Saturday, February 16, 2013

The FIRST 100 Followers


Well, we are creeping up on 
100 FOLLOWERS
and I think it is definitely time for a
GIVEAWAY!
Who's in?
There are
 6 AMAZING PRIZES 
that you could win!

Prize #1 is 
The Magnificent Math Bundle
Featuring:
Apple Number Games - 10 Frames, Tally Marks & Number Words 
Graphing Activities
Fishing For Fact Families - Worming Our Way Through the Common Core

Prize #2 is
The Lovely Language Arts Bundle
  Featuring:
Let's Learn About Poetry
Spelling Posters
Love Me True - A Common Core Dolch Sight Word Game
First Grade Dolch Sight Word Packet
Little Red Riding Hood Center Activities Bundle
Word Sliders Fairy Tales Theme
Take Me to Your Reader

Prize #3 is
The Marvelous March Madness Bundle
Featuring:
The Luck of the Irish - Celebrating St. Patrick's Day 
Looking for Leprechauns - A Common Core Math Unit
Bunny Hops - A Common Core Math Unit
Easter Treat Tags
Easter Activities to Keep Your Students Hopping
Lions and Lambs a Common Core Subtraction Game

Prize #4 is
A Little Bit of This and A Little Bit of That Bundle 
Featuring:
The Friendship Fairy Unit and Craftivity 
All About Frogs Scoot Game
Student Data Notebook with Common Core Checklists
Calendar Companion
Editable Daily Scheduling Cards
Teacher and Coworker Gift Tags

Prize #5 is
A Room Theme of Your Choice from My  TPT Store
(and the coordinating add-on items) 
Many Themes to Choose From 

Prize #6 is 
$25 Worth of Merchandise from My TPT Store
1st Grade Teacher

How amazing are all of those fabulous prizes???!!!?!!?

So here is your chance to win!!!
a Rafflecopter giveaway


Of course, this would never have come together without some amazing ladies that I know.
I have to give ENORMOUS SHOUT-OUTS and HUMONGOUS THANK YOUS
to the following:

 

79 comments:

  1. I remember making a little pink clay pot for my mother. She still has it 45 years later! ahenry4443ah@gmail.om

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  2. What a fun give-away!! Bloggy friends are the best.

    Terri Izatt
    KinderKapers

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  3. Forgot to write my favorite memory....Actually my only memory of first grade is my teacher sitting in the front of the room reading from the bible. I had her for second grade too (even in the 60's we were looping) and I don't have any memories of second grade either. Maybe she wasn't a very exciting teacher. Now I remember a lot about my 3rd/4th grade teacher, Mrs. Heckman.

    Terri
    KinderKapers

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  4. We were able to buy milk and cookies every day for a snack. Same as a lot of kids, that was my favorite part of the day. lol

    Cynthia

    2nd Grade Pad

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  5. I'm so excited about this giveaway! I'm not sure if this is my favorite 1st grade memory but I remember having to wear the dunce hat because I talked a lot. I think that is why I let my firsties talk more than other classes! :)

    Tina
    tkincaid@atsk.org

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  6. My favorte first grade memory was learning to read with Dick and Jane and Puff and Spot!

    Lesley

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  7. My favorite first grade memory would have to be the fact that I was the youngest one in first grade. After 5 days of Kindergarten, the teacher gave me a test (I swear I only had to draw a stick figure, that's all I remember!) and deemed me first grade ready. So at 5 years old, I started first grade and never looked back!

    faithfulinfirst.blogspot.com

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  8. I remember making a little hanging ornament for my mother out of clay with my handprint in it. She still has it and puts it on the tree at Christmas time.

    Stef
    Miss Galvin Learns

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  9. My favorite first grade memory is getting homemade birthday cards from everyone in my class. i kept those pink construction paper cards for years.

