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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Bloggy Giveaways Carnival

This is my first time participating in the Bloggy Giveaway Carnival.



You can click the picture above to go to the master list of giveaways.

For *my* giveaway, you can win a cute coffee cuff! Really, it will work for any cool or hot beverage to protect your hand, and you help cut down on waste because it's reusable! :) I have even used them on cups around the house.



This cuff is made from coffee cup themed fabric with several layers of quilted insulation.



To enter,
  • just leave a comment below telling me about your favorite elementary school teacher (I am about to head back to my third graders).
  • Be sure to leave your address or a link to your blog so I can contact the winner!
  • The winner will be chosen at random and posted on the evening of Saturday, August 2nd.

39 comments:

Joy said...

Look at me I am first! First I must say super cute coffee cuff! Wow! Um, my favorite teacher was actually my third grade teacher. She was very young and SO not set in her ways. She really loved us well and encouraged finding different ways to learn. Her name was Mrs. Cowan and she was pretty incredible!

Nashvillians Now said...

What an adorable coffee cuff! I hope I win.

My favorite elementary teacher was my first grade teacher. I can't remember now what was so great about her but I always remember how much I loved first grade. I think she was really patient, kind, and fun!

Mommyton said...

My fvorite was my 3rd grade teacher. She encouraged my love of reading and WAS wonderful when I shy because I had jsut moved here. A question for you..........Waht is he best appreacition gift you have gotten from your class or from a child? I am always looking for good Teacher Appreciation/Christmas gifts for my kids (Pre-K and 2nd grade)
Thanks!!!

Carol said...

Looove the cuff!!

My favorite teacher was my 4th grade teacher, Ms. Bushart. MS.! This was back in the late 70's/early 80's. She was the very first feminist I'd ever known (even though I did realize that until about high school). She lived ALONE and had earthtone stripes painted on her living room wall. I knew this because she lived just around the corner from me and we would try and see in her windows as we walked past. She was the talk of all the parents as she was a MS. and she was a single woman who purchased her own house.

I ADORED HER! She'd read to us every single day after lunch, every day. She taught us all a lesson I've never forgotten, she read a book to us and then we watched the movie. Of course, we were all disappointed in the movie. She told us then that "the book is ALWAYS better." It was "Incident at Hawks Hill." and I still remember it, what, 30 years later!

Ok, does this win any points for the longest comment left on a total strangers blog? LOL!

My sons all had the same 3rd grade teacher and they all loved her. So much so that they invited her to their HS graduation this spring. (My older sons graduated at the same time.)

Ok, I'll stop now.

poohangie said...

How cute!

My favorite teacher was my k 4 teacher Mrs Bennett.

I teach 5 year old kindergarten now and we start back to school next week. Thanks for the give away!

angela_mullins at hotmail dotcom

micaela6955 said...

My favorite was Mrs. Jones...my 5th grade teacher. The funny thing? My 15 year old son had Mrs. Bushey (the former Mrs. Jones!) as HIS 5th grade teacher 5 years ago! She had just started teaching when I was in her class, so it was great to see my son with the same teacher! I hope she stays on a few more years, I'd love my first grader to have her in 4 more years!

Tonya said...

My favortie teacher was my third grade Mrs. Thompson. I LOVED her she had the coolest grab bag stuff and the most geometrical wood shape things, lol. I saw her not that long ago and she recognized me first and came and gave me a big hug. Im 26 now so that tells you how many years went by! She always made me feel so special! Thanks for the entry :)

paula h said...

Mr. Decker. He was scatter brained but nice.

Just.Me said...

My favorite teacher was my 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Alm. She let us hatch baby chickens in her class. I loved it.

Carrie said...

My favorite teacher was Mrs Stames. She was beautiful and full of energy. After I started teaching we were sitting next to each other at an inservice and it was so sureal.

Jennifer said...

My favorite all-time teacher was my high school English teacher, Mrs. LeSage. But you asked for an elementary teacher, so, ummmmmmm. Ummmmmm, most of my elementary teachers were the stereotypical old ladies with little reading glasses who would slap your desk with the ruler as they walked around the room. But I guess I will say, Mrs. Mathis, music teacher.`

Judy said...

By far my favorite teacher was my kinder-first grade teacher. She "graduated" with us. About 10 years later, I ran into her at a wedding and SHE recognized ME before I did her! She truly loved, respected and cherished each child that walked through her door. She's one of the people who inspired me to teach as well.

Thanks for a great giveaway!

pjmomof3boys said...

Ooh, I could sooo use a coffee cup cuff! So cute! Let's see...my favorite teacher was my 6th grade teacher. She was a young'un at the time and lived for teaching. She challenged me and went out of her way to give me and some others extra learning opportunities. She became a very good friend of our family!

Thanks for the chance to win!

BrineS said...

Cute coffee cuff! My third grade teacher was my favorite...she was just so nice.

dbstout{at}juno{dot}com

michelle said...

My favourite was my sixth grade teacher. It was her first year, she was young, pretty, and full of enthusiastic and fun ideas. I was actually still in touch with her up until just recently.

michelle at northofthe49 dot com

Tara said...

