Tuesday, July 24, 2012

One Year Blogiversary Extravaganza!

As of today, I have been blogging for one year. I am amazed by this journey I have been on this past year. (that sounds so cliche). I have met so many great friends in person and through the blogs. I have grown so much as a teacher. I had a personal blog before starting this teacher one. I enjoyed posting on it but I didn't really have much of a readership. I wrote a blog post on that blog  that got a lot of attention from my teacher friends. This led me to doing a search of kindergarten blogs. I found April Larramore's blog Chalk Talk and Fran Kramer's blog Kindergarten Crayons. I was hooked. I found all kinds of ideas and books to read and resources. I just kept clicking away. From there I found so many blogs for all grade levels. I also discovered all these great resources and I was inspired to start creating some of my own. One of the best thing about blogging is all the friends I have made. I have had so many people help me along the way and inspire and encourage me. There are friends that I have never met but they leave me sweet comments on my blog and help me to feel inspired. There are also some fabulous friends that I have actually met. This great state of Tennessee has some fabulous bloggers. Especially my bloggy BFF Laura at Kinder Kraziness. She organized an awesome get together back in April and then started a facebook group for us Tennessee bloggers. I also had the pleasure of meeting Natalie from Teachery Tidbits in person. I'm sure that all this seems a little nutty to those that are not a part of this amazing community. We send presents to people we don't know (thanks to the bloggy exchanges). We spend hours talking at restaurants with people that we've just met but feel like we've known forever. I love this community. It makes me feel like I'm normal instead of some weirdo who gets excited about school supplies or can't turn the teacher brain off. I also can't believe that over 400 people read what I have to say on a regular basis. In honor of all this sappy stuff and my excitement of having over 400 followers I'm have a blogiversary extravaganza this week. It kicks off today with a giveaway.
I also have put all my items on my Teachers Pay Teachers store on sale until July 28th. You want to make sure you're following me and keeping up this week. I plan of having a flash freebie Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday on my TPT store. So be sure to check back.
Here are some things you can win:
My entire TPT store

2 Items from Markeeta at A Teacher and A Blog's TPT store

A Teacher and a Blog

An item from Laura at Kinder Kraziness's TPT store 

An item of your choice from Holly at Crisscross Applesauce in First's Grade's TPT store

Your choice of items from Mary Lirrette at Mrs. Lirette's Learning Detectives' TPT store

Owls on Dots Classroom Theme from Natalie at Teachery Tidbits 
Splish Splash Splat Unit from Mrs. Castro's Class

Mrs. Castro's Class
Any item from Jennifer at Herding Kats in Kindergarten's TPT store

An item of your choice from Erin at Eberhart's Explorer's TPT store

Enter below at the Rafflecopter. You have until July 28th to enter. I'll announce the winner on Sunday July 29th. Be sure to check back at my blog this week for all the goodies. 
a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Happy Anniversary! I loved reading the blogs and Miss Kindergarten inspired me!


  2. I don't guess one blogger inspired me to start blogging, but it was a collaboration of all the bloggers!

    Elizabeth L.
    The First Grade Jungle Room

  3. Congratulations Kerri! Look how many people are following your blog in just one year because they find your ideas helpful! Thanks for giving back to all the teachers:)

    Great {First Grade} Expectations

  4. I'd have to say that Cara from The First Grade Parade originally inspired me to start blogging, but I found so many inspirational bloggers soon afterwards that helped keep the inspiration going. :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  5. I can't say any of them in particular. They all inspired me.


  6. Happy Blogiversary! Your blog is very cute! I'm currently not a blogger...yet! I've been inspired to start by several including Cara from The First Grade Parade and Abby from The Inspired Apple. For now I'm just a blog stalker :)


  7. I was inspired by Heidi from Heidisongs, along with many, many others! I am excited to be making regular progress on posting and meeting new friends on my blog this summer! :)
    Mrs. Cobb's Kinder Sprouts

  8. Yay happy blogiversary!!!!! So excited for you, girl! And look at all those great prizes...totally wish I could enter..ha!

    Teachery Tidbits

  9. Deanna Jump inspired me to start a blog.

  10. I have no idea who inspired me to blog, but the one that helped me get started was my boyfriend's sister, Monique (Moe for short)! She's the sweetest person I have ever met :)

    Miss V's Busy Bees
    I'm having a 2-0-0 follower giveaway - come on by!

  11. Congrats Kerri! Teaching Heart Mom was the first teaching blog I followed. Once I started reading blogs, I couldn't wait to start a blog! :)
    Crayons and Curls

  12. I've been following some of the "top blogs" for over a year, but it was a giveaway offered by Mrs. Stanford that made me finally hit publish.

    Thanks for a great giveaway!
    Kinder Cuties

  13. Happy anniversary! I don't have my own blog but started following many blogs this past spring. I love the ideas and reading about other teachers and their experiences. Thanks for the chance to win!

  14. Happy blogiversary! I started following blogs just about a year ago and you were one of the first I started with.Thanks for all your great ideas. I am just a blog stalker.

  15. I started blogging all by myself, when a link came up on my gmail. I didn't even know what to do, who would have thought it would end up being such a big part of my life. I can say that Mrs. Wills continues to inspire me to blog.


  16. Happy blogiversary! I was inspired by sooo many blogs, it's too hard to name just one.

  17. Happy Blogiversary! I'm so glad you told me about your giveaway. Glad to be your newest follower :)

    Twins, Teaching and Tacos

  18. Happy blogiversary! I found you through Mrs. Castro's Class blog!

  19. Happy Blogiversary! I can't say it was one particular blogger. I had my blog online for almost a year before I ever made a post!! Just decided to take the plunge this summer!
    Primary Pizzazz

  20. I still haven't started my own personal blog....I just can't find time in the day to get one started.


  21. I don't think I could pick just one. There are so many great blogs that I follow! I'm a blogoholic!