Celebrate Spring With Freebies and Contests

Has spring sprung in your area? Or are you still thawing out from winter? Either way, fun freebies and cool contests like these will be sure to invigorate your classroom!


The Weekly Reader Student Publishing Contest is underway! Enter your students’ nonfiction writing for a chance to win $500 and a trip to Washington, DC. The contest is open to students in grades 3 and up. Get all of the details at www.weeklyreader.com/teachers/aep. Hurry, entries must be postmarked by March 19, 2010.


How do you teach your students to be safe? Share your ideas and enter the Got2BSafe! contest from Honeywell. You could win a $10,000 classroom makeover! Hurry, the contest ends March 26, 2010. Visit www.Got2BSafe.com for information. While you’re there, download an educational safety kit and learn about past winners, too.


Give your students an opportunity to show their support for wildlife through the Endangered Species Day Art contest. To enter, students in grades K and up create artwork showing a native North American endangered species. The winner will receive a trophy and a trip to Washington, DC. Visit www.stopextinction.org/esd/194-esd-art.html for all of the details. Submissions are due March 26, 2010.


Celebrate spring—and help a great cause—with the St. Jude Trike-a-Thon program. This free, week-long curriculum for preschoolers teaches riding toy safety. After completing the program, students show off their safety skills and raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. To learn more, visit www.stjude.com/trike.


Here’s another way to celebrate spring: Post a comment on our blog for a chance to WIN a prize pack of free teacher resources. Submit your comment by Monday, March 22, 2010, to be eligible. Good luck! (Update: Congratulations to Sherry Harrington, who was our winner! Thanks to everyone who posted comments on our blog. Keep reading for more chances to win!)


6 thoughts on “Celebrate Spring With Freebies and Contests

  1. I love your magazine. I’m trying to do better in keeping up with all the information you provide. Keep it coming!

  2. After 57 days of fog…well,actually,mornings of it,we finally saw the good ol’ sun on Friday,March 12th.
    Because it was a school vacation day,I didn’t actually see my students’ faces,but I think I heard one tremendous “Hip,hip,hooray!” that morning! Talk about a “Whoville” moment!!

  3. I am so thankful that we are finally seeing warmer temperatures and the sun here in Michigan. My students are thrilled that we can once again go out to the playground. Although we all find it a bit funny that in order to get to the gate to enter the playground we have to climb a huge pile of snow. The snow removal service for some reason pushed all the snow in front of our playground. I have actually been using that huge pile of melting snow as a math lesson.


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