Monday, July 23, 2012

Did you enter this one yet?

So obviously I am blog stalking a little bit each day and not offering up any ideas or pictures for anyone....yes it's all about take take take for me these days. Sorry. I am on the road to idea storage. Have you been down that road?

My TPT cart is well over $100 and I keep adding. I should just purchase every now and then so I can fool myself into thinking I really didn't spend THAT much on my classroom this summer. NOT.

WELL....if I could win at least one of these stinking giveaways maybe I would feel better about my TPT cart total. Speaking of Giveaways have you entered this one?
Swimming Into Second's 10 Days of Giveaways I have. Let's just see what happens. This may be the end of my Giveaway trying. It's like the Lottery. You play the scratch off when someone gives you one in a card at the holidays, then you buy one for yourself and win $2 which hooks you into buying a real Lottery ticket. You play your favorite numbers and cross your fingers. NOTHING! Side the Lottery just in NJ?

The main point is go to Courtney's blog and take your chances! Ten days...there's a good chance of winning! If I see your name in the winner's post I'll try to clap for you and not stick out my tongue.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Newbie Blog Hop

I am linking up with Grade Three is the Place for Me . She is having a blog hop for new blogs on the block.  I am fairly new to the blog world and only have 37 followers so this is a great idea.  Here are the questions and my answers.

  1. What state are you in? New Jersey
  2. What is your current teaching position? First grade
  3. What is your teaching experience? 20 years in the same district.  I've taught 3rd and 4th, many years in kindergarten and the past 5 years in 1st.
  4. When did you start blogging? Fall 2011
  5. What are your blogging tips? Follow your favorites. Comment on things you like because bloggers appreciate every word.  Send ideas you like to yourself in an email or pin them to Pinterest so you remember them.  Include photos of your classroom.
Now go check out all these newbies! 

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Huge Giveaway

I just spent the last 10 minutes entering all these chances to win a HUGE amount of "stuff" over at Faithful in First

Now I made sure I only clicked the entries that I really qualified for and I hope I win.  I never win these giveaways though and I am ready to give up.  Whaaaa whaaa whaaa. 

Have fun clicking!

Friday, July 13, 2012

I Got an Award!

I got this award from Nicole at Lanier's Lions .  Thanks so much!  Go see her if you get a chance.

Lanier's Kindergarten Lions
I am supposed to give 7 random facts about myself so here goes:

1. I have been teaching in the same district for 20 years.
2. I love the beach.
3. My hubby calls me Putt Putt.
4. I love Boston Terriers.
5. I think my 2 daughters are pretty darn cool!
6. I'm addicted to HGTV.
7. Laughing is my favorite thing to do.

Now I am supposed to nominate 15 bloggers, but I am cheating and only nominating one....don't be mad, I just don't have the patience to scroll around to see who has not gotten this award. Soooooooo

I am nominating my BFF and first grade partner, April. Here is her cute button. (Something I have no idea how to do)
Monkey Fun
Go see her blog. She is just starting out and needs some followers. She has great ideas and more will be coming once school starts again.
Thanks again Nicole!

Really Good Info for Bloggers

Do you write comments on blogs?  I do and I never knew you had to change your settings so the blog author could reply to you.  Who doesn't like a reply?  So as I was catching up this morning I saw Lori's post from Teaching With Love and Laughter and BAM now I can get replies.

Check it out and change your settings. 
Happy reading!