Separately, we recently came across two contests that sound like they could be fun for your students / children. If you're a teacher, perhaps it could be a classroom project. These contests are not associated with Adopt-A-Classroom in any way, but we wanted to put it on your radar in case your students / children would like to participate:
IN CONNECTICUT: K-5 Contest to Dream Big! The 2011 CHET Dream Big! Competition is a drawing and essay contest for K-5 students in Connecticut. The contest aims to encourage families to start thinking about how higher education may help children realize their dreams and make a difference in the world, and to promote the importance of saving for college early. Children will be able to express themselves creatively for a chance to win prizes.
PLUS! The top ten teachers whose students submit the most entries will receive a $50 prize to help purchase classroom supplies.
The contest will run from February 7 through April 4, 2011. For more details, go to http://www.chetdreambig.com/.
NATIONAL: Doodle 4 Google
Doodle 4 Google is a national competition inviting K-12 students across the US to use their artistic talents to think big and redesign Google’s homepage logo for millions to see. The theme of this year's contest is "What I’d like to do someday..."
Guest judges include Whoopi Goldberg and Jim Davis, the creator of "Garfield"... sounds pretty cool to us!
One lucky student artist will take home a $15,000 college scholarship and $25,000 technology grant for their school, among many other prizes.
Registration closes on March 2, 2011 and entries must be postmarked by March 16, 2011. The winning doodle will be featured on the Google.com homepage on May 20, 2011! For more details, go to www.google.com/doodle4google.