New Blog and A Giveaway! {giveaway closed}

I decided to take the plunge and work hard this year to become a Whole Brain Teaching Certified Teacher! I joined up with a summer book club over at Whole Brain Teaching Book Club.  To be certified, you need to produce several online writings that cover different aspects of WBT.  This can be done either on the WBT forums or on a blog.  So, with the help of my amazing blog designing friend Tessa, I created a new blog!


To celebrate my new blog and my leap into all things WBT, I'm having a giveaway!  The awesome people over at MPM School Supplies generously donated TWO $25 give certificates for two lucky winners.  To enter, use the rafflecopter below.  Good luck!

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53 comments

  1. Thanks for the chance to win! I have been wanting to freshen up my bulletin boards, so I would spend the gift certificate on new borders and accents!

    Sara
    saraschlick@gmail.com

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  2. I am on a growth plan this upcoming school year (2013-2014). I am changing schools as well as changing grade levels! I would love to spend $25 on classroom decorations...posters, borders, bulletin board sets, etc. I have decided to leave my classroom theme of "beach" behind at my old school and am looking forward to finding a new theme! Thank you so much for doing this!

    Patrice Mortson
    pmortson@gmail.com

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  3. Your new blog looks great! I have heard of WBT but not really investigated it much, so I look forward to learning from you this year. I need some new border to update my bulletin boards.

    Jana
    Thinking Out Loud

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  4. I love WBT. If I won the gift certificate I would buy some comprehension cards or cubes to use in small groups.

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  5. I don't even know what I'd buy - I'd probably wait until the year starts so I know more of what I need.
    Liz
    Teaching in the Valley

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  6. I was just offered a position as a 4th grade teacher, so I need everything. I would probably get some posters and other classroom decorating items. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  7. I would get some new nametags, posters, and decorative letters.

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  8. I would buy the file folders with clipboards, and possibly the cute polka dotted file folders! Love it!!

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  9. The comprehension cards look fabulous! Love all the ideas and inspirations.

    ~Christy & Tammy
    Fluttering Through First Grade

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  10. First, thanks for the info on the WBT certification. I've been watching the videos and love so much of what I see. I think this would be a great goal for this summer for me, too. As to my wishlist, while I have 47 things stuck in the cart, I really want the 'book' rug for my kinder-class and the g.c. would make a nice dent in the total. Thank you!

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  11. I am in need of some rock star decorations for our new school theme. They have such cute borders and bulletin board sets for this theme. I could also use some fadeless paper! beth.shavelson@browardschools.com

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  12. I am in need of some new borders and letters to refresh my bulletin boards.

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  13. I'd love new word wall letters and dots on chocolate decorations! WBT is the best!

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  14. I need birthday crowns but I would like some snazzy bulletin board border. Thanks for the WBT insight!

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  15. I am changing grade levels this year from Kindergarten to 2nd grade. My Kindergarten theme was the "circus." This theme is too young for 2nd grade and I am looking to use the colorful owls that are popular now. This way I can still use some of my generic colorful items but only have to spend a little bit of $. If I won the gift certificates I would buy some of the owl boarders and theme items.

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  16. I'd love to get all of the Frog Street Press sassy solids borders! They'd match my classroom perfectly!

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  17. AWESOME Nicole!! You, my friend, are amazing!! :)


    ღDeAnne
    First Grade and Fabulous

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  18. Hi Nicole! I love the butterfly garden! Thanks for a chance at a fun giveaway!

    ✿Sue✿
    Science for Kids Blog

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  19. I love love love your new blog!! I cant wait to follow along and learn more and more about WBT!!

    I am getting a new water/ sand table this year in my Kinder classroom!! I would LOVE to purchase MORE tools for that table!! That is how I would spend my funds! :)

    Thanks for a chance to win!
    Sarah
    shetrick@gmail.com

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  21. I would buy the adorable polka dot library pockets! :)


    danicadebord@gmail.com

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  22. I would buy the Black and White calendar set.

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  23. I am just starting to hear about the whole brain aspect and I am very excited to follow your new blog

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  24. I am SO excited to learn about WBT! My wishlist at MPM includes a record book, a substitute teacher folder, cootie catchers for all seasons, star student wrist bands, rainy day toys, ... I could go on and on! Thanks for the chance. Look forward to your new posts!

