The Back-to-School Buzz: Win Colorful File Folders and So Much More!

Sometimes it’s the little things that turn a good day into a great one. Here’s one of those opportunities: submit a comment to our blog by 11:59 PM EDT on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, and tell us which of this week’s freebies you’re all abuzz about. One lucky teacher will win a set of fun and colorful file folders from Barker Creek. Submit your comment right now! (Congratulations to Beth, who is our winner!)

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Here’s something sure to make your day: a new book series from an author who students love! Lemony Snicket’s All the Wrong Questions features the vocabulary, suspense, and wordplay that students have come to expect from the author of A Series of Unfortunate Events. The first book in Snicket’s new series is Who Could That Be at This Hour? The second book, When Did You See Her Last?, comes out on October 15. To get the latest, buzz on over to

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Publish your students’ writing—and be eligible to win a $500 grant! Learn more about the Studentreasures Classbook program at and request your free publishing kit. You can even flip through a sample book. Press dates fill quickly, so request your publishing kit today.

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Win an iPad for youself—and ten iPad minis for your class! Plus download free science activities correlated to the new Next Generation Science Standards too. Sponsored by Georgia-Pacific, these new materials help you teach students about animal groups, animal camouflage and countershading, conservation of natural resources, and much more. It’s all at Take a look!

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Get your students excited to be back in the classroom—and excited about reading—with CLASS ACTS. The biggest names and freshest voices in middle-grade lit come together to make the school year fun! Grab excerpts and discussion questions, learn class cheers, watch videos, and check titles off the official reading list. Bring CLASS ACTS into your classroom at

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Where will your imagination take you this school year? Explore that question with a sweepstakes sponsored by DK, publisher of the LEGO Library. The winner receives a LEGO Library prize pack, and the ten runners-up receive the new LEGO Play Book. Enter now at

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Launch a classroom full of reading stars with the Ready-to-Read series from Simon & Schuster. The books feature characters students know and love, from Eloise and Olivia to the Smurfs and the Yo Gabba Gabba gang. Meet the whole Ready-to-Read team and get book recommendations at

Are you buzzing with excitement? Don’t forget, submit a comment to our blog to enter this week’s giveaway. Good luck!


16 thoughts on “The Back-to-School Buzz: Win Colorful File Folders and So Much More!

  1. My children love Olivia and Yo Gabba Gabba. My 2 1/2 yr. old has learned so very much watching Gabba Gang. I am excited to receive books with their favorite characters.

    Thank You!

  2. There are some great resources in this blog. Great reading, writing, and science ideas. i enjoyed reading the archived blogs as well. 🙂

  3. I love cute file folders. I still remember when they first came out with colored folders – and I thought that was cool!

  4. Ipad to record guided reading data!!! ipad minis to teach nonfiction night sky!!!

    And, the colorful file folders! Love ’em.

  5. I love cute file folder, they are the best for making folder activities, games and so much more. I use them for making individual student task, small group activities.

  6. Colorful file folders are awesome to use as learning aides for toddlers and children. They start recognizing colors and begin to associate a specific color for the corresponding file. The children love to put their creative works into their very own file folder.
    Awesomeness 🙂

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