Earth Day Giveaway

This month we’re giving away four books you can use to help students become contributing citizens and community members:
Earth Day Giveaway FSP

How to Enter: Leave a comment below telling us how you use or would use Free Spirit’s service learning resources. This giveaway is now closed.

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Each comment counts as a separate entry. Entries must be received by midnight, May 2, 2014.

The winner will be contacted via email on or about May 6, 2014, and will need to respond within 72 hours to claim the prize or another winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way affiliated with, administered by, or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. Winners must be U.S. residents, 18 years of age or older.


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68 Responses to Earth Day Giveaway

  1. mandymarie20 says:

    We are always looking for new ideas for service projects and ways in which to explain the importance of service projects to our students. I think these books would be extremely useful for that purpose.

  2. Teresa says:

    These books would be used to make service learning more of a priority for my special education students, which range from K-8. Hoping to find some low cost, creative ideas!

  3. Barb says:

    It would make great non fiction reading for my ALE class, as well as, teaching our students about our wonderous Earth! We are implementing our own “Earth Day” activities and these would make awesome resources.

  4. Mamie Eng says:

    We would use The Kid’s Guide to Service Projects to encourage young people to give back to the community.

  5. Robert Behlke says:

    Working on getting students to read more informative books. New material that holds their interest would help

  6. As a school counselor, we do many activities related to health, citizenship, volunteering and helping others. I would appreciate winning this for our school as it would be great to share with our students during guidance and group lessons as well as an addition to my character education curriculum. Thank you!!

  7. As a special education teacher, a board member of your local elementary school district and a parent of a student in our local high school, I have had many conversations about how the students in all locations need to get more involved in our community. I feel these books would provide ideas and suggestions for ways to help our students in the many great areas that are covered. A river flows through our community and I see areas that are in need of help. I would love to be able to use these books to set up some type of program that our students could use to not only better themselves but our community as well.

  8. Melissa says:

    While teaching and learning new skills is important, service projects allow students to become more aware of how others live. Service is an important key to being successful!!!

  9. Pamela Powell says:

    I would love to encourage students more to make a difference in our school and community. Many times they simply don’t realize that they CAN make a difference.

  10. Leslie says:

    Service learning is important for developing our students into well-rounded, productive citizens of tomorrow. Our school is requires service learning projects and opportunities. This set of books would be an additional resource for staff and students.

  11. Tamie Pachek says:

    I am trying to go green in my room. These books would help get ideas and stir up more interest not only with my students but the other students in our school.

  12. Sarah H says:

    I will be using the Kid’s guide to service project book in the school counseling curriculum next year. It looks to be a great resource!

  13. Kari Keller says:

    As a library worker I would use your materials to promote living green, the environment and service projects to the students at the school where I work.

  14. Susan Stubbs says:

    I’m looking forward to reading your posts on facebook!

  15. Susan Stubbs says:

    I sponsor a Service Club at my middle school. We are always looking for new ideas, so these resources would be perfect.

  16. Susan Stubbs says:

    I went to pinterest and found several interesting boards to follow.

  17. Robin Elms says:

    I didn’t realize you had a Pinterest profile, but I’m following it now!

  18. sandra says:

    I would use these resources for service learning projects.

  19. Debbie Rosenkranz says:

    I would use the service project book to expand our list of service projects that my son and Ialready bring to his classrooms. These things have really softened his heart.

  20. Nicole Severson says:

    Our high school students participate in a day long “Service Learning Day.” My middle school just recently started our own version, and any help and insight we can get through these books would be much appreciated!

    Thanks so much!

  21. Eileen Mitchell says:

    As a nurse who runs The Emily Center, a health library inside of Phoenix Children’s Hospital, I would put these books into our collection. Even though most of our library patrons are sick children or their siblings, we have many of these children that, when they get well or as they are dying, they want to do something for others to pay back all of the love and help they have received! These books can help them in those efforts.

  22. Nancy Laserstein says:

    Free Spirit books and publications bring reality into the classroom!

  23. Gherice Smith says:

    We are a new high school in Memphis that cater to the lower 5% of the city. I use Free Spirit to help my students deal with real world issues. We are a PBL school and the facilitators embed real-world issues into their projects. This will help them to see another side of what is really going on.

  24. Mina says:

    Free spirit is a great learning tool for children of all ages. I always read them to my children to teach about an emotion.

  25. I use a lot of Free Spirit books in my classroom.
    My students like looking at the catalog to see what I will be bringing to them next.

  26. I enjoy reading Free Spirit’s posts on Facebook.

  27. Adriana says:

    I am following Free Spirit on Twitter.

  28. Sarah says:

    I use Free Spirit books to educate myself and spouse on how to teach my daughter important lessons.

  29. Lena Stiggers says:

    Teaching Talented and Gifted students to be better people by taking care of each other as well as the environment. They will in turn share their knowledge and experience with others.

