Sunday, January 30, 2011

My Very First Giveaway!

As promised, here are the details on my first giveaway for my fabulous followers!
This giveaway is for a $25 gift card for CSN that can be put towards any purchase from their 200+ stores!  CSN Stores has over 200 online stores where you can find everything from modern office furniture to chic lighting to great items for your classroom!  
For multiple chances to enter, you can post a separate entry for each of these:
1. Follow my site.
2. Tell what item(s) you would like to use the gift card for.
3. The job search for next year will be starting in a few short months.  For entry #3, I would love to hear any tips/suggestions you have for landing my dream job!

This contest will end on Friday, February 4 at 9 pm.  The winner will be chosen using a random number generator.

Good luck!

47 comments:

Mrs. Nielson said...

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win your giftcard!
1. I already follow your site-LOVE it!
2. I would use this gift card for a rug I am wanting in my classroom for my theme!
3. BE YOURSELF!

Heidi Samuelson said...

What a cool first give away.
I follow your blog.
It's fab!
Thanks!

Kinderpond said...

I so love your blog and it is on my blog roll :)

Jennifer

Kinderpond said...

I think I would love this:
http://www.csnstores.com/Designer-Sleeves-DS-FROG-DGN1003.html
a frog cover for my laptop.

Jennifer

Kinderpond said...

Job tip: Make sure you check out any website the district or more importanltly, the school has and ask specific questions based on what you have seen from it.

Jennifer

Ms. Durning said...

Follow :)
I don't know, so much good stuff!
Be yourself and have a portfolio full of great examples!

Hadar said...

I'm already a follower! I love your blog :) Job tips: be open to teach anything!! right now, that seems like the only way to get in! and once you get your foot in the door, then you can start figuring out how to get the job you really want...good luck!!

Hadar said...

Whoops, I did both entries in one!

Ms. Durning said...

oh it said separate..
okay, number 2 would be ANYTHING!! I have no budget! AHHH.

Ms. Durning said...

And number 3,
of course be yourself, but unfortunately it really does seem like it's all about who you know!! AHH

Katie said...

#1. DONE AND DONE :)

Katie said...

#2. I am a classroom shopaholic, can't help it. I would probably look for something organizational or something poetry related, since that is what I'm obsessed with right now.

Mrs. Daniels First Grade said...

I am already a follower.
I would love to have just about anything for my classroom.
I would say to have a good portfolio of stuff you have done.

Katie said...

#3. Be yourself and do your research! Look into the programs your potential district might use, so you can know a little about their style of teaching and what kind of standards are addressed at that grade level. :) Good luck!!

Domestic Diva said...

I follow on gfc

lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

Domestic Diva said...

I want this blanket:
http://www.csnstores.com/Daniadown-65825TH-DWD1489.html

lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

Domestic Diva said...

My advice: use the interview as a chance to interview the company, so see if it's a good chance for you (it needs to work well for both sides).

lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

Kinderglynn said...

I would of course look for things for my classroom. My advice is to always be yourself and ask to meet the people you will be working with. Make sure it is a good match for you and a place that you can be happy at. Good Luck
Donna
kinderglynnblogspot.com

Ms. Morgart said...

1. I am a follower.
2. I am going to have a monster theme in my room next year so would love to have http://www.csnstores.com/CD-144200-GDZ3508.html or http://www.csnstores.com/Teachers-Friend-TF-8413-GKT1353.html
3. Job tip- always be confident about what you say and do :)

Jennie O. said...

This is easy - #1 - I already follow your BLOG.

Jennie O. said...

#2 - I would use the gift card towards a Seahawks rug for my classroom.

Jennie O. said...

#3 - Just be yourself and show confidence. You'll be great!

Ladybug Teacher said...

#1 I follow your blog and I'm so happy I do...you have fantastic printables, girl!

~*~Ash~*~ said...

