Sunday, July 24, 2011

A "Blog-iversary" Celebration - Giveaway & Freebies

     With my 1 month "blog-iversary" just 5 days away, I'm having a giveaway to thank everyone for all you've given me over the past month. (See yesterday's post for my slightly sappy ramblings.) I also just hit 500 followers - WooHoo - so I 'm going to celebrate the milestone with 5 freebies - 1 a day for the next 5 days. (With all these 5's floating around I should play 555 in the Lotto...) So here are the details:
     
Giveaway: 
     5 winners will each win any 5 items from my TPT store. (I figured I might as well stick with the "5" theme I seem to have goin' on here.)  I have a lot of cute Back-to-School stuff posted so I think everyone can find something useful, even if you're not a kindergarten teacher. I'll pick the winners on Thursday. To enter, leave a separate comment for any/all of the following:
       1. You follow my blog
       2. You follow my TPT store
       3. You blogged about this "Blog-iversary" Celebration
     
     
Freebies:
    It's so tricky to find books to put in the hands of our kids in the beginning of kindergarten. Many of them have limited literacy skills but I really want them to feel successful as readers right away. Since there's really not a lot out there that floats my boat (Ask anyone who knows me - I'm so freakin' picky...) I've been making my own series of emergent readers to use during the first couple of months of school.  They are SO basic that kids of almost any skill level can "read" them. Each title has a large, full-color shared reading version and a smaller b&w student version for the kids to put in their book boxes. (There's nothing quite like that "OMG! I can read every book in my book box!" smile.) With beginning sight words and picture clues to use their "reading fingers", they are a great way to introduce independent reading and Readers' Workshop routines and I thought I would offer them to you as a "thank-you."  There will be one a day until my "Blog-iversary" on Thursday, so get them while you can! Here's the first one - just click below the picture.  I hope you can use it!

80 comments:

  1. Congratulations on 500+ followers!!! I follow your blog!

    Lisa
    fsuteach81@yahoo.com

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  2. I also follow your TpT store!!

    Lisa
    fsuteach81@yahoo.com

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  3. Congratulations on 500 followers! I follow you! Thanks for the freebies!

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  4. I am now following your TPT store! Can't wait to see the new creations you are working on!

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  5. I follow your blog! Congrats on 500! Love the emergent reader freebie!

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  6. I'm now following your TpT store!
    megandw@yahoo.com

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  7. I blogged about your fantastic giveaway!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com
    Busy in Kindergarten!

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  8. Congrats on your 500 followers!
    One of which is me.
    dmcrump@bellsouth.net

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  9. WOW! Doing great! I am one of the 500 followers!

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  10. I blogged about your giveaway at TheKindergartenTeacher.blogspot.com

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  11. I followed you at TPT. Thanks for the new book!

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  12. I follow your blog! Happy blogiversary!

    KristenMErrickson@gmail.com

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  13. I follow your TPT store!

    KristenMErrickson@gmail.com

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  14. I follow your blog!
    willpam2009@gmail.com

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  15. I follow your blog!
    brantcc@bay.k12.fl.us

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  16. I follow your tpt store.
    brantcc@bay.k12.fl.us

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  17. I follow you!
    Jennifer at
    http://mrsmacsfirstgraders.blogspot.com

    jjsmac02@yahoo.com

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  18. I posted about your blogiversary on my blog. I'm excited about it. I love the sight word docs!
    Jennifer at
    http://mrsmacsfirstgraders.blogspot.com

    jjsmac02@yahoo.com

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  19. I'm now following you on TpT also! thanks! great giveaway!
    Jennifer at
    http://mrsmacsfirstgraders.blogspot.com

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  20. Congratulations on hitting 500! I follow your blog!
    Taylor
    mrs_becerra@alumni.ecu.edu

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  21. I also follow your TPT store!
    Taylor
    mrs_becerra@alumni.ecu.edu

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  22. I follow your blog and I love this little book!

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  23. I follow your blog!

    I LOVE this freebie! The hands pointing to the words is absolutely perfect! :o)

    Hangin' with Mrs. Cooper

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  25. I follow your TPT store!! :-)

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  26. Hi,
    I'm following your blog. It's great!


    Dee:)
    www.OvertheMoonBow.com

    dgentle@cfl.rr.com

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  27. Hi,
    I'm following your TpT store.


    Dee:)
    www.OvertheMoonBow.com

    dgentle@cfl.rr.com

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  28. Congratulations! I follow your blog.

    Diane
    http://theteachersjungle.blogspot.com

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  29. I follow your TPT store!!

    Rene

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  30. I follow your blog. Thanks for all of the wonderful ideas :)
    csirois1@hotmail.com

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  31. I also follow your TpT store.
    csirois1@hotmail.com

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  32. I follow your blog.
    yrgaynor@fcps.edu

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  33. I also follow your TPT store. Thanks so much.
    yrgaynor@fcps.edu

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  34. I just became a follower of yours and am excited to see what all you have to come. Your giveaway of 5 for 5 is exciting!! I have my fingers crossed. % is a good number, thats how many family members are in my family!!

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  35. I follow your tpt store as well--would love to win some of your stuff!

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  36. I saw some of your stuff on TPT. I have ordered numerous things from there. Awesome site. Will check out more of your stuff there

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  37. I blogged about your Blog-iversary" Celebration. I also blogged about it on Facebook

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  38. I follow your blog; these emergent readers are
    great!!!

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  39. http://fromkindergartenwithlove.blogspot.com/

    Wow! I love your books....great ideas!

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  40. I am now following your TpT store too.
    ☺ Tanya
    First Grade is Fantabulous!

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  41. I follow your blog and love, love, love the emergent readers!

    mpenn1010@gmail.com

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  42. I follow your TpT store as well!

    mpenn1010@gmail.com

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  43. I follow your AWESOME blog! :-)Robin

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  44. I follow your TPT store as well....keep up the fabulous work! :-)Robin

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  45. I am a new follower.
    emd@winco.net

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  46. I follow your TPT store. I like your freebies that were posted. Nice work. Sorry I have no blog.
    emd@winco.net

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  47. Congratulations on having over 500+ followers. I check your blog weekly. I followed you at TPT. Thanks

    perezlhector@sbcglobal.net

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  48. I follow your blog!
    These readers are amazing! Thank you so much for sharing! :)

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  49. I follow your TpT store! :)
    cener(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

    Crayons and Curls

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  50. I blogged about your giveaway! :)
    http://crayonscurls.blogspot.com/2011/07/giveaway.html

    cener(at)sbcglobal(dot)net
    Crayons and Curls

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  51. I follow your blog! (and love it)
    http://fromkindergartenwithlove.blogspot.com/

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  52. I blogged about your give away on my blog!

    http://fromkindergartenwithlove.blogspot.com/

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  53. I follow your blog!
    Holly
    www.joyofkindergarten.blogspot.com

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  54. I follow your tpt store! Love it!
    Holly
    Holly
    www.joyofkindergarten.blogspot.com

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  55. 500 Followers in only a month! Congratulations! Thanks for all your fun ideas! I follow your Blog and love it.

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  56. I'm also now following your TPT store!

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  57. Hi everyone!
    Comments are closed now - I'll post the winner in the morning. Have a great night!

    Donna

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  58. I am following your blog. brandolpeters1@cox.net

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  59. I am also following your TPT. brandolpeters1@cox.net

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