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Money Saving Advice & Tips for Teachers

Teacher  Whether the sagging economy has affected your wallet, or you're a new teacher without many resources, our money saving tips for teachers will ensure that you have success in the classroom, without breaking the bank. Take our polls asking for ways you've been saving money, read our advice for ways to cut down on classroom waste (which saves money and the environment), and find out how you can get professional development at a lower cost.

Virtual Field Trips & Guest Speakers

Don't let a lack of funding keep your students from having the valuable experiences of field trips. Go on a "virtual" field trip over the Internet, or invite a guest speaker to class.

Polls

Let us know how you handle the rising costs of teaching!

Just for You

Retail stores all over the country offer discounts for educators. We've put together a list of your favorite places to shop that reward you for the hard work you do as a teacher!

Saving on Supplies

Many teachers spend hundreds of dollars of their own money to pay for classroom supplies. Reduce that amount with this advice.

Professional Development

Gain a better understanding of your teaching field, without spending your entire salary on course work.

Highlights

Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon
Join the Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon! Read each episode as it's re-released with newly revealed facts, behind-the-scenes illustrations, and the inside scoop. Make it official by pledging on the blog to read each chapter with Cosmoe. Your students will love following the exploits of these space travelers, and you'll love the educational elements that can easily be paired to the stories.

Handwashing Awareness
Kids are especially susceptible to contracting and spreading viruses during the winter months. Prevention starts with proper handwashing. Show students how to keep germs away.

March Calendar of Events
March is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: National School Breakfast Week (3/2-6), World Orphan Week (3/4-11), Boston Massacre (3/5/1770), Daylight Saving Time Begins (3/8), International Women's Day (3/8), Teen Tech Week (3/8-14), Pi Day (3/14), St. Patrick's Day (3/17), Spring Begins (3/20), Make Your Own Holiday Day (3/26), and World Theatre Day (3/27). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Music In Our Schools Month, Women's History Month, and Youth Art Month!

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

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Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month. Talk to your students about the accomplishments women have made—as well as the adversity they have faced.

Teaching with Comics
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guide to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series, as found on Funbrain.com, will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stores.

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