Friday, August 9, 2013

Calling All Busy Teachers + MPM Supplies Winner


Are you a busy teacher?

 Yes?

Excellent. 

I like being amongst friends in that category. 

I've got two packs to giveaway today that are designed to help make the lives of busy teachers just a little bit easier. We're talking print and go while still meeting the standards all month long easy!


Common Core Writing Galore 
I posted my August/September CCS Writing Galore pack this week! So far I have packs for March, April, May, and June/July. I'll continue adding a new set each month until I have a whole years worth. It contains six writing cards for each of the Common Core Writing Types in 1st-3rd grades: Opinion, Informative/Explanatory, and Narrative. It also includes four Creative Writing cards. I keep them in the mix because they're fun and still have my kids practicing things like topic and conclusion sentences, beginning/middle/end, adding details, etc. to their writing. These packs make their way into my writing center at the start of each month and then my kids pick different cards to write about during Writer's Workshop or Work on Writing during Daily Five. They don't even know that they're practicing Common Core Writing Standards, they just LOVE getting to choose what they get to write about next. And I LOVE that I can keep them standard focused without eliminating the element of choice. It's a win-win!!

                                                                    

Busy Teacher's Best Friend
Miss. Katie King from Queen of The 1st Grade Jungle moved to South Carolina this summer.  She is also moving to 2nd grade!! Second grade teachers, I already know that Katie is going to seriously rock out at 2nd grade literacy next year! If you aren't already, make sure you are following her so you don't miss any of the fresh ideas she will be bringing to the table for 2nd grade. Another thing Katie rocks at is creating her  Busy Teacher Packs. I own all of her First Grade Busy Teacher Packs and I am THRILLED that she has now gotten started making Busy Teacher Packs for 2nd grade! They work great in both small group instruction and independent centers. Also, they came to the rescue more than once last year when I needed some quality sub plans in a pinch. Katie knows I teach 2nd too and has offered to give away her first Busy Teacher's Best Friend 2nd Grade pack to one of you sweet readers today! 


Wanna win both packs? Just follow this blog and leave a comment below with your e-mail address. I'll draw and post a winner right back here on Sunday night! :)

Congratulations to #43 Donna!! Thanks to all who entered! :)


Speaking of winners....
 Congratulations to Jennifer Kelley for winning the $50 gift card to MPM School Supplies!!

 If you didn't win, there is still good news! MPM School Supplies has generously offered all readers of Falling Into First a 10% discount for the next seven days. Just follow the link below to automatically claim your 10% discount. Thank you MPM!!


Last but not least, it's FRIDAY!!!

One of my best friends from childhood is visiting me from Texas this weekend! We go all the way back to diaper days, in a land where things like the internet and caller ID didn't exist yet. (Sometimes I have to remind myself that yes, we're older than the internet.) I haven't got to hang out with this girl in person since my wedding two years ago. I know, say what!? So I'm dialing out for a few days. But I'll catch you bright and early next week with my Back-to-School prep in FULL swing!

Happy Weekend!!

72 comments:

  1. Great giveaway! Fingers crossed!
    Debbie
    debjac9@aol.com

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  2. I think it would be wonderful to have more writing for the kids that they would enjoy doing. It is like pulling teeth at times to get them to write :)
    Donna
    donna@vccubed.com

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  3. What a fun way to keep kids writing! Wonderful giveaway!
    Lisa
    lmehr@dsdmail.net

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  4. Crossing my fingers!

    cheriemae@gmail.com

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  5. would love to win
    Michelle
    inlikeflynnm@yahoo.com

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  6. Love the writing packs!
    katrinanoelle30@gmail.com

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  7. I love both these packs! Anything to make my life a bit easier and black and white printing I am all for!

    jkroske@gmail.com

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  8. These look wonderful and would be so easy to use!

    KeithiLen (at) gmail (dot) com :-)

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  9. I would definitely love to get my hands on these! They look great!

    koolaid_1989@hotmail.com

    Emily
    Confessions of a 3rd Grade Teacher

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  10. I would love to have these! They are both on my wish list!

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  11. These are awesome packages! What a help they would be as I transition from 3-5 math to self-contained 2nd grade. Have a super fun weekend with your buddy!
    pam
    pop2jtbres@gmail.com

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  12. What a great combo of packs! Thanks ladies!
    Holly
    Hollyw_20@hotmail.com

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  13. I would love these! sarah2252@hotmail.com

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  14. Oh. my. goodness. These packs look AMAZING!!! I'm starting my second year in 2nd grade so this would be super helpful!
    Nesli
    nxmonr@gmail.com
    Stop by my blog when you have a chance! :)
    Second Grade With The Teacher Wears Prada

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  15. Awesome packets!!! I would love to have a copy of these packets.

    Roxanne
    foxysexyroxy10@gmail.com

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  16. I would love to win either of these packets! They both look awesome!
    msrichardssmusings@gmail.com


    Krystyn
    Ms Richards's Musings

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  17. Wow! These look amazing! They sure would come in handy right about now!!
    Crickett

    crickettspuddy@gmail.com

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  18. They both look awesome! I follow your blog on blog lovin' :)

    Yukari
    yukarinaka@gmail.com

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  19. I am a follower of your fabulous blog and a 2nd grade teacher. I would LOVE to win these packs!

    Lindsey - lmburto@gmail.com

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  20. I would love to win these! Keeping my fingers (and toes!) crossed!

