Thursday, July 5, 2012

A 250+ Follower Linky GIVEAWAY!!

  250 something ....
Are you ready for a giveaway!?

So... I wanted to do something different (do you feel like there are a gazillion giveaways??).  So this is a LINKY GIVEAWAY!

A what?  A linky giveaway... link up for a chance to win!  Here is what it is about:

Last summer my school did a super fun contest.  The teachers thought of a creative way/place to be "caught" reading.   I had a blast trying to think of a place!  We then put the pictures on display for all the kids to see!  So...I want to try the same 'contest' HERE!  I KNOW the AMAZING bloggers and readers will not only have fun with this, but will be awesomely creative (I just made that word up)!!  So put on your thinking caps for....


Special thanks to Jessica @ Mrs. Stanford's Class and
helping me out with this!!

Here are some examples...

That's me... reading under a cannon... in the pouring rain!

Not weird to be reading by an alligator! ;)
A co-worker reading with the Cubs mascot at a Chicago Cubs game :)

I am reading in the cockpit of a plane! (this was SO cool!)


This is my principal!  He was caught reading on an Alaskan glacier! :)

So how does all this work?
First, think of a creative place to be "caught" reading... and snap a photo!  Then post (grab the "caught reading" pic above) and link up so we can all see your pic!  You can be the one reading OR have a family member instead (kids, hubby etc- must be related to you somehow).  You don't have to have a blog to participate!  Just email me your picture and I will add you to the giveaway (and share your pic here).  You can share more than one photo, BUT only one should be "submitted into the contest." 

Once the pic is taken... link up or email.  That will automatically enter you into the giveaway.  All photos must be submitted by the end of the day on July 22th so get movin'!  :)

On the 23rd, TWO people will be randomly chosen to win 3 total items from each of our stores (Jessica, Lisa, and myself).

THEN... the three of us (thanks to my two fabulous guest judges Lisa and Jessica) will narrow it down to 3 of our favorite pics and then the voting will be opened up to YOU!  A GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be chosen by the votes and will win....
3 items from my store and 1 item from each of their stores (5 total items) AND... a $20 gift card to a store of your choosing ... oh and the title..."MOST creatively caught reading in an unusual place pic... ever!" - or something like that! :)

Remember to link up!  Let the reading begin! :)
HAVE FUN!


35 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh... what a fun idea! Looks like I've got to put my thinking cap on...

    Maria
    Kinder-Craze

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    1. Yay!!!! I'm super excited Maria! Can't wait to see what happens! :)

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  2. I'm so excited to be a part of this! I can't wait to see the submissions!! I'm going to add this to my post today to get the word out there. :)
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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    1. Thanks Lisa!! Yes, we need the word out there!! :)
      I am thrilled to have you aboard! Now we just need some pics to look at! Hehe:)

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  3. I LOVE this idea. I saw Lisa's post earlier and my wheels were already turning. I cannot wait to participate. Now I have to the hubby on board too :)

    Heidi
    My (Not So) Elementary Life

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  4. Yay!!! I'm so excited Heidi! I can't wait to see it! If you can- spread the word! Thanks!!! :)

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  5. This is so fun!! You have my brain thinking!!

    April
    Wolfelicious

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    1. Weird, I thought I was following you April! I am now! :) Awesome that you like it.. link up.. and spread the word! Thanks!

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  6. Tori,

    Sorry that I missed you on my VBA post. I've got you all linked up now. Thanks for giving me the award!

    Nicole
    Mrs. Rios Teaches Second Grade

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    1. Oh my gosh Nicole! It's totally fine! :) You have an amazing blog and deserve all those awards!!! :)

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  7. This is amazing! I'll be working on a creative picture! I can't wait to link up.
    Michele

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  8. Tori- I am your newest follower and can't wait to snap a picture and enter this contest. How fun and creative! I just started my blog last month but tonight I reached 50 followers! SO excited!
    Hop on over and check it out if you get a chance!

    Patti
    Tales from a 4th (and 5th) Grade Teacher

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  9. What a great idea! Can't wait to try it. I think I'll be using this at school next year, too.
    ann
    The Caffeinated Classroom

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    1. Yay! I am so excited to have you link up! I know I loved this idea too... so much that I wanted to try it here!
      Tori

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  10. What a cute idea!! I am definitely thinking!
    :) Dana
    Fun in 1st Grade

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    1. Awesome!! Can't wait to see it! :)

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  11. I am your newest follower and nominated you for an award!

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  12. What a fun idea! I will email you a picture. I just need an idea! I'm a new follower and would love it if you would check out my blog. :)

    Heather at TeachItToday

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    1. Welcome Heather! Join the linky and get your new blog "out there" as they say :) I'm stopping by now! :)

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  14. Hi Tori! I just nominated you for an award. Come claim it at my blog. I'm sorry I can't link it.

    Elissa
    www.hardworkingteachingmomma.blogspot.com

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    1. Wow, thanks!! :) Stopping by now! :)

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  15. What a great idea... putting my thinking cap on and trying to think of a VERY creative place to be caught reading!! :) How cute would this be to send home as a project for your class?? Oh the possibilities are endless!
    Steph
    sgies328@gmail.com

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  16. Awesome idea!!! Now to think of a creative place, hmmmm??? Thanks for this awesome giveaway, I am now following you :)

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  17. What a cool idea. I'll have to think of something good:)

    ❀Barbara❀
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

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  18. Hello! I am your newest follower. Please follow me too!
    Thanks,
    Mrs. Janelle

    http://mrsjanelleskindergarten.blogspot.com/2012/07/awesome-giveaway.html

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  19. I just linked up! I had a lot of fun trying to come up with an idea. :)

    Amy
    Mrs. Lattin's Kindergarten

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  20. Hey Tori
    Ok, I linked up. My blog post actually has two pictures posted of me both at the same place, but I don't know which one I should "officially" enter. You choose. Thanks for this great and fun idea!
    ann
    The Caffeinated Classroom

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  21. Thanks for organizing this linky. It was fun. Like Ann, I took more than one picture. It was fun!

    Mercedes
    Surfing to Success

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  24. Ok -- sorry for the previously deleted comments. I was having a problem getting the main link I am trying to insert into this comment to work, grrr. But I think I have it now and this is what I wanted to say: Oh nooo!!!I took a picture for this earlier today that I was so excited to share but I was out most of the day and didn't make it back before the link up closed down. It's still only 10:12 PM here in Colorado. I realize this is procrastination at it's very finest but I was wondering if there was any chance my picture could still be considered for the running?? If so, my post and picture can be found linked up {HERE}. But if not I totally understand. Either way thanks for hosting such a very entertaining linky!!

    ❤ -Stephanie
    Falling Into First

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  25. Oh man! I missed linking up! :( My picture is me reading at the top of the St. Louis Arch! It was my first time to see it. If you consider letting me post it, I'd love too...
    Dana
    Enter my giveaway @ Fun in 1st Grade

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