Our respresentative from LEGO came to S&S for a workshop to feature the new STEAM Park set. In this workshop, our team learned concepts related to STEAM and Makerspace, and the importance of incorporating these activities into your classroom or afterschool program.
LEGO is educational, STEAM focused, and stimulates different areas of children’s minds when they play with these classic manipulatives. Learn several fun, interactive and engaging activities you can use with this new set, and discover how to incorporate LEGO in a Makerspace. Continue reading →
At S&S Worldwide we sell over 200 Basketball Products, so if you’re unsure which ball is best for the needs of your program, event or activity – this guide will help you. There are many things to consider like where you will be using it, how old and the size the participants will be using the basketball and ofcourse – your budget. We are here to break down the differences of our basketballs for you based on size, material, definition and brand. Plus we’ve included a link to our favorite basketball activities from PE Central here and you shop 20% off the basketballs at S&S Worldwide, by clicking here.
SIZES OF BASKETBALLS
Basketballs come in a variety of sizes and different terms are used somewhat interchangeably to describe them.
Circumference / Inches
Description / Uses / Ages
Used for most men’s professional, recreational and high school leagues. Also used by women in some international competitions like the Olympics.
This size ball is used for most women’s professional, recreational, high school and middle school leagues. It is also often used for boys middle school leagues and games.
Used for elementary school aged kids.
Mainly used as a toy, not suitable for playing basketball.
Is your school or classroom looking for ways to support Next Generation Science Standards? We’ve been having a lot of conversations with our customers lately about science education and the future of their students. We teamed up with our friends at Steps to Literacy to talk about their custom curated NGSS Classroom Library Collection.
What are the Next Generation Science Standards?
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are new K-12 science standards created to provide students with foundational science education to prepare them for college and careers. Based on the National Research Council’s A Framework for K-12 Science Education, the NGSS were developed through a collaborative, state-led process.
The Next Generation Science Standards are focused on helping students use science to make sense of real-world phenomena and use engineering to solve problems. Currently, about 40% of teachers teach real-world applications of science.(1)
Why Next Generation Science Standards?
Quality science education is particularly important to ensure that students develop a deep understanding of content and develop key skills that will serve them throughout their education. In 2015, the United States ranked 19th in science on the Program for International Student Assessment.(2) Continue reading →
There are several patriotic holidays and observances throughout the year that you can celebrate and recongize at your senior facility. Below are 6 patriotic symbols with activity ideas from notjustbingo.com for each.
Patriotic Holidays, Observances, & Days of Honor
Memorial Day – May 28th
D-Day – June 6th
Flag Day – June 14th
Armed Forces Day – June 30th
Independence Day – July 4th
Labor Day – September 3rd
Veterans Day – November 11th
1. Uncle Sam
Host an Uncle Sam Contest in which residents wear their red, white, and blue to dress like Uncle Sam. In fact, inspire your Activity Staff to wear their Uncle Sam attire for the event as well.
Print out and pass around pictures of military recruitment posters for World War II.
Reminisce about World War II rations and victory gardens that were implemented to help Uncle Sam win the war.
Being a summer camp counselor is a fun and rewarding experience, but it also comes with a great deal of responsibility. With the importance of working with children and their safety in mind, there are certain essential items you need to bring with you during summer camp season. We’ve put together a simple checklist of items that you may not have thought of to keep your camp crew engaged, safe, and happy all summer long!
The top priority as a camp counselor is the safety of you and your campers. There will be bug bites, cuts and bruises, itching, lots of germs, sunburns and the possibility of more involved injuries, especially if you are outside in the hot weather. These items will help you be prepared for those eventualities. Continue reading →