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We Have A Winner!!

The winner of the Go Green Earth Day Contest is: Randi S.

Here is her entry:

#1. Book Swap

Randi S. says:
April 2, 2011 at 9:39 pm

Have a book swap! :0) I am an elementary school teacher, and I kicked off my “Caring for the Earth Unit” (& culminated my Dr. Seuss unit) by having a book swap with my kindergartners. Students could bring in 1 or 2 gently used books that they no longer read/wanted. I gave them a ticket for each book they turned in (the kind that can tear apart, from the dollar store), on which I had put a Dr. Seuss/ book swap label. I laid out all of the books the children brought in. As the children turned in a ticket, I tore off the smaller half, they chose a new book, & I gave back the half of the ticket that had the label. We had talked earlier about ways to recycle/reuse the ticket, and agreed that a bookmark would be the best idea. We also talked about how the children could have their own swaps with neighbors, friends, etc. (but I cautioned the children to check with their parents first!). Now my students all have “newish” books to read & “newish” book marks to use, and they had A LOT of fun!

Lots of members thought this was a great idea, a way to encourage children to read and to share with others. Congratulations Randi! 10 credits and $5.00 in PBS Money has been added to your account.


To the 4 other finalists, Congratulations on your great ideas! Your accounts have been awarded 3 credits each.


Thank you everyone for your great ideas to reuse,  reduce and recycle.

Thank you to everyone who posted, voted and to everyone who does their part to Go Green!

Happy Earth Day from the PaperBackSwap Team



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