Bunting and a 500 Follower Giveaway!!

Today was supposed to be a writing post, but two exciting things happened to bump that to tomorrow...I promise you will have a writing post tomorrow.  I'll even share one of my all-time favorite writing projects with you!  Come back so you don't miss it!

I was super excited to have completed several projects for Monday Made It this week, but one of them was not quite finished yesterday morning when I posted.  So, I just had to squeeze it in here to share with you!  I have a corner classroom which means 2 full walls of windows along the top of my classroom.  For my Hollywood-Theme I had red draped curtains with gold stars.
 
I loved them!  Especially because they were a "NO SEW" project.  I just purchased red fabric, hot glued it up there (yes, without hemming it!), and draped it on my hooks (3M hooks spray painted gold with gold stars attached to the front).  

I knew these curtains were not going to match my new Monster Theme but I did NOT want to make new ones...and without draping, I would probably have to sew (at least hem).  UGH!  

Then, I saw these adorable buntings popping up everywhere {lightbulb moment!}  I would create a bunting using my main classroom colors - red and turquoise!  So, I went to Hobby Lobby {shocker!} and found red canvas, turquoise canvas, polka dot canvas, red striped cotton, and a turquoise swirly cotton.  I also purchased a foam pennant which I would use as my guide!  After measuring my windows and cutting out enough pennants to stretch across the area, I was set!

Or, was I?  How would I attach these to the windows?  At first, I thought of ribbon...but that would get expensive.  My husband pushed me toward rope, but that wasn't really my style.

Enter - DUCT TAPE!!  I figured it would give me the same look as red ribbon (from a distance), but it would be super cheap and VERY EASY to attach to the wall.
Excuse the mess of a million projects going on in there!
This shows that you can see through to the light fabric a bit, but it's not that noticeable from a distance.  If it really ends up bothering me, I'll just add another layer of tape. :)
So that's what I did - my NO SEW, NO GLUE bunting!  Easy peasy and super cute! (At least, I think so!)  *Tip: I worked in sections of 3 pennants.*
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Now, for my 500 Follower Giveaway!! THANK YOU to each and every one of you for being a follower and sharing your ideas and comments with me.  I know that this school year is going to be enriched because of each and every one of you!

To celebrate 500 Followers...I'm giving away a....
$50 Giftcard to Amazon
Who can't use that?  Books for the classroom, ebooks for your Kindle, Music CDs, items for your home...hey, I've even purchased shampoo from Amazon before (don't ask)!  You can shop without even leaving your computer chair! :)

If I had that giftcard here's what I'd buy...
Music CDs recommended from the TURN THE MUSIC UP LINKY PARTY,
a microphone for my classroom, 
and a straw pencil dispenser

But, that's not it!  There will be five winners in all.  The four runners-up will each receive
$5 of resources from Teacher's Clubhouse or Lightbulb Minds
What are you waiting for?  Enter below!  
 

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210 comments

  1. I would probably buy some books or a gift for my fiance (his birthday is coming up!)

    It is so dangerous how Amazon has the option to save your information so there is a one click shop button.. ahh! They know how to get me!

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  2. If I had the $50 gift card I would use it to put towards a new inkjet color printer or put it towards my baby fund :)

    Heidi
    My (Not So) Elementary Life

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  3. Your banner turned out AWESOME. I love the look with the duck tape. That stuff sure does come in handy :)

    Heidi
    My (Not So) Elementary Life

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  4. Oh my goodness... I have no idea what I would buy on Amazon! If it absolutely came down to me having to choose RIGHT NOW, I would purchase a few professional development books, school supplies, and some books for my classroom! Happy 500 followers!

    Sara
    Miss V's Busy Bees

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  5. Congratulations on 500 followers!!! I would probably spend the Amazon $ on classroom books & books for my Kindle Fire! :)
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  6. I would buy books for my classroom!
    kwelnicke@hotmail.com

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  7. I would definitely purchase more laminating film (I go through it like crazy), more business cards (I use them for rewards), and super cute Oz-themed paper-clips I found to use as bookmarks! I'm boring, what can I say?

