Last weekend I was feelin' quite blessed! This little ole blog was started just over a year ago and I cannot believe that I have reached 1,000+ followers! I am so thankful for all of the friendships I have made through this blog! :)

To thank all of you I have asked some of my amazing friends to help me out with a giveaway!

I have lots of changes coming up next year and I am in a "mode" of trying to finish up this year with a bang...while simultaneously preparing for next year! Since that is what's going on in my life I thought I would throw a dual giveaway!
Every new beginning comes from another beginning's end
Thanks to KG Fonts and her husband, Mr. Magician, for the fonts and graphics!

To celebrate I have created an end of the year "survival kit" giveaway and a new year "starter kit." Both should help you either finish out the year or begin your new year. I will pick a winner for each so make sure you enter both giveaways - who knows... you could be lucky enough and win both!!

First up - the SURVIVAL KIT!
I have 11 school days left and I need all of these to help me and my kids get through these last few days! Summer fever has hit us here in Vegas and it is h-o-t and my kids are antsy! My friends donated some of my favorite units and I threw in a $25 Target gift card for fun! Maybe a new pair of summer sandals? A good book to read by the pool? Whatever you want!
What you can win:
Michelle's Dollar Store Superlatives - End of the year awards!
Kelley's Summer Countdown Survival Kit!
Rachelle's Out of this World - End of the Year activities
Reagan's Last Week of School activities
My Writing Through the Seasons {Summer}
$25 gift card to Target!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Next, the STARTER KIT!
I don't know about you.. but about 2 weeks into summer, my brain starts reeling. How will I set up my classroom?! What will I do those first few days?! Again, I got you covered! I asked some of the best to donate their packs and if you win, I promise you will be SET for those first couple weeks in school! As you can see, my amazing practicum student included a $50 credit to her store, Simply Cute as a Button so you can get some custom signs to decorate your room as well!!
What you can win:
Hadar's First Day of School Craftivity!
Amy's Beginning of the Year math lessons and activities!
Katie's Classroom Decor set!
Lyndsey's Friends in First Back to School pack!
My First Week Fun! activity pack
$50 credit to Simply Cute as a Button
a Rafflecopter giveaway

I am home in Massachusetts for the weekend to celebrate a friend's wedding and visit the family, so I will pick a winner Tuesday when I am home! Good luck to all and I hope you have a faaaaaantastic weekend! I know I will :)

Thank you all for following along my silly journey through life! I am very appreciative!


  1. Congratulations on 1000 followers! Wow!

  2. Susan,
    I am so excited for you!
    Congratulations on a huge milestone!
    Enjoy the wedding!

  3. Hi Susan! Great giveaway! Congrats on 1000!

    Science for Kids Blog

  4. What a fun giveaway! I feel the same way at the end of the year, pulled in two different directions. Especially this year because we only have 1 and half days to pack up our rooms for summer! YIKES!

    The Applicious Teacher

  5. Great giveaway! I entered as "Mary Happymommy" but my GFC name for following the blogs is Mami2jcn. Thank you!

  6. WOW! Congrats! wendy 1stgradefireworks@gmail.com 1stgradefireworks

  7. Hey chickarooni - love ya to pieces and love this giveaway. So happy for your journey and your 1000 PLUS followers. Thanks for being such a dear bloggy friend to me!


    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  8. Congrats! You are amazing and I use your stuff daily!!!!!
    Amy Burton

  9. What a great idea for a giveaway! And congratulations on 1,000 followers...I'm not surprised! You're fabulous!

    Across the Hall in 2nd Grade

  10. Congratulations! As I pack up this years classroom I'm already thinking about what I will do next year. What I will do differently, what I need, what didn't work this year. No 2 week brain break here. I'll have to work on my summer vacation brain :-)

  11. Congrats!! What a fun giveaway to celebrate!
    Karen :o)
    Mrs. Stamp's Kindergarten

  12. Congrats. What a wonderful giveaway! Thanks. Melissa536@aol.com

  13. Wow 1000 followers in a year! You are an inspiration :)

    Have a great weekend and congratulations!
    Three Cheers for First Grade!

  14. LOVE this giveaway and I love you!!!!!!

  15. Congrats on your 1000 followers!

  16. LOVE this amazing giveaway! WOW 1000 followers?!?! I am in awe of your amazingness :) I hope to one day grow my blog to be as amazing as yours! Thanks for being an inspiration and a great teacher with great advice! :)


  17. Congratulations on 1000 followers! What a wonderful accomplishment!

    A is for Apple B is for Blog

  18. Congrats on 1000 followers! What an awesome milestone to make!

    For the Love of First Grade


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