Year-End Excitement? Exhaustion? Both? Get Free Resources and Chances to Win to Help! Plus Win Two Books

What’s in your plan book these days? I feel pretty safe guessing that it’s loaded with end-of-the-year activities and celebrations. Are you excited? Exhausted? A little bit of both? Don’t worry! I’ve found some free resources and chances to win to help you finish the school year and look forward to summer with a smile!

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Submit a comment to the blog by 11:59 pm EDT Sunday, May 24, 2015, to tell me which resources below are your favorites. One lucky teacher will win two books to wind down the school year and look ahead to the adventures of summer vacation. In Lizzie and the Last Day of School, Lizzie is dismayed when the best school year ever ends. Can summer school be the answer for both Lizzie and her teacher? Then in Rufus Goes to Sea, Rufus dreams of being a pirate during summer vacation. However, this adventure-seeking, book-loving pig must prove he’s pirate material first.  (Update: congratulations to Nicole, who is the winner of our prize.)

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Here’s something new to add to the year-end “eggcitement.” You could be the grand-prize winner of $500 cash and an egg-themed prize pack when you enter the Good Egg Sweepstakes. Three runners-up will each win $100 and egg-themed swag. Plus download free resources: preschool units, grades K–9 Common Core–aligned ideas and worksheets, certificates, and more! Get it all here.

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The school year is winding down, and so is your chance to enter to win $500 in the Bright Ideas in History sweepstakes. Twenty-five runners-up will each win a class set of 30 Studies Weekly subscriptions. Check out the free short video on inventors and inventions (your students are sure to giggle at the old fashioned phones); then choose your state and grade level to see sample weekly units. But hurry; this sweepstakes ends May 31, 2015. Click here now!

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Do your students’ summer plans include trips to a beach? When Chu, the sneezing panda, heads to the beach with his family in Chu’s Day at the Beach, he sneezes so forcefully he separates the left half of the ocean from the right! Get your class on sneeze alert with this fun read and download free printable classroom activities to go with the book. Click here.

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“Travel” can begin before school lets out with this interactive book that serves as a hands-on sightseeing tour. Adventures Across America With Andy in the Wikki Stix Fun Truck! teaches ages 3 and up about the USA, from the Golden Gate Bridge to New York City and places in between. The sturdy board book comes with 36 Wikki Stix. It provides fine-motor skill activities for younger students and is also ideal for those with special needs. Learn more here.

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Here’s one stop you may want on your calendar.
The International Literacy Association’s 2015 Conference & Exhibits will be in St. Louis from July 18–20, 2015. With more than 300 sessions and attracting more than 6,000 literacy educators, it offers endless opportunities to network and work together to solve illiteracy. Find out more and register here.

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Don’t forget; post a comment to tell me which of these finds are your favorites for a chance to win the two books.

Karen

18 thoughts on “Year-End Excitement? Exhaustion? Both? Get Free Resources and Chances to Win to Help! Plus Win Two Books

  1. Lizzie and the Last Day of School is my choice because the last day is like a circus every year. We all run as fast as we can to complete all required activities. This last day can be very confusing for my class because they are wondering where do we go from here? What do we do this summer to improve?

  2. My favorite find was the Studies Weekly. I had never heard of this one before, but I have now requested some free samples to see what I think. I like to use Scholastic, Weekly Reader, etc, but every few years I find it good to switch them up with something new!

  3. I LOVE Chu! He’s a favorite with our preschoolers and at the library! Today was our last day of school so if we can’t head to the beach at least we can read about it!

  4. I’m a conference geek so learning about new ones that are relevant to what I’m trying to focus on for next year in the classroom are even better and get my geek heart fluttering! This literacy conference sounds like it’s right up my alley. Next year, I’ll be switching from 2nd to 4th and need all the help I can get to increase the rigor and expectations in English Language Arts. Thanks for the wonderful info!

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