November 14, 2015

Get Your Kids FIRED Up About Reading!

Get your kids FIRED up about reading! Enter to win an Amazon Fire for your classroom!
Next Giveaway Deadline: June 6th, 2016

Did you know that Amazon Prime members can borrow Kindle ebooks for free? I was telling my daughter Amy about this, but I also mentioned that the offer is only good on an Amazon Kindle or Fire. You can't borrow books for free on the iPad even if you have the Kindle app. Talking about this reminded Amy that she had seen the Amazon Fire advertised for $49.99! We looked it up, and she was right! You can now buy a tablet for under $50!

When I saw that price, my jaw dropped! A $50 price tag makes the Fire really attractive for schools to purchase. Furthermore, the deal is even sweeter because if you purchase a bundle of 5 tablets, Amazon will give you a 6th one for free! (Who would have thought that one day tablets would be sold in 6 packs???)

Kids love reading on mobile devices, and it would be amazing to get a whole set of them for the classroom. After Amy and I saw this price, we looked at each other and spoke together. I said, "I want to give one away to a teacher!" at the same time she said, "You should give one away to a teacher!" Great minds think alike, and the message was clear that I needed to do a giveaway!

Post Update: I've decided to select a winner each month, so be sure to check your email the next morning after each contest ends. If you've already entered, you don't need to enter again unless you see an entry option that wasn't previously available. I recently added "Register for a Free Webinar" as a new option. Your name is still in the system and you might be the NEXT lucky winner!
Past Winners: November 2015 - DonnaMary, December 2015 - Winner Did Not Claim Prize, January 2016 - Holly Wilkes, February 2016 - Chava Adams, March 2016 - Winner Did Not Claim Prize, April - Diane Patterson, May - Marcie Stowell

Next Giveaway Date - Monday, June 6th, 2016 
If you are a teacher who would like to win an Amazon Fire for your classroom, fill out the Rafflecopter entry form below. Complete as many options as you'd like; the more options you complete, the better your chances of winning! A winner will be selected after 9 pm EST Monday, June 6th, and I'll email him or her right away to share the good news.

Whether or not you win, you might want to put this Amazon Fire on your classroom wishlist! It's a great way to get your kids FIRED up about reading!

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  1. I entered my school name, but pressed enter before adding the address:
    Midway Elementary School of Science and Engineering
    1221 Harriet Circle
    Anderson, SC 29697

  2. Forgot to put the school name when I entered the address. It is JB Young Intermediate.

  3. So excited about this possibility. Do you know if it supports games such as ABC Mouse?

    1. Amazon has fewer apps available. You can check out their website to see.

  4. Fun contest! Thanks for all you do, Laura.

  5. I also had an issue with entering school address
    Wells Junior High School
    1470 Post Rd
    Wells, ME 04090

  6. I don't think the whole address appeared. :(

  7. I am thankful to have a roof over my head and to have a job I love. #sharingyourblessingstpt (could not find the comment section below the contest)

  8. Hello, I also only typed my school address, and only realized it after reading the comments! My school is Wildwood Environmental Academy. The address I entered is: 1546 Dartford Rd. Maumee, OH 43537.
    Thank you!

  9. Bullard Elementary School, 3656 Old Stilesboro Road, Kennesaw GA 30152; I teach special education there, and my name is Emily Grund

  10. Jefferson Elementary 204 W. Mulberry St Jefferson, Ohio 44047

  11. Thanks for such a generous contest. There are so many possibilities with this Fire tablet! I know my students would love having one in our classroom!

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  13. let out address
    Carol Gilson
    Grant Elementary School
    1528 N5th Street
    Sheboygan, WI 53081

  14. I promise I'll respond to any congratulatory e-mails! Thanks, Laura!Teresa Franks

  15. School name is Woodlake Elememtary. Sorry for any errors. New phone has difficult keypad.

  16. Cindy
    Canterbury Elementary School
    67 Kitt Road
    Canterbury, CT 06331

  17. I also pressed enter before I could finish my address. lol It is Worthington ELementary 450 Allen Ave. Chillicothe, OH 45601

  18. Forgot to put my school name. It's Hamshire-Fannett Elementary.

  19. Something happened before I could enter my school email. I tried to go back to it, but it wouldn't let me. My email is Thanks for all that you do for teachers and our students!

  20. This will support our struggling readers in such a positive way! Thank you for offering this opportunity to us!

  21. Thank you Laura! So generous!