WoW! I can't believe it . . .it has been a year since my first post on this blog. (Chari, Becca and Camille each have their own "first post day" . . .)
It has been a busy, journey filled year. I remember toward the end of the school year a whole year ago (2011), my first grade team members talking about all of the fun and great ideas they were finding on various teaching blogs.
I wasn't really paying much attention to what all the excitement was about at the time. . .it was shortly thereafter that my world was turned upside down with the loss of my mother, followed by my husband having a stroke 5 months later,we are so blessed that he has made a complete recovery!
I think these life events really threw me into a personal turmoil where my mind needed a new focus, challenge and learning opportunity. . .so I decided to try out the blogging world.
Having this blog has been such a rewarding experience. I have learned so many new things (and I am not a digital native)! I have been so amazed at the talent, generosity and friendliness that exists in the teacher blogging world!
A special day calls for a special celebration don't you think?
To commemorate this event I am teaming up with some special ladies for an awesome giveaway who happen to be the first few that I began to communicate with through the blog and who were so friendly and fun from the start. . .they really understand about the concept of giving of themselves . . .what a wonderful tribute to our profession . . .I had a friend say to me the other day "Lory, you get along with everybody", which I to be a great compliment and that is what is awesome about this bunch, "they get along with everybody" (which by the way, is a choice we can all decide to do, it isn't an accident)
without further ado
Here is what one lucky winner will win. . .over $80 worth of merchandise!!!
|$15.00 worth of merchandise of choice at Rachelle's TpT store from "What the Teacher Wants."|
|$15.00 worth of merchandise of choice at Natalie's TpT store from "What the Teacher Wants."|
|$5.00 worth of merchandise of choice at Jennifer 's TpT store from "First Grade Blue Skies."|
|$10.00 worth of merchandise of choice at Barbara's TpT store from "Grade ONEderful/Ruby Slipper Designs."|
|$5.00 worth of merchandise of choice at Beth Ann's TpT store from "Taming My Flock of Firsties."|
My 36 Page Purple/Black Binder & Calendar Set
How fun is all of this?
The winner will be chosen through Rafflecopter!
a Rafflecopter giveaway