Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Nook Books!!

My sister-in-law just showed up with a $15 giftcard to Barnes & Noble!  I can't believe it!  I'm so excited and now I get to go shopping!  Thanks, Jenn!!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Amazon Giveaway!

Ashleigh over at Ashleigh's Education Journey is giving away $25 to Amazon.  What can be better than that!  Click on the button below to read about her giveaway.  It's super easy to enter!

Ashleigh's Education Journey

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Target Winner!

Congratulations, Erika (a.k.a. The Honey Bunch) is my first ever giveaway winner!  I hope you enjoy your visit to Target's Dollar Spot and let me know if you find any treasures.  Please email me your address so that I can get your gift card right in the mail.  :)

Thank you to everyone who entered my giveaway and became a follower.  If you had a blog of your own, I returned the favor. New Bloggy Buddies...yay!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Donor's Choose

If you have not heard of or used Donor's have got to check it out!  I have had three projects funded - totaling over $1000 worth of classroom supplies.  The first time I posted a project on Donor's Choose it expired before the project was funded.  My initial reaction was that it was just a scam but for some reason I decided to try again.  So I posted the very same project a second time and it was funded in just a few months.  The classroom rug that I had asked for arrived just before Christmas and we were all super excited! 
Our new classroom rug!

Well, at Donor's Choose, when you get a project funded, you earn points to post more projects and boy, was I hooked now!  I knew technology was the way to go next so I posted a project for an IPod Touch.  Once again, it was funded before it expired and the IPod was delivered by April.

We use it (and a couple of older ones that my kids weren't using anymore) as a Listen to Reading choice during Daily 5.  My students absolutely LOVE this activity!

My last project was funded over the summer.  It was for two Nooks.  As it turned out, the Nooks that I had posted from Best Buy were no longer available so they offered me a slightly cheaper version at 3 for the price of 2!  Can you believe it?!  Our three Nooks arrived today and the kids can't wait to get started with them.

Donor's Choose is an awesome site for public school teachers.  It is so worth checking out!  Good luck!

Friday, September 9, 2011


Oh my God! It was so easy to add numbers to your comments thanks to Kristen!  Your tutorials are unbelievable!!  So here is my first giveaway - yay!  I am a huge fan of Target's Dollar Spot so I thought a $10 gift card form there would be just perfect.  If you'd like a free $10 than simply become a follower of my blog and leave a comment that you did.  Or, if you are already a follower (Thanks!), just leave a comment so you have a chance to win.  This giveaway will end on Friday, Sept. 16th.  Enjoy your school year and good luck!

First Week

Hi, Friends!  My first week of school is finally over (delayed a week due to the hurricane!) and I have to say that it was very successful.  I have a student teacher whom I absolutely LOVE!  She is soooo ready to be a teacher that it's more like co-teaching than student teaching.  I can't believe how lucky I am!  As for the students...they are fantastic!  They are already mastering the basic routines and the child who will be glued to my side for the whole year ;) was off the chart today for great behavior.  Things are looking pretty darn good right now.  I'm exhausted but very, very happy which is putting me in the mood for a giveaway.  I'm going to head over to Ladybug's resources to learn how to number my comments.  Hopefully, I'll be back soon...

Friday, September 2, 2011

Hurricane/Power Outage

Hi Friends!
I'm very happy to say that after Hurricane Irene and almost a week of no power, no phone, no cable television AND no Internet, that I am back online.  We were very lucky with this flooding and no damage.  We did lose some trees but they fell away from the house thanks to the grace of God.  The loss of  power was truly the worst of it and to be honest - it was nice to simplify life for a little while.  Having said that, we were supposed to start school on the 29th but now will be starting on Sept. 6th.  We already have 5 days to make up and winter hasn't even begun!  I'm sure there are others who are in the same boat.  My thoughts and prayers go out to Vermont who clearly suffered the most damage.  I hope all is well with all of my Blogging Buddies.  Take care!