    Sarah
    There's No Place Like Second Grade

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  8. Love, Love, Love your room. I am so envious of all of the teachers out there who are free to make their rooms warm and cozy and inviting. The district I work in got into a bit of a power struggle with the fire marshalls several years ago and now we are extremely limited with what we can put in our rooms. I'm actually surprised they let us put kid in there....LOL

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  9. Your bunting turned out so cute :) Thanks for having another giveaway and congrats on 500 followers. That is so exciting! If I win, I would use the gift card for new books for my classroom and school supplies.
    Kelly
    kellydeannab@hotmail.com

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  10. I would buy some books some decorations for my room, and probably some books for myself to read on my Kindle :)

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  11. Of course I'd spend the money on books. I can't get enough for my classroom.

    Denise
    Yearn to Learn Blog

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  12. I love your bunting! Great idea with the duct tape! If I got the amazon gift card, I would use it to buy: my teacher toolbox, the book whisperer, and other books for my kindle!
    Allie
    The-gypsy-teacher.blogspot.com

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  13. Your bunting is precious. I want to do mine. I would use the giftcard to buy more books. I just love children's books.

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  14. Love the buntings! They came out absolutely precious! $50 to spend at AMAZON would be awesome ~ I've been eyeing up some books that need purchasing.

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  15. Congrats on getting so many followers in just 5 weeks! How exciting. I love your bunting flags- how easy they are to make and not to mention how good looking they are!

    If I won the Amazon gift card, I would spend it on more books for my classroom library.
    Layla

    Fancy Free in Fourth

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  16. I would use the $50 to buy more books for my classroom library ! Thanks for the giveaway : )

    Lindsey - lmburto@gmail.com
    http://phillipsecondgradestories.blogspot.com/

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  17. I have a wishlist full of books I would love to buy on Amazon! I think your classroom looks awesome!!
    Amy
    The Resource(ful) Room

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  18. Your bunting turned out great and I'm all for no sewing! I love your monster theme and your canvases look super cute up there.

    Heather
    room 4 imagination

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  19. Oops I just noticed the note about how I would spend $50. For me that is a no brained - books. I'm an amazon book junkie. I probably have several hundred dollars on my wish list right now and more in my carts waiting list

    Heather
    room 4 imagination

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  20. I love the ideas that you have in your classroom... This will be my first year teaching a regular grade 2nd. I have taught Special Ed for the past two years and am making the switch over... I would use the $50 gift card to get different classroom supplies that I need, probably different books for my kiddos to read!! I love Books!!

    Please come on over and check out my blog http://ofishallylearning.blogspot.com/

    ~Michaela~

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  21. I would use it to buy my 18 month old a new car seat for Dadddy's car! It is much needed!!

    Andrea
    Reading Toward the Stars

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  22. Love the bunting and the use of duck tape. I might have to try that once I can get in my room!!!

    Jessica
    Fabulous and Fun 4th Graders

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  23. Oh and I would use the gift card to buy more books!!!

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  24. I moved to a new grade this year and I NEEEEEED books for my library! I also need supplies. Wow...as I sit here I realize I need A LOT! :o)
    BTW - I love your bright blog! The content rocks! :o)

    Jennifer
    jennkeys @ gmail . com

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  25. I would probably use it to buy books and I'm not quite sure what else!

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  26. Your room looks so good! I like no sew projects!
    Amy
    Where Seconds Count

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  27. Wow! 500 followers already! That's incredible! I love shopping at Amazon! I think I would use the money to buy some more non-fiction titles for my classroom library. When organizing my books for the move I noticed it's a bit lacking. Plus the bunting looks incredible, maybe I will have to try that in my classroom.
    Amanda
    Adventures in Primary Education

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  28. Congrats on so many followers! I would use the gift card to buy more exciting decorations for my classroom :)

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  29. I would spend my $50 gift card to buy BOOKS....big shocker? I love books and would love to add new books to my title one classroom. I would also buy music to incorporate into the classroom....love the whole brain teaching concept.
    Debbie
    mccld032@aol.com

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  30. Books, Books and more Books

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  31. Books, books, and more books!
    Barb
    msualum99@juno.com

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  32. Spending $50 dollars on Amazon would not be hard! I could buy some picture books to use as mentor texts and maybe some zebra print decorations for the classroom.
    Ruthanne rarace81@gmail.com

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  33. I would buy books for my classroom and that are at the correct reading level.

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  34. I would buy so many books on my wish list! Bgreat giveaway!

