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Friday, July 13, 2012

400 Follower BLOCKBUSTER Giveaway (Loads and Loads of Prizes)

Here is the Blockbuster Giveaway that you have been waiting for!  So many of my wonderful blogging buddies are joining me in celebrating my 400 followers. I want to personally thank all of my faithful followers and all of the generous bloggers who have donated to this giveaway.  Take a look at my cutified 400th Follower Giveaway Graphic!!!  Don't you just love it?  A very special thanks goes out to Nikki from Melonheadz Illustrating.  She has given life to so many of our blogs, check her out when you get a chance.

Now on to the giveaway:  All of the prizes and the bloggers who donated are below, the list is long, so please make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom.  Follow the directions on the Rafflecopter Widget, as everything will be verified.  One winner will be chosen from all of the eligible entries, so make sure that you take advantage of all the opportunities you have to enter.  Thank you again for following and here's to the next 400!






 
















                                      



























I will be adding a $25 Gift Certificate to Amazon!


The giveaway starts today and will end on Saturday, July 21st (I will be on vacation all next week, so that gives everyone plenty of time to share the giveaway and to enter).  You have a total of 94 entries! 
The BIG winner will be announced on Sunday!  
Good Luck to everyone and thanks for following! 









160 comments:

  1. My go to first day of school book is Chrysanthemum!


    Aimee
    aimee@vanmiddlesworth.org
    Pencils, Books, and Dirty Looks

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  2. My favorite first day of school activity is a All About Poster completed with families during Open House.

    crhdouglas@gmail.com

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  3. I do not have a favorite first day of school book ....I have several. One is Chrysanthemum.

    crhdouglas@gmail.com

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  4. The one school supply,from students, I can not live without is handwriting paper.

    crhdouglas@gmail.com

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  5. I love to read "First Day Jitters" by Julie Danneberg.

    Elizabeth L.
    liz_lovelace@yahoo.com
    The First Grade Jungle Room

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  6. My favorite first day of school activity is a scavenger hung around the school locating special places and people.

    Elizabeth L.
    liz_lovelace@yahoo.com
    The First Grade Jungle Room

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  7. The one school supply that I cannot live without is paper. We go through so much in one year that it is a definite on the supply list.

    Elizabeth L.
    liz_lovelace@yahoo.com
    The First Grade Jungle Room

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  8. What a great giveaway! Congrats on 400+ Followers!!

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  9. We always start kindergarten with Chrysanthemum!! Then we watch the video online and the kiddos LOVE it!!!

    Pam
    willpam2009@gmail.com

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  10. We do handprint poems to go with The Kissing Hand =)
    Jennifer
    First Grade Blue Skies

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  11. I couldn't live without our composition notebooks to use for journaling!!
    Jennifer
    First Grade Blue Skies

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  12. I can't live without glue sticks.
    Lisa
    lmehr@dsdmail.net

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  13. I read the "Kissing Hand" every year.
    Lisa
    lmehr@dsdmail.net

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  14. We make a Kissing Hand craftivity.
    Lisa
    lmehr@dsdmail.net

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  15. The Kissing Hand is my first day go to every year!

    Kimberly
    The Learning Tree

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  16. I love the Kissing Hand too!!
    bl3982@yahoo.com

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  17. I love doing all about me posters on the first day of school!
    bl3982@yahoo.com

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  18. I cannot live without laminating sheets!!!
    bl3982@yahoo.com

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  19. I love First Grade Jitters.

    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  20. I gotta have paper. :-)

    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  21. First Day Jitters is my go to story for BTS.
    Patti
    pattib203@yahoo.com
    Primary Pizzazz

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  22. On the first day I always do an icebreaker where the kids search for others who have similar characteristics.
    Patti
    pattib203@yahoo.com
    Primary Pizzazz

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  23. Congrats! First day Jitters is my go to story or If you Take a Mouse to school.
    kheinrich9@gmail.com
    Ms. Kerri and her Krazy Kindergarten

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  24. School supply--ummm, I guess paper because everything else I can think of something that would work in its place!
    Patti
    pattib203@yahoo.com
    Primary Pizzazz

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  25. A Bad Case of the Srtipes is my fav to read the first day and The Kissing Hand

    Lindsey

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  26. I love the Kissing Hand and The Night Before Kindergarten.

