Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Students of the Past - Great Fans of the Present!

Quite often we receive correspondence from parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and community members asking about THE GREAT BODY SHOP. More frequently, we hear from teachers, students, and school nurses. We love to read, share, and sometimes publish those letters and/or e-mails.

You can imagine how delighted we were to get this web question from a former student, who is now a doctor! Generations of children have grown up with THE GREAT BODY SHOP and Nanette is no exception. What is unique ... is hearing from her after all these years. We are working hard and digging through our archives to find the original Student Issue she is looking for. If you have old copies of THE GREAT BODY SHOP, we'd love to know. Perhaps together we can discover a letter written to Dr. Smartstuff back in 1994/95 from two students named Nanette and You-Jin.

Here is what Nanette wrote:

Hello! I was a pupil of the Great Body Shop curriculum through my elementary school nearly 2 decades ago. For the past couple of days I was recalling earlier that a friend, You-Jin Chae, and I wrote into Dr. Smartstuff at the end of 3rd grade, and our question was published/answered when we were in 4th grade (maybe it was 4th/5th, but I'm almost certain it was 3rd/4th). This would have been in Fall 1994 (or possibly 1995). I was wondering if there are any archived publications from that time era laying around... And if so, could I obtain either a physical print copy or an electronic copy of the pamphlet in which Dr. Smartstuff answered our question? I look forward to hearing from you! Regards, (Dr. Not-So-Smartstuff) Nanette Bentley, MD 

Monday, January 13, 2014

New Prices for 2014

After 20 years, THE GREAT BODY SHOP has a new look, a new price, and a new on-line ordering system that will allow you to schedule your own delivery sequence! 

K-Middle School teacher and student materials are available digitally and/or in print. You can have it both ways, for the same low price! Grades 1-6 Student Issues have a new 8-page format with updated, colorful graphics. Kindergarten has a new 4-page format. All materials have been aligned to the Common Core. Here are the new prices to help you plan and budget for the upcoming school year:


Included in the teacher package is the Big Book, Interest Area Activity Book, teacher’s copy of The Great Body Shop music CD, and online access to all student and teacher materials

per teacher

Includes 10 monthly Student Issues and one music CD with all ten monthly songs
per student, per year

Plush puppets set
(Dr. Smartstuff, Betsy and Cool Dude)
per set

Or … Order Pre-K by Classroom Kit
Includes the teacher package, one set of plush puppets, music CDs and Student Issues for 20 students for one year (Save $20)
per kit


Includes Teacher’s Guide, one music CD and one set of Critical Thinking Posters
per teacher

Includes 10 monthly, four page Student Issues (available in English or Spanish) and one music CD
per student, per year

Grades 1-6

Includes one Teacher’s Guide and one set of Critical Thinking Posters
per teacher

Includes 10 monthly, eight page Student Issues available in English or Spanish
per student, per year

Middle School (Level 1 and Level 2)

Includes one Teacher’s Guide
per teacher/per level

Includes 9 four page Student Issues per level
per student, per year

Coordinated School Health Kit

Includes 8 activity booklets for the school health advisory committee, activity planning calendar, online tools for planning, monitoring, coordinating and evaluating of school based activities
per school