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  10. My favorite first grade memory was at Christmas time. Our teacher hung candy canes on the Christmas tree in our classroom. She didn't take it down over the break and when we came back to school in January, all of the candy canes had melted all over the floor. When you're 6 that's funny. And now I think, did they really NOT make her take that down? And we can only guess what her custodian was thinking:)

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  11. Congratulations and what a fun giveaway! My favorite first grade memory is many memories of looking at the teacher, over at her desk, watching her teach not only me but others with patience, validation, and love. The teacher was my grandmother and I treasure seeing her as very few in the family ever saw her-- teacher. It was the first time I realized that a woman can be more than a wife or a mother, or grandmother. She was a great standard for me to live up to as I follow in her footsteps as teacher.

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    1. OK...that brought a tear to my eye. How sweet and wonderful!

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  12. I remember being selected to attend a class that had the GATE students. I wasn't in GATE, but it was nice to be a guest!

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  13. Not my favorite memory, but the only one I can remember from first grade. It was the first day of school, and I was wearing a brand new dress (probably made by my mother - awesome seamstress!) and brand new white knee-high boots. Our teacher took us to go play at the nearby park where there was this awesome slide. Unfortunately, the night before it had rained so there was a big mud puddle at the end of the slide. So we had to go down slowly so that we could stand up at the end of the slide and jump off the side. Well, it was my turn, and I was just about to jump off the side when the next boy came down the slide too early and hit my feet. I tumbled to the ground and hit my head on a rock which split my head open with a 1 1/2 inch gash. Blood dripped all over my now dirty dress and onto my boots. I was sent home early, so I missed the rest of the first day fun activities! :(

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    1. Oh, my 46 year old mind remembered another memory from first grade - a good one! We put on a play to The Three Billy Goats Gruff. I can't remember which character I was, but we all loved doing it!

      Thanks for the opportunity! (entering under FB name - Danny Taylor Rhonda).

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    2. Oh, Rhonda, you are the same age as me! What a terrible first day of first grade you had. I'll bet your TEACHER remembered that for a very long time, too!

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  14. My favorite memory of 1st grade... having an Easter egg hunt at school. I didn't find very many but I had a blast. I remember placing a really pretty one in my backpack (for safekeeping) and forgetting about it. My mom was thrilled when she found it after several days!

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    1. Oh, GAG! LOL! I can only imagine HOW she found it. Follow your nose...

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  15. My favorite first grade memory is our class singing on the radio for Christmas! It was a huge deal! A school in my hometown is named after my first grade teacher. She was amazing!
    Hilary
    Second Grade is Out of This World!

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    1. WOW! Hilary, what an honor for your teacher to have a school named after her. That is just so amazing!

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  16. Loved my teacher making green eggs and ham for us!

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    1. We did this as a grade level for years. I wonder if any of those students remember it. :-D

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  17. I really don't remember 1st grade, but I do remember the best 4th grade teacher. Ms. Otto. I loved her and will never ever forget her. I hope one day my students will say the same about me...

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  18. I remember I had to have surgery and my teacher Mrs Mosey came to visit me in the hospital, She brought me a little rabbit statue and I still have it to this day. Funny, the things we remember!
    Congrats on all your followers!
    Deanna
    A Primary Owl

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  19. I remember painting! I love to paint...( I wish I could give my firsties more time to paint) wendy
    1stgradefireworks@gmail.com

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  20. My teacher, Mr. Barnes, was super goofy! Once he picked me up and pretended to put me in the garbage. I LOVED it!

    Also, I LOOOOVVVED doing those SRA cards for reading. :)

    Growing Firsties

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  21. I remember my first experience with a cake walk during my first grade year! I love cake walks to this day!! :)

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  22. I remember learning to read. We sat on benches in the reading center. I remember being so excited!!

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  23. Dancing a Muslim dance during a school concert!

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  24. I loved my teacher!! She was so kind to everyone. I do remember that she always had lipstick on her teach!!

    Aimee
    aimee@vanmiddlesworth.org
    Pencils, Books, and Dirty Looks

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  25. My favorite memory for first grade would have to be career day. I had my picture taken as a teacher! I never imagined when I actually became a teacher that I would team teach with my real first grade teacher from so long ago!

