Monday, November 28, 2011

Give a BIG Holiday Cheer Give Away!!

You are not going to want to miss out on this one! I've gotten together with some of your favorite blogging buddies out there and we've put our heads together to create a Holiday Cheer Give Away worth cheering about!!

Kristin from


A Teeny Tiny Teacher



 Jennifer from





Caitlin from





 and ME, are giving away the following:

a $10.00 gift card from Target from Kristin

And a Winter Packet from Jennifer, Caitlin and me!




To Enter Please Give a Big Cheer as you:

1. Leave a comment letting me know you follow all four of our blogs
2. Leave a comment letting me know you follow Caitlin, Jennifer and me on TpT or Teacher's Notebook. (Kristin doesn't have one yet.)
3. Leave a comment sharing your favorite winter activity you do in your class.
(Please limit your entries to 3, one entry for #1, one entry for #2, and one entry for #3)


We are sooooo excited for this give away and we hope you are, too!
The Winner will be chosen on Monday, December 5th!
Thanks!
And remember....if it's not LOVE, it's crap! =)
Rebecca

100 comments:

  1. I follow all four blogs already!!! :):)

    smatadam@gmail.com

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  2. I follow all of your TpT/TNB's!!

    *I can't believe Kristin doesn't have one yet!!*

    smatadam@gmail.com

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  3. My favorite winter activity that I do in my class is when we have a field trip (walk) to the local St. Vincent de Paul (thrift store) and the kiddos get to purchase 2 gifts for special people for only a buck! Then, we come back to the classroom and wrap the gifts and have a holiday party! So much fun and we do it as a whole school! <3 Can't wait for this year's!

    smatadam@gmail.com

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  4. I follow Caitlyn, Rebecca, and Jennifer on TpT!
    Going Nutty! Staci

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  5. I love making gingerbread houses with graham crackers...then they use gummi bears to create "Christmas without GOldlocks". They turn out quite funny. Some of them are sad she is gone and some of them are still angry about the mess she made....doesn't really matter, everyone gets eaten after lunch anyway!
    Going Nutty!
    Staci

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  6. I follow y'all blog!! well, assuming my blogger is working. lol
    Jen

    ♥ Jen Ross
    The Teachers' Cauldron

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  7. My favorite winter activity is to do snowball winter olympics! Except down here in FL, we have to use cotton balls as our snowballs! lol

    ♥ Jen Ross
    The Teachers' Cauldron

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  8. I follow all of your blogs!
    amylynnmarshall@aol.com

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  9. I follow all your TPT stores!
    amylynnmarshall@aol.com

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  10. I love snow painting with shaving cream/white glue mix as a winter project, it always looks so cute and the kids love it too!

    amylynnmarshall@aol.com

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  11. Of course I follow all of your awesome blogs!!!!!!!!!!

    Holly
    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

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  12. Yep follow all of you at both places! You are all great inspirations!
    Tammy
    dtklinger@gmail.com

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  13. My favorite winter activities are snow days...oh wait you mean WITH the kiddos...hmmm I like our all day reading/pajama day topped off with hot chocolate and marshmallows, nothing but reading all day.

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  14. Favorite Winter Activity:
    I do a winter acrostic poem and attach it to our "tear art" snowmen. Such a great fine motor activity to tear all of the scrap construction paper they get out of "Herman" (he's our scrap box) to make a snowman with his hat, scarf, buttons, etc. I have them tear the pieces really teeny tiny (sorry, Kristin - no offense) so they end up looking so awesome. I'm always suprised by their stick-to-it-ive-ness (like that word?!?). I plan on doing it this week (or next) and will post on my blog :)

    Holly
    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

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  15. I follow all of your TPT stores.

    First Grade Delight
    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  16. Is there anyone out there that doesn't follow all of your blogs? Love them.

    First Grade Delight
    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  17. Hmmmm. My favorite winter activity with the kiddos is probably when we have our pajama read-athon. The kids bring their sleeping bags, favorite stuffed animal, and then we have ourselves an entire day of reading! I put out lots of Christmas books for them to pick from and we read..read.. and then we read some more. Kids love it and so do I! Makes my heart smile to see them read! Oh yes...the next day we watch the Polar Express and have cookies and hot cocoa. Fun!

    First Grade Delight
    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  18. I follow all 4 blogs!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  19. I follow all of your stores!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  20. My favorite winter activity to do is to teach about animals that live in the arctic regions.

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  21. I follow all of the blogs!!

    Lisa
    fsuteach81@yahoo.com

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  22. I follow all of your blogs! :o)

    Jennifer
    jennkeys @ gmail . com

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  23. I follow all of the stores!!

    Lisa
    fsuteach81@yahoo.com

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  24. I follow all 4 blogs!! What a GREAT giveaway!!

    Ali
    alischepis(at)gmail.com

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  25. My favorite winter activity with my class is making gingerbread houses, hands down! It brings such happiness watching my students light up with excitement!
    Lisa
    fsuteach81@yahoo.com

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  26. I follow all your TpT stores too!

