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Monday, August 10, 2009

Back To School Party - Day 1 Book Giveaway!!!!

As a teacher, I loved getting ready for Back To School. You know how some people say that teachers are so lucky because they get their summer's off? That really is not true for most teachers. Summers are spent planning and preparing for the new year. Most teachers are in their classrooms way before the day they are paid to be there.

As a parent I am a little sad that Back To School Time is around the corner... and I am surprised that I am sad. I thought I would be pulling my hair out about now and praying for the summer to be over. This has been a great summer. The kids and I have had fun together and I will be sad to see them go back to school... I will miss my little cutties.

Still, Back to School Time is exciting... It is a time of new beginnings and a time for a fresh start! Teaching Heart and this blog are ready to celebrate Teachers and Parents gearing up for a great year with a week of giveaways! Come back daily to see the new giveaway.

Today's lovely giveaway is an awesome hardback book....
Amelia Bedelia's First Day Of School
We have another great giveaway to be posted today... so keep checking so you don't miss out!

How To Enter:

1.) Become a Follower of this blog if you aren't already... You can do that by clicking on Following on the right side of the blog and sign up. It is free and easy.

2.) Once you are following, leave a comment with your email on this post.

You may enter once until August 14th. Winner will be posted on the 17th and will be contacted for shipping address. Items will ship the week of the 17th of August.
About the Prize:
I love Amelia Bedelia books and read all of them as a child and as a teacher, I was sure to share them with my students. This book is super special because haven't all Amelia Badelia fans wondered what Amelia Bedelia was like as a child? I know I have and this book shows Amelia as a first grader. This is the first time Amelia Bedelia has been shown as a child. With this great story we now know that Amelia started out silly and that is just the way she will always be. Ordinary first grade happenings become extraordinary with Amelia Bedelia's literal take on all things first grade. Teachers can see themselves in Miss Edwards. She is patient but knows when enough is enough and tells Amelia, after she has gotten out of her seat many times to, “Please glue yourself to your seat.” If you know Amelia Bedelia, you can guess what she does when Miss Edwards just wants her to stay in her seat. Students get a look at a fun filled day and will laugh out loud when Amelia Bedelia does what she is told. The pictures by Lynne Avril really compliment the text and make the story even more exciting. My son loved seeing Amelia Bedelia try to put her nose in a book because he hears me tell him to do that often. This would be a great first week of school read or a special book to share with your child the night before they start school. This would also be a fantastic gift for a new teacher. I love Amelia Bedelia and enjoyed seeing her as a child in this terrific picture book!

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Blogger mmmoffitm said...

I LOVE Amelia B too. This would be a GREAT addition to my classroom library.

Oh and thanks for making such a fun week of giveawys.

August 10, 2009 at 5:16 AM  
Anonymous Sheryl Petersen said...

It's always fun choosing my favorite books to share at the beginning of the school year. Right now I'm planning to share "First Grade, Here I Come" by Nancy Carlson. It's a new book to me this year but hits the nail on the head for first grade.
Sheryl Petersen

August 10, 2009 at 5:16 AM  
Blogger Jackie said...

I love your week of give aways! I would love to receive this book...I am sure that my classroom would love it! My email is dougandjaqs@comcast.net

August 10, 2009 at 5:28 AM  
Blogger HeidiG said...

I love Amelia and so does my students.

August 10, 2009 at 5:29 AM  
Anonymous C.Williams said...

I'm excited about a brand new school year and your giveaways! Thanks!!


August 10, 2009 at 5:30 AM  
Blogger cindi212 said...

Looking forward to the new year. I love your website you always have such great ideas.


August 10, 2009 at 5:36 AM  
Blogger mrskeene said...

I love your post today....so perfect for this time of year.


August 10, 2009 at 5:52 AM  
Blogger teaching2nd said...

I am working on my classroom library additions right now! My library is getting huge but I LOVE books and I LOVE Amelia Bedelia and so do my students. This book would be a great addition! Thanks for the opportunity.


August 10, 2009 at 6:58 AM  
Blogger rox5car said...

Amelia Bedelia books are a childhood favorite. My daughter was so excited to read one, too, because it was a chapter book.

My email is richroxcarrier@msn.com
And I have signed up to follow this website

August 10, 2009 at 7:06 AM  
Blogger Valerie in Chicago said...