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  26. I absolutely adored my first grade teacher. We did so many fun things and she was so sweet and caring!
    Laura
    Enchanting Elementary

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  27. I have to tall all of you that I actually ran into my first grade teacher my first year of teaching! She was subbing at my school. I always thought she was so beautiful when I was in first grade and I'll admit that I noticed immediately how well she had aged. The one thing that I hadn't noticed was how vain she was. She would barely even speak to me! Someone filled me in and told me not to take it personally, it was just that I made her feel old! LOL!

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  28. Reading books from the library!
    deb1mom@bbtel.com

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  29. Thanks for the opportunity.
    I loved reading and specials.
    Yvonnee

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  30. I would like to nominate you for the Liebster Blog Award. It’s a way to for new bloggers to gain some recognition for their hard work and awesome blogs. Follow the link back to my blog to find out how you can pay it forward!
    Donna Roberts
    http://firstgradeenigmas.blogspot.com/

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  31. My 1st grade was in french in a parochial school in Massachusetts in a section of the city called "Little Canada". I remember going to the principals office and she had me say The Apostle's Creed over the intercom because I was the 1st in first grade to learn it by heart. I also remember singing the ABCs in french. The school then converted to English after. My 1st grade the last to be in French.

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  32. One of my memories of finally being in 1st grade and being on the other side of the fence (the kindergartners were in a fenced in area). We could finally run a lap outside in the big field and play. We thought we were so BIG & proud of it:) Little did we realize we were only in First grade! lol

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  33. My mom taught first grade when I was in first grade at a different school district. I remember my mom practicing how to read with me and my twin brother.

    jennifer.agolino@yahoo.com

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  34. Definatly visiting the printing press and seeing how newspapers are made since my Grandfather was a Senior Editor for Thw Wall Street Journal.

    Great blog, I am your newest follower, please stop by an visit me.

    Christine
    www.thecrazypre-kclassroom.blogspot.com

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  35. I remember my teacher stopping the class and asking them to listen to me read and asking them to read with expression. Guess who teaches first grade now and loves teaching reading. Thank you Mrs. Lang!

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  36. Congratulations! My memory of 1st grade is learning how to read. I have 2 older brothers & was always jealous that they could read. dbednarsk@yahoo.com

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  37. I loved playing around the world addition. I was the worst but I loved the fast pace and getting out of my seat!

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  38. I remember being able to dress up for Halloween. It was so much fun to get to dress up with friends. I remember my best friend (who I am still friends with) and I dressed up as pirates. It was awesome :)

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  39. I remember getting to move up into the average reading group from the lowest reading group. I was thrilled and I even got to walk across the hall.
    Kristy
    The Phonics Phenomenon

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  40. We could buy a carton of chocolate milk for 3 cents and Popsicles were a dime, I believe, at afternoon recess. They sure were good on hot Oklahoma afternoons in first grade with no air conditioning.

    Jill
    a-little-red-wagon.blogspot.com

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  41. I had an amazing 1st grade teacher, whose name was Miss Moose, no joke and she made every student feel special every day. My favorite activity was when she had us all gather around her on the rug and she read to us - instilled a love of reading and storytelling in me.

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  42. Not many first grade memories...they moved me to second grade within two weeks! (But I missed the vision check in gr. 2 and did not find out I needed glasses BADLY until gr. 3!)

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  43. I'm glad I found your blog!! I am your newest follower (#99! SO close!!!)

    I have so many wonderful memories from 1st grade, but my favorite memory was our cultural fair in which we learned about different traditions, foods, and games from all over the world.

    Rae
    Mindful Rambles

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  44. I'm your newest follower!!! My favorite first grade memory is my teacher. We stayed in touch all throughout my school age career and I even got to student teach next door to her!! We still keep in touch today :)

    -Ciera
    adventuresofroom129.blogspot.com

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  45. Hey I'm Number 101! My best memory is realizing I could read inside my head. I didn't have to read it all out loud:)Weird, huh?

