Free Stuff for teachers

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  1. hescollin

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    I'm wondering what free goodies you have found for this school year.

    My favorite is free pizza from Pizza Hut. Google search Pizza Hut OR Book It and get the facts. Don't make the student goal to high or your students will get discouraged.

    Colgate has a program for K, 1, 2 and 3rd graders. You get a free tooth brush and toothpaste for each student. The kit includes a free Dora video.
     
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  3. Iteach782

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    How do we sign up to get free toothbrushes for the students? I think I found the site and I signed up, but I don't see anywhere that mentions anything about free toothbrushes.
     
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    Student Treasure.

    They send you a writing book kit. THey send you lots of paper and the kids work together to create a class book. You send it back to them and they finish "publishing" the book for you. Parents have an option of ordering their own copy of the class book. Plus, teachers can pick a free gift for participating in the program (bag, stickers, timer, etc). It's really a great program.
     
  5. Ilovefirst

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    Wow Peachy - that looks AWESOME! Do you know if a class can you do more than one? (I'm looking at the thankful class book and a regular one)
     
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    I'm not really certain about that. I've only done it two years in a row and I've only done the whole class book. Here's the link
     
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    Cool! Thanks for sharing, just sent it to our admin. We are a small K- 12 charter. Hopefully the admin will use it for our computer lab.
     
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    These all look great with one exception only one goes higher than elementary school. :( Anyone know of anything for middle school???????
     
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    Scholastic Read to Succeed program, it's k-6. Every kid that reads or is read to for 6 hours gets a free ticket to six flags. Every teacher that has even one kid in their class participate also gets a free ticket. It is a school wide program. I'm the coordinator for my school, and it's really not that much work.
     
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    I love Studenttreasures and the Book It gift certificates.

    The Read to Succeed program sounds awesome, too, but we don't have a Six Flags... the closest is Atlanta, and that's still 8 hours north of us!! :)
     
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    Me too. I signed up but couldn't find a link to toothbrushes. I even went through the site map.
     
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    Wilbooks

    We applied for free books from wilbooks.com in the May. We just received them this week. Some of their programs ask you to pay shipping costs. We used the totally free book application.
     
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    My primary team did the Student Treasures thing last year. It's a neat program (and yes, we did both a class book and individual books at different times during the year). The only thing with the company is that the first year you participate, the company chooses your publishing dates. Unfortunately for us, the first deadline was right before Thanksgiving break and the second was about two weeks after we got back from Christmas break! Not exactly the best times of the year for "extra" projects! Once you do the first year, though, then they let you choose the publishing dates you want.

    I would NOT recommend doing this for kindergarten. It's just a lot of work for them (and it ended up being a lot of extra "touch up" work for us teachers). You have to do certain things on certain pages and one boy in my class got so stressed out and anxious about doing it wrong that he started crying! I felt horrible!!
     
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    Can you provide a link? I can't find it.
     
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    I used to love the Book It program, but they started closing most of the Pizza Huts in my area :( I'm really looking forward to trying out the Colgate thing as we teach a unit on Health in our first grade curriculum!
     
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    I was curious and did a search for it earlier while trying to find more info. I found Six Flags Read to Succeed program combined with Weekly Reader, not Scholastic. http://www.weeklyreader.com/rts_faq.asp
     
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    Actually, I've done this in kindergarten last year and the book came out amazing!! The kids had a blast with it. It was an alphabet scribble art book. Each kid got a letter in the alphabet and scribbled an animal that started with that letter. Then, they wrote a story about that animal. We did this one on one though!!! I had my aide pull my kids, I pulled my kids when I could, and my partner teacher pulled my kids. I did do a little touch up, but I did a LOT of it when I also did this with my fifth graders! :rolleyes: I set the date for, I believe, April and began the project in January and just took our time. Oh, and by then, the kids were able to write the story on their own. So, that was really helpful. Yes, I can see this project being difficult in the beginning of the year.
     
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    Have you used the new teacher assistance program? I was wondering what kind of books were included. I guess I should just try, huh? :D
     
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    Unless you do a class book in kindergarten. :)
     
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    cityfrog6

    We don't have any new teachers but that program looked interesting. You really can't lose.
     
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    Oopsie, thank you for catching that and providing the link!
     
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    THANKS! I just signed up for 30 free guided reading books for Kindergarten as part of the first/second year teaching assistance program. Wow!
     
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    With the colgate program, once you sign up they will send you a box full of goodies in February/March. In there is a board game, video, toothbrushes, toothpaste and booklets for the kids to bring home. Hope that helps!
     
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    Fun!
     
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    McDonald's also does a reading program. If a child reads 10 books they can earn a free happy meal. My kids love it. I have better participation in McDonald's than I do for Pizza Hut!
     
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    Studentales is the middle school version of Studentreasures. Just google studentales and you will find the website, it's a great program!
     
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    How do you sign up for the McDonald's reading program? I've only seen Pizza Hut.
     
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    I signed up for that 2 years ago and it was a great kit that they sent!
     

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