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  35. I love the bunting and I am so copying the idea! Your monster theme is adorable! Amazon...books, more safety goggles (http://www.amazon.com/Safety-Glasses-Intruder-Multi-Color/dp/B002KA00KS/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1342561179&sr=8-5&keywords=safety+goggles+for+kids) in cool colors like these! :)

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  36. I would buy books for my classroom. I am a new follower and am happy I found you.

    Cindy
    cl14mentor@oh.rr.com

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  37. I have a wish list of books that is totally too long! I would definitely spend the money on books!

    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  38. Hmmm, I'd get some lime green faceless paper because none of he stores around here have rolls! I'd also grab a few schooly type CDs. All we listen to in class is Adele! Happy 500!
    Rachel

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  39. Your theme is adorable! And would it be bad if I won a $50 B&N card and used it all on Starbucks' lattes?

    I totally wouldn't {only half}, but the though crossed my mind!!

    Halle
    Across the Hall in 2nd

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  40. If I won, I would buy some new books for my students to read and enjoy!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  41. I could spend $50 on Amazon in a heartbeat! Printer ink, picture books, you name it!

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  42. I would buy more fun little phonics readers. I have the Batman and Spiderman series as well as Barbie and My Little Pony, but I need more fun titles to keep the kiddos "hooked."

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

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  43. Your classroom is darling! I love the monsters. Especially the ones on your bulletin board.
    ஐRikki
    The Hive

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  44. I never thought of using duct tape!! Brilliant!!!! :)

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  45. From Amazon...
    I would get some more laminating pouches for my laminator. My husband and I also really want to get a nockhockey board!!!

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  46. What wouldn't I buy from Amazon---I receive a box from there at least once a week :)

    I would probably buy some books that I now *need* thanks to the current linky party!

    sunburst541@gmail.com

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  47. How would I spend my money? Easy. BOOKS! I really should have stock in Amazon for the amount of money I spend there. The problem with books...they are always coming out with new ones. :) Congrats on 500 followers!! Love your blog!

    Amanda
    The Teaching Thief

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  48. Love reading all your ideas! I can't wait to read more about your writing instruction. :)

    I have awarded you TWO awards. :) You may have already gotten them before, but I want to give them to you anyway! Come over to my blog to check them out!

    Amanda
    Sweeties In Second

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  49. I love your room! It's so cute! I'm still trying to decide what theme to go with this year.

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  50. Oh my goodness! Your monster theme is absolutely adorable. It is so creative and original!

    The REAL Teachers of Orange County

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  52. Your room looks so cute. I would buy books to help teach the Common Core.

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  53. $50 to spend...hmm...I think I would buy books, books, and more books. Your room is looking adorable! Please share how you made the monsters on your bulletin board - they are too cute!

    ✞Heather
    Swinging Through Second Grade
    hdawntn@hotmail.com

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  54. LOVE the bunting - it turned out so cute! My 'For School' wishlist on Amazon is quite lengthy... $50 would purchase a lot of the books and manipulatives on that list!!! :)

    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    Cathy
    cathy@missversteeg.com
    www.missversteeg.com

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  55. Love the no sew pennant - what a great idea - and there are so many cute styles of duct tape out right now. I have a wish list at Amazon right now - over $150 - I'm Sure I could use the gift card!
    Congrats! Sara

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  56. Wow!! That's awesome!! If I had $50 to spend at Amazon, I THINK I would buy books! I desperately need to expand my library!! Congratulations on reaching 500 followers! It means you're doing a great job!!!

    Leslie
    Miss R's Room

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  57. Congrats on your 500 followers!!
    If I won, I would buy BOOKS, BOOKS, and MORE BOOKS!
    Peggy
    mrspaulson@gmail.com

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  58. I would be BOOKS! Love the monster theme!

    Diane
    adireland73@gmail.com

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  59. Definitely on books! You are so creative.

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  60. I would buy The Book Whisperer and more mentor texts for my personal narrative unit of study.

    Your room is so cute!

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  61. I love what you did with the pennants!! The fuzzy monsters on your bulletin board are ADORABLE!! I would purchase books and a straw/pencil dispenser with the Amazon gift card.

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  62. This is my first year teaching third grade, so I'd buy more books :)

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  63. Oh, a gift card to Amazon...what's a girl to do (or buy?)???? I would buy some books that have been on my wish list from all the blogs I have been reading! Congrats!!!
    rachaelrsterling@yahoo.com

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  64. I would use the $50 to buy a bean bag chair for my classroom:-) Do they even have those on Amazon?

    Deana
    firstgradechatter.blogspot.com

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  66. Books, books, books! Love your blog! Keep the great posts coming!

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  67. Books! For both me & my students. My boyfriend spilled the beans & told me I was getting a Kindle for my birthday this week, so I'll need to load it up! =)

    Meg
    Third Grade in the First State

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  68. I would get a place value pocket chart and a radio transmitter for my ipod.

    Ashley
    arclark2012@gmail.com

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  69. Eeek! What a sweet giveaway! I would use the $50 to buy the Words Their Way word sort books I've been wanting!!

    Kate
    EduKate and Inspire

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  70. What a great giveaway!! So much I could do with $50 to Amazon!

    Danielle
    dnll.nrown@gmail.com

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  71. Cute-cute-cute!!!!!
    Spending money would be super easy: games, books, and more!!!
    Congrats on 500 followers!!
    :D Angie

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  72. Ohhhhhh 50.00 at Amazon would be a blast! I would for sure get a pencil sharpener I've had my eye on that might fix the half sharpened pencil epidemic in my room. LOL The rest would be spent on wonderful decorations!!! Love this giveaway!
    aaparsons@hotmail.com
    Thank you! Andrea :)

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  74. Ok, trying again! LOL With $50 at Amazon, I think I would get some new books and maybe a new electric pencil sharpener...those things are pretty important in my classroom!

    I love your bunting...thanks for sharing it!

    Nichole
    Craft of Teaching
    craftofteaching@gmail.com

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  75. You have one cute classroom! Fun giveaway too!

    Learning With Susie Q

    susieqsclass@gmail.com

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  76. This is an easy answer! I would buy school supplies. And gas... because my school is a 45 minute drive away :(

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  77. Your room looks beautiful! I am moving schools, so now would be a good time to switch themes :) and great giveaway!!

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  78. I'd buy books for my class library!! Thanks for this awesome giveaway!!

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  79. I would love to get an accessory for my camera. I am looking for a cute bag.
    What an awesome giveaway! Congratulations!
    Love the room!
    ❀Beth Ann❀
    Taming My Flock of
    Firsties

    bakteach16@gmail.com

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  80. Your enthusiasm makes going back a little easier...
    Amazon - math professional development books

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  81. I'm thinkin' books, books and MORE books!! :o)

    Cindy
    ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

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  82. Wow!! What a great giveaway! I'd definitely buy some books for my class library and the CAFE book.... I keep putting off buying it.

    Katie
    Dirty Hands and Lesson Plans

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  83. If I won the $50 I would get a laminator and maybe some ink for my printer!
    heidihoang@live.com

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  84. I would buy books books and more books!

    www.mrshtheteachingblog.blogspot.com

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  85. So cute! I love no sew projects since I am not a good sewer at all!
    Just found your blog and I love it! Can't wait to see more!

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  86. I would spend the $50 probably to buy some new camera accessories because I love taking pictures of all my projects.

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  87. Books, books, books and more books!
    Tammy

    First Grade @ Storybook Cafe
    dtklinger@gmail.com

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  88. I follow on google connect as "anash"
    Thanks for this awesome giveaway
    anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  89. i wouyld get some new school clothes! Thanks for a super giveaway!

    My email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  90. Congrats on 500 followers! I love your blog and your duct tape idea. I think I'm going to have to borrow that one.

    Swimming into Second

    swimmingintosecond@att.net

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  91. Oops..I forgot to say what I would buy at Amazon. I think I would buy more books for my classroom. I'm obsessed with children's books.

    Swimming into Second

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  92. Well, as a mom and a teacher...my gift card would either go to my sons or my students! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  93. I would love to get more school stuff!! Maybe some 1'' binders for my organizational binders for the students!! :)
    Sandra
    Sweet Times in First
    sweettimesinfirst@gmail.com

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  94. I would buy books and more books!!!! You can never have enough!!!

    rene'
    A Passion For Primary

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  95. I just love your blog!! Love the pendants!!

    Sarah
    Kindergarten Korner

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  96. So I am new to your blog ... and the first post I read was the one about the story tees. And I am a school librarian. And they sound REALLY cute!
    So ... if I didn't spend it on books it would be on the iron-on transfer. Cause when you have 700 kids (of course not all the classes would participate but I can totally see that one being a "Hey, that class that was doing that cool thing? Can we?" type activity) Stuff. Adds. Up.
    I also love the buntings. I made one out of paint chips for my desk. I wish I would have seen the Pinterest one made out of book covers before our vendor stopped sending them. :/

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  97. With $50, I would buy some new chapter books for my classroom!

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  98. I would buy e-books for all my kiddos:)

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  99. I am starting my first year of teaching this fall! I am still in need of a bunch of books so I could definitely use the gift card!!

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  100. I'm starting my first year of teaching this fall! I could use this for lots of different things! :)

    Ashley
    Adventures of 5th Grade

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  101. I need a new iPhone case so I might spend the money on a good one!

    arcrow@sbcglobal.net

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  102. Congratulations on 500 followers! Your classroom looks fabulous. I would use the gift card to buy some of the great book recommendations teachers have been blogging about!! I am just approaching 100 followers...only 8 more!

    Christa
    sweetlifeofsecondgrade

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  103. I would DEFINITELY buy some books I have read about it during the picture book linky party. Maybe even a 50 shades of grey book for myself! :) I am still amazed at how quickly your blog grew- congrats! Cannot wait for a writing post tomorrow! :)

    Amanda
    redseventeen@gmail.com
    Reaching for the TOP!

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  104. Amanda-

    I love reading your blog! We met at the Fountas and Pinnell workshop, and you suggested for me to check it out, and I'm so glad I did! I check it everyday :) As far as the Amazon Gift Card....well can it be to Teacher's Clubhouse...haha! There is soooo much I want to purchase from your site! It's wonderful! I am a third year teacher, but it's my second year in the best grade...2nd! Amazon gift card would help me in many ways to help build my classroom library :) Teacher Clubhouse gift cards would be even better :) It would be a win win. Thank you for sharing all of your wonderful ideas!

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  105. Congrats on 500! I would use the $50 to buy more leveled non-ficition books for my classroom library!

    Kimberly
    The Learning Tree

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  106. I would buy all of the books (ok maybe not all but most) of the books that are on my wishlist! Congratulations on 500! Wow!

    Karyn
    Kideducator@comcast.net

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  107. Decisions, decisions....I think I would probably end up using it for some school clothes. I know that sounds selfish, but I have recently lost 40 pounds and we all know how expensive clothing is right? Hugs and congrats on your 500 followers. That is amazing!
    Laura
    TIPS: Teach, Inspire, and Prepare Students

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  108. I love the bunting!!! Bunting is so in and cute and I love that you brought it into your room! If I won the gift card I would buy a few things on my wishlist for my very first classroom!

    Ashley
    That's So Second Grade

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  109. I would buy some of the books on my Amazon wish list.
    lraines78@gmail.com

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  110. Oooo I LOVE Amazon! I am a first year teacher and I would have no trouble spending that $50. Books, classroom music, listening station headphones, math manipulatives... so many possibilities! Love your blog! You are giving this newbie so many great ideas!

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  111. I would buy classroom supplies! As a new teacher I feel like that is what I need most!

    teaching.joys@cox.net

    Teaching Joys

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  112. I spend so much money at Amazon- it is my favorite website! I would probably end up using it on Kindle books. 1-click ordering is just a little too easy! :)
    Congrats on 500 followers- that's wonderful!

    Erin
    First with Franklin

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  113. Spending $50 at Amazon...not a problem! I would probably add to my classroom library!

    Jackie

    Third Grade's A Charm

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  114. Your banners looks great! I would probably buy books for my Kindle.
    ~April
    The Idea Backpack
    ideabackpack@gmail.com

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  115. I'm always looking for more books to either read aloud or for the library. And lately I've really been into crafting, so maybe a fancy circle cutter or something haha

    Congrats on all the followers :)

    Anisa
    Creative Undertakings

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  116. Love what you have been working on in your room. The monsters are adorable!

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  117. Love the bunting! I made a small version using scrapbook paper for my desk.
    I would use the Amazon card to buy books...probably not the entire card's worth...but you never know!!

    spottedinsb@gmail.com

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  118. I would spend the $50 on classroom books! I have a few on my wishlist! Thanks for the opportunity!

