Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Election, Thanksgiving Break, and Giveaways, Oh My!

Wow! What a DAY! I have thought about what the day after the election would look like for a while, and it was just that. Hurt feelings. Name calling. Lucky for me, I got to spend the day with 5 year olds. They are not oblivious though to what they hear at home. We had a little sit down and watched the Kid President: How to Disagree first thing this morning. When I recapped and asked students what they can do if they disagree with another friend, the first answer out of their mouth was DANCE! Wouldn't it be nice if it could be that simple and we could have a huge dance party right now?



One of my girls wore this sweet shirt today, and it brought tears to my eyes. So many people are hurting right now. Regardless of the outcome, there were people on both sides who were feeling forgotten, unloved, or invisible, and that breaks my heart. Praying for unification and a nation that truly is indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.


Soooooo on another note, it is NOVEMBER! How is that even happening? Only one more week and one day of school until I am off for Thanksgiving Break! I am taking an extra Friday off to head down to Florida for a wedding with my boyfriend, and then off to the Bahamas! I have never been to the Bahamas OR on a cruise, so I am beside myself with anticipation....so if anyone has any cruise tips, I am ready to hear them! I will try to post some pictures upon my return!


And....THANK YOU to all of you who sponsored and entered my 1,000 Followers Giveaways during the month of October! I had such a blast! All winders were chosen and contacted and I am so happy that they are enjoying the goodies! Speaking of goodies, I have teamed up with some amazing teachers who are giving away a $75.00 Teachers Pay Teachers Gift Card this week!! Just in time for the holidays! Woot! Enter multiple times using the Rafflecopter below!

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GIVEAWAY DETAILS

Prize: $75 Teachers Pay Teachers Gift Card

Giveaway organized by: Kelly Malloy (An Apple for the Teacher), 

Co-hosts: Kelly Malloy (An Apple for the Teacher),  MM BilingualPaula's Preschool and KindergartenTeacher GameroomAmanda KristoffersonA Plus KidsThe Literacy Garden,
Heart 2 Heart TeachingReading and Writing RedheadTeach with HopeRebekah SaylerPeas in a PodTeaching AutismA Library and GardenSchoolhouse TreasuresTeaching in the Heart of FloridaReal Life in First GradeBrynn's Teacher BagSimone's Math ResourcesSarah Griffin (Daughters and Kindergarten), The Craft of TeachingLa-Nette MarkPurple PalmettoResource Room RelevanceElementary at HEART, and Glistening Gems.

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter.  Giveaway ends 11/13/16 and is open worldwide.

Friday, October 21, 2016

1,000 Followers Giveaway Week 4: Tieks Giveaway

This week has been CRAZY! My first night of Parent-Teacher Conferences was on Tuesday night. To add to the craziness, when I left school on Tuesday night at 7:45, I had a flat tire. I work out in the country and I was 35 minutes from home. Lucky for me one of my sweet student's parents came out and changed my flat tire for me.

Our fall class parties were today which is such a fun event for the students. But I am exhausted. I was definitely dreaming of some unwinding time this evening. I got just that by going to my friends', Valerie and Molly's, Flannel and Fall Party. It is just what you would imagine. We wore flannel. We drank wine. We ate chili. We played games. We laughed. All is right in the world. P.S. We played the game Speak Out which was hilarious. You can clearly see by this picture that we were having a grand old time.


So this week is the LAST giveaway to celebrate 1,000 Followers for my TPT Store. So excited! First off, I have marked down my Kindergarten RTI: Phonemic Awareness Essentials, pack to just $3.00 for the week. AND I will be adding some new activities to the pack over the next few weeks, so get it now before the price goes up!


Some of my fabulous teacher friends are helping me celebrate in a BIG way this week! We are giving away a pair of Tieks! Teachers love Tieks for their beauty, versatility, and comfort! You can enter 21 times! That's right! I'm serious! You can enter once for every person that you follow! Enter now in the Rafflecopter below. Best of luck!


