May/June 2017 – Vol. 29 No. 7

Free Instructional Materials

Posted: Sunday, May 1st, 2011

My wife and I are retired California public school teachers (and CSTA members) with 60+ years combined teaching experience.  We have a LOT of instructional materials that we have collected in our careers that we want to give away to teachers who will use them.  I have an annotated catalog of these materials that I will send as an attached file to anyone who contacts me at shays@ccwebster.net.

Most of the science materials are for grades 2-8, and include a lot of teacher’s manuals for projects and programs like SCIS, TOPS, GEMS, CLASS, Life Lab, Storyline and the like.  Some are complete and some are not.  We also have stand-alone science reference books and resource guides (e.g., Bottle Biology, Toys In Space, Project Earth Science, etc.).  For those who are interested, we also have a LOT of materials for use in Mathematics, Literature, and History. These things are heading to a used book store in Portland, and/or to the landfill unless we hear from somebody, and that would be a total waste.

Scott and Helen Hays (shays@ccwebster.net)

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6 Responses

  1. I began classroom teaching 5 years ago and am acquiring materials for science as I can. Any additions to what I have would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Barbara Jones

  2. What a wonderful offer! Email to you next.

  3. I will be sending an e-mail out straight away. I will be starting my first year of teaching in the fall and anything I can get is a huge help. Thank you so much for your kind offer.

  4. I’m teaching 6th grade — all subjects– and love Earth science, etc., I’d love to have anything softcopy, if possible. thanks!!

  5. I am a 5th grade teacher who is very interested in teaching science. I will send you an email tomorrow!

  6. Thanks to all who responded. We were able to find homes for almost all of the science and math materials in our possession, and a few odds and ends of the history and language arts materials. Just think … sixty years of collected teaching materials almost went to the landfill, but now some teachers in California will be able prolong their life and find use for them with a whole new generation of learners. CCS is a wonderful conduit for sharing things and ideas …

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