Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Getting Ready for School and Some Giveaway Shout Outs!

I'm getting ready for my first day back at school and by getting ready I mean that I am blog-stalking. My lesson plans aren't ready yet, student work that I had planned to grade is not graded, and I am just on my computer working on some digraph/blend activities that I plan to share soon. I am excited to blog and share some funny stories (aren't little kids hilarious?).

I miss my little guys and I can just hear them scream my name, "Mrs. Matadamas!". Yeah, it is pretty much a tongue twister at first even though Spanish is their first language. I love my last name- well, my husband's last name but now it is mine, too! It is sooo unique and it means something pretty cool (google it if you don't know Spanish lol).

I plan to re-organize my room, get rid of my teacher desk {gasp}, and file all my wonderful resources that I grabbed these past 2 weeks! Pictures to come!

Now, on to some awesome giveaways:

Terri's Teaching Treasures

Terri is going to have a lot of winners:

*2 people will each get to choose $25 worth of products from her TpT store

*5 people will each get to choose any 1 item from her TpT store

Shaking it up in First Grade

She is celebrating getting 100 followers and giving away a $25 Barnes and Noble Gift Card!

Cara is giving away a one year subscription to VocabularySpellingCity!

Buggy for 2nd Grade

Buggy for Second Grade is giving away a custom wreath... Nice decoration for your home or classroom! :)

Color Me Kinder

Color Me Kinder is giving away 2 $10 TpT gift certificates! I know what I would buy with that!!

Views from Room 205 is giving away a file for each month to 12 winners!! :) Woo!

Mrs. Bainbridge is giving away Flippy Books! :) They are awesome!

Two units are being given away over at Loving & Learning in Pre-K! :)

To celebrate 250 followers Holly at Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade is giving away a $30 donation to a charity/organization of your choice!! I would donate to Donate Life AZ because my aunt had a liver transplant a couple of days before Thanksgiving and with her donated liver she is doing better and better everyday!!! :)
Crisscross Applesauce

Click the pictures to go to their blogs!

I gotta say that I love giveaways and to always enter them! I have won so many wonderful units and activities that I am able to use with my kiddos. I even won this wonderful blog template, too!! :):):)



  1. Thanks for sharing my giveaway. Your blog is super cute. I love your header!

  2. Thanks for sharing and love the new blog!

  3. Just discovered your blog. Welcome to the world of blogging! I am your newest follower!

    First Grade Delight

  4. Hello new friend!!!
    THanks for your comment! I am following!

  5. Thank you so much for sharing my blog giveaway! I'm now following your blog.


  6. Thanks for sharing about my giveaway! I'm now following you :)

    Welcome to blogging!


  7. Yeah!! I'm your 20th follower!! Thanks for leaving a comment with your blog URL so I could come see your cute blog! I'm excited to follow you!
    Teaching First

  8. Thank- you for entering my giveaway! I'm your newest follower...GOOD LUCK :)

  9. I just found your blog! I am now a follower. I hope that you hop on over and visit me!


    Hopping into First Grade

  10. Thanks for sharing about my giveaway! :)

    I love your blog- it's so clean and organized looking! I was just spying on your classroom pictures and am super intrigued by the brag tags... off to check those out now!

    Mrs. Bainbridge's Class