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  27. I love doing activities with The Kissing Hand-the school tour, the handprint puzzles.

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  28. I love having my stapler handy and board markers!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  29. What is your go to, first day of school story, that you love to read every year?

    first day jitters

    jcampbell@odysseycharterschool.net

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  30. What is your favorite first day of school activity?

    paper doll self portraits to put on bulletin board

    Jennifer Campbell

    jcampbell@odysseycharterschool.net

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  31. What is one school supply that you cannot live without?

    binder clips

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  32. this is so much more than i needed!!! but will all come in use thanks!!
    Buy Pinterest Followers

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  33. My favorite first day of school book would have to be First Day Jitters- but I bought First Grade Jitters last week so it might be a tie.
    Barbara
    happyteachingfirst.blogspot.com
    meadowt@msn.com

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  34. My favorite first Day activity is taking my students pictures with thier best "Jitter Face." Then they write about thier first day jitter. I hand the pictures and writing pieces in the hall.

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  35. The school supply that I can't live without would have to be colored pens. I can't help it I am addicted to pens in all colors-- gel pens are my favorite.
    Barbara
    happyteachingfirst.blogspot.com
    meadowt@msn.com

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  36. My favorite story to read on the first day is "First Day Jitters". It breaks the ice with the children and gives you the opportunity to talk about how everyone gets nervous.
    Stellaluna114@gmail.com

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  37. My favorite first day of school activity is the self portraits we keep in their portfolios.
    Stellaluna114@gmail.com

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  38. I can't live without card stock. Mostly white for centers that I find blogging:)

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  39. I love to read The Kissing Hand! :)This year I plan to make some heart cut outs for their mom on the first day of school!
    and I love cardstock! I need boxes and boxes of that stuff... ooh also love scented markers... make my life amazing!
    ❤ Sandra
    Sweet Times in First
    sweettimesinfirst@gmail.com

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  40. My favorite first day activity is a classroom scavenger hunt.

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  41. My back to school read aloud is First Day Jitters!
    tgfirstgrade@gmail.com

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  42. I could not live without...glue sticks! They go through them soooo fast!:)
    tgfirstgrade@gmail.com

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  43. My favorite story for the first day is "First Day Jitters". lprosser@usd422.org

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  44. I couldn't live without my bucket of colored sharpies!lprosser@usd422.org

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  45. My favorite first day activity is taking my students pictures. lprosser@usd422.org

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  46. The poem My Good Old Backpack is my opening activity.
    Lea
    douglea@cox.net

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  47. The one school supply that I cannot live without is markers, love coloring!

    Amber
    ambs98@nc.rr.com

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  48. My favorite 1st day of school activity was the Gingerbread Man hunt. I've done that the past seven years in Kindergarten, but this year I'm moving up to 1st grade so I haven't figured out what to do yet.

    Amber
    ambs98@nc.rr.com

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  49. My favorite 1st day of school book for this year is going to be SkippyJon Jones: Class Action!

    Amber
    ambs98@nc.rr.com

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  50. Pete the Cat "Rocking in My School Shoes"
    SOOOOOO fun!
    Peggy
    mrspaulson@gmail.com

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  51. My favorite first day activity is a scavenger hunt around my room, I take pictures and the students have to find the items, Then I introduce each part of the room/stations as we go over the answers.
    Peggy
    mrspaulson@gmail.com

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  52. The item I need is-
    Glue sticks, I always run out of them..
    Peggy
    mrspaulson@gmail.com

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  53. The item I always need are -
    Glue sticks- I can't have enough
    Peggy
    mrspaulson@gmail.com

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  54. I read First Day Jitters every year!

    Learning With Susie Q

    susieqsclass@gmail.com

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  55. I cannot live without post-it notes. It's the only way I can remember things - LOL!

    Learning With Susie Q

    susieqsclass@gmail.com

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  56. Last year I started with First Day Jitters and the kidsloved it. Of course we made Jitter juice and all was well with the world!

    marybeth
    Cialini Chat

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  57. On the first day of school we always play some fun team building and name games.

    Learning With Susie Q

    susieqsclass@gmail.com

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  58. I always read First Day Jitters.
    lraines78@gmail.com

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  59. I like to read a book and then sing some songs.
    lraines78@gmail.com

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  60. I like to read Charlie's Checklist. After we read the book, we make a checklist of characteristics of a good classroom.

