These Products Are Teachers’ Choice Award Winners—and You Could Win Them All (Including a Magnetic Marble Run)!

Posted by on 08 Feb 2016 | Posted in: Contests, Fiskars, Learning Magazine, Learning Resources, Silver Strong & Associates

Ready for another chance to win Teachers’ Choice award–winning products? Then here it is! I have three more products that real teachers have tested and judged to be among the best of the best.

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Today could be your lucky day! Post a comment to this blog no later than
11:59 pm EST on February 28, 2016, to tell me which of the award-winning products below your would love to have in your classroom.
From the comments, I’ll randomly select one teacher to win them all. It’s that easy!

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And the winning-products you can win right here on today’s Learning blog post are…

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Win this book!

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Tools for Conquering the Common Core from Silver Strong & Associates: With easy-to-follow steps, ready-to-go reproducibles, and classroom examples, this book empowers you to develop core skills quickly without sacrificing regular content and curriculum. Try out a free sample tool.
(TCA for Professional Development)

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Win this!

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Tumble Trax Magnetic Marble Run from Learning Resources: Get critical-thinking, engineering, and problem-solving skills rolling! Kids create their own unique marble run with long, short, and curved magnetic pieces or build designs pictured on activity cards.
(TCA for the Classroom)

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Win these scissors!

Fiskars Softgrip Pointed-Tip Kids Scissors from Fiskars Brands, Inc.: These five-inch scissors are colorful, comfortable, and offer improved cutting control. Innovative safety-edge blades protect kids while still cutting all classroom materials. Plus they work for both lefties and righties.
(TCA for the Classroom)

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Don’t forget—you need to post a comment for your chance to win.

Karen

PS: Want to see all the Teachers’ Choice Award winners for 2016? Go to LearningMagazine.com and click on “Teachers’ Choice Awards” in the menu. Then watch this blog for a chance to win your favorites.


Your Ears Will Perk Up at This: Coupons, Gift Cards, and More! Plus Win a Book

Posted by on 02 Feb 2016 | Posted in: Contests, Freebies, Jonti-Craft, Lakeshore, Learning Magazine, Office Depot, OfficeMax, Random House, Websites

Did someone say coupons? Yes sirree! When I hear the word coupons, my ears perk up. When I hear about chances to win, they perk up even more. And when I top it all off with helpful items for the classroom, I’m as perky as a pup waiting for a treat.

Here’s my treat for you: Post a comment to this blog by 11:59 pm EST on Sunday, February 14, 2016, to tell me which of the items below are perfect for your classroom. From the comments, I’ll randomly select one lucky teacher to win A Dog Wearing Shoes.

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Now about those coupons…

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Let’s start at Lakeshore Learning. Click on this link to get 20% off any single nonsale item. If you haven’t checked out Lakeshore’s site, do so now. It has innovative educational materials that help kids through sixth grade achieve learning goals while still having fun.
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For more coupons, chances to win, and free resources, you need to click here. You could win a $500 or a $250 Office Depot OfficeMax gift card, you’ll get a free poster and free resources to help kids set goals, and there’s a different coupon for every month through April!

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Looking for a helpful way to light up learning? This multicolored light table has 16 colors, four modes, and brightness control. Use it to teach about colors and color mixing or for lighting effect during storytime or quiet time.
Check it out here.

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Don’t forget—for a chance to win the book, you need to post a comment.

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Ears perked waiting to hear from you,

Karen

PS: For more freebies and chances to win, click here!


“Snow” Joke: I Have Snowy Day Freebies and $250,000 in Prizes for Students and Teachers

Posted by on 26 Jan 2016 | Posted in: ABCMouse.com, Abrams Books for Young Readers, Contests, Freebies, Learning Magazine, Penguin, Project Paradigm, Websites

We have snow here in the North Carolina Piedmont! Alright, I realize that’s not a big deal for you northern folks, but when flurries are in the forecast here, we hunker down with milk; bread; and, in my case right now, cookies! (I have two, yes two Girl Scouts in my family!) So I’m ready to embrace winter with cool resources, from Snowy Day Month materials to $250,000 in prizes to inspire change.

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Post a comment to this blog by 11:59 pm EST on February 7, 2016, to tell me which of the items below are perfect for your classroom. From the comments, I’ll randomly select one lucky teacher to win The White House: A Pop-Up of Our Nation’s Home. (If you win, you should have the book in time for Presidents’ Day!)  (Update: congratulations to Larnette, who is the winner of our prize.)

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Did you know January is Snowy Day Month? It also kicks off the yearlong celebration of 100 years of Ezra Jack Keats. Get free teaching tools and tips, lesson plans, and links—everything you need to use Keats’s books as building blocks to literacy.
Find them all here.

