Friday, June 8, 2012

Facebook 50,000 Celebration!

Over $2000 in Prizes!

When I first started my Teaching Resources Facebook page, I had no idea how much I would enjoy it or how much it would grow! I could never have imagined having 50,000 fans, but that number will be reached soon! Holy Moly! I just couldn't let that milestone pass without celebrating! I'm so grateful for the support and help I've received from my fans through the years, and I want to give something back. I've put together an exciting giveaway, and a number of sponsors have joined with me to bring you some great prizes worth over $2000 in all! Be sure to visit the sponsors' web pages and Facebook pages to thank them for their support. Thanks again for your tremendous support through the years!




Everyone Wins: Classroom Goal Setting
Donated by Teaching Resources (Me!)

Everyone who enters the contest will win a copy of my Classroom Goal Setting ebook! It's a great one to start the year, and it's special to me because it's the first ebook that I ever wrote and sold! I'll send this out to each and every person who completes the giveaway form below. (Note: You will receive your copy on June 23rd or June 24th. If you have not received it by the 25th, check your email filters and then email help@lauracandler.com using the email address you entered in the contest.)




$2,000 Worth of  Prizes!


VocabularySpellingCity.com 
Two Classroom and One School Site License
Donated by VocabularySpellingCity.com

Two Premium Classroom Licenses worth $50 each will be given away, along with one School Site License for up to 500 students worth $1000! I used VocabularySpellingCity in my classroom for years, and I loved the program. Any teacher would be thrilled to win a classroom license, but someone will also win a school site license! Visit the VocabularySpellingCity Facebook page and thank them for their donation!

Five $50 Gift Certificates to TeachersPayTeachers.com
Donated by Laura Candler, Teaching Resources

I'll be giving away 5 gift certificates to TeachersPayTeachers.com. Yes, I do have a store on TeachersPayTeachers, but, no, you don't have to spend them on my materials! I just thought that gift certificates to TpT would be something that any teacher would love to have! Five teachers will be selected to each win one of these gift certificates.

$100 DonorsChoose Gift Card
Donated by DonorsChoose.org

If you follow my blog, you know that I love DonorsChoose.org! This non-profit organization helps public school teachers in the US find funding for their classroom projects. One person will receive a gift card worth $100 to apply to their project or someone else's. If you would like more information about how to put together a great DonorsChoose proposal, watch my webinar entitled, How to Fund Your Classroom Projects. Like the DonorsChoose Facebook page to keep up with the DC news!

Classroom Set of Dry Erase Boards and Markers worth $200
Donated by Kleenslate Concepts

How would I teach without a classroom set of individual dry erase boards? I know I wouldn't be nearly as effective and my students wouldn't be nearly as engaged. That's why I was excited when Julia Rhodes, founder of Kleenslate Concepts, donated an entire classroom set of dry erase boards and special markers to my giveaway! They are also throwing in a set of board surface replacements! Visit the Kleenslate Concepts Facebook page to thank them for contributing this awesome prize!

$60 Intermediate Numeracy Centers Pack
Donated by Really Good Stuff

Do you order materials from Really Good Stuff? When I was in the classroom, I always enjoyed browsing through the great teaching materials in their catalog. The items were so unique and designed exactly as a teacher would want them to be. I found myself thinking, "Boy, this is some really good stuff!" Then I would laugh because that's exactly what the company is called! I was excited when they offered to donate this Intermediate Numeracy Centers Pack to the giveaway. Please like the Really Good Stuff Facebook page and let them know you appreciate their donation!

$275 Classroom Subscription to BrainPOP
Donated by BrainPOP.com

One of the most amazing educational sites I discovered as a teacher was BrainPOP. If you don't know about it, you need to watch just one of their free videos and you'll be hooked! The videos are short and to the point, and the cartoon characters Tim and Moby are able to explain the most complex concepts easily. These videos provide a great springboard to discussion. I first discovered the website when I was looking for an appropriate way to explain the events of 911 to my students. Someone recommended their free video about this, and I've loved the site ever since. I was thrilled when they offered to donate a classroom subscription to BrainPOP or BrainPOP Jr, or you can choose the combo pack that has both of them. Awesome! Be sure to visit them on Facebook and like their page!

$50 Gift Card to Amazon.com
Donated by Brigantine Media

Brigantine Media is my publisher, and their Compass Books division brought you Power Reading Workshop: A Step-by-Step Guide and Graphic Organizers for Reading: Teaching Tools Aligned with the Common Core. They have donated a $50 Amazon.com gift card to my Facebook Celebration. Who wouldn't want to win $50 to spend on Amazon.com? If you win it, you can treat yourself to something nice, and it doesn't even have to be educational!

$50 Member-Sponsored Spot in the TeachersPayTeachers.com Newsletter
Donated by TeachersPayTeachers.com

Are you wondering, "What's a member-sponsored spot in the TpT newsletter?" If so, don't worry! If you win this prize, you can choose to receive a $50 gift card to TpT instead! Basically, a member-sponsored spot is a small ad in the TeachersPayTeachers.com newsletter. Each week they send out a newsletter called 10 Free Downloads, and it also includes 4 small ads for items that are not free. Normally a seller has to pay to have an ad in one of those spots, but the winner of this prize will get one of those coveted spots for free. There's one small stipulation and that's that TpT must approve the item before it goes in the newsletter, and it must meet the regular quality guidelines for submission. If you win, I'll be happy to review your item before you submit it and help you make it "newsletter ready"! Be sure to visit and like the TeachersPayTeachers.com Facebook page!


