We Appreciate You! Soak Up the Gratitude and Win, Win, Win! Plus Pledge Support to Animals and More

Let me be among the first to tell you—I am immensely grateful for your hard work, dedication, compassion, and know-how during this Teacher Appreciation Week and throughout the year. That’s one reason I work so hard to bring you free resources and chances to win to help you in your classroom. Read on to see how you can win cash, gift cards, prize packs, and more!


Submit a comment to the blog by 11:59 pm EDT Sunday, May 17, 2015, to tell me which resources below are your favorites. One lucky teacher will win a 12-inch Time Timer and a pack of classy yet fun file folders. The Time Timer can help you in your classroom, during team meetings, or anywhere else you want to manage time. Use it with your students to promote efficient use of time, encourage independence, manage time, or simply master the concept of time. Show the visual depiction only or add the optional audible signal. Then use these black and white dots file folders—there are 12 of them in the pack—to organize with pizzazz. They’re reversible and feature a jazzy new tab design to make them easy to label.  (Update: congratulations to Kelly, who is the winner of our prize.)


What else do you have a chance to win? Check these out!

WIN! Intriguing—you could win a $500 Barnes & Noble gift card and autographed copies of all five books in John Grisham’s Theodore Boone series in the Theodore Boone Book Giveaway sweepstakes. Four runners-up will each win a signed copy of Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer. The books in this series combine mystery, realistic fiction, and informational text, making them ideal for class book studies. There’s more. Download the free, newly updated teacher’s guide for the series, with lessons and activities aligned to standards. Click here!


WIN! Enter for a chance to win a $500 gift card from Office Depot OfficeMax. Five runners-up will each win a $50 gift card. You’ll appreciate the free resources that are perfect for the end of the school year—awards, organization ideas, setting the stage for summer, and more! Get it all here.
WIN! Get free teacher guides and enter to be the lucky teacher to win 30 copies of the book of the month for your grade level from Disney Publishing Worldwide. The featured books for May are Stay Close to Mama, Jack’s Path of Courage: The Life of John F. Kennedy, and Tales from the Odyssey,
Part 1
. Enter here.


WIN! Glue sticks, glitter glue pens, Board Mate paper letters, and more—you could be a winner of a prize pack valued at over $250 in the Elmer’s Makes Learning Stick sweepstakes. You have six chances to win. Plus get free curriculum-based activities that are sure to wow your students. Get wowed here!
This week is also another special week— it’s the 100th anniversary of Be Kind to Animals Week. Download free resources to teach kids about animals and that animals must be treated with respect, kindness, and compassion. Take the kindness pledge and present your students with certificates recognizing their commitment. Then spread the word beyond your classroom with tips for helping parents nurture their child’s compassion for the welfare of animals. Get the free resources here.


Don’t forget; submit a comment for your chance to win the file folders and Time Timer.

Forever grateful for all you do,


25 thoughts on “We Appreciate You! Soak Up the Gratitude and Win, Win, Win! Plus Pledge Support to Animals and More

  1. Hard pick-too many fab resources! I love the Theodore Boone, and who can’t use $500 from Office Max or Barns and Noble?

  2. I thought they were all great resources, but my favorite would have to be the Theodore Boone Teacher Guide activities.

  3. Love them all but especially the Disney Books. I enter monthly. Then of course Elmers is always great.

  4. I think these are all excellent resources but I could sure use the Office Max gift card for my classroom!

  5. I entered all three of the giveaways! How awesome to have these great resources available to teachers!

  6. I love the chance to win a gift card for Barnes & Noble. I don’t think anyone can ever have enough books.

  7. I would love to win any of the marvelous prizes. I could use the folders and the timer to practice our Dibel testing that is timed. The folders would help me organize my many files.
    The Office Depot card would be so helpful in buying ink and cardstock for the memory books I make for each of my students.
    The ElmerGlue prize would be used to update my writing and art centers.
    Thank you for offering things that show your appreciation for teachers.

  8. Elmer’s would be my favorite. I love doing art projects with students that they can keep and remember 3rd grade.

  9. Although I love a lot of the resources offered – my favorite is 100th Anniversary of the Be Kind to Animals week and the resources that were available to download.

    Animals are a passion of mine and I always love the reaction my students give to any animal that is brought into the classroom. I also believe this helps teach them kindness and compassion.

    Thank you!

  10. I would have to say the Barnes & Noble gift card as I love to read. The Timer also looks good as I use Timers all day long in my family childcare home.

  11. I love the idea of a signed copy of “Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer.” The combination of mystery, realistic fiction, and informational text sounds irresistible.

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