Birthday Week Giveaway

So how old will I actually be on Friday, March 6? Well.. according to my students I’ll be 45, 64, or 100. It’s hard to believe that I’ll be the big 24 even though I look like a high schooler still. I suppose that’s a good thing, right? 
When a student in my classroom has a birthday we like to celebrate! However, when it comes to my birthday, I’d rather hide under my desk. Is it weird to say I don’t like to be the center of attention? I guess some might not agree with that statement. Haha!
Anyways… in celebration of my 24th birthday I am having a giveaway! *Throws confetti* 
In my two years of teaching, I have a number of “favorite” items that I use. Some of these items include:
Contigo Steel Travel Mug – This is my absolute favorite mug and it keeps my coffee warm too! I make my coffee at 7:30 every morning and it’s still warm at 10:30. It’s crazy!
Paper Mate Flair Pens – These flair pens are my absolute favorite writing tool. Whether you’re using them to grade papers, modeling on the document camera, or writing a note, they’re perfect for everyday use!
Glue Dots Craft Sheets – No more sticky mess using those glue bottles. No more “dot, dot, not a lot.” These glue dots solve all those dilemmas! I am a big Oriental Trading fanatic and these glue dots are perfect for everything craft related.
Stanley Bostitch Staple Remover – This may seem like kind of a silly “favorite” item, but I’ve had my share of putting up and taking down bulletin boards. This staple remover makes my job so much easier and I no longer hurt my fingers/fingernails trying to get those measly staples out! 
Mr. Sketch Scented Markers – These markers make any activity a huge hit! My students absolutely love them and Mr. Sketch has some great scents too! 

Scotch Thermal Laminator – Even though we have a large laminator at school, there is nothing like the portability and accessibility of the Scotch thermal laminator. 
Now that I have shared some of my favorite items, I would love to hear some of yours! Leave a comment below about your favorite item(s) that you can’t live without!

What is up for grabs?

Prize: $25 Gift Card to Amazon.com
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Have a wonderful week!

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16 Comment

  1. Reply
    Audrey
    February 28, 2015 at 11:58 pm

    Have a great birthday!

  2. Reply
    Luv My Kinders
    March 1, 2015 at 3:13 am

    Have a great Birthday on the 6th! I can't live without my Scotch laminator and Mr. Sketch markers. Thanks for the chance to win!

    ~Laura
    Luv My Kinders

  3. Reply
    Miss Phillips
    March 1, 2015 at 3:30 am

    Some of my favorite items to use this year:
    Glue sponges~ This is my first year using them and I love them. My kids use them daily. I love that it is so easy to take care of it all and my kids love that the glue magically appears on their paper.
    10 drawer organizer cart~ I have three in my room. 2 for the kids to use during math and ELA. One for behind my desk to keep all my lesson plan papers in for the week.
    Secret Candy Stash~ Just in case I need a pick-me-up before everyone comes back from lunch. Or if I see another staff member that needs a reason to smile. Candy is a good fix for a rough day!

    Happy Early Birthday!
    ~Jamie

  4. Reply
    alwayskindergarten
    March 1, 2015 at 3:45 am

    I loooove my flair pens and my scotch laminator, too! Happy birthday! I wish I could be 24 again!

  5. Reply
    One Sharp Bunch by Ashley Sharp
    March 1, 2015 at 4:20 am

    Happy Birthday, Chad! Ohhhh, to be 24 again! My classroom favorites are my Ink Joy pens, Sharpie markers, and Carl Professional Rotary Trimmer! Enjoy your special day!

    Ashley

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    Gay Eskew
    March 1, 2015 at 5:15 am

    I have many favorites but I can't live without cute Post it notes.

  7. Reply
    Suzy Q
    March 1, 2015 at 8:13 am

    Happy birthday! Big fan of Sharpies myself.

  8. Reply
    kyra
    March 1, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    Magnets! Especially the ones with an adhesive back

  9. Reply
    kathy
    March 1, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    I love my Fiskars titanium nonstick scissors that are great for cutting lamination and velcro!

  10. Reply
    Amanda Smith
    March 1, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    Happy birthday! I am so glad I found your blog today for the first time! It is so neat that you blog and sell on TpT during just your second year of teaching. This is my first year teaching and I figured I would just start doing it all at once! It's fun, isn't it?? And don't worry, I think teaching Kindergarten keeps up looking young. I just turned 27 and I still look like I'm in high school, too. 😉 Have a great birthday! Hope to connect with you again in the future!
    Daisy Designs

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    JennyLynn
    March 2, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    I love my laminator too have a great birthday!

  12. Reply
    Famous in First
    March 2, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    Happy Birthday!!! Welcome to the 24 Club! You're in good company! Lol

    Some of my favorites:
    1. MY BOOGIE BOARDS- I just love using these in my classroom and my kids think they're awesome. I want more!!!!
    2. Rock N Learn DVDs – these are amazing and the perfect addition to any lesson – my kids love when I add in a short three minute song from one of these and they really teach them! I've even added a rock n learn center now!
    3.Mr. Sketch scented markers- I loved these when I was in elementary school and still love them today. Plus they smell amazing!
    4. My laminator. Can't live without it.
    5. Post Its. Self explanatory. Any size, any shape, any color.
    Happy Birthday again!!!!! I still want your rug and think you should come to Vegas! Haha

  13. Reply
    ryanward81
    March 4, 2015 at 3:57 am

    I like Mr. Sketch markers too. I use them for anchor charts. When a student gives an answer/participates, I let them smell the marker. It's a good tool for getting students to sit and listen.
    2 years ago my principal got me an apple sticky note holder. It holds the accordion-style sticky notes. I really like it.
    My mother-in-law donated her Office Max Max Points to me and I bought a fancy desk chair. It's nice to sit in after a long day. I sit and drink a nice bottle of water and close my eyes for 5 minutes.
    Happy Birthday Michigan friend!

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    sarah cole
    March 4, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    Happy Birthday!!
    Some items that I cannot live without:
    1. Expo Markers
    2. Sharpies
    3. Pens that write well

    Smiles,
    Sarah

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    Heather B.
    March 5, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    I love my Inkjoy pens, file tray organizer, and Teacher's Tape!

    Happy Birthday! 🙂

  16. Reply
    Miz Winkles
    March 7, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    Hope you had a great birthday!

    I also love that design of the staple remover! I can't imagine using the alligator one.

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