Wednesday, August 10, 2011

HAPPY BLOG-IVERSARY TO US!!!

Today, one year ago, three friends/teachers decided to start a little blog sharing teaching ideas.  We had so much fun designing our blog and coming up with our name.  Then, when we made our first post, we were so excited!  We had NO IDEA the response we would get from ALL OF YOU!!!  We are honored each day by your sweet comments and are so happy to know that what we write about inspires other teachers out there all over the world!  We have been blessed by each of you & continue to learn and be inspired by your blogs too!    


Today, we are more motivated than ever to make this blog a special place for sharing creativity!  We hope you enjoy reading what we three East Tennessee teacher gals have to say!  So, thank you for reading, for following, and for joining us on our blogging adventure!   We have a few fun things planned today to celebrate our BIG DAY!!!  


First, we are having a Blogiversary Sale in our Teacher's Notebook Shop where EVERYTHING is 15% off!  The sale will run from today through Sunday, Aug. 14.  



Check out some of our newest items...

Second, we want to offer a fun giveaway.  One reader can win BOTH my Back to School Unit AND my Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Unit!  
{HERE'S HOW TO ENTER}:
(1) Make sure you are a follower of our blog and let us know that you are.

(2) Tell us one thing that has inspired you from our blog!


(3) Tell us one thing you're looking forward to for the upcoming school year! 


***The more times you comment, the more chances you have to win!


The giveaway will be open until Sunday, August 14 at midnight (EST).  The winner will be announced on the Tuesday morning, August 15. 

Best of luck, sweet friends!   

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53 comments:

  1. I bookmarked your site last week when I discovered the world of teaching blogging. But I just really looked at your about us on your blog. I am excited to see some neighbors in the blogging world. I teach at Pi Phi in Gatlinburg. In fact my sister is married to Nancye William's youngest son, Bart. I love your stuff. Thanks for sharing. Glad to meet some fellow Sevier Countians on here.
    Congrats on a year on your blog!
    http://mskerriandherkrazykindergarten.blogspot.com/

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  2. I have following your blog for awhile now and L-O-V-E it!!!!

    Kelly
    Beg, Borrow, Steal
    www.mchaffiek.blogspot.com

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  3. I have been inspired by diversity within your blog. I love that you share not only amazing teacher finds/freebies, but a little bit of personal life, and cute parties and/or events that you're attending/throwing! I love seeing all the creativity the three of you bring to the table.

    Amazing!

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  4. I am looking forward to a new group of kiddos, a solid year of the Daily Five, being around my amazing teacher/co-workers, seeing what everyone else in blog world is doing as the year begins, and incorporating all the amazing things that I've taken from all the bloggers I stalk! :)

    I love the hype of a new school year!!!

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  5. I'm a follower of your blog and love it and everything you guys write about! I have especially loved the different theme posts for each day of the week this summer!!

    Erin

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  6. I follow your blog!
    Holly
    hrbella@morenci.k12.mi.us
    www.joyofkindergarten.blogspot.com

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  7. I am looking forward to a new group of kids to spend the year with and help them with their love of learning! I am also sooo excited to put to use all of the wonderful ideas I have gained from Blogland!
    Holly
    hrbella@morenci.k12.mi.us
    www.joyofkindergarten.blogspot.com

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  8. Congrats on the anniversary! :)
    I follow your blog!
    Cheryl
    Crayons and Curls

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  9. Ya'll are awesome so of course I'm a follower!
    Rambling About Reading

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  10. So much of your blog inspires me but something I loved recently was the organizing your room posts with themes.
    Rambling About Reading

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  11. I am looking forward to a lot of things this year! I'm at a new school so I'm looking forward to getting to know more amazing educators, having volunteers in the classroom, and trying out Accelerated Reader.
    Rambling About Reading

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  12. I follow your cute blog! Congrats on the 1 year :-)

    Primary Connections

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  13. I love reading all the themed posts you do- I esp liked the to do list organizer post the other day. Makes complete sense to make little to do lists rather than looking at the entire overwhelming list.

    Primary Connections

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  14. I am looking forward to having my own classroom this year. I have co-taught 36 1st graders for the last couple years. I am also looking forward to bringing in different ideas and hope that I can really help push every kiddo and make them shine.

    Primary Connections

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  15. I love all your blog! I love that you spotlight a few new blogs! I love seeing your classroom themes! I love your party themes! Y'all are very creative! :)
    Cheryl
    Crayons and Curls

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  16. I am looking forward to a positive new year with lots of fresh new ideas that have come from all my blog stalking this Summer! :)
    Cheryl
    Crayons and Curls

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  17. I am a new follower to your blog!
    WOW!

