Scissors are scissors, right? Nope! I just received a 12-pack of the new Westcott Jellies, and I can tell you that these scissors are different. They have super squishy gel-grip handles and come in fun colors. And of course they have those amazing Westcott blades that cut just right.
Although I hate to let it go, you can win that 12 pack. How? Let me know the first project you’d have your students do with their shiny, squishy, crazy new scissors. (Update: Congratulations to Diane, our lucky winner!) Send your comment to this blog by Wednesday, February 13. One teacher will be randomly selected to win!
Here are some other fun freebies to check out this week:
It’s time for the annual Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest. Local, state, and national champions in grades K–8 receive cash and other prizes. Find out how to get involved at zaner-bloser.com/national-handwriting-contest. The deadline is February 14.
It’s almost time for the Great Backyard Bird Count. You and your students can get involved in this citizen science project at school and at home. The count runs February 15–18 and takes as little as 15 minutes. Get the details at gbbc.birdcount.org.
If you want those scissors, submit your comments. But maybe our winner shouldn’t count how many are in the box too closely, one purple pair may go astray….
PS: Learning magazine has a new digital issue! It’s a quick read and has lots of fun freebies and contests. Click here to see it. Plus, after you take a look, if you complete a quick survey you’ll be entered for a chance to win $100 of children’s books. Access the survey here.