Learn to Conserve Energy

Learn-to-Conserve-Energy

President Obama has declared October 2015 Energy Action Month. As our country’s energy needs increase, it is important to take time this month to educate ourselves and our students about energy. Committing to reducing consumption and supporting clean, renewable, and independent sources of energy production is key to ensuring we have reliable energy that won’t […]

Become Involved in the Farm to School Movement

Become Involved in the Farm to School Movement

Is this local? Where does this come from? These are questions many people are asking about their food – and this includes schools. Nutrition and sustainability are two topics that a growing number of schools are making a priority. They are connecting with community farmers and learning about and sourcing local foods or even growing […]

Questions to Help Students Reflect on Experiences

Questions to Help Students Reflect on Experiences

As we’ve mentioned in some of our previous articles, the learning that happens as the result of taking a field trip shouldn’t end once the kids get back on the bus. Allowing students time to reflect on the experience after the field trip is essential for the ideas and concepts presented to sink in. This […]

This Year, Plan Field Trips that Pack a Punch

Field Trips that Pack a Punch

School is back in session! As you get to know your students and put the finishing touches on your curriculum, the beginning of the year is also a great time to think about planning for field trips. Teachers know that field trips are a great way to enrich classroom instruction with valuable, interactive learning experiences. […]

Activities that Start the School Year Off Right

Activities that Start the School Year Off Right

Beginnings are important. Within the first few weeks of school, students form opinions about their teacher, their fellow students, and what they’ll be learning. Building a positive learning environment during those critical first weeks can set the right tone for the rest of the year. These class-building activities can help you create a sense of […]

Hannaford Close to Home

Hannaford Close to Home

Hannaford grocery stores know that choosing locally-grown foods is important to its customers. They started the “Close to Home” program in 2008 which helps customers easily identify foods and other products grown and made by local artisans and farmers. Just look for the “Close to Home” label and you’ll know you are supporting your community. […]

Giant/Martin’s Provides Ideas for Enjoying Many Local Foods

Enjoying a Bounty of Local Foods

Giant Food Stores and Martin’s Food Markets bring an abundance of locally grown, farm fresh produce to its customers by working with 67 local farms throughout the summer. Among the local produce items currently in season and available at its nearly 200 grocery stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia are cucumbers, corn, mushrooms, […]

6 Tips for Fighting Boredom This Summer

6 Tips for Fighting Boredom This Summer

Summer is a great time to slow down and find time to relax. Fewer scheduled activities, however, can leave kids repeating that annoying phrase, “I’m bored.” They may be at a loss to find ways to occupy their time when their days are usually planned for them the rest of the year. So use these […]

Target Helps Fund Field Trips – Apply Soon!

Target Helps Fund Field Trips – Apply Soon!

Target Corporation understands that learning experiences outside of the classroom can bring important lessons to life for students. They often provide deeper learning and can even spark a lifelong passion. This is why Target has been providing grants of up to $700 for K-12 classrooms to take advantage of these experiences. Starting noon CST on August […]

Help Just Save Bag Childhood Hunger

Childhood Hunger

Many schools offer free lunch and breakfast for students in need. But with school out, these children often go hungry over the summer. Just Save Foods, a family owned company based in North Carolina is collecting foods and monetary donations to help end childhood hunger. During the month of June, you can visit a Just […]