Thursday, September 20, 2012

Bloggy Blessings Give Away

In February 2011, I started this blog and had NO IDEA what I was doing. I didn't stalk other blogs, comment on blogs or even post on my blog because of FEAR and a battle with Google Docs. I finally started to figure things out in August of 2011 and my 5 followers hit the ground running with me.

Never in a million years would I think 1 or 100 people would follow my blog. I still worry about my posts and often think I don't have anything worthy of sharing. I sometimes think y'all might be a little cray cray for following me when there are times I feel as if I can barely keep my head above water in my classroom! =)

But each one of you has blessed me in ways I could never imagine. I am a better teacher because of you and the many awesome blogs out there. I wish I could chat with each of you (on the beach of course) and tell you how much you have touched not only my heart but the heart's of my kiddos. Since I cannot afford to fly us all to the Cayman Islands, please hear me now when I say THANK YOU for being a blessing to my heart!

To show my appreciation I am so happy to share with you this give away. =)

2 lucky winners will each win a prize package worth $100.

Here are all of the ways you can enter. =)
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck friends! =)

 I am so excited about The Great Paw Hunt tomorrow and the fun next week with Lips the Fish and a VERY special vowel visitor. I am finishing the final touches on those activities and am THRILLED to share them with you. =)

 From My Heart to Yours,

46 heart notes:

Elisabeth said...

You were one of my first blogs I followed when I began my own blogging adventure! I love your blog :)

Twins, Teaching and Tacos.

Lisa Mattes said...

I am so very happy for you, Heather. You are such a huge inspiration and I love following you.

My little blog is sitting at 111 followers and your story gives me so much hope. You are so amazing. Sincerest congratulations!

Mrs. Anderson said...

I really enjoy reading your blog and find that you always have wonderful things to share. You are awesome!
Connie Anderson:)

Unknown said...

Wow! I LOVE your blog! and I am LOVING this giveaway! Heather you always share and you are always so sweet! Congrats to you! :)
Crayons and Curls

Katie Knight said...

Hi heather. Thank you for being one of theo first to follow my blog! I love yours.. Your post about brand new blogs makes me think of mine. Me and my 8 followers. Every great oak starts as an acorn right? Well I am hosting my first giveaway, and I thought I would let you know so you can enter. You have a 1/8 chance of winning. You and the teeny tiny teacher are my two favs. Have a great week!

Teacher to the core...

Nicki said...

I love your blog! I've been following for a while now!
What an awesome giveaway! I blogged about it for you!

Lisa said...

Thanks for offering this giveaway! Your blog is amazing! Thanks for sharing so much wonderful information and great activities!

~ Lisa
Teaching Kindergarten Kiddos

Anita said...

You are super generous! Look at all your blog shows that your blog is fantastic!
Mrs. Bremer’s Kindergarten

Mrs. Reinartz said...

Just realized you are from Nacogdoches!! I have family there and graduated from SFA in 2009! I did all my internships and observations in Nac!!
Be proud of what you are doing here on your blog! It is amazing!!


AlyseC said...

OOOOOOO!!!! This is awesome! I love your blog and you were one of my first followers!

Keep Calm and Apple On

Almost Their Height Teacher said...

Silly girl you should realise that we love what you have to say, you are funny and insightful and your kiddo's are truely blessed to have you as a teacher. I have learnt so much from stalking your blog and copied when someone let me loose on their classroom during my studies. Although in little old NZ religon is not allowed in the classroom (secular education), so much of what you write about I can use and what I cant I learn from. So no dont be amazed cause you earnt every follower with your open sharing blog style. Blog on LOL.

Aimee said...

Wow, what an amazing giveaway! Thank you!

Blogging can be scary at times. Sharing ideas or feelings is a big deal and people may not always get where you're coming from (at least, that's the concern). I always enjoy your posts and I look forward to reading more!

Primarily Speaking

Corinna said...

You have a wonderful blog and are gret inspiration to so many of us. I remember you being one of my first followers:))Thanks so much for a great giveaway!

Surfin' Through Second

Where the Wild Things Learn said...

I absolutely love your blog! It is so cute, cheery and loving! You have wonderful things to say :) Just added you to my blog roll!

Where the Wild Things Learn

Cindy Calenti said...

Your blog is wonderful! Your posts are always so "heartfelt"!

Thanks for sharing- thanks for this fun contest.


Granny Goes to School

Unknown said...

Love your adorable blog! Congrats on the journey!
Leah @ Learning 4 Keeps

Sharon said...