    Ali
    alischepis(at)gmail.com

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  27. My favorite winter activity with my kiddos is making either studying the different holidays we all celebrate or making gingerbread "castles". :o)

    Jennifer
    jennkeys @ gmail . com

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  28. I follow all of your stores as well! :o)

    Jennifer
    jennkeys @ gmail . com

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  29. My favorite winter activity to do with my class is readin The Polar Express and sipping hot chocolate!! I give all my students a golden ticket and silver bell too!

    Ali
    alischepis(at)gmail.com

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  30. I am a follower of all the blogs already : )

    rieneal@ymail.com

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  31. I follow all the TPT stores

    rieneal@ymail.com

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  32. My favorite activity is painting snow scenes with q-tips and white paint. I love to see the different ideas that the students come up with.

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  33. My favorite winter activity is actually done by our whole school. On the last day before Christmas break we have a pajama day. Everyone wears their pajamas (I even pull out my awfully dreadful christmas pjs) and we watch the Polar Express! We drink hot chocolate, have candy canes, and popcorn! The kids love it and it's perfect for the last day before break when everyone is crazy anyway! I even ran an IEP meeting in my PJs last year! haha

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  34. I follow Kristin and Jennifer on their blogs and totally get a kick out of reading them whenever they post!

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  35. On TPT, I just love looking up EVERYTHING so I am sure I see all 3 of you ladies' items A LOT. I actually am not sure on how to follow people on TPT whoops! But I'd like to find out how...

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  36. Gingerbread houses with our 5th grade Reading Buddies is a big hit!!! Also, one of my fave stories is Snowmen at Night, and we get to do art and writing based on what those crazy snowmen do at night when we are sleeping ha! I also always love love The Grinch!

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  37. I follow all four blogs! =)
    Jennifer
    laughinbrunette@hotmail.com
    First Grade Blue SKies

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  38. I follow all three shops! =)
    Jennifer
    laughinbrunette@hotmail.com
    First Grade Blue SKies

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  39. I love to read the Elves and the Shoemaker...and then make elves, of course!
    Jennifer
    laughinbrunette@hotmail.com
    First Grade Blue SKies

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  40. I follow all 4 amazing blogs!

    Hadar

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  41. I follow all the TpT stores! How are we going to convince Kristin??!

    Hadar

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  42. My favorite winter activity is making snowmen out of shaving cream and glue. My kiddos get such a kick out of it!

    Hadar

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  43. I follow all blogs!

    arcrow@sbcglobal.net

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  44. 1. I follow all 4 LOVELY ladies on their blogs!

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  45. 2. I follow all of the TpT stores! Can't wait until Kristin starts selling:)

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  46. 3. A winter activity that I like to do with my students that is super easy and 'oh-so cute' is to have each student bring in an empty soda can. Each student glues googly eyes on the top of the can. Use scrap fabric to as a scarf and wrap around the top of the can up by the rim. Glue 2 pom-poms on each side of the can close to the top of the rim for earmuffs. I display these out in the hallway and call them "Soda Can Carolers." The opening of the can looks like a mouth that is open and singing. The kids think they are so funny. Thanks for this great giveaway!

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  47. I was a dedicated follower of Teaching First. I am now a follower of all four post.

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  48. My favorite winter activity is to read The Mitten, and then let the students make a Mitten out of construction paper and retell the story with pictures of the animals. Then we drink hot chocolate like they do in the story. :)
    Cheryl
    Crayons and Curls

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  49. I follow all of your blogs and love the ideas I get!


    ❋Karen❋
    farmingthefirstgradecrop@blogspot.com

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  50. I am a follower of your TpT and Teacher's Notebook stores!

    ❋Karen❋
    farmingthefirstgradecrop@blogspot.com

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  51. My favorite winter activity is to read "There Was a Cold Woman Who Swallowed Some Snow", after retelling with story props and acting out the story we make snowmen out of different materials. It is fun to see the kids creativity!

    ❋Karen❋
    farmingthefirstgradecrop@blogspot.com

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  52. I follow all of your blogs! :) ~Heidi V.

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  53. I follow of your tpt/tn stores. ~Heidi V.

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  54. This is my first year with my own classroom, but right now I am in the middle of a Nutcracker mini-unit. We have read a Nutcracker book and are starting going through the book a second time to master 'summarizing' with writing. We are watching a video of The Nutcracker (can't think of the ballet co. off the top of my head), for each part we summarized, then we will compare/contrast our book to the ballet movie once we finish it! Tomorrow we're going on a 'behind the scenes' field trip of a local ballet production of The Nutcracker. If you can't tell, I love the story of The Nutcracker! :) ~Heidi V.

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  55. I LOVE and follow all your blogs!

    Gladys
    http://teachinginhighheels.blogpsot.com
    teachinginhighheels@gmail.com

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  56. My favorite winter activity at school is our "Grinch Day" we do all things Grinch that day...so much fun!

