Monday, August 22, 2011

GIVEAWAY: From a teacher's point of view..

Happy Monday and Professional In-Service week for my teacher friends in this neck of the woods.  This is only my second year of not experiencing the stressful classroom set-up, lingering in the school supply aisles for hours or creating name tags for just about everything you can label in a classroom.  Last year I was on maternity leave and have since extended it for another school year.  I have traded in my Henry and Mudge books & teaching guides for Illustrator and Photoshop. However, I am staying true to my roots (and my Masters degree!) and giving back to education even if I am no longer in front of the class.  
So, I took some time last night and really thought about the little surprises that I loved getting at the beginning of the school year. Just those little things that add up over time but you use daily.  I worked at a wonderful elementary school that had fabulous parents that always did the little things to show how thankful they were for a dedicated staff. 

So, to you it may look like a box of Clorox wipes, but to a teacher it means clean desks and less germs!  When you see an envelope of Avery (or store brand, perhaps) labels you think addresses--teachers think, JACKPOT!  So next time you are out and about, pick up a little something for your child’s teacher.  It doesn’t need to be expensive or lavish and can even be something you are finished with (i.e. old books) but it will most certainly make a difference to the teacher that has made a career out of making a difference. 




In the good spirit of Back to School, Libby Lane Press is giving away a $20 gift card to Staples.  The only rule is that you must use it towards classroom items for a teacher that you know or if you happen to have your own classroom.  Even if you do not have your own school-age children, I am sure you know a teacher, right?!  And if you don't I am sure that your local elementary school would gladly take a few donated goodies bought from Staples. 


Rules for entering giveaway:
Mandatory Entry:
1. Leave a comment below sharing what you will buy for your favorite teacher using the giveaway gift card to Staples.

Extra Entries:
2. Like Libby Lane Press on Facebook
3. Follow Libby Lane Press on Twitter
4. Share this giveaway on your blog, Facebook page or twitter page.

You have a total of 4 possible entries per person.

This giveaway will close on Saturday, August 27th at 10am EST.  The winner will be selected using Random. org and announced on Sunday.

Good Luck and we can't wait to see what you will add to your favorite teacher's collection!




20 comments:

  1. I would be the Scotch personal laminator. I always wish I had one when I was teaching!

    Danielle G.

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  2. I would buy some magnet men and cute stickers for my son's pre-K teacher.

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  3. I would buy some of their cute bulletin board cutouts specifically for teachers. They have some cute stuff!
    maclayburn@juno.com

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  4. Already a fan of Libby Lane Press on FB!
    maclayburn@juno.com

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  5. I LOVED learning that you were a former teacher! Even more reason to adore you. If I were to be the lucky winner, I would buy black and red pens, dry erase makers and Post It notes, which happen to be my husband's faves (he is a high school history teacher). Thanks for this great giveaway!

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  6. I already like (or LOVE) you on Facebook :)

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  7. I am already following you on Twitter too!

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  8. And I will be sharing on FB now too!

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  9. I would totally buy some activity books and reading books for my daughthers pre school classroom...we always have reading time and they would appreciate some exciting book...I would totally buy some activity books and reading books for my daughthers pre school classroom...we always have reading time and they would appreciate some exciting book...

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  10. I alreally follow libby lane on twitterI alreally follow libby lane on twitter

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  11. I would buy our preschool teachers markers, crayons, and colored paper b/c that is what they always need. I would also buy glitter, stickers, and lots of fun things to decorate with!!!!

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  12. I would grab an organizational container, you know teachers love those!!!

    simplysara83@gmail.com

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  13. I follow Libby on twitter!!
    @SimplySara83

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  14. I am a fan of Libby on Facebook

    Sara Haga Gore

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  15. Tweeted

    https://twitter.com/simplysara83/status/106416048466690048

    simplysara83@gmail.com

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  16. I would buy Lysol® Disinfectant Spray and Wipes Bundle Packs to help keep germs at bay esp for the cold season.

    sweetums82red at gmail dot com

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  17. I like you on facebook

    sweetums82red at gmail dot com

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  18. I follow you on twitter

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  19. http://twitter.com/#!/sweetums82/status/107239353578823680

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