Saturday, December 31, 2011

Ring in the New Year with Lots and Lots of Giveaways

There are lots of giveaways going on right now! 

First: Mrs. McKown at Little Literacy Learners is having a fantastic giveaway!  There will be 4 winners!
Hurry on over and enter.  I hope I am a winner!

Courtney at Swimming into Second is also having a giveaway for reaching 400+ followers!  The winner will receive a $25 gift card to TPT.  My wishlish is very long and I would love to win this one!

Kristin at A Teeny Tiny Teacher is having a giveaway for reaching 1000 followers!  There will be 3 winners!  The winners will each receive a $10 gift card to!

Kelly B at Busy in K is having a giveaway for the best pencil sharpener ever!! Hurry on over and check out this amazing pencil sharpener!

Ginger at Ginger Snaps is having a giveaway for two digital art packs!  There will be 2 winners!  Check out her designs at her Etsy shop.

Friday, December 30, 2011

A Holly Bloggy Christmas

This year I participated in the Holly Bloggy Christmas gift exchange.  I had so much fun creating and shopping for a gift for my partner.  I want to thank Caitlin from Ms. Preppy and Sarah from Kindergarten Korner for putting this all together. 

My partner was Randee from How About Them Apples? and I had so much fun creating her gift.  I made her a personalize picture frame, ornament and journal.  I hope she liked them.

I was so excited when my gift arrived.  I will admit that it was very hard to resist opening it as soon as I got it.  However, I did leave it under my tree . . . .  until Christmas Eve and then I had to take a peek.  I don't think I could wait any longer.  My partner was Alicia from Keeping It True in K-1-2.  She gave me a fantastic gift.  I got scrapbook paper, stickers and glue dots.  I love to scrapbook!!  I also got a bag of Hershey's chocolate kisses.  I love chocolate, too!!  Thanks Alicia, I loved my gift!!

Thanks again Caitlin and Sarah for putting all this together!!  I had so much fun!

Thursday, December 29, 2011


Welcome to my blog!!   I am a first grade teacher and this is my third year teaching.  I have been checking out teacher blogs since this past summer.  I found lots of wonderful ideas that I bookmarked and knew I had to try in my classroom.  This fall, I decided to finally make it offical and start following.  What took me so long?  Well . . . . I hate to admit it, but it took me a while to finally figure out how to follow.  However, I didn't know at the time that it would become so addicting.  I also never thought that I would be starting my own blog.  As I begin this new adventure of blogging, I am somewhat nervous and excited.  I hope to be able to share what I am doing in my classroom with the fantastic teachers in the blogging community.