This headline grabbed my attention: “Teacher Finds 2.12 Carat Diamond at State Park.” According to the article, the 36-year-old Nebraska teacher was visiting Crater of Diamonds State Park (I want to go there!) in Murfreesboro, Arkansas, when he noticed a shiny brown stone that looked distinctly different from the others. Yep, it was a diamond.
That got me wondering, what’s the coolest thing you’ve ever found? It could be something found on a street, at a park, at school, anywhere. Share and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a book I consider to be a real gem, What Does an Anteater Eat? (Nosy Crow) by Ross Collins. Submit your comment to our blog by Thursday, September 19, to be entered into our random drawing.
I think all of this week’s fun freebies are great finds that pack a lot of value. Take a look!
NASA’s Mars 2020 rover needs a name. Challenge students to think of a rover name and write a short essay to explain why their suggestion is the best. Entries are due November 1. Click here for details.
Now through September 15 you can get a free one-year subscription to Vooks, a digital platform for read-along animated storybooks for kids ages 2-8. You’ll find both new stories and classics. Get the stories started at campaigns.vooks.com/teacherappreciation.
Here’s another free subscription you can scoop up. Check out Mystery Science, which offers hands-on science lessons aligned to CCSS and NGSS. Sign up at mysteryscience.com. Hurry, just a few hundred free subscriptions are still available.
Speaking of fun finds, my cousin’s son once found a $20 bill lying just inside a trash can. You could say he cashed in on trash!
PS: Hit the jackpot with the Learning magazine digital issue. We have prizes worth over $6,400, all for teachers. Click here.