Friday, December 30, 2011

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Liebster Award for ME?

Thank you so much to Allyce from Teaching and Life: At the Beach for giving me the Liebster Award! Yay! I am a horrible blogger, but I am making it a goal to do a better job in the upcoming year!

The Liebster Award goal's is to spotlight up-and-coming blogs with less than 200 followers. The rules are:
  1. copy and paste the award on your blog
  2. thank the giver and link back to them
  3. reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog
  4. hope that your followers will spread the love to other bloggers
Here are my top 5!

1. A Tale of First Grade-a new teacher-let's show her some support and blog love!

2. Adventures in Teaching-love her ideas. I loved using her bat ideas she has posted on her blog.

3. All in a Day with MJ-she is a blogger about 50 miles away from me! I just had to give her the award!

4. Mrs. Bee's KinderGarden-love her blog! I have been stalking it for quite some time!

5. Apple Girl Amber-cute blog and she would love to have you check her out I am sure!

Ta-dah! That is my list! (I agree Allyce, this was hard to do because so many blogs have already been rewarded! LOL)

Holly Bloggy Christmas was Fabulous!

Wow, what more can I say about the Holly Bloggy Christmas event? I enjoyed getting to the opportunity to learn more about fellow teachers..... Caitlyn from Ms. Preppy and Sarah from Kindergarten Korner did a fabulous job with this Holly Bloggy Christmas party! I totally enjoyed it and cannot wait for next year. Thank you both for allowing so many teachers enjoy the giveaway as well as having a gift to open on Dec. 25! I was thrilled when I went to buy something for my Bloggy partner-Cheryl from Crayons & Curls! This is what I decided to buy for her because I didn't think she would have a student buy this for her.
My Holly Bloggy Christmas surprise for my partner Cheryl!
 I have to admit that my Holly Bloggy gift was opened the day it arrived to my house...................I am so sorry, but my son LOVES opening boxes that come to our house. (Yes, he is 12 years old AND nosey so I have all of the online orders sent to my Mom and Dad's house so he won't open them.) 

Anyway, I was thrilled when I got to "finish" opening the box! My partner, Mrs. BeJune, sent me the cute gift below. I got a tupperware bowl full of Reese's-my favorite candy, some Shea Body Butter and Body Scrub from The Body Shop! Thank you so much, Debbie! I loved being a part of this online party and will definitely participate next year!  
My Holly Bloggy Christmas surprise from Ms. BeJune

The Honey Bunch: My First Giveaway!!

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Crafty Community: Celebrating 100 Followers! Hobby Lobby Give-Away!...

The Crafty Community: Celebrating 100 Followers! Hobby Lobby Give-Away!...: What a super marking point for Crafty Community! We've hit 100 followers, and we're hosting a Hobby Lobby Give-Away... Win a $20 Hobby Lo...

Made for 1st Grade: Winter Center Giveaway

Made for 1st Grade: Winter Center Giveaway: We’ve got lots of exciting giveaways in store for you in the the upcoming weeks. The first is a complete set of all our winter themed cente...

My Christmas Card...................and a Giveaway!

Well, I have had the absolute best Christmas break so far.  I wanted to share my Christmas card we sent to our family and friends as well as a giveaway. First of all, I have been blogging since June and so far I have over 100 followers.......YAY! Below is the Christmas card I made for our family and friends. The pictures are from:

1) from the Redskins/Dallas game in November. We went with the Homesley family, big Dallas fans! Well, the Cowboys won the game, but my hubby (a HUGE Redskin fan said this loss will help us in the draft so we'll see).

2) One of my hubby's favorite movies is The Hangover-I promise if you haven't watched this, you should. I didn't like it much the first time, but OM goodness, the more I watched it, the funnier it got!~Honestly! For Halloween went to a dress up party. Hubby dressed as Allen from the movie, our son dressed up but took his stuff off b/c it was too hot, and I dressed as Ellie Mae from The Beverly Hillbillies-I wanted to be comfy. Anyway we had a fabulous time. Ready to see our picture? Here it is:

 I know, get to to the good stuff, so here goes: I have a giveaway that is awesome...................a pencil sharpener!
I have been teaching for 18 years and so far, this sharpener is "all that"! It is the quietest sharpener I have had in my room. I truly do not know how many electric sharpeners I have gone through, but this one has staying power for sure! Another thing I really like about this sharpener is that my students just put their pencil in and turn the handle and they have a sharpened pencil. Yes, it is just like that!

