A Sticky Solution for Scoring Science Supplies

Donna Giachetti, Educational InnovationsBy:  Donna Giachetti

I have a confession:  I love stationery products.  Post-It® notes, paper clips, three-ring binders, hanging file folders… and oak tag in every color of the rainbow.  (Do they still call it “oak tag” or am I out of touch with today’s paper terminology?)

When I came to Educational Innovations, I was thrilled to learn that our Educator-in-Chief, Tami O’Connor, is also a hardcore stationery devotee.  She told me that her husband—a wise man—quickly learned that the best way to her heart is via color-coordinated pens, binder clips, and memo pads.

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First Day Back to School Lesson

Click on the image below for a 5-page PDF “Rainbow Lab” lesson.
Perfect for the first day back to school!
Can be customized for a variety of age levels and abilities.

Back to School Science Discussion Starters

Discussion Starters - Educational Innovations NewsletterReturning to the classroom means getting ready for a new group of students whose names, faces and learning styles you haven’t yet learned.

We’ve collected some in-class activities and science discussion starters that will make the first days of school more productive while getting your new students ready for a fantastic year of science learning (and FUN) ahead!

Some of our choices are meant to be used in the classroom.  Others are thought-provoking essays or scholarly articles which caught our attention.

If you have a favorite back-to-school lesson or activity, please share it with us at socialmedia@teachersource.com.

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Back to School Humor

Back to school… so soon?

Science Humor - Educational Innovations NewsletterWe thought you might enjoy a few laughs to start the new school year.

We searched for comics that mentioned science teachers on the cusp of a new school year.  But we couldn’t find any!  Which got us thinking:  do science teachers EVER go on vacation from learning?

Perhaps not.

If you have a favorite cartoon or joke, insert it below as a comment, or email us at socialmedia@teachersource.com.

Happy teaching!

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You Said It! Back to School Product Reviews

BYou Said It! Product Reviews - Educational Innovations Newsletterack to school = buying new supplies.

It’s one of the realities of being a teacher: you can never have enough pencils, stickers or motivational goodies to hand out on special occasions.

Our safety equipment, timers, coffee mugs and colorful lab coats are year-round favorites, but they’re especially popular at the beginning of a school year.  Read on for rave reviews from science teachers, parents, and self-proclaimed science geeks.

If you have a favorite Educational Innovations product, let us know!  We’d love to share your review with your fellow teachers and science lovers.

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