Wednesday, July 6, 2011

More giveaways!

Enter the 3 Winner Giveaway at educationjourneyThe contest will end on Sunday at 10pm.

The Moffatt Girls is giving away a Graphics Factory membership. Last day to enter will be Friday, July 15th at 6pm (PDT).

Go Fourth! with Mrs. Owens is giving away the "All in One Organizer" bag with your choice of pattern and personalization from 31 Gifts. The giveaway ends on Wednesday, July 13 at midnight.

Teaching Mrs. Lazenby is giving away a $15 Target gift card. You have until July 12, 2011 to enter.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Woohoo!!!!!!!!! My teaching license came in the mail today!!!!!! I AM OFFICIALLY A LICENSED TEACHER!!!! :)

Speaking of becoming a licensed teacher, Eberhart's Explorers is having a most fantastic giveaway. It's a teacher survival packet. The basket of teaching goodies includes: magnetic numbers, writing utensils, customized note cards, designer post its, scotch tape, gum, band aids, finger nail polish, advil (ha!) and other fun things to stash in your desk! Being a newly licensed teacher, I soooooooo NEED this!!!

Of course, there are some other great giveaways that I'd LOVE to win as well.

Peace, Love, and Learning has put together a wonderful birthday pack!  Head on over there and check it out for yourself. All you have to do is blog about this and she'll sent it to you. Love it! :)

Teaching and Learning Make the World Go 'Round is giving away a $10 Dollar tree gift card and $5 Starbucks gift card. Winner to be chosen July 11.

First Grade Brain is having an AWESOME giveaway!! 3 winners. 10 ways to enter. You have until 7:00pm CST on July 10 to enter.

Monday, July 4, 2011


A little kinder told me so... is having a giveaway. Three easy ways to win a customized apple teacher bag (canvas tote bag with your name on it) $10 gift cards to Target and Sonic.

Lil' Country Kindergarten is giving away a $10 gift certificate to Scrappin' Doodles along with $10 to spend at Deanna Jump's TpT store (or any store of your choice). This giveaway will end on Wednesday, July 6 at 5 PM CST.

Enter the HeidiSongs Giveaway at Learning with Mrs. Parker. Winner will be selected July 14.

If you haven't already, go get your Miss Bindergarten unit and Chrysanthemum unit (both for FREE) from Kinder Kraziness.

Do you like clip art? What about FREE clip art? Well, check out Frog Spot. On the right side bar, click on the frog that says "Free Graphics."

The words to describe the 4th of July

Today we celebrate our freedom. Freedom that has not been free. We have lost sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, mothers, fathers, and grandparents all in the name of freedom. But freedom is not free. We have fought in wars, have lost battles on inner city streets, and have lost rights in the courts. Freedom is not free.

I was looking for famous quotes or speeches made on this day from years past and although there are many, I thought I would share my thoughts of today while sharing a few quotes as well. First I want to look at the word freedom.

Webster Dictionary - the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action.

The absence of constraints in choice or action. How many of us can see ways that even in today's world these absences do not exist? I know I can think of quite a few areas where choice is not 

There are two quotes that I would like to share today. The first is from President Abraham Lincoln and the second from Vice President Dick Cheney.

President Abraham Lincoln: Those who deny freedom to others

deserves not it for themselves.

Vice President Dick Cheney: It is easy to take liberty for granted when you have never had it taken from you.

As we celebrate today with fireworks, barbeques, boat rides, beer, and other celebrations let us not forget that freedom is not free. If you want freedom we must fight for it, every day and not always over seas. The freedom of our friends, neighbors, and children comes from granting liberties to them with absence of constraint in choice or action. It means taking back the streets of violence, taking back and gaining the rights of all people, and teaching our future generations that freedom is not free.

We live is an amazing world with amazing people. Fight for freedom and liberty.

Happy 4th of July.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Even more giveaways

Win a $25 Amazon gift certificate and 5 free items from Sunny Day in Second Grade's TpT store. To sweeten the pot even more, if she reaches 250 followers by the end of the contest, she will pick a second place winner who will also get to choose 5 items of their choice from her TpT store! (I just checked and she has 256 followers now!) Ends Sunday, July 3 at midnight.

First Grade Fresh is giving away a $20 Lakeshore gift certificate. This ends at midnight Sunday, July 3.

The Teacher's Market 100 Follower Giveaway ends July 4. Because it is so close to our country's birthday and celebrating is just in the air right now, she wants to do two giveaway prizes: one lucky winner will get a $20 Target gift card and a second lucky winner will receive the Have Fun Teaching Counting Songs DVD, which has been graciously donated by Have Fun Teaching.

First Grade a la Carte! is giving away a Mother Goose game to everyone free and then is having a giveaway for the rest of her Nursery Rhyme games. Ends at midnight on July 4.

Mrs. Stamp's Kindergarten is giving away a $10 Starbucks gift card to celebrate her lucky 13 followers (which is up to 42 now at the time of this posting). Winner will be selected on July 7.

Pocket Full of Kinders is giving away a fluency pack to 3 winners on July 8.

Adventures in Teaching is giving away a Scentsy teacher warmer. I love, love, LOVE Scentsy and have seen the teacher warmer. I've wanted it so badly, but just never have actually ordered it yet. I would so LOVE to win this!! Ends July 9.

Friday, July 1, 2011

More giveaways

Beth at Primary Connections had one of the most fun giveaways last night. It was a super quick giveaway. She only allowed an hour or two for it. If you found either of her two cats in previous blog posts, you got an extra entry. So clever! I was one of two winners for a $10 TpT gift certificate! That makes 4 giveaway wins in 8 days. I think I need to go buy a lottery ticket. ;)

4th Grade Frolics is hosting her first giveaway: $15 Target gift card and 410 Starbucks gift card. Shopping AND coffee= LOVE!!

Thursday, June 30, 2011


Only a few more hours to enter Erica's Elementary Excitement giveaway for a $50 Lakeshore gift certificate and a $25 Target gift card. She has also added two extra prizes to allow three people to win! The second pick will be a $15 Barnes and Noble gift card and the 3rd pick will be a $10 Amazon gift card. Get in this now because it ends tonight!

First Grade Frenzy is having a giveaway (jewelry, long/short vower activity, and Later Gator Board) that ends July 2. 

My Second Grade Journal is giving away her Making Words Unit. Winner to be selected on July 3.

Plug-n-Plan is having a giveaway for "Hoo's Turn Is It" differentiated file folder game, which is part of her It's Owl Time unit that she recently finished. Just follow her blog, like her Facebook page, follow her TpT store, blog about her giveaway, and leave her a comment and she'll e-mail you the 8 page differentiated center!

A Place Called Kindergarten is giving away a $25 Amazon gift card. Winner to be selected July 4.

Grade 2.0 with Mrs. Adcock is giving away a $15 Target gift card. The deadline is July 5.

Castles and Crayons is giving away a $15 Target gift card. Winner will be selected July 5.