Swim, Turkeys, Swim! Win a Book

I’d be willing to bet a turkey dinner that the upcoming Thanksgiving break and the imminent December holidays have stretched your kiddos’ attention spans to the limit. Here’s a fun turkey fact they’ll gobble up: wild turkeys can swim. Yep, they tuck their wings in close, spread their tails, and kick! Want more attention getters? Read on!



Post a comment to this blog no later than 11:59 pm EST on December 4, 2016, to tell me which of the items below would help you in your classroom. From the comments, I’ll randomly select one teacher to win a book about a December favoriteThe Nutcracker. It retells the story of Tchaikovsky’s ballet and includes a pop-up finale.  (Update: congratulations to Cindy, who is the winner of our prize.)


cubes-in-spaceHere’s a free STEAM-based program sure to spark students’ interest. Cubes in Space invites students ages 11–18 to design an experiment that can be integrated into a small cube and, if selected, will be launched from a NASA facility into space. Register by January 6, 2017, and get more information here. There’s a contest for younger kids to design the 2017 Cubes in Space patch too!



Need to draw attention to promote a school fundraiser? eSigns is giving away free banners! Qualifying nonprofit K–12 schools—including student service clubs and PTA/PTOs—will receive a grant certificate to cover the cost of one 3 foot x 6 foot vinyl banner. Click here to get started.


teach-earth-united-statesHere’s an attention grabber for you: you have a chance to work with world-class scientistsall expenses paid—with a Teach Earth Fellowship. It’s open to K–12 teachers who are available to travel for seven to 14 days and have an interest in environmental issues or scientific research. To apply, fill out an interest form here by December 18, 2016.

Don’t forget to post a comment for your chance to win the book!

Thankful for all you do,


PS: Rainbow Pebbles, a Dino Pet Education Kit, and a Time Timer PLUS—these are just a few of the prizes you can win at LearningMagazine.com. You’ll be glad you entered! Click here.

17 thoughts on “Swim, Turkeys, Swim! Win a Book

  1. Wow! So many great things this time! Cubes in Space contest is number one. My husband is the biggest astronaut/space geek I know. FINALLY, a way to get him to connect with the Classroom! Thank you!!!
    I will also fill out an interest form to work with scientists. What an Opportunity! Thank you!
    Also, who can not use a PBIS sign? I will get PTA on this right away.
    As always, thank you for informing us to these awesome resources and fantastic opportunities. You rock!

  2. I love the Nutcracker. It was the first Ballet I ever attended. I also danced in the Nutcracker when I was in my teens. I took my daughter to see it and she became obsessed with collecting Nutcrackers.

  3. The Nutcracker is what most interested me because we get I keys every year to see the children in our area perform the ballet. However, I’m always looking for an age appropriate version to read to my students. Some years we only get to see half of it, so we need to know what is going on in the story before we go. My kids and I would love to win this one! Thanks so much for this wonderful contest!

  4. I will miss the Vermont local ballet students in their version of the Nutcracker. I moved to Arizona and I am teaching Title One reading to students who have never see ballet much less a classic like the Nutcracker. if I were to win this book, I will share with my students and give them a taste of culture other than cowboy culture.

  5. My students like science. I need to check out Cubes in Space. I also clicked on the extra stuff about owl pellets, might be fun to try with this years group. I am always looking for fun ways to connect my young students to science!

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