    Jessica
    jessica.e.wilder@gmail.com

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  21. Awesome packets!
    I would love to have a copy of these packets. I`m portuguese and starting my first year in 1st grade so this would be super helpful!:-)

    mteresaerodrigues@gmail.com

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  22. I'm moving down to first grade this year so winning this would be super helpful! kayla.moothart@yahoo.com

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  23. Great packets! :) bforbes89@gmail.com

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  24. Oooo would be a great start to the school year!!! Jesann1981@yahoo.com

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  25. Great packets!!!!! theatrebabe@hotmail.com

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  26. I am a follower and these packets look great!
    lraines78@gmail.com

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  27. Love - Thank you do much
    damicofamily04@gmail.com

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  28. I would love to win these 2 packets. You are so amazing! Enjoy your time with your friend from Texas!
    Sharon

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  29. These packs look fabulous!! kcgray2005@gmail.com

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  30. I'm so excited Katie is moving to second grade! I made the same switch from first to second last year and haven't looked back! I would love to get both these packs in my hands to use this year!!!
    Bridget
    trueblue81@hotmail.com

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  31. The two packets would make back to school so much easier. I would love to win them.
    chrisb@sd215.net

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  32. These two packets look like they are full of wonderful activiities that would be so helpful!
    Isobel - irlv@aol.com

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  33. Katie will love 2nd grade. I've done that 1st grade to 2nd grade teaching transition. Exciting for you to have another 2nd grade blogging colleague. Thanks to you both for hosting a give away of her back to school packs.

    Stephanie tjoyce@aol.com

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  34. I would love to win these packs to use in my Multiage first/second grade class.
    I also love teaching 2 grade levels!!! Thanks for all your work!

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  35. Wow! I am recovering from knee surgery and am getting a little anxious about the start of our school year. These two packets would help eliminate some of that stress. I am amazed at all of the hard work you put into them that help us out so much! Thank you!
    Michellebillenstein@hotmail.com

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  36. Love these packs! Dara
    cookdara@hotmail.com

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  37. I'd love to win. Both packs look really cute.
    abcgal@dslextreme.com

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  38. Would love these! I follow on Bloglovin.

    Stephanie H
    okarche2@yahoo.com

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  39. Falling into First Follower & Really busy trying to get CC Math & Reading organized for this school year. (Taking on both!=Yikes!!) Panic is setting in!! I would love these to help me out with my new rotating centers. Thanks!!
    Maryradsf1@yahoo.com

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  40. I am a first grade teacher and would love the writing! Thanks so much!! ~Sonia
    sonia.hofstetter@mcpherson.com

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  41. Crossing my fingers!

    Christina :)
    Apples, Books, and Crayons
    applesbooksandcrayons@gmail.com

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  42. I am a second grade teacher and I would love either of these packets! Thanks for all your great ideas!
    Donna
    dmbastock@gmail.com

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  43. WOW! I'd be thrilled to win these!! *Fingers crossed*

    Andrew
    Mr. First Grade
    mr1stgrade@gmail.com

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  44. I would absolutely LOVE to win these packs! Thanks for such a great give-away!
    ~Natalie
    lamontfamily@bell.net
    Natalies Nook

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  45. These packs look AMAZING!!! Have a great time with your bestie:)

    jenniferjenkins7777@gmail.com

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  46. Super cute! I've added it it my wish list. It would be great for my writing center.
    Jhunter0724@yahoo.com

    Jeannie
    The 2nd Grade Surprise

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  47. Too cute! autismabc123@gmail.com

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  48. Would LOVE to win these, naturally! Fingers crossed...

    tokyoshoes at hotmail dot com

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  49. Those look pretty dreamy! sallyteachessecond.blogspot.com

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  50. Those look pretty dreamy! sallyteachessecond.blogspot.com

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  51. What a great back to school giveaway.

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  52. Thanks for offering another giveaway. Very generous!! rickmull@mnsi.net

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  54. Love that all you wonderful bloggers have such great giveaways! Would love to win! njsaenz1@austin.rr.com

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  55. Looks great! And so convenient!
    cu_later17 at hotmail.com

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  56. I follow you with bloglovin! I teach 2nd grade and would love these packets!!
    good enough teacher

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  57. Great giveaway!

    rachelmd93@gmail.com

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  58. I would love to win these two packets! They look AWESOME!!
    Thank you,
    Lynn

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  59. I love your blog and all of your great ideas!

    Katie
    katie.evins@gmail.com

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  60. This would be a fantastic giveaway to win! Crossing my fingers :)
    rachael.adamo@alumni.twu.edu

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  61. Looks great! I'm excited for the chance to win to great products. I'm new to 2nd grade this year and could use some amazing resources.
    Thanks,
    Tracey
    tgfirstgrade@gmail.com

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  62. These look wonderful!
    Jennifer
    landshark67@hotmail.com

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  63. Thanks for the opportunity.
    yvonneeyrg@gmail.com

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  64. I hope I win both of the packs. They look amazing! What a time saver it would be! I am always looking for great products to use with my kiddos.
    jaglanzer@yahoo.com

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  65. AMAZING!! So much good stuff!!
    stpeter2ndgrade@sbcglobal.net

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  66. Great giveaway! :)
    Julene Hoffman
    jhoffman143@yahoo.com

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  67. What a great giveaway!
    olwyn8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  68. These packets both look AWESOME!! Thank you for giving a set away!
    Lindalouhoo
    piccolal@bellsouth.net

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  69. I'll be starting my first year teaching this year, and these sets look wonderful! miller.kelseya(@)gmail.com

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  70. I've had my eye on your writing packs. Would love to win one for the fall. I'm a huge fan of Katie's Busy Teacher packs!! Great giveaway!
    Mikaela
    mmuntean619@gmail.com

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