October 2014

RAFT believes the best way to spark the love of learning for the next generation of thinkers, innovators, problem-solvers and creators is through hands-on learning. As a nonprofit organization founded in 1994, RAFT leverages community donations and volunteer support to serve 12,000 educators each year who teach over 900,000 students.


  • White Copy Paper
Special on white copy paper from Thursday 10/23/14 to Saturday 10/25/14. Only $2.00 per ream, any size. (Specialty and colored paper not included in sale.)

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News and Events

RAFT's Annual Dinner

RAFT thanks the sponsors and guests who made our Unlocking Innovation event possible. The funds raised will help us to continually serve the needs of thousands of local educators. Thank you! 2014-sponsors (1)

Day of the Dead, Saturday, October 25th

A holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. There will be hands-on activity displays plus refreshments. (RAFT Redwood City)

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Hands-On Activities

Alphabet Mix Alphabet Mix - Students connect letters with their related sounds and will enjoy creating and learning new words with this engaging activity. Grades Covered: Pre-K through 3 Subjects Covered: Language Arts Curriculum topics: Letter Recognition, Primary Spelling, Phonics, Following Directions

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Professional Development

Cereal Box Books
RAFT Fall Workshop Schedule RAFT's workshop program is designed to enrich educational programs by facilitating the practice of hands-on teaching across the curriculum. All RAFT workshops offer you the opportunity to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from San Jose State University.
Saturday, October 25th - Cereal Box Books: We will make a book out of a small cereal box, and kids absolutely love this.  We will also make at least 4 other unusual book structures that are loved by children and teachers everywhere including one for Halloween. These structures can be used for a variety of subjects.  We will also include a quick and easy 10-minute drawing lesson that you can teach students so they will feel more confident in story-writing.

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