Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Please shoot us an email if you have NOT received your gift yet and we will check in with your partner. Thanks so much and hope you all had a Merry Christmas!
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Before I do the final givewaway, I wanted to do a few housekeeping things. If you have not received something from your partner, please email us and let us know. We are still receiving emails about people not getting a gift yet.
Here is today's giveaway. (This will run until 10:00 tomorrow night.)
My name is Kelly. I'm a kindergarten teacher from Minnesota (brrr) and my blog is KindergartenKel. I hope you'll hop over and check out my freebies and ideas there.
One of my favorite things as a teacher is Teachers Pay Teachers. Who doesn't love that site?!? I have gotten the best resources, and I do love that my money is helping other educators instead of big companies. I know that the resources I've purchased, especially for Guided Reading, have made me a better teacher. I also love to create and sell products on TpT. Because TpT is one of my (and I hope one of your) favorite things this Christmas, I have decided to give away a $10.00 TpT giftcard to one lucky winner. Good luck to everyone!
Speaking of TpT, I hope you'll head over and take a look my store. Click the image below to see my products.
Yay! Just in time to get you some new products for the new year in your classroom! Here is what you need to do:
-Follow Kindergarten Kel and leave a comment
-Follow Kelly's TPT store and leave a comment
-"Like" her Facebook page and leave a comment
Saturday, December 22, 2012
The winner of Abby's 4 books is Jennifer Alsip!!! Congrats! I will send you info her way!
We have 2 more giveaways...today and tomorrow! Here is today's giveaway.
I am so excited to be a guest blogger and to share one of my Favorite Things in the classroom!
I am currently a first grade teacher in North Carolina. I have taught kindergarten and second grade. I have also been a Title I Teacher and an ICARE teacher - both of which involve teaching reading in small groups or one on one. I enjoyed both of those jobs so much that I went back to school in 2008 to get my Master's in Reading from Appalachian. I loved every minute of it & wish I could make a living by being a full time student!
As my blog title states, "My Heart Belongs in First." There is so much magic that happens in first grade as students unlock the secrets of reading and writing! And let's not forget all the LOVE they still have for their teachers and learning! Hugs, kisses, and sweet notes are abundant daily. Maybe that explains why I am have a constant cold?
I am the mother of three beautiful children who keep me on my toes with laughter and joy. Kaitlyn is in college studying accounting. My son Zach is our comedian who runs track and plays football for the North Davidson Black Knights. The Black Knights recently made it to semi finals in the State Playoffs! Tanner is my youngest who loves to play sports and still likes school. At 11, he gives me hugs in front of his friends and claims to be a "Mamma's boy!"
I met my husband when I was 14 and we married when I was 21. We have been married for 21 years now and are still madly in love. At 20 years, we renewed our vows. It was even more special the second time. For those recently married, my advice is to laugh together, talk together, and to compromise!
I am giving away something I cannot start my year without! It is a must have! Mr. Sketch Markers! Let's face it, we are constantly making anchor charts in our rooms! Why not enliven your senses while you do!
We love some markers! Okay...READY, SET, GO!!!!
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
I am Abby from Third Grade Bookworm! I live in Georgia (hence the "y'all") and I've taught for 11 years. I've worked in 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade but my heart is in 3rd. Their little personalities start to bloom, they are hi-lar-ious, their independence is awesome, but they still need you like a "school mama." Love notes abound and I just love every minute of it. Even the part of the year where they still act like second graders... it usually goes away sometime in October. :)
Since I know we're all anticipating our Christmas Breaks, I have a fun favorite things *winter* giveaway for you! I know that those days off are supposed to be relaxing, but I also know that if you are a blog reader (or writer!) you are not the kind of teacher to totally "check out" of teaching for your entire break.
Admit it, you're planning and brainstorming all of those fun January lessons you want to do as soon as you get back. :)
I have something I hope will make life a little easier - 4 of my favorite winter read-alouds!
I want to make that "back to school" planning a little bit easier for one amazing teacher out there. For me, all it takes is a good book and the lesson ideas start flowing. :) I love, love, love sharing seasonal books with my kiddos and these four books fit right in from December through January!
I will send these super-fabulous books via Amazon to one lucky winner! Good luck!
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The winner of Danielle's giveaway is Jen of Jen's Kinder Kids. I will be sending your address to Danielle so you can get those Sharpies!!!!
See ya tomorrow with another giveaway!!!
Monday, December 17, 2012
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Christmas blogging buddies! Tammy here from First Grade in Storybook Café. I hope everyone is winding
down their days in school before your break and ready for some rest and
relaxation. Here in the heartland of America it is WAY too warm and dry to feel
like December, much less Christmas. This week I had my air conditioning on as
we sang Christmas Carols and made Gingerbread houses. It just isn’t right. I
left Arizona for a reason!
ok for those of you that don’t know me or my blog here is a little bit about
the both of us. I live and teach first grade in a small
rural community in north central Oklahoma known as the Osage. My blog is First
Grade at Storybook Café.
been married to my best friend and love of my life for twenty seven years
(which makes me sound really OLD but we were really young when we married
haha). I love to read, cook, and gather my friends and family in my
home as much as I can.
two amazing kids. Kanten, my son is twenty-three and a recent graduate of OSU
(go Pokes). He now works for the USDA as a Rangeland specialist (no I do not
know how to explain what that is). Hadley, my daughter is eighteen and a
freshman at OSU this year (again go Pokes). She is working toward her degree in
Wildlife Management (and nope can’t explain that either). They are both the
very best part of me and their daddy all rolled up into two amazing
years ago I started blogging because I love to write, then I began discovering amazing teacher blogs and was pulled in by the warmth and
kinship of all the wonderful teacher/bloggers. I can honestly say my teaching
has expanded and grown in ways that never would have been possible within my
small town. I love blogging and the world it has opened up to me.
leads me to my favorite thing…I had a very hard time deciding what I could give away. I wanted it
to be something good, useful, fun, and reflective of me. And then it me…I’m sure you’ve all heard of
Ree Drummond “The Pioneer Woman” well she lives in the same county I do (uhh no
our paths have never crossed) and her cookbooks have some really great recipes,
but more importantly they have some great photos of Osage county.
