Friday, July 23, 2010

Entertainment Indoors and Out with Discount School Supply

Hello, my name is Jesus Ruvalcaba and I work for Discount School Supply in the Web Marketing Department. It is part of my job to make sure your experience on the Discount School Supply website is visually pleasing and easy to navigate. I have two kids who really enjoy the products that we sell, especially my daughter, who is 8 years old and on summer vacation.

Although summer is usually a time for my daughter to play outdoors in the hot weather, we also make sure that we have plenty of arts and crafts supplies to help keep her entertained indoors as well. A resource that we really like to use is the MyCommunity Activities page. There you will find free educational activities submitted by both parents and educators. You can search hundreds of activities by curriculum areas (math, science, language, etc.) or by arts and crafts.

Once we have chosen an activity, like “Marbleizing with Shaving Cream,” I review the activity to be sure it is appropriate for her age, to see what curriculum goals will be met, and to check if we have all the supplies we will need. If I am missing supplies, the products are conveniently listed for me to place my order on the Discount School Supply website.

Once we have completed the activity, my daughter feels proud of her achievement and races to show off her work. I find these activities to be very helpful in the summer to help bridge the gap between grade levels.

If you have an activity or craft that you would like to share, I recommend you submit your activity to the My Community Activities webpage. If your activity is chosen, you also can earn a $50 coupon good towards any purchase on the Discount School Supply website.

Have a great summer!

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