We featured Curiosity Day in our last blog post, and that caught the attention of LOTS of teachers who are planning to celebrate this fun-filled event. Held on September 16, the birthday of Curious George creator H. A. Rey, Curiosity Day is all about capturing kids’ curiosity and promoting a love of reading.
I have good news. Our friends at children’s publisher Houghton Mifflin were so thrilled by your enthusiasm for Curiosity Day that they have offered 25 deluxe Curiosity Day kits to the readers of Learning magazine and The Mailbox magazine. The kits include stickers, a Curious George big book, a Curious George activity book, temporary tattoos, and two read-along CDs. Wow!
So how can you enter? First, submit a comment to our blog letting us know why you and your students love Curious George. Then send your mailing address to me via email—email@example.com. I’ll randomly select 25 readers who have submitted a comment AND whose mailing addresses I’ve received. (If you only do one or the other, you won’t be eligible, so be sure to do both! And don’t worry, those mailing addresses are for the purposes of this giveaway only.) Be sure to submit your info by midnight EDT on Thursday, August 18, 2011. Update: congratulations to our Curious George kit winners! They are Lois, Stacey, Katie, Maureen, Sheila, Jan, Beverly, Katie, Shar, Jessica, Melanie, Kelly, Nancy, Melinda, LaShaina, Susan, Nancy, Paulette, Holly, Gina, Cameo, Darlene, Sarah, Gloria, and Erin. Thanks to all who entered our contest. Kits will be mailed ASAP. We hope you and your students enjoy them!
We’re excited to share these wonderful kits with our readers. Good luck! And remember, if you don’t win a deluxe kit, you can still download dozens of Curiosity Day activities. Click here!
PS: Check out the new classroom achievement award available from Special Olympics! This $500 award is for teachers in general education classrooms and can be used in any way to help your students succeed. Apply now—click here!