Soup Scoop – Best Links of the Week

Readers, Imagination Soup is getting a face lift from Aimee Giese of Giese Media and it’s almost done. Yeah! If you need a web developer, she’s your woman.

Here are the best articles from this week. Have a happy weekend!

Smaller Class Sizes Lead To Better Outcomes from Science Daily
Students who were in a small class in grades 4 to 6 had better school achievement and higher wages as adults than those who were in large classes. This is shown in research done at IFAU, the Institute for Evaluation of Labor Market and Education Policy, in Sweden. Smaller classes are also found to be profitable to society.

The Smaller Class Size Argument from Psychology Today
And just changing class size – just class size, other factors aside – makes a difference (Toppo, 2008).”

Scanned Drawing Prompts from Pickle Bums

Easter Egg Garland from Crafty Endeavor

Haiku Signs in NYC from NPR
I would love to be surrounded by poetry on street signs, wouldn’t you?

Pink Slime for Lunch? from Class Notes
pretty gross stuff for school lunch — and come to find out it’s in most of our ground beef, too! Yuck.

The Magic of Reading Aloud from Class Notes
My favorite read alouds here – leave a comment if you have more to add to the list.

Six Cool Coffee Shop Crafts from What I Made

Smithsonian Annual Photo Contest from The Atlantic
gorgeous doesn’t adequately describe these photographs . . . not to miss.

1,000 Education Apps Organized by Subject and Cost from Edudemic
I haven’t searched this yet but it looks interesting.

Free Educational Videos from WatchKnowLearn
Have you seen this? What do you think?

I will leave it at that, and see you next week.

~ Melissa


  1. Thrixxie says

    Hello Melissa…I was totally lucky that I have found your post here…Anyway, you are indeed an inspiration for us…

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