April Printable Fitness Challenge Calendar

Our April 2019 Fitness Challenge Calendar is here! We teamed up with the Alliance For A Healthier Generation to create this fitness calendar for the month of April 2019. Here is the link to the download, which is a total of 3 … Read More


How to Inspire Note-Taking & Poetry in the Classroom

Objective: To inspire note-taking and poetry to come to life in a fun and ‘puzzling’ way Ages: 6+ Time: Approximately 25-45 minutes Grades: 1st + Materials: Construction paper Glue Scissors Colored pencils (or pencils) Markers (or crayons) Paint Brushes Magazine visual or coloring … Read More


4 Helpful Ideas for Using Floor Tape in the Classroom

There’s some cool things happening with floor tape in the classroom and we thought we might share them with you. Teachers are using tape to organize, create quick additions to lessons and use the space they have to their advantage. We’ve … Read More


Makerspace & STEAM Activities for Educators

In July, S&S had the opportunity to be a part of the 2018 Maker Meetup at Jack Jackter Intermediate School in Colchester, CT. Barbara Johnson, the Library Media Specialist, hosted school librarians and other educators from across the state looking … Read More


16 Educational Resources and Activities for the Classroom

Find helpful educational resources below to help you prepare for the new school year, including literacy activities, icebreakers, classroom management, organization and storage ideas, fundraising options, and other teacher tips! Visit our Back to School Pinterest board for even more ideas for your classroom. … Read More



Tips to Support ELL Students in the Classroom

Supporting English Language Learners has become a growing need and concern within classrooms as the culture of our country grows and evolves. We asked our friends at Steps to Literacy if they could provide some support tips and tool suggestions … Read More


STEAM Educational Activities – Learning with LEGO

Our respresentative from LEGO® came to S&S for a workshop to feature the new LEGO® 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 … Read More



7 Simple DIY Gift Ideas for Teacher Appreciation

As a Mom, I can certainly appreciate all of the time, effort, and patience that teachers and daycare staff put into their everyday schedules. I think to myself, what would we do without those amazing teachers who spend their days with … Read More


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