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  • Tuesday, April 30, 2013 | Filed under

    Our partners over at Chipotle are showing their appreciation for teachers with Buy One Get One Free Burritos!  (Beats the heck out of an apple, right?)

    National Teacher Appreciation BOGO entrée offer is coming up on Tuesday, May 7th.  And, since you're a teacher, we expect you to read all the directions before you run screaming to your local Chipotle.

    • The promotion will run from 4 PM to close on Tuesday, May 7th.
    • The offer is valid for in restaurant purchases only.  No BBTB, fax, online, or mobile offers will be accepted.
    • Customers must show their school staff ID to ...

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  • Wednesday, April 24, 2013 | Filed under Student Behavior , Science

    The wonderful thing about being an intern here at REAL School Gardens is that I get to see some of the amazing things students discover in our gardens every day.  Sometimes it’s bugs and plants, and sometimes it’s their true selves.

    Each spring, REAL School Gardens partners with Botanical Research Institute of Texas for our Smart Potatoes program in which schools can plant potatoes, chart and graph their growth, then donate the potatoes to local food pantries. I got an opportunity to visit one of our partner schools to check out a lesson and take pictures last week.  

    In ...

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  • Wednesday, April 10, 2013 | Filed under Educators

    This week, two of our educators have traveled to San Antonio to give a presentation to the National Science Teachers Association's annual conference.  In addition to sharing our outdoor teaching tips and techniques with 2,000 of the nations' coolest Science teachers, we'll be giving away six of our standards-based STEM lesson plans, courtesy of our partners at Texas Instruments.  Download them now for free!

    AND, because it's Spring and we want to get outside as much as we can, we've also got three "Life Sciences Come Alive" lessons to help you get students exploring the organisms living in their own schoolyard.  Explorations ...

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  • Wednesday, April 3, 2013 | Filed under


    Wanted Weed!  Crabgrass

    Attention good citizens!  You have hereby been officially deputized to hunt down some of the most treacherous, dastardly, malicious and pernicious villains ever to convert solar energy into food.

    Take these WANTED WEED posters, print them, fold them in half, and hand them out to your posse. If your posse members are little varmints, you can offer a reward to the gardening vigilante who uproots the most criminals!

    (Translation:  To make spring weeding less of a chore for kids, download these  WANTED WEEDS pages from the link below and fold them in half.  Then hand them out to the ...

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