Monday, November 12, 2012

Slightly addicted and an AMAZING GIVEAWAY!

Well, it’s been three days since I decided to start blogging and I must say - I'm addicted!  When my alarm (that I forgot to turn off) starting blaring in my ear at 5:05 am, I was shaken from a dream about blogging.  THAT is how I know I'm addicted!  I could not fall back to sleep, so I took Sage (the sweetest puppy ever - you'll hear lots about her, I guarantee!) outside and then turned on my computer.  When what to my wondering eyes should appear, but 50 downloads for my Thanksgiving venn diagrams!  I was inspired to add more activities to make a Thanksgiving Mini-Unit!  You can find the mini-unit here!  Now I am hard at work on a Gingerbread Mini-Unit!  You know you have chosen the right profession when your job isn't just a job, but a hobby too! 
In other news, during my daily blog stalking this morning, I stumbled upon this AMAZING GIVEAWAY from Lisa over at Growing Firsties!!! 

I don't know about you, but my kiddos cannot get enough of Pete the Cat.  They love Pete the Cat so much, they took it upon themselves to make a list of who gets to borrow the book from the classroom library each week.  I know this because I had to consult the list to borrow the book from a student to teach a lesson on verbs, and I thought she was going to cry when I asked for it.  "But Miss Watters, I'm still reading it," she said, lip quivering and all!  Then she kept glancing at it while she was working, like someone might run up and take it from table.  I have never seen a child as relieved as she was when I gave it back! 
But, as fantastic as Pete the Cat is, that is not the best part of this giveaway!  Lisa is going to donate money for Hurricane Sandy Relief!  As a New Jersey native, I am so thankful for Lisa and everyone else out there donating their hard earned money to support such a worthy cause.  I live almost 1000 miles away from my home state now, but the pictures of the devastation are unbelievable.  So many people in the northeast were affected by the storm, and every little bit helps!  Be sure to visit Lisa's blog and enter for your chance to win - and thank her for her help!
Happy Teaching! J Lindsay


  1. Awwww - sweet, sweet Lindsay! Thanks so much for the bloggy love AND welcome to the fabulous pinter-blog-iverse!!! I'm happy to be your newest follower! :)

    1. Yay! Thanks for the warm welcome, Lisa! I am so thankful for all the amazing ideas I have seen on various blogs, and I am excited to share what I'm doing in the classroom with other teachers!

  2. Welcome to the world of blogging. Sounds like you have already found out how addictive it can be! Have fun!!!