Eleven 2020 Back to School Freebies for Teachers

Many schools are planning a hybrid schedule for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. That means teachers need to prepare a virtual, and a live classroom simultaneously. As a mom, I also have to begin thinking about the home instruction environment that I will offer my own children. Before I begin to spend money out of my pocket, I always scour the internet for resources to help stock up my classroom. Check out these teacher freebies and offers below to help get all of your classrooms ready for the new school year, because this year, we need to be ready for anything!

Dinosaur Train Education Resources– The PBS show Dinosaur Train has educational resources in their tool kit for teachers that details dinosaurs, and nature. Fill out the form to get your free kit!

Free Hand Sanitizer.-  Who doesn’t need hand sanitizer in their classrooms right now? Fill out the form to improve your classroom health with a dispenser and hand sanitizer- you may be able to qualify for extra resources for the entire school!

FitSpot If you are looking for flexible- spaced sitting options for free-reading in your classroom, this complimentary sample of a circular padding you can use as a floor sitting area for your students. Click the link to claim your free sample.

Freebooks. Richard C. Owen Books will send free book samples for teachers of grades pre-K to 5. To get your free books, just call the number listed on the site. Happy reading!

FreeErasers– As often as students ask for pencils, they ask to borrow erasers. New regulations call for no shared materials. RENTACALC.COM is here to help by offering all teachers a full class set (one per student) of erasers – free, with no shipping costs.

FreePencils– If you are an educator currently teaching in the United States, you can request a package of FREE #2 HB Dixon Ticonderoga pencils for every student you teach, with no shipping costs. Students need pencils every day, every class. We can never have enough pencils.

Free-rulers – Looking for new rulers this year? Just fill out the form to receive your free rulers. You can get a six-inch wooden ruler for each of your students! They even cover shipping costs!

PassItOnPosters&DVDs – Sign up to receive free posters and DVDs sent to you at no cost. There are no options, though: they will send out whichever posters/DVD/s they are making at the time of request.

Pearlonly is launching a ‘Pearls in School’ program to educate children in the process of pearl culturing and the oyster life cycle. Best of all, you get free pearls out of the kit!  The kits are free, but the shipping cost is $25.

SchoolmateGoodiesSign up for the catalog from this company and you’ll get your choice of a planner, folder, or wall calendar as a free gift! Which one do you need for September?

StosselDVD: Sign up to receive a free educational DVD from Stossel with no need for credit card information. All you have to do is sign up for an account and then provide feedback about the DVD.

Super Peace MonkeysYou can get a free “Confidence, Kindness, and Mental Health SuperPowers” kit for your students from Super Kind You free. Just fill out the form!


-Jessica Cicalese Kurtz 



Jessica Cicalese-Kurtz, MA, K-12 Teaching and Technology; BA, K-8 Education; BS, Biology, Science and Engineering, is a high school STEAM Bio and AP Research teacher at Toms River High School East. Jess is also the Science Fair Coordinator at Toms River Middle School South. Jess has written curriculum for K-8 Science and High School Biology, as well as designed and implemented workshops for teachers. She is a freelance writer, wife, and budgeting mom of four who loves to travel, enjoy nature, connect with animals, and read.

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