Thursday, January 5, 2012

Freebie, Giveaways and a very Flat Stanley

I really wanted to link up with all the New Year's Resolutions linky parties, but I just couldn't come up with a good resolution!  I wanted one that would not only make a difference for me, but one that I would actually be able to keep.  After some thinking, I finally got it!  I want to work on using my time in my classroom more efficiently.  I tend to find myself wandering in circles sometimes, forgetting what I need to get done.  I also get distracted VERY - oo sparkles -easily.  To start off on the right foot, I created a checklist for myself, broken into morning, prep period, and afternoon.  Thought I would share it!  Click on the image to check it out for yourself.

There are so many huge giveaways going on in Blog Land right now!  I chose three to share:

Well, this one I don't really want to share because I really, really want to win!  Congrats to Tammy who is now at 113 followers (she's celebrating 100)!

Doodle Bugs Paper is thanking her followers with a $20 credit to her Doodle Bugs Paper Website!

And, lastly, Holly is doing a different kind of giveaway to celebrate 250 (now 255) followers!

Now I'm looking for a little help.  My students are doing a Flat Stanley project.  We read the story about the little boy who is crushed by his bulletin board.  He is fine, but very flat!  Stanley learns that he can mail himself to different states in an envelope.  My students are going to be creating their own "Flat Stanleys" to mail to people around the country/world to learn lots about geography!  We are hoping that our recipients will send back their Flat Stanley with pictures, souvenirs and information about their part of the world.

Unfortunately, not all my students have someone to send their Flat Stanley to.  I was wondering if anyone would be interested in receiving a Flat Stanley from one of my students?  Email me at if you think you might want to help out.  My students thank you very much!


  1. Just emailed you-- let me know if you want to send a flat stanley my way!

    Third Grade in the First State

  2. Your to-do list is genius. I also have a problem with using my time wisely. I do okay during my planning time but it's after school that I wander aimlessly around my room or talk everyone's ear off!! Haha! Thanks for sharing your great idea! :)

    Marvelous Multiagers!

  3. Thanks for blogging about my giveaway! good luck! and I really like the freebie. Thank you!

  4. Dang, I just gave you the Versatile Blogger Award and then noticed you already got it. Oh, well, come and get another one! :)

    2B Honey Bunch
    The Best Endings

  5. Hi Sara,
    If you have access to apple products there is a cute "Flat Stanley" App, not sure if the Droid market has it or not. I've downloaded it, but yet to really use it (I think it was free). My email is if you want to send on a Flat Stanley! I'm in Illinois, right outside Chicago. Any chance you have skype or facetime at your school? I have been trying to think of something with that and Flat Stanley.
    :) Karla


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