New Puppets

new puppets  The CRC just added 8 NEW Let’s talk! community helper puppets.  They include a chef, doctor, teacher, mail carrier, nurse, firefighter, police officer, and an astronaut.  They will make a great addition to your lessons.


Math Magical Monday: wrap ups

There are about 3 weeks left before school starts! That’s a good amount of time to freshen up on those math facts. But, why practice them with regular old flashcard, when the CRC has many fun tools to help you like these wrap ups. We have ones for multiplication, division, subtraction, addition, and even fractions. Come in and check them out today!


Timely Tip Tuesday

Want to use hand signals in your classroom? Here are some ideas to help you get started! Each picture below has a different system for the hand signals but both are effective in keeping kids on track and the flow going. Written by CRC Student, Alexandria

hand signal 1 hand signal 2


YA books

Get your #selfie stick ready because it is #ShelfieSunday! That’s right it’s a selfie of a shelf, and look at all those Young Adult novels! There is no better time to read a good book than the summer. You can lay out in the sun or curl up with blankets on a rainy day reading a book. Traveling too expensive? Not when you have a library card. You can escape to many different places just by reading a book. So come in and travel to new places with our books. Don’t forget to bring your selfie stick! #books #traveling #escape #RainOrShine

Nuclear weapons deal in the news

Teaching about current events? Find loads of background resources through the CRC. The recent Nuclear Deal may be a touchstone for talking about historical events related to the development of nuclear weapons. Come to the CRC to find relevant non-fiction literature written for a juvenile audience and kits of reproductions of primary source materials, among other things. Search in the catalog for the Manhattan Project, nuclear age, or the cold war, for example, to see the wealth of information resources available at the CRC.

The CRC has an extensive collection of non-fiction juvenile literature and teaching resources. Check us out!

Safely Having Fun in the Sun

July is pretty sunny here in BG! While we all love some fun in the sun, the rays from the sun can be very harmful to our skin.  Sun exposure is one of the leading causes of skin damage and premature aging. Yikes! One way to keep yourself safe is to use a daily sunscreen.  Another way, is to educate yourself and others on sun safety.  Come to the CRC and check out our SunWise teaching kit to learn all about teaching sun protection with students.  Hope everyone has some safe fun in the sun this week!  #sunscreen #sunsafety #summer #funinthesun #putonyoursunscreenhoney #thanksmom #beatthesunburn #BGSU #CRC Written by CRC Student, Rachel 


Perimeter and Area Dice Game

It’s #MathMagicalMonday! You know what that means! We have a fun math idea or game that you can play with your kids or students. Today, we found this game where students roll dice and use the numbers they rolled to draw the perimeter of a rectangle or square on a grid and figure out the area to write in the middle of the shape. Check out more about the game here: But that is not all. Did you know that the CRC has dice and grid dry erase boards that you can check out? Yes, that’s right! We have all that you need to get started playing this game today. Come in and check it out.

Rain Rain!

Happy #ThrowbackThursday! As today is a rainy day, we felt this #tbt picture was appropriate. The CRC has tons of great books for you to curl up in a ball with on a rainy day like today. Come check them out! #RainRainGoAway #RainyDay #books



Happy Fourth of July! Check out this video about how the Declaration of Independence was signed on the Fourth of July long ago! Don’t just stop there! The CRC has many books about the Declaration of Independence, the fourth of July, and even some about fireworks. #fourthofjuly #DeclarationofIndependence #fireworks #bgsucrc


Inch by Inch

It is a great time to learn about measuring with these cute little inch worms. In this kit, you will find transparent inch worms to lay on your worksheet, inch worm rulers, inch worm stamps, and inch worms that snap together to help you measure. Also you have this great inchworm activity guide, so you can look up great activities of how to use everything in this kit. But, wait? There are not just lessons about measuring in that book. Use it to teach patterns and addition and so much more! Come get this kit today before it “inches” off our shelf!


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