Teachers – Enter to win a $3000 grant! #HowBigIsABillion

How BIG is a billion dollars? Hard to comprehend, huh?! I think so! We know it’s a WHOLE lotta money, but how big is it really? Well, teachers, H&R Block is asking just that. They want YOU (classroom teachers and homeschool educators) to turn the idea of a billion dollars into a math assignment for a chance to win a $3,000 grant!  As a former teacher, I LOVE this contest! This post is for ALL of my teacher friends out there! H&R Block Billion Dollars Teacher Contest Teachers are invited to submit real-life examples that illustrate the concept of a billion dollars.  Can you even imagine that much money?! Did you know that $1 is enough to fill 2,983 bathtubs?! Ha! Or, for teachers, how about this…How Big is a Billion

How Big is a Billion? Contest Details

  • The contest runs through March 14, 2014 and to participate, teachers must submit a brief explanation and image of the creative concepts. To access the application, “like” the H&R Block Dollars & Sense Facebook page.
  • Submissions should be square image, minimum size 650×650 pixels, with description of math and research utilized to create the example of the size of $1 billion.
  • There are three prize categories: Elementary School, Middle School and High School and each level will be awarded a Grand Prize ($3,000 grant), 2nd place ($2,000 grant) and 3rd place ($1,000 grant).
  • The first 50 entering educators will receive a $50 Gift Card!
  • H&R Block has teamed up with WeAreTeachers, an online resource for lesson plans, professional development resources, grants and contests for teachers, to select the finalists and help encourage participation. H&R Block will select the grand prize winners.
  • Entries will be evaluated based on accuracy and creativity.
  • The contest is open to teachers and homeschool educators.
  • Each participant can submit up to eight entries.

Join us for a Billion Dollar Twitter Party!

When: Tuesday, March 11, at 12p ET / 11a CT / 9a PT

Where: We’ll be on Twitter – follow the #HowBigIsABillion hashtag to track the conversation. You can see the details and RSVP via this Twtvite: http://twtvite.com/howbigisabillionHashtag: #HowBigIsABillion

Prizes: We will randomly award five prizes throughout the party, from all eligible correct responses to trivia questions. Each consists of a $200 gift cards. (No purchase necessary. Entrants must be legal residents of the United States, 18 years of age or older.)

Hosts: @theMotherhood, @theMotherhood25, @CooperMunroe, @EmilyMcKhann, @HRBlock

Your fellow co-hosts:

Alicia, Making Time for Mommy – @aliciamarie112

Caroline, Smarty Pants Mama – @SmartyPantsMama
Chelsea, Someday I’ll Learn – @somedayilllearn
Elaina, A Time Out for Mommy – @atimeoutformommy
Erin, Making Memories with Your Kids – @EMakingMemories
Jennifer, My Boys and Their Toys – @Lovesmytwoboys
Julie, Julieverse – @JulieMPron
Maegen, Sounds Fun Mom – @SoundsFunMom
Sara, Mom Endeavors – @momendeavors (<— Hey, it’s me! 😉 )
Vicky, Mess for Less – @MessForLess
Hope we’ll see you there!!
If you’re a teacher, hope you’ll enter! If not, please pass this info along to all of your teacher friends!
This post and my participation in the twitter party are part of a sponsored campaign with H&R Block.

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