Family-owned publisher Continental is celebrating 80 years with special events and giveaways! Check back throughout the school year for all the fun!

Teaching is a labor of love, and some days, we can all use a laugh. How would you fill in the saying below? Here’s an idea to get you started:

You Know You're a Teacher When...
You dig in your purse for some lip balm and can only come up with a glue stick!
-Rebekah, North Dakota

Please submit your idea in the form below. For every entry you submit, you’ll be entered to WIN a $50 Barnes & Noble Gift Card

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“A big box store gift card to you translates into snacks and pencils for your class.”- Sue

“While sleeping you dream about rubrics to go with future projects.”- Marshalla, New York

“The inside and trunk of your car look like a free for all at the teacher supply store!”-South Carolina Teacher

“You run to Target when another teacher announces on Instagram that the Target Dollar Spot has been restocked with classroom goodies.”- Marlene, New York

“Your husband is afraid you're going to create a behavior chart for him.”- Third Grade Teacher

“You save EVERYTHING... because you never know when you might need it for a lesson!” -Mississippi Teacher

"The kids try to guess your age. One guesses 99 and one guesses 20, when you are actually 57.”- Vicki, Ohio

“It is Saturday or Sunday and you can eat your lunch in about 5 minutes.”- Dara, Pennsylvania

“You skip-count your items at the grocery store.”- Minnesota Teacher

“When you tell your husband to go potty before you both go out for the evening.”-Raquel, Illinois

Continental’s 80th Anniversary Campaign Terms and Conditions: No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. By entering your teacher story, you agree that your submission may appear on Continental's social media accounts (including but not limited to: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ and LinkedIn); your story may be used in future content material (blogs, infographics, videos, etc.) to be used in digital marketing efforts for Continental; that you are 18 years of age or older upon submission of your story.

Users will be asked to submit teacher stories in celebration of Continental's 80th Anniversary and its product offerings. Participants will be asked to submit their name (first, last), Email, Grades You Teach, Subjects You Teach, State You Teach In, and a comment field to complete the question, “You Know You’re A Teacher When….” An option will be provided where participants can sign up for emails from Continental, in accordance with the Privacy Policy.

Random drawings will occur throughout the lifetime of the 80th Anniversary Campaign. Winners will be contacted via email and will have 48 hours to respond with a mailing address in order to claim their prize. If the 48 hours lapses and there is no response from the winner, a new winner will be randomly selected. Prizes will be shipped at no cost to U.S. residents.

Campaign Sponsor: Continental, 520 East Bainbridge Street, Elizabethtown, PA 17022.

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There’s more fun to be had!

Check back throughout the year to see the other 80th celebrations that we have planned.