by Jenn Bergin
Stephanie Moore from Teacher’s Pet in Birmingham, Alabama
“The Order Out of Chaos Academic Planner: A Tool for Time Management (1) simplifies the chaos of scheduling for students and families. Its organized approach removes the busyness of most planners.
“The Giant Stress Ball (2) from Play Visions is available this summer and sure to be a store favorite.”
Greg Messer from Everything Teacher in Asheville, North Carolina
“Word Fact Oh! (3) from Learning Advantage is a fun learning game that builds word connections and develops vocabulary. There are three versions – basic, analogies and roots – and a math edition.
“Fist to Five (4) from Dowling Magnets is a great way to get instant feedback from students during lessons and check levels of understanding.
“Lady Bug Ten Frame (5) from Essential Learning is a fun math learning tool that offers a hands-on and visual way for students to “see” the operations of sums and differences.”
Mary Esther Reed from The Learning Circle in Murfreesboro, Tennessee
“We love Pacon Shiplap (6) and Galaxy Fadeless Design Rolls (7). The two new bulletin board papers will be a huge hit with classroom and Vacation Bible School teachers.
“The Puppet Company has some wonderful Knitted Puppets – my customers especially love Lipstick (8), Buttons (9), Dylan (10), and Ginger (11). Kids of all ages can use them and they even have a squeaker.”
Nancy Korte from Learning Gizmos in Warren, Michigan
“The Create a Space Storage Center (12) from Learning Resources will fly off the shelves because it fills a niche and is quite groovy!
“Customers love Wink (13) and Thumbs Up (14) from Blue Orange Games. Both games are incredibly fun and our staff loves to play them during in-store game nights.
“We receive many Title 1 school purchase orders for Summer Fit Activities Workbooks (15). They have new covers this year, enhanced hands-on activities, a new and improved fitness program, and writing component that supports national standards.
“Our back-to-school season does not begin until mid-August, but Eureka’s Blue Harmony (16) and Sharp Bunch (17) collections are already so popular!”