Monday, August 25, 2014

Celebrating 500,000 Facebook Likes!


500,000 Likes = $50 TpT Giveaway!

Holy moly! I noticed a few days ago that my Teaching Resources Facebook page was about to hit 500,000 likes! Sound like a good reason to celebrate, doesn't it?

Facebook is a terrific way for educators to connect and collaborate, and I love all the sharing that takes place on my page! The Wednesday Question Connection feature has really taken off, with dozens of people posting questions each week, and hundreds of teachers responding to them and offering advice when I share the questions on Facebook.

Because the success of my page is a result of the amazing teachers who take time to like, comment on, and share my posts, I decided to celebrate this accomplishment with a $50 TpT giveaway. To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter form before Monday, September 1st, at 10 pm.

Teaching Resources -
Here, There, and Everywhere!

I realized those who follow me on Facebook might not be aware of my resources in other locations like my free virtual file cabinet on Teaching Resources, this blog, my TpT store, and on Pinterest. I have hundreds of freebies, teacher books, and ebooks and they are in a number of different places online. I set up the giveaway to encourage you to visit those other locations where you can find resources to help you get started this year.

How to Enter to Win the Gift Card
You can earn up to 8 entries by taking each action in the Rafflecopter, but the only mandatory entry is to like my Teaching Resources Facebook page - of course! By the way, you don't have to complete all the entries now. If you get sidetracked in my TpT store or on my website, you can always come back later to finish!


The contest for the $50 TpT gift card started when my page hit 500,000 likes at 9 pm on Monday, August 25th and it will end a week from that time at 9 pm EDT, Monday, September 1st.

If you enjoy the Teaching Resources Facebook page and my resources, please take a moment to share this contest with others. Thanks! Have a great school year!



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100 comments:

  1. I have used many of your products with my students. What I love most is how they are engaged whenever we are using one of your games or activities - They always ask if it is Laura Candler's game that we are using.

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  2. I don't know where my other comment went! Congrats on reaching 500,000! You are reaching so many teachers and we thank you for all your hard work!

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  3. I have used several of your products with my students. The Graphic Organizers for Reading has been extremely helpful.

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  4. I love your products! I use too many to count. Hope to make it to NC one summer for a workshop.

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  5. I love all of the useful tips you give.

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  6. Thank you for all of your hard work. You save me hundreds of hours with your wonderful products!

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  7. As a first year teacher, your resources are very useful to me and I hope to use them effectively in the future!

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  8. I have things saved in Tpt that I would like to buy so this is perfect!

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  9. There are so many great games and such I have found that help us out at home, we are a homeschooling family. :)

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  10. Thanks for being a reliable source of information! I am stockpiling ideas and activities to use when I have a classroom!

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  11. I love your products!!! I have been a Pinterest follower for quite some time. Would be awesome to have more of your stuff!!!!

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  12. I love your website and am excited that you reached 500,000 likes. Thanks for all you do for the Caring Classrooms community too!

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  13. Your resources are amazing. I started by using your resources from your website and now follow almost all of your pages: )

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  14. I appreciate how you are in touch with teachers even though you aren't in the classroom any more. Your webinars are full of great information, the Caring Classroom community is amazing, the questions and answers on your Facebook page are helpful, and so much more. Thank you!

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  15. You have so many resources available for all grades and even if you don't have something for a particular grade, your resources can be adjusted to meet the needs of the student and grade. Thank you for sharing.

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  16. Your resources are so easy to use and the kids enjoy them so much! Last year they especially liked the tangram and area & perimeter activities.

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  17. I own so many of your wonderful resources! I like them because they are easy to use and implement. You lay everything out clearly! I used your math facts book last year, reading workshop, geometry, task cards, tons of free resources!

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  18. I am very interested in learning more about your science resources. I seem to have the most difficulty finding appropriate science things for my students. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  19. Congratulations! I love using your math resources.

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  20. I love many of your products and ideas. Thanks for all the help and the chance at the giveaway!

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  21. I love to check out your seasonal file cabinet to see what goodies or ideas you have for us!

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  22. Congratulations on 500,000 likes on Facebook! You are truly helping so many teachers with your Caring for Classrooms donations! Keep up the great work Laura! Thank you!!

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    1. Thanks, Karen. I emailed you yesterday but did not get a response. I can't share your blog post until I hear from you. Thanks!

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  23. I have not used any of your products with my students. I would love to try out your practice place value activities on tpt.

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  24. I really like your talking sticks. I've found that they get even the most timid students to share in the discussion. I've used them for whole-class read alouds and literature circles or book groups.

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  25. My kiddos and I love your Interactive notebooks. ELA and Math!

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  26. I use a lot of your resources especially in my reading centers.

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  27. I have your Reading Workshop book, and I LOVE it - very useful and helpful!

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  28. Thank you for sharing your resources! I searched your science folder and found every valuable resources that I can use in my classroom...so thrilled! Your webinars are greatly appreciated, too!

