Thursday, August 16, 2012

1 Year Blogiversary: Reflections, Winner, & FLASH GIVEAWAY

I cannot believe it was one year ago that I began blogging about what I do in my Kindergarten class!

I had been reading some amazing teaching blogs, which inspired me to try it out...and I am so glad that I did!
{Please see the blogroll at the right for blogs that continue to inspire me!}


A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO:

Ms. Preppy, for being my very first follower! {I was so excited!!!}

And to these bloggers who I began stalking following over a year ago, and have been such an inspiration to me:

 Reagan Tunstall for sharing your amazingly creative, fun ideas!

  Jessica Williamson for your inspiring anchor charts and class activities! I wish I was half as creative as you are!


AND PTL FOR PINTEREST!
...where I have been introduced to so many blogs, teaching ideas, and classroom design ideas.
It is also the means that people have been led to my blog! 

I have learned a lot over this past year, and have grown as a teacher.
My program has been enriched too.

Over this past year I have...

1. ...started to look forward to the Target dollar spot I've been reading about...Target is coming to Canada next spring and I am SOOO excited! 

2. ...become a HUGE font snob :) I have hundreds on my laptop, and I keep finding more!

3. ...found that I am very particular when it comes to graphics I use {and purchase} I'm heading away from the cutesy things & am heading towards a more clean & simple look.
There are only a few graphic designers that I purchase from...and they are not ones that rhyme with 'stinkers' and 'crappin' poodles'.
{The huge circles drawn on the people's cheeks really freak me out! LOL}

4. ...have begun to redesign my entire classroom & binders because of #3. {It is a work in progress, and unfortunately I share my classroom, so that makes it even more difficult...}

5. ...have made my activities more fun and engaging because of inspiration & those who share generously on their blogs!

6. I LOVE the blogging community! The sharing, the positive feedback, the comments, the awards, the freebies, the giveaways...it is so rewarding!

Thank you so much for following my blog, from 127 countries and counting!
 I appreciate every one of you!

Thank you to those who have been purchasing from my TPT store! I hope that what I've been creating is useful to you.
{Stay tuned for some Brown Bear activities, a Blast Off! sight word pack, and a Pumpkin Patch Parable pack}

FLASH GIVEAWAY
As a thank you to my followers, faithful readers, TPT customers, and fellow bloggers, I am offering
 any one item in my TPT store for FREE to the first THREE people who leave me a comment telling me what item they would like to have from my TPT store {here}. Follow my store while you're there :) Don't forget to include your email address in your comment!  

AND the WINNER of my Class of Super Friends Pack is:
Jaime!!!
{check your inbox  :) }

Leaving you with some blog-related LOLs found on Pinterest:

6 comments:

Yvonnee said...

Hi thank you so much much. I would love your class of super friends or your kindergarten assessment pack. Thanks

yvonneeyrg@gmail.com

megandw said...

Congrats! I'd love the Owl Assessment pack...so cute! Have a great year!
megandw@yahoo.com

biask said...

I really like your "Welcome Home! Word Family Sorting Activity" pack and it is sitting in my wishlist. I would love to have it:)

Congrats on the blogiversary! Here's to many more. I love jumping over to your blog and reading :) You are awesome for sharing all your great ideas.

Cheers!
Katrina
katja9484@gmail.com

Alessia Albanese said...

Congrats on your 1 year anniversary! Enjoy the rest of the summer!

ΡΌ Alessia
Mrs. Albanese’s Kindergarten Class

Reagan Tunstall said...

Girl I am still laughing at those shares at the end. I LOVE the raise myself one!!!!
I adore your blog.....and your meatballs....and you are totally a big deal.
Congrats!

Jennifer Reck said...

I love the shares at the end of your post! Congrats on turning one. I love your blog and can't wait to stalk you this year!
Jenny
Owl Things First

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