We Salute Teachers!

Teacher Appreciation Week is a week-long celebration held the first week of May that recognizes teachers and the contributions they make to education and society. Teacher Appreciation Week this year is May 6 through May 12. There are so many reasons to celebrate our teachers and what they do for future generations. They not only…

A Quick History of Art – Part 1

As long as there has been someone leaving a lasting creative mark on something else, there has been art. Expressing man’s mind and heart on objects shows that art has been around since the dawn of man. Archaeologists say they have discovered 40,000-year-old cave art in Indonesia. The oldest painting — a hand stencil —…

Three Ways to Celebrate Astronomy Day

“The purpose of life is the investigation of the Sun, the Moon, and the heavens.”  ~ Anaxagoras, Philosopher   April 21, 2018 is Astronomy Day! Astronomy Day focuses on sharing the joy and excitement of astronomy with the general population. It’s sort of a “Bringing Astronomy to the People” day. On Astronomy Day, thousands of…

Keep Skills Sharp with Smart Starts

A brand new tool has been created to encourage students to keep ahead in reading, writing, and math, both during school and summer breaks. Nasco’s Smart Start Kits reviews what the student learned the previous year and takes them into what they will be learning the next year. Created for grades kindergarten through fourth grade,…

Nasco Supports National Autism Awareness Month

Please join Nasco Education in support of National Autism Awareness Month during April. We are proud to join educators everywhere in promoting autism awareness, autism acceptance, and to draw attention to the growing numbers diagnosed with autism each year.  Nearly a quarter of a century ago, the Autism Society launched a nationwide effort to promote…

Flexible Seating – Part 1 of 3 – The Idea

It’s no secret that U.S. schools are undergoing radical changes to classroom design. Changes range from the development of more mobile and interactive spaces to the introduction of different types of furniture to the inclusion of new technology. All of these changes have been designed to enhance the educational experience and improve learning outcomes. Seating has…

Celebrate National S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. Day November 8th

November 8th is “National S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. Day,” a “holiday” to encourage kids to explore and pursue their interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math in fun and engaging ways. Initially created by MGA Entertainment, this day has grown to be a hallmark day to learn about S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and S.T.E.A.M. (adding an…

Get Your Baking On!

The Holidays are coming! Time for celebration and family – and baking. Why not let Nasco’s Family and Consumer Science Catalog help you with your gourmet ideas? Of course we have the basics — OXO® Good Grips Silicone Spatula Set (WA31110), High-Heat Silicone Blue Spatula Set  (WA29373), Stainless Steel French Whip (WA05698),  Stainless Steel Measuring Cups and Spoons Set (WA21270), Snap Fit Measuring…

Follow Us Here!

Now that cooler days are coming, most of us are settling into the routine of getting and staying warmer until spring. Happy to say, Nasco has been warming up its stock and deals, too! One way to keep on top of our sales and specials is to sign up on one of our Facebook pages….

Celebrate International Artists Day With Nasco!

According to Days of the Year Calendar, International Artists Day honors those creative souls that leave a record of today for the future that can’t be captured in history books. The anguish and joy of the human soul is portrayed through the haunting tones of a melody, the violence and fury caught in a photograph,…

Celebrate National Chemistry Week

“I would tell you a chemistry joke…but all the good ones ARgon…” So goes the world of Chemistry in general and the Periodic Table of Elements in particular. October 16-22, 2016 is National Chemistry Week. Local schools, businesses, and organizations all work to promote the value of chemistry in everyday life. From Ac (Actinium) to…

Never Too Young to Learn Manners

You are never too young to learn social skills. Help children make sense of the “rules” when it comes to emotions and manners with friendly reminders from Nasco’s Early Learning catalog. Help children recognize different emotions and the facial and body language that go with them with the Know Your Emotions Book Collection (EL10980J). This…

September is National Honey Month

September is National Honey Month! All that sweet, gooey goodness produced by bees from the nectar of plants and flowers. Whether buzzing in their hives or foraging for nectar in wide-open fields, honeybees are a critical component of today’s agricultural market. And who knows more about today’s Ag market and beekeeping than Nasco? Reading and…

Puzzles for Seniors

Puzzles are fun for all ages, but sometimes senior citizens need a little more encouragement because of memory loss or energy issues. Each person solves these riddles at their own pace, and Nasco’s Senior Activities catalog covers these bases with puzzles that appeal to older generations. Seasons of the year become simple with MindStart® 24-Piece…

Pass the Football!

