Sunday, April 17, 2011

200 Followers!! Time for another give-away!


I started my blog early last May. Here I am, one year and 216 posts later, and today I opened my laptop to see that 200 people are now reading what I write!! Huh???!!! WOW!!!
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I'm amazed by the power of the blog. For many of us, particularly those of us who teach in small or geographically isolated districts, we do most of our planning independently, rarely getting the chance to share ideas with others in similar positions. Blogging has changed that. We share ideas back and forth, we make suggestions, we find ways to change up or improve our lessons, we offer pats on the back (that often don't happen in our home district), and I believe we find some true friends. It takes away the isolation, and I believe makes us better as teachers! Yeah blogging!!!
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So back to the give-away - the photo above is the cover of a Picasso painting puzzle, which I am sending to one lucky follower! The puzzle was purchased used, from
Piece Time Puzzles in Northwood, NH, but we recently assembled it and therefore I can guarantee that no pieces are missing. (They sell a lot of used puzzles and they are always just like new, nice and clean, and I've never gotten one with a piece missing. Great store!) Anyhow, it's a 500 piece puzzle and more challenging than I predicted.
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So - if you want to be entered in a drawing for this puzzle, leave a comment to this post, with an email address so that I can contact you if you win. Please leave your comment by midnight on Wednesday April 20th; a winner will be selected by random drawing on Thursday the 21st.

And a big thank you to all of YOU, my readers, who put up with my brags about my kid and my occasional rants!

7 comments:

  1. Phyl, I totally agree on the feedback deal. I am in a small district and the ONLY elementary art teacher...so you get the picture. I love that blogging allows us to share ideas and encourage each other! Congrats on your 200 mark!
    I would love to be entered into the drawing, Picasso is such a fun artist to teach.

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  2. Would love to be entered in your drawing. Congrats on your big numbers! I'll be celebrating my 1 yr anniversary this month & am so glad to have access to all the wonderful bloggers out there. Please stop by handsheadnheart for my anniversary giveaway - details coming soon! I remember you were among my early followers and I appreciated your confidence in my early efforts...

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  3. Keep the brags and rants coming! We love them!

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  4. i love getting ideas from all of you art teachers out there! :) congrats on hitting the 200 mark. Blogging is definitely great for encouraging each other. Keep up the good work!
    I would love to be entered in the drawing as well! :)

    Rachel Campbell

    campbell.rachel.m@gmail.com

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  5. Hi Phyl! I'm close to 200, too, it's crazy! I have other elementary art teachers in my district but only see them a few times a year. We used to get to meet every month or so during "early release" (our only true PLC time) but we lost that due to snow days. I love that if I have a problem, I can usually get some suggestions within an hour or two by asking for help on my blog! I think I'm going to make some posters for a give away as soon as I hit 200...

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  6. Phyl! Congrats on the big 200!!! The blogging world has saved me from pulling my hair out of my head my first 2 years of teaching!

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  7. I love that we can all share our ideas, sometimes you need an idea kick start and I know I can use this little community that we have, 200 followers is fantastic well done to you. Keep sharing with us!

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