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Ease into “Back to School”

The closer we get to “Back to School” season, it seems our sweet friend “Miss Summer Vacation” tends to speed up! Fret not, we’re here to help! You can ease into “Back to School” preparation while still enjoying summer fun.

Check out our friend Ashleigh’s Education Journey blog “Smooth Sailing for a New Year“.

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Not only does she share GREAT tips, she’s also offering gift cards to redeem for the most powerful little motivators around! BragTags®! 

So relax and enjoy more of your summer, while subtly easing into preparation for a successful school year!


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Posted by on July 27, 2014 in Uncategorized


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Calendar and Schedule Magnet Discount (through July 31)

This summer you can be SMART, THRIFTY and get everyone ORGANIZED!

10% discount on all calendar and schedule magnets. Valid until July 31.

It’s so easy! We offer FREE online proofs!


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Posted by on June 24, 2014 in Uncategorized


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We enjoyed the Texas Elementary Principal and Supervisor Association Convention!

The TEPSA conference was fun and exciting for We are so proud to receive such positive feedback about our BragTags® and our other motivational products! The stories we heard about how much our BragTags motivate students, were truly heartwarming. We can not say enough how much we love our customers, and how much public education means to us. Like you, we feel that motivating children to be happy successful contributing members of society is crucial for everyone’s future. It is nice to talk to (and partner with) people that share the vision of furthering the progress of education.

Of course “staffing” our School Life booth was a family affair, which made it even more fun. Our dad was not only the brains and brawn of the operation, he was also the photographer, albeit an “iPhone” photographer, (who needs clear pictures anyway). :)

BragTags y’all!

Along with our dad (a former principal, a successful business owner, a not so successful retiree, and now, our business partner), our cute Momma helped set up and also manned our booth. She is the consummate professional, so at ease and natural talking to principals and supervisors. It helps that she was a principal herself at a large high school in Texas for almost 20 years. In fact, our more than capable mom, was the first woman principal ever in that particular school district!

School Life booth at TEPSA

School Life booth at TEPSA

We at School Life look forward to setting up our booth in many states in the future. We’d like to meet as many customers (we like to call partners) and potential partners as we possibly can!

Thank you to ALL of our partners in EVERY state across the United States. We sincerely appreciate you, and hope everyone has a very happy summer! :)


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Posted by on June 16, 2014 in Uncategorized


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Congratulations MAY Motivational BragTag® WINNERS!

Congratulations to our MAY winners! Derby Hills Elementary in Woodlawn, KS!

The principal and referring teacher will each receive FREE BragTags® for their students.

These fun and colorful BragTags® are powerful little motivators, and can be used for end of year awards or for the beginning of next school year. Not to mention they are easy on the budget!

There is one month left! (June). If you haven’t referred your principal for a chance to win, it’s not too late! 

Congratulation to ALL of the monthly winners so far, and good luck to everyone.

We hope the end of your school year is smooth and super successful! Thank you for all you do every day! :)


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Posted by on May 28, 2014 in Uncategorized


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Use your “teacher appreciation” discount code this week!

We’re offering a special discount until the end of the week, just for you!

Use 4TEACHER all this week on any tag and tag accessory order and receive a 20% discount!

THANK YOU each and every teacher, librarian, counselor, administrator and principal! You are very much appreciated TODAY and EVERY DAY.


Students love BragTags® because they are colorful and fun to collect! Educators love BragTags® because they are powerful little motivators, and easy on the budget! Below are just some of our NEW BragTags®! Check them all out!


Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! :)

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Posted by on May 6, 2014 in Uncategorized


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Award and recognition items go a long way!

Happy Earth Day!

We’d like to say thank you to all who teach our youth the importance of creating a sustainable, healthy environment. So CHEERS to you for “greening up” Mother Earth!

While we’re “cheering” all of you wonderful educators, we’d like to give you something to cheer about. Let us make rewarding and recognizing your student’s efforts throughout the school year, effortless, and cost-effective for you! Can you believe it is time to think about the end of the school year and the beginning of summer!


Use promo code: SPRINGFUN, to DOUBLE your online discounts on BragTags® and tag accessories.

Keep up your “student award and recognition early planning” by checking out our new PERFECT ATTENDANCE BragTags®! As many of you know, these little tags are incredibly powerful motivators!


Another big CHEERS to you for planning ahead to reward and recognize your students!

Have a great week!

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Posted by on April 22, 2014 in Uncategorized


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Use Promo code: SPRINGFUN

Plan now for end of year, and save! This spring, it’s easy to spring into action…

Use promo code SPRINGFUN!

Not only are you smart, thrifty and cool, you’re sure to be admired by everyone in your school!







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Posted by on April 9, 2014 in Uncategorized


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Let’s light it up Blue!

World Autism Awareness Day is April 2nd, and to celebrate, hundreds of thousands of people are coming together to Light It Up Blue!

Iconic landmarks around the world will Light It Up Blue to show their support.

When I see something like the Sydney Opera House in hues of blue, I’m struck with how beautiful something can be that is different than how it was first intended to be seen. The rich beauty we see in this picture, is because of that difference.
April is World Autism Awareness month. Autism awareness is more important than ever – autism prevalence has increased 78% in 5 years and continues to rise. This increase can only be partly explained by improved diagnosis and awareness.
Perhaps you read our March 2013 blog post, “To Ryan, with Love“, and remember why this is so near and dear to our hearts. My nephew, Ryan continues to amaze and impress us on a daily basis. His latest accomplishment, getting his driver’s license!

Ryan and his proud momma (my sister and business partner) pose outside DMV, after he passed with flying colors!

FUN IDEA: Stage a “blue out” in your classroom or school on Wednesday April 2. Ask all students to wear BLUE. Not only will it be fun, but students will no doubt feel the value in raising awareness and showing support for an important cause. Place a blue light bulb in your classroom, your school hallway or even your front porch! Together let’s light it up BLUE!
Have a great week! :)
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Posted by on April 1, 2014 in Uncategorized


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Testing season is upon us!

Together, we can help all your students ROCK THE TEST!

Sometimes we wonder whether the teachers or the students actually dread testing season more? We understand the stress of testing season and we’re here to help with our new testing bundle packs!

A cost-effective, positive and fun way to encourage SUCCESS in every student!


For our Texas customers, we’ve got a special bundle tailored to the STAAR test. And for those of you in Florida, we have a testing bundle tailored to the FCAT.



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Posted by on March 11, 2014 in Uncategorized


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Are you ready to get your marchin’ boots on for fun March reading opportunities?!

Do you have a full day planned for Read Across America this coming Monday March 3? “You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.” We hope you enjoy RAA with your students! 


Another great reading opportunity in March is the Iditaread! Take your students on an extraordinary reading journey in conjunction with the amazing journey of mushers and sled dog teams known as the IDITAROD. The race begins March 1 and goes through mid March. The Iditarod race is set up perfectly to allow students to follow each step of the race, while reaching their reading goals as they watch the Iditarod participants reach their racing goals.

EVERYTHING you need for your own Iditaread Program is included in this FREE DOWNLOAD! This Iditaread packet comes complete with: Participant Certificate, Letter to Parents, Reading Records, Tally Sheets, and much more. (Content and materials in this packet provided by: Iditarod Education Department)


Another really cool reading idea: Encourage your students to review the books they read. I was amazed when a friend told me about a 5th grader that created a blog to share reviews of the books he’s read. Since it’s inception, this young blogger has continued to post reviews once or twice monthly. The reviews are short and to the point, and at the end of each review, he rates the book or movie in “worms,” five worms being the highest reward. How cool is that!? Encourage your students to check out his blog, and subscribe to it, or start one of their own!

So “March on”… and try new and fun twists on important reading dates to peak your students’ interest in reading. Because as the wise Dr, Seuss says: “The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”  :)

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Posted by on March 1, 2014 in Uncategorized


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