A couple weeks ago many of you had a microphone from Learning Resources that you were giving away. One of the ways to enter was to like them on Facebook. So like all of you, I "liked" them. But while I was there I looked around at their stuff. They were having a contest of their own. All you had to do was to write down a teaching moment that meant a lot to you. They would pick a random person to win a box of their stuff.
Of course I had to enter that too! I wrote about both my own kids becoming teachers and how it made me very proud that they joined the teaching profession.
A couple days after that they notified me that I was the random winner! Me!!! ME! Me! ME!!!
Today my box arrived. I want to ask you. . . when someone says you'll receive a box in the mail, what size box comes to your mind? A book order box? A shoe box? A kleenex box? A jewelry box? That's what I was thinking. . .
But I was wrong. . . .
Dead wrong. . . .
It was HUGE! and Heavy too!
Inside I found so many fun things! There were 4 different pocket charts, a science game (similar to Guess Who) 3 bingo games, a finger pointer (you know the kind!) some math shapes that when put together become 3-D shapes, an electronic scheduler, (not sure what to do with that yet), several rulers and semi circle rulers, another math game, fraction flashcards, dice with money on them, and dice with verbs, nouns, etc. on them, 5 barn shaped dry erase boards, 2 bags of BIG pencil top erasers, and much more! I just couldn't believe it!
Look at all that! And it was just for entering their contest.
Moral to the story, when they want you to enter, they make it worth your while.
And to answer your next question, yes, I'm sharing it with my staff. There's too much here for me. I know they would love some of this too.