Hey Heather! I love your blog! You were my first follower, and then I decided to change my blog name before I really got going. I'd love for you to come follow me again. I am a student and am seeking as much advice from teachers that love their job as I can get!! Any other teachers reading this, please come check me out! I love to see how much you love doing what you do. I think this is what I love about the teaching blogging world. Everyone really does love their job (even though I know it is NOT EASY!) I get very discouraged by the negative comments I get about wanting to teach.

Ok, I think I'm rambling in a comment. LOL! Thanks for being an encouragment to me!

Kelly Benefield said...

Thank you for a creating such a super blog to follow and for such a wonderful giveaway! I'd love for you to stop by my blog and link up to my linky party called Fun Friday. It is a place to share the fun things that we do in our classrooms!

Teaching Fourth

Stacy said...

Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway. I love reading your blog, you always make me smile.

✰ Stacy

Simpson Superstars

Heather @ Kickin' It With Class said...

You were one of the very first people to leave a comment on my blog this summer and you were SO sweet!!! I love reading your blog and you have been on my blog roll since June.
Kickin' It With Class

Sara {Miss V's Busy Bees} said...

Congrats, Heather! Like others have said, you were one of my very first followers and commenters on my blog. You have supported me throughout this journey & I am so happy to have the chance to have met you! Thank you for all you do and thank you for the generosity in this giveaway.

Miss V's Busy Bees

Anonymous said...

Hurray for you! Your blog is so inspiring so it's no wonder you have so many. Thank you for your wonderful work and positive attitude to teaching. And thank you for this awesome give away!

Elizabeth said...

I love your blog. I have to say, however, that what I love most about you is the fact that when I click on a new blog, you are usually already a follower. This shows your desire to learn more and encourage more new bloggers. For that, I thank you :)

Erica said...

What a fabulous give away! Thank you so much! I am going to share it on my blog!

Sprinkles to Kindergarten

Lisa R. said...

This is an awesome giveaway from such an awesome person!! You are such an inspiration to many. You are what all teachers should be like. Thank you for sharing so much wisdom with us. :)
Learning Is Something to Treasure

Pint Size Learners said...

Hi Heather,
Just wanted to say a heartfelt congratulations - you so deserve everything good that comes your way!
You were so kind to follow my blog when I had hardly any followers and left some kind words for me - I will always appreciate that!
I love reading your posts as you are amazingly creative, talented and sharing. Your students are incredibly lucky to have such a wonderful person and teacher to guide them!

Wendy :)
Teacher's Toolkit

This Little Teacher said...

I agree with you; I wish I could meet so many of these people in person! I'm very familiar with blogging, but new to the world of teacher blogging and I love that, just as I should have expected, it's a giant community with many gracious people who are willing to share so much!

Congratulations on your success as a teacher blogger! :)

Christy {Crayons and Whimsy} said...

So, how you were feeling in August 2011 is how I feel now. Thank you for being follower #7 on my blog... I have seen your blog before, but like you, I wasn't big on commenting or getting close to all this blogging action. I'm trying it out now and it made me smile to see you once felt the same way!

Crayons and Whimsy

Kristine said...

Thank you so much for checking out my blog! I'm glad you enjoy my book reviews. :) I just followed your blog back! I'm excited to teach next year and am already looking for activities to do with my future students!

Valerie D said...

I am your newest follower! I cant wait to share in with all the great ideas you have! Congratulations, and a great big THANK YOU to you!

Janeen said...

Just found your blog. I am currently homeschooling my first grader through a charter school called Connections academy. I'm looking for all kinds of ideas to help with the lessons she's learning.

Jessica said...

Hi Heather, you have a very special place on the web! I love all of the creative ideas that you use in your classroom. Congratulations on being my first follower, and my first commenter!! I'm happy to follow you as well, and, I'm grabbin' your button too. ;) Blessings to you.

The Learning Metamorphosis

Kathy said...

Congratulations! You have touched many hearts and brought smiles to many faces.


Laura said...

What a tremendous giveaway... congratulations on so many followers you seem like a wonderful person... everything is crossed to win this one since money is always needed :/ especially in the classroom.. thank you for the opportunity!


Laura :)

Delighted said...

This is definitely one of the best giveaways ever!!! What a blessing this will be to someone. :-)

You have a wonderful blog!

Ms. Bowes said...

I always leave your blog feeling inspired! Thanks for sharing all the wonderful things you do!!