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  25. I would get owl classroom charts and anything else owl related!

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  26. I would buy an owl themed classroom set.

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  27. Think I'd start with the Road Racer Sight Word Sentence Frames Interactive Whiteboard Software for K-2.... :o)

    Cindy
    ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

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  28. I love the new blog! As a teacher with a HUGE classroom library, I am always looking to build it up more (although my husband would say differently... since I have 1300 books in my classroom library). I would buy some more nonfiction books, and some manipulatives.

    Debbie
    deborah.a.b.parker[at]gmail[dot]com

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  29. There are so many things I'd like to buy...more books, decorations, wrist bands and other little prizes. If I won I'd have to prioritize. :)

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  30. Thank you for the chance to win!! I just started implementing WBT ideas into my class this year. I have to say, I really liked it. I need more practice so I am officially your newest stalker. ;)

    I would love to use the gift card for some new borders since I am moving to 2nd grade in Aug. and I'd love a place value pocket chart!

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  32. Congratulations on your new blog and your new endeavor! I look forward to learning more about Whole Brain Teaching! I would purchase some reward incentives for the kiddos and the magnetic pocket charts!

    jeanette rivera

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  33. Love your blog! I would get math manipulatives and supplies to decorate my new classroom, such as cute owl border.

    jenniferjenkins7777@gmail.com

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  34. I would check out some new Mary manipulatives and maybe some bulletin board decor. :)

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  35. Pocket charts!! I need more pocket charts!!!

    ~Traci
    The Bender Bunch

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  36. Wow! I've just spent way too much time on the WBT website because of your post. Now I've got LOTS of reading and studying to do before the new year begins! I love learning new things!. Thanks.

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  37. I would love to use the gift card for some new borders (haven't bought anything new in awhile). Also, I would love to buy some classroom decor. Thank you for the giveaway! veronica.varela@live.com

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  38. I would definitely get some dice in dice!

    Ashley
    arclark2012@gmail.com

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  39. I would love to get some new borders!!

    April
    Wolfelicious

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  40. I would love to get some cursive desk plates . . .and the scheduling pocket chart or the magnetic pocket charts!! Thanks for the chance!

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  41. I would purchase some magnetic letters. http://www.mpmschoolsupplies.com/p-20208-magnetic-learning-letters-lowercase.aspx
    Thanks for the chance.

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  42. MPM has lots of great items, but I think I would love to get the Make Differentiation a Habit because differentiation is something I want to focus on this year!!

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  43. There are so many little things I use regularly and they have great prices. I'd start with a new pocket chart or two and then a set of wipe off chart handwriting paper. Thanks so much!

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  44. My WBT should arrive any day. I can't wait to catch up with you. I'm sure there will be lots of items suggested in the book that I'll be able to find at MPM. What I truly want is a 'gathering rug!' It would be a perfect spot to work together as we all learn WB strategies together.

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  45. I LOVE owls!!! I can't believe how many owl products they have! I ordered some last year and I need to order some more for the coming year. I would order the borders, the owl talkers (so cute), the birthday owl accents, oh my I really could go on! Then I saw the rug with the owl on it. Oh MY! :)
    So many choices!
    ❀Beth Ann❀
    Taming My Flock of Firsties
    tamingmyflockoffirsties@gmail.com

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  46. I would buy some math supplies, craft supplies, office supplies. I see so many things the list could go on and on.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  47. Great giveaway! One thing I would buy would be the magnetic sentence strips. Love the American Symbols pack of bulletin board stuff. THey have lots of neat stuff!

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  48. I am a brand new, first year teacher! I have so much to buy! This would help get me started!!!

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  49. Thanks for the chance at winning!!! I am doing a new theme this year of Polka Dots and Chevron soooo more than likely something along those lines .. they have so much neat stuff to choose from :-)
    Karen
    tommysmom0206@yahoo.com

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  50. i love your blog! if i win this, i would have a hard time choosing since i am a brand new teacher for a second grade! I love owls so will probably buy products like that and some dr seuss products :)

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