This Week’s Prize: Super Creepy Bug Book

One lucky teacher will win my copy of Bugs: A Stunning Pop-Up Look at Insects, Spiders, and Other Creepy-Crawlies from Candlewick. With this book, students can look into a wasp’s nest and peer inside a cockroach’s body. You may not love it, but your students sure will!

To enter our contest, submit a comment to our blog by 11:59 PM ET on Friday, October 25, 2013. In your comment, let us know which of this week’s featured freebies and fun resources you’re itching to try. Good luck! (Update: congratulations to Shannon, who is our winner!)


Imagine putting the power of PBS videos, images, games, and lesson plans to work in your classroom—for free! Access more than 30,000 free digital resources to search, save, and share; you’ll find materials for use in preschool to high school for language arts, literacy, math, science, social studies, and more. Plus you can search by Common Core standards or national standards. Click here to sign up for your free account now!

Transport students to a few of the countries where Smile Train works—and teach students about the life-changing cleft surgeries that Smile Train delivers. When you set up a school fundraising campaign, you can request free donation boxes, rubber wristbands, posters, and more—all for free. Click here to learn more!

Did you know that October is National Field Trip Month? Find out about free field trips in your community with help from Field Trip Factory. Trips focus on health and wellness, nutrition, the environment, and more; they’re correlated to standards and designed for various age groups. Find out more at

Sign up for SeaMail, a new eNewsletter from SeaWorld. You’ll get animal rescue stories, information about conservation, and much more. Plus download free teacher resources and check out the latest episodes on ShamuTV. Click here now!


Are your students prepared to plan and create presentations to show off projects across the curriculum? Here’s help: get tips, tricks, and ideas at Presentation Ready, sponsored by Elmer’s. Videos take students through the process step by step, from researching and planning to organizing and presenting. Plus there are tips for time management and graphics to download. Check it out at

Enter the School Rocks Sweepstakes from Chuck E. Cheese’s. One lucky teacher will win a $250 Chuck E. Cheese’s gift card and an iPad Mini; two runners-up will each win a $25 Chuck E. Cheese’s gift card. Plus you’ll find out more about school fundraising through Chuck E. Cheese’s—15 percent of event sales generated by friends and family members go to your school. Your school gets a visit from Chuck E. Cheese on the day of the event, free promotional materials, and a free meal for each teacher attending. Schools have raised over $10 million! Click here to enter the contest and learn more!

I won’t “bug” you any further. Just submit your comment so you’re in our contest!


PS: Don’t forget to submit a comment to our “Huge Giveaway” post for your chance to win one of 200 copies of The Lonely Lake Monster—the newest book in the mythical The Imaginary Veterinary series by Suzanne Selfors. But hurry, the deadline to enter is Monday, November 4.

10 thoughts on “This Week’s Prize: Super Creepy Bug Book

  1. Would love to win the “Bugs…” book. I have several boys in my class that would love to have another science themed book.

  2. As always you have some super giveaways. I would love to win the BUG book. The preschoolers love anything that involves bugs. We do a unit on insects/bugs. Thank you for all the giveaways that you do.
    SHCS Preschool

  3. Wow, I have reluctant readers who would love to read the “Bugs” book. I am teaching an after school program on bugs. We have found spiders, wasps, hornets, ladybug, etc.on the playground and at the river.

  4. I already told my board about the Chuckie Cheese thing. Love that. I am signing up for the PBS. Thank you for the great resources and would love to win the book. Love insects.

  5. I loved learning about bugs when I was a little one. I bet this book would hold the interest of any bored boy or girl who would rather be outside playing in the dirt.

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