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  61. My first day of school celebration is the activity I like most. We invite parents to partake in activities,a picnic lunch and meet the teacher. My favorite book...well I like so many but I would have to choose The Kissing Hand. The item that I need the most and can't live without...well once again there are many....but I'd say glue sticks. Can never have enough!

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  62. I cannot live without mt treat basket.It's amazing what the children will do to get into it!
    lraines78@gmail.com

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  63. I love to read When the Relatives Came. It sparks all the kids memories of their summer vacations!
    dana.clark15@yahoo.com

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  64. My favorite first day of school activity is simply to just sit on the carpet with my kiddies in a big circle and play different get to know you games!
    dana.clark15@yahoo.com

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  65. The one school supply that I cannot live without are markers! I need them to make my anchor charts and beautiful pictures!
    dana.clark15@yahoo.com

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  66. One school supply I can't live without is Mr. Sketch Scented Markers. They are great for charts and my kind love the smell on their papers.
    Tammy
    The Resourceful Apple

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  67. My favorite book to read to my class is Stellaluna.

    Cindyw98@aol.com

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  68. I always read "First Day Jitters." The kids get so tickled at the surprise ending!
    kimworthey@yahoo.com

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  69. I love our student planners! We use these daily to communicate b/w home and school...homework, behavior, and other info.
    kimworthey@yahoo.com

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  70. I am a new follower! I can't unlock the rest since I don't have a facebook :(
    heidihoang@live.com
    heidi'skrazykinder.blogspot.com

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  71. I will be starting my second year of teaching. But, I think I will use The Kissing Hand again on the first day.

    mondragondrea@gmail.com

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  72. My favorite book to read on the first day of school is "First Day Jitters."

    I cannot live without colorful pens and markers to me to use!

    My favorite first day of school activity is getting to know the students through games and just talking!

    Abby
    albrown912@gmail.com

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  73. I always read First Day Jitters and Kissing Hand

    Tiffany
    tamiller@lf.k12.de.us

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  74. I love getting to know everyone and finding out their likes and dislikes.

    Tiffany
    tamiller@lf.k12.de.us

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  75. My favorite first day book is First Day Jitters !
    Lindsey - lmburto@gmail.com

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  76. I can't live without scented markers. I LOVE them and so do the kids!

    Tiffany
    tamiller@lf.k12.de.us

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  77. My favorite school supply is sticky notes !
    Lindsey - lmburto@gmail.com

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  78. My favorite first day activity is a cute craft I do that tells about each student.
    Lindsey - lmburto@gmail.com

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  79. My first day story is The first day jitters!
    heidihoang@live.com
    heidi'skrazykinder.blogspot.com

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  80. My favorite first day activity is the kissing hand or possibly taking a picture of each child and using it for the end of the year.
    heidihoang@live.com
    heisi'skrazykinder.blogspot.com

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  81. My favorite school supply is glue sticks. Need so many, have sooo littlel!
    heidihoang@live.com
    heidi'skrazykinder.blogspot.com

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  82. This will be my first year teaching, so I don't have a go to book for the first day of school, but I hope to find one!

    Ashley
    arclark2012@gmail.com

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  83. I don't have a favorite first day activity yet.... I'm hoping after a couple of years of teaching I will though!

    Ashley
    arclark2012@gmail.com

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  84. I cannot live without my color laser printer and lamination machine.

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  85. I love playing games of "get to know you" on the first day of school :)

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  86. I cannot live without tape.

    Ashley
    arclark2012@gmail.com

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  87. A Bad Case of Stripes one of my fav reads :)

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  88. My favorite school supply is chart paper for all my anchor charts. I try to do a different first day activity each year. This year I plan on having each kid make their own portrait showing their schema(a Pinterest find). I plan on taing them to the front of thir desks so we can refer to them throughout the year. I usually read some picture book promoting reading to launch read to self(Wild About Reading, Wolf!,etc.)

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  89. I love to read Chrysanthemum because I have an usual name and want my children to appreciate people's differences no matter what they are. I like to keep my classroom as a safe zone to every child.

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  90. My favorite first day activity follows the reading of Chrysanthemum. We take our names and make them beautiful. I show them a few quick lettering and scribble techniques and they take off. We use them as either nameplates for desks (I laminate them) or for outside work.

