Thursday, May 26, 2016

Summer Bridge books are in the store and online!

"The #1 summer workbook series recommended by teachers, has been updated with new lessons, new practice activities, and new real-world challenges for a summer full of fun and learning! Designed to be completed in just 15 minutes each day, the activities will keep students skills sharp while preparing them for the next school year. Each title meets current state standards for college and career readiness. Includes bonus flash cards, stickers, and a colorful award certificate. 160 pages."

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Heading out of town this summer?  There are some great tips here.  Some of these suit case packing tips are great!

Friday, May 20, 2016

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Thursday, May 19, 2016


The first game is an easy one. Multiplication war. All the students need is a deck of cards - piece of cake! Students play like normal war - split the deck, pull a card, but the first student to say the correct product wins the cards. This game could also be done with addition and subtraction - fun for all ages! One thing to note is that this game is best done when students are paired up by skill level. Students need to be evenly matched for this to work out fairly.
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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Flash Cards

A few flash card ideas:

Laminate a set of flash cards, put a binder ring around them. Use dry erase marker to trace images or words.

Cut flash cards in half to match. 

Using alphabet flash cards -  match items with the letter on the card to an object in the classroom.

Using number cards - gather that many items from the classroom.

Best has a variety of flash cards to choose from in store and online.

Monday, May 9, 2016

SICK! Science

SICK! Science

FamilyFun Toy Fair 2014 Favorite
“You make teaching science an absolute joy for this home ed family. Thanks so much for helping my son to find so much pleasure in science.” 
– Dawn Barton (2/6/14)

GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Award - Best Toys 2015
In December 2015, editors at Good Housekeeping selectedSolve This as one of their top toys of the year... "engaging, fun and amazing."

We have the kits in store and online.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

On Friday Rogers Middle School in the Affton School District had a school wide assembly about diversity and bullying. The MLT debuted a powerful message via this video.

RMS Love Video

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Best has a great variety of critical thinking games both online: click here and in the store.