Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Day 4: Unlock the Prize Giveaway (UNLOCKED)


Hey y’all! It’s time for the final day, Day 4, of my Unlock the Prize Anniversary Giveaway. This is a giveaway where everyone wins if enough entries have been received. We have unlocked the prizes every single day. Why? Because you ROCK! I am so happy to have “met” so many new people while doing this giveaway. Thanks to everyone who has stopped by so far. I hope you are enjoying your unlocked gifts, and if you are enjoying them, make sure to go back to those awesome designers and let them know that you love their work!

Today, we will try to unlock the Day 4 Prize Pack. By doing the various options in the Rafflecopter app below, you will help us reach the target number of entries.
Today, we need 500 entries by 5 P.M. Central Standard Time. How can this be done? Well, you have to enter and you have to spread the word to all of your friends so that they can enter too!

Here are a few rules about the giveaway:
1. When you enter, please make sure that you are using a working email. You cannot use multiple email addresses for your entries. If this happens, none of your entries will count and they will be removed from the Rafflecopter app.
2. Please do what you say you will do. If it asks you to follow someone, please do it! Entries will be verified. If you failed to do one of the entries yet said that you did, you will not receive the prize pack. I hate to do it that way, but I think that it is the only fair way to go about it.
3. The first entry MUST be done which is to leave a comment on today’s topic. Make sure to leave your comment first, then log in to Rafflecopter. When you comment, be sure to list your 3 things and leave the email that you will use for Rafflecopter (for verifying purposes). After submitting your comment, note the number next to your comment, because you will have to enter it in the Rafflecopter app.

Here’s a bit more help using pictures:

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If the Day 4 Prize Pack is unlocked, I will send a message to the email that you used in the Rafflecopter app. The email will provide you with a link to download the prize pack. The pack will be available until midnight, Central Standard Time.

Please note that the Rafflecopter will end and will be removed once the number of needed entries has been reached. Make sure that you’ve entered your email before time runs out, or you will not receive the prize pack.

Now for today’s prizes…

Here are the wonderful people and products from the Day 4 Prize Pack.

Meet Anne Gardner! She is an RTI teacher from New York with 20 years of teaching experience. She blogs at Common Core Connection. If today’s items are unlocked, you will receive her First Day of School Math Game: Who Stole the Cookie? Visit her {Blog}{TPT}{Pinterest}{Bloglovin}{TeachersNotebook}

Meet Christina! She is Kindergarten teacher from Virgina. She blogs at A Tale of Two K Teachers with a fellow colleague. If today’s items are unlocked, you will receive her Classroom Jobs. Visit her {Blog}{TPT}{Facebook}{Pinterest}
Meet Janet Rainey! She is a teacher with over 25 years of teaching experience. She has mostly taught in third grade. If today’s items are unlocked, you will receive her Serving Up Story Elements. Visit her {TPT}{Pinterest}

Meet Zoom, Zoom Classroom from Virgina! They blog at Zoom Zoom Classroom. If today’s items are unlocked, you will receive their Bouncy, Bouncy, Ball-ee Read Aloud Printable Booklet. Visit {Blog}{TPT}{Facebook}{Pinterest}{Twitter}
And today if the items are unlocked, you will receive my Common Core Double Trouble: Counting, Recognizing, and Showing 120 Pack. If you haven’t followed me yet, I invite you to do so!
Another fun thing I’d like to do each day is have a topic for you to leave a comment about. Leaving a comment on today’s post about the topic also gives you your first entry. Today’s topic is:
Three things that I love about teaching are:
1. Being able to inspire students
2. Always having something to smile about—even on my worse days, my students always say or do something that makes me smile
3. This last one is totally shameless, but…I love having summers and holidays off
If you are not a teacher, you can simply list three things that you love about your current job
Now go ahead and enter the Rafflecopter and leave a comment below on today’s topic.

But before I leave, I must ask…have you entered the Mega Prize Pack yet (here)?
I am giving away a $15 Victoria’s Secret gift card, Fern Smith is giving away a $20 gift certificate to her store, Madeline Fuhriman is hand painting a custom intial piece, and Erin Windbigler is hand making a fabric lanyard or ID Badge. You can’t beat that! Additionally, visit Erin Windbigler’s store because she is giving 15% off any order exclusively for my readers using the coupon code BUZZ15 (tomorrow will be the last day that she is offering this discount!).
See ya tomorrow! I hope we reach 500 entries today!


  1. 1. Being able to make a difference in someone's life
    2. Making connections with my kids
    3. Getting to spend my time off with my 2 year old! :)

  2. Things I love about teaching!

    1. The innocence of my kinder kiddos!
    2. How happy the kiddos are when they have the "ah-ha" moment!
    3. Making learning fun! I love it when the kiddos are excited to come to school every day!!!

  3. The three things I love about teaching are:
    1. Seeing students light up when I praise them.
    2. Helping new readers learn to love it.
    3. Love notes from my students!

  4. Three things that I love about teaching are:
    1. Being a facilitator/guide to my kiddos.
    2. Making real-life connections with subject matter and children's daily lives.
    3. Helping students to become lifelong readers and learners.


  5. Three Things I Love About Teaching:

    1. Being a lifelong learner
    2. Spending my days learning with my students
    3. When children have that moment when they understand something

  6. 3 things I love about teaching:
    1. The moment the lightbulb clicks and they get it.
    2. Making a difference in my little one's lives
    3. Having the summer off to spend with my two kids.

  7. Three things I love about teaching
    1. The Kids
    2. Everyday I learn something new
    3. Professional Development

  8. 1. Watching the growth a student can make in a year.
    2. Seeing my students enjoy school.
    3. Having fun with my students.


