#Where’s Booster? In the Winners’ Circle, of Course

Our first-ever #WheresBooster contest was a success, thanks to all our Instagram friends. What an amazing array of #WheresBooster photos you sent us!

Every single ‘Flat Booster’ made us smile, from Booster playing basketball to visiting the library to eating Oreos. It turns out that Booster does a lot of things and goes a lot of places beyond our Imagine Learning program. Who knew? Thank you for being so creative. Read more »

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Ice Cream in Winter? There’s Snow Time Like the Present

Imagine Learning mug filled with snowDid you ever make snow ice cream as a kid?

No?

Well, there’s no time like the present—at least here in the Rockies, where it’s slated to snow all Christmas week.

Those dealing with more moderate weather can stop reading now and grab a bowl of ‘ordinary’ vanilla ice cream.

But if you want an extraordinary frozen treat, grab a bowl and get your coat. One serving of magical vanilla snow ice cream is coming right up! Read more »

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Wrapping up the year

Summer is almost here, and we hope you have had a happy and successful school year. As a token of our appreciation for a great partnership this year, please use this fun, customizable video to celebrate all you have accomplished this year.

Fill out your class name below to create a custom video featuring the Imagine Learning characters singing just for you. Then, share your video with your friends. You can even print out a summer souvenir for the whole class as the perfect year-end gift.

Have a great summer!
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5 simple teacher appreciation ideas for kids

My mom is one of those amazing people who have chosen to be a middle school math and science teacher. After teaching for the last 22 years, she is retiring at the end of May. I may be biased, but she is truly a remarkable teacher. She works long hours, voluntarily tutors students before and after school, and insists on testing with explanation-type questions as opposed to multiple choice questions because she feels it is a better way to assess student understanding. This means she frequently brings home large stacks of papers to correct.

I have seen how she worries about certain students and continually seeks to find new and better teaching methods. She tirelessly reaches out to parents and does an excellent job at communicating with them. And she even remains calm when working with the frazzled and sometimes mean you-must-be-doing-something-wrong-because-my-child-is-failing-math parents. She amazes me! Perhaps because I grew up observing what it takes to be a fantastic teacher, I have made a consistent effort to show gratitude and appreciation to the teachers of my own children throughout each school year. Read more »

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2014 Limerick contest winners

This year, we were lucky to receive more limerick entries than ever before! Our judges were amazed at how many creative limericks were submitted. We would like to thank everyone who participated, and announce this year’s winners.

First place: Lorena Sanchez
Prize: $25 Amazon gift card

There once was a bilingual teacher
Who had a unique and rare feature
When homework was missing
Her hair would start hissing
A gorgon she was- what a creature!

Second place: Emma, 5th Grade
Prize: Booster bobblehead figurine

In orchestra we all strum,
and in choir we all hum,
music at school,
is totally cool
just wait ’till the marching bands come!

Third place: Stephanie, 2nd Grade
Prize: Mike the Microphone talking plush toy

There was a girl from the west
she found a pretty bird in his nest
with beautiful colored eyes
it picks up food when he flies
and she took it home like a guest.

Honorable Mention: Geniene Delahunty
Prize: Imagine Learning stickers and pencils

There once was a school named Yealey
Where learning was a priority– daily!
Imagine Learning’s a hit
Our kids don’t mind to sit
As their English is growing greatly!

Please join us next March for another rousing round of limerick writing!

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