Hello Friends! I am so excited to be teaming up with my really good friend and imagestuff.com to bring you an amazing giveaway! THREE lucky winners will win 35 Brag Tags and chains! The very best part is that you get to pick a stock tag, or customize a laminated tag just for yourself! If you have never heard of Brag Tags, head on over to imagestuff.com and check out their amazing products.
My friend blogged about the tags HERE and has been a loyal customer for over a year now and she has been hooked ever since. Check out her bulletin board:
Here is how you can win...you have 3 ways to gain entries. #1 is the most important because it will support imagestuff.com! They have an awesome blog that posts great ideas and tips for teachers! Plus, they host some amazing giveaways themselves!
1st entry: follow imagestuff's blog HERE. IMPORTANT: When you follow, it will send you a simple confirmation email to accept. PLEASE confirm that you want to follow the blog. Your entries will not count unless you confirm! Leave a comment on this blog here that you followed AND confirmed along with your email in case you are the winner.
2nd entry: Follow my TPT store HERE and leave a comment with your email address again.
3rd entry: Follow my friend's TPT store HERE and leave another comment with your email address again.
RULES: Giveaway open to U.S. residents only. Must be 18 yrs or older. Giveaway ends Monday, November. 13, 2012 at 11:59 PM EST. Rules must be followed; all entries will be void if you do not confirm the email from imagestuff.com to be a follower of their blog. Winners will be selected using Random.org and will be emailed with details on how to claim your prize. In the event of no response, no new winners will be chosen. Blogger is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Prize fulfillment comes directly from participating sponsor. By entering this giveaway, you agree to have read these rules. GOOD LUCK!
And since you made it this far down the post, please enjoy this freebie! (Click on the image below!)
So I know I've totally been a blogging slacker lately, but I actually have a good reason! And here it is...
We feel so blessed and are finally ready to tell the world! (I've been a little nervous about it - it's been a LONG time coming -and my 2 teaching partners had been sworn to secrecy even though it was TOTALLY obvious quite a few weeks ago!)
I finally told everyone at work yesterday and it was so nice to get so many hugs and well wishes. I actually got to see my little pumpkins on Wednesday and they were very active. It actually looked like they were punching each other. Not already! lol
So I've been totally and completely exhausted and so all I do is lie around in my pj's and either nap or eat. They say you start to get more energy in the 2nd trimester...Maybe the 2nd half of the 2nd trimester?
Now I could've been blogging and making new things for school, but I just haven't had the energy.
By the way, speaking of my teaching partners, I don't know what I would do without them. They have helped me in so many ways already this year. They are the best!!! I can't thank them enough!
I have a few sight word games that I made a while ago that I want to share. It's amazing how just making a game a little different can make such a difference. They can go from being bored with one game to loving another even if it's pretty much the same game!
Croak is a game using the first 25 sight words. The children roll a die and move that number of spaces. If they know it they read it. If they don't, they can ask a friend or the teacher for help. If I'm working with a group, we always arm tap the words they don't know. If they land on Croak!, they croak like a frog and go back to start. They really like this game!
This is a pumpkin sight word game, using the first 25 words, like Crash. It does not have a direction sheet, you just have them put the cards face down, turn over a card, read it or ask for help and read it. If they land on Trick or Treat, they need to put all of their cards back. Just like with Croak!, we arm tap any words that they don't know. Clipart for the pumpkin game courtesy of Scrappin' Doodles.
The next few freebies are from my friend and teaching partner, Jaime. If you get a chance, check out her TPT store. She has some really cute Halloween and Election products perfect for your little ones!
TGIF! Even though it's summer, I still love my Fridays because that means the hubby will be off for the weekend! I've often wondered what it would be like if he were a teacher as well? Not sure...
Busy weekend ahead! My niece is turning 3! Happy Birthday Peyton!
The big TPT sale is this weekend and I have lots of info about that below, but I wanted to share a little freebie I made. Yes, it has an owl theme. I just can't stop!! Check it out by clicking on the pic below. I'd love it if you followed me on TPT as well!
Also, my friend Jaime has some super cute freebies on TPT as well. Check these out:
These adorable and FREE Funky Monkey bookmarks are perfect for a monkey-themed classroom, or just as a fun back-to-school bookmark!
These KEEP CALM (and survive the first day!) gift tags would be so cute to give to coworkers on the first day of school. Attach a small treat and you're good to go. LOVE these and they are also FREE!
And now for info about the TPT Sale!
Sunday marks the start of an amazing sale over at Teachers Pay Teachers.
You won't want to miss this event! You can save 20% on everything in my store, plus an EXTRA 10% with the code: BTS12 at checkout! What an awesome way to get your mind back on the "school" setting. Just click on the link below my button to get started shopping!