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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Who's That Blogger Linky!!!!

Welcome Everyone!!

         Are you ready to have some fun??
                                              ....Play a game?
                                                              .....Win  prizes and cash?

I have teamed up with 65 AMAZING blogger buddies to put together the ultimate Back to School Linky/Giveaway!!!

Each one of my blogger buddies submitted a cute childhood photo & generously donated something special from their online TpT shops for this occasion!! We have included a fun game for you to play for a chance to win over $300.00 in prizes and a BONUS  CASH-PRIZE raffle you can enter at the end of this post!! 


The game is easy to play....

 Your job will be to try and match each blogger with their childhood photo!!! With over 60 childhood photos and bloggers to match up, this might get tricky!! As I mentioned above, each blogger has generously donated one awesome prize from their TpT store. Successfully match a blogger and childhood photo, and you win the prize offered from that blogger!!! The more you matches you make, the more prizes you win!!! 

Check out some of the prizes you could win!!!

but Wait....
That's not all....

ONE lucky follower will win a $125 Amazon Gift Card!! Scroll to the bottom & follow the directions in the Rafflecopter for a chance to win $$$

The link below will open a form that will allow you to submit your answers for the match up. 

Use the blogger links and numbered images to help you along the way!! Each childhood photo has been assigned a specific number. 

Once you open the form, use the drop-down menu beneath each blog button and select a number that corresponds to a childhood photo. 

The form results will be collected throughout the week. At the end of the week, each submission will be "graded" and you will receive a prize for each blogger and photo you successfully matched up!!

The game closes on Friday, August 23rd at midnight (Arizona Mountain Time). Answers will be announced on Saturday, August 24th. Winners will be notified through email throughout the week. 

Use the blog links below the photos to search for clues!!
Click HERE to Play the Matching Game!!


Follow the directions in the Rafflecopter for a chance to win a $125 Amazon gift card!! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thank you so much for participating!!! Good Luck!!!

If you would like to post about this linky/giveaway, grab the special image below to display in your post and link up below!!! Make sure to use the link to the actual post,,,

Saturday, August 17, 2013

BTS Sale at TpT!

Hey everyone!!! This is some big news that I'm sure you're starting to see and read all over your blog list!! Yes it's finally here!!! TpT's Back to School sale will be Sunday and Monday! 

This little blog button was created by my friend Michelle over at The 3AM Teacher! SO cute!

So be sure to head on over and check out all of the amazing stores with up to 28% off!!

Here is a little preview of my most recent sets!! My entire store will be up to 28% off!! Be sure to use that PROMO Code: BTS13

Now for a little peak....

Have fun shopping everyone!!!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

And the Winner is..??.... PLUS a Freebie for Everyone!!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered into this amazing "Fridays with Friends" giveaway!! 

Before I announce who the winner is, I wanted to give everyone a little prize! I just posted a freebie Digital Paper set over at my TpT store:) 

There are 6 colorful papers that can be used for so many themes and projects! 
PLEASE head on over and download it!! I would love to  read your feedback too:) 

So now onto the BIG WINNER!!!

Congrats Sara Fischer!! 

You are the lucky winner!!!! The three of us will be contacting you within the next 2 days with your prizes:) I hope you enjoy them!!!

Thanks again!!!!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Fridays with Friends featuring Creative Clips and Blonde Ambition!!!

Oh boy..... am I about to knock your socks off!!!! 

I have two amazing women with me today for my
Fridays with Friends!

Now, let me first explain something...this was called Must Have Monday. Well I decided to change the name because I found there was another blogger using the same title for a post series and well...who wants to be like someone else, right?...and second, I like "Fridays with Friends" because the people I feature are people that I have met along the way, either helping me out by giving me advice, inspiring me, being a loyal follower of my work, and just being a good friend.

So today these two wonderful ladies have something very special to share with you. Be sure to check the end of the post for an amazing giveaway!!!!! 

First up is Nicole Shelby from Teaching With Blonde Ambition. She is a top seller on TpT and she's here to show you why!! :) 
Teaching with Blonde Ambition

Hello, my name is Nicole and my blog is Teaching with Blonde Ambition.  To tell you a little bit about myself, I am a 4th grade teacher in Kentucky.  I love creating materials and sharing ideas for teachers to use in their classrooms!  One trend that has recently come to the forefront in education is interactive notebooking (yes, I made up that word).  LOL!!  I am going to share with you a little about notebooking and how it works in my classroom. 

