Monday, November 24, 2014

12 Days of Giveaways!

The holidays are a season of giving, right? In this spirit, ESGI is bringing you the biggest holiday contest we've ever hosted, and wow, do we have an A-list line up!  We've partnered with 12 of the "Best of the Best" early childhood bloggers/presenters/content developers for 12 Days of Giveaways! It doesn't matter if you've been naughty or nice, you can enter to win these amazing prizes.  Co-sponsoring this super holiday giveaway are... Heidi Butkus, Kim Jordano, Palma Lindsay, Jayne Gammons, Crystal Radke, Mary Amoson, KinderLit, Deanna Jump, Kathy Crane, Kim Adsit, Deedee Wills & Dr. Jean Feldman!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

4 Easy No Bake Thanksgiving Treats

Thanksgiving is almost here!  Here are a few ideas that require no baking and are certain to be a hit at home or in the classroom to get the kids into the holiday spirit by creating their own festive goodies and treats!

Thanksgiving Acorn Treats 

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

The Many Faces of Mr. Stanley

Mr. Stanley dressed as Mr. Morris Lessmore

ESGI Halloween Costume Winner!

We are all a buzz here at ESGI after our exciting Halloween Giveaway. The contest had over 200 entries and was one of the most fun and exciting contests we've ever done!

We are pleased to announce Michael Stanley, from Central Elementary School in City Heights San
Diego, was the BIG winner of a free year of ESGI for his entire transitional kindergarten team! Each day Micheal posted a crazy new costume so we had to know a little more about this fabulous teacher and what he does for fun!

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Dr. Jean Feldman - Attitude of Gratitude

Guest Blog Author Dr. Jean Feldman
In studies of successful people, gratitude is frequently a characteristic that comes up. Gratitude is an emotion of expressing appreciation for what you have, rather than what you don’t have. Psychology Today reports that gratitude can be cultivated and it can increase levels of happiness when you do. Energy, optimism, and empathy are by-products of gratitude.

As we approach the season of Thanksgiving, here are some tips for nurturing gratitude in your students:

Model Gratitude

Make it a habit to include things you appreciate into daily conversations.