Sunday, January 8, 2012

A VERY EXCITING POST! [GIVEAWAY below!]

Hey guys. It's Sunday. Whomppp whompppp. Anyone watch SNL with Rachel Dratch as Debbie Downer. Seriously gets me every time. That, and anything with Kristen Wiig. [why are there two "i" in her last name?] I wish SNL was still funny.

OH GOODNESS. This is not starting off very exciting!

I bring you two things, my faithful friends!

1. A freebie!
2. My 50 follower GIVEAWAY!

Let's go back to number one, my freebie. Do any of you use the Making Meaning program in your classroom? In my classroom, we use it as a supplement. It basically teaches skills through trade book read alouds and a response book. [which is why I use it as a supplement] This is only my first year using it, and I'm no expert, but I do LOVE the literature.

Which brings me to my freebie. We just finished up inferences about a character and how a character can change in a story.

The text used is Julius: Baby of the World by Kevin Henkes. I LOVE him, and I LOVE Lilly! So I whipped up a graphic organizer to go along with the text to extend it a bit. Then, the students needed to write a response to the text using the graphic organizer. Anyway, no clue if you can use it or not. But I made it, so I'll share!

Julius Go

QUESTION: IS THIS THE BEST WAY TO SHARE FREEBIES? IF NOT, WILL SOMEONE LET ME KNOW! I DON'T WANT MY MORE USEFUL FREEBIES TO BE A PAIN TO GET TO IN THE FUTURE!

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Onto my second reason for posting! Maybe I should have made this into its own post, but oh well. So I was thinking about what kind of giveaway to do. I decided on...

$25 to Teachers Pay Teachers

And here is why: ::gasp:: I've never made a purchase from TPT, and if I won a giveaway for it, it would totally give me a jump start. So, if you're out there and haven't purchased anything from there either, here's your chance to get started! And even if you're a regular on TpT [as the hipsters call it], 25 bucks is useful, right?

Here's how to enter!

1. Leave a comment on this post letting me know that you follow my blog! [include your email/blog link!]
2. Blog about my giveaway & leave a comment that you did just that! [include your email/blog link!]

You saw the beginnings of a numbered list, and thought there'd be multiple ways to enter, right? Nope, just those two! Feel free to just follow me, just blog about the giveaway, both, or neither. I'm not the pushy type!


***Giveaway ends on Sunday [January 15th] at 5pm!***
[this is because the Ravens will be playing and the boyfriend won't be around to entertain me. perfect opportunity to choose a winner using the random number thingy!]


I'm being honest, I know I'm not the blogger that puts out the most freebies, or leaves the most comments, or uses the most wit, but I TRULY appreciate the 57 [at time of print] of you that follow my blog, leave encouraging comments, etc. They have kept me going through this rough year!

37 comments:

  1. I'm loving your blog. Keep it coming!
    I liked how you added the freebie in your post...how did you do that? It was useful because it was big enough to see :)

    Elizabeth

    Fun in Room 4B

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  2. Congrats on your numbers! I am such a nerd and I get so excited every time someone follows me. I do need a life.

    Oh and of course I follow your blog.

    Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher

    adventuresinthird@gmail.com

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  3. Congrats on making the BIG 50! Of course I follow and would LOVE to win this!!!!

    Twins, Teaching and Tacos.

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  4. I love Debbie Downer. She's hilarious.

    And I'm a follower!

    I have used Google Docs to share documents - that works nicely, but I also share them on my TPT site. The account is free and you can add documents to 'sell' but price them at zero, or a free document. It's nice because if you want to sell stuff, you'll already have people who follow your store for your freebies!

    Buzzing with Ms. B

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  5. I started following your blog a couple of days ago! I have enjoyed checking it out some, and look forward to seeing more. I'm new to the teacher blog world, so looking forward to this! Thanks!
    3rdgradetimesinct.blogspot.com

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  6. I posted about your giveaway on my blog! :)

    3rdgradetimesinct.blogspot.com

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  7. I stumbled upon your blog so I am a new follower!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

    http://busyinkindergarten.blogspot.com/

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  8. I blogged about your giveaway!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

    http://busyinkindergarten.blogspot.com/2012/01/resourceful-room-fab-finds-and.html

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  9. I already follow your blog! What a wonderful giveaway!

    Miss Klohn
    Adventures of a 6th Grade Teacher
    k.e.klohn@gmail.com

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  10. I have so much to say!

    1. I used Making Meaning in a clinical I did during college. I LOOOOOOOVED IT!!! That was their reading program along with guided reading just using general leveled books. And the amazing thing is that when I was there, I taught the lessons on Julius!!!!! Wow!!!

    2. A TpT gift certificate is awesome! I think I might give one away for my giveaway that I will someday have for getting to 200. I have a few things in my cart that I can't justify spending my own money for! :)

    3. Obvi I'm a follower.

    Marvelous Multiagers!

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  11. I'm now following your TpT store :)

    Elizabeth

    Fun in Room 4B

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  12. Okay, I totally thought I had already commented on this.

    1. I am obviously a follower
    2. I never watch SNL, but the couple of episodes I've seen all had Debbie Downer. Seriously cracks me up!
    3. I would totally like to win.

    Bonnie
    Living A Wonderful Life

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  13. I follow your blog!! :)

    Live Laugh and Love to Learn
    livelaughandlovetolearn@gmail.com

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  14. I follow your TpT store, and left feedback on your freebie!! :) Thanks!

    Live Laugh and Love to Learn
    livelaughandlovetolearn@gmail.com

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  15. I'm a new follower! Love your blog!

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  16. Just found your blog! Looks great! I'm now a follower! lmartin@rcsd.ms

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  17. I follow your blog.

    First Grade Delight
    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  18. YIKES! I think I forgot to put my email addy on my entry, so sorry!

    Julie
    mcbridejulie6@gmail.com

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  19. I now follow your blog!

    Kim
    Growing Up Teaching
    kkish1110@gmail.com

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  20. I am a new follower of your blog! Thanks for the opportunity to win the gift certificate to tpt!
    sdavis6281@hotmail.com

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  21. I a new follower of your blog!
    katie.neustadter@gmail.com

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  22. I don't have a blog yet, so I shared your giveaway by pinning it on Pinterest under my Giveaways board!
    http://pinterest.com/pin/168603579769442595/
    katie.neustadter@gmail.com

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  23. I'm a blog follower :)

    I like freebies shared through Google Docs best. Scrid is blocked through my district, so it's hard to remember to go back and download at home. Just my opinion.

    TeachinginHeels@gmail.com

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  24. I am a follower of your TPT store! I just downloaded the multiplication freebie and plan on using it this week! Thanks!

    Ms. Smith
    The Adventures of Ms. Smith

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  25. I follow your blog!!

    acupcakefortheteacher@gmail.com

    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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  26. I am your newest follower!

    Jennifer
    jenniferlalsip@yahoo.com
    The First Grade Dream

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  27. I follow your TpT store!

    Jennifer
    jenniferlalsip@yahoo.com
    The First Grade Dream

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