Stuck in the Bath? Win a book! Plus Find a Tubful of Contests and Freebies Just for Teachers!

Did President Taft really get stuck in a bath? Fiction versus fact in President Taft Is Stuck in the Bath, a fun read-aloud about the nation’s 27th president, William Howard Taft. From an offer from the secretary of agriculture to grease Taft with butter to a suggestion from the secretary of war to blast him out, the greatest minds in the country problem-solve to try to get President Taft out of the bath!

Submit a comment to the blog by 11:59 pm EDT Sunday, October 26, 2014, to tell me which of the items below are your favorites. One lucky teacher will win this book! (Update: Congratulations to Darlene, who is the winner of this book!)


Can you describe your life in only six words? Six-Word Memoirs for Schools is offering a free student workbook to each of the first 2,000 teachers who post their own six-word memoirs online. The workbook guides students ages 8 and older through the writing process. To register, click here and then click on the logo. The offer closes at the end of October.



Here’s a way to integrate math, science, and sustainability into your lessons while increasing recycling at your school. Enroll your school in the fourth annual Keep America Beautiful Recycle-Bowl Competition! The competition begins on October 20 and ends on November 15—America Recycles Day. The school that recycles the most material per person will receive a recycled-content bench donated by Trex. Last year, participating schools recycled 6.4 million pounds of material! Hurry, you must sign up by October 15! Click here now!


Sign up for the world’s largest K–12 science competition! By coaching a team in Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision, you can give students an exciting, hands-on learning experience that helps them build problem-solving, critical-thinking, and collaboration skills. You can use the program broadly and incorporate the competition in your curriculum. Plus you can use it to work toward the goals of the Next Generation Science Standards! Click here to register!


Turn your students into published authors by publishing their work in a free beautiful, hardbound book! With the Studentreasures free publishing kit, you get everything you need. Each student contributes his own writing and illustrations; you get free start-to-finish project support. Plus, if you publish in December 2014, you’ll be entered in a $100-a-day grant giveaway! Click here to order your free kit and reserve your publishing date today!


Preschool through kindergarten teachers, you can access more than 5,000 online educational games, books, printables, and more—absolutely free— by opening a classroom account at You’ll also get a full online curriculum, personalized lessons for each student, and comprehensive progress tracking. A first-grade curriculum will be added soon! Click here to learn more.

Don’t forget, post a comment now to tell me which is your favorite for a chance to win President Taft Is Stuck in the Bath!


30 thoughts on “Stuck in the Bath? Win a book! Plus Find a Tubful of Contests and Freebies Just for Teachers!

  1. I would love to win President Taft got stuck in a bath tub so students in my class will have fun learning about the presidents.

  2. I think the Keep America Beautiful – Recycle is the most interesting program above. I am going to look into the program a little bit more.

  3. Would love to win book, “President Taft got Stuck in a Bath Tub” so students can learn about different Problem Solving ideas. Would have students come up with their own solutions.

  4. I am excited to learn more about the Keep America Beautiful Recycle-Bowl Competition. Who knew there was an America Recycles Day? Especially in November. Earth Day is in April, I usually save all my resources until then. Recycling information I mean. : )

  5. I loved learning about Keep America Beautiful Recycle — Bowl Competition. I can’t wait to share it with students.

  6. is my favorite. It is great way to make my curriculums and its easy for my students to use and learn a lot from. My class and I enjoy all the colors and animated things this site does. It keeps my children involved and wanting to come back and do more. Its amazing and the best part is its free. Can’t beat that!

  7. Students love to write their own books and see their stories in print. This is such a great incentive. Thanks for the sign up link

  8. I loved the Six Word Memoir. It is a nice way to show children that the longer the story, not necessarily the best story. I think it would excite them to do this.

  9. My favorite is As a kindergarten teacher, this website has helped so many of my little ones. I introduce it to my parents during our Meet the Teacher time and encourage everyone to keep their little ones engaged on this site.

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