Wednesday, December 28, 2011

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 rafflecopter.com 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!

60 comments:

  1. I hope I win this because I have the only electric pencil sharpener on my end of the building and it's always getting stolen! Although it always makes it's way back to my room I just know it's days are numbered! And, of course I'm a follower!

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

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  2. Hmm, I think aside from the standard celebrations like 100th Day, Christmas, and Valentines Day, my really big celebration is St. Patrick's Day. I'm about 1/8 Irish but on St. Patrick's Day I go all out. I get out the green food coloring and green glitter and go to town in the classroom. We construct leprechaun traps and a sneaky leprechaun comes into our room and dyes things green and leaves little green footprints on our tables etc. He also uses the potty in our room and forgets to flush - ewww! We never catch him but he usually leaves us a goody like rainbow cupcakes and a pot of chocolate gold coins! So much fun - and a great writing experience!

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

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  3. I follow your blog. Love your family pics:)

    Barbara
    Grade ONEderful

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  4. I follow your blog! (love that sharpener!)
    Jennifer
    laughinbrunette@hotmail.com
    First Grade Blue SKies

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  5. You're on my blog roll!
    Jennifer
    laughinbrunette@hotmail.com
    First Grade Blue SKies

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  6. We do a 'Watermelon Day' in August that is a lot of fun...check it out here from previous years:
    http://teacherweb.com/AL/AppalachianElementary/MsWhitesClass/apt37.aspx

    Jennifer
    laughinbrunette@hotmail.com
    First Grade Blue SKies

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  7. We celebrate when everyone (or almost everyone)learns their sight words with an ice cream party! :)
    Cheryl
    Crayons and Curls

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  8. I follow your cute blog and am blessed that you follow mine! =)

    Heather
    Heather's Heart

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  9. I blogged about your fab giveaway!
    Jennifer
    laughinbrunette@hotmail.com
    First Grade Blue SKies

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  10. I blogged about your awesome giveaway!! (2)
    Jennifer
    laughinbrunette@hotmail.com
    First Grade Blue SKies

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  11. I follow your blog. What a great giveaway! I think I have 10 electric sharpeners in my room that don't work! : )

    ❁Beth Ann❁
    Taming My Flock of Firsties

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  12. My colleague and I always do a Dr. Seuss themed party. We make Oobleck, read stories, play games, and other things. It's gotten bigger and better each year.

    ❁Beth Ann❁
    Taming My Flock of Firsties

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  13. I blogged about your giveaway on my site.

    Beth Ann❁
    Taming My Flock of Firsties

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  14. Oh, I blogged about your giveaway on my site! (2)

    Beth Ann❁
    Taming My Flock of Firsties

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  15. I follow your blog!
    kcahcrim@comcast.net

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  16. We love to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday in March!
    kcahcrim@comcast.net

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  17. I'm a new follower. Must have this sharpener, mine are the worst!
    2B Honey Bunch

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  18. We celebrate Chinese New Year. Do some great art, learn about the year we were born and what it says about our personality (great for writing), play games and generally learn about another culture. I recently saw a new TpT unit for this holiday, too. Wouldn't it be too fun if we won each other's giveaways? :)
    2B Honey Bunch

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  19. I follow your blog.

    taskcard123@yahoo.com

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  20. We do weekly bucket filler sharings in my class for celebrations.

    taskcard123@yahoo.com

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  21. You are on my blog list!
    oops my email is dtklinger@gmail.com
    Tammy

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  22. we often celebrate with all day writing days by dressing up like one of our favorite characters Gooney Bird Greene or we have all day reading days and wear jammies!
    Tammy
    dtklinger@gmail.com

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  23. I'm a follower of your blog.

    First Grade Delight
    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  24. I added you to my list of K Blogs!

    First Grade Delight
    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  25. This year we had an all orange day. (Orange You Glad You Can Read Day ~ found the idea through the amazing world of blogging). My kiddos had so much fun. I will definitely be doing that again next year!

    First Grade Delight
    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  26. I follow your blog!

    Swinging Through Second Grade
    hdawntn@hotmail.com

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  27. I love the books on the side of your blog- so colorful! I'm your newest follower.
     Chrissy

    First Grade Found Me
    chrissyheath@verizon.net

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  28. Your on my blog roll!
     Chrissy

    First Grade Found Me
    chrissyheath@verizon.net

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  29. I follow your blog!

    smatadam@gmail.com

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  30. I blogged about your giveaway #2.
     Chrissy

    First Grade Found Me

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  31. I love the pencil sharpener. I have asked my husband for one for my last 2 birthdays... Nothing yet!!

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  32. I follow your blog!!
    Brianne
    bl3982@yahoo.com

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  33. Well, besides the regular holiday celebrations and birthdays, my class and another class get together to celebrate one special day a month, Winnie the Pooh Day, popcorn day, squirrel appreciation day, etc. familycrafts.about.com has a great list of special days for every day of the year. My kids love taking part in this!!

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  34. I follow your blog!

    kkish1110@gmail.com
    http://growingupteaching.blogspot.com/

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  35. I follow your blog!
    http://theresourseroom.blogspot.com/

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  36. YOur on my blog roll!
    http://theresourseroom.blogspot.com/

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  37. What a fun giveaway! I follow your blog. Thanks for the ideas.
    Caroline
    brantcc@bay.k12.fl.us

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  38. We do a Dr. Seuess day, Slime the Coaches Day, and an Fairy Tale Author's Tea. I would love to win this sharpener especially if it's quiet.
    Caroline
    brantcc@bay.k12.fl.us

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  39. I have GOT to win this...I am in desperate need of a new one and have asked my principal if I can get one and....well, I still don't have one. I'm too cheap to buy my own....MUST. HAVE.

    Holly
    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

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  40. We do a shoeless reader's workshop, I use the Brown Bag Book Club idea from Cara Carroll and do a celebration of books by sharing our brown bags filled with popcorn...LOVE celebrations! :)

    Holly
    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

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  41. I follow your blog!! ;)

    Live Laugh and Love to Learn
    livelaughandlovetolearn@gmail.com

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  42. One celebration we have is our Polar Express Day, and we have an informal celebration after taking the dreaded IOWA test--yuck!! :)

    Live Laugh and Love to Learn
    livelaughandlovetolearn@gmail.com

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  43. I added your button to my blogroll! :)

    Live Laugh and Love to Learn
    livelaughandlovetolearn@gmail.com

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  44. I follow your blog!

    Jennifer
    jenniferlalsip@yahoo.com
    The First Grade Dream

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  45. I blogged about your giveaway.
    http://thefirstgradedream.blogspot.com/2011/12/ring-in-new-year-with-lots-and-lots-of.html

    Jennifer
    jenniferlalsip@yahoo.com
    The First Grade Dream

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  46. I blogged about your giveaway #2.
    http://thefirstgradedream.blogspot.com/2011/12/ring-in-new-year-with-lots-and-lots-of.html

    Jennifer
    jenniferlalsip@yahoo.com
    The First Grade Dream

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  47. I added your blog to my blog list!

    Jennifer
    jenniferlalsip@yahoo.com
    The First Grade Dream

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  48. This is the first year that I celebrated the 50th day of school. I found some free centers that we used during math. We didn't get to do a whole lot though because I didn't have too much time to prepare. However, next year I am going to be ready. I am thinking coke floats!

    Jennifer
    jenniferlalsip@yahoo.com
    The First Grade Dream

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  49. Hey Kelly! I'm back from vacation hopefully just in time to enter!! I follow your blog and love it :) You're awesome!

    Mrs. Bee
    beeskindergarden@gmail.com

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