1. I'm a follower! :)
2. I would get a lamp to cozy up our reading area.
3. Make a scrapbook-type portfolio. Include pictures (from practicum experiences, student teaching, and volunteering) of you DOING the things that you are going to talk about in interview. To find a job, go to the websites of all the school districts in your area. Be diligent about emailing principals nice resumes/letters of intent and following up with calls. Stay optimistic!!!! When I started my job hunt, I went to a career fair that advertised "150 open teacher positions" and when I got there, not only were there about 1 zillion other candidates, but NOONE was hiring!!! I kept applying and ended up with a fantastic job. Hang in there and you will be sure to find something amazing!
Best of luck!
http://teachinghappilyeverafter.blogspot.com/

Ladybug Teacher said...

#2 I would buy something for my classroom for sure...there are so many choices! I'm sure it would be something for writer's workshop or headphones for our listening center.

Ladybug Teacher said...

#3 When this job for an ELL position opened up I KNEW it was the job for me...it was my dream job! I had already been on a bunch of interviews, to no avail. There was no way I was going to let this one go. I walked in thinking "this is my job, the one I always wanted".

So, I would say the most important thing is confidence. To walk into an interview and believe the job will be yours and that you can do the job to the best of your ability. I think this will show in your interview. And I am not a good interviewee!! Best of luck to you! :)

Teacher Gone Digital said...

#1 What a great give-away! I follow your blog.
http://teachergonedigital.blogspot.com/

Teacher Gone Digital said...

#2 I would buy organizational items for my classroom

Teacher Gone Digital said...

#3 As many previous posters have said, have confidence in yourself. Also, take the time to do a little research on the school district you are interviewing in and be ready to ask them some questions. Good luck!

Renee S. said...

I follow your blog--I can always find something for my classroom & extra $$$$ are always great!

Renee S. said...

I would love to purchase a long reach stapler to make class books with my students

Renee S. said...

#3--prepare yourself mentally and take charge of the job hunt! Have self confidence and a great resume and portfilio.

Mandy's Memories said...

I already follow you!

Mandy's Memories said...

I would like to purchase some new literacy station and containers to store manipulatives in.

Mandy's Memories said...

Girl, just be yourself and be honest. Pray about it and leave it in God's hands :)
Good Luck!

t. ulch said...

I follow your site! Thanks for the great ideas!

t. ulch said...

If I won I would purchase a rug for my classroom!

t. ulch said...

Don't be afraid to try something new, have confidence in yourself, and let them know how good you are!

Mrs. Wheeler said...

I love your blog! I am now a follower! I would choose:
-Photo cardholder with magnets to put students's photos in
-Classic storage boxes for school supplies
-File hoders for resource books!

Megan
Mrs. Wheeler's Tidbits

Nikki said...

I am now a follower and I love your adorable activities!!

cassandra said...

Ok...I am now a follower.

Someone suggested this to me right before I did my interview for the job that I got and still have...even through lay-offs.
I made a list of the top ten reasons to hire (your name goes here). I listed a trait, etc. and then gave rationale. It was sort of hard to do. Then I created a folder (i already had a portfolio), but i made enough folders for everyone that would be at the interview. It had another copy of my resume, my top ten list, a sample lesson, a sample newsletter that I wrote, my favorite letter of recommendation...and I can't think of what else off of the top of my head. The interview committee told me they really liked that they each had something to look at and not just having to pass my portfolio around and I let them each keep it when i left, that way they didn't forget about me. I also copied each item on a different color, so i could say if you look at the green page this has my..... on it. Hope this helps. I know a lot of people do digital things, but i like to leave something concrete with the interviewer.

Erika Uggen said...

I just started following your blog. Technology and "community" are huge buzz words in my district at the moment. I'd show them what you've created and how you are sharing with a global community of teachers. You are sure to land a job!

Katie Henry said...

1) I am a follower :-)
2) I am a first year teacher. I would put the giftcard toward plastic Guided Reading slotted tubs. Right now I use cardboard boxes to separate reading group materials.
3) Best Advice: Be Yourself.

stephaniekelly03 said...

I am a follower:)

Liz said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a follower!

eemoody77 at gmail dot com

Liz said...

I would love to get a new laptop bag for my husband!

eemoody77 at gmail dot com

Liz said...

Have as many people as possible vet your resumes and cover letters, and do lots of preparation for each interview you get--it really pays off!

eemoody77 at gmail dot com

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