Friday, August 5, 2011

It's My Birthday & I'll Host a Giveaway if I want to!

Today is my birthday and although I usually celebrate it quietly with my family, I thought I would also celebrate it with my followers.  My favorite thing in the world to have on my birthday is an ice cream cake (I'm lactose intolerant so it's a VERY special treat)

This is the YUMMY ice cream cake my sister got me for my birthday!!
For the winner of my giveaway I'm offering a $20 gift card to Cold Stone Creamery!!!

 It's summer, it's hot, let's celebrate!  In order to win it's very simple:
1. Post a comment letting me know you are a follower
2. Post a comment telling me how you celebrate birthdays in your classroom
3. Post the giveaway on your blog and leave me the link.

That's 3 entries per person

Now for the best part - BONUS entries!!

Mechele over at Barrow's Hodgepodge is hosting a postcard exchange for the 2011-2012 school year.  We are still in need of a few states.  If you are currently teaching in one of these states we would LOVE to have you join up with the postcard exchange.  AND it will earn you a bonus entry into my birthday ice cream giveaway.

We still need teachers from the following states:
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Idaho
  • Maryland
  • Maine
  • Minnesota
  • New Hampshire
  • New Mexico
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • Rhode Island
  • South Dakota
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Wyoming
The giveaway will end Monday evening and I will choose a winner on Tuesday morning using Random Generator.  Good luck!

30 comments:

Amanda@runninghood said...

ooooh, Happy Birthday! We went to Coldstone last night...my daughter and I! I was the best mom in the world. I follow!

Amanda@runninghood said...

I usually write them a note on a stickie and put it in their writer's notebook. I also usually say something about them in front of the class...something uplifting. We don't do too much but the simple things go a long way.

Amanda@runninghood said...

I'll post this at the end of my current blog post.

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday! I follow your blog!!

http://teachingmaketheworld.blogspot.com/

Debbie said...

For birthdays in my room I give my kids a birthday hat to wear all day - and they can choose out of my treasure box for a gift!

http://teachingmaketheworld.blogspot.com/

Rebecca Rojas said...

I'm a follower!! Happy, happy b-day!!

♥Rebecca
Create●Teach●Share
Create●Share●Inspire

The Sherman Four said...

i am a follower!

The Sherman Four said...

i celebrate by singing and giving them a book! i need to be better!

Sanity and Sweet Tea said...

I am a follower!!

Sanity and Sweet Tea said...

I am a special ed resource teacher, so I do not have a class of my own. I like to celebrate my students' birthdays in our small group time in my resource room. I usually buy some kind of treat for the group to share, since most of my students' parents cannot afford to send in treats for everyone. We sing happy birthday and each kids tells their favorite thing about the birthday girl or boy.

Beth said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!! I follow your blog :-)

Beth said...

I have a Birthday post on my blog but we celebrate birthdays 1x a month and each b-day child can bring in a treat, have me read a special birthday themed book and they get a little goody bag that I prepare at the beg of the year.

Primary Connections

Beth said...

I blogged about your giveaway :-) Hope you have a fantastic birthday!

Primary Connections

Mrs. Shepherd said...

I follow your blog!

Mrs. Shepherd said...

This year I'm sending home a letter for parents to bring some sort of treat on their birthdays so we can celebrate.

Shelly said...

Happy Birthday. It is my baby girl's 18th birthday today also! I follow your blog and appreciate you sharing your great ideas.

Shelly C.
projectqn@tx.rr.com

Shelly said...

Birthdays are so important for 6 and 7 year olds! We celebrate in lots of ways and I've found so many great ideas that I am going to incorporate this year. There parents can bring or send in a tasty treat for the class and read a favorite book.

Shelly C.
projectqn@tx.rr.com

Ali said...

Happy Birthday!!! That cake looks delicious!! I am craving ice cream cake now!

I am a follower!

Ali

Ali said...

In my classroom we celebrate birthdays with a birthday book or game that the child's family sends in for the student to unwrap in front of the class. With all the allergies and health regulations, this works out very nicely and we have a new book or game for the classroom!

Ali

Cyndy said...

Happy Birthday! I'm a follower!
Cyndy
Counting with Coffee

Tanya said...

Happy birthday. I'm a follower!
☺ Tanya
First Grade is Fantabulous!

Tanya said...

In my classroom we sing our students the birthday song as a part of our morning calendar routine. We sing: Happy, happy birthday from Ms. Holk's class to you....We wish it was our birthday so we could part too! Students get a birthday pencil, and get to be the calendar helper for that day. Sometimes parents bring in goodies in the afternoon too which I try to limit to about 15 minutes near the end of the day.
☺ Tanya
First Grade is Fantabulous!

jen said...

happy birthday :o) i'm a new follower!

msob123@gmail.com

jen said...

to celebrate birthdays in my room, i let the students have the last 20 minutes of the day to socialize and eat! (i teach 5th and they love the unstructured time!)

msob123@gmail.com

Kim said...

I'm a follower and happy birthday!

Becki said...

I'm a follower.

Becki said...

In my classroom, I have a box wrapped in birthday wrapping paper, filled with birthday books. After receiving their card and pencil, the birthday student chooses a story from the box for read-aloud.

Alicia said...

I posted about your Birthday Giveway! I am a new blogger. Happy to join your followers!
http://wowdteachingwonders.blogspot.com/2011/08/birthday-giveaway.html

Alicia
http://wowdteachingwonders.blogspot.com/

Alicia said...

In my classroom I do a monthly birthday celebration. I have found this helps when you have several birthdays in one month. We have a small class celebration with treats brought in by the birthday children. I read a few birthday stories to the class and give the birthday child a treat bag. The treat bag has a special pencil, bookmark, stickers, and other small trinkets.

http://wowdteachingwonders.blogspot.com/

Alicia said...

Oops I goofed. I combined my posts. I'll get the hang of the blog scene soon :-)
I am a follower!
Happy Birthday!
http://wowdteachingwonders.blogspot.com/

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