July 2, 2012

100 Followers and an Amazing Giveaway!!


Stop the presses (I may be a bit dramatic) I am at 100 followers!! I can't believe it - I just started this blogventure (I love me some made up words) in early June! I am having so much fun and learning so much at the same time. I can't imagine ever having the creativity to create whole units like some of my favorite bloggy buddies do! I hope that after I get my kindergarten feet wet so to speak, I will be ready to make some stuff that can help other teachers the way their blogs are helping me! Okay, enough mushy talk. On to the fun! To celebrate my 100 followers, I am having an awesome giveaway. Check out what you can win.

Kelly from Teacher Idea Factory will give away 1 item of your choice from her awesome TpT store. I just adore her watermelon back to school unit. What will you choose?

Sour Apple Studioj

Crystal from Kreative in Kinder is going to give away her Zero the Hero pack. Be still my heart... I love teaching math and this ca-ute unit gets kids excited about making 10's!!



Kreative in Kinder




Krissy from Mrs. Miner's Kindergarten Monkey Buisness is giving away her Numbers 1 - 10 pokey pin kit. What an awesome way to help our friends build their fine motor strength!
Mrs. Miner's Kindergarten Monkey Business



 

The lovely ladies over at Primary Possibilities are going to donate two items from their TpT stores. First up, Stephanie is giving away her Super Hero behavior and classroom management pack. Love it! As if that wasn't awesome enough, Stephany is giving away her Summer Fun Awards pack! 







On top of all that awesomeness, I will donate a $10 gift card to TpT to help with your back to school shopping! Can you even stand it???  To enter, just use the rafflecopter below.  I will pick one very lucky winner on Saturday!! "May the odds be ever in your favor!"
  a Rafflecopter giveaway









72 comments:

  1. This will be my first year teaching kindergarten yet, so I don't have any favorite memories, but I'm looking forward to making some!

    mfeikert@embarqmail.com

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  2. I just found your blog through Mrs. Miner's Facebook post. I love your blog. I have been teaching for 15 years. I am loving your blog. Good luck and congratulations on 100 followers!

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  3. I would love to tell you my favorite kindergarten memory, but I have none. Sad isn't it. Oh yes, wait...I didn't go to kindergarten. Does that date me??? lol

    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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    1. Can you imagine kids not coming to kinder now? First grade teachers would have an even more difficult job!

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  4. Congrats! Awesome giveaway! My favorite memory is last year at the beginning of the year a kidlet I was assessing asked me" why are you asking me questions, I came here to learn this stuff".
    marymcgough63@comcast.net

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  5. I don't have my own class YET, but I do teach Literacy K-3 and I have to say that walking into Kindergarten each day and having them yell, "Hooray, you're here!" really makes my day!



    jkmatuch@aol.com

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  6. My favorite memory was seeing all the growth this past year's class completed. I have just returned to teaching K and it reaffirmed that I hadn't lost the ability to help children bloom!

    carylvanfleet@yahoo.com

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    1. I am so looking forward to that. Being in third grade for the last 8 years, I was able to help kids grow and learn but I am sure teaching kindergarten will be a whole new level of growth.

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  7. Congrats on your blog!

    Carrie_d_rcds@yahoo.com

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  8. This year will be my fifth in kindergarten. I love it!
    Awesome Giveaway.

    Samantha Tharpe
    samantha.tharpe@brantley.k12.ga.us

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  9. I am your newest follower. What a CUTE blog!!!

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  10. Oh gosh, my favorite memory of Kindergarten was when we sang songs and the housekeeping center....wow, things have changed so much!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  11. My favorite kindergarten memory was from this year's class. One of my more challenging students was in line tearing up and I could hear him saying to himself,"Okay, you're a first grader now, you can do it, suck up these tears." Oh, broke my heart!
    aaparsons@hotmail.com
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  12. My fav memorial is when the little babies move to first grade

    The growth over the year is amazing!
    pocketofkinders@gmail.com

    Pocket Full of Kinders

    Shuna P

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  13. I shared about this giveaway on FB

    https://www.facebook.com/ShunaP1

    pocketofkinders@gmail.com

    Pocket Full of Kinders

    Shuna P

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  14. I just found your blog and it is awesome!!

