Tuesday, July 26, 2011

100 Follower Giveaway!!

Hello everyone! Throwing glitter over here to celebrate my 100+ followers. What better time to do my first giveaway than now? So here's what's up...I'm teaming  up with my bff over at 3rd Grade's A Hoot and offering a few fabulous items that are so sweet, they'll make your tooth ache!  2 winners for this one...First place winner will receive...

A  $25 Container Store Gift Card

AND...these products from each of our TPT stores!!!
Cupcake Subject Headers from 3rd Grade's a Hoot
and my Candy Themed Classroom Kit!

Second place winner will receive both products from our TPT stores.
To enter, leave a separate comment under this post for each of the following...
1. Follow both of our blogs.
2. Follow both of our TPT stores. (Links are at the top of our blogs.)
3. Grab both of our buttons.
4. Blog about our giveaway.

Winners will be announced next Wednesday, Aug. 3rd at 8pm (ish) central time. Good luck blogger friends! We are so excited to have you!
Love and giggles,
First Grade Glitter and Giggles & 3rd Grade's a Hoot!!!!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Wonka Candy Kit on TPT plus a freebie!

I just posted a new item to my TPT store. It is a Wonka Candy Themed Kit! This one was so much fun to make.  I'm in love with the colors! One of my 1st grade teammates this year is a first year teacher.  She wants to decorate her room in a Wonka and candy theme.  She has been searching for decoratives to help her get started as well as crafting some of her own (glitter!). I wanted to help her get started with locker tags, labels, Daily 5 signs, etc.. Check it out.  I also made the sign below for her as a gift and I'm posting it as a freebie.  Let me know what you think!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Blog Mixer Linky Party...

Love me some Linkys...and Yearn to Learn is having a blog mixer. Just fabulous. Here's what you do...
In your link up, find the following:
1.  A blogger who is a "New Kid on the Blog"
(Let's say someone who has blogged 2 months or less and has less than 200 followers...you could alway's use me for this one! GIGGLES!!!)2.  Post a blogger in your same grade level
3.  Post a blogger in a different grade level
4.  It's all about the button. Find a cute blog button and post it.

Here is my blog love...
1. New Kid - Sister Teachers
2. Same Grade - The Inspired Apple (Abby was one of the first blogs that I stalked!)
3. Different Grade Level - Deanna Jump (use her stuff ALL of the time!)
4. Adorable Button - I love Little Literacy Learners new button! Soooo sweet!

Little Literacy Learners

 Have fun everyone!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

One of my favorite things...

Well I have MANY favorite things but I just have to share one of my favorite Etsy shops and products because they are such a "teacher thing".  I am obsessed with bracelets from Sophie's Beads! My husband gave me my first one as a back to school gift last year.  I know all of my teacher friends will quickly recognize their charm! I have a wishlist of many more that I plan to collect. :)

This was my first one of course!!!
Love me some Eric Carle!

Junie B. of Course!

And I have to post this one because I was just in London during the Harry Potter premiere. Madness!

I'm in between summer trips right now and as I'm getting caught up on stalking blogs and packing, I'm working on a freebie and new TPT item that is candy themed. Hope you all are doing well and enjoying your summer! giggles.

PS-Ok, so I know that school supplies are put out early as I have noticed they are already stocked, but today I got my first glimpse of Halloween and Christmas items in the store. WOW!!!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Fabulous Summer Finds...

Lots of giggles for the Classroom Shopping Linky Party comments by Ladybug's Teacher Files. I've enjoyed checking out everyone's shopping treasures for the summer. Luckily I've managed to grab a few of my own. And of course, these items did require quite a bit of digging!

The first find was on a trip to Garden Ridge with my first grade team. We made sure to check through ALL of the book tables before we decided to move on.  About 3 deep on the LAST table, I spotted this little treasure! I'm a huge fan of Tori and have wanted to check out her children's book for some time.  To think, I almost paid full price for this just 3 weeks ago.  The illustrations are adorable and the story teaches a valuable lesson about the importance of just being yourself. Can't wait to share with my firsties!
The next was actually spotted by one of my new teammates (love her!) at Half Priced Books, after I told her how excited I was to do Abby's Wizard of Oz Unit this year. However, I did have to go and scavenger for my own copy! Finally found it! Lovin the price ($2.98) AND it's just the right amount of text for a first grade read aloud. To top it off...I'm going to see Wicked in London next week! Fabulous!!

Make sure that you check out the linky party to see everyone's loot! Great idea Kristen.