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  18. I Just recently found your blog so my inspiration is a new one. I am planning on doing a camping theme in my room this year. The Marshmellow toes will be a great tool.-Thanks so much for the idea!

    WOW!

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  19. This year I am lokking forward to have space! I have been in a double class for 2 years. It will be nice to have half the kids in the same size room! I am also looking forward to being able to do more because there will be fewer students.
    WOW!

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  20. I'm a new follower of your blog - Happy Blog-iversary!!

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  21. I'm inspired by the supportive and creative environment that your blog brings!! The activities and inspiration is endless!!

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  22. For the upcoming year I'm excited to find out where I'll be teaching, such is the life of a teacher these days...

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  23. Of course I follow your blog-

    from one frog lover to another


    Jennifer
    kinderpond@yahoo.com

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  24. I just found your blog. I love it and decided to follow it!! Thanks for sharing all of your awesome ideas.

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  25. I just found your blog as well....Love your ideas!!!!
    Melia
    rmdirk@aol.com

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  26. I am excited to go from half day to full day kindergarten!!!

    Pam@Kindergarten Night Owls

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  27. We like the alphabet and digraph charts you posted yesterday. We can't get enough of them to give our kinders practice naming the letters and sounds with fun chants!
    Pam@Kindergarten Night Owls

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  28. I follow your blog! :o)

    Cindy
    ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

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  29. I am looking forward to seeing lots of little lightbulbs turn on in my first graders this year! :o)

    Cindy
    ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

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  30. You girls share so many AWESOME things ~ I enjoy reading your blog and LOVE all your shares! :o)

    Cindy
    ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

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  31. I follow your blog!!

    Lisa
    fsuteach81@yahoo.com

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  32. One (of many things) that has inspired me on this blog is all of your pirate ideas. This is the theme in my classroom and you have helped me come up with more ideas!

    Lisa
    fsuteach81@yahoo.com

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  33. The one thing I am looking forward to in the new school year is meeting my new students!!!! I am so excited for Meet the Teacher and to have a new group to grow with!!

    Lisa
    fsuteach81@yahoo.com

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  34. I follow your blog! :)

    Tammi
    Having Fun K-1

    TammiL(dot)13(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. One thing that inspired me on your blog was the super cute bedtime stories, milk, and cookies baby shower you threw! It's official that will be the theme of the shower for the next person to have a baby on our grade level.

    Tammi
    Having Fun K-1

    TammiL(dot)13(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. This year I am looking forward to being able to enhance the kindergarten lessons we have from last year. We spent the bulk of our time last year doing a LOT of planning since they overhauled the kindergarten team at our school and we were all kindergarten newbies. This year we get to revise and add the sparkle and I am SOOOOOO excited! (Especially because I have such wonderful inspiration from blogland!)

    Tammi
    Having Fun K-1

    TammiL(dot)13(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. I now follow your blog. kobrien@royal.wednet.edu

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  38. I follow your blog and love it!!
    Lynn squiggybull12@charter.net

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  39. Everything on your blog is an inspiration. I especially love the pre k and k posts.
    Lynn- squiggybull12@charter.net

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  40. I am looking forward to watching my oldest start kindergarten.
    Lynn squiggybull12@charter.net

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  41. I follow your amazing blog! I have been so inspired!

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  42. I am looking forward to teaching kindergarten this year. I have taught first grade for the past two years. I feel like I will have time to do lots more cute stuff with my kinders. Especially with all the cute ideas I get from teacher blogland!

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  43. I was so inspired by your milk and cookies baby shower. I hope someone throws a shower like that for me when I have a baby!

    http://mskerriandherkrazykindergarten.blogspot.com/

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  44. I follow your cute blog!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  45. Gosh, the pictures from the bee room! I can't wait to share what my room looks like after I finish incorporating some of your ideas-and I will DEFINITELY give you all the credit. Of course my stuff won't be as cute, but you have inspired me!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  46. For this year, I am looking forward to teaching Kindergarten! I taught first for 16 years and K the first year I started. Hope it goes as great as I plan! LOL

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  47. Congrats ladies! That is so exciting. I just discovered the world of teacher blogs! Thanks for all the great ideas!

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  48. I follow your blog!

    therecourseroom.blogspot.com

    Amy

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    Denise
    boostpromos@gmail.com

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