Favorite Thing-cooking, eating, gathering friends and family, Osage county- and
the new cookbook by Ree Drummond-The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier.
you like it and enjoy seeing parts of northern Oklahoma.
Well ok for those of you that don’t know me or my blog here is a little bit about the both of us. I live and teach first grade in a small rural community in north central Oklahoma known as the Osage. My blog is First Grade at Storybook Café.
I have two amazing kids. Kanten, my son is twenty-three and a recent graduate of OSU (go Pokes). He now works for the USDA as a Rangeland specialist (no I do not know how to explain what that is). Hadley, my daughter is eighteen and a freshman at OSU this year (again go Pokes). She is working toward her degree in Wildlife Management (and nope can’t explain that either). They are both the very best part of me and their daddy all rolled up into two amazing
Two years ago I started blogging because I love to write, then I began discovering amazing teacher blogs and was pulled in by the warmth and kinship of all the wonderful teacher/bloggers. I can honestly say my teaching has expanded and grown in ways that never would have been possible within my small town. I love blogging and the world it has opened up to me.
Which leads me to my favorite thing…I had a very hard time deciding what I could give away. I wanted it to be something good, useful, fun, and reflective of me. And then it me…I’m sure you’ve all heard of Ree Drummond “The Pioneer Woman” well she lives in the same county I do (uhh no our paths have never crossed) and her cookbooks have some really great recipes, but more importantly they have some great photos of Osage county.
So my Favorite Thing-cooking, eating, gathering friends and family, Osage county- and the new cookbook by Ree Drummond-The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The giveaway ends tonight at midnight! Good luck!
Monday, December 10, 2012
We have a winner!!! Congrats to Irene from Learning with Mrs. Leeby! Woo Hoo! She was our first giveaway if you remember! I’ll send your information to Jessica!
Just a reminder today is the deadline to send your package and email us your tracking number! Thanks everyone!
Sunday, December 9, 2012
So with that being said, I'm giving away a $15.00 Giftcard to Starbucks!
Here are a few of my favorite things.......
|If you can believe it I made these about 13 years ago, using the Overhead Projector, transparencies and clear contact paper.|
I just ordered this for my classroom. I could not resist.
|From Really Good Stuff|
|I love these reindeer!|
|I found them at LOWES!|
My favorite movie of course is BREAKING DAWN--DUH! I read all the books about 4 times.
Have you heard the song yet? It's Perfect!
Thanks so much for reading,
I know some of you are DIE HARD coffee fans so get to entering. Here is what you have to do:
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Friday, December 7, 2012
"Girls in white dress, with blue satin sashes, snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes, silver white winters that melt into spring, these are a few of my favorite things!"
So we all know that Bath and Body works is a great gift but this is a gift certificate for you! To pamper yourself! Woo Hoo!
Remember: You MUST be a Holly Bloggy Christmas participant to enter. (I keep getting entries from those not participating.) Here is what you need to do to win:
Follow Herding Kats in Kindergarten's blog - Leave a comment
"Like" Herding Kats in Kindergarten's on Facebook - Leave a comment
Follow Herding Kats in Kindergarten's TPT store - Leave a comment
The giveaway ends tonight at midnight! The winner will be announced on Saturday! Good Luck!
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Yay! Congrats to the winner of Mrs. Leeby’s giveaway - Kelly from Thirsty Firsties! YAY! Thanks to everyone who entered! You will LOVE today’s giveaway!
Hello, I'm Jennifer from Rowdy in First Grade, and I'm addicted to online shopping! There. I said it. Whew! I shop a lot online. Don't get my wrong- the mall is my happy place, but there is something about shopping in your pj's that's very appealing. One of my favorite site's is Erincondren.com.
Are you familiar with Erin Condren products? If you aren't then prepare to be obsessed. My addiction started small. I bought the teacher planner. The teacher planner is AMAZING! It has absolutely everything you need for planning, grading, calendars, etc. Then I just had to have an iPad folio. Now I have holiday labels, note cards and wrapping paper. I'm trying to justify why I must have an acrylic tray! (Surely I need it for something, right?) During the holidays we think of others, but lets face it- we teachers work hard and we love to treat ourselves. So I'm giving away a $25 gift card to Erin Condren! Happy shopping and Merry Christmas!
Seriously??? $25 for Erin Condren?? WOW!!!! Merry Christmas to 1 lucky winner. Are you ready to enter?
Remember: You must be a Holly Bloggy Christmas participant to enter. This means you have HBC 2012 partner and are currently working on a gift to send to them! :)
Here is what you have to do:
Monday, December 3, 2012
Before we have our first giveaway, just a reminder. All partners should have been emailed by now. Remember: Please send out this gift by December 10th WITH a tracking number! Be sure to take pictures before mailing it! Please email us the tracking number and pictures by December 10th! We have already received a few! Now, on the the fun stuff!
The only rules for the giveaway are that you are a participant of Holly Bloggy Christmas 2012 AND that you follow the directions on the rafflecopter! Easy enough! We are so excited about our first giveaway sponsor!