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Weekly Deals & Freebies Roundup: Playground Redo, Read Across America Calendar, $10K Grant

Spring is almost here, Read Across America Day is on March 2, and we’ve got all of the right freebies, deals, and giveaways to bring in this time of year right. A playground makeover, a $10,000 grant, and some phenomenal books are this week’s giveaways featured in our Deals and Freebies Roundup. Education World has also curated some deals to help you treat yourself, freebies for the classroom, and a Read Across America literacy calendar; plus a free professional development resource on storytelling. 


Remember to be aware of entry and expiration dates. Feel free to share your freebie finds in the comments or let us know about them on Facebook or Twitter.  




Healthy Playground Makeover

Are you ready for the Healthy Playground Makeover sweepstakes? Enter once a day until March 19, 2015 for your chance to win a brand new playground for your school from Playworld Systems and $30,000 in prizes and supplies for your school’s wellness program. (Listed on


Discovery Education and Intel Security $10,000 Grant

Intel Security and Discovery Education are giving way $10,000 to schools looking to invest in EdTech, with an emphasis on digital safety, at the K-5 level. One $10,000, $5,000 and ten $1,000 grants will go out. Other prizes include a conference trip and more. Enter by March 13, 2015. (Grabbed from


HarperCollins Children's Best Books Giveaway

TIME magazine’s recent list of 100 Best Children's Books of All Time and the 100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time featured 38 HarperCollins, and they’re giving them away to one lucky winner. You must enter by Feb. 27, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. EST. (Listed on





Inkjet Willy 10 % Discount

Inkjet Willy find low prices on inks, toners, and other stuff for printers. Educators get 10 percent on orders from participating companies when using the coupon code WILLY10 at checkout. (Discovered on


10% Off at Dollar Tree 

Many Dollar Tree stores offer 10 percent off to teachers when they show their school IDs. Call your local store to find out more information. (Listed on


15% Off at Banana Republic with Teacher ID

Teachers take 15 percent off their full-priced purchases when they present their school IDs at checkout. (Seen on





Free 2015 Read Across America Literacy Calendar

This free 2015 Read Across America Literacy Calendar features a variety of books and literacy tips. Email NEA's Read Across America at [email protected] to get one! (Found on


Tell Me a Story

Enjoy 30 Life lesson Stories from teacher and speaker Mike Moore's extensive story collection. Plus get instruction on how to tell great stories that enable you to connect and inspire your students. (Can be viewed on


Underwater Organisms Crossword Puzzle

This fun biology worksheet is a great addition to any unit on aquatic creatures. (Found right here on!)



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Last updated on 02/26/2015. 



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