Ah, back to school, between helping get my sister's 3 ready for back to school and getting ready for my new class, live's a zoo around here. But a fun one! My niece and nephews love Amelia so we salute your choice of a give away. Thanks!

August 10, 2009 at 7:11 AM  
Blogger Angela said...

Love this site and am excited about the new year.

August 10, 2009 at 7:21 AM  
Blogger Angela said...

excited about the new year and love this web site!

August 10, 2009 at 7:22 AM  
Anonymous JenniferK said...

I'm glad I found this site in time for the Back to School week! Looks like some great resources here!

August 10, 2009 at 7:25 AM  
Blogger clc said...

This is great - thanks so much - I have been teaching special needs for quite a few years and am always amazed how technology helps with something new - your site and now your giveaway is an added and welcome addition. I, too, love Amelia Bedelia. email is cathyc119@yahoo.com

August 10, 2009 at 7:41 AM  
Anonymous SharW said...

Thanks for sharing your love of teaching with us- I look forward to reading more!
Shar in IL

August 10, 2009 at 7:55 AM  
Blogger Shooting Stars Mag said...

I love Amelia. I grew up reading her books and I'm actually hoping to start a collection of them for when I'm older and have children. I've never read this one.

lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

August 10, 2009 at 8:18 AM  
Blogger Amato family said...

This is a great book! Looks like you have a fun week planned.


August 10, 2009 at 9:33 AM  
Anonymous Tammy said...

This looks like a great story. It's hard to find around here, though. I guess I'll just have to win it!!!'


August 10, 2009 at 10:11 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

my kids love the Amelia B books so if I dont win I have to get it for them

August 10, 2009 at 10:50 AM  
Blogger The Lewis' Clan said...

I am so excited about your give aways. I love to read to my 1st graders we read alot of Junie B Jones books!
Kristi Lewis

August 10, 2009 at 11:38 AM  
Anonymous amyt. said...

I love Amelia Bedelia books! We don't have this one at home. Thanks for the chance to win!
My email address is:amytrax@msn.com

August 10, 2009 at 12:14 PM  
Blogger Jake Lsewhere said...

Looks like a good book, please enter me into this drawing.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

August 10, 2009 at 12:43 PM  
Blogger Pearlann66 said...

I have a few AB books but this will be a great addition!

August 10, 2009 at 2:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My six year old is just now starting to "get" Amelia! I am so excited -

August 10, 2009 at 2:42 PM  
Blogger MJ said...

I follow.

Please count me in.

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August 10, 2009 at 2:47 PM  
Blogger Brimful Curiosities said...

My daughter will experience her very first day of school in a month. I hope she isn't as silly as Amelia! I'm sure she would enjoy this picture book.

August 10, 2009 at 2:51 PM  
Blogger Tina said...

Sorry I forgot to leave my email.


Tina Parent

August 10, 2009 at 2:51 PM  
Blogger The Lewis' Clan said...

I am excited about this give away week. I love your blog. I teach 1st grade and love to do read alouds with my students.
Kristi Lewis

August 10, 2009 at 3:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would love to have this book in my classroom! Thanks for a great resource! scottihooten@bellsouth.net

August 10, 2009 at 4:25 PM  
Anonymous Elizabeth said...

I love your blog! I get so much useful information from it. My students always love your ideas and centers! Amelia B. is such a great series of books and would be a great addition to my classroom library! Thank you for all you do with this blog=)
email: punkin18_00@hotmail.com

August 10, 2009 at 4:44 PM  
Blogger tmbbailey said...

WOW! Thanks for the great giveaway party! I teach a whole semester unit of Amelia Bedelia-baseball!
My first graders join our 6th grade reading buddies for this great unit!

August 10, 2009 at 6:13 PM  
Blogger Wendi said...

I saw this book at Barnes and Noble over the weekend and fell in love with it! I would just love to share it with my firsties this year. Thanks for the giveaway and for your fabulous website! wendirichert@yahoo.com

August 10, 2009 at 6:56 PM  
Blogger Diane Stilwell said...

