August 24, 2013

Who's That Blogger - The Big Reveal!!

Who's that Blogger Reveal & Winners!!!

I have labeled the childhood photos with the matching blogs for you all to peek at!! Because of the volume of entries, winners will be notified throughout the weekend. I appreciate your patience as we send out emails and prizes.

Click on each image to see the photo

Winner of the $125 Amazon Gift Card!!!
You will receive an email notification and once your email has been confirmed, I will send you the Amazong gift card!!

Thank you so very much for playing!!
I created a fun FREEBIE for everyone to grab!! 
Please feel free to share the freebie through pins & I always appreciate your feedback!!
Click the image to visit my TpT shop and download the new decorated owl FREEBIE!!

August 20, 2013

Who's That Blogger??? A fun way to win LOTS of prizes!!

Welcome Everyone!!

         Are you ready to have some fun??
                                              ....Play a game?
                                                              .....Win  prizes and cash?

I have teamed up with 65 AMAZING blogger buddies to put together the ultimate Back to School Linky/Giveaway!!!

Each one of my blogger buddies submitted a cute childhood photo & generously donated something special from their online TpT shops for this occasion!! We have included a fun game for you to play for a chance to win over $300.00 in prizes and a BONUS  CASH-PRIZE raffle you can enter at the end of this post!! 


The game is easy to play....

 Your job will be to try and match each blogger with their childhood photo!!! With over 60 childhood photos and bloggers to match up, this might get tricky!! As I mentioned above, each blogger has generously donated one awesome prize from their TpT store. Successfully match a blogger and childhood photo, and you win the prize offered from that blogger!!! The more you matches you make, the more prizes you win!!! 

Check out some of the prizes you could win!!!

but Wait....
That's not all....

ONE lucky follower will win a $125 Amazon Gift Card!! Scroll to the bottom & follow the directions in the Rafflecopter for a chance to win $$$

The link below will open a form that will allow you to submit your answers for the match up. 

Use the blogger links and numbered images to help you along the way!! Each childhood photo has been assigned a specific number. 

Once you open the form, use the drop-down menu beneath each blog button and select a number that corresponds to a childhood photo. 

The form results will be collected throughout the week. At the end of the week, each submission will be "graded" and you will receive a prize for each blogger and photo you successfully matched up!!

The game closes on Friday, August 23rd at midnight (Arizona Mountain Time). Answers will be announced on Saturday, August 24th. Winners will be notified through email throughout the week. 

Use the blog links below the photos to search for clues!!
Click HERE to Play the Matching Game!!


Follow the directions in the Rafflecopter for a chance to win a $125 Amazon gift card!! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thank you so much for participating!!! Good Luck!!!

If you would like to post about this linky/giveaway, grab the special image below to display in your post and link up below!!! Make sure to use the link to the actual post,,,

August 12, 2013

10 Random Things About Me for Teacher Week

1. I cannot make decisions about decorating or crafting or classroom design. Seriously. I am not sure when that happened, but it is super annoying. I stand and hem and haw

 2. I am moving from 9 years as a third grade teacher to being a first grade teacher. It was my decision but now that it is so soon, I am equal parts excited and terrified.

 3. I LOVE listening to music. I listen to country, pop, rap, classical, show tunes.... everything but heavy, heavy metal.

 4. I prefer baths (nice, quiet, warm baths) over showers. I love to read while in the bath too!

 5. I grew up in Ohio. I did things like ice skating lessons and ski club. Now that I live in Texas, people laugh when I tell them and they assume I mean water skiing, not snow! I also say things like pop when I mean soda...

 6. I met my husband the first week of college at the University of Cincinnati. We were friends for a short time and then dated for about 5 years before getting married. We just celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary this July.
SAE formal circa 1999

Our Wedding Day, 2003

With the kids and Donald in Disney this summer

 7. I love to sing - loudly.

 8. I cuss like a sailor. For real. (I am crediting The Tatooed Teacher for helping me know it was okay
to share this fun fact)

9. I cannot draw even a little bit. Every time I see those beautiful anchor charts on Pinterest, I cry a little inside.

10. I am a procrastintor to the extreme. I have about 15 projects in a folder on my desktop titled, "to finish for TpT'" I think this goes hand in hand with #1!

I have had so much fun reading all the other blogs today!! If you haven't linked up already, you still have time!


August 1, 2013

Currently and August Calendar Freebie

Hi friends. I am super excited to link up with Farley this month for Currently. I missed the last 2 months and that is a total bummer! Here we go....

Listening; husband is watching, I'm blogging!

Loving; I read the 50 Shades series last summer. I am on the 3rd book of the Crossfire Series and Holly Hotness Batman..... a girl can dream. (when asked what I am reading, I reply, "smut" Ha

Thinking: I am guessing I am not alone in having too many things to do and too little time. As teachers, isn't that our mantra??

Wanting: hmmm, I am walking and eating better but a quick 20 pound weight loss would be lovely. 

Needing; I am changing themes again this year and I need to get my rear in gear....

Must have's. I always get a new haircut and some new clothes before school starts and I haven't gone shopping all summer. I am dreading it b/c I have not lost as much weight as I'd hoped. Sigh.

Does your school use Journey's? When I taught 3rd we didn't use it at all but my new team does. I am not sure how I will use it yet, but regardless, I know these Roll, Say, Keep games by Teaching With Love and Laughter will make my life much easier! I will use them with my GR groups and I will use them during Daily 5! Check them out by clicking on the picture!

Now, the freebie. I made some back to school calendar cards. You can get them by clicking on the picture below. Thanks for stopping by. I would love to hear from you if you grab these cards!! 

** edited to link up with Classroom Freebies Manic Monday **

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday