Tuesday, June 11, 2013

These are a few of my favorite things-GIVEAWAY!!

It's summertime=the greatest time EVER, so I thought a giveaway would be a great way to kick off summer! I've collected a few of my favorite things to give away to two lucky winners. Two other prize winners will be able to choose one item from my TpT store. :) Here's what I'm giving away:

Let's start off with the non educational goodies-the beauty goodies!

Soap and Glory's Hand Food Hand Cream- the stuff is the BEST hand cream you'll ever use and it smells AMAZING!!
B&BW's Malibu Heat Body Lotion- a new favorite for summer!
L'Oreal Nail Polish in Bubble Trouble 
B&BW Candle in Pink Sangria- LOVE this scent!!

Now let's get into the educational goodies!
Wiggle Eye Rings- Perfect to use as pointers for small group reading. I told my kids these little creatures loved to look at words while they read, so they worked extra hard to keep their finger on the words as they read. These little guys were a huge hit in my classroom!

Who doesn't love Scentos Markers??? My 1st graders loved when I check center work with these. My 5th graders better get ready because I love some smelly markers! :)

As I was shopping for the markers, I came across this scented jumbo eraser!! What?? I've never seen these before! How fun! :)

Scented notepads-need I say more??

Let's first talk about the Elephant and Piggie series by Mo Willems. I absolutely LOVE this series and one of the things I'm going to miss about 1st grade the most is this fantastic collection of books. Year after year, my kids fall in love with these two funny characters. They are perfect for reader's theater. My ONLY problem with them is that the majority of these books are not AR. A few are, so I was always on the hunt for them. I found this one (which is AR!) about a week before I decided to request to move to 5th. 
The other two books are also AR and are perfect for beginning independent readers. I use to be a snob about the Biscuit books and the branch off Pinkalicious series, but I now have a new found love for them and they worked extremely well in my 1st grade classroom later in the year during AR time. 
*** Since I'm having this giveaway on my Life in Fifth Grade blog as well, if an upper grades teacher wins, I will substitute the picture books for more appropriate literature :)

Two winners will win a mixture of my favorite things, while two 2nd place winners will receive one item from my TpT store. 
Here's how to enter:
*Become a follower of Life in First Grade (if you aren't already)
*Become a follower of Life in Fifth Grade (if you aren't already)
*Like Life in First Grade's Facebook Page
* Follow me on Instagram (msleslieann01)

Super simple! Giveaway wins Sunday 6/16 and will be announced Monday 6/17! Good Luck!! :)


  1. Super fun! I love the elephant and piggie books too, they are so much fun! Thanks for hosting!

  2. Great contest!

    I am in love with those scents from b&bw

  3. LOVE all those favorite things, too! Thank you for the chance!

    Miss V's Busy Bees

  4. Love every thing!!!
    Pam Lewis

  5. Did you purchase the scentos stuff at Michaels? I saw the same eraser and notepade there today! Thanks for the chance!

    Berry Sweet Teaching Treats

  6. This favorite things are AWESOME!

    Scentos... one of my kiddos put it in his mouth! He wanted to see if it tasted good :(
    Thanks for the fun giveaway

    :o) V.
    Special Teacher for Special Kids

  7. I'm moving from first to fifth as well. I'm excited to join you on this journey.

  8. If I am not the lucky winner, I would like to know where you get the google eye rings? I know that my kiddos would love them! Also, where do you get the smelly markers? Thank you! I am going to miss your wonderful ideas when you move to 5th grade!

  9. I would love to win this! :-)

  10. Love the scento markers too! I am going to be on the lookout for the wiggle eye rings!!!

  11. What a cute idea! I love this giveaway! So sweet of you!

    A is for Apple B is for Blog

  12. I LOVE Scentos stuff! I'm bummed I didn't find you until after your give away!
    Mrs. Laue's Littles

  13. Where can I find the wiggly eye rings? Love them.