Too many teachers still are not aware that Teachers Pay Teachers exists. Some time ago there was a discussion on the TpT forums about marketing locally and letting teachers know what a valuable resource TpT is. One teacher wrote on the forums that she decided to get some attention by taking one of her products to a local school and gifting it to teachers there. Another teacher was collecting gift packages to hand out at a teacher's conference. Each package included a resource made by a seller and a few other treats as well! I finally got busy and decided to combine these two ideas. I took my freebie, a foldable math resource to classify angles, downloaded it and assembled it.
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I wrote a note to the teachers on a task card template, added a business card, a 2" shamrock and two "gold" coins. Then all of the materials were placed in a clear cellophane bag from the dollar store. A leprechaun sticker was placed on the front of the bag and it was tied with a St. Patrick's Day-green ribbon. The packages looked very festive. They were delivered to the school a few days before St. Patrick's Day! I'm waiting to hear some feedback from my friend who works in the elementary school that received the "gifts."
It took me a number of hours to put the bags together after I decided what I wanted to do. I had to go to the store to collect materials at the lowest prices. I spent quite a bit of time pasting the foldable math manipulative together and then more time filling the bags and tying ribbons.
Have you tried marketing at your local school? Do you think it's worth the effort? I would be very interested to hear what you think.
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