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 Serious, but Fun.

Naked Binder’s mission is to create the most sustainable office supplies by offering an eco-friendly alternative to the toxic options on the market. We believe that a 3-ring binder may not be able to save the world, but they can reduce the toxic waste that must be landfilled and keep your office and home air better.

Hooray- I’ve used these before and recommend them for school, office, and home use. There are several styles of Naked Binders in various sizes to suit your style or need. The papers and board are acid free. They also sell folders and tabs. 

Boohoo-They are not found in stores and so would have to be purchased online. The inside D rings are a bit clunky. I prefer smooth and quiet.


Naked Binders are available in several styles and sizes. My favorite binder is the little plain one (bare board) and the one that I still have in good working condition. (5 years now)

A discount is offered for materials used in the line of work for educators, teachers, and schools. I asked and this discount applies to home school teachers.

Naked Binder provided product to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.




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Math in Practice

Math in Practice, the new resource from Susan O’Connell and colleagues, is a comprehensive, grade-by-grade resource designed to fit with any math program or resource you are using. It is not a curriculum. It identifies the big ideas of both math content and math teaching and shares key instructional strategies—and why those strategies matter. Math in Practice will support teachers, administrators, and entire school communities as they rethink the effective teaching of mathematics in grades K–5.

I reviewed the fourth grade book. It is organized into modules and the modules/specific content can be used in any order as needed based on what curriculum you are using and/or areas you want to concentrate on. This is a resource for classroom teachers, but I think it would be equally helpful for home school teachers, too. Spiral bound, it’s easy to fold back, highlight in, and add notes to. Individual grades can be purchased separately or as a bundle (k-5). Heinemann also offers more curricular resources in the areas of reading and writing.

Heinemann Publishing provided this book to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.


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Really Good Stuff - Teaching Supplies, Classroom Organizers and Decorations

I recently discovered this company which I understand started back in 1992. They have a huge selection of “really good stuff” for teachers.

My review is of their Book & Binder Holders, two slightly different designs. The first is a set of four bins with labels. Named “earth”, the colors are brown, orange, pink, and purple.

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The second set of four are seaside inspired colors of pebble, sand, shell, and water. They also come with “stabilizer wings”. [to stabilize]

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There are many more colors for your personal preference in book bin decor. I admit I’m not much of a shopper but even with that said I’ve not seen these in stores. This is a great additional to our preschool classroom this fall. They are durable and hold most of the books I have put in them (workbooks). They are gems for any organizer and are toddler user friendly, too.

Really Good Stuff states that they are environmentally aware by reducing their carbon footprint and protecting forests. You can read about their efforts with this link before you start shopping.

Really Good Stuff provided products to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received


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Polar Bears International has some amazing resources for teachers! Enjoy your time visiting their site. There is a lot to learn about polar bears, their habitat, and the meaningful conservation efforts of many dedicated people. 

 Permission to share this information has been given by Polar Bears International. 

Polar bears are among the coolest animals on earth. Literally.

People of all ages are entranced by their beauty, their playfulness, and their strength. And for good reason, they have become the iconic symbol of the troubled arctic ecosystem.

So, what could be a more interesting and timely subject to study? Polar bears, after all, are a perfect focal point for teaching all kinds of things: from biology togeography, from mathematics to physics, from environmental science to cultural sociology.

PBI wants to help instructors and students alike. We offer free teaching and learning materials created by teachers and informal educators on a range of topics that support national literacy standards and learning outcomes for specific school districts. Take a look!


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