An "Oh So Random" $20 Giveaway!

September 8, 2012
I am beyond thrilled to announce that my blog makeover is finally complete. It's definitely been a long road (I blame my

Two weeks after my last makeover (I know, I know) I came across The Bubbly Blonde's new design and it was love at first sight. I knew I had to work with the wonderful person behind her design. Before that, I spent countless hours scouring the web for blog designers. 

Each time I found a designer I liked, they either had a mile long wait list, or the price was just way out of my price range- some costing as much as $300! YIKES!!!  Teri was perfect. Each time there was something I didn't like she was very quick to change it. She is very patient, very kind, and very affordable. She is also a teacher! How cool is that?

We must have sent 50+ emails back and forth.
I highly recommend you hop on over to her blog and check her out ;-) 

Ok. Enough of my ramblings- so in celebration of this very long road coming to an end. I'd like to throw a fun giveaway.

You don't have to blog about this giveaway, follow my blog, my pinterest boards, or my fb page (though I would love if you do...hahaha). 

All you have to do is tell me ONE random thing about yourself, your job, or your family. Anything. 

Some ideas are; what grade you teach, how many students you have, what state/ country you teach in, how long you've been teaching, what your favorite children's book or professional development book is, your favorite subject to teach, a funny story, something crazy your students have said, or something on your bucket list. 

Tell me ANYTHING. Just have fun with it!! One comment only per person. Additional comments will be deleted.

 **Please make sure to leave an email in your comment** 

& because this giveaway is 'oh so random- so are the! 

You get to choose your prize. 
A $20 limit anywhere- anywhere of course, that allows me to purchase a gift card for you online. 
(note: no items will be mailed)

Teacher's Pay Teachers, Teacher's Notebook, Scrappin' Doodles, KPM Doodles, DJ Inkers, Target, Walmart, Amazon, etc. 

I will announce the winner by random generator on
September 17, 2012. 

You decide. How exciting! How Random! :) 

ENJOY & Good Luck!  

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  1. I teach Kindergarten. I currently have 23 littles, the 24th one is on his way. However, we were just told yesterday that we are getting a new unit so I should go down to at least 20. That will be so much better as the poor little ones seem to be on top of each other in my small classroom.

    Congrats on the new makeover.

  2. Your new blog design is just beautiful. Have fun with it!

    Here's my random comment...I absolutely LOVE yorkshire terriers. I have two little yorkies, Buddy and Max and would love to have a ton more. They are the best to come home to after a long day at school. Nothing lowers your BP better than some little yorkie kisses.

    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

  3. I met my husband when I was student teaching. We have been married 12 years!

  4. On my honeymoon I swam with dolphins and have a picture of one kissing me on the cheek! It was awesome!

  5. Hi, my name is Dawn Corino. I teach kindergarten in New Jersey. I have 17 kiddos this year! love your new blog design ;)

  6. Hi, I'm Laure from MD and I have 16 students in my class this year. I'm a triplet and it always confuses my little ones when I try to explain what that means.

  7. I'm a kindergarten teacher and I just got a blog makeover too!


  8. I am teaching K for just this year...I have 17 kiddos in Alabama =)
    Love your blog makeover!!
    First Grade Blue SKies

  9. Oh my...I absolutely love your new blog design!

    I teach 4th grade and on Monday I will be getting a new student bringing my class list up to 22. My students are wonderful and we all had a fabulous first week of school this week.

    Fourth Grade Garden

  10. I am teaching second grade this year and loving it! Thanks so much for your random giveaway! :)

    jennkeys @ gmail . com

  11. My random fact is I can touch my tongue to my nose :) my firsties love that random fact when I share it at the beginning of the year!


  12. This summer I ran not one but TWO relay races totalling 30 miles. If I can do that, I can do anything!


  13. Your blog is adorable! Love the new look!! I would love to win so I could get some books off my wish list at Amazon!!

  14. I'm a K teacher in VA...I have 28 little ones right now (we have our fingers crossed for another teacher!!). I saw another comment from someone who met their husband student teaching--I did too! I love the colors of the new blog!


  15. I teach Kindergarten. I have 27 little ones right now. My husband and I had our first son in January. I am a totally country girl. We raise horses and pigs. :)

  16. Fun giveaway. I just started a diet today called the DUKAN diet. I'm excited. That's my random fact.

  17. This reminds me of my girls and their forever comment: Mom, that's so random! My random fact is that I have been sitting on my computer since 9 am, it is now 1 pm... AND I have not done anything except blog hop, buy stuff online, download everything I find, and so many other mind sucking things. I have not done anything that I set out to do like my work for the state (which is due like yesterday, reviewing items that I promised to review, clean this house, or even see if my family is still alive.

    That's me in a nutshell!

  18. I'm enjoying reading all the random facts from bloggers. Mine is that I've been white water river rafting.

    Yearn to Learn Blog

  19. Love this random giveaway - so different! random fact is that I learned to surf this summer in Hawaii {which knocked 2 things off my bucket list!}

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  20. Randomness :)
    20 littles at school, room for 2 more before we hit the limit.