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  29. I am a whole brain teaching intern and have been following your pinterest and Facebook since Coach B posted about you!

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  30. I am a newbie to your resources so I haven't had a chance to use them with my students yet (school starts next week). I have a list of several resources to explore for our first few weeks of school.

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  31. Off the top of my head, I know I've used your Racing Through Elapsed Time activity and the Place Value Partners activity. I'm sure there have been others as well. The students like the game aspect of both activities. They are practicing each skill multiple times and don't even realize it since they are having fun.

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  32. I have used your multiple intelligences resources with my students.

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  33. FANTASTIC RESOURCES!!! I use so many...you are the Guru of Teaching Resources!

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  34. Love your work. Congrats on such an awesome milestone.

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  35. Wow! I had no idea how many of your resources were available! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  36. I use your resources all the time!! I just printed the Basic Time Test from the Math Filing Cabinet because we are starting elapsed time this week. Thanks for all the good resources and ideas!!!

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  37. I love using your games and other resources. It gives me new ideas and helps differentiate in the classroom. Great literacy and math resources.

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  38. New here and enjoying looking at all the files. What a great resource for teachers! :)

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  39. You have such engaging math products. I can't wait to use place value partners with my second graders!

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  40. congrats on 500K facebook likes! that's amazing!

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  41. I have only just been introduced to your pages, but I am enjoying seeing all of your work. I am getting very side-tracked from my planning looking at all these wonderful ideas and products!

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  42. I have used many of your products with my students. Last year my students loved playing Island Conquer.

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  43. A new follower! Wonderful stuff!

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  44. Congrats on your milestone. WOW! 500,000 followers. You deserve all the best.

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  45. I love that you have such a wide variety of resources!

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  46. Congratulations on all your followers! Thanks for the contest!

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  47. Congratulations on hitting such an impressive milestone! I really like the Customary Measurement Conversions. I've used it to help reinforce measurement as a life skill.

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  48. Your Donors Choose information is what got me started with DC last spring! I will be forever thankful! =)

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  49. Congratulations on the milestone! I have used Literary teaching resources and it was fantastic! Keep up the good work!

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  51. I've been raiding your file cabinet for years! So many great ideas! One that stands out is your "How to Earn 10,000 Scholastic Bonus Points" packet. Those ideas have helped me build my classroom library to thousands of books and have helped me give so many books to students. Thank you!

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  52. This TPT store is new to me. I have not used any of the product yet but I am excited about what I see.

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  53. Thanks for all the great resources! You have been so helpful!

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  54. I love all of your TPT products!! Thanks for the wonderful ideas!!

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  55. I am a new convert to your products. I can't wait to begin teaching with many of your products. First up---Teaching DIscussion Conections!

    pes5151@yahoo.com

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  56. Appreciate all you do for us! Your website is a great resource... Thank you =)

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  57. As a "new teacher" getting back into subbing (after 7 years of raising my children) and gearing up for a full time job in the near future, your resources and webinars have helped me get back into the swing of thinking like a teacher. I am so excited about teaching again and I love your resources and strategies that I plan to implement in the classroom. Thank you for all of your wonderful insight!

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  58. Congratulations on your milestone! I'm not surprised because your posts are super! My students love your Fraction Bingo.

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  59. Congrats! I remember finding your website about 10 years ago when I started teaching 4th grade after 12 years in 1st grade. Your lit circle resources were a life saver! I especially like your geometry pack as it reviews many of the 3rd grade standards. Keep up the great work!

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  60. Congratulations! I have enjoy participating in several of your webinars.

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  61. Congratulations! I have your reading workshop books and I love that the resources are at the tips of my fingers. I also use your many of your other subject resources. Thank you for the work you do and making our job a little easier.
    chief9937@Yahoo.com

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  62. Your resources are great! I've been teaching for 4 years and constantly look back at all of your resources! Thank you so much for sharing them with the education community!

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  63. I could not possibly pick a favorite resource of yours! Each one is fantastic and I have been using them for years. I love your webinars !

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  64. I love all of your pinterest posts. You are amazing.

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  65. Thanks for being such a great resource and yet being so humble and real. We need more people in the world like you! Your resources are always top-notch and you advertise, but always modestly. As you can tell, I've run in to those who aren't!

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  66. I find that more and more I'm looking for a resource, it leads to your site. Thank you for all your hard work.

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  67. Thank you for sharing your expertise and experience with all educators! I always find myself returning to your website to read up on tips and activity ideas to use in my classroom! Congratulations on reaching 500 000 likes on your Facebook, it goes to show that your readership is widespread! :)

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  68. I will be checking into your writing files since I will begin teaching writing this year. Thanks!

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  69. I signed up to view your Active Engagement Strategies webinar a few weeks ago, but with Back to School, I've been super busy. Hopefully I can get to watching it tomorrow. I love all of your products BTW!

