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Sunday, June 7, 2015

South Florida Teacher Blogger Meet Up and GIVEAWAY!

Last weekend I posted a sneak peek into the fun we had at our South Florida Teacher Blogger meet-up. I left our luncheon with a feeling of exhilaration for t=our profession.  It was so heartwarming to meet with some wonderful teachers who have the same passion and pride for teaching, that I still have after all these years.  I enjoyed the stories from the trenches about our daily woes and tribulations. I loved hearing about families and hobbies and of course, was just a little jealous to hear that a few of our group are heading to Vegas (next year, I am there!).

If you want to read more about that day, please click HERE and find out more!
Christy from Your Thrifty Co-Teacher Elizabeth Polo from First Grade Stripes, and I we were able to beg ask some of our favorite companies and bloggers for help with some goodies for this day. The best part about this is that THREE LUCKY WINNERS will be able to win a goodie bag just like ours, PLUS a gift certificate to one of stores.

A special thank you to Soy Delicious Candles, a soy candle business based right here in South Florida by two former teachers, Georgette Hoyo and Maggie Maceiras. They have about 29 different tin scents, and we were able to sample quite a few. These tins are wonderful because you can take them with you on vacation, or order them as keepsakes for baptisms, showers or communions. They can even personalize them for you. They are amazing! I have personally used Soy Delicious Candles at my home, and I must say that their 'delicious' scents fill the entire room.

KindergartenSmorgasboard was more than generous in donating wonderful reusable bags, pens, and lanyards for each of us. As a teacher, you know you can never have enough of these items. If you haven’t checked out his blog, you should head on over. It’s no coincidence he has over 10,000 followers on Instagram. He has some wonderful ideas, and is an extremely enthusiastic teacher. Thank you Greg Smedley-Warren for supporting our meet up!

Melissa Yglesias from More Time 2 Teach was unable to attend our luncheon, but came through as a donor of ClassDojo  reusable bags.  I’m sure many of you have heard of ClassDojo. It’s an online positive classroom management program that encourages positive classroom behavior. You can learn more about it by checking out their website.

I was able to donate some of my stash that I have hanging around from my Jamberry business.  Jamberry wraps are a type of vinyl that you place on your nails to easily add designs and personality to manicures. They are quick and easy to apply and come in a large variety of designs.  Check out more here:  Janine's Jams

Bridget of Lovely Little Leaders donated some beautiful notepads to help us stay organized. Not only is Bridget a sweet heart, but she is an expert at staying organized. You can find some beautiful designs and organizational items by visiting her store.  She also has an AMAZING Teacher Life Binder that you have to check out!  I am definitely purchasing one this summer to not only get my teacher life in check, but my home, businesses, blog, and finances on track!  I am so happy to have met an organized woman who gets me!

Sheila JaneTeaching donated some wonderful inspirational messages. Her website states that her goal is add value to our busy teacher lives with helpful tools, videos, podcasts, newsletters and resources. I absolutely loved visiting her site. It’s both beautiful and inspiring.

GoNoodle, a free brain breaks website, donated some cute stickers for each of us.

We had a raffle giving away gift certificates from Lessons with Mrs. LabrascianoThe Daily AlphabetFirst Grade Blue SkiesKindergarten SmorgasboardL. Paull DesignsMiss Johnston's JourneyBuzzin Bees of Learning, and Kindergarten Boom Boom.  We received so many great donations from these sponsors that EACH of the attendees walked away with a gift certificate.

So now, for the fun part! We are sending a gift bag with goodies received at our luncheon to THREE lucky winners. 

The lucky winners will receive the following:

Soy Delicious tin candle
Kindergarten Smorgasboard bag/pen/lanyard
ClassDojo bag
Jamberry Nail Art
Sheila Jane Teaching inspirational message
GoNoodle stickers

a $10 gift certificate to one of our stores
Just complete the Rafflecopter below for your chance to enter and win!

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On behalf of Christy from Your Thrifty Co-Teacher, Elizabeth Polo from First Grade Stripes, and myself, we would like to thank ALL of the teachers that attended our FIRST South Florida Teacher Blogger Meet Up and ALL of our wonderful sponsors whose generosity made this luncheon a great success! We look forward to our next meet up. 

Good luck to those entering our giveaway and thanks for visiting! 

Faithfully yours,

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