Tuesday, September 4, 2012

400 Follower GIVEAWAY!!! {we're givin' away the farm!}

With a blink of an eye... I'm all of a sudden at 400 followers!  How the H E double hockey stick did that happen??
Well who cares...let's C E L E B R A T E like it's 1999! :)
I can't WAIT for you to see all that's up for grabs! Yippee!
{can I win??}
First of all... there will be THREE (3) winners!
Winner 1- will get their choice of one $20 gift card from either:

Raining Gift Boxes GiftCard

Buy a Gift Certificate
 2 of these puppies!
Winner 2- will win from ALL of these FABULOUS Bloggers:
1 item- winner's choice! 
Class Journal Jar set!!
Teaching Maths with Meaning
 1 item- winner's choice
Grab My Button!
1 item- winner's choice!
 1 item- winner's choice!
Kindergarten Schmindergarten
 1 item- winner's choice!
$10 gift certificate to her store!! 
and then, she {snapped}
 1 item- winner's choice!
 1 item- winner's choice!
2 items- winner's choice!!
An Apple For The Teacher
                                                         An Apple For the Teacher
                                                          1 item- winner's choice!
Winner 3- will win any 5 items from my TpT store!
Tori's teacher tips   1st, 2nd - Balanced Literacy, Writing, Math - TeachersPayTeachers.com
Enter the Rafflecopter below... and remember to BE HONEST :)
Good luck! 
a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Congrats on 400 followers!
    Our first day of school was today, and one of my sweet bunnies said to me, "Mrs. Nerby, I am just so excited that you are my teacher! I am so happy!" and I said back to her, "When I found out you were in our class, I was so happy too! I am glad you are here!" (I know her family and I truly am happy she is in my class). You should have seen the smile on her face... SO CUTE!!

    Angela :)
    Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!

  2. Congrats! We were talking about Labor day and what we wanted to be when we grow up. One little boy said nothing he would marry a rich wife! :)

  3. At the first day teaching at my current school a student mysteriously appeared in my room around 10:00. I assumed he was new and the office just sent new students down to your room at a moment's notice. I got him a desk, nametag, snack and kept on teaching. An hour later his name was announced frantically over the intercom. Apparently he was a fourth grader who had wandered into my third grade classroom. I have no idea how he could have mixed me up with his fourth grade male teacher with a giant beard. Sweet!
    I Want to be a Super Teacher

  4. My moment is when one year I realized that I had a third sibling of the same family three years in a row! It was pretty cool! Even the mom and I were laughing!

  5. Congrats! It always makes me smile at the beginning of the year when I have families and students to WANTED to be in my classroom! I love feeling happy!


  6. I always smile when my former firsties come up to me and give me hugs. They miss me and I miss them too!

  7. I always smile when kids get excited about new supplies. I am excited too!

  8. I am a new follower to your blog! It seems like every year is an adventure in the beginning. I had one of a twin set when I was student teaching and the twins switched up on us at lunch. Then I didn't realize I had the wrong child until about 30 minutes later when he wouldn't come as I called his name! I was so upset, but it didn't bother him at all!

    KinderKids Fun

  9. My favorite beginning of the year story is a couple of years ago the first thing a student said to me was "I am so glad my mom requested you because I heard you dont fail kids!" Well, I haven't had to fail a kid but I had to laugh :)


  10. Congrats on 400!!

    hmmmm let's see.......... This year when I walked in an my name sign was moved to the bigger room. I worked in a 12x15 closet last year with no technology and now I am in the bigger room and have a smart board!!!!


  11. Congrats on 400 followers!

    A funny moment from today (2nd day of school): I'm helping with bus loads now that I don't have a homeroom. When one of the buses was pulling in, they sideswiped another bus. It was REALLY loud! Fortunately, no one was hurt, no kids saw, and the buses were fine!

    Don't Let The Teacher Stay Up Late

  12. I told ya I'd help you get to 400! So, two years ago, I taught second grade for the first time in about ten years. We all knew that after the next year, a fourth grade teacher in ELA and US History (my formers, and faves) was retiring. Everyone assumed I'd go back to fourth grade, only no one informed the new principal. Here's the funny part: I had 3 families come up to me on "Meet the Teacher Night" who had requested me for fourth grade, because they wanted to have me again, after having had me in second grade. BUMMER, but funny and gave me that warm fuzzy, too!

  13. Congrats on 400! I moved from 1st to 2nd and have 5 of the same kiddos again. One of them was writing about me today. It said: Mrs. Brooks is my teacher. She is lovely, kind, smart and a diva. I said, " Aw you are so sweet but am I really a diva?". She replied, "Sure! You wear dresses all the time!"

  14. I got a migraine in class yesterday and I had to give my yearly migraine talk to my firsties. They helped me as much as they could, you could hear a pin drop. I had to leave because it got worse and they looked so sad. I can't wait to go back tomorrow and see them!


  15. Wow! This looks so great! I'm glad I could be a part of it!

    Kindergarten Schmindergarten

  16. I agree with Vanessa, it looks like the giveaway is going very well:)


    Kelly Teach

  17. Congrats on 400! So glad I found your blog and just in time for a giveaway!


    I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

  18. All the 1st day hugs from last year's students made the day wonderful.

  19. Having my former students pass me in the hallway and telling my kids they have the best 2nd grade teacher always makes me smile!


  20. A student saying, "First grade is so much more fun than Kindergarten!" made my day!
    Owl Things First

  21. What a great giveaway. I love when my old students come by to say hi and give a hug. Makes my day each time.

    kinder.cuties at yahoo dot com

  22. Citrate on 400! That's a big one:)
    "I've been waiting to be in grade one my whole life! I'm so happy." said to me just the other day:)
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers