Teacher Freebies for a Better World

I haven’t been out shopping over the last day or two, but I feel certain that orange and black Halloween decorations are quickly being put away while red and green holiday decorations are filling the shelves. So before I blink and find out it’s December, I thought I’d share some teacher freebies that you can use as a basis for service learning and charitable holiday projects. Plus they’re fun for teachers and students alike!


Send a note, share a smile, and thank our troops—that’s the idea behind a free program for teachers from Pear Tree Greetings and Operation Gratitude. Pear Tree Greetings is offering a free package of 30 color-in thank-you cards to the first 2,500 elementary schoolteachers who sign up. Students complete the cards and then teachers mail them to Operation Gratitude for distribution to members of the military serving in harm’s way during the holiday season. To sign up, visit http://gratitude.peartreegreetings.com or click here now!


Here’s a way to build math skills and raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Math-A-Thon is a free program for students in grades K-8. Students get pledges and then complete activities in the FREE, standards-based Math Funbook. Register before November 30, 2010, and you could be one of five teachers to win a Kindle. Click here now to request information!


Make your classroom a bit greener with the free Elmer’s Glue Crew Recycling Program. This year’s goal is to collect three million empty glue bottles and glue sticks! To sign up, visit www.elmersgluecrew.com. While you’re there, check out the free activities and lesson plans on recycling and learn about prizes that you and your students can win. Click here now to learn more!

Remember, our most recent blog contest is still running. Submit a comment to the blog entry titled “Boo! Frightfully Fun Teacher Freebies” and you’ll be entered in a drawing for two DVDs from the award-winning Disney Imagineering series. Click here!


PS: The contests and giveaways on the Learning magazine website are ending soon! Click here now and enter to win over $2,000 in prizes!

2 thoughts on “Teacher Freebies for a Better World

  1. I love the opportunity to involve my students with item and card for our troop abroad. I think we can easily collect 100’s of beanie baby animals. Looking forward to the challenge!

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