    2 littles at home and 1 hubby that totally lets me do the "teachy" stuff and takes care of everything else especially at the beginning of school. LOVE him!

    epolston at rowland dot k12 dot ca dot us
    Mrs. Polston's Kindergarten

  21. I teach Kindergarten in NC. A neat thing when I taught first grade 2 years ago is that one of my students was in a movie that year. While filming in Hollywood, he bought me this Hollywood star teacher thingy. It was so sweet; it is on my nametag lanyard so I get to think of him every single day!

    Great giveaway! I love reading things about people...

  22. I love your new look! After blog stalking for almost a year, I have decided that I am going to create my own blog and will HOPEFULLY have it up and running by December!!

    Stacey White

  23. I have 22 firsties in New Jersey! Fun giveaway!
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  24. Random fact: my friend and I almost fell done a cave/hole/ cavern while white water rafting for the first time. They took us on a hard course even though we were beginners.

    Khzwolinski at gmail

  25. Okay, a random comment. . . When I was attending a "Year in Europe" study program through my college many years ago, I ran into an old high school friend on the streets in Rome!

  26. I teach first grade in Milan, Mo, but I live in Seymour, IA. I have been teaching 4 years already!!! Both of my kids are in school this year and I do not have either one in my class, YEAH!! I have been my daughter's preschool, kindergarten, and first grade teacher. I think I earned a break!


  27. I started taking ballet classes about 5 years ago... It has brought so much into my life and helped me be a better teacher to the little ones who don't get it on the first try! Fun fact- after all my ballet teachers have taught me- I was able to teach their children how to read before they started school :) :)

  28. I teach k-2 Reading. (only reading to over 60 children). I have a new "haveapoo" whose name is Max, and I can't believe my son will be 14 tomorrow!!!!

  29. Random: Did you know the California Capital Airshow is today? We've been watching from our front yard! It's bee a great learning experience for my two girls (and me too!)! :)

  30. I teach first grade (27 years) and have 20 kiddos this year ~


  31. Congratulations on you new blog! My random fact is I have an adorable long haired dachshund named Megan.

  32. One thing on my bucket list- to drive from NC (where I live) to California.


  33. I like your new blog design! My random fact is that I got to student teach in England. I am from Ohio and it was a great experience, especially since my grandparents were born in England.

  34. I teach Full-Day Kindergarten with 13 students and a full-time assistant in a child care center.


  35. Congrats on your new layout! I love it! I teach 3rd grade to 21 amazing kiddos!

  36. I have been teaching 1st grade for almost 8 years now & LOVE it!! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  37. I have an almost 2 year old that HATES that mommy is back to school...... I've taught K for 9 years!
    Melissa Dills

  38. Thanks for the opportunity. I'm happy to be back but I am sooo tired. :)

  39. Your blog looks amazing! I love it!

    I teach K-3 Special Education in New Hampshire.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    A is for Apple B is for Blog

  40. I co-teach in a K-4 classroom in Kansas. We currently have 16 kids between all 5 grades.


  41. I'm a male kindergarten teacher and a new follower! I hope you'll visit my manly kindergarten blog!


  42. We have been in school 1 week and I have 30 kinders (so far!). I would love to have my own blog but not sure I would have the time to keep it up :(


  43. I love your blog look! Randomness...great way to learn about the people who read your blog! My randomness - I would rather watch an action movie than any other type of movie and my favorite actor is Jason Statham.

    Thinking Out Loud

  44. Love the new blog design!!

    I took my first plane ride when I was 12 and we flew to South Africa!

    Heather (

  45. This is my first full year teaching and I am teaching Kindergarten at the school where I first worked in the cafeteria and then as a Kindergarten TA. So happy to be back home. I have 18 little ones and that $20 will come in handy as I build my classroom library!

    You blog looks great!

  46. Random Facts...
    I teach first grade.
    I have 26 students.
    I love teaching.
    Sweet Times in First

  47. I just came on your blog and now I am the newest follower. I have to confess that I am addicted to kinder blogs and now I will be reading yours. I can't wait.
    I am no longer in a classroom so I have to read about others who are in the trenches. My new job is rolling out the common core!

  48. What a fantastic giveaway! Thanks for hosting! I am one of your newest followers and look forward to reading!


  49. Love all the randomness!

    I could totally survive on Tostitos and salsa for the rest of my life....LOVE THEM!!!

    Ms. Solano's Kindergarten

  50. My fave childrens book as a child was "Chrysanthemum" by Kevin Henkes.
    family74014 at gmail dot com

  51. I teach kindergarten in SC and LOVE it! Teaching is such a great calling and I am so excited to meet some other great kindergarten teachers like you!

    KinderKids Fun

  52. Just recently took our first vacation together. It was long overdue! We went to Florida and visited Dry Tortugas. Simpy breath taking!
    That has been crossed off my bucket list!
    sellcrystal2 at yahoo dot com

  53. Randomness.... Hmmm.... Well, I have a student who horrifies the rest of the teachers, but makes me laugh like a madwoman (at home in the safety of my comfy chair, of course). The first time I asked her what her name was, she squared her shoulders feet, placed her dainty hands on her hips, looked me square in the eye and said, "My name is Cissie Butthole Johnson" It was all I could do not to fall to the floor right there. Of course, I admonished her. "That is not a nice word." She is adamant, though, that is her name. The other two teachers that were near when she said that both gasped and I thought one of them was going to pass out from shock. Honestly, if you are going to be a teacher, you have to have harder skin than that. I have just found you blog and absolutely LOVE it!



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