Monday, August 15, 2011

Whoot Whoot GIVEAWAY TIME!




I absolutely love this teacher-bloggy world of ours! I am inspired daily by everyone's ideas. To celebrate now having 300 wonderful followers, I am doing another giveaway. So...drum roll please....

I am giving away a copy of

How fitting! I love the beginning of the school year!

A-N-D!
of course a....
worth $20

So how do you enter you ask? Good question...
1. Follow my blog and leave a comment saying so. (If you are already a follower, leave me a comment as well.)
2. Blog about the giveaway on your blog and leave me a comment with the link to the post.
3. Leave me a comment describing your favorite read aloud for the beginning of the school year. (Chapter book as well...I'm in the need for something new. Thanks!)

So there ya go...three ways to enter! This contest will end on Thursday night at 11:59pm. The winner will be announced Friday evening.

I hope ya'll have a fabulous week.

102 comments:

Mrs. Saoud said...

I follow your blog.

Mrs. Saoud said...

I love reading First Day Jitters for Back to School.

YearntoLearn said...

I'm a follower.

YearntoLearn said...

I like to read Muggie Maggie. In third grade we learn cursive and in this book the character refuses to learn cursive.

Rebecca Rojas said...

Already a follower! Congrats on 300!!!

♥Rebecca
Create●Teach●Share
Create●Share●Inspire

B. Wunderlin said...

I am a new follower, but I love your blog! I have a blog, but have not kept it up. I have been working on my class website this summer for my parents and students. I'm thinking I'd like to get my blog current and going again!

I like to read "First Day Jitters" also, but a chapter book that I like to read at the beginning of the year is "Best School Year Ever". Every class I have read this to love it!

Thanks for sharing!!

Vintage Teacher said...

I am already a follower on your blog. Congratulations on 300 followers!

Vintage Teacher said...

This year I had planned on doing The Best School Year Ever by Barbara Robinson. I just love the Herdmans and their antics.

Jordan said...

I am already a follower of your blog! I love it. Thanks for all the great ideas. :)

Mrs. Burke said...

I am already a follower of your blog!!

Mrs. Burke said...

I love reading Wimberley Worried and Chrysanthemum.

Shelia said...

I am a follower of your blog & love your ideas!
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Shelia said...

I like to read Nobody's Mother in 2nd grade.
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Kelly B aka Queen Bee! said...

I love reading the kissing hand, the night before Kindergarten. I love books too!

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Kelly B aka Queen Bee! said...

I blogged about your giveaway!

kellybrown28021@gmail.com

http://busyinkindergarten.blogspot.com/2011/08/check-out-these-giveaways.html

Kelly B aka Queen Bee! said...

I follow your blog!

kellybrown28021@gmail.com

Ali said...

I follow your blog!! I never knew there were more Miss Malarky books!! I LOVE Testing Miss Malarky!!

Ali
alischepis(at)gmail(dot)com

Ali said...

My favorite read aloud for the beginning of the year has always been The Kissing Hand for Kindergarten....but now that I am teaching 2nd grade, I need to find something new!

Ali

Sapphire Dawn said...

I already follow your blog.

Sapphire Dawn said...

I love reading Frindle to my kids. I always cry at the end. It helps my kids connect with their teacher being "human." Good luck on the adventure this year.

Ashley M. said...

I am already a follower of your blog!!

Ashley

Emily said...

I'm a follower!

Emily said...

I love to read Chrysanthemum at the beginning of the year. I'm checking out Stuart Goes to School for a chapter book read aloud this year.

Julie said...

I follow your blog.
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Julie said...

I like to read The Brand New Kid, by Katie Couric.

Third in Hollywood said...

I follow your blog and love it!! :)

Third in Hollywood said...

I just bought "Testing Ms. Malarkey" since my 3rd graders take the MEAP test in the beginning of the year. :)

Alexis said...

I'm following you now...I was before, but now it is official!

Mrs. Youngblut said...

I follow your blog!

Steph said...

I follow your blog!
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Steph said...

I like reading First Day Jitters to my students on the first day!
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Dana said...

I'm a follower!

Dana
3rd Grade Gridiron

Dana said...

