Sunday, April 26, 2015

It's a Teacher Appreciation Giveaway!

Hi, Teaching Friends!

It's that fun time of year again ... Teacher Appreciation Week! Yes, in some places it's just one day, but you deserve MORE appreciation than that! So at the iTeach blogs, we're celebrating in a big way!




So, thinking along the lines of Laura Numeroff, we want to know, "If you give a teacher a gift card ...", what would YOU got a gift card from a place you love to shop? Just like you, we at the iTeach blogs have our own ideas about that, and are all sharing what we'd choose!

For me, the choice is colorful cardstock.

This is a sight that makes me sigh.  I linger in this aisle far longer than necessary, but to me it is just so beautiful. It's a visual treat, and truth be told I also like feeling the texture of some of the oh-so-cool papers. It's been a while since I've done much scrapbooking, but my hoard is waiting patiently for me, knowing I'll be back someday. When the day for scrapbooking returns, however, I know I'll also be sneaking back to this land of beauty for "just a few little things" I'll need!




A variety pack like this one would also be on my gift card list!



Love the variety of colors! {I can promise you that I did not paint my nails to match the color on the package, but that's pretty amazing, isn't it?} I mostly use the 8.5X11 inch size, which can go right through the printer.

How to use colored cardstock in your classroom?

* Print a set of game cards on colored stock on your black and white printer. Really jazzes it up.

* For differentiated card sets, print each level on a different color. Makes it so easy to sort them quickly!

* Laminate a sheet for each child for a yearlong display. Just write the child's name on each colored sheet, laminate it, and hang all the sheets on a wall in your classroom or hallway. To make an easy-to-change display, just put sticky tack on the back of the child's work and pop it onto the laminated cardstock. When it's time to change the display, the front page will come off quickly and cleanly.  I like to use 12X12 cardstock for this, so it gives a gallery effect of matted display pages.

* For class books, a bright or patterned piece of cardstock makes a unique and attractive cover.

How do you use colorful cardstock in your classroom?



What you you get if you were given a gift card for Teacher Appreciation Week? What about a $25 gift card to Teachers Pay Teachers, Amazon, Target, or Starbucks? It could happen to YOU!

My blogging friends at  iTeachFirst have gotten together to offer you the chance to win! Just click on the image below. It will take you to our blog where you can enter to win from April 26th through May 2nd. Tell your friends about this one ... after all, who wouldn't want a chance at these great prizes?




Here are some more iTeach bloggers sharing what they'd do with their winning card! Please visit - maybe you'll find a great idea that's just what you need!




Happy Teaching!



16 comments:

  1. I definitely need to add color cardstock to my growing list! You can never have enough as a teacher, especially when you print out a lot of your own games and materials. :)

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    1. That's for sure, Nicole! Which card are you wishing for? I'm leaning toward the TpT card, for a fresh supply of great clip art, like I don't already have a ridiculous amount! :)

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  2. I love to stand in front of racks of colorful cardstock! I make greeting cards and I always need to see what is new.

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    1. I know! I've seen your lovely cards, Christine ... beautiful!!

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  3. I loved reading your wish list! I felt like I was right at the store with you! :)
    Have a great week,
    Fern
    Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas!
    Fern Smith's Pinterest Boards!

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    1. Thanks, Fern! How fun it would be to have an occasional shopping trip with our virtual friends! :)
      Linda

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  4. That picture of color wonderfulness makes me happy too! Will be adding some vibrant colored card stock to my wish list as well!

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    1. "Color wonderfulness" - now that says it very well! :) Thanks for stopping by!
      Linda

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  5. Colors always make me happy! (I think that's why I teach first!) :) Love the cardstock...maybe I could use it with lamintor pouches from AMAZON, while drinking my STARBUCKS coffee, & sitting in y new chair from TARGET! A girl can dream! :) Wendy 1stgradefireworks 1stgradefireworks

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    1. Sounds like a good dream to me! :) Thanks for stopping by!
      Linda

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  6. Oh the possibilities! I just need to turn my paper and cardstock into the many Pinterest projects I want to do! Fun post!
    Jean
    The Teacher Gene

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    1. I have a long list, too, Jean! Thanks for your sweet comment - have a great week!
      Linda

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  7. I love the neon coloured cardstock... the bright colours make me so happy!! :) Plus you save on coloured ink!

    Amanda
    First Grade Garden

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    1. When I go to choose colors, I'm torn between the knock-your-socks-off neons and the soft sweet pastels. That's why my shelves are usually well stocked with a bit of this and a bit of that - I just can't choose!
      Thanks for your comment, Amanda!
      Linda

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  8. I love that row of enticing papers too! I go to it even when I don't think I 'need' any! :) I'm getting brights today!
    Peggy @ Primary Flourish

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    1. Yay - have fun shopping! What are you going to make with your lovely new paper, Peggy?

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