1,000 Follower Giveaway Extravaganza - Day 7...and a Little Back Story

Sundays in the South
Just another Sunday here in the Palmetto state.  We actually had Thanksgiving again today for my in-laws.  I'm blessed to have a husband who cooked everything...I just had to set up, clean up, and make everything look pretty! ;)  It was nice, especially since I was just working on a few hours of sleep AGAIN.  I traveled to Clemson yesterday with a "frenemy" for the Battle of the Palmetto State to cheer on my Gamecocks.  While Clemson is only 45 minutes from my house, it took us FOUR HOURS to get home from the game!!!!  Geez. Louise!  That reminded me why I don't travel there very often for games, but it was so worth it!!  4-in-a-row for my boys!!  So sad to see the college football regular season come to an end, but I am looking forward to a weekend with ab-so-lutely nothing to do next week.  Okay, so that's not true.  I will need to decorate for Christmas but maybe I can do that in my PJs??

This has been a FUN week here on my blog!  I've loved having a different giveaway for you guys each day!  Today is my last new prize and then I'll start announcing winners tomorrow!!  If you've missed entering to win any of the previous days' giveaways, you can enter all of them using the links at the bottom of this post.

For those of you who just "met" me through my blog this year, let me give you a little back story.  I've been a part of the online teaching world for many years (just a little late to blogging!)  I was lucky enough to be one of the very first members of a great group of teachers who shared ideas and resources on a message board called "Second Grade Teachers Club."  I made some wonderful friendships there and those teachers became a tremendous resource to me (many of which are bloggers now!) We shared ideas, resources, successes, and vents! While, I loved sharing all of the resources I created on the message board or my class website, it soon became very time consuming answering all of the emails requesting items, tweaks, etc, but I tried to keep up the best I could!  After all, I wanted to give back to the amazing teachers who were sharing their own ideas and tips with me.

Shortly after, I found another amazing teacher closer to home and was lucky enough to work side by side with her for a short time.  We soon found that we shared a passion for creating resources for our students and wanted to share our work with others.  At that time, there was no TpT, or even blogs, so we set out to create our own site where teachers could download any of our resources in one spot, at a click of a button.  Our class websites couldn't hold all of our files, so we hired a website designer, subscribed to a download system, and began offering our resources for a minimum price ($0.99 for all pdfs - half price if purchased in a bundled unit) to help pay for this service. (Some even referred to us as the iTunes of teaching!)

Years later, a lot has changed.  Everyone is now creating and selling their teaching resources online and sites such as TpT have taken all of the "legwork" out of the process for newcomers; however, Catherine and I are still loving every moment of the process and we're proud to have built our store from the "ground up" and been pioneers in the online teaching world.

We do, however, want to make life easy for YOU, our fellow teachers and those who have been loyal users of our resources since the beginning.  This is why we have decided to start a Teacher's Clubhouse store on TpT.....think of it as one stop shopping.  If you're already shopping there, you can pick up our units without even leaving!  However, you can still drop by the Clubhouse for our full selection of primary resources, or our newer site, Lightbulb Minds for intermediate resources. 

New to Teacher's Clubhouse?  We do not sell lesson plans because we know that YOU are the only one who knows your students and could plan for their individual needs.  We truly believe that there is not "one plan that fits all," so even our lesson plans are constantly evolving.  But, what we do offer are engaging activities and resources that will supplement and enrich your lesson plans, including games, PowerPoints, projects, assessments, and more!

We would love for you to check out our stores and to come follow us on TpT.  We are participating in the Cyber Monday {and Tuesday} Sale.  Just click the button below to head over to our store and save 28% off of all units purchased on Monday or Tuesday! {Don't forget to enter CMT12 at checkout for the extra 10% off our already reduced by 20% prices for the full savings.}
Plus, my final giveaway today is for TWO winners!  Winners will receive a FREE UNIT of their choice from Teacher's Clubhouse or Lightbulb Minds.  It's easy - enter below...and make sure you've entered all of the previous giveaways - winners will begin being announced TOMORROW!!!

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  1. I would like to win the Polar Express unit! Thank you for this awesome week of giveaways! Crossing my fingers I'm a lucky winner!


  2. I would love to win the Biographies unit!

    Lindsey - lmburto@gmail.com

  3. I really can't decide on a unit, they all look good. If I won, I would like you to choose your favorite for me (4th grade level). :)


  4. I am happy to have "known" you for awhile! I've said it before, but I wouldn't have made it through my first year in 2nd grade without the clubhouse!!!

  5. I would LOVE the biographies unit!! We could definitely use this in my classroom!!

    Super Pig and Tyrant King

  6. Everything is wonderful...maybe the letter writing pack? Fingers crossed!

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

  7. I would love to win the Polar Express Unit. I just love that book!

    Stickers and Stamps

  8. I would like the Polar Express unit.

  9. Teacher's Clubhouse - Christmas Around the World Unit

    Human Body Unit

  10. I'd love the 2nd grade emergency sub plans. Hope I win!

  11. I would love the Animal Informational Book Unit!

    Christina :)
    Check out my blog!
    Apples, Books, and Crayons

  12. I have been "following" you for years! I originally found you on the Second Grade Teachers Club and loved your ideas there and I remember when you first started the Teacher's Clubhouse! I have made many purchases there! I was thrilled when you started a blog! You have such fantastic ideas! My favorite unit I would love it the persuasive writing unit! Thanks for all your hard work!

  13. I would LOVE the geometry and fractions unit :) love your blog!
    Ashley D

  14. You have so many great units it would be hard to choose! The Christmas Around the World one looks great! Thanks!

  15. I'll choose The How-To Writing unit.

  16. Anything nonfiction would be awesome!
    My Second Sense

  17. I would love to have "Reindeer & Poinsettia Unit". We also learn about reindeers at the beginning of December and I would love to see what you have in your unit that I could use with my unit.

    Mrs. Flickinger's Butterfly Oasis

  18. I would LOVE any of the math units from Lightbulb Minds! Thanks for the opportunity!

  19. Amanda, you are still and always will be my hero! I can't thank you enough for all you have done and given to teachers everywhere! You inspire so many of us to be our best and I am a better teacher because of you and your work at the clubhouse. And let's not forget my website you so graciously helped me with how many years ago?? So....to all of you lucky enough to own Amanda's resources, like me, unite in praise! And for those of you who have just met Amanda in blogworld....you can trust her resources to be worthwhile and fun! I love them....and I think I own most of them! :-) Thanks so much!

  20. Thanks for a great giveaway! I woul like the Tall Tales Unit!

  21. Rachel, Rachel, and Jenny,
    Thank y'all so much for the kind words. The feeling is mutual - I love you girls! ;)


  22. Too many to choose from! It would be Christmas Around the World or The Polar Express!

  23. I like everything, but I would want the Addition/Subtraction unit from Teacher's Clubhouse. Thanks!


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