I love to share Amelia Bedilia's First Day of School! She's so dang silly! It gets the kids to loosen up. :)

Dana
3rd Grade Gridiron

Miss K said...

I follow your blog :)

Miss K said...

I love to read so many books during the first week of school. "When the Relatives Came" is a personal favorite though

- Michael's Wife said...

I follow your blog!

- Michael's Wife said...

My favorite read aloud for the beginning of the school year is "Frindle" by Andrew Clements!

JodiPittard said...

I follow your blog! Congratulations on 300 followers!

JodiPittard said...

My favorite read aloud for the beginning of the year, "Born to Read"!

Mary said...

I follow your blog
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Mary said...

My favorite read aloud is the TWITS by Roahl Dalh.
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Mrs. S. said...

I follow your blog and I really, really want this book. I have another Miss Malarkey book...love her!


Melly<><

Second Grade Strategies for Sizzlin' Second Graders!

The Yellow Rocking Chair

Ms. Stevens said...

I follow your blog! Thanks for sharing all your ideas!

Beth

Mrs. S. said...

I blogged about your giveaway.

I blogged

Katie said...

I follow your blog!

Katie said...

I blogged about your giveaway!

http://onceuponateachingblog.blogspot.com/2011/08/update-and-giveaway.html

Scholes said...

I follow your blog. Love to read aloud Marvin Redpost: Alone in His Teachers House (easy chapter book)

Katie said...

At the start of the school year, I like to read Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon. As for chapter books- I love School According to Humphrey and Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing.

Mrs. S. said...

My favorite read alouds are Kevin Henkes' books because he uses them to present an underlying message to the children. Try out Chrysanthemum, Lily's Purple Plastic purse, Chester's Way, Owen, Julius-Baby of the World...and more!

Melly<><

Second Grade Strategies for Sizzlin' Second Graders!

The Yellow Rocking Chair

Mrs. S. said...

I also love "No Talking" by Andrew Clements. He is an awesome author and my students love hearing his chapter books! He has such fresh ideas!

Melly<><

Second Grade Strategies for Sizzlin' Second Graders!

The Yellow Rocking Chair

Karen said...

I follow your blog!

Sandy Pence said...

I'm already a follower!

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Sandy Pence said...

I also like to read First Day Jitters!

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Karen said...

I love books and I love reading to my class! When I taught 3rd, I loved to start the year with the "Teacher From the Black Logoon" and all the others in the series. I also liked reading "Miss Nelson is Missing!" to my kids.

Katie said...

I follow your blog

MWilliams said...

Thank you for sharing your ideas with us on your blog! Like so many others I read Chrysanthemum and Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes. First Day Jitters is always a good read on the first day. I always read a chapter book that is part of a series first...if you can get them hooked on a series they are super motivated to read more!

Karen said...

I blogged about your give-away at
http://firstgradefantasies.blogspot.com/2011/08/first-day-readings.html.

Amanda said...

I follow your blog! ~ Amanda @ The Teaching Thief

Amanda said...

Oooo...very favorite back to school read aloud... that's a tough one. I think I would have to say The Best Story by Eileen Spinelli. I love that it invites kids to write from their lives and from their hearts. ~Amanda @ The Teaching Thief

Tara said...

I'm already a follower:)

4th Grade Frolics

Tara said...

ONe of my fave beginning of the year books if First Day Jitters:) I thought, like everyone has read that book but this year I found that most of my students hadn't heard it...when I got the the ending, the looks on their faces was priceless!!! One of them even said "what the heck?" It was too cute!!

4th Grade Frolics

Amber said...

I follow your blog.

http://takingonthird.blogspot.com

Amber said...

I blogged about your giveaway.

http://takingonthird.blogspot.com/2011/08/last-day-for-my-giveaway-as-well-as.html

Amber said...

I started my year last year with Indian in the Cupboard (somewhat edited) to talk about responsibility, etc. This year with my third graders I am not sure. I have been thinking about using A Wrinkle in Time.

Courtney said...

I FOLLOW! AND I LOVE THIRD GRADE!!!

Amanda said...