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Your kind and creative students can make a difference in the world and win from $500 to $100,000, and you could win a grant of up to $5,000! All told, there are $250,000 in prizes in this inspirational challenge. Get started with a free video lesson plan—led by a teenager who invented two lifesaving devices—and free printable resources. Learn more here.

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Engage reluctant readers (and your class pranksters) with this new book. In The Terrible Two Get Worse, pranksters Miles and Niles’s powers are tested when Principal Barkin is replaced by his stern and cunning father, Former Principal Barkin. Your students can join the fun at the Official and Secret Website. Click here.

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Don’t forget to post a comment for your chance to win the pop-up book!

Shoveling for freebies for you,

Karen

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PS: Where can you get thousands—yep, thousands—of learning activities for preschool through grade 1? Check out ABCmouse.com/schools. It’s completely, absolutely, without a doubt free for schools!


These Products Are Teachers’ Choice Award Winners—And You Could Win Them All (Including a STEM Challenge Kit)!

Posted by on 21 Jan 2016 | Posted in: Contests, Freebies, Horizon Group USA, Lakeshore, Learning Magazine, Lerner Publishing, Websites

Ready for some science? Then you’ll be ready to win these 2016 Teachers’ Choice Award–winning products that each have a science theme. And because they’ve earned the TCA seal, you know these products have been tested by real teachers in real classrooms and are among the best of the best.

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Here’s what you need to do for your chance to win all the products featured today. Post a comment to this blog no later than 11:59 pm EST on January 31, 2016, to tell me which of the award-winning products below would be perfect in your classroom and what grade you teach. From the comments, I’ll randomly select one teacher to win all the items in today’s post. Congratulations to Stephanie, who is the winner of all these award-winning products.

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And the winning-products you can win are…


Real-World STEM Challenge Kit from Lakeshore: Children learn to think like scientists and engineers as they design, build, and test a working parachute, an earthquake-safe structure, a robotic hand, and more! (TCA for the Classroom)

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ThinkBox Glowing Science Lab from Horizon Group USA, Inc: Get cool chemistry going. Kids can make three glow-in-the-dark projects with this kit.
(TCA for the Family)

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Comparing Animal Traits Series from Lerner Publishing Group: Build students’ critical-thinking skills by helping them analyze information about what makes animals similar and different.
(TCA for Children’s Books)

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Don’t forget to post a comment for your chance to win.

 

Fingers crossed for you!

Karen

PS: Want to see all the Teachers’ Choice Award winners for 2016? Go to LearningMagazine.com and click on “Teachers’ Choice Awards” in the menu. Then watch this blog for a chance to win your favorites.


Students Spewing Germs? Disinfect With Freebies, Prizes, and a Green Fundraiser!

Posted by on 19 Jan 2016 | Posted in: Contests, DK, Flower Power Fundraising, Freebies, Learning Magazine, Purell, Smithsonian, Websites

Snuffle, sniffle, sneeze—achoo! Have germs been spewing—yes, spewing!—across your classroom? Well bless your heart and your sneezing students’ hearts too! I may not be able to cure the common cold, but I can help you clean up with free activities, a chance to raise funds for your school, and prizes to win.

Post a comment to this blog by 11:59 pm EST on February 2, 2016, to tell me which of the items below are your favorites. From the comments, I’ll randomly select one lucky teacher to win Picturepedia: An Encyclopedia on Every Page from DK and the Smithsonian. (Update: congratulations to Jerry, who is the winner of our prize.)

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Now about those germs… You know what’s quicker than a thorough handwashing? Entering for your chance to win $750 classroom cash, an iPad mini, or a PURELL prize pack! Plus you can load up on free STEM activities, Common Core–aligned printables, and more to teach students the science behind handwashing so they can outsmart the germs. Don’t wait—the deadline is January 31. Enter and get your freebies here.

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Here’s a green fundraising opportunity that’s nothing to sneeze at. You can earn 50 percent profit when you sell top-quality bulbs with Flower Power Fundraising. There’s a door-to-door selling option as well as an online fundraiser. The bulbs are delivered directly to the customers and are 100 percent guaranteed. Click here to find out more.

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Did you know January 27 is Multicultural Children’s Book Day? Get a free diversity book for your classroom library plus enter to win a Skype author visit. Learn more and get a diversity picture book list for each of grades 3–8 here.

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Don’t forget to post a comment for your chance to win the book!

Karen

PS: For another quick and easy way to get free resources, chances to win, and more, go to LearningMagazine.com!

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