Friday, January 13, 2012

Kindergarten Crayons Giveaway! Expo Tickets


Do you have your ticket for Everything's K Expo? If you do thank you for supporting TBA and helping teachers to continue to access professional development. These trainings can continue if we actively support them. The presenters are doing this to help the teaching community and are sharing ideas we know will be useful in your classroom. As the date approaches we have each been given 3 tickets to do a giveaway. If you already purchased a ticket think about participating in this giveaway to hand the ticket to a deserving friend as a gift or your student teacher. Is there someone in your life who cannot afford this? I know that teachers have been hit with drastic budget cuts across the country so please encourage everyone to sign up. I have three tickets to give away and I hope one of them goes to you! I can't wait to see you at the Expo. The goodie bag is full of virtual treats you will love.
What do you need to do?
Leave me a comment telling me why you want this ticket. Easy, right? No other conditions because I want everyone to participate.
Fran

104 comments:

Karyn said...

I would L-O-V-E to win a ticket! I really want this ticket because I NEED all the advice I can get in learning how to meet the Kindergarten Common Core Standards while still making sure my Kinders are engaged and are having FUN while learning. :o)

Kideducator@comcast.net

Nessa said...

Thanks for offering free tickets to the Expo. I would love to attend the Expo and learn fabulous information from other experienced Kindergarten teachers. Thanks for the opportunity!!!!

Shelli said...

I have never heard of this before and I am so excited! I would love to win a free ticket- you are amazing and I would love to hear you teach.

Amy said...

It would be great to be able to attend the expo and learn all about kindergarten from some EXPERTS!! I teach K-1 special education and I am always looking for new ways to teach/introduce concepts to my students. They need lots of repetition and practice to master skills. Thanks for hosting!
Amy
TheResource(ful)Room!

Amanda said...

The Expo looks great! I love seeing your ideas and those of others participating and can only imagine what we could gain for seeing you at all one time! Thanks for your willingness to offer this opportunity!

Megan said...

OMG! I would love to be able to join in and experience the Kindergarten Expo. I blogstalk all of the presenters and would love to be able to get even more ideas from all of you. I have been wanting to sign up but right now our limited budget is holding me back. Winning a ticket would make my day!!

LeAnne Cooper said...

I would love to win a ticket to the expo because I'm a K teacher, and I would absolutely love to hear what you ladies have to teach us! I already follow all your blogs, and I'd love to soak up more of your expertise!
LeAnne
Hangin' with Mrs. Cooper

Ms. D said...

I would also love to have a ticket! I have been going over my budget trying to find some "free money" so I can afford to go, but being a single mommy kinda limits things for me. I would love to glean some new ideas and techniques to help me navigate Common Core and help revitalize this tired ol' dog. :) Thanks for offering such a tremendous prize!

Erica
littlesoaringeagles.blogspot.com
edoennig@joplin.k12.mo.us

Kinder Cats said...

I would be grateful for the opportunity to participate in the Everything’s Kindergarten Expo. I am new to the blogging world. I have just now found some of the great blogs out there and am gaining valuable information and lessons daily from all of the great teachers out there. I had not even heard about this until today. Being from a school district who has had to cut the professional development budget to a minimum, one of these tickets would allow me the valuable opportunity to watch some of the experts in action and gain valuable knowledge in how to engage students in learning that is enjoyable while still meeting the Common Core Standards. Thank you for offering this to all of us…and best of luck to all!!

astover6137 said...

I would LOVE this ticket because this is my FIRST year teaching Kindergarten! :)Also my first year of teaching!!! I would love to hear all of the great advice that other Kindergartners have to use in my classroom!!!!

Ke'Andra said...

Fran I would love to win a ticket! I have a wedding to attend on the 28th. Is there a way that I can buy a ticket and be able to view later. I am really interested in the information you ladies are going to share!

Ke'Andra

Mrs. Lofgren said...

I would LOVE to win a ticket! I follow your blog faithfully and have incorporated many of your ideas into my classroom. I have only been teaching Kindergarten for two years and I would absolutely love to get some tips, advice, and ideas from the experts! :) I am crossing my fingers and hoping I win one of the tickets!!!

Tricia said...