    A Teaspoon of Teaching

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  70. Every year I use your Reader's Workshop book to launch our workshop. It makes the rest of the year run so much more smoothly after we start with your plan! Thanks for a great resource!

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  71. Congratulations on reaching so many teachers and thus reaching even more students. You have wonderful ideas, and I have implemented many of them. I also appreciate all you do on Donors Choose. By Melissa Hunt

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  72. I love the reading workshop book. It makes reading workshop so easy to implement. Actually, I love all of Laura's products. I have been using them for a few years now. Great math and reading resources.

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  73. I would love for you to come to my school and do a presentation similar to the one I attended this summer.

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  74. Not sure if my first post worked, so I am posting again. I love your site. LOVE IT!!!! I am from California and we have a conference called the Good Teaching Conference in San Jose and I think,me actually would love for you to present your information at it. I know I would enjoy it. Not sure how presenters go about being a presenter, but I know it is out on by our CTA (California Teachers Association) website might have the information. Just saying I think you would be a hit out here in California.

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    1. Thanks! I looked online to find out about this conference which is the Good Teaching Conference North, but I couldn't find anything later than the 2013 conference. I might actually consider this because my family all live in the Bay area so it would be great way to visit them and do a workshop in California. If you can find out more for me, please email me at contact@lauracandler.com. Thanks!

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  75. I love the relevance of your products to current trends and topics in education. I can always find what I am looking for within your products. I would love to see more items focused on the visual arts from you. Thank you for being a great resource!

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  76. I have been a follower of your newsletter for a while now - but have not had the chance to look through your files. I will be making a point to look through your file cabinet and checking out all of your resources!!

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  77. Congratulations! I really appreciate all of your resources. Whenever I need a fresh idea, I come looking for what you have to suggest!

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  78. I am not sure if my first post worked...
    I have been a huge supporter of yours for a few years. I am so thankful to all of the resources that you provide for teachers free. I use your Mastering Math Facts at the beginning of the year with my fifth graders. It is really sad how many students are not memorizing their basic facts.

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  79. Thanks so much for sharing all you do with us to make our jobs easier!!

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  80. I love using your "Writing Powerful Poetry" as part of my poetry unit. The poetry peace map that is included with it is so helpful.

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  81. Congratulations on your milestone! Thank you for all the resources you provide and for supporting other teachers. :-)

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  82. I love your resources and return to them year after year. This week I became involved in Caring Classrooms Community. Thank you for all you do to help teachers and students.

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  83. I love your Science Safety Rules. We glue them into our notebooks every year. Thanks for making them a half-sheet. Perfect for a notebook.

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  84. Congrats! I've been using ideas from your file cabinet for years. Thank you!
    Debbie
    Crockett's Classroom . . . Forever in Third Grade

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  85. Congratulations on reaching 500,000 likes on Facebook! I have recently discovered your wonderful resources. These will come in handy for my classroom. Thanks so much!

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  86. Thanks for all the tips you have for elementary school teachers. I have used them in prek and with students, K-2nd, in summer school.

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  87. So many to choose from- top on my mind right now is the 10,000 bonus pts from scholastic in September

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  88. Thank you for sharing...all of your freebies are FANTASTIC Laura! I am finding some amazing Math to use with my kiddos this year!!!☺♥♥♥

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  89. Where to Begin??!! (1st comment does not seem to have gone through.)
    Laura, you have been such a big part of my teaching career for so many years...lucky the day that I first found your website! You have helped me to learn and grow in so many ways, both professionally and personally, and I thank you with all my heart. You can never realize the extent of the profound impact you have had on not only my students and I, both teachers and students throughout our beloved America and beyond. Thank you for sharing your talents, creativity, insights, passion, and "yourself" with all of us...what a blessing you are!

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    1. Wow! This is an amazing testimonial! You really made my day. I don't even know how to respond to your comments. I'm humbled by them and thankful that I was able to make a difference. My response seems rather lame because it's difficult to respond to such glowing praise. Have a great year!

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  90. I'm really interested in your Sentence Go Round product as my students struggle with complete and run-on sentences. I have used many of your other products and freebies over the years, most recently character traits and bio poems. I also like the free yearly calendar you have created as I use it for my teacher lesson planner to map out the year. It was nice to meet you at the TpT 14 conference in Vegas this year. Thank you for all the wonderful creations!
    TeacherMsH~ThirdIstheWord

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  91. Love all of your products! I have never purchased a resource that wasn't helpful!

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  92. Not sure if my first comment posted! I tried to post but it never showed up! I am a newcomer to your TpT resources pages, but I love it! Helps so much with Common Core! I'm also a fan of Caring Classrooms page! If it weren't for your page, I never would have known about the funding blitz last weekend and I think the foundation who donated to fund my project probably saw it on your page! Thanks for all that you and Francie do to help teachers!

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  93. I just recently found out about all of your resources! There are so many that I am looking forward to using. As a first year 3rd grade teacher, these are awesome!

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