One year ago, on December 16, I logged onto my computer, signed up on blogspot, and began writing down the different ideas and activities that were going on in my room. My intention was simply to share the things that I was doing with others because I thought a few people might like to read about it. Little did I know how much this year would mean to me.
In one year I have made new friends to bounce ideas off of and learn new techniques from. Some of these people (and you know who you are ;) ) have become true friends, even though we have never met.
In one year I have been welcomed into a community of other bloggers, which is endlessly supportive and fabulous.
In one year I have gained a new set of teaching "tools" with which to draw from in my lessons.
In one year I have come to depend upon you, my readers, for support and a "shoulder".
In one year I have streamlined my instruction, making better choices, heading in new directions, trying things out, and taking risks.
In one year I have become a better teacher.
So as a THANK YOU to you, my readers, and to celebrate my one year
blogiversary, I have decided to give you the gift. I am giving away
gift bags of everything in my store. There will be a Math Gift, a
Reading Gift, and a Writing Gift. Just enter the rafflecopter below for
the Gift Bag (or two or three) you would like. That is it! I will
pick a winner from each on December 16th.
And, as a parting favor at my birthday celebration, everyone who is a
follower of mine will get a "Favor Bag" of a sample of the Reading
Response Mats and Greek/Latin Root Word Memory Game. All you need to do
is leave a comment below, with your email address (and be sure to be a
follower, because anonymous sharing is turned off!) I wouldn't be mad
if you told me one thing you have done after reading my blog ;)