I teach Language Arts and a couple of years ago, KY adopted the Common Core Standards.  With the adoption of the standards, I definitely changed the way I went about teaching.  I begin each day with some kind of quick bell ringer that reviews standards I have previously taught (just to keep those fresh).  Then, I teach a mini-lesson using a mentor text.  If this standard is new to the students, we create an interactive notebook page, in our Composition notebooks, that addresses all the important components such as vocabulary, examples, etc.  This interactive notebook page, serves as a guide for the students when I give the students an opportunity to do small group or individual practice of the skill.  I think of the notebooks as mini anchor charts for the kids to reference all year long.

If you teach the Common Core and you are interested in notebooking, I have several products available in my store that might be of interest to you.  I have Reading and Language notebooks for grades 2nd-5th grade.  Although, I sell these files separately, my students only have one Composition notebook for the reading and language.  Here is a sneak peek of my notebooks. 

As part of this giveaway, you will have the opportunity to win one a notebook of your choice.  If you want to see what's inside the notebooks, please visit my blog or TpT store for previews.

Next we have Krista from Creative Clips!! She is also a Top Clipart seller on TpT.

The Creative Chalkboard

Hi gals and guys! I’m Krista Wallden from the blog, The Creative Chalkboard, and creator of Creative Clips Clipart (well there’s an alliteration if I’ve ever heard one!). Tammy was so sweet to invite me over to be a part of her “Fridays with Friends” giveaway!
Let me give you my little “bio in a nutshell” before I tell you about my clipart set that I would love for you to win!
I have been teaching for two years and have taught first and third grade. I loved them both, so I’m sure I will love teaching second grade next year. Yep- three grade levels in my first three years of teaching!!
I have always loved art and have been doodling for as long as I can remember. Acrylic paint, charcoal, colored pencil, pastel- you name it, I love it! It never occurred to make my art “digital” until a little over a year ago. Thus- Creative Clips Digital Clipart was born! I absolutely love creating clipart for teachers to use. I still get excited every time I see a product on TpT that uses my clipart! It amazes me how people use the same clipart in such different ways.
So- when Tammy contacted me about including one of my sets in her giveaway, I was super excited! It’s hard to believe that it is already August and let’s be honest, you can’t escape the fact that school is just around the corner…or you may have already started…gasp! Well, aside for my love of brand new packs of sharp crayons and classroom d├ęcor, I love back to school giveaways! What better reason than to throw some prizes your way while you are elbow deep in bulletin board borders and classroom bin labels!

The set that I am offering is my KIDS Big Bundle.

 I figure we are all getting ready to welcome in a new class of kiddos, why not give you some “digital kiddos” too! This set has 85 images, both color and black and white, with TONS of kids. I tried to include a lot of diversity, including different skin colors and children in wheelchairs. These images work well any time of the year and with any themed resource, so I thought it would be a good one to offer up to you!
Good luck to everyone and thanks again to Tammy for having me! I hope everyone has a fantastic start to their school year!!

Thanks ladies for joining me for Fridays with Friends!!! 

Also, the winner gets my Star Bundle Digital Paper pack!

This is one great giveaway where the winner gets ALL 3 prizes!!!!!! There are many ways to enter!!! Good luck everyone!! I will be announcing the winner next Wednesday!! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, August 1, 2013

August Currently

Ok...I have to admit, when I first typed the title of my post....I wrote "June" instead of "August"....whoa...this summer has flown by! They always do so I don't know why we're always in shock:)

I'm linking up with Farley for her August Currently:)

But first let me show you something brand new to my blog.....move your cursor over the Farley's button above....did you see it?? That "P" in the left corner....that is my Pinterest button. So whenever you want to pin from my site...there it is!!! A huge thank you goes over to Michelle aka The 3AM Teacher for all her hard work and great surprises!! I'm telling you, if you need a blog makeover.....CONTACT HER!!! She is AWESOME!!!

Ok.....onto the currently:)

I might not be in the classroom anymore but I still need these thing to get through the day....

Coffee: I don't think I can function with out it.....my addiction is that bad! :)
A great teacher Bag:  My teacher bag has now turned into my artist bag...:)
Comfy Shoes: Unless I'm heading out on a date with my hubby, or a night out with the girls...I'm either wearing flip flops or sneakers....I have to keep those puppies comfy:)

You won't want to miss tomorrow's post!!! I have 2 amazing women joining me for a giveaway that is going to be outrageous!!

Little hint....Blonde and Creative!!!! Wanna Guess!!! ????