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  91. The supply I couldn't live without is a composition book. I cut them in half and we used them for math, reading, spelling, and writing.

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  92. My favorite first day book to read is A My Name is Alice!!

    babybischoff@gmail.com

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  93. My fav. First day of school activity is reading A My Name Is Alice and then making a class book about the kids name and a silly place they are from. For example, A My name is Aspen, I like to eat applesauce, and I live in Alabama! The kids love it!!!

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  94. The supply I can't live without would definitely be my crayola gel markers. I LOVE them!!!

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  95. I have several first day/first week books. Among my favorites are The Crayon Box that Talked, The Kissing Hand, A My Name is Alice, and Chrynsanthemum.

    Shelly
    projectqn@tx.rr.com

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  96. I do all of the all about me games and activities and think it really helps to build community. Last year I started doing the "crumpled heart" activity. I will always do this the first day EVERY year now. Very productive!

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  97. Great giveaway! I always read Chrysanthemum and my students decorate a 12x18 construction with their name with sequins, buttons, and glitter. My favorite school supplies are Fiskars scissors.

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  98. I love First Day Jitters and Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon! Scavenger hunts are my favorite activity and my favorite school supplies are cute Post-It's. Or maybe smelly markers!

    Heather at TeachItToday!

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  99. I love reading The Kissing Hand in Kindergarten, but for 2nd grade I read Welcome to Second Grade Amber Brown.

    Ali

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  100. I cannot live without my sharpie markers!!

    Ali

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  101. My favorite first day of school activity is to play find a friend activities to get to know each other a little bit!

    Ali

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  102. My favorite first day activity is a scavenger hunt/following directions activity I made of the room.

    ✿Lynn
    Inside this Book

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  103. My absolutely can't live without school supply is POST-ITS!!

    ✿Lynn
    Inside this Book

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  104. I have never started a school year before but with third graders I am not sure what would be appropriate. I have been looking around for ideas and as of now I might be beginning the year with Hooray for Diffendoofer Day.

    www.ifyougiveateacheratreat.blogspot.com

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  105. All about me posters for the first day activity.

    www.ifyougiveateacheratreat.blogspot.com

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  106. Copy paper...useful for more than just making copies.

    www.ifyougiveateacheratreat.blogspot.com

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  107. My favorite first day book is First Day Jitters.
    Teachin' First
    krisspradlin4@yahoo.com

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  108. My fave first day book is First Day Jitters. My third graders think it's hilarious. My favorite first day activity is introducing CHIP Awards. The kids love them! I could not live without my morning Starbucks. For me, this counts as a school supply. Thanks for the fun giveaway!
    Katie
    I Want to be a Super Teacher

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  109. My favorite back to school item is glue sticks. My kiddos eat them! I also
    ways read the Kissing Hand! What a awesome give away! I got my fingers crossed!

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  110. I always read The Kissing Hand on the first day of school & do activities with that. It is such a sweet story to share for back to school time. :)
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  111. My favorite first day activity is to make Kissing Hand puzzles.
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  112. One school supply that I can't live without is dry erase markers. My kids use them for so many activities.
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  113. My favorite First Day book is the Kissing Hand. TPT has some great activities to go along with it!

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  114. I cannot live without Command Strips (all sizes)!!!

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  115. I love starting the year off with a building wide scavenger hunt. Letting the kids take pictures of the familiar faces in the cafe, office, etc. Lots of fun!

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  116. I typically read the Kissing Hand but am looking for some new ideas! I think I am going to use Pete the Cat Rocking his School Shoes!

    Cathy I.
    mrsirwinsclass@gmail.com
    Mrs. I's Class

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  117. I love doing a scavenger hunt!!

    Cathy I.
    mrsirwinsclass@gmail.com
    Mrs. I's Class

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  118. I'm a big fan of sharpies!

    Cathy I.
    mrsirwinsclass@gmail.com
    Mrs. I's Class

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  119. Hi there! Just started following you! I have a lot of great books for the first week. I enjoy "Twas the Night Before First Grade", Chrysanthemum, and First Day Jitters. Stop by my blog if you have time!
    Enjoy the rest of the summer!
    Brigid
    http://brigidsdailylessonlog.blogspot.com/

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  120. My favorite first day story is First Day Jitters! This year I will be making Jitter Juice with my kiddos too!

