Monday, May 11, 2015

Winner Winner!!

It's Monday again! While most of you are off to school today, I'm headed back to the doctors this afternoon for round two of my laser surgery treatments. I'm really hoping they work and I'll be able to walk again, even if it is with crutches for another few months!

So what's the countdown for ya? I know you're counting down to the last day of school! If I wasn't out on disability I'd be counting too!! In my district, the kiddos go until June 12th and teachers go until June 17th. We have some snow days to make up! I know some of you are creeping up on single-digits for how many school days you have left!

I'm so excited, I just had to share my news! I'm sure you're aware of the many, many giveaways that were going on during Teacher Appreciation Week. Well, I entered as many as I saw, knowing that hundreds of other teachers were entering too and that odds were against me winning anything. Which is okay, since I really never win anything anyway. However, I was so very pleasantly surprised when I got not one but TWO emails letting me know that I had won two product giveaways! I couldn't believe it, and I'm still smiling! Here's what I won and where it came from!

The first product I won came from the fabulous Teacher Tam, who creates materials for several different grade levels. She was having a giveaway on her Facebook page where she offered a chance to win any single product from her store. She has so many amazing products it was hard to choose! I decided to go for something that my kinders could use in the beginning of the year next year, since I know I'll be back to school by then. In her store I found this totally awesome packet of cut and glue sentences for beginning readers. They are PERFECT for my little guys in the beginning months of school as they are learning to recognize and read various high frequency words. I want to start interactive journals with them next year, and I know that these sentences will be a perfect for for their Daily 5 Work on Writing time! I was SO EXCITED to get an email letting me know that I actually WON this activity! YAY!!! If you want to check it out for yourself, just click on the image above to head over to Teacher Tam's TPT store and get one of your own!

The second AMAZING product I won is this super adorable set of graduation kids and cats clipart from the oh-so-talented Whimsy Workshop Teaching! Isn't this clipart just adorable? This was another Facebook page contest where Whimsy Workshop Teaching posted this very cute set of clipart and said that if you commented on the post you had a chance to win. So I left a comment and what do you know, I WON! I was so excited to get this email today! This set is now posted in her Teachers Pay Teachers store, so head on over and grab one for yourself!

Please follow the links provided to visit each of these talented ladies' blogs, Facebook pages, and TPT stores! You won't regret it!

P.S. - I'm still working on finishing up leaving feedback on the TPT purchases I have made that still need it. When I finally finish, I'm going to have a contest to see if anyone can guess how many TPT credits I ended up with! I'm also steadily working through my freebie downloads that need feedback, although I am starting to feel like it is going to be a never-ending process! That's okay though, I know that the creators and designers worked very hard on the freebies they put out there and that they'll enjoy reading the feedback! I've stayed on track with responding to at least 10 a day, sometimes more when I have the time. I can't wait until I can share with you that I have FINALLY left feedback to all of the freebies I have downloaded from TPT! That may just be cause for a celebration!!


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