been done over and over again. Besides, when it comes to raising some money, why not have a little fun? There are plenty of unique ways to help your school raise money that…

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Fun Was to Incoporate The Big Game Into Your Lesson Plan

January 30, 2018

The big game is less a week away, which means there’s still time for you to incorporate some fun, football-related activities into your lesson plans for the week. After all, with all the buzz about the game that will be floating around the classroom, the best way to catch and keep your student’s attention will…

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The Benefits of Puzzle Play at a Young Age

January 29, 2018

Puzzles are a great way to get kids minds going in a fun and creative direction. Whether it’s in or out of school, puzzle play at a young age can help children work on a variety of skills. So in honor of National Puzzle Day, here are just a few of the excellent benefits playing…

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Creative Ways to Celebrate National Handwriting Day

January 23, 2018

It’s no secret that the art of handwriting isn’t what it once was. With cell phones, laptops and tablets, notes and lists have all become digital. Pencil and pens have traded themselves in for keyboards, but that doesn’t mean this lot art is gone for good!  In honor of National Handwriting Day we encourage you…

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3 Key Tips in Picking Out The Perfect Office Furniture

January 17, 2018

When it comes to picking out the perfect office furniture, you have options and without the right knowledge or planning, you could pick the wrong one. So if you are in search of the perfect administrative furniture, here’s a quick guideline to follow so you can pick the best investment for you! Take Measurements There’s nothing…

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Why You Should Start Planning Your School Renovations Now

January 17, 2018

Though it makes the most sense to begin your school renovation in the summer months, it’s never to early to start the planning! In fact, early planning can help you avoid any speed bumps that might come your way. So to get your summer renovations off to the best start possible, here’s why you should…

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Top Reasons to Clean Off Your Desk on Clean Off Your Desk Day

January 8, 2018

It can be quiet easy to say “I’ll file that away later” but before you know it, you’re working over a mound of unsorted paperwork. This type of disorganization can lead to longer work time, less focus, and higher chances of illness. So in honor of Clean Off Your Desk day, here are a few…

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Tips on Keeping Your Desk in Top Shape

December 31, 2017

Your classroom furniture is an investment, and we know it can be hard to treat it as such. To keep your desks looking, clean and scribble free for years to come, here’s some stain removing tips below: Pencil & Marker Scribbles While there typically are lots of these, they happen to be one of the…

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