Gift Cards Galore! Plus TWO Lucky Teachers Will Win Books

Could you use a $100 Amazon gift card? How about a $200 Amazon gift card? What about a $500 gift card to Office Depot or OfficeMax? (Think of the teaching supplies you could buy!) You have a chance to win all these and get free teaching resources. Here’s the catch: you have only about two weeks left before these opportunities disappear.


Submit a comment to the blog by 11:59 pm EDT Sunday, March 29, 2015, to tell me which of the contests below you’ve entered. Two lucky teachers will each win My Grandfather’s Coat and two science books perfect for their grade levels. My Grandfather’s Coat follows the recycling of a beloved coat that parallels the grandfather’s life through four generations. And the science books? If your name is selected, I’ll send you either two Read Me! books or two InfoSearch books so you get just what you need for your classroom.  (Update: congratulations to Brenda and Michelle, who are the winners of our prizes.


Here’s why My Grandfather’s Coat is a perfect prize: the Amazon gift cards up for grabs are from SMART—the Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association. Every year, 21 billion pounds of textiles end up in landfills. At, you’ll find free Common Core–aligned skill pages to help you teach about textile recycling, information about how your school can earn money by holding a textile-recycling drive, and the chance to win a $200 Amazon gift card or to be one of three runners-up to win a $100 Amazon gift card. Enter now; the contest ends March 31, 2015.


Why am I giving away science books? I’m excited about the fact that you can download a free science kit—including skill sheets, projects, and printables—at refresh. You’ll also find free resources to help you get your classroom in order for the rest of the school year; have a chance to be one of 80 instant winners of prize packs from sponsors such as Duck Tape, Crayola, and Elmer’s; and have a chance to win a $500 Office Depot or OfficeMax gift card! But don’t wait; this offer ends on March 31, 2015, too. Click here!


At this point in the school year, your young authors may need a little writing inspiration. Celebrate their achievements by publishing their work in a free hardbound classbook. It’s easy through Studentreasures. Students fill pages from the free kit with their writing and illustrations—Studentreasures even provides free Common Core–aligned lesson plans and worksheets. You submit the kits, and the hardbound book is delivered to you. Plus publish by April 10 to be automatically entered to win school grants. Click here to learn more.


I have one more opportunity you won’t want to miss. You could win a $500 Amazon gift card from the International Fund for Animal Welfare and get free timely animal-related teaching resources. What’s coming up? National Puppy Day is March 21; International Day of the Seal is March 22; and April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month. The resources are Common Core aligned for grades K–2 and 3–5. Enter now!


Don’t forget; submit a comment to the blog for your chance to win the books!


15 thoughts on “Gift Cards Galore! Plus TWO Lucky Teachers Will Win Books

  1. I entered the Boost Your Success contest, but am looking into the recycling event as well. Thanks for the great information!! =)

  2. I’m entering the Recycling Rangers contest. Recycling is so very important! Thanks for hosting this contest!

  3. I entered the Boost Your Success contest; I would love to win this because I need so much stuff from Office Max! Thanks for the great opportunities to win some neat things!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *