Saturday, December 29, 2012

Thank you Giveaway!

Hi Everyone :)  I'm feeling a bit out of touch lately!  I had high hopes for this winter break and it seems as if things are not getting accomplished like I wanted them too.  I have been having too much fun with the little guy at the top there :)
Santa was good to us all this year.  I got a new camera from my hubby so now I can share more pictures!  How about you?  What did you get?
I have a zillion projects swirling around in my head and can't seem to get rolling on ANY of them... not to mention the disasters all over the house that need to be cleaned/organized/picked up! Ugh.
So instead of working on school related projects I have resorted to my son's 5th birthday invitations:
Those of you who have children or grew up playing Mario Bros may recognize this :)  My son is a HUGE Mario fan.  So, when the mushroom comes out of the question mark box the invitation is attached.  Cute right??  My son shares his party day with his cousin who is 2 weeks older than him- so we are also doing a Ninja Turtle theme for him.  I'm working on getting pizza boxes for the favors that will say "Cowabunga Pizza" on them or something like that :)  I'll share when I get them finished:)
When I get my booty in gear, I have LOTS of ideas ... one will be a "Set 2" for my word problems.. these will be more challenging and great for the second half of the year.  Also, I have some GREAT President's Day projects and winter projects (including a cute snow globe project I will share in the next post).  Finally, I want to create some more writing wheels and some more advanced sounds to go along with my long/short vowel packs.
Have you made it this far??  If you have... thank you!  I was just saying to another blogger that it is so nice when people visit and leave comments so you know that people are actually reading your blog posts :)  I am also guilty of reading/stealing ideas and not leaving a comment to say I was there.  I will be trying harder with that in the upcoming year.  So I am going to do a quick giveaway here...today!  Just leave a COMMENT- I'd love to hear about a post you've enjoyed reading on here...or a future blog post idea.  I will chose a random commenter to win any product from my store AND $10 to either TpT or Target!!
Thanks for reading... YOU are what keep me sharing and pushing me to get better at what I do!!
Winner will be chosen Sunday night (12/30)!
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46 comments:

  1. Just letting you know that I read your blog! I agree it is great to get comments. I am trying to decide what to do on my break. Do I declutter junk drawers and closets or work on school stuff?

    Shelly

    Smiling and Shining in Second Grade

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  2. I also follow your blog! Thanks for all the great ideas you share!

    Bethany
    FabandFunin4th!

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  3. I adore your son's birthday invitations! Too cute!! I am also guilty of being a non-commenter... although, Christmas break has certainly given me a lot more time to comment! I always enjoy your blog posts-- loved the one you did recently about mysteries! Have you read The Pine Park Mystery with your class? It's written in the form of a play and my 2nd graders always enjoy it! Enjoy the rest of your break!!

    Kate
    EduKate and Inspire
    edukate.inspire@gmail.com

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    1. Oh the mystery post was one of my favs too!! We do read Pine Park - its a story in our Basal :) thanks so much for following!

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  4. I really enjoy reading your blog! You share lots of valuable tips! I look forward to seeing your new camera being put to use in the classroom!

    thepolishedteacher@gmail.com
    ThePolishedTeacher

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  5. I follow your blog ~ I enjoy reading your posts! HAPPY NEW YEAR! :o)

    Cindy
    ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks Cindi!! So glad to know there are people out there reading my posts!! :)

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  6. I loved when you posted about your Writing Wheels. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

    Denise
    taskcard123@yahoo.com

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    1. Ohhh I love the writing wheels :) thanks so much for reading!!!

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  7. I love getting comments on my blog. I like reading all your posts. You never know when what you have to say is what I need. Thanks for the opportunity to win.
    marciahoj@gmail.com
    Learning in Bliss

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  8. Oh I love the invitations...so creative. I have been trying to do better with leaving comments as well! Thanks for the giveaway!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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    1. I agree that commenting can be hard but it definitely makes the blogger feel better! :)

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  9. It's hard for me to choose one post! You have so many generous giveaways, that it always keeps me coming back :) I appreciate how kind and giving you are to your followers! It is a real treat

    Cheers!

    Rae
    rachaelaschauer@gmail.com

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    1. Wow!!! Thank you for that nice comment!! I do try very hard to giveaway more than I promote my "products" - thanks for noticing! :)

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  10. I'd love to see a future blog post about scoring writing...the bane of my existence! But I love reading whatever you write about.

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

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    1. Aww thanks Suzy!!! I will try and do a writing rubric post- great idea!!!

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  11. Your Santa cupcakes made my little boys very happy! That was the last recent thing I used of yours. :)

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    1. Yay!!! See- I didn't think anyone even saw that post! I'm so glad you and your boys liked the cupcakes!!!! Yippee!!

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  12. My favorite post was this one: http://toristeachertips.blogspot.com/2012/12/fun-and-easy-holiday-projectstreats.html because they were actually crafts that were easy enough (and cute enough!) for my young ones to make.

    cheriemae@gmail.com

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    1. Yay!!!! So glad it was helpful to you!!

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  13. I totally agree with your comment about comments. I'm just as guilty as the next person, but I also get so excited when I see a new comment to read! Love your blog! Keep posting!

    Dana :)

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  14. I follow your blog. I also have a problem not leaving comments. I'm going to try to leave more comments in the coming year.
    Carolyn
    dopey0222@gmail.com

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  15. I love the writing wheels and the Christmas craft ideas. I am always looking for new ideas for my first grade sweeties. I am so guilty of reading blogs and not commenting. Maybe this will be a New Year resolution. Thanks for doing this giveaway!
    Lori
    Lvanhove@comcast.net

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Lori! Yes my resolution will also be to comment more!

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  16. I love the post on turkey trouble, the child who made the owl - wow! I plan on doing this next year! Thanks for all your ideas. I read every post.
    Michelle
    Inlikeflynnm@yahoo.com

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    1. Yay!! Loved those turkeys!! So glad you were able to find something helpful to you!!

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  17. I loved your brain breaks post you did over the summer. My kids love having these little breaks in their day :)

    Lauren
    Lauren.Kassner@smyrna.k12.de.us

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  18. Great!!!! We also love those too- fun and quick! Thanks for continuing to follow!!!

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  19. Tori,
    I'm so guilty of reading and not commenting on so many blogs!
    Your recent post with the Santa cupcakes was ADORABLE!
    Also always love seeing classroom tours in Aug/Sept. So helpful to see pics of how other people organize their room.
    Happy New Year!
    Colleen :-)
    Fun and Fearless in First

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    1. Happy New Year to you too Colleen!! So glad you liked the Santa cupcake post! I seriously thought no one read that one because there were no comments! Thanks so much for reading/following!!!

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  20. Loooove your son's birthday invites! :) -Lauren, lmlynes@gmail.com

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  21. Happy early birthday to your son!
    lraines78@gmail.com

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  22. I follow your blog. I always try to leave comments as I am a brand new blogger and I love getting comments! It's nice to know that someone is reading!
    Hilary
    Second Grade is Out of This World!
    hilzgard@yahoo.com

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  23. I just happened on to your blog through Pinterest. I love it!! Also, I really like your freebie for the snow globe. Can't wait to use it in class. :)

    Kira
    sally_k_99@hotmail.com

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