I am already signed up and very excited. I would like another ticket for a co worker. This may be a silly question but, should I have received anything from the Expo people. I have my receipt from pay pal, how do I know that I am actually registered. Please help if you can.

Tricia
tricia811@hotmail.com
Queen with Class

Ms.M said...

I would LOVE this ticket because I love all the presenters and know that this Expo will impact my teaching.

Ms. M
Ms.M's Blog
A Teacher's Plan

Mrs. King said...

Oh Wow! I really need to win a ticket. I could really use some fresh ideas. I hope I win!

Laura
jnandlmking@gmail.com
www.kingskindergarden.blogspot.com

Mrs. Bleeker's Kindergarten Class said...

Nice and simple reason why I would like a ticket: for my students!!

Jennifer said...

Kindergarten blogs have truly changed my attitude about teaching. Teachers at my school do not share ideas-it's sad, I know:( I would love to be apart of the Virtual Teaching Expo for the opportunity to learn from other amazingly talented and creative teachers. Thanks!

jenniferisley@att.net

ddelucia said...
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ddelucia said...

I would love an opportunity to be a part of this expo! I am a second year teacher and I am the one who has the most experience on my kindergarten team (crazy right). I have no real mentor and am one of the only ones at the school with my early childhood endorsement. I have no experienced teachers really to go to for advice/ ideas for kindergarten. I would love the opportunity to learn from seasoned kindergarten teachers and get real ideas to use in my room! Please pick me I really really need this!
dmitche7@gmail.com

Rachel said...

I would LOVE to participate in this event. Kindergarten is so different from teaching in other grade levels. I would love some Kindergarten specific ideas!

Rachel said...

I would LOVE a ticket to the Kindergarten Expo. I am new to the whole blogging world and am excited to learn more!

Mrs. Davies said...

I would love, love, LOVE this ticket!! I am always needing new ideas to add to the curriculum and make learning F-U-N!! Thanks so much!

~Wendy
sdwd727@gmail.com

Ashley said...

I would love to win a ticket to the expo! I am a blog stalker of all the presenters and have used so many ideas in my classroom. I would love to get more wonderful resources!!

athornton12@yahoo.com
Ashley

Mrs. McHaffie said...

Who wouldn't want a ticket to this amazing virtual expo?! I love furthering my education by learning from others. Advice/conferences/blogs are my daily dose of inspiration and I would be ever-so grateful for yet another amazing opportunity to learn from some of the best (like yourself)! :)

Fingers crossed!
Kelly
Beg, Borrow, Steal
kellymchaffie@hotmail.com

Laura PS said...

Being new to the world of teacher blogs I would love to have a new experience. Kindergarten is all about new experiences! That is why I love it!

Emily said...

I would love a ticket!! This year has been very overwhelming for me. My district is currently struggling with end of year scores and thus have been asking more and more of us as teachers. I feel so overwhelming with all the new testing, progress monitoring, Professional development, etc. that I have had to add to my already full plate.
My hope is that by attending this conference I will be reenergized and come away with new ideas.

Alessia Albanese said...

Oooohhhh....I would love to win a ticket...all I do lately is classroom stuff...and I could use a fresh take on some things! Thanks for offering the tickets!

ΡΌ Alessia
Mrs. Albanese’s Kindergarten Class

Erin Eberhart said...

I want and NEED this ticket! I teach at a title I school that just celebrated it's 102nd birthday! Our county is very large and quite in debt from building 2 new schools to accommodate all of the incoming students...therefore, there is NOT a lot of money to spare for professional development. I need ideas and ways to collaborate with other teachers outside of my school system and this would absolutely be the most perfect opportunity! I already blog stalk all of you, but to attend the expo and actually get to connect to you all would rock! Not to mention, I could use new ideas and feedback! So pick me, please....I want a ticket sooo bad! :)
Erin
Eberhart’s Explorers

mmmoffitm said...

Would love love love this ticket because I think teachers learn the most from other teachers. No one has 'all' the answers but when you can get great ideas and tips from other teachers teaching your grade level . . .well that's like finding GOLD. So I WANT and NEED that GOLDEN ticket. :)
Marsha
mmmoffitm@yahoo.com

Mrs. Everwine said...

