Sunday, July 21, 2013

Hot off the Presses: A Back to School Exclusive!

EXTRA! EXTRA! It’s time to read all about it!

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Twenty, yes, twenty, amazing teacher-bloggers are celebrating the fact that it is almost time to go back to school. We all love summer, but it’s time to start thinking about getting back to school. We have decided we all will need some fun to break up all those days of professional development and endless meetings, mixed with late nights and weekend spent decorating your classroom. So for the next 10 days, we are celebrating with freebies and a prize a day! Yes, we said A PRIZE A DAY… FOR 10 DAYS.

Every day, you will have the chance to enter and win one of 10 great prizes!
This is what you can win during our Back to School Exclusive…(in no particular order)

Prize #1 Quiet Pencil Sharpener & a $25 TPT gift card from Graphics from the Pond $50 value
Prize #2 Bright Chevron Classroom Decor Set $50 value
Prize #3 Teacher/Classroom Gift Basket $200 value
Prize #4 Teacher/Classroom Gift Basket $200 value
Prize #5 Google Nexus 7 Tablet with case & stylus pen $250 value
Prize #6 Scotch Laminator $25 value
Prize #7 K-2 TPT Product Bundle over $100 value
Prize #8 3-5 TPT Product Bundle over $100 value
Prize #9 Blog ("Cuter" Design by Christi Blogs!) $70 value
Prize#10 TPT Gift Cert $50
This is the IMPORTANT part. Please read carefully. EVERY DAY, FOR 10 DAYS, you will need to visit the final stop blog

(which happens to be a new collaborative blog in town!)

If you're like me and want to start things at the beginning click on the start button. :)


Step 1: If you would like a place to record the information you're going to be gathering click on the image below.
Step 2: You’ll need to collect your freebies. This hop will take you to all 20 blogs where you will collect freebies along the way. You can start at any of the blogs, follow the “next stop” buttons, and it will take you in a loop to all 20 blogs. The very last stop will be The Teaching Tribune. 

 Step 3: Hidden in each freebie is a QR code, which looks like this…

 (Note: This is just a sample image. You do not need it for any reason.)

You will need to scan all 20 QR codes for a cash value with your smart device. For those of you without a smart device, head on over to Sugar & Spice where she has the solution for you!

After downloading the freebie at each blog stop, be sure to record the amount in the QR code onto your cheat sheet.

Step 4: Once you have all 20 cash value amounts, add them up, then you will enter the total value to win a prize a day on the Rafflecopter. All prizes will be posted on The Teaching Tribune blog.

It’s time to get started! All you need to do is click on my freebie below to download.
Find the QR code hidden in my freebie and add the value to your cheat sheet for stop # 17

Good luck!THE NEXT STEP: Click on the Next Stop button to head over to the next blog to grab your freebie!




  1. Replies
    1. I'm glad you like it! I hope you're enjoying the hop and picking up lots of freebies :)

  2. Great idea, and I bet the students love looking for the tiny words!

    1. Thanks! I hope that you're enjoying the hop :)
      Good luck on the rafflecopter at the end!

  3. Thank you. This is an awesome giveaway!

  4. Thank you. This is an awesome giveaway!

    1. I'm glad you like it! It's my first time using QR codes and I love them!! Good luck!!!