I am also a big fan. The children love the series. I have so may plans for the back to school week. We are beginning the year with a space theme. I would like to serve cupcakes with a flag on a toothpick in the center. We are going to paint ourselves as astronauts for one of our bulletin boards. My paint supply needs replenishing. We are also making a class book, "If i were an astronaut I would...."
Have a great beginning everyone.

August 10, 2009 at 8:08 PM  
Anonymous MCarey said...

This is a great book! I hope you have a great week of giveaways! qgmolly76@yahoo.com

August 11, 2009 at 6:57 AM  
Blogger MoziEsmé said...

I'd love this for my daughter! I'm a new follower.

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

August 11, 2009 at 8:22 AM  
Anonymous Eileen said...

I have all the old Amelia Bedelia books but this is a newer one! Always excited to find a new copy or version!

August 11, 2009 at 8:45 AM  
Blogger Lucy said...

I have your blog as one of my favorites on my blog list! I always check it for new school ideas. I think these giveaways are great fun!


August 11, 2009 at 9:35 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

I love Amelia Bedelia. I would love to be able to share this with my class. Thank you for the opportunity.

My email address is


August 11, 2009 at 12:24 PM  
Blogger ShayLynn said...

I am a follower of your blog! chadandshay@yahoo.com

August 11, 2009 at 1:16 PM  
Blogger etirv said...

Love Amelia Bedelia, count me in!


August 11, 2009 at 3:41 PM  
Blogger Booklover1212 said...

GREAT giveaway! I'd love to win this for my daughter!

~ Jennifer

August 11, 2009 at 7:08 PM  
Blogger Booklover1212 said...

Am a follower now too!

~ Jennifer

August 11, 2009 at 7:09 PM  
Blogger Patti said...

Love your blog! I'm a member of the yahoo group and Facebook groups and now I've joined as a follower of your blog too!

August 12, 2009 at 7:29 AM  
Blogger dag888888 said...

Count me in!!!!


August 12, 2009 at 10:42 AM  
Blogger Ronda said...

I love Amelia B. It is one of my fav. It is fun to watch the kids expressions when you read it out loud. Thanks for the giveaways.

August 12, 2009 at 1:53 PM  
Blogger dag888888 said...

Great memories of Amelia Bedelia!

I'm a follower!


August 13, 2009 at 11:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great giveaway chances! Great motivation for the start of a new year.

August 14, 2009 at 6:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love Amelia B. I don't have very many books for my class library so this would be great to get.

August 14, 2009 at 6:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My second graders and I absolutely love, love, love Amelia Bedelia! We laugh and laugh about the funny things she does.

Thank you for making this week so special! :o)
Sheri Jones

August 14, 2009 at 6:24 AM  
Anonymous MichelleG said...

I love looking for new books to share with my class. Amelia would be a great addition to my already growing class library!

Thanks for this great week of giveaways. Good luck to all!!

August 14, 2009 at 6:30 AM  
Anonymous Amber said...

I love Amelia books and being a teacher!!

August 14, 2009 at 7:08 AM  
Blogger Stacy said...

I love Amelia Bedelia too!


August 14, 2009 at 7:14 AM  
Anonymous Amy said...

I just found out about this book over the summer and would love to have it to read to my class when we start school soon!


August 14, 2009 at 7:30 AM  
Blogger Jean said...

I love your website. I visit regularly looking for ideas for bulletin boards, etc. I would love to be in the drawing for some great gifts.

August 14, 2009 at 8:34 AM  
Anonymous Shar W said...

Awesome book to add to any classroom library! Thanks for sharing all your goodies for this week :)

Shar in IL

August 14, 2009 at 9:58 AM  
Blogger Zita_the_Dreamer said...


I am a follower already and have been for some time.



August 14, 2009 at 3:43 PM  
Anonymous christine pickens said...

I would love to have this book. I loved Amelia Bedilia as a kid and would love to share it with my class.
Christine Pickens

August 14, 2009 at 4:08 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Love Amelia! I am a follower!

August 14, 2009 at 5:01 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

I LOVE Amelia Bedelia, and so do the students! Great way to teach "reading for meaning" since Amelia is so literal!
Thanks for the chance to win this book!

August 15, 2009 at 7:00 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Daniels First Grade said...

I love this book. I have two others I like to read to them on Amelia B. I am already a follower of your blog.

August 15, 2010 at 5:44 PM  

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