Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Quick Thanks, HearALL Assessment Recorder Giveaway, Monsterous Giveaway, 100 Follower Giveaway, How Do You Know You're a Teacher??

First and foremost, I just want to say thank you to all of you who are reading my blog and following me! It means so much to log in here and see that I have had 2400+ views in the 13 days that I've had the blog running. 19 followers. That's 19 people who really care about what I have to say. That's awesome! If I can get to 50 followers, I'll have my very first giveaway! :)

Now, let's talk giveaways. Learning Resources is giving away a HearALL Assessment Recorder. It's really sweet!!!
<br><i>Who says a teacher can’t be in 2 places at once?</i><br><br>
Here is the recorder being used while students play a game!
Alright, here are some really neat features that you need to know about:

  1. It can hold 62 tracks no matter how long each track is.
  2. It focuses in on the noise close to it and quiets the background noise. This is ideal for small group recordings.
  3. No software installation to use this device! Just plug it in to your computer via USB port and drag the files to the folder where you want to save them! Easy peasy!
  4. Works with PC and Mac!
  5. You can plug headphones into it!
  6. Saves files as MP3 or WAV.
  7. Rechargable! NO BATTERIES!!!!!
Ok...these bad boys are normally $99.99. To win one, click here! This link will take you to the giveaway! There are several opportunities to enter. A winner will be chosen August 6th! This is such a cool prize!!!

Next, another giveaway! A Year of Many Firsts has reached 500 followers. To commemorate this glorious occasion, Lyndsey is having a giveaway. Several other blogs have joined. There is so much being given away. This is why I love the teaching blog community. Everyone is so incredible!


Here are the blogs who joined in the fun as well as what they are offering!

  1. First Grader...At Last! - A packet from Sarah Cooley's TpT shop
  2. Jumping Jax Designs - $35 towards a new blog design
  3. Teaching with Love and Laughter - a packet from Lori Rosenberg's TpT Shop
  4. Mrs. Jump's Class - Deanna Jump's Back-2-School Packet
  5. Schoolgirl Style - YOUR CHOICE of an entire classroom theme
  6. Creekside Teacher Tales - Tracy Tegeler's Olympic Packet
  7. Queen of the First Grade - a packed from Katie King's TpT Shop
  8. A Cupcake for the Teacher - A packet from Teri's TpT Shop
  9. KPM Doodles - Gift certificate for 3 combo sets or 6 single clip art sets
  10. Life in First Grade - Leslie Ann's Back-2-School Pocket Chart Activities
  11. First Grade Blue Skies - Any ready-made packet from Jen White's TpT Shop
  12. One Extra Degree - a packet from Amanda Nickerson's TpT Shop
Wow!!!! AWESOME PRIZES! Go enter! :)


Ashley Nicole over at Fierce in Fourth has reached 100 followers!!!!!! Crazy, right?! Everyone is doing so well!!! Yay! She's giving away a $15 Starbucks Gift Card! If you don't love Starbucks, we don't need to be friends! Actually, wait, if you don't love Starbucks, enter the giveaway anyway and give the card to me! :) :) :) Check her blog out. It's pretty awesome!

Last thing. Something that should make you smile!!! (I got this from Fierce in Fourth who got it from Diary of a Public School Teacher who got it from Jeff Foxworthy ;) Doesn't everyone love him??)

How Do You Know You're a Teacher?
1. You get a secret thrill out of laminating things.
2. You can hear 25 voices behind you and know exactly which one belongs to the child out of line.
3. You walk into a store and hear the words, "It's Ms./Mr. ________________ and know you have been spotted.
4. You have 25 people who accidentally call you Mom/Dad at one time or another.
5. You can eat a multi-course meal in under 25 minutes.
6. You've trained yourself to go to the bathroom at two distinct times of the day, lunch and planning period.
7.  You start saving other people's trash, because most likely, you can use that toilet paper tube or plastic butter tub for something in the classroom.
8. You believe the Teacher's Lounge should be equipped with a margarita machine.
9. You want to slap the next person who says, "Must be nice to work 7 to 3 and have summers off."
10. You believe chocolate is a food group.
11. You can tell if it's a full moon without ever looking outside.
12. You believe that unspeakable evils will befall you if anyone says, "Boy, the kids are sure mellow today."
13. You feel the urge to talk to strange children and correct their behavior when you are out in public.
14. You believe in aerial spraying of Ritalin.
15. You think caffeine should be available in intravenous form.
16. You spend more money on school stuff than you do on your own children.
17. You can't pass the school supply aisle without getting at least 5 items.
18. You ask your friends to use their words and explain if the left hand turn he made was a "good choice" or a "bad choice."
19. You find true beauty in a can full of perfectly sharpened pencils.
20. You are secretly addicted to hand sanitizer.
21. You understand, instantaneously, why a child behaves in a certain way after meeting his/her parents.