My favourite elementary school teacher was my grade six teacher- she was wonderful. Her name was Ms. Mclean and she was physically disabled but she inspired me!

Kristin @ Blue Skies said...

My favorite teacher was my first grade teacher. She had such a sweet spirit and loved every single one of us!

Doreen said...

Awww I would love to own a coffee cuff!! :) Hmmmm my fav Teacher I think was my 2nd grade Teacher, Mrs. Kaliebo! :)

Annabelle said...

I really liked Mr. Lewis (6th grade), he approached learning differently and we always had fun in his class!

KathyEller said...

Thank you for such a great giveaway--throw my name in the hat!!

Im not sur eif everyone considers 7th grade elementary but I really lked my teacher--Mrs. Honig. she detested happy faces and had us read 1984 and really challenging things but somehow let us have a childhood and opinions.

eller@ilovejesus.net
www.handfulofellers.blogspot.com

Lilith Silvermane said...

I LOVE these things, I'd carry it everywhere :) I like coffee...

My favorite elementary school teacher was Mrs. Armstrong. She was such a wonderful lady and I still saw her years after I grew up!

Suzie G. said...

My favorite teacher was my 4th grade teacher Mr. Kaye. He was really nice and we had about 10 class pets. We'd get to go to other classrooms and give reports on the animals from time to time. We got to take the Guinea Pig home for summer vacation too!

Tammy said...

My first grade teacher was my favorite her name was Mrs. Senkiw, and we always got it mixed up and said Senkiw, Mrs. Thank you! Thanks for the chance.

Ginny said...

My favorite teacher was my 5th grade teacher & he was male. I cant' even remember why I liked him so much, he was just a ton of fun.

My daughter just had an awesome teacher as well, very caring, lots of fun, she really made teaching fun for the kids which is what my 5th grade teacher did as well.

CanCan said...

Unbelieveable! I have honestly been wanting a handmade "coffee cuff" (I call them Java Jackets).
My favorite teacher was in 4th grade. She was so fun, and every Friday we did some type of art project. Also in her classroom she has a big old bathtub (not hooked up to plumbing) that had pillows and stuff in it. When we finished writing a story we were allowed to sit in the bathtub and the class gathered around and listened to you read what you wrote.

onlycancan at hotmail dot com

Kyra said...

My 2nd grade teacher was my favorite, Mr. Benzo.

Maggie said...

My favorite teacher was my 3rd grade teacher who let us all learn in our own way. Maybe that's why I also became a 3rd grade teacher!

Charlotte said...

I really loved my fifth grade teacher, Mrs. Nichols. After I moved on to middle school I still went back to visit her.

charlotte(dot)evard(at)comcast(dot)net

Kim said...

My favorite teacher, Miss B is what we called her, was my favorite because she made learning fun. That and you could tell she was having fun teaching us.

I've subscribed to your feed so that I can keep up with your blog.

Thank you for this wonderful giveaway that you are participating in!

Audrey said...

My favorite elementary school teacher gave us little prizes if we read a certain number of pages in reading books in a month. I love to read so it was great for me!

Ma Val said...

My fifth grade teacher, Mr. Schmidt, used to do the whole Mr. Rodger's thing. He'd come in singing, "It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood..." and head to his chair, take of his rubber boots, hang his coat and put on a yellow sweater. He'd do this ramdomly whenever the mood struck. He was my favorite!

sarah said...

my favourite elementary school teacher was my Grade 2 teacher. she was truly an inspiration and so much fun. she taught even while she was fighting cancer and that is something I will never forget. her students were important to her and she loved them more than anything.

fertawert AT yahoo DOT com

KJ said...

These are so cool!

My favorite teacher was Mrs. Richter! She was my 3rd grade teacher and we had Pueblo Indian studies together. She was so pretty and nice.

Thanks for your generosity!

KJ - California

Yelowflower said...

believe it or not her name was Mrs Kasiotis (sp) and she was a wonderful teacher.

what a fun giveaway I could use one of those formy cappicino, thank you
http://yelowflowersgarden.blogspot.com/

Megret said...

My favorite teacher was my 2nd grade teacher, Mrs. Daniels. She used to play guitar and we had morning singalongs where I learned lots of folk songs I've never heard. She also used to pray with us before lunch, which was probably frowned upon even back then!
Thanks!
Megret
musesofmegret (at) gmail (dot) com

tiffannhm said...

Very cute!

I guess my favorite elementary school teacher was my 1st grade teacher, Mrs. King. The only thing I really remember is her telling my mother I was a "brilliant" student.

Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

tiffanyannrosson at yahoo dot com

jskell911 said...

My 6th grade teacher for encouraging me to challenge myself beyond what I thought were my own limits

Brandy said...

My favorite Elem. Teacher was my Second grade teacher. She was so sweet, and I have never forgotten her.

Charlotte said...

My favorite teacher was my 4th grade teacher, Ms. Coffin. She was awesome. She always found a way to help us out and I remember that she would always help me with my bible studies and math. :)