Sunday, August 12, 2012

200 Followers Giveaway


WOW, I can't believe how quickly I've reached 200 followers! Thanks to everyone for joining me this past month! In order to show my appreciation, I've recruited a few other bloggers to help me put together a huge giveaway! Here's what the winner will receive...

Kelly from Kelly Teach is giving away one item from her TpT store!
Behind the Camera and Dreaming


Janine from Faithful In First has donated a $5 Starbucks gift card...what teacher doesn't need caffeine?

Sara from Laughing With Lane has donated her fabulous First Grade Family Economy Unit and Spelling Dictionary Pack!

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Crystal from Ms. Jones' Junction has donated a $10 gift card to her Teacher's Notebook store! 


Lauren from Teacher Mom of 3 has donated her awesome First Day Jitters packet!

And finally, I'll be giving away my top selling Numbers Math Packet!!

24 comments:

  1. Hi Nicole,
    I’m your newest follower! I am a Newbie Blogger, so I appreciate all of the sharing of advice and ideas. One thing I like to do on the first grade of school is play "Who Took the Cookie from the Cookie Jar?" to learn names. Then, we magically find the cookies in my closet and eat them! :)

    I’m having a big 100 follower giveaway. I’d love it if you wanted to come on over for a visit sometime. Thanks!
    Corinna :)
    Teaching Fabulous Firsties!

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    1. I love your 1st day activity! "Who Stole the Cookies" is one of my favorite name games and I've never thought about using it as first day activity...you could easily turn it into a school tour too! Thanks for sharing! N

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  2. My favorite back to school activity is having the kids write/draw about what they did over the summer. I am in a resource room so I only have a few kiddos at a time and can't do any large group activities.

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  3. I absolutely love your giveaway! Congratulations on 222 Followers!

    Kathy

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  4. My favorite back to school activity is getting the children to know each other. I give out cards with pictures of birds on them. The students have to find their partner with the matching bird. They then tell each other three things about themselves. Then they get to introduce each other to the class.

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  5. Thanks for commenting and following on my new blog. I am hoping in the next 2 weeks to have it fully up and running. maybe one day i will have as many followers as you.

    Melissa Adasczik
    http://preschoolerdaze.blogspot.com/

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  6. Just saw the question. My favorite activity to do with the kids is going around the circle in a "I'm going on a picnic" style method saying one thing about themselves. Like, My name is Melissa and my favorite food is chocolate. Then the next person repeats that and adds their own.

    Melissa Adasczik
    http://preschoolerdaze.blogspot.com/

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  7. My favorite back to school activity is making a chicka chicka boom boom picture frame with my sweet babies!

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  8. I like doing the toilet paper game-it is so funny to see how much they pull off. They don't realize that is how many things they have to tell about themselves though! LOL

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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    1. What a cute activity! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. My favorite back to school activity is going on the Gingerbread Hunt. We read the story & then go on a hunt through our school to try and find him.

    Amber
    ambs98@nc.rr.com

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  10. I like my class to draw a picture of themselves. We will do this again at the end of the year too.
    lraines78@gmail.com

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    1. Great idea...I love seeing "Pod People" at the beginning of the year and comparing it to their end of the year people! Thanks for sharing! N

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  11. My favorite is to take a tour of the school! They enjoy seeing where everything is!
    Dani
    Patterson's Porch

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  12. I like to have the kids make a time capsule so they can see how much they've changed throughout the school year.

    Ashley
    arclark2012@gmail.com

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    1. What a great idea...what kind of things to the kids put in the capsule? Do you hide it somewhere in the room until the end of the year? Thanks for sharing! Everyone has given me so many more ideas! N.

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  13. My favorite activity is the following: We read the Story of Peter Rabbit and talk about the consequences of him not following directions. We talk about our rules and what happens if we do not follow the rules. Then we take a tour of the school to look for Peter's button. There are notes all around the school telling us where to look next. The students have fun looking for Peter. When we get back to the classroom there is a gold button on each of their table spots. We pin the buttons to their book bags to remind them to follow the rules!

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    1. I would have never thought to use Peter Rabbit to discuss making bad choices! Such a cute idea for a school tour too! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. My favorite first day activity is to read The Night Before Kindergarten and then have the kids draw a picture of what they did the night before.

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  15. I haven't had a class yet, but I know one activity that I'll do when I get my own classroom is going to be a scavenger hunt of the classroom AND of their peers! Students will look for things in the classroom to become familiar with where certain things are and then they will do a scavenger hunt with their peers looking for things like, "My favorite color is red. I have 2 siblings. I have a dog." and so forth! My other activity I'll plan on doing is going to be a heart map, where students describe themselves! Thanks for this great giveaway :)

    Sara
    Miss V's Busy Bees

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  16. My favorite first day back is to have my kiddos draw their first self portrait. Then we continue to do so each month and by the end of the year they have a fun book to take home and see how their portraits have changed. I teach 4K so it's awesome seeing the progress they've made!! :)

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  17. I want to to do the activity Find a Friend Who Bingo!

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  18. I like to do a scavenger hunt around school so the kids can learn about all the important places and people.

    Elizabeth L.
    The First Grade Jungle Room

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  19. I look for something "new" every year for the first days and I really appreciate your ideas! My favorite is probably to draw a picture of themselves (kindergarten) and save it for them to see at the end of the year - so much growth in drawing and writing!
    Debbie Hudgins
    hudginsdebbie@gmail.com

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