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  46. I loved playing teacher and my first grade teacher would always give me "extra" papers from school. I'd go home and play school with my younger sister...I LOVED it!
    Your blog is so fun! Congratulations on having 100 followers! I'm just starting out a blog and would love for you to stop by sometime.

    Thanks!
    Melissa
    Jungle Learners

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  47. What I remember about first grade was going to the school's library for the very first time to check out books. I was so exciting to be able to pick out books that I could take home and read to my parents.
    Michelle
    Mjaquillard@oregoncs.org

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  48. My favorite memory of first grade was simply my teacher, Mrs. Jones....I loved her!!! best teacher i ever had!!!
    bl3982@yahoo.com

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  49. Favorite memory of 1st grade: reading "Cheaper By The Dozen"!
    ReadWriteSing

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  50. congrats and good luck everyone!!

    Hanging out at the y with my best friend.

    lucy_tumnus@yahoo.com

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  51. Getting a birthday book made up of pictures and notes from all my classmates.

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  52. Going on my first field trip, we went to the hospital.

    Amber
    ambs98@nc.rr.com

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  53. Wow, this is tough. My first grade teacher was amazing. Two things really stand out for me - 1st, receiving a thank you note from my teacher for not only a gift I must have given but also for being a hard working, well behaved student. 2nd, writing a story that was "published" into a "real" book.

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  54. Boy, 1st grade was a long time ago! I do remember we had a wedding. It was planned out for several days in advance. We all met on the playground and held the ceremony. We were so silly!!

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  55. Definitely learning to read! That was back in the 70's...I won the award for reading the most books that year. It was awesome!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  56. Winning a full size snickers bar in second grade by finding the most words you could make from the word Halloween!

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  57. I remember sweet Mrs. Weekly. Not sure how old she was, but I remember thinking she was at least 100!!! (She was probably close to retirement, so like 70). I remember her gentle nature and how she made me love to come to school!

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  58. I remember walking home everyday for lunch. I loved being able to see my mom and eating her cooking!
    smithrc563@aol.com

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  59. I have my pictures and I am wearing the same Bert and Ernie shirt that I wore in m kdg. pictures. My mom says I insisted on wearing it!! It was a little snug... so funny!! Congrats on 100 followers. Great give away! raya1212@hotmail.com

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  60. I remember that my teacher had blue hair! She was the sweetest lady ever! I also remember that we had a Valentine's Day King and Queen! msemmasedventure@gmail.com

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  61. I remember moving in the middle of the year. At my first school I took naps on a towel we had to bring as part of our supplies. When we moved my towel got left behind. At my new school I had an awesome teacher and my first experience with shared classroom supplies.

    cindyw98@aol.com

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  62. Having my mom as my teacher!

    Ashley
    arclark2012@gmail.com

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  63. My favorite memory of first grade was making a teddy bear and bowl out of clay. It was so much fun working with clay and then glazing it. I still have them!

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  64. I was sick most of first grade but I do remember making dolls out of cloth. I also had my best friend in my class and we are still friends 44 years later.
    cbartram@kitcarsonschool.com

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  65. First grade wasn't memorable for me which could be a good thing. Some memories from other grades aren't that great.

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  66. My favorite memory of first grade was making a kite and flying it all over the playground. I can remember the kite took so long to make and the excitement of finally being able to fly it. veronica.varela@live.com

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  67. My favorite first grade memory came as my second year of teaching when I got to watch my Kindergartners that I became so close with grow into amazing writers!

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  68. I moved to my childhood home in the middle of first grade. I remember entering Mrs Chambliss's class, and seeing a boy named Shannon sitting behind the door at his desk. Looking back on it and knowing him all through grade school, he was probably there for behavior issues. I remember taking SRA comprehension tests from the little back that had the answer keys on the back. I never understood why they put the answers ont eh back.

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  69. I remember my grade one teacher as being my reason for wanting to be a teacher. I remember the little tables and chairs and the walks to and from school. I also remember pretending to be a teacher at home with my sisters and brothers.

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