I've recently became a third grade teacher (again) and was in a search for amazing blogs. I'm so glad I stumbled upon yours. I loved third grade when I taught it before and after a few years in first grade I'm ready for the switch again.

Marisa said...

I'm a new follower!

Marisa
iDream.iPlan.iTeach

Amy said...

I follow...I teach 3rd, and I hadn't seen this Miss Malarkey book. Love it!

Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies said...

I follow your blog

~Lorraine
rainee2011@gmail.com

Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies said...

I love First Day Jitters and The School Story

~Lorraine
rainee2011@gmail.com

The Lilly Pad said...

I enjoy your blog!

Chris said...

I am a follower and would love another book. I also read First Day Jitters.

Mary Pitner said...

Congrats on reaching 300 followers (I am one of the masses)! I'm still trying to get to thirty! I'm doing at Giveaway, too, so check it out.


Pitner's Potpourri

Mary Pitner said...

I shared your giveaway on by blog at http://pitnerm.blogspot.com/2011/08/woot-woot-giveaway.html.


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Valerie said...

I'm a follower!

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Amy said...

I follow your blog!

TheResource(ful)Room!

Amy said...

My favorite back to school read aloud include Back to School Splat, and If you take a Mouse to School!

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Ms. Durbin said...

I follow your blog!

MJ @ Teaching in Heels said...

I'm a new follower :)

Leanne said...

I always start the first Judy Moody book on the first day of school. Judy is a third grader in Virginia going back to school- just like my students. They always get hooked on the series, which is a bonus! Now that I'm teaching second, I'm not sure what I'll read! Thanks for all your ideas! :)

Wells' Tale of a 4th Grade Nothing said...

I already follow your blog!

Mindy

Wells' Tale of a 4th Grade Nothing said...

First Day Jitters and the Crayon Box That Talked is are great books to read on the 1st day of school.

Mindy

Jerilynn said...

Just found your blog and I love it! I'm now a follower.

Jerilynn said...

I teach SPED and we always start out reading Mr. Falker - because the kids can relate to the story and it gives us a starting place to talk about goal setting.

R & R Mom said...

I just began following tonight. I love your blog! This is my 9th year in 3rd grade and by far the best read aloud ever, especially at the beginning of the year, is The Ghost of Fossil Glen by Cynthia DeFelice. Your kids will come back years later asking if you still read it as a read aloud.

julie_ann_ said...

I follow your blog!

julie_ann_ said...

I love reading Sideways Stories from Wayside School at the beginning of the year- the kids love it!

We are S.T.A.R.'s said...

I love your blog! Thanks for sharing so many great ideas! I begin my school year by reading my third grade class The Hundred Dresses. My students have always loved this book and this year seems to be proving no different. This read is sure to provide Wonderful life-long lessons that children are sure to connect with.

IamNan said...

I love to read Frindle by Andrew Clements.

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IamNan said...

I follow your blog!

Nancy Wilson said...

I'm following you!
Thanks, Nancy

The Apple Basket Teacher

Nancy Wilson said...

I love reading 'I Wish I Were a Butterfly' by James Howe.
Thanks,Nancy

The Apple Basket Teacher

Blue & White Wear said...

Hi
I am now following your blog! I like to read "How to be Cool in the Third Grade" and "Gooney Bird Greene"...

Have a great new year!

Brenda said...

I am a new follower.

Brenda said...

I am going to read First Day Jitters this year.

Cindy L said...

I follow your blog.

Cindy
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Delighted said...

I am now a follower.

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Delighted said...

I always read First Day Jitters.

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Mrs. McComish said...

I'm a new follower!

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Kim Konecny said...

Wow--cool blog! I just found your blog today because another blogger posted a link to you! http://staplersstrategies.blogspot.com/

I would like to enter your contest, too and plan to follow your blog now! I am a former 3rd grade teacher who was moved to 2nd grade...my heart still lies with 3rd. :)

Rachel @ A Tall Drink of Water said...

I'm following your blog now! Just moved to 3rd grade this year and I love finding 3rd grade blogs!!

Rachel @ A Tall Drink of Water said...

One of my favorite read alouds the first day is "Hooway for Wodney Wat" It's a great story about excepting other's differences!