    Gladys
    http://teachinginhighheels.blogspot.com
    teachinginhighheels@gmail.com

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  57. Yeah I can comment now! Thanks for changing to a pop up window!!!! I follow your cute little blog and love it!

    marybeth
    cialinichat

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  58. I follow all you gals on TPT as well and I am slowly going broke. Our custodian is silently cursing me for using all the lamination in the building!

    Marybeth
    http://cialinichat-mbcialini.blogspot.com/

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  59. Of course I follow all four blogs. You guys rock!

    Teachin' First

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  60. What's winter without snow? Since we live in Florida and many of my students have never seen snow, a few years ago, I bought the instant snow powder and made some of my own. Every year on the day the students return from Christmas vacation, they discover that it has "snowed" in our classroom. I make a whole bunch of it and just throw it everywhere (tables, counters, cubbies, floor)! If you've never tried it, it's great! The best part is, by the end of the day is has "melted" (turned back into powder form) and you can either brush it back into the container to use again or just sweep it up.
    Teachin' First

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  61. My fav activity for my kiddos to do is make holiday cards. They use green, red, or blue construction paper with a snowman cutout on the front. Then they use q-tips to fill in the snowman outline with white paint dabs - so cute! They add details with markers and craft sequins. I hang them around the doorway, and they get compliments every year.

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  62. I follow all four of your blogs!

    mpenn1010@gmail.com

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  63. I follow all the stores TpT and TNB.

    mpenn1010@gmail.com

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  64. I like to do a unit on penguins and animals that live in the polar region.

    mpenn1010@gmail.com

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  65. I follow all four of your blogs!

    mjcarnie@gmail.com

    http://www.mrsmayhew.blogspot.com/

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  66. One of my favorite winter activities I do with my students is creating our Christmas tree out of the children's traced hands. Kids trace their hands 2 times (lots of hands needed!) and I assemble a big Christmas tree on a bulletin board in the classroom. Then the kids write what their Christmas wish is on some snowflakes that I place around the tree. I have found that the tree looks better when the kids can use all different color papers...it kind of looks like Christmas lights!

    mjcarnie@gmail.com

    http://www.mrsmayhew.blogspot.com/

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  67. I follow all of your blogs and I love them!!

    :)

    www.lovingandlearninginprek.blogspot.com

    julia.powell87@gmail.com

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  68. Since I am a first year teacher, I just experienced my favorite winter activity!:) It is from Kreative in Kinder's Snowman packet. We built a snowman from ice, decorated him, then watched him melt. SO FUN!!! :)

    www.lovingandlearninginprek.blogspot.com

    julia.powell87@gmail.com

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  69. I follow all 4 of your blogs. Great giveaway!
    ☺ Tanya
    First Grade is Fantabulous!

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  70. I follow Caitlin, Jennifer, and you on TpT/TN.
    ☺ Tanya
    First Grade is Fantabulous!

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  71. Favorite winter activity...Hmmm, there are so many. I love having my firsties write: "If I had a shiny, red nose..." Then I print black and white pictures of the kids on the laser printer at school, I give the kids some brown paper to make antlers, and I put a drop of glue and red glitter on their nose. They turn out adorable every year.
    ☺ Tanya
    First Grade is Fantabulous!

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  72. I follow all shops!

    arcrow@sbcglobal.net

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  73. I love gingerbread men so my favorite winter activities would be the week we focus on gingerbread men. I even have gingerbread shirts I wear during the week.

    arcrow@sbcglobal.net

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  74. My FAV activity I do in my kindergarten classroom is my Santa's Workshop in dramatic play. Nothing is more fun than seeing my little ones pretend to be elves!

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  75. My favorite winter activities for winter are anything to do with penguins! I love making crafts, anchor charts, writing, reading, making math games with penguins! I think penguins are soo adorable! Rambling About Reading

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  76. I follow all 4 of your wonderful blogs!

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindegarten

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  77. My favorite winter activity is our gingerbread unit! I absolutely love reading a;ll the different versions of the story - the best part is the Gingerbread exchange that I take part in! I love seeing all the different gingers!

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindegarten

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  78. My favorite activity to do is a countdown to Christmas. On December 1 each student makes a paper chain (red and green) and attaches it to a bell. Each night students tear off 1 link. This year I let the students pick their pattern for their chain. This is a really gets the students and me ready for the holidays at school.

    Jennifer

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  79. My favorite winter activity is writing our sight words on pieces of paper, crumbling them up, and having a snowball fight. At the end whatever snow balls are on your side of the classroom, you have to read!

    Kindergarten Smiles

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  80. I follow all 4 blogs! :)

    letsteachsomething.blogspot.com

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  81. I added your TN and/or TPT as my favs. cute ideas you all have!! :) I'll be shopping soon!!!

    www.letsteachsomething.blogspot.com

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  82. My fav winter activity I do is the handprint calendars my Kinders make for their parents for Christmas. I'll be blogging about it soon, so stay tuned!

    www.letsteachsomething.blogspot.com

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