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  15. oops I forgot to tell a memory- well I teach preschool and I love it when my kiddos come back after a couple of years and still remember and hug me!!! my email is djdjj@att.net

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  16. My favorite kindergarten memory is of my own experience as a kindergartener and remembering my teacher who was so very kind and caring. She always made us feel special and that we could do anything! I later learned that my kindergarten year was her 1st year of teaching and I had the wonderful opportunity to work with her when I was student teaching! She has since retired but when I'm dealing with a difficult student in my room, I always remember the way Mrs. Gallagher would have handled the situation in such a caring way. :)

    Melissa M.
    melmil831@gmail.com

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  17. My favorite memory from Kindergarten was Dinosaur Day! We showed up to school one day and there were dino footprints through all the hallways leading outside to a "carnival of games" that the older kids had set up for us to play. It was a blast!

    Rachel
    Truelovernr1122@yahoo.com

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  18. Thanks! I look forward to the new ideas.

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  19. We had real chickens and got to collect eggs in kindergarten.

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  20. My kindergarten memory was learning the alphabet! It was my favorite!
    jfischer@csdo.org

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  22. My favorite kindergarten memory, for sure, is eating the little packaged cookies and milk that were given to us each day. Yummy! Congrats on reaching this blogging milestone. Love the giveaway!

    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter
    luvyorkies@gmail.com

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  23. I remember that my kindergaten teacher loved me.
    Liltiny@aol.com

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  24. My favorite memory is just watching the kiddos grow throughout the year!

    kroltgen at gmail dot com

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  25. my favorite Kindergarten memory was my teacher reading to me. brandolpeters1@cox.net

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  26. My favorite kindergarten memory was during my reading practicum in college when I had a little boy tell me more than once I was the prettiest teacher in the school, as well as the best. =)

    Ashley
    arclark2012@gmail.com

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  27. My favorite kindergarten memory was being the line leader during a Halloween parade.
    rmariemuniz@hotmail.com

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  28. I loved kindergarten! I loved my teacher. I gave her a hug and kiss each day before I left. And... it was only half day kindergarten. I was in the morning kindergarten class. Stephanie (Primary Possibilities)

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  29. I just started following your blog - it's great! I love everything about kindergarten and marvel at the growth and changes that occur every year. I've taught for 24 years and when I was young, kindergarten was only available in private schools so I did not attend kindergarten.:)
    Tina
    khaddington@cox.net

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  30. I remember being able to read to the class when I was in kindergarten (I was an early reader). I was so proud of myself and felt so important lol. I also remember the fun activities that we did to learn each letter of the week. I loved when I was in kindergarten!
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  31. I remember that we had an ammmmmmmmmmmazing slide inside hehe
    Blessings,

    Jessica Stanford
    Mrs. Stanford's Class
    I hope that you'll join me for my giveaway ♥

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  32. My favorite kindergarten memory is getting to wheel a wheelbarrow with another student down to the cafeteria to pick up the milk for our snack time. I have no idea why I remember that!
    lraines78@gmail.com

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  33. My favorite K memory is the 100th day of school. We did so many fun activities! I remember specifically making hats and going up on stage (for something)! Cason.schulze@gmail.com

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  34. My favorite memory is looking for the gingerbread man. He ran away.

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  35. I loved my kindergarten teacher! She was the best!!
    bl3982@yahoo.com

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  36. I loved, loved, loved playing in the kitchen area in my kindergarten classroom, oh so many years ago... I am making the move from 1st grade to kdg so I am excited about making memories with this new bunch of kiddos!
    Cathy
    beagle2love@hotmail.com

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  37. Love your blog! :) My favorite memory of kindergarten is having fun and having lots of books read to us! It was a long----- time ago! I have been teaching over 23 years and many have been in kindergarten. I just love when my last year kindergarten kids come to hug and visit during Meet the Teacher Day! I think it helps my new little ones and their parents know that I will love them too! :)
    My Kindergarten Kids

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  38. As a kid - nap time! I love your blog. The graphics are too cute!

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  39. I was only in Kindergarten for 5 days. I was tested and sent to first grade, so I never had the K experience. I do remember having that old time cardboard yellow school box with a bus on it and the flip top. So I guess that would be my memory.

    pinksmyink@gmail.com

    Faithful in First

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  40. I am also loving the owls!!!! I blogged about your giveaway here:

    http://faithfulinfirst.blogspot.com/2012/07/giveaways-galore.html

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  41. My favorite kindergarten memory is growing sunflowers to take home at the end of the year. I was so small that mine grew way taller than me! My dad planted it in my garden at home after. So much fun!

    I am a new follower on your blog! Love it so far, keep up the good work!

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    1. Great memory. Thank you for your kind words!

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  42. My fav kindergarten memory was when I A-side if anyone knew who lived in the White House and a little girl raised her hand and said, "I live in a white house."
    Hatch_s@betheltate.org

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  43. That should say I asked if anyone...

