Valentine's Day Candy Hearts

It’s Time for Valentines: Have Fun with Science

Lauren Cook Teaching Tips

Valentine’s Day is upon us. And probably like most of us, you are ready for a little break from the hum-drums of winter. Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity for that, but have you ever wondered how this holiday of love came about? According to many sources, Valentine’s Day began with the Roman festival of Lupercalia, held in mid-February. The …

Summer Time with the Quirkles & Fuddlebrook Series

Have a Quirkles® (or Fuddlebrook) Summer!

Lauren Cook General

It may just be winter, but now’s the time to be thinking about summer. Looking for ideas to spice up your summer programming? The Quirkles® have you covered. Here’s why. Easy to use – You don’t want to spend your summer planning detailed lesson plans? No problem: the Quirkles® have done it for you. All your science and literacy objectives …

Winter Blues... Not Happening! Creative Classroom Activities for Winter

Winter Blues…Not Happening! Creative Classroom Activities for Winter

Lauren Cook General

The Christmas decorations are put away and celebrating the arrival of 2022 is old news. What’s a teacher to do? The winter doldrums have truly set in. This is the time of year that separates the good educators from the great ones. Creative and effective teaching strategies are needed to engage students and keep the winter blues from attacking. While …

Happy Holidays: Quirkles & Fuddlebrook Series

Two Great Holiday Gift Ideas: The Quirkles & Fuddlebrook Series

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The gift of learning lasts a long, long time. With these colorful, imaginative books and materials, children build reading readiness skills, vocabulary, and science knowledge. Both the Quirkles and Fuddlebrook Science series offer a great way to create budding young scientists through fun stories and hands-on experiments. Watch the excitement on children’s faces as the encounter science in all sorts of interesting ways. You’ll …

World Kindness Day

November is the Time for Kindness

Lauren Cook General

Much time is often spent in November studying Pilgrims, the Mayflower, and Native Americans. While all of these things are important, it is essential to remember and give some attention to World Kindness Day celebrated on November 13.  Now more than ever teaching kindness is critical in every classroom. What is World Kindness Day? World Kindness Day is an international …

New Learning Options from the Quirkles and Fuddlebrook School Series

Get to Know the Quirkles and Fuddlebrook School Series

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Let us introduce the Quirkles or Fuddlebrook series into your school day. It’s more important than ever!  Add a dash of fun and awesome science to your day with the Quirkles®, a 26-book alphabet series and related materials.  A great way to integrate literacy and science, the Quirkles introduce new ways to excite children with hands-on science activities, fun alliteration, and whimsical …

A Family Visit

The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree!

Lauren Cook General

This September 12th is Grandparents’ Day, and what better way to get students ready for this special occasion than a lesson from their favorite gang at Fuddlebrook! A grandparent is a little bit parent, teacher, and best friend, so who better to learn with than grandparents? A Family Visit: A Story About Similarities and Differences Between Parents and Offspring is …

Reach for the Stars

Reach For the Stars! Space Activities for Kids

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Unlike the first space race that allowed only a few people to reach space the current “space race” is a commercial venture hoping to entice anyone with enough money to buy a ticket. Reaching the “edge of space” is more possible now than ever before. How will passengers know that that they have left Earth’s atmosphere and are truly reaching …