Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Be My Valentine

I LOVED the Holly Bloggy Christmas gift exchange!  So, I was excited to participate in the Valentine gift exchange, too! 

My partner was Allyson from The Fashionable Teacher and I had so much fun creating her gift.  I made her a clipboard with ribbons, a personalized post-it note holder, a fancy hand sanitizer bottle and a personalized journal.  I also included a box of chocolate covered cherries.  I hope she liked it.

I was so excited when my gift arrived.  It was waiting on my doorstep when I got home from school last Monday.  I opened it that day!! My partner was LaDonna.  I don't know if she has a blog or not.  Please let me know if you do and I will add your link.  She gave me a wonderful gift.  I got an eyelid mask with cucumber/orange eye pads, an inspirational book, Ghirardelli Milk & Caramel chocolate squares, an apple candle holder, lip gloss and pink sparkly nail polish.  I love chocolate and caramel!!  I can't wait to paint my nails and use my relaxing eye mask.  I can see a spa day coming!!  Thanks LaDonna, I loved my gift!

I want to thank Caitlin from Ms. Preppy and Sarah from Kindergarten Korner for organizing all the teacher exchanges!  I can't wait to see what they have next!!  Be sure to check out their new blog - where they will be hosting all the teacher blogger exchanges!


I hope everyone had a Happy Valentine's Day!!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Brag Tags

Look what I got in the mail today!!

In December, Rachelle and Natalie from What the Teacher Wants hosted a fabulous giveaway for a personalized class set of Brag Tags in the design of your choice (plus 24” neck chains) from imagestuff.com!!  There were five winners and I WAS ONE OF THE LUCKY WINNERS!!!  I was so excited.  I LOVE winning giveaways!! {Who doesn’t??}

I first saw Brag Tags on Cara’s blog and I fell in love with them.  I couldn’t wait to try them in my room.  The hardest part was choosing a design.  There are so many fantastic designs.  Was I going to choose a design for good behavior, good reading, overall academic achievement, a special day, star student… so many fabulous designs to choose from!!   I finally decided upon a super cute design for star students.

I am planning on using them to reward good behavior.  I saw a post by Sandra over at Sweet Times in First where she is doing this in her classroom.  I am using a clip chart in my room this year and I love it!!  I am going to use Sandra’s idea to add beads to their necklace for good behavior.  I plan on adding a bead to their necklace when they are on pink {Outstanding}. When they get ten beads, they will trade them in for a special bead and a trip to the treasure box!!  I love this as a way to motivate and keep track of good behavior!!

Check out these super giveaways!!

Heather from Heather's Heart is having a great giveaway! It ends Feb. 10 so be sure to check it out!

Kelley from Buggy for Second Grade is celebrating having 200 followers! This giveaway ends Sunday!