I would love to win this ticket. I am a first year kindergarten teacher, and can use some fun, creative, and inspiring tips on how to become a great kindergarten teacher. I have been blogging all year and have learned so much from your site. If I could win this ticket I fell it will help improve my first year with some amazing and creative ideas to start me on my journey of becoming a kindergarten teacher.

Patsy said...

I would so LOVE a ticket! I teach a special education getting ready for kindergarten pilot program and spend all I can of my own funds to keep it going. With budget cuts what they are, I need all the help I can get to help these special little munchkins. They can do it and I'm showing the powers that be it's working! But I need help with implementing the common core standards. Please help me help my special munchkins!!

billi said...

I would REALLY love to win the ticket!!! i get so inspired by what I see in the blog world. After years of teaching it has relit my fire and I get so excited to share all the new stuff with my littles. Thanks for the oppurtunity.

Mrs. Krull said...

I would love to win a ticket for a teammate! She is in the middle of an accelerated masters program so she doesn't have time to blog stalk like I do, but a ticket to the K expo would give her a super charged dose of all that the blogging world has to offer!

KinderLearningBunnies said...

I would love to win a ticket to give to my mentor and colleague who just lost her home. She is the most giving and caring teacher I've ever known or worked with. Her name is Madrienne Johnson and she teachers a SDC K class next door to my regular ed class. She always thinks of others first and I'd love to give her a special gift.

Susan said...

Hello. I would love to win a ticket! I've been teaching for a long time and I love to get new ideas and learn new ways to do things in my classroom. I'm excited to see all the presentations. You can teach this old dog new tricks!! :)

Ali said...

I would love to win this ticket!! I LOVE kindergarten and would LOVE to learn from some of the best teachers out there!

Ali
alischepis(at)gmail.com

mystrerdr said...

I would love to attend this expo!! I've never participated in anything like this. It sounds like so much fun and full of great information!! I love reading your blog along with all of the others that I follow. I have been teaching for 15 years, but so much has changed and has been added to our plates that any and all help is greatly appreciated. I love to learn new things that will benefit not only me but my students.

Sultanag said...

Hi Fran,
Well what can I say? I loving teaching kindergarten and all new, fun, creative techniques are always welcome in my classroom. Although I teach English as a second language I truly desperately need new ways to approach this upcoming generation!
Traveling at this time is not possible and since I'm from Puerto Rico..........well distance is an issue!
Anyway I sincerely hope to win this golden passport !
Thank you so much for the opportunity.

Julie said...

I would LOVE the ticket!!! I want to learn from such talented ladies!!!

Crayons and Curls said...

I already bought my ticket, but would love to give this to a new teacher at my school! :)
Cheryl
cener(at)sbcglobal(dot)net
Crayons and Curls

ClaireMcL said...

I would love to be able to participate in the expo. Three days before the holiday break I was hired for a kindergarten teaching position. I had been teaching pre-k for 5 1/2 years and have now been teaching K for 7 days. I absolutely LOVE K & love having one group of kiddos all day!! The knowledge I could gain from the expo presenters would be so beneficial to my new class and myself. Thank you for the chance.

Diane W said...

I would love to win this ticket. I have been talking about this expo to my team and said I think it is worth their time and money. I have been following your blog since the summer. I love to be able to share this with my student teacher who is starting next week. Thank you for all your ideas.

Pamela said...

My colleagues and I seriously need some fresh new ideas and a new perspective on how to change things up. A few of us are not big on changing for the last 8 years and I'm hoping this will be a positive encouragement to change some of our ways.

Pamela
Rayos de Kinder

Edana said...

I would LOVE to win this ticket! I love teaching kindergarten and you guys are awesome kindergarten teachers! I would looovveee to learn as much as I can from you all :)

Color Me Kinder

amandamarie25 said...

I would LOVE to win a ticket! I am a 9th year teacher who is always excited to hear about & try new things in the classroom!

Laura said...

I would love free tickets! I just started teaching kinder in November. November? How? My class became a kinder/first grade combo!!! Yup, 29 little kiddos in my room rely on me! 10 of them being kinder. I would love to attend the expo and get great ideas on how best to serve them. thanks for this!

Colleen said...

I would love to win this ticket because I am a kindergarten teacher and January 28th is my birthday!! Thanks for the giveaway!

