Tuesday, July 10, 2012


My blog has reached a milestone of 200 followers. Wowzers. I am so excited. I remember watching the follower list last summer and getting crazy happy when my followers reached double digits!
I have learned so much from blogland. Blogging has honestly and truthfully impacted my teaching (sounds like a cliche).
Okay-I thought long and hard about my giveaway. There are so many awesome sauce giveaways going on right now...inspiration hit while I was reading about the Daily 5 book study. I implemented Daily 5 two school years ago and love it.
One of the kids' most favourite activities is Listen to Reading. Listening centres, however, can be e-x-p-e-n-s-i-v-e BUT I found this little device on Pinterest and immediately decided it would be the answer to my Daily 5 prayers. I have many books on cd that I have transferred over to MP3 players. I have also enlisted my family to read poems into Audacity on my laptop and then put these on my MP3 players as well. The third way that I have built up my Listen to Reading centre is to buy 4 "cheap" (you know-the ones they put on for 1-2 dollars each) picture books from Scholastic each month. I then read the story into my handy dandy computer (Audacity program) and voila. I've managed to create a pretty good listening library at a relatively inexpensive cost to myself.

Problem=more than one kiddo listening to the MP3 player at once...solution=The Belkin.

The Belkin works with IPods (it is sold at the Apple store), MP3 players and cd players. It would probably even work with a computer. This little beauty allows up to 5 people to listen to one device at once!

It has received rave reviews and I do like to research this type of new agey thing ;)   I don't own one YET but will be giving away one to a lucky winner!!  Yes, that's right...the winner of my giveaway will receive the 

Belkin Rockstar Multi Headphone Splitter

But wait...there's more...

The winner will also receive one TWO items from Grade One Doodle Bugs tpt store! Your choice!

Kim has ah-mazing resources, many of which are free...go check her out when you have a moment. She is the bomb-diggedy.

Hmmmmm.....did I say ONE winner?? Guess what? I meant TWO winners...Yup to celebrate TWO hundred wonderful, love 'em, hugs to all, followers I'll be giving away TWO prizes. TWO Belkins, and TWO tpt choices from Kim's store...

So, what're you waiting for?? Enter, enter, enter!

PS If, through some blogging miracle, my blog reaches 300 followers and Kim's reaches 100 followers during this giveaway, I will add ONE MORE PRIZE PACKAGE!!!  Promise!


  1. Yay - congrats on so many followers to inspire! I'm the newest to both of your blogs.

    The Corner On Character

  2. I'm a follower and having my own giveaway coming up....check it out

    Sparkles , Smiles, and Student Teaching

    1. Checking as I type! Thanks for entering...

  3. Congrats on 200 followers!! I'm so excited for you! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  4. Congratulations on the big 200!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  5. Congratulations, Keri! I think I entered the contest but not sure if it worked.

  6. Congratulations on 200 followers! I've been wanting one of these. Crossing my fingers that I win! I'm a new follower.

    I Teach. What's Your Super Power?
    I'm having a 150 follower giveaway! Stop by and enter.

  7. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win these things. I don't know if I entered correctly. I can't find a button or link to follow you by email but I am able to follow you on Pinterest. How can I follow you on my email account? I think you are wonderful and I don't want to miss 1 single blog.

    1. I added a Follow by Email option...thank you so much for your kind words. You made my day!

  8. Congrats on your 200+ followers! YAY! Cute blog! I'm your newest follower! Thanks so much for visiting my blog this weekend! Michelle @

  9. Hi! Congrats on 200!! I just found your blog and am now a follower!! Hope you will check out my blog!


    2nd Grade Pig Pen

  10. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Congratulations on 200! I'm now your newest follower.

    2nd Grade Pad


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