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Squishy Squash: A Lesson in Destruction

Assorted squishy toys from Raymond Geddes.

When you tell your elementary students that part of today’s lesson involves destroying a squishy toy, their jaws will probably drop in awe. Sure, they love tearing apart their squishies, but never have they thought that anything could be learned from doing so. Kids like squishies for all kinds of ...

Guiding Your Child in a New Year’s Resolution

New Year's Resolution.

The year 2020 is almost here, and with it, your resolutions for self-improvement! As we reflect on how well our lives went throughout 2019, we know we have room for improvement in many areas. Maybe you have been talking about losing weight, quitting smoking, or saving more money. Everyone makes se...

Study Skills Grow with Students

Study skills. Notepad and pens.

One of the goals of education is to provide students with the study skills that they will use as lifelong learners. Having the right study skills makes learning more accessible to students. As soon as students enter school, it is important for them to have a strong foundation for studying in class...

Eastern Family Resource Center 2019 Christmas Party & Toy Drive

Christmas toys and gifts.

#GetGeddesGiveGeddes

Geddes was honored to be invited to The Eastern Family Resource Center's Christmas Party this week and to participate in their toy drive! We donated 50+ gifts and 150+ Goodie Bags stuffed with toys from our workshop to help spread cheer to the kids of our community this holid...

Classroom Thanksgiving Activities

Happy Thanksgiving from Raymond Geddes.

Nothing was easy for the Pilgrims when they arrived in the New World on the Mayflower in the early 17th century. Luckily, they were able to befriend the natives who inhabited the land now known as Plymouth, Massachusetts. With the help of the people called the Wampanoag, their first harvest was bo...

Influencing Learning and Creativity with Color

Assorted colored pencils.

Blue, black, gray, white. These are the common colors of our school supplies for writing. While they are enough to get the job done, they are ordinary. Adding a splash of color to a child’s pencil box can make all the difference in one’s level of interest in learning and creativity. Bringing in a ...