Cathy Irwin said...

I would love a ticket. I want to hear all the great ideas from these fabulous ladies!

Cathy I.
mrsirwinsclass@gmail.com

sandi said...

Hi Fran,
This probably isn't the right place to leave this comment, but I'm not sure where else to do it. I signed up for the expo a couple of weeks ago, but don't remember getting a ticket and am unsure how to log into the expo on the 28th. As you can tell, this is my first online expo. Any info you can give me about logging in will be helpful. I don't want to miss any of it.
Thanks,
Sandi

kool kindergarten kids said...

I really NEED a ticket because i have this addiction to these blogs and its making my job harder but way more fun after 23 years of teaching kindergarten!

Jennie Jensen said...

I'd love a ticket to the Kindergarten Expo. Learning for experts in the field, priceless!

jjensen@north-cedar.k12.ia.us

The Sawyer Family said...

I would LOVE to win this!! I have been teaching for only 5 years and am at a new school this year! This school just created their kinder program last year, so there is LOTS of room for new ideas (but the budget- mine and the schools) is small. This would be AWESOME!

Allison G said...

I'd love to attend! I know you use Open Court in your classroom. I use Imagine-it, which is just the newer version of the program. I really struggle to keep my students engaged during this scripted program and would love to see how you do it!

Ms. Naparalla said...

I would absolutely be thrilled to win a ticket! I follow all of the presenters blogs and am so grateful for their willingness to share so much. Thank you for the opportunity.
Carrie

Beadboard said...

We get no funds for professional development! I would LOVE to win these tickets. Thanks for all your hard work. It looks great.
smskdg@hotmail.com

beth said...

I would love to win this! Then I could share with my fellow k-teachers as well!! Your blog has inspired me so much over the past year!!! Thank you Fran!
Beth

Kristina said...

Hi!

I already have my ticket and am Sokol excited but who wouldn't want another for a friend! Thank you for all you do!

I can't wait!
Kristina

msdora162 said...

I would love a ticket. I can use all the advise and knowledge I can get to help my students. I hope you include some of your work with the mentors in your presentation. Thank you for all you do to help our students learn.

msdora162@yahoo.com

Lindsey said...

I have asked to attend conferences near my school and have always been told no there isn't money. We're even losing 65+ teachers next year for budget cuts. I would love to "attend" this as it may be the only one I get to!

Amy said...

I would love to have a ticket. I love all presenters blogs and would love to hear what everyone will be presenting. Thanks for the chance to win one.
Amy

Mrs. L said...

Fran,
I was so sad I could not join you at the Convention in California. I loved meeting you over break and think learning from you would be hilarious and informative. Please pick me. I don't have the money in my budget and would love to hear your words of wisdom.
Madison
Life with Mrs. L

Hippy Dippy 50 said...

Fran,
I would love to win a ticket to the expo! I have become a blog junkie and thankful for all the sharing.Love your ideas! Thank you for sharing!

Anita said...

I would LOVE a ticket to the K expo. I really need a pick-me-up while dealing with mystery, undiagnosed health issues and the winter blahs. Your blog is very inspiring and I'm sure the ideas presented at the Expo will be great!

KinderWurm said...

I have already signed up, but I would love to give my student teacher the chance to join this great event!

Jackie P. said...

I'd like to win a ticket. I'm constantly looking for new ways to improve myself as a teacher.

Terri said...

I would LOVE to win a ticket. This is my first year in Kindergarten after a 25 year break...I am feeling overwhelmed! But I am having fun.

Terri Izatt
tizatt@ecsdnv.net

Mrs.Kazanjian said...

Hi. Since I have started spending all of my free time blogging I have spent less money at School Box on workbooks! I love the creative energy flowing via blogs right now and would love a chance to win a ticket to the expo!!! Thank you for all you have done to create such excitement about teaching!

Heather Shelton said...

I would love to win a ticket to the EXPO. I have gained so much from the blogging world and pinterest. I would love to experience a Virtual EXPo and learn from the fabulous presenters!

Carrie said...

Hi Fran,
I want to attend, need to attend and I would love if I could get a free ticket! My husband's been out of work since November and moola is extremely tight! I also have been following the conference posts and website info.

Carrie said...

