November 15, 2011

Give Thanks

Sometimes I find it hard to believe how much my life has changed in a short year.
I met and married my best friend.
I found blessings in unexpected trials.
I grew personally and professionally as I tried new things.
I gained a lot of great friends and resources from the web.
And I got to share some of the things I love with teachers around the world.
I am blessed!

In an effort to share some of my happiness I am throwing a simple giveaway for a $10 Bath and Body Works Gift Card.

How to enter:
Leave a comment saying you follow my blog.
Leave a comment telling me about your favorite post.
Leave a comment telling me something you want to hear about.

You can do one, all, or none of the above. :) I told you I was trying to keep it simple.

The giveaway will end this Sunday November 20, 2011 at midnight.  I will announce the winner on Monday.


  1. I follow your blog and have you in my blogroll. Your posts are always so uplifting and fun to read and I LOVE your 4 Ls!!


  2. With a now 50% chance of winning...I'm joining! I feel your frustration with being overwhelmed... This year my class just isn't able to function correctly without adult supervision. It makes my day more challenging...but I will survive.


  3. I follow your blog. =)

  4. I am following your blog!

    I would love to hear about how you manage the different levels of students in your class. If when planning you find yourself needing to tier instruction.

    OR I would LOVE to hear any advice you've come up with over your time teaching to share with a first year teacher. I am entering alot of giveaways because I am graduating now and as all experienced teachers know theres not alot of funding for classrooms or ideas/supports and just starting off I am greatly benefiting from the information shared on here!

    Dana Bartlett

  5. I am a new follower of your blog.
    First Grade Delight

  6. I have enjoyed reading so many of your posts. The are encouraging to me. I loved the pirate freebies - since I'm accumulating goodies for my unit.
    First Grade Delight

  7. I am a follower of your blog and have enjoyed reading and adapting your ideas to my classroom!

  8. Just found your blog today and looking forward to some great ideas! :)

  9. I like the post about nouns, there are ideas that will transfer up or down depending on the grade level. I plan to start this after Thanksgiving, so thanks!

  10. I love your blog and I've been a follower! I also love Bath and Body Works!! :)

  11. I loved your post on "The Little Red Pen" and all your ideas for the book :)

  12. I would love to read more about your classroom management and behavior management....those are always great topics! :)