Friday, August 3, 2012

August Currently...Shoes...and a Giveaway!

It's that Currently time again...ya know, the one that Farley from Oh' Boy 4th Grade hosts...which means that my summer vacation is quickly coming to an end...sigh with me here...
Check out Farley's post to read about her rules for linking up...

And here's a couple of my back-to-school must haves...

Well, you know how I love books...and since Kohl's has the Skippyjon Jones series out currently, I could not resist. So, although I set out to get these...Skippyjon Jones, Skippyjon Jones Class Action, Skippyjon Jones in the Dog House, Skippyjon Jones Lost in Spice, and a Skippyjon Jones plush...

I also ended up with these...
and these...
AND these...

I would have l-o-v-e-d to get these...
In the words of Skippyjon Jones, "Holy jalapeño," I know!

So, to ease my guilt, I went to Target...no, really redemption is coming...and I bought another one of these:
What is it? Although it looks like a regular name tag, it is actually a giant magnetic dry erase board...this baby measures approximately 8 1/2" tall X 15" wide and comes with a magnetic dry erase pen, too!

So, I know what you're thinking...yes, well, now I have two...but ONE is for YOU! Now, I wish I could be like Oprah and say, "one for you" and "one for you" and "one for you,", BUT alas, I am a teacher just like you...so I have ONE to give away to ONE lucky YOU...

All you have to do is follow my blog, like my fan page, and leave me a comment telling me how you would use it in your classroom...don't forget to leave your email address so that I can contact you if you win...

The winner will be selected using a random number generator. *I can only ship within the U.S.*

Good luck! The contest ends on Tuesday, August 7th at 10:00 p.m.

30 comments:

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    1. Oh, I love the beach! It's so peaceful and inspiring...it's the only place I can go and truly relax!!

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  2. I always forget that Kohl's has a character series each month! I'll make sure to head over there tomorrow, since I have a close location.
    Cute shoes!

    KrazyKuteKinders

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    1. I have a HUGE collection of the Kohl's character series...luckily for me, my mom usually buys them for me for my birthday :) I have received lots of compliments on my shoes at school, and they're pretty comfy, too!

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  3. I am a fan on FB! I think I would use this when visitors come into my room for extended periods of time. I would keep it on my door, so they would feel welcome before entering the chaos, LOL.

    faithfulinfirst.blogspot.com

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    1. Janine, very cute idea!! Chaos in first? Ha, ha...I know it very well :)

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  4. Own the books!! Love the shoes!! Need the name tag for an intro pic for subs! :)

    ღDeAnne
    First Grade and Fabulous

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    1. Thanks, DeAnne!! Super and cute idea for subs! Plus, once less thing for me to worry about when I'm out...thanks for commenting!

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  5. I love TARGET!!! Great find! Stephanie

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    1. Hey, Stephanie! Yeah, the dollar spot and I became very close friends this summer! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Ahhh- two of my favorite stores, behind Marshall's and TJ Max
    I would use the name tag for introducing characters during reading!!
    Peggy
    mrspaulson@gmail.com
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    1. Hi, Mrs. Paulson...super idea for naming characters! Thanks for coming by!

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  7. I love Skippyjon Jones! Luckily I have a niece that picked them all up for me! Enjoy your vacation. :-)

    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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    1. Hey, Delighted!! Congrats on winning!! Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. I follow you everywhere! LOL! I saw that board at Target. It was $7.99, right? I can't believe you bought two! I loved it when I saw it and was hoping it would go on sale. If I had one, I would let my students practice writing each other's names as a back to school activity. Thanks!

    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter
    luvyorkies@gmail.com

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    1. Hey, Lori...great idea! Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. I'd use this for the helper of the day! the helper would get to write their name on the board....they love writing on the dry erase boards. I follow your blog and facebook page too!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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    1. Hi, Kelly! Yes, they love dry erase boards! Thanks for being a follower :)

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  10. I love all of your shoes!!! I would use this for sight word practice to teach students new words. Maybe as an exit slip from the classroom--they would have to tell me the sight word before leaving! :)
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure
    fsuteach81@yahoo.com

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    1. Hey, friend...super idea!! What a fun way to review sight words :) Thanks for coming by!

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  11. I follow your blog and Facebook page. I would love to win this (have searched my Target, but no luck). I would love to use these for 1st day pictures, having them write their own name. And then possibly again at the end of the year to show growth and progress.

    Heather (heathernnance@yahoo.com)

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    1. Hi, Heather...great idea! Thanks for coming by!

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  12. Just found your blog through the Currently linky and am your newest follower!

    Amanda
    Teaching Maddeness
    Come join my HearALL giveaway that ends tomorrow and my New {School} Year Resolutions linky!

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    1. Hey, Amanda...thanks for stopping by!

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  13. I'm a new follower!! Just found your blog YAY!!!! I hope you'll check out my blog sometime:)

    Tammy
    1...2...3...Teach With Me

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  14. Oh! I had to laugh when I scrolled to one...two... three... and four pairs of shoes!!! I have a similar vice! BTW you didn't say what we had to do to enter the drawing! So if it's to follow your blog, I'm there! If it's to add a comment, I'm here! Oh! my! I hope I win! I fell in love with the board when I saw it, but I already had too many shoes in my basket!!! :D

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    1. Hi, Mrs. Pelaez...so, yeah...I have a lil' shoe fetish...but who doesn't?

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  15. Hey there, Monica! :)
    Another pirate lover! :0) My new blog is not pirate-y, but my classroom is! :) I found you through the Rockin' Teacher's Grade Level Blog Linky! I'm one of your newest followers! :) Stop by and see me at tamaravrussell.blogspot.com

    Your partner in education,
    Tamara

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    1. Hey, Tamara. I am lovin' my new theme!! Thanks for stopping by!

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