Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Teacher Appreciation Jackpot!

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Did you know that next week is Teacher Appreciation Week, and that May 6th is sure to be your lucky day? I'm excited to announce the very first Teacher Appreciation Jackpot, an amazing "blog hop" event involving over 130 of the best and most popular bloggers!
We wanted to show our appreciation for you in a BIG way, so we've all agreed to give away one of our TeachersPayTeachers products for free on that day! Each free gift will be valued at between $3 and $8, so the total jackpot amount is estimated to be over $500!

First off, here is my typically paid product which is available FREE for tody only.
This is my token of appreciation for all of the hard work I know that you do. If you don't know about Pokey Pinning, visit this post that gives you an idea about it and tells about an invention one of my talented students came up with to make it easier when his hand muscles tired. Ingenious (I almost feel like I should pay him royalties, but, for now, he has access to all the pokey pin projects he needs!).

$5.00 FREE

Because so many bloggers are participating, this event will be divided into three grade level groups. Each of those smaller events is being coordinated by one blogger as shown below:
I can't share any more details just yet, but be sure to check back each day this week to see the events unfold! Scroll all the way down to see who is participating in this one-of-a-kind event! You will recognize MANY awesome bloggers and maybe meet up with a couple of new ones!

How about a giveaway on top of a giveaway?? Yes, please!
So, I have already chosen my product which will be free for the Jackpot.  Check out TeachersPayTeachers store (follow me while you are there!) and comment to let me know which item you think I have chosen (must comment by May5th, 2012) .  Anyone that gets it right and is a follower of my TpT store will not only get that product free, but also get to choose another product the same value or less.  Be sure to leave a specific guess, say you follow my TpT Store AND your email address to be eligible winner.  There is NO limit to how many people can win 2 free products on Sunday from me...anyone who guesses right WINS!

Thanks so much for all you do! We all appreciate your commitment to your students and your dedication as an educator.


  1. I can't wait:) Stop by my blog, I have a great post on discipline...

  2. You are wonderful for participating in this! I would love to have any of your popcorn words activities or your Pete the Cat activities.

  3. My class and I have just discovered Pete the Cat, so I would pick your PTC unit :-)

  4. Your Duck? Rabbit? product looks great. I love reading that story to my students. Also, any sight word activities...well I love everything I have gotten from you, so I know I will love the freebie you pick!!

    Kari :)

  5. I would love so many of your products. I would love these:Kindergarten 1st Grade Literacy Centers Ready to Go: Magazine Hunts,
    Kindergarten Stamping Centers Ready to Go Literacy Centers: Set 3 CVC, and the Differentiated Spring Math Puzzle Set. I could have picked so many items but these look awesome.


  6. I just love Pete the cat!! I would love for you to pick the Pete the Cat unit....

  7. Kindergarten Stamping Centers Bundle-Ready to Go for the Entire that the one? I think that would be a great center to give away!! I follow you on facebook and TPT


  8. I think it's Pete the Cat Meets the Groovy, Common Core Standards in Math! I follow you on TpT and Facebook. Thanks!!!!


  9. What fun to make it into a contest! I'm guessing that you've already chosen your "Popcorn Word Pokey Pin 29 Weeks of Center" to be your give-away item. I'm a follower of both your blog & TPT store.

  10. I would like to see Pete the Cat students love him!

  11. I think its the Kindergarten stamping center. I follow you on TPT.

  12. Pete the cat activity kit for pre-k through 2

    Thanks for your awesome blog!!

  13. I think it is Building words...popcorn words bundle. I follow you on tpt and your blog

  14. What a nice idea for Teacher Appreciation! I hope it's the Monkey Popcorn Word Fun Yearlong Unit! That looks awesome! I am a follower of your TpT Store. My email is Good Luck everyone! :))

  15. I'm guessing you have chosen popcorn word pokey pin center set. You are your products and have been following you for awhile on tpt. My email is

    Thanks for all your hard work!

  16. I'm thinking it is "Kindergarten Stamping Centers Ready to go Literacy Centers: Set 1" because that would be great to have to start out next year. If I'm wrong, that's okay because I plan to purchase the bundle during your awesome sale. Thanks for the freebie whatever it is. My email is and I follow your TPT store.

  17. I think it might be the end of the year portfolio since our years will soon be wrapping up! What better tool to have! Can't wait to see what it might be cause all your stuff is awesome!

  18. I hope your give away is super successful!
    I have another question for you: Have you used those Story Cubes in your classroom, and how did you use them? Sorry if I already missed your blog post on them. I get too busy to read so many blog posts it's sad!
    Heidi Butkus

  19. Yes, I have used them, Heidi! They are a "free choice" literacy center (once must dos are done). The children love them. The story cubes are great for oral language story telling, as well as sparking story ideas. My students will use them alone, in pairs taking turns adding to stories or even in small groups! It is a favored activity and so easy to set up and store! Thanks for stopping by!

  20. I love this set! My class is loving them too! :)
    Have a great week! :)
    Crayons and Curls

  21. What a great freebie! I actually had this in my cart to buy today so here's a HUGE thank you from me! Have a great Teacher Appreciation week!

    Peace, Love & Learning

  22. Thank you so much! Happy Teacher Week!

  23. How stinkin' fun!!! I know my kinder girl and pk boy will love these! thanks!
    Home School mama of 3!

  24. I can't wait to see how these work! Thanks so much for the freebie!

    Strive to Sparkle

  25. Thank you for the freebie!
    Tamera Wilson
    Stop by sometime!

  26. Many thanks for the great freebie today! We are really excited to have found your blog through the Teacher Jackpot. We're your newest followers. :)

    Christy & Tammy

  27. Cute blog! So glad I found it today :)


  28. Thanks so much for sharing your free item in the Jackpot!! Unfortunately, I missed signing up... but you can still pick up my free item HERE!
    Happy Teacher Week!
    Karen :o)
    Mrs. Stamp's Kindergarten

  29. Thanks for the freebie! I'm loving this blog hop-I'm finding so many great blogs! I appreciate you! :)

  30. Thank you for sharing. This is a great resource. Please stop by and grab some freebies at my blog through Thursday. I missed the blog hop sign up. Boo Hoo! But I am thankful to all of the wonderful bloggers like you for sharing your knowledge and ideas.
    Classroom Companion


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