Friday, March 29, 2013

100 Flippin' Fantastic Followers Giveaway and Five for Friday!

I am beyond excited that I have reached 100 Flippin' Fantastic Followers!  I have truly enjoyed getting to know so many fabulous teachers from all over the place!  I have learned so much and am a stronger teacher because of this amazing community.  As a thank you to my followers (old and new!) I am pleased to announce my first giveaway!!  
Take a look at what you could win from some of my bloggy friends and me!










a Rafflecopter giveaway

A HUGE thank you to Amy from Happy Teacher Heaven for her help with Rafflecopter!  She walked me through how to get the direct links to work.  I never would have figured it out.  She is also celebrating 100 followers and if you hurry you can enter her 100 Follower MEGA Giveaway here!  It ends tomorrow so go now!

Another of my favorite bloggy friends is throwing a 300 Follower Giveaway!  Head over to Live, Laugh, I LOVE Kindergarten to enter her fabulous giveaway!

Thanks to Dreamlike Magic for the cute clip art (LOVE the cupcake)!  They also did my blog design, which I love. 
Now to link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for...
Here are my five random things from this past week.  I forgot my camera at home a couple days this week so it is mostly non-school related.

1.  My little Lilybug turned 4!  My kids are on Spring Break this week so we spent part of the day with my grandma at the Mall of America.  The highlight was that she got to open the Disney store with the magic key!  She was so excited.






They gave her her own little key to keep. 

2.  Facing My Fears.  Last week I was asked to facilitate our district's next book study on The Daily Five.  I found out this week that enough people signed up so we start Wednesday!  I am going WAY out of my comfort zone for this.  I can talk to kids all day long and not feel nervous.  Put me in front of adults, however and I get all red in the face and stumble over my words.  After reading Mindset by Carol Dweck last summer, I decided that enough was enough and I had to face my fears.  I am also teaching some classes on The Daily Five and Math Work Stations this summer through Resource Training.  The course catalog just came out so if you live in the area (it is in St. Cloud, MN) check it out here.  Look for my classes on June 12.  For only $55 a class (plus $186 for 3 grad credits), it is a really cheap way to get continuing ed or grad credits.

3.  Hearts for June.  If you are local, you might have seen June's story on Kare 11.  She is a little girl who has a rare disease and has spent a lot of time in the hospital.  All she wants is to cover her room with paper hearts.  My class made some this week.  

    4.  Cake!  Lily wanted a Care Bears cake.  I ordered some vending machine sized bears on Amazon and let her go crazy.  It drives me a little crazy that they aren't all facing the same way, but it made her happy.  I got the idea for the sprinkles from Pinterest.


5.  Taekwondo.  My nieces earned a party at their Taekwondo studio this week.  Sophie got to go as their guest.  She loved it and wants to sign up now.  She even broke a board!
I love my niece's face in this photo!

If you want to link up with your Five for Friday, go here!
Don't forget to enter my giveaway!  You have until April 8th.

49 comments:

  1. Yay congrats on 100 followers! Excited for ya :) Have a wonderful weekend!
    Elizabeth
    Kickin’ it in Kindergarten

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    1. Thank you! Have a nice weekend, too!

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  2. Such a cute giveaway!! Congrats on 100!! Thanks for having me be a part of your giveaway! :)

    Regina
    Kinder Krazy

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  3. WOW Sara! I am so proud of you and all of the work that you have put into this blog! You are such an amazing teacher and friend!

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    1. Awww! You know how to make me turn red :) Thanks Goldballs!

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  4. Congrats on 100 followers! Thanks for letting me be a part of it! You're the best!

    Hugs!
    Kimberly Ann
    Live, Laugh, I love Kindergarten

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  5. I'm very excited to be part of your giveaway!
    I can't pick just one book that's a favorite. I absolutely love Laura Numeroff!

    Dawn
    Adventures in First with Mrs. Key

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    1. Almost forgot...Happy 4th Birthday to your baby! :)

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    2. Thanks! I also love Laura...especially When Sheep Sleep. I read that to my kids when they were itty bitty!

