Start Your Summer Countdown—Fun Freebies Plus a Book to WIN!

It’s never too soon to start thinking about summer! And this week’s special giveaway will help. Nana’s Summer Surprise, from Tundra Books, is perfect for launching your summer countdown. One lucky teacher will win this book! To enter our random drawing, submit a comment to our blog to let us know which of this week’s fun freebies and outstanding offers are your favorites. Submit your comment by 11:59 PM EST on Monday, May 6, 2013, to be entered in our drawing. Good luck! (Hooray for Peggy, who is our winner!)

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Summer reading is top of mind—and Ivy and Bean are here to help! Request your free summer reading kit and poster featuring these mischievous main characters. Click here now to request your free kit. Hurry, supplies are limited!

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Nothing is more summery than watermelon. But how much do you and your students know about this favorite summer food? Test your watermelon smarts, download free activities, and enter to win an iPad! It’s all at (Hint: When you share these great watermelon resources with parents and colleagues, you’ll earn bonus entries into the iPad sweepstakes!)

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End-of-grade tests are around the corner, and no doubt students are brushing up on their multiplication facts. Twenty-five lucky teachers will win 10 Days to Multiplication Mastery, which includes a student workbook and a set of Multiplication Wrap-ups. Click here now to enter this exciting contest!

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Did you know that there’s a new take on Bloom’s taxonomy? Learn all about it—and get a handy tool to use in your classroom—with the Depth of Knowledge Wheel from Mentoring Minds. You’ll get quick and easy access to all six levels of the revised Bloom’s taxonomy and to four levels of Webb’s depth of knowledge. Learn more about this must-have tool from Mentoring Minds. Click here!

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Submit your comment now for a chance at this week’s prize!


PS: Watch our blogs for extra-special posts from all of our The Mailbox and Learning Magazine bloggers next week. We’ll be giving away prizes, prizes, and more prizes!

36 thoughts on “Start Your Summer Countdown—Fun Freebies Plus a Book to WIN!

  1. the Ivy and Bean poster would help spark some of my girls, as we set off into summer reading mode.

  2. Love all the ideas and contact you make, Mailbox! My Nana would love this story…may she rest in peace. <3

  3. I love the activities for watermelons. As it gets closer to summer, students will be eating watermelon and what a fun way to introduce a healthful snack!

  4. I love the title Nana’s Summer Surprise:) I call myself Nana Jana …so would be easier for my grandaughter to say:) Also reminded me of summers with my grandma who was a teacher too!! Would love to win this book!!

  5. would love to win this book for my Kindergarteners, plus my birthday is the 7th so it would be a wonderful gift!

  6. Nana’s Summer Surprise would be a great book to read to my students before summer vacation.

  7. Nana’s Summer Surprise would be a great match for my students as we have a diverse culture in our ESS classroom

  8. I absolutely would love to have the Nana book… since I am lovingly referred to as Nana by my grandson…and teach so I will be able to surprise him more often in the summer…

  9. I love the Depth of Knowledge Wheel from Mentoring Minds- this is a must for Teachers of all age groups in order to increase those Thinking and Problem Solving Skills!!

  10. Just became a Nana, so this book would be so fun to end the school year and to start the summer with my own granddaughter.

  11. I like Nana’s Summer Surprize. I think this is a great book for helping children understand about growing up/maturing and for helping them to understand compromising.

  12. The Ivy and Bean summer reading kit and poster seems to have several followers — that would be my choice.

  13. I LOVE books!!! I especially love reading children’s books to my preschoolers!!!! Nana’s Summer Surprise looks like a fun book that I would like to add to my collection.
    Pick me…pick me…PLEASE!!!! 🙂

  14. I love books, especially when they are free and full of pictures and illustrations. I teach students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Along with teaching the core curriculum, I also teach these students American Sign Language (ASL). Reading books to my students is extremely important to help teach them about life.

  15. ‘Nana’s Summer Surprise’ sounds like fun book to share with th children as so many children spend time with their grandparents over the summer. Would love to read it the last week f school and create fun activities to go along with it!

  16. I am a grandmother myself as well as a teacher. I do many things with my grandchildren over the summer. I make sure I have lots of reading time with them. I also get to read to my students during school and expand their minds. So many of our students do not get the opportunity to do much except sit in front of a tv all summer. Thank you!

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