    Laura
    Kinder Kraziness

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  119. Books and some new decor items for my classroom :)
    Congrats on 500 girlie!!


    ❤ -Stephanie
    Falling Into First

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  120. I already bought the "pencil" dispenser. My husband will probably kill me when he notices:) I would love to buy some new books though. As a teacher you can never have enough books!

    Melanie

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  121. Love your decorating ideas! Wish I could do more but my school has to deal with the whole fire code safety nonsense so it limits what and how much we can put on our walls!
    Diane
    schoolhousetreasures

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  122. You are so crafty! I love the Mon-Stars bulletin board! So cute! I hope I win! gingersnapstreats@gmail.com

    Ginger Snaps

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  123. Our school is giving each teacher a new iPad in August so I would definitely use the gift card to buy books and apps for my classroom! :) Congratulations on 500 followers!! That is awesome!! :)

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  124. I love your bunting! So cute! Thanks for the easy tips! :) I would buy lots of books for my classroom! :)
    Cheryl
    Crayons and Curls

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  125. I would spend the money on books or a laminator.

    Heather (heathernnance@yahoo.com)

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  126. I am almost embarrassed to admit that my wish list at Amazon is over 15 pages long. That gift card would sure come in handy!

    Krazy Town

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  127. I would buy books!

    Elizabeth L.
    liz_lovelace@yahoo.com
    The First Grade Jungle Room

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  128. This will be my first year teaching 2nd grade. The possibilities are endless:) !!

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  129. I would use the gift card to purchase some audio books for my new iPad....can't decide on which ones though....too many to choose from!!!!

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  130. Thanks for your awesome posts about writing workshop! I would spend the $50 on books for my classroom and a 3 inch scallop punch to make some cute basket labels!
    Aliren2000@aol.com

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  131. Congrats on 500! We are your newest followers! I would buy books...books...and more books. :-)
    Teaching Little Miracles

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  132. Your bunting is adorable....:) I am making one for my room too...if I don't run out of time! I just noticed that you like to reply by email. I am still learning how best to reply to comments. I guess I need to check out the options! Love your blog!

    Vicky
    Keep Calm & Imagine

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  133. I would buy puzzles. I love puzzles for my classroom and so do the students who visit me in the mornings. Thanks so much for a fabulous giveaway!

    Catherine
    Kinder Cuties

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  134. I have some black contact paper and white contact paper on my wishlist that I would get, I would also get a Debbie Diller book on Math Stations That's how I would spend a $50 Amazon card

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  135. If I won the $50 Amazon card I would buy...books! I already have a cart started :-)
    I love the idea of the fabric no-sew banner. I was wanting something that would not collect dust as much as curtains so now I know what I can do!

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  136. Just found your blog! I teach kindergarten in South Carolina - Pawleys Island (between Myrtle Beach and Charleston.) Love your blog and cute classroom pictures! From Amazon - I would buy books - any kind for me, my own kids, classroom...! :)
    My Kindergarten Kids

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  137. I am always making purchases for my classroom on Amazon. I would most likely buy more books for my library or laminating sheets. Love Amazon and this giveaway!!!!
    beth.shavelson@browardschools.com

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  138. I would use the gift card to listen to reading materials. That area is severely lacking. Thank you for the great giveaway!

    Caralee
    Confessionsofateachanista.blogspot.com

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  139. BOOKS! For the classroom, professional reading, and maybe one for myself!

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  140. I would buy my own set of Pete the Cat books...and maybe some more Mo Willems books, if there was money left over.

    amelias.schaeffer@gmail.com

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  141. Thanks so much for this giveaway. I would buy books and games. :)

    kidzread/yvonnee
    yvonneeyrg@gmail.com

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  142. If I win, I'd buy books for my classroom. Not that I really NEED any more - I just can't resist!

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  143. As a fellow non-sewer I love your curtains! As for the $50 bucks, hmmm ... I would probably buy books because you can never have too many. Congrats on the 500+ followers!!!

    :) Nicole
    Tadpole Tidbits
    www.mrscorbitt.blogspot.com

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  144. I would use the gift card to get the Pinkalicious books that I don't have.

