Did you grow up watching Mr. Rogers? I sure did! Check out this beautiful new book of Mr. Rogers songs, presented as poetry with colorful illustrations. It’s one to treasure!
You can win the book. To enter our random drawing, let me know if you were/are a Mr. Rogers fan. (Update: Congratulations to Amy, our lucky winner!) To be included in our random drawing, submit your comment to this blog by Wednesday, May 1. Good luck!
Here are some other goodies I ran across this week. I think Mr. Rogers would approve of them!
Here’s a chance to honor the teachers around you. Now through Sunday, McAlister’s Deli is hosting the McAlister’s Loves Teachers contest. Three teachers will win a prize of $1,000 each for school supplies. To nominate a teacher, visit mcalistersdeli.com/teacher-appreciation. Plus, mark your calendar, McAlister’s will have Free Tea for TEAchers during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 6–10.
Get a free subscription to a magazine that’s all about children’s books and authors, both up-and-coming and super famous. Story Monsters Ink is celebrating School Library Month by giving away 1 million FREE digital subscriptions to teachers and librarians all over the world. Get yours at storymonsters.com/store/subscription; enter the code STORYMONSTERTEACHERS at checkout.
How can your students help bees, butterflies, birds, and other pollinators critical to our pollinator-plant ecosystem and our food production? Check out the free activities and video available from the American Farm Bureau Purple Plow project. Here’s the link: purpleplow.org/challenges/pollinator-challenge. Activities are for grades 5 and up but have lots of elements of interest for younger grades too.
My favorite part of watching Mr. Rogers was the trolley and the puppets in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. I never did understand why Mr. Rogers changed his shoes and put on a sweater when he entered his house, though. Things didn’t work that way at my house!
PS: The new Learning magazine digital issue features all freebies. Take a look!