Tuesday, March 27, 2012

It's Almost April!

Wow, I just counted down how many days we have left until summer and I counted only 37!!!  That is crazy, but I am getting pretty excited.  So sorry I have been MIA this past week, Spring Break ended and I had to go back to work, as we all know how crazy it can be to go back after a week off.  I hope to be posting some Easter/Spring freebies to my blog this weekend, so make sure to check back.  Leave me a comment and let me know how many days of school you have left!!!

Also, stop by Erica Bohrer's blog and enter to win her Scholastic Spelling Booklet.  She is giving away 10 autographed copies to some lucky winners.  I sure hope that I win!!!  She has amazing stuff for teachers.  Click on the link below to go and enter her contest!!  Good luck to you all, but I hope I win!!! 


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Passing the award on!!

O.K. as I mentioned in the earlier post, I will be picking 15 blogs that deserve an award.  This was tough because there are so many great blogs out there and they are all WONDERFUL! 

Here are my 15 blogs I chose to recieve:

Rules to follow:
1.  You must link back to the person that awarded you the award.
2. Pass the award on to 15 other lovely bloggers.
3.  Follow the person who sent it to you.

So here are my 15 in no special order:
5.  Mrs. McHaffie from mchaffiek.blogspot.com
13.  Tammy from foreverin1st.blogspot.com
14.  Kelly and Diane from madefor1stgrade.blogspot.com

Stop and check out these blogs!!

K-2 Linky Party and a new Blog Award!!

Check out the K-2 Linky Party.  Lots of great blogs out there, click on the picture below to see them all!!

I'm also so excited to be recognized again by Michelle from "Our Sweet Success" with the "One Beautiful Blog" Award. 

I will be posting later some blogs that I think deserve the "One Lovely Blog" Award.  Thanks so much to all those that have joined me on my blogging journey, it means a lot!!

Monday, March 19, 2012

"St. Patrick's Day" Irish Giveaway

And the winer is #14.   This is what Jen said she likes to do on St. Patrick's Day!!

I love to get creative with my cooking/baking and see how festive I can be :)

♥ Jen
The Teacher's Cauldron

Thanks to all who entered.  I love giveaways, and as many of you know I am always doing them.  So keep checking back and be on the lookout for more goodies!!

If you would still like my Easter packet, you can go and get it {here}!!

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Saturday, March 17, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Giveaway

So in honor of my hubby's Irish heritage, he thought I should do a giveaway because of him.  And I said, "What the heck!"  So in honor of the good Ol' Irish, I am going to do a short giveaway.  You have a chance to win my new "Basket Full of Eggs" Easter/Spring packet that I just uploaded to TpT.  Click on the picture to go and check this packet out!!

Just leave me a comment telling me what you like to do on St. Patrick's Day!!  Of course, you need to be a follower of my blog and TpT store.  Contest will end Sunday, March 18th at midnight.  Good Luck!

"And the winner is......"

I am so excited to announce the winners from the "Double your Luck Giveaway"

And the winners are:

Amy from The Resource(ful) Room from Michelle's blog


Pamela Faulk from First Class Teacher from  my blog

Congratulations to the winners!!
Thank you to all who entered and joined our blogs and TpT stores. 

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

An Award Winning Blog!!!!

I want to thank Michelle from Our Sweet Success for rating my blog a Top 10!!!  This is my very first award for my blog and I couldn't be happier!!

I am returning the favor to those blogs that have helped me and the other wonderful blogs that are out there.  Be sure to go and check them out!!

Congratulations, now choose your Top 10 to keep this award going!!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Teachers helping teachers!

It never ceases to amaze me how willing teachers are to help those in need.  With the recent tornadoes that have swept through the United States, many lost their homes, schools, and personal belongings.  Many teachers lost all their belongings and supplies with the tornadoes and now have to start completely over.  I cannot even fathom having to start from scratch to build up your supplies and resources.  Therefore, teachers from everywhere again are joining forces to help those in desperate need.  Please link up to help these fellow teachers by clicking on the heart below. 

Sunday, March 11, 2012

A Weekend Away

Wow, this weekend flew by fast, but on the upside, after this week of school, we have Spring Break!!!!  I am so excited to have a week off to catch up on stuff!!  I have been pretty MIA this weekend and felt lost without being able to check everything on my computer.  I started my Saturday morning with a "Stress Relief" massage with a great girlfriend of mine.  After my two and a half hours of spa relief I loaded up the car with five friends to go to a Bachelorette Party in Kansas City, MO.  We stayed at the Argosy Casino and did a little gambling.  I am so not a gambler, feel awkward doing it because I don't really know what I am doing.  So after I was up twenty dollars, I stopped!!  I finally made it back home and I am exhausted.  Anyways, hope you all have a great week at work and if you are on Spring Break, enjoy!! 

Thursday, March 8, 2012

New Design with bonus giveaway!

So if you haven't noticed, my blog got a new look!!!  I am in love with it!!  My sweet friend Michelle from "Our Sweet Success" helped me tremendously along the way.  I don't
 even want to count how many messages we have sent each other back and forth on facebook.  But seriously, she was a lifesaver.  If you ever need any help with a design for your blog, she's the one to ask for help.  You can check out her page by clicking on her  button below. 

So I thought to celebrate this awesome new design, I'm doing a special giveaway.  Just leave me a comment telling me that of course you are a follower of my blog and one thing you like about the new design!!  Every person that follows me and leaves me a comment with their email will receive my "Hoppin Through Sight Words" packet.  You can check out this cute activity {here}.  This great giveaway will end Friday at midnight!!  That's it!!  Have a great day and TGIF finally!!!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

"Double the Luck" Giveaway

I'm teaming up with the sweet Michelle from "Our Sweet Success" for a lucky giveaway.  There will be one winner from each page.  The winner from each blog will get to CHOOSE one packet from my TpT store and one packet from Michelle's TpT store.  How cool is that, you get to pick whatever item you want!!!!  You have four chances to win! 

BONUS!!!  If you blog about our giveaway, you will be entered a 5th time, be sure to let me know what you did and don't forget to leave your email!!

You can also go and enter on "Our Sweet Success" blog page by doing the same thing!!  Be sure to leave your email address so we can contact you if you are the lucky winner!!  Good Luck!  Contest will end on Friday, March 16th and winner will be announced St. Patrick's Day.

May the Luck of the Irish be with you!!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Ten Frame Work Mats and Flashcards

A Freebie for you!  With the new common core standards, students use ten frames A LOT!!!!!  I've created some fun looking ones for your kiddos to use.  Click on the picture below to go get yours!! Be sure to leave feedback!!!