Hello teachers! Here at Scope HQ, we are always asking ourselves how we can best support you in your classroom: What problems can we help you solve? What challenges can we help you overcome? How can we help make your days more joyful?

We are so excited about our Hercules play in the September 2017 issue of Scope. In our telling of this famous Greek myth, Hercules finds out what his true origin is, battles a nine-headed monster, and discovers what it really takes to be a hero.

In October, we put out a call for entries to our Write-a-Story Contest, asking students to write a story with a first line by author Lisa Yee. We'll be announcing the winner soon. Stay tuned! In the meantime, here are just a few of our favorite winning entries to the many contests that have appeared in Scope throughout the year.

 

Do you want to know what one of the highlights of my day is? Checking Twitter to see all the fantastic and creative ways that you and your students are using Scope. The photos and videos that you share make me smile from ear to ear as few things do. Your Tweets are so joyful and inspiring that I had to share a few of them here. 

 

We are so in love with Kim O'Bray's student-led project. After reading about tardigrades in a Scope infographic, Kim's students became fascinated by these microscopic critters. So Kim turned her students' interest into an opportunity to do independent research and a creative project.

Amy Sylvester's fun and creative multimedia project is just the thing for those final weeks of the school year. After reading, discussing, and analyzing a Scope play, Amy's students turn it into a gorgeous digital flipbook by recording a reading of the play and illustrating it themselves.