    Amber
    ambs98@nc.rr.com

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  145. BookS! I have lots of books in my classroom that have seen better days (they are VERY loved, so I'm not complaining)!
    Holly
    hbspurlin@gmail.com

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  146. Congrats on 500! I would probably buy books for my classroom, laminating pouches, and books for my kindle!

    Christina
    prec0ci0us~at~bellsouth.net

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  147. love the blog ~ & congrats on 500 ... would love some cd's and new books for my classroom

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  148. I just love your Writer's T-shirts! The are ADORABLE! I want to make these with my students this year. I also am your newest follower! Great giveaway too! I am totally obsessed with Amazon!

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  149. I have a wishlist full of books that $50 could be put toward. And most of those books have been recommended by fellow bloggers!
    I am a new follower.

    sandi
    rubber boots and elf shoes

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  150. Books...what else?

    Nikki
    uncommontothecore.blogspot.com

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  151. I would spend the Amazon giftcard on books. I seriously have over 100 books currently on my wish list (this does not include other items for my classroom).

    ~Jenna
    Diving Into Learning

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  152. Hi Amanda!
    Wow! Your blog is great! You said you were a new blogger, yet you have over 500 followers!?! I'd love to hear any tips you have for getting more followers.

    I would spend my Amazon gift card on books, of course! Books...books...books! :)
    Thanks for visiting my blog!
    Corinna
    Teaching Fabulous Firsties!

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  153. Love your banner! I have started making one with scrapbook paper, trying to decide if I should laminate the pieces or not! If I had $50 to spend on Amazon, I would buy a circle cutter and books that I've seen on different linky parties!

    Mary
    Teaching Special Kids

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  154. Cardstock, laminating pages & a Scaredy Squirrel stuffed animal. I have a BIG wish list there so I always have ideas on what to buy! :) Congratulations on 500 followers! I love you site and started following today.
    Melissa
    luv2harp @ gmail.com
    Teacher Treasure Hunter

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  155. I would use the money for more books for my son's Kindle, which he let's me read from time to time. I would also buy some fun things to use in my counseling groups. Don't have exacts, but I love to look.

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  156. If I won the Amazon giftcard I would definitely use it to buy more books for my classroom. I am a book fanatic.

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  157. I would get more lower level Accelerated Reader books for my classroom library.

    Heather
    The Busy Busy Hive

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  158. Tough decision about how I would use an amazon gift card. Ink or books? Ink or books? I have so little ink in my printer right now, but amazon has so many books! Thanks for your give away raffle!

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  159. Hi Amanda, what a friendly and welcoming blog, I'm so glad we found each other through the linky. As for the Amazon card, that is such a great giveaway. I would take all the items that are now on my wish list (picture books) and finally put them in my cart:)
    Leslie

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  160. I would buy some items for my son.

    Lorena

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  161. I would buy some mentor texts for writing. My fifth graders LOVE listening to picture books! Great giveaway! :)

    ~Mimi
    5thGradeRocks5thGradeRules

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  162. I just found you through Teacher Treasure Hunter and am excited to follow you as I will be teaching 1st grade for the first time this year! Hmm, with $50 I would purchase cardstock and books for my 1st graders.

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  163. Thanks for stopping by Lanier's Lions! I love your classroom! I've made pendents and tissue pom poms for my room too! Got to love Pinterest! If I won $50 at Amazon I would buy more classroom BOOKS!!! I have a huge wishlist now since I joined The Must Have Books linky!

    Newest Follower
    Nicole
    Lanier's Kindergarten Lions

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  164. I would buy the books waiting to be purchased in my cart, or maybe laminating pouches... $50 to Amazon would be a great problem to have :)

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

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  165. I would use the gift card for book for my classroom library.
    -Jaime
    Bright Concepts 4 Teachers

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  166. Just started following your blog from the Newbie Blog Hop. I would probably spend the money on some new classroom books for this years Sunshine State Young Readers program.

    I love your banners! This does seem to be the new trend.
    ~Danielle

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  167. I would get more classroom library books and a professional book for me with the gift card. I love Amazon!