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  44. My favorite memories are when my kiddos come up to me and wrap their arms around me waist and say "Mrs. Lesa, you are the best teacher ever and I love you." Oh how my heart melts. Also, I had one last year that called me Mrs. Pretty and wanted to kiss me every day when he left to go home.

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    1. oops...forgot my email.

      lesa.davis@ccstn.com

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    2. Yes, that always makes us smile. Especially when the sweet words come from some of our more difficult friends!

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  46. My favorite kindergarten memory is from when I was in kindergarten! We put on a little song and dance for the parents and we wore sunglasses while singing a Beach Boys song. I was such a shy little girl, I was happy to hide behind those glasses! When the song ended, I wouldn't take them off and the audience thought it was hilarious!! I wore them the rest of the show :)
    Ashley
    ashleyhorn87@gmail.com

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    1. awww,, are you still shy? My daughter is about to enter Kinder and I could see her doing this!

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  47. My favorite memory from kindergarten (which was a LONG time ago) is getting to direct the rest of the kids during a music performance at a program for parents. I still remember - up, down, left, right..... :o)

    Cindy
    ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

    I also had to sit behind the piano in kdgn cuz my friends and I were climbing on the desks...... Behind the piano was a BAD place to be! :o)

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  48. Hello! I just signed up to be your newest follower! I just found you over at Primary Possibilities. I love your site; I'm obsessed with owls right now. Congrats on 100+ followers; hopefully, I'll get there soon! Come and check out my blog if you have a chance.

    Lilian
    me teach good

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  49. I just found you on Primary Possibilities. Congrats on 100 followers! I'm working my way there, almost to 60! Are you a new teacher? My favorite kindergarten memory was graduation. We got to wear the caps and gowns, and we did this "Alphabet Soup" song that we basically yelled, but I remember thinking we were so awesome!

    Melissa
    The Dalton Gang
    melissa.dalton@live.com

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  50. My favorite memory of kindergarten was when we had naptime. I never needed to take a nap, but we HAD to lay down on our little carpet squares and we had to lay still, no fidgeting because it was distracting to others. We each had designated spots in the room and mine was right in front of the teacher's desk. I could see her feet. She would give out these pencil eraser size stickers to the student who would be the quietest and who stayed on their carpet the entire time during nap time. I thrived on getting one of those stickers. Since I never took a nap, I would watch my teacher's feet and when she went to get up from her desk I would close my eyes and lay as still as I possibly could, to increase the chances of winning a sticker.

    I have to laugh about it now because the sticker was literally no bigger than an pencil eraser tip. :)

    Heidi
    My (Not So) Elementary Life
    mynotsoelementarylife@yahoo.com

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  51. I do not remember too much from Kindergarten but the one thing I do remember is nap time. I guess that just goes to show what I thought was important back then. :)

    charlotte.delaune@gmail.com

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  52. My favorite K memory (as a teacher!) is the amazingly wonderful things my students say. I was lucky enough this last year to have a fabulous student who said the most simple but yet hilarious things...one of my favs:
    Me: Why did you stop cutting?
    Student: I have some bad news for you...my phalanges hurt!

    I love K and you will too! Thanks for the giveaway!
    Sara
    saranorman01@gmail.com

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  53. Oh my goodness....there is no WAY to select just one favorite memory. My kiddos said the greatest things last year. One student told me that he swallows his dimples and they go to his stomach. Another student would come in singing a different pop song each week and the words he sang never matched. Oh my goodness, I have a million of these stories. I loved my little ones! :o)

    Jennifer
    jennkeys @ gmail . com

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  54. Ok...favorite Kindergarten Memory....I have reading glasses and can never keep up with them in the classroom. I searched most of the day for them...I finally made the comment that I guess I was going to need to go to the dollar store and buy a bunch of them to lay around the classroom (which is what I do now). The next day this sweet child brought me her grandmothers bifocals. I called grandmother and she had been looking for them all morning....just love kids!
    kinderdots@gmail.com

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  56. When I started school in my country school, we did not have kindergarten. That tells you how old I am, old as dirt! Congrats on your first 100, here is to many more followers.
    kathy
    kswitzky@usd345.com

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  57. Here is a link to my post about your giveaway! http://babblingofablissfulbride.blogspot.com/2012/07/giveaways.html?m=1

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  58. Congratulations on 100 followers!

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  59. I must be old. I don't have many from which to pick a favorite. I do remember playing "Red Rover" on the playground. The only other memory I have is of feeling inadequate at coloring. My friend colored neater than I did. So, I guess Red Rover is my favorite memory.

    amelias.schaeffer@gmail.com

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