Spring into Action contest winners

Over the past month, we have been running a Spring into Action contest for Imagine Learning teachers and school site experts. Teachers were asked to try our new Action Areas™ tool, and then tell us how it worked to enter a contest for an iPad mini. We are happy to see that thousands of teachers are now using the Action Areas tool! Drum roll, please . . . .

The new owners of an iPad mini are:

  • Kasi Davis, a site expert from Asbell Elementary
  • Raquel Jaeger, a teacher from Whittier Elementary


Congratulations to our winners! Winning an iPad is awesome, but knowing how to use the Action Areas tool is pretty great too. Teachers love the Action Areas tool because it pinpoints which skills students are struggling with and provides resources (printouts and activities) for immediate intervention. By grouping students together who are having trouble in the same area, the tool also forms instant intervention groups. So the Action Areas tool simplifies intervention. And simplified intervention means more happy teachers and more kids on track. Happy day.


It’s time for another caption contest

UPDATE: Today is the last day to submit entries! Get them in and our panel will pick the top three. Come back to the blog on Monday to see the winners.

Every so often we hold a caption contest featuring artwork from Imagine Learning’s amazing illustrators. And since November is Customer Appreciation Month here at Imagine Learning, we thought we’d hold another contest and give away some prizes!

Here’s how it works: leave your cleverest caption for the picture below in a comment at the end of this post. At the end of the week, our bloggers panel will vote for their favorites, and the top three winners will each win a free Booster bobble head toy—the latest and greatest item here at Imagine Learning.

So write your captivating caption now!


Giveaway: Funniest first-day-of-school stories

Have you ever tried to teach a class without turning your head? It may sound ridiculous, but that’s what I did on my first day of school three years ago. It was my second year of teaching a college-level course, and just before my 9 a.m. class, I pulled a neck muscle, leaving me unable to turn my head to the right. So I spent the entire class period looking to my left and shifting my entire body just to see the students on the right side of the room.

It may not have been the funniest first day of school at the time, but thinking about it now cracks me up. I can’t even imagine what my students were thinking!

Now that I’ve shared my ridiculous first-day-of-school story, it’s your turn to do the same. But luckily for you, there’s a prize involved. Just leave a comment sharing your funniest, wackiest, or most embarrassing first-day-of-school moment (as either a student or a teacher) before the end of the day on Friday. We’ll choose one lucky commenter to receive a classroom kit full of loot your whole class will enjoy: robot stickers and tattoos, fun window clings, and a free poster (see below).

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Caption contest: DVD set giveaway!

As we mentioned last week, we are celebrating the beginning of another school year with a bunch of back-to-school giveaways, and we’re starting today.

Last year we showcased some of the artwork of our talented illustrators by holding a caption contest, which was so well received that we held another one this past April. The entries only got more hilarious. So we’re excited to hold another one this week.

Enter to win an Imagine Island DVD set (a $70 value) by submitting a caption for the illustration below. We’ll choose the best caption and announce the winner on Friday, August 12, so be sure to check back here to see if you’ve won. There is no limit to the number of entries one person can submit. The more you enter, the better your chances of winning—so start submitting those captions!

Submit your caption for the following illustration in the comments section below to enter to win a free Imagine Island DVD set. Good luck!

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