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  168. I have a wish list that NEEDS an Amazon gift certificate!!
    Peggy
    mrspaulson@gmail.com

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  169. I am your newest follower and I have to say I LOVE your classroom pictures and your ideas!! Thank you so much for having such an awesome blog! I'm going to blog about your giveaway right now! Oh, I would spend the $50 on books...I am a new teacher and I need books for my classroom library!
    ~Tina
    TML721@gmail.com
    http://laughlivelovelearn.blogspot.com/?view=magazine

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  170. wow love the decor-monster theme is very cute
    thanks for sharing your ideas

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  171. With a $50 gift card to Amazon I would finally purchase the Nancie Atwell book Lessons that Change Writers that I have been coveting since March! :)

    Teaching and Tech

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  172. Yay for 500! :) I would buy books, books, books, books, and some 5 MIL laminating pouches for my laminating machine! :)

    thepolkadotowl@gmail.com

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  173. oooh that are a couple responsive classroom books that I want to get and a chime. That is what I would do with the $50!

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  174. I love the No Sew Curtains! Your classroom looks amazing!
    :)
    Tamera
    http://www.myheartbelongsinfirst.blogspot.com
    Kaizactan2001@yahoo.com

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  175. If I had a $50 to spend @ Amazon, I would buy the $85 on my wish list that keeps growing thanks to the wonderful Top 5 Children's Books linky I joined. :) You can never have too many books.
    :)
    Tamera
    http://www.myheartbelongsinfirst.blogspot.com
    Kaizactan2001@yahoo.com

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  176. I would buy more Stuart Murphy MathStart books! LOVE them!!!

    Awesome giveaway!!!! :)

    Live Laugh and Love to Learn
    livelaughandlovetolearn@gmail.com

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  177. I would love to expand my classroom library and professional book library with a $50 Amazon gift card.

    Joni
    KinderKids Fun
    jegalford3406@gmail.com

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  178. Hi! What an awesome blog. I've spent the past hour or so looking at things on teaching blogs and yours is AMAZING!

    If I had a $50 Amazon gift card, I would probably use it on things for my family. I know, I know...I should use it for my classroom...but since I'm really struggling with money, I'd probably buy cleaning supplies and maybe even some food. I have free shipping, so it would really help out my family. $50 is $50 :)

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  179. I would buy some math manipulatives

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  180. I would buy some things off of my enormous wish list!

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  181. With $50 I would purchase more books for my Author Studies. That way I wouldnt have to rely on the library having them when I needed them. I also might splurge and buy a book or two for myself. :) Thanks for the giveaway! Super cute blog. ( Love the red and turqoise!)
    Jean Robinson
    Diving Into 2nd Grade

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  182. I would probably spend it on books or other goodies for my classroom

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  183. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I too am a new blogger and am loving the connections I'm making! I would love to spend the gift card on new books for my classroom. This will be my first year in First Grade (moving from Third) and it will be my state's (NC) first year implementing Common Core. There's a great list of picture books that align and integrate directly with new Common Core standards. I would love to be able to stock up on as many of those as possible to incorporate in my lessons! :)

    Marianna
    delightfullydunn.blogspot.com

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  184. I am a brand new follower! What a great giveaway :-).

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  185. I love these buntings! I would use all that money on buying more picture books. You can never have enough!

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  186. oops, forgot to say what I would spend $50 on....hmmmm. That is a tough question. I have a hard time spending money on myself so I would probably use it for things for my family....or maybe fabric to make something for my family....or books, books are always good.

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  187. Wow!! It is amazing how fast your blog has grown! Congratulations!! I would definitely spend the amazon gift card on books:)
    ~Holly
    Fourth Grade Flipper

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  188. Love your decorations and your classroom looks awesome! I definitely would love to win the $50 Amazon card I have so many books on my wishlist its ridiculous!!!
    Stop by my blog when you get a chance.

    -Vicky
    http://themadnessthatiskindergarten.blogspot.com

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  189. Who couldn't use more money to spend on all those cute kids we teach.

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  190. congrats and thanks for the giveaway!
    I could definitely buy some more books.

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  191. Love your ideas! I am already thinking of ways to incorporate in my classroom!

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  192. I'm so glad you found my blog Starringinfirstgrade! My classroom is Hollywood theme and I came across your old theme for a few ideas! Love the new monster theme and the giveaway!!

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  193. Btw...I would buy books at amazon that have been listed on blogs!!

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  194. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway! I would buy books for my new 4th grade classroom. Also, thanks for following me.

    Christine
    Tales From Rm 17!

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  195. I, too, have been wanting a pencil dispenser for my class. And/or I would buy read aloud books!

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