  30. Alyson Probst says:

    We have a new middle school starting August 2014 and service learning projects are being incorporated into the curriculum and I thought these books might assist our school with its service learning projects

  31. Meghan Radtke says:

    As a school social worker, I am always looking for new service learning ideas.

  32. Arlene Kauffman says:

    Free Spirit Publications products provide me an incredible resource in establishing rapport, building safe relationships and addressing hard issues that kids and adults normally avoid.

  33. Carla Fessler says:

    As a school with 85% of our students on free/reduced lunches, I work diligently to let them know that they are always able to give back! These materials would help me come up with new ideas to use in our building!

  34. June says:

    What better way for kids in our afterschool program to give back and develop a connection to their community in which they live than through community service projects?

  35. Rod says:

    As a academic library, we use your products for college students studying to become classroom teachers and librarians.

  36. Debbie says:

    We use the Service Projects and Service Learning with our Junior High and High School Youth groups. They have great ideas that kids really enjoy doing, and are beneficial in our community!

  37. Gail says:

    I love the ideas ~ and will use the service learning information as I work with 4-H members and volunteers!

  38. Olga Guerra says:

    I would incorporate the publications in my 3rd grade class across the curriculum for real world experiences and group project ideas. If students can visualize about what they are reading about in class through real life examples and activities they can better understand why it is important to take action. Students can participate in after school clubs in different projects that affect our planet, people and animals. They can learn to make a different and teach others to do the same.

  39. Mandy says:

    I’m also a Girl Scout leader and these would be a great tie in with the Leadership Journeys for my girls. My Daisies just finished an animal journey and are now embarking on an environmental one. Next year as Brownies, there is another journey about water they may pursue. I think the service element is one of the most important, although sometimes overshadowed, parts of the scouting experience.

  40. Lisa says:

    I use Free Spirit publishing resources with my own kids and have recommended the website as well as specific books to friends and family.

  41. Sandi says:

    Giving students the opportunity to participate in community service projects allows them to work on real life activities while helping others.
    This is a direction to continue creating life long learners among my kids.

  42. willett2012 says:

    I would use the books to encourage our teacher education candidates to include service learning in their teaching. Service learning is required in a number of our local school districts, yet it’s a missing link in the Instructional Materials Center’s collections.

  43. julie kramer says:

    i would use the free spirit publications to help me be a better tutor.

  44. Robi Monsen says:

    I follow Free Spirit on Pinterest

  45. Robi Monsen says:

    I like Free Spirit on Facebook

  46. Robi Monsen says:

    I use Free Spirit Publications to teach my children to be better people. I have also used Free Spirit Publications for school, work and PTA.

  47. Julie says:

    I’m a Girl Scout leader and would love to use any of these resources with my girls!!

  48. Emily Moore says:

    I would use these books for after school programs to help build community and teamwork through service projects in the community.

  49. Rhiannon Kustak says:

    I would use these books to help the pto at our elementary school and the students clubs learn to work better in the community.

  50. Cheryl Sherman says:

    I like you on Facebook

  51. Cheryl Sherman says:

    I follow you on pinterest

  52. Donna Termini says:

    As a School Social Worker I use your resources all the time!

  53. Kathleen Lemmons says:

    We build service learning into many of our Gifted and Talented units, especially those involving our Leadership studnts. It is our responsibility as educators to instill that obligation to the community in their learning. The Service Learning books would definitely help in the planning of these units.

  54. Kristy Draher says:

    I use your Everyday Leadership cards as journal prompts for my 8th graders. I would love to take on service learning in the upcoming school year.

  55. Bradley Evans says:

    Awesome set of books. We run a student recycling club, an Earth Day club, and our student councel and No Place for Hate groups do service project through out the year. These books will make an amazing resource for them.

  56. Linda H says:

    I just discovered Free Spirit Publications and definitely want to use some of your books in our home school. I would also probably share the books and your site with my homeschooling community and our 4H group.

  57. Autumn Shaffer says:

    I follow you on pintrest

  58. Autumn Shaffer says:

    I liked you on facebook

  59. Autumn Shaffer says:

    I would use these books to help incorporate service learning into my classroom.

  60. Jennie Yuen says:

    I follow freespirit on pinterest (jennieyuen)

  61. Jennie Yuen says:

    I follow freespirit on twitter @jennieyuen

  62. Jennie Yuen says:

    I would use free spirit publications to teach my children and be a better teacher.

  63. Jennie Yuen says:

    I liked freespirit on facebook (Jennie Yuen)

  64. Teresa Riddle says:

    Any science products, I would use in my self contained classroom.

  65. Dana S says:

    I follow you on Pinterest.

  66. Dana S says:

    I follow you on Facebook.

  67. Dana S says:

    I use Free Spirit publications to help me be a better teacher and mentor.

  68. Debora says:

    Free Spirit publications has helped me become a better classroom teacher not just to the gifted students who were not working hard or in depth, but also raised the level of work in both math and science of my lower performing students by giving them writing assignments in small mini-books that they create about subjects from plate tectonics to food webs.

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