Friday, April 24, 2015



People in the United States started celebrating National Teacher Day in 1953 when Eleanor Roosevelt persuaded Congress to set aside a day to recognize educators. The origins of the idea for a day are unclear. They date to the early 1940s. But some references cite the advocacy of a Wisconsin teacher and other references credit the efforts of a teacher in Arkansas for first working to establish a teacher appreciation day. One of these teachers is thought to have written to Eleanor Roosevelt, urging her to take up the cause.
It didn’t become a national day until March 7, 1980, after the National Education Association (NEA) along with its Kansas and Indiana state affiliates and the Dodge City, Kan., local chapter lobbied Congress. People continued to celebrate the day in March until 1984, when the National Parent Teacher Association designated the first full week of May as Teacher Appreciation Week. The following year, the NEA voted to make the Tuesday of that week National Teacher Day.
In 2015, Teacher Appreciation Week is
May 4 through May 8. National Teacher Day falls on Tuesday, May 5.


Thursday, April 23, 2015




Help your child avoid summer learning loss and prepare for the school year ahead with our new and improved, award-winning Summer Bridge Activities® workbooks—now aligned to current state standards.


Each grade-appropriate Summer Bridge Activities® workbook is designed to review essential skills of the current grade and prepare your child for the grade level to come. It covers all subject areas and includes:
  • 12 weeks worth of activities based on current state standards
  • Outdoor and fitness activities
  • Science experiments (great boredom busters for indoor days!)
  • Flash cards
  • Rewards stickers
  • Summer reading lists
  • Completion certificate
Just 15 minutes a day goes a long way!  We stock a large selection of summer activity books in our retail store.  We are here to assist you in finding the perfect program, books, and supplemental materials to help your child stay current in their studies.




Click HERE for a sample of  Summer Bridge Activities Book (Gr 2-3)

Click HERE to view the youtube video.

Monday, April 20, 2015

develops and shares revolutionary     instructional strategies proven to boost 
engagement and achievement.


We partner with Kagan and stock all their Bestsellers! 

Come visit our retail store to view product first hand, or click HERE to visit our website.



Sunday, April 12, 2015

The Sea Pals Display!


SUPER CLASS- Super Hero Style!!

Fruit of the Spirit


Welcome Spring!!!

Shop our website for these Display Sets or call our store for assistance. 636 980-BEST (2378)







Saturday, April 11, 2015



 Our Spring Store Front Display!

 Check out our website for products! Call the store for any assistance you may need!
(636) 978-0222

Wednesday, April 8, 2015



      There are so many uses for the fans, such a simple
  in-expensive way to BEAUTIFY you room 
and really dress up your displays.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Global Light it Up Blue
for Autism Awareness

WASHINGTON, DC-- President Barack Obama today issued a White House proclamation recognizing World Autism Awareness Day declaring that “everyone deserves a fair shot at opportunity” and celebrating the work of “advocates, professionals, family members, and all who work to build brighter tomorrows alongside those with autism.”
The President highlighted the signing of the  Autism CARES Act, which dedicates $1.3 billion in federal funding for autism over the next five years and the ongoing BRAIN initiative to “revolutionize our understanding of conditions like autism and improve the lives of all who live with them.”
“NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim April 2, 2015, World Autism Awareness Day,” the proclamation reads. “I encourage all Americans to learn more about autism and what they can do to support individuals on the autism spectrum and their families.”
Read the full proclamation HERE.


What are Anchor Charts?
Simply put, an anchor chart is a tool used largely to support instruction and to move the student towards achieving success with lessons taught in class. They are also used as a classroom management tool for students to self-monitor their behavior by gently reminding them of expectations and routines.
Anchor charts are created during the instruction of the lesson. As the teacher models the lesson or strategy, the lesson reinforcement or strategy tool is written on chart paper. Once the lesson is complete, the chart is placed in a convenient student-friendly location that the students can access it independently. This is another vehicle for academic support, especially for the visual learner. The beauty of an anchor chart is that it can be displayed as needed or determined by the student work. Some anchor charts live all year long in the classroom, while others are only displayed during the current unit of study.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Magic Nuudles : Now in Stock!

SAFE. SIMPLE. FUN.

So safe you could eat them!
While we don't encourage you to eat Magic Nuudles as part of your balanced diet, we can at least say that you'd be perfectly fine if you did. Our 100% safe, biodegradable cornstarch + food coloring Nuudles are safe for you on all levels. Have we eaten a Planet Peach Nuudle and hoped it was a mini-carrot before? We can't say it's not possible - but we can tell you that you can make a pretty cool carrot out of Nuudles. Give it a try.
So simple for all ages.
If you've had at least three birthdays - our product is for you! If you've had more than 103 birthdays - it's still for you! You don't need detailed motor skills, strong hands or even be able to speak full sentences to use Magic Nuudles. They take shape easily when wet, and stick to almost anything without much effort. Grab some Nuudles and see for yourself.
So fun you won't believe it.
Well, you'll eventually believe it but there will be a period of shock and awe that will last for at least a few hours. In most cases making Nuudle projects are just as much fun for the teachers / parents as they are for the kids. Make anything from a shark to a flower to an ice cream cone or anything in between. The possibilities are endless and so is the FUN!
Our products are made with care at our Lansing, Michigan facilities. Check out another great KTM Industries product,Green Cell Foam (a biodegradable packaging solution).

Wednesday, April 1, 2015