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Sunday, January 1, 2012

We Did It and That Means: GIVEAWAY!

Thank you so much to those of you who brought me to 300.  I was so shocked to wake up and see that I am now in the 300+ club, WOW! Special thanks goes out to:   T. Ulch, Ms. Smith, Kim for Joy in 6th and Katie who brought me over the top! Who would have thought that my little ditties would keep you coming back for more.  To celebrate I have a little giveaway that I am starting today and will close out on Saturday, the 7th at 6 pm.  


I know that Target is one of a blogger's first loves, so I am giving away a $10 gift card to help you on your scavenger hunts for 10 great things from the Dollar Spot at Target!


Here's what you have to do:


1.  Follow my blog and leave a comment (or comment that you already follow).


2.  Post about this giveaway on your blog and comment that you did so, along with a link to the post.


3.  Share one positive thing that you will be doing for others in 2012.


That is 3 entries for each of you!  The winner will be announced on Saturday after using Random.org to choose the lucky person.


My positive act for 2012:


I am going to walk away from gossip, yes, you heard it here first.  Schools are filled with it and I am not going to feed into it this year.  I feel that by doing this, one less person will get hurt by what others say about them. Rumors are started like wildfire and I am not going to be a part of it, I pray God gives me the strength to walk away.


Happy New Year!




48 comments:

  1. Awww, good for you - I'm inching {and I do mean inching} toward that same goal!

    I'm a follower, for sure! :)

    Holly
    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

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  2. Hmmm, one of my new years resolutions {prior to choosing my one little word - which still emcompasses my resolutions...} was to do more small/simple/kind things for others... a friend of mine calls them "sparkles". Little things, pick up a coffee for a friend, bring them a doughnut, make a copy for them, brush the snow off their car...that's what I'm aiming for. My OLW {one little word} is "strength" so I hope to have strength emotionally, mentally and physically to do some sparkles in 2012...

    Holly
    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

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  3. I have followed your blog for a long time! I know its almost time for your daughter to return to college after this break. I think of you each time my son comes home, remembering that we are in the same situation.

    ✞Heather
    Swinging Through Second Grade
    hdawntn@hotmail.com

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  4. I think my positive act for this year is to look at each day as a new adventure. I pray that God give me the strength to go through the valleys, because without the valleys - we wouldn't have the mountain tops to enjoy!

    ✞Heather
    Swinging Through Second Grade
    hdawntn@hotmail.com

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  5. Congrats on hitting 300!!!!! I"m a follower :)

    Happy New Year!

    ❤ Mor Zrihen ❤
    A Teacher's Treasure

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  6. Positive Act.... I plan on sharing more!
    Sharing my resources with colleagues & fellow bloggers!


    Happy New Year!

    ❤ Mor Zrihen ❤
    A Teacher's Treasure

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  7. I'm a follower! :) Thanks for the giveaway! This year I plan to share more ideas, resources, and inspiration with everyone! Happy New Year!
    http://creativeteaching-kimberly.blogspot.com/

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  8. I'm a follower! There are some great finds right now at Target.
    Caroline
    brantcc@bay.k12.fl.us

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  9. I'm a follower of your blog and love your ideas!
    sdavis6281@hotmail.com

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  10. I want to be a more giving person.
    sdavis6281@hotmail.com

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  11. I follow your blog!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  12. I blogged about your giveaway! I am having a giveaway too and would love for you to follow me!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

    http://busyinkindergarten.blogspot.com/2012/01/faithful-in-first-we-did-it-and-that.html

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  13. Something I am going to do for others in 2012 is make sure I tell my family and friends I love them more often!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  14. I want to commit myself to going to visit elderly people at least once a month.

    First Grade Delight
    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  15. I follow your site!!

    Stop by my blog, I'm hosting a 200+ follower giveaway!

    acupcakefortheteacher@gmail.com
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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  16. This year I am going to SHARE! More freebies for all :)

    acupcakefortheteacher@gmail.com

    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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  17. I'm a follower. I'm having a giveaway right now too.


    Yearn to Learn Blog

    taskcard123@yahoo.com

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  18. A positive I'm aiming to practice this year is finding more ME time.


    Yearn to Learn Blog
    taskcard123@yahoo.com

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  19. Congrats on reaching 300. Whoo hoo!

    ❀Barbara❀
    Grade ONEderful

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  20. In 2012 I want to leave my kids and husband some sort of thank you, or special treat at least once a month to show them how much I really care about them :)
    TheResource(ful)Room!

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  21. I am a follower!

    soluckyducky at gmail dot com

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  22. We are a part of a group that makes 250 meals for the homeless in our city once a month.

    soluckyducky at gmail dot com

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  23. Congrats on 300!
    I'm one of them! =)
    Jennifer
    laughinbrunette@hotmail.com
    First Grade Blue SKies

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  24. One positive thing for 2012... going to try and provide more freebies to my teacher bloggy friends and try to be positive at school...daily. =)
    Jennifer
    laughinbrunette@hotmail.com
    First Grade Blue SKies

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  25. I follow your blog!

    smatadam@gmail.com

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  26. One positive is that I am going to try to write positive notes to my kiddos. The goal is 2 per week!! :)

    smatadam@gmail.com

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  27. I'm a follower. Good for you on walking away from gossip. That's such a hard one. My fiance (I'm still not use to saying that.) has this metaphor he uses with our youth about gossip. He starts out talking about how vultures eat dead rotting flesh and they feed their young by throwing it up in their mouths. He says that gossip is like this. If you're spreading gossip your the momma vulture if you're listening to it you're like the baby bird eating. It's disgusting but powerful.

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  28. The positive things I'm going to do is to make a conscious effort to pray for my students and school family every day. I started a prayer group when school started and I want to continue with that.
    Congrats on reaching 300+ followers!
    kheinrich9@gmail.com

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  29. I shared about your giveaway on my blog:
    http://www.firstgradeblueskies.blogspot.com/2012/01/most-supportive-blogger-giveaways.html
    =) Jennifer
    laughinbrunette@hotmail.com
    First Grade Blue SKies

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  30. Sharing info on the D5 with my coworkers! :o)

    Jennifer
    jennkeys @ gmail . com

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  31. I am a follower of your blog! :o)

    Jennifer
    jennkeys @ gmail . com

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  32. I follow, I am a Faithful follower of your blog. :)

    Ms. M
    Ms.M's Blog
    A Teacher's Plan

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  33. I follow your blog!
    kcahcrim@comcast.net

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  34. I'm planning to do some free after school tutoring with some of my students!
    kcahcrim@comcast.net

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  35. I am a new follower! Thanks for the great blog!

    rebecca.johnson710@gmail.com

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  36. I am a new follower! Love all the great ideas you share!
    rachaelrsterling@yahoo.com

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  37. In 2012 I want to encourage others more; especially at work by doing little things like leaving a "warm fuzzy" note or leaving a little "thinking about you gift" - random acts of kindness to encourage them that they are noticed and there are people who appreciate what they do on a daily basis.
    rachaelrsterling@yahoo.com

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  38. I am now a follower of you blog. I can't wait to dive in and explore. I just started a new blog myself, so I am a bit overwhelmed!

    Shawna

    http://thepicturebookteachersedition.blogspot.com/

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  39. I am a new follower! :)
    Cheryl
    cener@sbcglobal.net
    Crayons and Curls

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  40. I'm following as Kathy Eyre...Thanks

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  41. I plan to listen, really listen, more for the coming year

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  42. I follow your blog! :o)

    Cindy
    ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

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  43. Happy New Year! I follow your blog.

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  44. This year I want to encourage my 1st grade team to start planning, sharing, and working together. I'm new to the school and all 6 of us do "our own thing". Go TEAMWORK!

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  45. I am a new follower. Thank you for leaving a message on my blog letting me know the author of that poem. I think it means ever more to me know that I know it was Mother Theresa.

    And my positive thing to do for others is to always be there when I'm needed.

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