Woops, I forgot also, I've told my whole team that we should all do this together so we all benefit! Pick me! Pick me!

Barbara Anne said...

I would love a ticket to the K Expo (I can't "be there" Saturday morning due to my final grad school presentation (YAY!), but I just found out I can watch it later). I am the only kindergarten teacher at my elementary school so I LOVE getting ideas from blogs and other K teachers since I don't have a team of teachers to plan with. I love your blog and look forward to the Expo!

Stacey said...

I'd love to win a ticket. This is my 2nd year in Kindergarten since coming from 2nd grade for 6 years. I feel like I have great ideas but sometimes feel irrelevant in my team because I am "newer". I'd love to hear ideas and be able to apply them and feel confident that I AM relevant to these children and that I am actually doing a great job with them!

mreiche said...

I would love to win a ticket for the EXPO. I am a Kindergarten teacher that doesn't have much opportunity for outside training other than what my district offers. This looks like an amazing training and opportunity to get some great ideas! Michelle

Kari said...

A ticket to the expo would be fantastic!! I follow all of the presenters blogs, so I know that all of you have so much to offer and that I will learn things I can use with my class right away!

Kari :)
Karianne1120@gmail.com

Mrs. Davis said...

I love this blog! It gives me lots of motivation and inspiration. I would love to win the tickets!

Kelly M said...

I need this ticket to get some inspiration from some awesome kindergarten teachers! With no funds for professional development and some needy children this year, a ticket would mean a lot!

kmkoala1@gmail.com

Brenda said...

I have been wanting to purchase a ticket, but I feel selfish spending the money when my family is needing other necessities. Although I view learning new things for teaching as a need, I could not break down to purchase the ticket. I would LOVE to see and hear the advice and suggestions that will be offered during this EXPO...You ladies ROCK!

Freckleteacher said...

Hi Fran! You know that I have already purchased a ticket as soon as it was available because I love all of the presenters and topics! I would really love to re-gift the ticket if I win to a new kindergarten teacher in a nearby school that is low income. She has spent a good deal on her new classroom this year and could really benefit from the presentations and a free ticket. I would love to spread the joy of kindergarten through your Expo!

Miss Nguyen's Class said...

I would LOVE to win this ticket because I know I will gain a lot of knowledge from all the wonderful presenters!

missnguyensclass.blogspot.com

Unknown said...

I want to attend this virtual conference because it is an opportunity to learn from talented kindergarten teachers.
debbie
a1mom4kids@aol.com

Danielle said...

I would love to win a free ticket to this AMAZING event. As the grade level chair and member of my districts instructional leadership team I love receiving and implementing all the new ideas I see on the various blogs I follow. I am so happy that there is a PD opportunity geared to just Kindergarten teachers it is REALLY appreciated!!!

Danielle Brown
dnll.brown@gmail.com

pam said...

I would love a ticket to this virtual teaching workshop. I love to learn new things that I can put into practice in my classroom.
Thank you!!
Pam :)

pam.mentuck@gmail.com

Shauna said...

I love to get new ideas from teachers to jazz up my learning and pass it on to my students. I think you guys are all great. And no need to be nervous. Just think of us home in our underwear (because we can actually do that with a virtual conference, LOL). I love that I can stay at home in my pjs and watch.

Shauna
shaunarae2@yahoo.com

Jess said...

I would love to attend the expo! I teach with a team of 6 K teachers and could share what I learn.

Dana Baker said...

Hi Fran! I have already purchased my ticket, but I would LOVE to be able to give a ticket to one of the fantastic Kindergarten teachers I work with. I know that she would love the Expo!

Miss Evans said...

I would love to win a ticket to the virtual expo. I'm always looking for new ideas to implement into my classroom. I teach in a one unit schools so it's hard to come up with new/creative ideas when your the only K teacher. Thanks!

Jodi Evans
junebutterfly78@yahoo.com

Unknown said...

Hi Fran,
I have never heard of an Expo and would love to see what it is all about. Thanks for offering these tickets. I would love to get some new ideas to use in my K classroom.
Sharon

SC Teacher 28 said...

I would love a ticket!

Joni @ kinderkidsfun.blogspot.com
jegalford3406@gmail.com

McNuttS said...

