Blast from the Past: Let’s Doodle! Coloring Sheets

Talk about Blast from the Past! Here are some awesome holiday themed sheets from our very own Let’s Doodle books. Sadly, we no longer produce these sheets, but feel free to take them off our blog and print them out for your kids or your classroom!

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September 22, 2012 Deal of the Day: Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game

It’s the first day of fall and our Deal of the Day is the perfect way to celebrate! We are kicking off the fall season by featuring one of our best sellers, the ever popular, Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game!

In this whole-family fun game, your forest friends are hungry and they need your help! Spin the spinner, squeeze the matching colored acorn with your Squirrel Squeezers, and place it into your log. Be the first to your log with delicious acorns and you win! You could also spin “pick an acorn,” “steal an acorn,” or “lose an acorn,” so be strategic, little squirrel! It’s a great preschool game that works on motor skills, color matching, and more!

The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game™ is only $16.49 from now until midnight tonight (PST). Don’t forget about our extra special EIFREE promo code to get free shipping on your order. Sneak on over before it’s too late! http://www.educationalinsights.com/product/the+sneaky%2C+snacky+squirrel+game–8482-.do

Marcia’s Musings: Fall Classroom Activities/Studies

After 15 years teaching everything from preschool to high school, veteran teacher, published kids’ book author, literacy volunteer, and our very own senior product manager Marcia Gresko knows all too well the ins and outs of creating fun and engaging lessons for any classroom! Here is a word from Marcia herself about some Classroom activities she did with her kids during the Fall season:

Here are 2 hands-on fall activities I did with my pre-kinder classes during our fall study of Native Americans.

The first is a cooperative weaving activity. The “loom” is made from 2 wooden bars, jute-like string, and beads. You drill holes in the bars, string the jute through the holes, and secure it with beads to prevent it from slipping back through. Then I hung it at kid-level from 2 hooks on the door of one of my classroom cupboards. Children took turns weaving strips of scrap, thrift-store fabric “under and over, under and over” the vertical string. Don’t worry if they don’t get it close to the previous strip. They can just push it up next to it when they have finished their turn. I added strips with children’s names from the bottom to finish off the activity. They came out so beautifully we entered one of them in our community’s Old Hometown Fair, and both hung in my classroom for years.

The second is a simple, cooperative totem-pole activity. The children painted boxes, added cut-outs, and stacked them up.

BTW, in case you are wondering, we did discuss that Native Americans were not all one people. Different groups lived all over our country and those groups lived differently depending on their location.

September 4th, 2012 Deal of the Day: Classroom Scrapbook Pocket Chart

Today is September 4th, 2012 and our Deal of the Day is our Classroom Scrapbook Pocket Chart!

Teachers take hundreds of photos each year. Quickly and easily display them in this adorable wall-hanging Class Scrapbook Pocket Chart! This chart includes 14 photo pockets, fun printed quotations, and whimsical decorations. It even includes an included template for you to create and print student yearbooks!

This pocket chart normally sells for $14.99, but you can get your very own for only $7.99 today and get FREE standard SHIPPING on your order by using promo code EIFREE. This deal is only good until midnight (PST) tonight, so click here to order one now: http://www.educationalinsights.com/product/class+scrapbook.do