Watch a video of this sharpener.  Okay, so here is what you have to do to enter-there are 5 ways. Please leave your email on each entry.  I'll use to find the winner on Monday, January 2, 2012-did you see the year? Time is flying by! ***Sorry, but this giveaway is only for US residents.***

1). follow my blog ( 1 entry)
2. blog about the giveaway (2 entries)
3. add my blog to your blog roll (1 entry)
4. share a celebration you have in your classroom and what you do-I am always looking for new and fabulous ideas! (1 entry)

I am really excited about this giveaway! I hope you will share it with your friends so they can enter too!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Swimming Into Second: 400 follower giveaway

Swimming Into Second: 400 follower giveaway: I've hit 400 followers! I'm so excited about reaching this milestone that I am having a great giveaway. As a big fan of TPT, I thought I w...

Saturday, December 24, 2011

The Sharpened Pencil: It's a Christmas Giveaway!

The Sharpened Pencil: It's a Christmas Giveaway!: Check out this sweet candy jar my friends made for me. It matches my frog theme SO well! Don't you wish you had one? Well... you're ...

Monday, December 19, 2011

Wowie, Wow, Wow!

Kindergarten Is A Hoot! Giveaway and Winter Math Packet Update!  Hello all!  Hopefully you either enjoyed your first day off, or you are still hanging in there!!  Either way, I have GREAT news for you!!  ...

Step into 2nd Grade with Mrs. Lemons: A Very Merry Giveaway!It's almost Christmas, y'all!  In the season of giving, I am hosting a fun giveaway!  Anyone who has been reading my blog for all of 2.5 sec...

Kindergarten Smiles: Big Holiday Giveaway!! I made a goal at the end of November that I would try to have 300 followers by the New Year. The goal seemed a little hard, but I can't give...

Go check out the great GIVEAWAY at Mrs. Lee's  Kinderkids: 4 clicks, 4 comments and you're done!

Second Grade Shenanigans Grade Shenanigans is having a giveaway! It is a fabulous one so be sure to go and enter right away!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Check it out!

Mrs. Bremer's Kindergarten: The Gingerbread Man...and Girl...and a Giveaway!: Last week our book study and math themes were all about The Gingerbread Man .   I showed my students several versions of the story that we h...

Monday, December 12, 2011

Giveaways for YOU!

Head on over to Mrs. Peterson's Pad. She is giving away a 20.00 gift certificate to amazon! Just think what all you could buy with that! It ends Dec. 14.............

Mrs. Maya is giving away Singable Songs for Letters and Sounds DVD from Heidisongs! I really would love to win this for my little Kindergarteners. Some of them are having a time learning their letter sounds!

Wow, this is a great giveaway from Kindergarten Works. On the site, you can register for a chance to win either the Common Core Assessment bundle or the unique blog design. I am keeping my fingers crossed!  The giveaway ends Dec. 20 so be sure to get on over there!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Get Carried away with this giveaway!

Go ahead and visit Mrs. Davis' site to enter her giveaway! She has several wonderful prizes you can win! The giveaway ends Dec. 10 so hurry on over!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


A Cupcake for the Teacher: Gift Card Giveaway!!! I'm excited to announce that I've decided to do my first ever giveaway!!  It's not too  big, BUT, it's still fantastic!  I'll be giving one ...It ends Dec. 14 so be sure to go on over! She is a new blogger and this is her first giveaway so we want to be sure she gets blogger love!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Here's Your Chance to Win!

Jenn from Finally in First is giving away items from her TpT store! You don't want to miss this one for sure! Crossing my fingers I am one of the lucky 12! It ends Dec. 7 so hurry on over!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Par-tee!

This is one fabulous giveaway you surely do not want to miss!  Oh Boy 4th Grade is hosting a giveaway party for the 12 Days of Christmas! There are 11 different bloggers joining in on the fun...........the only thing missing is YOU! Hurry, it starts Dec. 1 and ends Dec. 12!