Long Weekend? Load Up on Freebies for Teachers! Plus Enter to Win Our Prize

Do you  have a long weekend ahead? There’s no better time to take a look at a few of the freebies that are out there especially for teachers. Scroll down to find some of my favorites!

Let us know  which of these you like best. Submit a comment to our blog by midnight EDT on Friday, April 29, and you’ll be entered into a random drawing to win an assortment of children’s books. Submit your comment right now! (Update: Congratulations to Holly, who was our winner!)


How do you spend Drop Everything and Read Day? This annual event is often held on Beverly Cleary’s birthday, but you and your students can drop everything and read anytime at all! Click here now for an assortment of free resources plus a chance to read a free excerpt from Beezus and Ramona, the first book in the Ramona series. Don’t wait; drop everything and read!


Preschool teachers, here’s something especially for you: Get Set for School is offering a free online training session that looks at the skills children need as they prepare for kindergarten. The session covers key developmental areas and activities to address them. Choose from two session dates: Tuesday, April 26, or Tuesday, May 3. It’s all free; sign up now. Space is limited!


Big news: Skippyjon Jones is headed for school! And El Skippito’s author, Judy Schachner, is headed for one lucky school as well! Will it be yours? To enter to win, email schoolandlibrary@us.penguingroup.com and put “Skippy Scoop” in the subject line. You’ll also receive the Skippy Scoop newsletter. Enter now!


April is National Poetry Month! Head to shelsilverstein.com to load up on free resources—an all-new poetry month event kit, curriculum guides, activities, and much more. There’s even a Shel Silverstein sweepstakes in which you can win a library of Shel’s children’s books. Click here!


Did someone say free scissors? Yep! The wildly popular promotion from Westcott is back! Click here now to receive two free pairs of scissors—one teacher pair and one student pair. It’s totally free; no purchase is required! Don’t miss out; the free scissors are going fast. Plus if you complete a sample school supply list, you’ll be entered to win an iPad2! Enter now!


Have you ever wondered how online master’s programs work? Indiana Wesleyan University is offering a sneak peek! Click here to view a free demo and explore online learning options. You can complete your degree in 20 months! Start planning now. To take a look, click here!


Don’t forget to submit your comments; we’re eager to hear which of these you like best!


13 thoughts on “Long Weekend? Load Up on Freebies for Teachers! Plus Enter to Win Our Prize

  1. My kindergarten students have D.E.A.R. time each day. After lunch and after snack each student takes time to read a book in our library or on our “special” reading shelf. They get so excited when I get a new book and put it out for them to use. They love to look at the books and really get to work on their reading skills! It shows them that they can have fun reading.

    I love the freebies this month! I have already visited the Shel Silverstein website and ordered my free scissors from westcott! Thank you so much for the great ideas! I love checking them out each week!

  2. Love,love,love the ideas on the Westcott site.Also love
    the DEAR one. We didn’t have an official DEAR time on April 12,but my students adore reading time.They read on the floor,with stuffed animals and to and with each other.I’m so excited to see this happening now that they are able to read independently!

  3. Wow once again GREAT resources. I have already signed up for the Get Set for School on line training. Really looking forward to it.
    Have a Great Easter Everyone.

  4. I really enjoyed the shelsilverstein.com site, the resources on there are great! I love all of the resources you shared though!

  5. I like the offer from Wescott. I recieved two pair of free scissors from last year and was extremely impressed with the quality.

  6. I have always loved Beverly Cleary and I absolutely LOVE the idea of DEAR. I have been at schools where they have daily DEAR time and it is great!

  7. I love the idea of getting free scissors! My scissors are definitely wearing out so hopefully I will get some new ones! Thanks for sharing the link with me!

  8. Thank you Karen for the resource on the Get set for school webinar training session. I just attend it and it was great. I learned some new things and was reminded of some old things. Great resource that I recommend to everyone.

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