Monday, May 5, 2014

Teacher Appreciation Blog Hop Giveaway #1

It's Teacher Appreciation Week, a time to honor all those hardworking, dedicated teachers in our lives.

A few of my close blogging buddies and I have joined together to share our favorite school memories and celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week with a gift card giveaway.

One of my fondest memories is of my first grade teacher, Sister Barbara.  She was soft-spoken and nurturing.  I loved going to school because of her.

First Grade, St. Joseph's Academy, 1976
What is in my hair?

During our first handwriting lesson, we learned to print letter i.  I was so proud of my paper filled with perfectly formed letters.  

Sister Barbara collected and saved our first handwriting samples.  On the last day of school, she returned them to us.  I was so anxious to get my *perfectly printed* paper back... and super surprised to see that my letters actually looked more like lollipops.  :/

Now it's time to celebrate teachers everywhere.  And what would a teacher love more than a gift card to purchase more teacher-y things? Enter below to win a Teachers Pay Teachers gift card.  I have my fingers crossed for you! :)

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Be sure to hop on over to Andrea's blog, where she will share her favorite teacher story.

Stop back on Wednesday to see my favorite teacher tools and enter for a chance to win an Amazon gift card.  


  1. I love those things in your hair!

    Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! I remember getting papers back and being amazed or disappointed too. That is cool that she saved your handwriting samples from the beginning of the year.

    Reading Toward the Stars

  2. Love the adorable picture! You still have the same smile from your profile picture. =)

    What a fun memory!

  3. love the "perfectly printed i's" turned lollipops! :-)
    Happy Teacher Appreciation Day!
    BigTime Literacy

  4. were a cutie pie, and I bet Sister Barbara loved your lollipops. :-)