Sunday, May 31, 2015

Drum Roll....It's the start of my Month-long Birthday BLOWOUT Giveaway!!

I LOVE birthdays!! That love of birthdays took on a whole new meaning once I had a baby. I mean, it's fun to have your own birthday, but to plan a huge birthday party for someone else (especially a kid) much fun!!!

With that thought in mind, I wanted to celebrate my birthday, but what kind of person would I be if I just celebrated myself for an entire month? Boring. I wanted to celebrate teachers - the people who inspire me EVERY month of the year! I want to do that by giving away a bunch of FREE stuff! I also have 27 other teacher-blogger-TPT sellers who want to share their wealth as well! Happy Summer! Happy Birthday!

Here's how it will work. The fun will start today, Sunday, May 31! There will be 5 different giveaways throughout the entire month of June!

My store will be on sale throughout the entire month of June. It will be 20% off! On my actual birthday (Thursday, June 11), certain products will be 50% off.  Be sure to follow my store here for updates and new products! I will be putting up new freebies all month!

If you follow me on Facebook, I will have some of my products as FLASH FREEBIES. You can follow me on Facebook here!

You can check out all of the immediate goodies up for grabs below. There are 2 Rafflecopters to enter RIGHT NOW. The first one is for the first week. It starts today and ends Saturday, June 6. There are 24 different sellers participating in Week 1's giveaway. Week 1's products are END OF THE YEAR-themed.

Take a look...

Wow! These are some amazing products from some amazing teachers! Enter to win this END OF THE YEAR Prize Pack below. 

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But wait! There's more!! The BIG giveaway will be on my actual birthday, June 11. Look at what all you can win in THIS giveaway! (I'm so excited!!!)

Click on the picture above to see the plethora of options that SitSpots offers! 

How could it be a birthday celebration without a few of my favorite things? I just had to give away

  • Crayola Supertip Markers
  • $10 Starbucks gift card (my addiction)
  • $15 Target gift card (my favorite store EVER!)
  • PaperMate Triangle Barrel mechanical pencils (THE BEST - try them! You will love them!)
  • Mr. Sketch Scented markers - every teacher's favorite!
  • Bic Cristal Bold colored pens (I'm not usually a fan of ball point pens, but these write so well, I just love them!)
  • Maybelline Baby Lips lip balm
  • eos Berry Blossom hand lotion - it's so lightly scented and it fits in your purse!

An exclusive clipart club membership from The Creative Art Teacher worth $50!

Wow! Four people are going to win some amazing prizes! Lucky, lucky, lucky!!! You have until Thursday, June 11 (at midnight EST) to enter to win these prize packs! 4 random winners will be drawn on Friday, June 12.

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Friday, May 29, 2015

Five for Friday with an EOY FREEBIE!

I'm linking up today with Kacey from Doodlebugs Teaching for her Five for Friday linky! Yay! It's FRIDAY! Our last full day! Summer here I come!!!!

Here are a few of the activities we did this last full week of school!

One of our end of the year countdown activities was "Blowing Bubbles"! I bought a huge pack of bubbles and wands at Target and my middle school kids went to town with them. They loved it. You know they always say, you're never too old for bubbles! Plus, you just can't say "bubbles" in a negative way! Try it! It's just a fun word to say! :)

Who doesn't love donuts? Especially Krispy Kreme donuts? And even more so when it's a FREE reward?!!!

I helped a friend this week make her end of the year gifts for her students. She had such a cute idea that I asked her if I could share it with all of my teacher friends on my little ol' blog! She of course said YES! 
Her classroom theme this year was a SUPERHERO theme. So, she bought a book of Marvel comics posters. (I believe she got them at a Scholastic Warehouse Book Sale - the whole thing was like, $1.75!!!) She also got stretch wrist bands that said, "Have a Great Summer!" She laminated the posters and rolled them up. She put the stretchy bands around the posters to hold them rolled up. I made little tags for her that said "Have a Marvel-ous Summer!" She loved them. Her kids loved them too! What a great idea and SO cheap! If you have a Scholastic Warehouse book sale in your area, I highly suggest going and stocking up!

You can click here for your own copy of the tags!

My class did a cute and fun SHARK craftivity this last week of school. We read I'm a Shark by Bob Shea. So cute! Come back and check out my blog next week for a little more detail on this craftivity, and possibly a little freebie too!

One of our last end of the year activities we did was our SHAVING CREAM FUN Day! What is it about putting Dollar Tree shaving cream on a desk that is so fun? My middle school kids loved it! They are very kinesthetic. It was almost soothing for them!

I hope everyone had a GREAT week! Hopefully you are either done with the school year or getting close! In the words of my grandmother, "This too shall pass!" Don't let it pass without soaking up the memories and good times!

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to link up with Doodlebugs Teaching for Five for Friday!!!