I would also LOVE a ticket to the K expo! As a relatively new K teacher, I am always looking for ways to engage my students and keep them wanting to learn. Like many others, I teach in a low income school district with little parent involvement so virtually all learning is on my shoulders. When you become a teacher, no one tells you how much you will spend on materials for you class and with only my income for the last year, you can imagine the stress with a family to support as well! Any extra help/ideas are always welcome!! Thank you!!

~Stephanie
stephluckey@yahoo.com

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Barbara said...

Fran,
I have already purchased my ticket, BUT I would love to win one for my most excellent Assistant Teacher for 8 years...who is now a Kindergarten teacher!!! She is awesome, and I know she would love to participate in this event. Thank you! Barbara

Pingles said...

Hi Fram, I would love to win a ticket. I feel that experiencing this would add to my instruction. I am constantly trying to develop new strategies to aid my students in their understanding of the standards in a way that is fun but effective. I have been reading you blog and love when you present at our in services but I can never get enough. I feel that I have gained so much from reading the blog but I never can get enough. I have so many challenging students this year, not just low or EL's but some high students that deserve just the same amount of attention. So, I would love a ticket and I would be more than happy to share with the rest of my grade level. Thanks, Pat (GFS)

Mrs. Huber said...

I would L.O.V.E to win a ticket. I am a first year teacher teaching Kindergarten. I am the only Kindergarten teacher in our school and don't get the opportunity for Professional Development opportunities. This would be amazing oppurtunity for me to learn. What a great idea!!

A very hopeful 1st year teacher,
Erin

erin.huber@sendit.nodak.edu

Jennifer said...

I would love to attend to get great ideas for my classroom!

Jennifer
jenniferlalsip@yahoo.com
The First Grade Dream

Mrs. Kimbrell said...

How exciting! I would L.O.V.E. nothing more than to win a ticket!!!!! Fingers crossed, this would make this teachers' weary January BRIGHT!!!!
Meaghan
mrskimbrellsclass.blogspot.com

Mrs. Ryan said...

Picture Donkey from Shrek....that's me...jumping up and down exclaiming "Pick me, Pick me!" Fran, I don't know how you'll ever pick between all of these wonderful teachers, but know that I would love the opportunity to win the Expo ticket also. You are a true inspiration to me. I look to your blog each week for fresh ideas to reinvigorate me and my teaching. With lots of negativity in education right now, you help me remember why I love what I do! :)

Colleen Hester said...

I am a former 4th grade teacher. I absolutely LOVE teaching the Kindergarten students, but I need advice and wisdom from people who have figured out answers to questions I haven't even asked yet!

Thanks - c.hester@monclovabaptist.org

shelly c said...

Fran
Do you remember that spark your first year teaching? Do you remember that exciting feeling when the lesson was new and it worked? I have been in kindergarten the last 16 years and I think my sparkler needs relit!!! Lol. I am feeling the pull of family life, hectic schedules, and want to get excited again!!!
Thanks
Shelly C

Amy said...

I keep seeing the expo advertised and would love to win a ticket. I am always amazed at all that you all do in your classrooms and love when you share your ideas and projects. Thanks for all that you do........Amy
Amy Patte qbeepatte@hotmail.com

susan degolier said...

I would L-O-V-E to win a ticket. I am the kiddo on the carpet going "ooh ooh". I am always looking for professional development that is appropriate to kinder and you fit the ticket. I would love to share the ideas with the other K teacher in my building who is feeling very overwhelmed with the 27 kiddos she has this year.

cgibson said...

Would love a ticket! I'm looking forward to each presentation! Always something new to learn. :)

Cgibson456@yahoo.com

The Fantastic Frogs said...

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Gloria
thefantasticfrogs.blogspot.com

LoveMyKinderKids said...

Hi Fran! Just got back from the CKC! I think I saw you walk by :) There were so many of us there! I would love to win a ticket! Thanks for all you do!
Warmly,
Lorna

Catherine said...

I absolutely love all your ideas. You continue to inspire us Kindergarten teachers daily with fun integrated lessons that still meet the standards. I love seeing my Kindergarten students having fun while learning the content. I would love to win a ticket to your awesome lesson ideas! It is so important to make learning fun!!! Cp6939@gmail.com