That's how I felt today after the mailman ran!
He delivered a ton of FREE Scholastic magazines and posters; even some materials in Spanish and German.
I LOVE this one, which shows the lifecycle of a frog... in English AND the identical page in Spanish. In the same issue, there's a big poster of a rainbow of frogs on one side (in English), and then rainforest animals on the back in Spanish.
Of course, Clifford was a big hit too, but I was even more impressed with what they sent us... lifecycle of a butterfly AND lifecycle of a sunflower! (Can you tell I'm all about lifecycles right now???) The Let's Find Out magazine included activities for non-standard measurements of flowers, sight word practice, and even a comparision of Eric Carle art to the real thing. The Spanish version of this magazine included activities on what different animals looked like inside of their eggs, before hatching, as well as an activity to determine if an object was/was not an insect.... with supersized posters of both!
I also got samples of several other magazines that are too old for Aikman, but I figured they might have some photos I could use or articles I could save for later. I was quite excited when I saw that the creative writing magazine Storyworks had a story about King Tut in it (perfect for our Africa continent bin). Junior Scholastic had a story about France and about saving our Earth's resources. Even the Spanish and German journals had some great photos of cityscapes around the world. Oh, and did I mention that the Scholastic News article had the lifecycle of a butterfly in it??? (WHAT? Another lifecycle you say?)
... and how can you get your hands on some of these same great resources???? There's a link for teachers! http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/classmags/sample.asp I ordered one of just about all of them! Will I order more again? Absolutely! All of these magazines came from March and April, so I'm betting that I can ask again in the fall and get different ones!