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Ready, Set, GO!!

Its the third week of August, and I can feel the winds changing! Yes indeed, my friends. The school year is approaching once again!

There are two additions to my treasure trove of curriculum that has me particularly giddy this year. The first is a math book named for a precocious little professor that goes by “Fred”. The Life of Fred is a series of math books covering everything from fractions through calculus and trigonometry (as well as biology and economics). However, what makes Fred so different from other Math curriculum is that it is specifically written with the “math-phobic” in mind. Fred’s creator (Stanley Schmidt, Ph.D) has had plenty of experiences with less than enthusiastic math students. After teaching on both a high school and college level for over 15 years, Dr.

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The Science Chef Travels Around the World

If your students are working on country reports or if you want to add some fun projects to your geography lesson plans, you MUST HAVE The Science Chef Travels Around the World!

This unique “cookbook” features lesson plans on 14 countries: Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Israel, India, China, Japan, Thailand, Morocco, and Ghana. Each lesson includes brief historical information about the country, a science investigation, and several recipes that best represent that country. History, science, and life skills, all in one lesson! How fun is that! 

The recipes are easy to do and use ingredients that can be found in most stores! Measurements are in both English customary and metrics – math class, too! 

For example, Thailand includes a science investigation on

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