Sunday, February 26, 2012

WINNER!!!! Congrats to.....

And the winner is......(drumroll please...)

Congratulations! You just won a trip to Disney World!!!

Just kidding. But you did won a $15.00 gift card to Target, some fabulous clip art from The 3A.M Teacher, and awesome units from The Teacher's Cauldron AND The Picture Book Teacher's Edition.  I'll be in touch with you shortly.

 On a personal note, I wanted to take a minute and say thank you.

Thank you to all my new blogging friends who have come on over to visit my blog this week to sign up for my first giveaway. 

Thank you to every person who has taken the time to leave me a nice note since I started blogging. As a student teacher it means more than you would know.  It gives me confidence, makes me laugh when I'm over on this side of the PC crying, and makes me see that I too can be a successful teacher someday soon. Maybe I can even pay it forward.
Thank you for the generosity. I haven't blogged about this yet, but you wouldn't believe the astounding amount of  just plain giving there is in the blogging world.  If I need help with my future TPT store, no problem. Clip art? You got it! Help me with my first giveaway? Sure! Come follow my new blog when I have maybe two posts? Of course! Others send me little freebie units just because I love Dr. Seuss(JEN!) You all have families, drama, and classrooms of your own yet you have taken me under your wing when I need it. Its unreal. You don't even know me:) 
When I first started to blog, I was really embarrassed and insecure about people finding out and judging me. Now, I feel proud that I blog about education. I tell everyone that will listen how many followers I have, crafts I have posted(even if they look horrible), or what I read today. I talk about some of you like old friends. So.....
If there is ever any way little ol' me can help you out.. just ask. Have a great week everyone:)



  1. I love how positive the blogging world is too. There is so much negativity out there but it's nice to retreat to the blogging world and find such warm, generous people who are getting past all the junk we deal with as teachers.

  2. yay Holly!!!!!

    And here, here Jaana!! I feel a whole new love for my job bc of "y'all!!" Bloggers are some of the most generous people "I know!"

    ♥ Jen
    The Teacher's Cauldron

  3. Yay Holly!

    I feel the same way about blogging. I feel like I have so many new friends and if I ever have a down day, you all make me smile :)

    Journey of a Substitute Teacher

  4. Woooo hooo - oh my goodness you made my day.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    You know what? I always say I don't know how new teachers do it. The field is so different from when I started 13 some years, I give you newbies A WHOLE SLEW of credit...and you're blogging on top of it!?!?!? Holy moly - you must be WONDER WOMAN!

    I don't have a store, and I'm not an amazing clipart creator, but I am a good listener and LOVE to give know that you've got support!!!!!

    And thank you again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    {Thank goodness I'm not an Oscar winner...cuz Lord knows I'd be shooshed and escorted off the stage!!!!!!}

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  5. Thank you so much for visiting my new blog! I love having great new followers :) I'm so sorry I missed out on your giveaway. I'm now your newest follower too! Hopefully I'll catch your next one!

    Teaching with Grace

  6. Wow! I love the way you voiced the way I feel about my new blogging buddies. I love the way y'all always have my back. :)

    Hello Mrs Sykes

  7. I'm so glad I chose to blog, and it's because of teachers like you!! Have a great week!

    Peace, Love, and First Grade

  8. I missed your giveaway but I'm your newest follower! Your blog is so cute!
    A Pirates Life for Us

  9. I am your newest follower. I couldn't have explained the blogging world any's amazing isn't it?

    I have only been around since September and I feel like I have a little family here!

    I have a a NEW freebie I would love for you to head over and grab.

    PS: Aren't Jen and Holly some of the GREATEST!?

    2nd Grade Paradise

  10. Hello! Thanks for stopping by and leaving love! :) That pinning button I think I googled and found. Your welcome to copy it to your computer though and re-paste. I am now following you as well. can't wait to explore your blog more!


  11. Enjoy your student teaching. I just wish blogging was around when I first started teaching. It's just wonderful.
    Missed your giveaway, but now am a follower...100 as a fact. Stop by and visit me.

    Yearn to Learn Blog

  12. Congrats Holly!!!

    And Miss S - you have described this teacher blogging world so, so well. In my short time in this world have been blown away by the amazingness (yes, that's a word because I say it is! ;)) and generosity of all the other teacher bloggers out there.

    Have a great time student teaching. I loved mine! I'm so excited when wonderful new teachers join the field :)


  13. Congrats! You are My #1 winner!!! You win the t-shirt from Sewing Sassy! I am forwarding your email information to her. I hope you have a wonderful Monday! :)
    Crayons and Curls

  14. First of all, thanks for stopping by the other day! :)

    I just have to say that I am so excited to be following your adventures...I am just figuring out the blogging world as well! The thing I struggle with is posting more do you stay so disciplined when life get so busy!? :) It will be great to read more of your older posts as I just found out that I am going to be a long term sub for kindergarten starting March 5th!!!! I'm kind of freaking out, but I know it will be really great experience in the end. Plus I love those krazy kinder kiddos! Have a fabulous leap week!


  15. aww - look at all your love on here! And JEALOUS you won the shirt!! lol
    And Stacy - you are too sweet!! :)
    Happy Monday everyone!