Some things you won’t want to miss!

January 1, 2012

Some things you won’t want to miss!

January 1, 2012
Happy New Year once again!!

I am back to share some things going on around the blogs that you cannot miss!! I am so excited about all of them 🙂

Ok, in bloggy alphabetical order, we have…

The fabulous Jodi from Clutterfree Classroom! I’m sure many of you already follow her blog because it is nothing short of incredible. Jodi has been a constant source of inspiration for me, years before I was blogging. I really cannot get over how many ideas and resources Jodi shares. And it gets even better!

Jodi is kicking off an unprecedented event: The Clutterfree Classroom Project! She has all kinds of advice, photos, freebies, and linkies planned, to help all of us with organization. This is one you MUST check out (you can hop over by clicking the button below):

Clutter-Free Classroom

Ok, onto the next big news! A dear bloggy friend, Ginger, from Ginger Snaps has launched a new side business featuring her incredible digital art!

We’re talking bright, eye-catching clipart and frames (gasp! LOVE frames!). To celebrate her shop’s opening, she is having a giveaway for two digital art packs…for two people! You can hop over to her Etsy shop by clicking here: Ginger Snaps Art & More.

Next, we have the wonderful Hope from 2nd Grade Shenanigans. Hope is having an “It’s a Brand New Year Giveaway“! You can enter to win 11 different items from 11 different blogger’s shops! I am very honored to be a part of this giveaway…it is a wonderful group of bloggers with so many fantastic items! You can see more about this by clicking the beautiful button Hope designed below:

And last, but not least, I wanted to share a fabulous new-ish blog that I just LOVE. This blog was created by a colleague I’ve known on Proteacher for many years. I was delighted to find out she had a blog because…her work with her 5th grade students is AMAZING! Everything she says and does with her students is just so smart. If you are looking for a 5th grade blog to follow, you must check out Stephanie’s at Teaching in Room 6! You can jump over there by clicking her button below:

Ok bloggy friends, let me just say have a very happy new year one more time and THANKS, as always, for reading! 🙂


  • Littlest Learners January 1, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Awww…thanks Kristin! You've totally rocked my blogging world with all of your tips and tutorials too. You have to pinky promise that we can meet up for lunch sometime next summer since we are fairly local.

    ❤Jodi from…
    ★★The Clutter-Free Classroom★★
    Helping Teachers Get Organized

  • Ginger Snaps January 2, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Thank you for posting that!! =) I also deleted both of you comments on accident, so can you go add your comment again on the giveaway? I don't want you to miss out!

  • Amanda January 2, 2012 at 12:08 am

    Awww, yay! Thanks for posting! I am going to have to check everything out! 🙂 You are nothing short of amazing!

  • ~Stephanie January 2, 2012 at 12:12 am

    Oh my gosh, Kristin! I am so taken aback that you would even think about giving me a shout out on your blog, let alone all of the nice things you said. Thank you ladybug 🙂

    Teaching in Room 6

  • Kelley Cirrito January 2, 2012 at 12:14 am

    Thanks for posting about all those great blogs. I can't wait to check out the clip art! I am definetly a sucker for some good clip art! When do you have to go back to school?? Hopefully you have a few more days to relax!

  • Mrs. Coe January 2, 2012 at 12:15 am

    Take a look at my linky you are going to love it! I came by to contact you through email!

  • Tania Knapp January 2, 2012 at 12:15 am

    On my way to check out Ginger Snaps Art 🙂 LOVE frames!

  • Mrs. Coe January 2, 2012 at 12:15 am

    It might be a while as I stalk all of your stuff!

  • A Teacher's Treasure January 2, 2012 at 12:59 am

    Stephanie's blog is wonderful! I just adore Ginger's new clip art. She is so talented!

    Happy New Year!

    ❤ Mor Zrihen ❤
    A Teacher's Treasure

  • Gladys January 2, 2012 at 1:03 am

    Thanks for the great info! I love Ginger Snaps' digital art…and definitely looking forward to Jodi's new project!

    P.S. I always stalk your blogroll…I love finding new blogs to follow!

  • Chrissy January 2, 2012 at 1:37 am

    Thanks for posting about Ginger Snaps. I am on the look out for more cute clip art.
     Chrissy

    First Grade Found Me

  • sydney January 2, 2012 at 1:49 am

    Kristen I would love it if you could link your whole tab. I didn't know that could be done. 😉 Fear not, your blog is at the top of our list. One of the first things I did was had your digraph chart color copied for my kids, put in sheet protectors, and they still have it. I LOVE your stuff in case I haven't told you!

  • Hope King January 2, 2012 at 1:53 am

    Thanks for being part of the giveaway, Kristen! Happy New Year! 🙂

    Hope King

  • Jen R. (The Teachers' Cauldron) January 2, 2012 at 2:38 am

    Hey Kristen…do you remember when I was talking about responding to comments via email?? I found it!!
    just posted about it!

  • Christina January 2, 2012 at 3:37 am

    Happy New Year Kristen! I am now a new follower. You are right, Stephanie is new-ish because she is truly a pro and it comes naturally for her. She has helped a true newbie like me, out alot.


  • CPorter January 2, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    I am a new follower, love your site!

  • Lauren Jensen January 3, 2012 at 1:23 am

    Thanks for another opportunity for a giveaway, this is a great way to connect to new blogs!

  • Tammy January 3, 2012 at 2:01 am

    Love learning new ideas and reading new blogs…great idea!

  • Life in Middle School January 3, 2012 at 3:36 am

    Hi Kristen! Even though this award is meant to be passed on to "New to You" blogs, I wanted to pass along the Versatile Blogger Award since I ♥ your blog. 🙂

    Come over to my blog (Life in Middle School) and this post Blogging Award! to accept your award!

    ~Lauren from LIMS

  • Kathy January 3, 2012 at 4:10 am

    Just wanted to say THANKS! I got a new computer and lost some files in the transfer…the ones that I made for my blog from your tutorials. So I spent this evening reviewing your tutorials!

    First Grade a la Carte

  • Oodles of Teaching Fun January 3, 2012 at 5:34 am

    I've awarded you a Versatile Blogger Award. You can pick it up at Oodles of Teaching Fun.

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