Prize: $200.00 Tieks Gift Card

Entry: Use the Rafflecopter below to enter! The giveaway begins on October 22, 2016 and ends on October 31st.

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Saturday, October 15, 2016

1,000 Followers Giveaway Week 3: $50 Amazon Gift Card


How come the days we are out of school on a Monday feel like a 6 day school week....anyone else? I had such a blast in Asheville and I can't wait to post some pictures of our trip soon. I just love October. The leaves changing give me all of the feels. This week I am continuing to celebrate 1,000 TPT Followers with another HUGE discounted item and giveaway!!! This week I have put my Daily Math Journal BUNDLE, ON SALE for just $7.50. Woot!!! I love watching my kids user their problem solving skills everyday after our calendar time!


And....SURPRISE! Bonus FREEBIE! Get these Black and Brights Alphabet Posters for FREE this week only.


Additionally, some of my teacher friends have joined me in giving away a $50.00 gift card to AMAZON! I just love Amazon and their two day delivery. I'm not going to lie....I spend WAY too much time making classroom wishlists on there.

Prize: $50.00

Entry: Use the Rafflecopter below to enter! The giveaway begins on October 15, 2016 and ends on October 21st.

Co-Hosts: A special thank you to The Chocolate Teacher, Kerry Antilla, Momma With a Teaching Mission, Samson's Shoppe, Ms. K Math, Third Grade Giggles, Planet Happy Smiles, and An Apple for the Teacher for co-hosting this giveaway! Be sure to check out their TPT stores!

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Saturday, October 8, 2016

1,000 Followers Giveaway Week 2: $50 Five Below Gift Card Giveaway


Happy Fall Break to me!!! I am in Asheville and loving it! I am continuing celebrating 1,000 TPT Followers this week and for the rest of the month!!! This week I have put one of my most popular intervention resources, Phoneme Segmentation Essentials: Intervention and Small Group Resources, is on sale for 50% off....just $3.50! Woot!!!

Additionally, some of my teacher friends have joined me in giving away a $50.00 gift card to FIVE BELOW! If you haven't shopped at Five Below, you are missing out! So many amazing items for teachers to use in the classroom.

Prize: $50.00

Entry: Use the Rafflecopter below to enter! The giveaway ends on October 7, 2016. The winner will be contacted October 14th.

Co-Hosts: A special thank you to The Chocolate Teacher, Kerry Antilla, Momma With a Teaching Mission, and TeachMagicallyfor co-hosting this giveaway! Be sure to check out their TPT stores!

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Saturday, October 1, 2016

1,000 Followers Celebration: Week One Giveaways


Y'all! I cannot believe that I have been on this Teachers Pay Teachers journey for almost THREE years. Where has the time gone? I am so excited to announce that A Library and Garden has reached over 1,000 TPT Followers. I feel extremely blessed and I'm so THANKFUL to all of you for the support, love, and collaboration. Being a teacher is truly such a special profession like no other.

To say THANK YOU, I want to celebrate with giveaways all month long! An Octoberfest of sorts! Each week I will have one special item listed at 50% off in my store AND will be doing a gift card giveaway. This week one of the most popular items in my store, Sight Word Fluency Essentials #1: Intervention and Small Group Resources, is on sale for just 5 BUCKS! Woot!!!

Additionally, some of my teacher friends have joined me in giving away a $50.00 gift card to TARGET! Can you just imagine all of the Halloween and Thanksgiving swag you could buy from the $1 bins!!?? Check out the giveaway details below! And be sure to check back here next week for the next giveaway!

Prize: $50.00

Entry: Use the Rafflecopter below to enter! The giveaway ends on October 7, 2016. The winner will be contacted October 8th.

