Dreaming of Spring? Enter Our Contest to Win Sunny Springtime Books

Winter really will end—it must! In the meantime, set your sights on spring by entering to win a fun collection of new books. This blockbuster prize includes these brand-new children’s books:****************

E-I-E-I-O: How Old MacDonald Got His Farm (Candlewick Press), which shares the backstory to Old MacDonald’s success
Bear and Bird (Sleeping Bear Press), which gently explains the cycle of life
It’s Raining! by Gail Gibbons (Holiday House), which explains the water cycle
Peppa Pig and the Vegetable Garden (Candlewick Press), which follows Peppa and George during a fun-filled day in the garden
I Love You Just Enough (Sleeping Bear Press), which follows a little girl who raises an abandoned duckling********************************


How can you enter this sunny springtime giveaway? Submit a comment to our blog by 11:59 pm EST on Friday, February 28, 2014, and let us know which of this week’s featured freebies puts a spring in your step. On lucky teacher will win! (Update: congratulations to Beth, who was our winner!)


Mark your calendar: Monday, March 3, 2014, is World Wildlife Day! You’ll find lots of resources that are perfect for teaching students about wildlife of all types at TheMailbox.com/ifaw. Sign up for the Animal Ambassadors program and receive free Common Core–aligned activities to teach about familiar wildlife—such as cats, dogs, and backyard animals—and about wildlife that students may not be as familiar with, such as raptors, sharks, elephants, and big cats. Then check out many other resources available in the education section at ifaw.org/our-work/education.


Do your students know the rules for staying safe? Download free Common Core activities to teach stranger danger and home safety. Then enter to win $500 to host a Home Safety Night at your school—and to win an ADT home safety system for yourself, installed and totally free for one year! Five runners-up will each win $500 Home Safety Night grants as well. It’s all at TheMailbox.com/homesafetynight.



Invite the US presidents into your classroom! The 2014 Presidential PEZ contest ends soon. Enter now for your chance to win $100 cash and PEZ Presidential Dispensers for your class. It’s all at TheMailbox.com/pez. Plus visit pez.com/for_educators to download free PEZ presidential trading cards, activity ideas, and more. Enter now!



Don’t forget, submit a comment to share which of our freebies are your favorites and you’ll be entered into our sunny spring giveaway!



PS: Have you entered the Essential Skills Advantage contest? One lucky teacher will win a laptop—plus a free subscription for ESA for every student in your school! Enter now!

24 thoughts on “Dreaming of Spring? Enter Our Contest to Win Sunny Springtime Books

  1. Absolutely LOVE the idea of stranger danger handouts for the kids. When spring finally really gets here I am sure the kiddos will be outside playing.

  2. I would love to invite the presidents into my classroom. We are just about ready to begin our red, white, and blue unit. This would fit in nicely!

  3. Every Spring I teach a unit on informational writing (k and 1st grade). My students love to read/write about animals. I’m looking forward to using the Animal Ambassador program. I’ve signed up 🙂

  4. I love Spring and Rain because of all the new life it brings. And what a great lesson to share with anyone young or old. We discuss the plant and water cycles because they are so closely related to our life cycle. We always plant something and document what happens daily. I am a first year third grade teacher in Oklahoma who could really use books for my library !!!!

  5. I cannot wait for spring to arrive. It has been a long, cold miserable winter. Ice and COLD made it miserable. I want to feel the sun on my face, not to wear boots any more and to see the flowers growing. I will be in the woods soon helping children build fairy houses. I hope there will be fairies to visit.

  6. This has been a very long winter from cold temperatures to more snow than we’ve seen in years. The books bring hope that spring will finally come-I love the book selection-“I Love You Just Enough” looks interesting, I haven’t read it yet, so I would love to win the selection.

  7. Just downloaded and saved the Home Safety Night information. Sounds like a great idea and the centers will add to the safety unit I just finished planning for an upcoming safety lessons.

    The Springtime Books would be a great addition to our classroom library!

  8. We, too, are waiting for spring….hoping that the coming date brings the warmer weather with it! Here in WI, we would like to go back outside sometime! These books would remind us of warmer times!

  9. I would love to own E I E I O!! My autistic students love to sing the Old McDonald song & they love all types of animals. The book would really come in handy with my teaching.

  10. I love the wildlife activities! My students love animals and they love to lean all they can about animals and how to save endangered animals!

  11. Loved the PEZ cards for a reading activity of compare and contrast, making a presidential time line, and taking a handful of cards and sorting.

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