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  6. Great giveaway and congratulations! Too many favorite books. It is hard to pick one. I love Stephanie Grace Whitson books. They are great. I like the picture book, My Great Aunt Arizona.

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    1. Ooh! I haven't heard of either but added them to my Amazon wish list! Thanks!

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  7. Congrats! Happy birthday to your little one! I love your pics. My favorite book is The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.

    Crystal
    The lamppost in 1st grade math

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    1. I LOVE that series. I should have figured you liked it because of your blog name :)

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  8. Congrats! My favorite book ??? Anything with the Critters( Mercer mayer) and Dr. Suess

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    1. Thanks! I love Little Critter books, too.

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  9. Yeah!! Congrats on reaching 100 followers. Your daughter is adorable and that trip to the Disney store looks like so much fun!! :)

    Mrs. Pauley's Kindergarten

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  10. Congrats! My favorite books are anything by Jan Brett.
    lraines78@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks Lori! I love how detailed Jan's books are. Perfect for little ones to try and imitate in their own writing/illustrations.

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  11. Great giveaway and congrats on 100followers!
    Tama

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  12. I love the Giving Tree~precious book. Reminds me of being a mom, teacher and sometimes friend. Great giveaway! Thanks so much!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks YOU! I always like reading that around Earth Day.

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  13. Congratulations! I love to read Mo Willem's books. dbednarsk@yahoo.com

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  14. So many awesome children's books--an all time fave--The Giving Tree. Thanks!!

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    1. Thank YOU! The Giving Tree is a definite favorite!

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  15. I love you like Crazy Cakes is my favorite right now because it reminds me of my experience in adopting our daughter. wsmith31313@gmail.com

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    1. How sweet :) I haven't heard of that book before but I will have to check it out.

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  16. Great giveaway! I have several favorite books but one of my faves is "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie". I love all of Laura Numeroff's books.

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    1. Thanks! I like If you give a dog a donut :)

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  17. I love Peter Rabbit because my Grandmother read to me as a child. epolston at rowland dot k12 dot ca dot us

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    1. Mine did too! It always brings back memories :)

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  18. I have so many favorite books! When you've taught since the stone age you read A LOT of books!! Splat the Cat would have to be one of my many favorites! LOVE the illustrations in those books! :o)

    Cindy
    ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

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    1. I have a hard time just picking one, too! I'm always finding new favorites but love to go back and read my old faves.

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  19. Me too....so so many favorites. I will just mention the ones I gave away on my 100 follower giveaway (yes that's right...we might be twins...or sisters at least), Stand Back Said the Elephant I'm Going to Sneeze and Nature's Paintbox. Both are by Patricia Thomas.

    Terri
    KinderKapers

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    1. It seems we are bloggy twins/sisters :) Congrats on your first 100!

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  20. Hi, Im your newest follower. Congrats on reaching 100 followers. I am a pre-k teacher in Massachusetts, please check out my blog if you can, I am having a give away too and would love for you to enter since you were so generous to let me enter yours. Thank you! : )

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  21. I love Mo Willems books!!
    Kari :)

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  22. Hmmm I have too many favorites! :) Favorite children's series is definitely Harry Potter. Favorite picture book is Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus. And my current favorite grown up book is The Other Boleyn Girl! I LOVE fiction and nonfiction books about Tudor England. :) Congrats on reaching 100!

    ~Jessica
    Fun in PreK-1

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    1. I ♥ Mo Willems! I saw the movie but never read The Other Boleyn Girl. I'll add it to my reading list!

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  23. Congratulations on 100 followers Sara! I'm one of your new followers and this is a fantastic giveaway! It's really hard to pick a favorite book, but to this day I still remember reading Island of the Blue Dolphins and Number the Stars as a kid, so I'm going with those.

    Andrea
    andreakornfeind@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping over! I remember reading Island of the Blue Dolphins over and over when I was younger. :)

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  24. Congratulations and great giveaway!! I love any Nicholas Sparks book!

    brooklynkate09@hotmail.com

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    1. Thanks Brooke! I read his books when I need a good cry ;)

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