  9. three things I love -
    - working with children - grade 1's are such sponges.
    - teaching reading
    - working and learning with my colleagues.

  10. Three things i love:
    1)Seeing the growth my students make each year
    2)The "funny" things that come out of my students' mouths
    3)My teacher friends
    Julene Hoffman

  11. 1. Seeing my kinders realize that they CAN read
    2. Having an excuse to be super crafty
    3. Learning new things every day!

  12. Three things I love:
    their smiling faces
    how their eyes light up when they learn something
    their hugs and sweet stories

    Lori Raines

  13. I love the kids. I love feeling like I'm giving them a safe, loving, learning place to be all day. I love helping them to see and appreciate the beauty of nature and art.

  14. Hey! I just found this blog through jungle learners. I wish I had seen you earlier to join in this unlock the prize giveaway. How fun! Oh least I made it to the last day. The three things I love about teaching are: learning something new every day, their smiling faces, joking around with the students, and being creative. Oops! That is four. :)

  15. I love making a difference in someone's life.
    I love the fact that each day is a new experience.
    I do love having summers and holidays off!

  16. I love when my students realize they can read, I love to watch them become independent learners, and I love when they start to tell each other "good job"!!!


  17. 1. All the "ah-ha" moments
    2. Connecting with students and families
    3. Summers off :)

  18. I love seeing the growth a child makes over the school year. I love helping children control their behaviors & participate w/ their peers. I love snow dys.

  19. summer and holidays :)
    kinders that are independent :)
    cute and learning projects all year long :)

  20. Three things I love about teaching: teaching reading ( I love when they get it), having an impact on the future, realizing that at least for now you can provide a safe positive place for them.

  21. Student Hugs
    Buying teacher stuff

  22. Watching the kids learn and grow.
    The wonderful people that I connect with.
    Learning something new every day.

    Christina :)
    Apples, Books, and Crayons

  23. Three Things I love about teaching:
    1. Getting to make a difference in a kid's life
    2. Staying young, due to all the laughter I have at school
    3. Getting to spend the summer and holidays with my daughter at home


  24. Three things I love about teaching:
    1. Working with kids.
    2. Working alongside my friends and colleagues.
    3. Continuing to learn right along with my kiddos.

  25. Three things I love about teaching:
    1. Every single day is brand new!
    2. All the hugs I get.
    3. Watching them grow as readers!


  26. Three things I love about teaching:
    1. The lightbulb moments
    2. Not having to arrange care for my daughter on days when there is no school
    3. Weekends, summers and holidays off

  27. Three things I love about teaching:
    1. Watching my kids blossom.
    2.Learning something new each day.
    3. Making a difference every day.


  28. 1. Seeing students eyes light up when they understand something new.
    2. Making a connection with students and families and helping families learn how to work with their child
    3. I love the spontaneity of teaching. I never know what is going to happen from one day to the next.


  29. 1. Every day is different!
    2. Kids crack me up!
    3. Summer!

    Tokyoshoes at hotmail dot com

  30. 1. Seeing my kids grow throughout the year.
    2. All the love/hugs I get from my kids and get to give back.
    3. Having lots of time off (to do all the stuff I can't do during the school year)
    andrea . m . lee84

  31. 1. Seeing how much the students learn in a year.
    2. Hearing "this was the best day ever" after a fun day of learning.
    3. Collaborating with other teachers.

  32. 1. Seeing how much progress my kids make throughout the year.
    2. Making learning fun and memorable.
    3. School supplies (I buy them even when I don't need them!)

  33. I love seeing the light bulb go on.
    I love the challenge of finding the sixth and seventh way to explain a concept.
    I love using the blue and green Mr. Sketch marker, but always give away the black.

  34. I love laughing with the kids!
    I love how it makes me feel young and really old at the same time.
    I love watching a child smiled, because they finally understood something.

    1. Sorry forgot my email...

  35. Three things I love about teaching is:
    1. The children and seeing their growth throughout the year
    2. My fellow faculty and administration that are so supportive
    3. The parents who are so proud of their children!


  36. I love my students...each year they continue to amaze and delight!
    I love learning new ways to help my students learn!
    I love that each year, we get a new beginning! An opportunity to try it all over again!

  37. Three of the many things I love about teaching:

    1) seeing a student's face when they realize they "get it"
    2) watching my kiddos grow through the year
    3) my team! I teach with some amazing professionals


  38. I love
    1. getting to know new people (kids are people too)
    2. always learning
    3. never getting bored with my job


  39. I love:
    1. That I am privileged to inspire and teach young minds and that might be their only exposure to learning
    2. That I am allowed to be creative and doing something meaningful
    3. That I can learn and grow every day with "my" kids!

  40. Three things I love about teaching:
    1. I love the sparkle in a student's eye when they finally "get it"!
    2. I love knowing that I am making the difference in the life of a child; maybe not known today but later in life!
    3. I love the people I work with! They are amazing!

  41. 1. Getting the chance to learn something new every day no matter how silly or real it is.
    2. Getting to meet new and great people.
    3. Seeing the aha's

  42. I love
    1. teaching young minds I love when the light goes on and they understand what you have been trying to teach them.
    2. The things that kids say. Sometimes they say the funniest things.
    3. That I am learning along with my students everyday.

  43. I am number 44 and I forgot to leave my email address. It is

  44. Three things I love about teaching are:
    1. working with children and watching them as they "get it".
    2: seeing children grow into wonderful, responsible people
    3: being around the laughter and happiness of little children on a daily basis


  45. Three things I love about teaching are:
    1. Being paid to do what I love.
    2. Watching my students learn and grow.
    3. Realizing how much of a difference I make when I touch at least one life.