Free-Children's Magazines

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  1. MsBee

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    Where can I get free children's magazines. I want there to be different types of print in my classroom.
    I can't seem to find anything online that you don't have to pay for.
     
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    anyone have any ideas?
     
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    Write the publishers and ask for classroom subscriptions. Tell them you'll pass out subscription cards to parents in exchange. I got a few this way.
     
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    Which ones did you write?
     
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    Good idea Jem! You could always ask any kind of Doctors office, or library for any issues they have. They won't be in great condition but at least its something different!
     
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    Ask your parents for donations.
     
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    Steal them from the dentist?

    Maybe you could ask area doctors/dentists/etc., if you could have the old issues of Highlights and Ranger Rick that they were going to throw out.
     
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    KEep the samples that Scholastic News and the others send out. I laminate them and they hold up nicely!
     
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    Instead of doing Weekly REader or Schol. News last year (which I never could find the time to do) I asked for the same amount ($5) from parents and bought classroom subscriptions to 4-5 magazines.
     
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    I use to work at a Chiropractic office and I would gather the old editions and call teacher friends and dibby them up.

    Make friends with office receptionist, take a business card and ask pitifully for their leftovers, lol

    Tell them you can't afford subscrips and it would benefit these children soooo much. remember...pitiful!
    (college profesor used to tell us this!)
     
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    I got magazines for next to nothing at a Friends of the Library sale a few years ago- they were OWL and Ranger Rick magazines. It's a store housed in an old library that has great sales, but sometimes these sales are housed in the actual libraries. Basically I could fill up a whole plastic bag and only spend $1.50 on the entire bag of books/magazines.
     
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    Ranger Rick Special Educators' Rate Now Available

    Aug/ 17 09
    Hi All,
    Ranger Rick offers an educators' rate of 9 issues for $9.00 as well as
    a free online educators' guide each month to facilitate classroom use of the issues. As one of the RR's senior editors on staff, I saw this discussion thread and decided to investigate what could be done to help teachers out. I was told by our marketing folks that teachers could get this special rate on our Web site, but I failed to see how or where. We will try to correct the problem soon. In the meantime, you can call our fulfillment center and say you want the educators' rate. The number is: 1-888-213-5637. Hoping this helps. If you are the 10th person to email me directly, I will set up a free year's subscription with the hope that you will urge parents to subscribe using those insert cards. schleich@nwf.org

    All best wishes!
     

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