Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Give the Gift of Education

Posted on: December 15th, 2014 by Jessica

If you are looking to make an end of the year charitable gift please consider Maggie’s Earth Adventures.  We’re a not-for-profit. Donate today.  Every penny counts.

Ian Player RIP

Posted on: November 30th, 2014 by Jessica

Big Bird? Big Nests!

Posted on: November 18th, 2014 by Jessica

Make sure you are signed up to receive our free, weekly packs.  This week we highlight another famous big bird!

Tons of Turkey Trivia this week!

Posted on: November 14th, 2014 by Jessica

What is this Animal?

Posted on: November 2nd, 2014 by Jessica

This week we’ll be highlighting this mammal.  Make sure you are receiving our FREE  Weekly Activity Packet!  

Citizen Scientist

Posted on: October 21st, 2014 by Jessica

Are you a citizen scientist?  Today we heard from an educator who has set up a biodiversity monitoring project using Project Noah for her community in Western Australia!  What are you doing? Let us know at and if you didn’t receive our weekly activity packet highlighting citizen scientists sign up today!

Tara Talks: Deltas of the World

Posted on: October 11th, 2014 by Jessica

Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere!

Posted on: September 26th, 2014 by Jessica

Happy Birthday to The Star-Spangled Banner!

Posted on: September 14th, 2014 by Jessica

Written by Francis Scott Key on the back of a napkin on September 14, 1814: And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

News About our Emergent Reader Program

Posted on: September 10th, 2014 by Jessica

We have an exciting announcement!  We will be delivering our Maggie partners an EMERGENT READER activity EVERY WEEK just by signing on for our sister program, Maggie’s Earth Adventures will continue to offer emergent activities twice a month, but if you are a preschool or kindergarten teacher you recognize the value of weekly access to […]

Maggie’s Treasure Trove

Posted on: August 25th, 2014 by Jessica

Back to School Special! From now until September 30th purchase entry for only $5.00!  Entry is good for the entire year and  you can download all the Weekly Activity Packets (WAPs-and there are 1,000s of pages) you’ve missed in the past! For a complete listing click here From our Director of Education, Dr. Kathy Smith: In looking back over past WAPs, […]

Back to School

Posted on: August 24th, 2014 by Jessica

It’s that time of year – schools are full of activity, and teachers are ready for inspiring  children. We are here to support you, the families you serve, and children you adore. We hope you will sign-up with your email address to receive our FREE weekly activity packets in English and Spanish. Many thanks!

Vocabulary ~ vocabulary ~ vocabulary

Posted on: July 30th, 2014 by Jessica

Many research studies have been conducted that tell us the importance of a large base of words to the future literacy success of children. We know that children, who have been exposed to a wider variety of words, comprehend what they read, write with greater ease, and need less literacy remediation than do children who […]

Questions Matter!

Posted on: July 23rd, 2014 by Jessica

Letters Letters Everywhere!

Posted on: July 16th, 2014 by Jessica

Jump on over to Maggie’s Big Home and find loads of tips for letter and number recognition.  School readiness IS fun at Maggie’s Big Home!

Our Pancake Mountain Friends!

Posted on: July 9th, 2014 by Jessica

They are back and Rufus has been hard at work over at PBS Digital.  Make sure to pay them a visit this summer!  

Name this bird!

Posted on: June 29th, 2014 by Jessica

Maggie’s Earth Adventures Welcomes the World Cup!

Posted on: June 11th, 2014 by Jessica

Maggie’s Earth Adventures is ending the 2013-14 academic year and celebrating the start of the World Cup! We all recognize the value of sports in our children’s lives but we need to remind our students that sports are so much more than the game played on the field. Check out Football3, a wonderful program designed to teach real […]

Rio de Janeiro

Posted on: June 2nd, 2014 by Jessica

This week travel to Rio de Janeiro before all the World Cup players and spectators do!  Make sure you are signed on to receive our FREE Weekly Activity Packet!

Editing Tips!

Posted on: May 20th, 2014 by Jessica

I have several ”tricks” when helping children edit papers. For my first graders, I often wore a hat that said, “EDITOR.” I made the point that we all make mistakes and even professional writers have someone read their work. I also view editing as the perfect way to get children in the ‘zone of proximal development.’ […]