Fall is around the corner – time for hoodies and hot chocolate and homework – and football games. Need to add to your athletic equipment list? Look no further than Nasco’s Physical Education and Coaching Catalog! Who isn’t ready for football? Nasco carries footballs for all age groups. Flag Football? Champro® Flag Football Set –…

TearPads™ Exclusively from Nasco!

TearPads™, created by Nasco, are learning sheets chocked full of information and images, making their subject matter more appealing to students and teachers alike. Whether it’s Science, Math, Nutrition, or Arts & Crafts, Nasco has over 50 TearPads™ available in areas like nutrition, science, and crafts. Nasco Fingerprint TearPads™ – Set of 3 (SB50307M). It’s…

Rekenreks to the Rescue!

Teachers, Tutors, Home School Parents…Lend Me Your Rekenrek! The Rekenrek is a unique tool that allows children to develop number sense at their own pace.  The beads alternate from red to white every five beads, inviting students to think in groups of five and ten, helping build number relationships that lead to more advanced strategies….

Get In Touch On Social Media Day!

What a great day to celebrate Social Media Day! Social media has become a major factor in the world today. From celebrating its humble beginnings in 2010 by the website Mashable, to the instant reporting of Twitter and Facebook, finding out new trends and old favorites is as easy as typing a few key words….

Magic Carpet Ride

Some of the most colorful ways to learn about our world are rugs and carpets. No longer just for classrooms, Nasco‘s room-size rugs may be just what your bedroom or rec room needs. The great thing, too, is that most of these suggestions come in various sizes and shapes. Learning the alphabet can be fun…

Duck Tape’s Not What It Used To Be!

June 17-19, 2016, is the 13th Annual Duck Tape® Festival in Avon, Ohio. The free festival features games, food, rides, a parade with giant floats made from duct tape, a crafts tent and a duct tape fashion show. So whether you live near or far from this people-packed festival, why not check out Nasco’s varieties…

National Senior Health and Fitness Day

Wednesday, May 25, 2016, is the 23rd annual National Senior Health and Fitness Day. This year at least 100,000 older adults will participate in activities at more than 1,000 locations throughout the U.S. as we celebrate a common goal for this day: help keep older Americans healthy and fit. One way for seniors to keep…

Astronomy Day is Near!

Astronomy allows us to see the history of the universe with our own eyes. International Astronomy Day is an annual event in the United States intended to provide a means of interaction between the general public and various astronomy enthusiasts, groups, and professionals. This year it falls on May 16, so what better way to…

To Bead or Not to Bead

Nothing says Spring like new jewelry! And nothing is more satisfying than making your own. That’s where Nasco’s Arts & Crafts catalog comes in. We are bursting with all the materials you need to make your one-of-a-kind artwork. Start with the basics. Necklace? How about a nice black cord? We carry Stretch Magic® Black Silkies®…

Time To Get Organized!

Ever have one of those days – one of those weeks – where you can’t find a thing? You know you had a particular book in mind you wanted to read to your students, but now wonder where it went? What about all those pieces for your arts and crafts projects? Wasn’t there a stack…

Free Math Lesson Plans

Math can be a complicated subject. Even the best of students may get stuck trying to understand certain concepts. Nasco has downloadable Math Lesson Plans to help teachers work with students of all levels. Often created by teachers for teachers, these free PDF MathWorks Lesson Plans are engaging lesson plans for all grade levels that…

Map Your Way Around the World

Round and Round, Floor Flat, or Wall Scape – how do you see your world? The circumference of the Earth is 24,901 miles. With all the countries and biomes between here and there and around and around, why not check out Nasco’s maps, puzzles, and wall hangings? The Wonder Foam® USA Foam Floor Puzzle (SB41699J)…

The Holidays Are Coming!

The Holidays are coming! Time for celebration and family – and baking. Why not let Nasco’s Family and Consumer Science Catalog help you with your gourmet ideas? Of course we have the basics — Spatulas (OXO® Good Grips Silicone Spatula Set, WA31110; High-Heat Silicone Spatula Set, Blue, WA29373; or Volraith® High-Temp Silicone Spatula with polypropylene handle,…

Building 101

The space within becomes the reality of the building.      ~Frank Lloyd Wright The size of a building is only as big as the heart of its creator. And Nasco carries building sets for every age and size of Frank Lloyd wannabes. How about our Jumbo Cardboard Block Deluxe Set (SB41803 for 40 pieces),…

Health Care Can Be Humerus

Health Care is a hard thing to blog about. There are so many fingers on that hand –- nutrition, anatomy, personal and social development, fitness, hygiene –- a lot of fingers to count, a lot of worlds to explore. Wikipedia defines health care as, “the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease, illness, injury, and other…