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  121. My favorite and must have school supply would have to be Expo Markers. We use white board all of the time and the kids go through them like crazy.

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  122. My must have school supply item is my teacher "tool belt."
    Lindsey
    ljohnson51@student.se.edu

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  123. My favorite first day of school story is First Grade Jitters.

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  124. This is only my second year teaching, but I forsee my favorite first day activity being Babbling Abby's Jitter Juice :)

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  125. My favorite first day of school book is "First Day Jitters." I love the twist at the end!

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  126. I love having the students create portraits on the first day of school. I teach them how to draw their faces and paint them. I keep them up all year- it adds a personal touch.

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  127. I can't live without fun pens and markers for correcting papers. Like Mr. Sketch Stix. Love!

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  128. My must have school supply is my laminator or cricut machine! I love them both so much and they make things extra easy!

    Sara
    Miss V's Busy Bees

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  129. I always read The Kissing Hand. Thanks for the chance to win!
    Michelle
    mcoop1125@gmail.com

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  130. On the first day of school I always have students draw a self portrait. It goes into their memory books along with a picture drawn during the last week of school...such a change!
    Michelle
    mcoop1125@gmail.com

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  131. I go through a lot of rubber cement and blue Bic pens:-)
    Michelle
    mcoop1125@gmail.com

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  132. I love to read "No David!" on the first day!

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  133. I love to read Splat the Cat on the first day of school.

    amelias.schaeffer@gmail.com

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  134. My favorite first day of school activity is to draw a self portrait. We then draw one on the last day of school and compare!


    Aimee
    aimee@vanmiddlesworth.org
    Pencils, Books, and Dirty Looks

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  135. The school supply that I can not live without are my chart markers. I love making anchor charts!


    Aimee
    aimee@vanmiddlesworth.org
    Pencils, Books, and Dirty Looks

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  136. My favorite first day of school book is First Day Jitters. I have military students so with such a highly mobile population they are often more nervous than students who know SOME kids each year in their class. This one is a fun, old-but-goody read.

    Melanie
    melaniemorgan.edd@gmail.com

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  137. My favorite first day of school activity is an "All About Me" activity that includes all the duty stations my students have lived in their few short years. It allows kids to bond over those similar places that they may miss. :)

    Melanie
    MelanieMorgan.Edd@gmail.com

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  138. The one school supply I cannot live without is scented markers!!

    Melanie
    MelanieMorgan.Edd@gmail.com

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  139. First day book? First Day Jitters!!!
    Barb
    msualum99@juno.com

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  140. The building tour is one of my favorite first day activities! I love seeing the faces of first graders when we walk by their former kindergarten classrooms.
    Barb
    msualum99@juno.com

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  141. Can we consider coffee as a school supply I cannot live without?
    Barb
    msualum99@juno.com

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  142. My favorite first day of school activity is "Magic Playdough". I make playdough the night before, divide it up for the number of students, then make a ball for each kid. Then I stick my finger in the middle and squirt some food coloring into the impression. (This makes the coloring go into the middle, where it can't be seen.) When the kids get it, it looks like boring playdough, but when they start playing with it, it magically turns a new color! They love it!
    Lora
    Mrs. Webster’s Classroom Connections

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  143. And I'm with you, Barb! I cannot live without coffee! (Also I have a strange obsession with post-it notes!)

    Lora
    Mrs. Webster’s Classroom Connections

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  144. One teacher supply that I can't live without is Mr. Sketch markers- they are awesome!

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  145. I read If You Take a Mouse to School.

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  146. On the first day of school we write, "I am" collages.

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  147. One school supply I can't live without is a pack of antibacterial wipes for the desks, doors, chairs, etc.

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  148. One school supply I can not live without is my paper cutter. Amazing time saver!

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  149. I don't have a go to store since this is my first year, but I am excited to read First Grade Jitters!

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  150. Again, I don't have a go to activity but I think I will try to do a get to know you activity involving First Grade Jitters. What are you nervous about? What do you want out of first grade?

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  151. My fav back to school book is "First Day Jitters"

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  152. The school supply that I can't do without are my student iPods and iPads...

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  153. My fav back to school activity is taking their pictures and getting to know my students.

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