Note: The giveaway is now closed. The 14 winners have been selected and have been sent notification by email. I'm on vacation now, but when I return on July 23rd I'll send out the prizes and I'll send everyone a copy of Classroom Goal Setting. Thanks for your patience!



57 comments:

  1. great prizes... but the google form won't load for me... going to try again tomorrow.

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  2. Thanks for the great prizes!

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  3. Wow!!! This is amazing! Congrats! Thank you for all you share and do!

    Ali

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  4. It also didn't work for me but I had filled in my information and is stating that I didn't answer a question or two even though all questions were answered correctly (unless I misunderstood something).

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  5. It's not working for me, either.

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  6. Laura, first of all, thank you so very much...your generosity knows no limits! Unfortunately, it is not working for me, either. Same problem as Shannon.
    jody.erickson@k12.sd.us

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  7. Thank you Laura! I have used so much from your Corkboard connection already!

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  8. Not working for me either. :(

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  9. I did have to rate all the prizes before it let me move on. You guys may be having the same problem. Try putting a rate of 1st, 2nd, etc on each prize and see if it lets you move on.

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  10. Worked for me...crossing my fingers for Spelling City...LOVED my premium membership this year for both sessions of my 5th grade Language Art classes!!!

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  11. Wow! How amazing! Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win lots of fantastic prizes!

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    1. I am trying to enter the celebration contest but do not know how to copy the URL. You are a friend on my Facebook & I am on yours. Is their something I am missing?

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  12. Keweza, thank you! That did the trick...thanks so much for your help. :) laura, thanks, again and congrats on ALL your many, many successes!! :)

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  13. Thank you so much for your generosity!! Keweza, thank you...you were right that every single item listed on the prizes had to have a bubbled filled in for the rating.

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  14. What a great giveaway! Thanks for being so generous, Laura!
    ✿Nicole
    Teaching With Style

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  15. I just saw this and I don't know why the form won't load. Here's a link to the Google Doc that may work for you: Facebook 50,000 Google Doc Entry From

    The URL is http://tinyurl.com/facebook50000

    You must put something in the address line. If you live outside the US, just write n/a since you are only eligible for items that can be delivered by email. You must rate all of the prizes, too.

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    1. Thank you so much for your quick reply. It worked, you're so sweet to help me! Your work is fantastic!

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  16. It worked for me and I am so excited about this giveaway! Thanks, Laura, for the opportunity to win!

    Lori (luvyorkies@gmail.com)
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

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  17. I keep trying to submit and it says I have unanswered questions.

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  18. Got it! Thanks for this fabulous give away :)

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  19. Thanks so much!! The form worked for me.

    Jennifer
    Grade2Happenings

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  20. Thanks, Laura Candler, for always thinking of us! You have amazing prizes.
    Have a great summer!

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  21. Laura, you are awesome. That is all.

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  22. Thank you for this awesome giveway. Unfortunately, the form is not working for me. Bummer. I'll try again later. Keeping my fingers crossed.
    Jenny T.

    Update - I figured it out. Had to rank all of the choices, not just the top 5.

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  23. Entered! Thank you for this awesome giveaway!

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  24. Thanks everyone! I've been away all day so it was nice to come home and see all these comments! Please share this with others!

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  25. Many thanks for this very generous giveaway, Laura! What a great way to start the summer---and to prepare for the next school year!

    Thanks again!

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  26. Wow, these are some great prizes! Congratulations on all of you success! This is great!

    Casey
    Coffee Talk with Mr. Brewer

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  27. Thank you Laura!! Congrats on 50,000!

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  28. This is wonderful! I am going to be a first year teacher this upcoming year and this would really be perfect for my new class! Thank you so much for your generosity and CONGRATULATIONS!! :)

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  29. Your blog is amazing! Thanks for the terrific resource!

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  30. Thank you very much. These are wonderful prizes.

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  31. Thanks for the fantastic prizes!

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  32. Fantastic prizes! I'm Aussie so I can't win the shipped prizes but the vouchers are still amazing prizes!!!

    Shanyn

    coffeekidsandcompulsivelists.blogspot.com.au

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  33. Thanks for the great giveaway. Congrats on the 5000

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  34. Wow! How awesome! Lots of great giveaways. Thanks so much!

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  35. I've tried multiple times filling this out and it still isn't taking. I tried copying and pasting the URL separately as well. Any helpful hints? I'd hate to miss out on all this awesomeness!
    Kara
    ktreadwell08@gmail.com

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  36. Thank you so much! You are really awesome. I'm looking forward to meeting you at your reading workshop this summer.

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  37. Thanks for the kind words! I'm excited about this giveaway! I want to remind everyone that you must rate all the prizes in order for your submission to be accepted.

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  38. Thank you for offering this amazing giveaway. I already use so many of your materials in my class.

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  39. What an awesome giveaway! THANK YOU so much for doing this! You are truly appreciated.

    -Sara

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  40. WOW! How awesome is this?! Thank you so much for allowing us teachers the opportunity to enter this...I had to submit mine twice since I did not select all prize options the first time. Hopefully it will work! Crossing fingers...

    I also hit the 'LIKE' button on your Teaching Resources page and posted a comment on your wall! I don't know how my privacy settings are, so in case you cannot see my complete profile, I wanted to be sure you know that I have liked your page and have commented on it. I don't see where the "follow" button is??

    Thanks again! :)

    Sara Miller

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  41. Thank you for all you are doing!

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  42. thanks you for this.. i entered and keeping my fingers crossed...

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  43. This is awesome! I hope I win one of the wonderful prizes!!

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  44. Congrats on the 50,000! Awesome give-away!

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  45. These are awesome prizes!! Thanks for all you do!

    Ashlee
    Funin2.blogspot.com

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