Co-Hosts: A special thank you to The Chocolate Teacher, Teaching Autism, Ms. K Math, Kerry Antilla, Planet Happy Smiles, Momma With a Teaching Mission, Mrs. Irvins Toolbox, and Tried and True Teaching Tools for co-hosting this giveaway! Be sure to check out their TPT stores!


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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

First Full Week of Kinder & Really Good Stuff Giveaway!

Y'all, I forget how exhausting the first full week of kindergarten is until it rolls around again. Awesome and so much fun, but I am in serious need of a nap at around 4:00 p.m. Funny enough, I was telling anyone who would listen how I wish that there could be two of me this week and then THIS popped up in my memories on Facebook and gave me a little laugh. It was a nice reminder that this is the back to school normal.


One thing that I am soooooo excited about and can't wait to share soon is my implementation of flexible seating. In kindergarten. I'm a little bit nervous, but I'm so excited. I probably will not start phasing it in until mid-September. I have just purchased a few seating options and am buying some wiggly seats next week. I feel like my classroom is getting quite the makeover. I also bought some new gray bins from Really Good Stuff to help organize students' materials. I will have some pictures up of my classroom shortly.

Speaking of Really Good Stuff, it's giveaway time! I could seriously spend all of my classroom money on this website. I have a wish list a mile long! I teamed up with Kelly Malloy from An Apple for the Teacher and some other amazing teachers to giveaway a $50 gift certificate to Really Good Stuff!!! Check out all of the details below and enter to win!


GIVEAWAY DETAILS:


Prize: $50 Gift Certificate from Really Good Stuff


Giveaway Organized by: Kelly Malloy (An Apple for the Teacher),


Co-hosts: An Apple for the Teacher, The Literacy Garden, The Chocolate Teacher, Third Grade Giggles, A Library and A Garden,

English Oh My, Traci Bender - The Bender Bunch, It's a Teacher Thing, and Jackie Crews.


Rules: Use the Rafflecopter to enter. Giveaway ends 8/24/16 and is open worldwide.


Are you a Teacher Blogger or Teachers pay Teachers seller who wants to participate in giveaways like these to grow your store and social media? Click here to find out how you can join our totally awesome group of bloggers!

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Good Luck!

XOXO

Erin

Saturday, August 6, 2016

$100 TPT Gift Card Giveaway


Join our Early Childhood Friends Instagram hop for a chance to win a $100 gift card to TPT with Miss Jenny's ELL Resources, Mamavonteacher, Pocketful of Centers, Katie Byrd, Linda's Learning Loot, and Kerry Antilla. Just follow each of us, like each post and comment "I'm in" on all 7 Instagram pages in the loop for a chance to win. Contest ends on Sunday August 7th at 10:00pm EST. Just follow me (A Library and Garden) on Instagram to enter.

Click here to join.

Best of luck!

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Back-to-School Thirty-One Teacher Bag Giveaway

I can't believe that I start back to school on Monday!!! How this summer has flown by! Time to start thinking about all of the things that I need to do in my classroom....and what to carry ALL of the things in! I have the cutest Thirty-One Bag that one of my students gave me as a gift a few years ago that I carry a majority of the time, but I may need to upgrade to something a little bit bigger this year.

I teamed up with some other amazing teacher-bloggers to give away a new Thirty-One pretty pink teacher bag! How cute is it!???


GIVEAWAY DETAILS:


Prize: Thirty-One Teacher's Bag

Giveaway Organized by: Kelly Malloy (An Apple for the Teacher),

Co-Hosts: An Apple for the Teacher, The Chocolate Teacher, Simone's Math Resources, Kovescence of the Mind, A Plus Kids, Miss Johnston's Journey, A Library and Garden, and Debora Marines TeachMagically.

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter to enter. Giveaway ends 8/4/16 and is open only in the US.

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Are you a Teacher Blogger or Teachers pay Teachers seller who wants to participate in giveaways like these to grow your store and social media? Click here to find out how you can join our totally awesome group of bloggers!

So what are you carrying on your shoulder this fall?
 
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