Monday, January 16, 2012

The PARTY is on!

WELCOME to my very 1st BIRTHDAY


I'm so GLAD that you could come and CELEBRATE with me!

I can't believe it was a whole year ago that I started this little blog to share my ideas and experience with other teachers around the globe. I went from begging teachers at my school to FOLLOW and almost begging family to over 1400 FOLLOWERS today.

This has been an AMAZING year for me and my blog! 


Now that you have arrived and the GANG is all here, we can get this PARTY started

Let's start with a couple of games.


This game is for practicing compound words.


This is another one of my race games to practice reading Fry words 1-100 with a birthday theme.

Let's open some gifts.


This is another oldie but a goodie. I'm not really sure why I'm not doing it this year. It's a book for your students to make for the birthday child. The birthday student colors the cover. Each of the other children complete a page for the birthday child. Bind the pages together and give to them at the end of the day. 


Finally, let's have some cake.


This is a Color by Code to practice short vowel words.

  Click on any of the pictures above to grab copies for your goodie bag.

This CELEBRATION would not be complete without a GIVEAWAY!

Some of my friends from 

                    TBA

have joined with me for a HUGE GIVEAWAY to CELEBRATE my blog's 1st BIRTHDAY.

One LUCKY winner will win a digital package of gifts from ....






Photobucket









The OC Blog ButtonLittle Literacy Learners














Can Do Kinders

Little Miss Hypothesis
Little Miss Kindergarten





















The Wise Owl Factory














Sunny Days in Second












Included are..

Candyland Express Games (3)....First Grade a la Carte

Under the Sea Sight Words, Addition Matchup-Pirates!...3rd Grade Gridiron

Geometry in Cities...Learn With Me in Grade Three

Cherry Blossom Friends...Primary Graffiti

February Games and Centers...Miss Kindergarten

Winter Resource Packs(2)...ingles 360

Sorts for all Seasons...Little Miss Kindergarten

I Can Be a Scientist...Little Miss Hypothesis

Winter Word Games (3)...First Grade is Fantabulous

Grade 1 Designer Dots...The OC Blog

Skating Party Game...Little Literacy Learners

Super Bowl Resource Pack...Sunny Days in Second Grade

Reading/Writing Workshop Pack...Wise Owl Factory

Friendship Themed Writing Centers...Small Types

Pizza Pizazz Story Elements...Mrs. Lirette's Learning Detectives

Reader's Mystery Package...A Teacher's Treasure

Winter Math Unit...Can Do Kinders

WOW...THAT'S A LOT of STUFF!!




AND now for the details...

All you need to do to enter is to leave a comment below about anything! Yes, it's that easy!



For additional chances to win this BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY you may want to...






Visit any, some, or all of the blogs above, leave them a comment and tell them that Kathy sent you. All the blog buttons are linked above!


Then come back and leave a comment telling me what blog you visited. 


Each blog comment below, on this blog, counts as one entry. 


HAVE FUN!


 GIVEAWAY ends on Friday, January 20, 2012 at 12:01 am EST. 

Winners must be a USA resident, 18 years or older. Winner will be chosen by a Random Number Generator Selection.


I hope you enjoyed the party. THANKS for coming to my party!

439 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday!
    Katie dancinqueenks23@aol.com

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  2. Happy Birthday from Canada -I know, I can't enter for the give away :( but I wanted to let you know that I've been visiting your blog regularly and love all the great ideas you share!
    Thanks again for the goodie bag and can't wait until your next birthday!

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  3. Happy Birthday to one fantastic and creative teacher! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  4. Happy Birthday to a great blog site. Congrats Kathy!

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  5. Happy Bloggy Birthday!! This is a great party!

    Thanks for all the freebies!

    Ali
    alischepis(at)gmail.com

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  6. Happy Birthday! I hope you are sharing with all of us for many many many more years to come. I love the ideas you share with us all!!

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  7. Happy happy birthday! Love your stuff!

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  8. Happy Birthday! I hope you are sharing with all of us for many many many more years to come. I love the ideas you share with us all!!

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  9. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I love your blog. Thank you for the freebies!

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  10. Happy Birthday!! This was just too cute! Thank you for everything you shared, it's wonderful! I adore your blog :)

    thepolkadotowl@gmail.com

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  11. This is my very first time to comment on a blog! I love visiting all the creative and helpful blogs of my teacher friends! I am in awe of the creativity found on here. First Grade is Fantabulous is the first blog I visited. I added it to my blog reader so I can keep up with all the latest.

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  12. I visited Learn with Me in Grade Three! It's a new one for me!

    Ali
    alischepis(at)gmail.com

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  13. Happy Birthday Kathy!

    First Grade Delight
    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  14. wow!! Thank you so much for giving US gifts for YOUR blogging birthday!! :)
    The Teachers’ Cauldron

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  15. Happy Happy Birthday, Kathy dear! Love all the fun stuff you post! Congratulations on your first year, and good luck in all the years to come!

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  16. Happy Bloggy Birthday!
    Your activities are so much fun!
    Thanks for everything,
    Andi
    andi_monroe@yahoo.com

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  17. Congratulations and HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I just pinned your giveaway so hopefully you will get lots of entries!

    ~Lorraine
    Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies
    rainee2011@gmail.com

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  18. Happy Birthday! I enjoy following your blog!

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  19. Congratulations on an amazing year!

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  20. Happy Birthday! I love the board game!!

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  21. Congrats on a fantastic year!
    Jennifer
    laughinbrunette@hotmail.com
    First Grade Blue SKies

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  22. Hi Kathy,
    Happy 1st Birthday!!! You are truly awesome. Thanks for sharing all of your great ideas.

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  23. Happy Birthday and thanks so much for all the cool things you have shared and made this past year!

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  24. Happy birthday!! Love reading your blog! I've gotten so many great ideas!

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  25. Congratulations on an amazing year!

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  26. Have a great birthday celebration!!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us this past year! Pam

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  27. Happy Birthday!!! Congratulations on that many followers. I'm so impressed. I'm still in the begging stages :(


    Randi @ Teach It With Class
    My TPT Store
    My Facebook Page

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  28. Happy birthday! Thanks for all your wonderful ideas!

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  29. Happy birthday to you. Wishing you many more.

    Tricia
    Queen with Class
    Tricia811@hotmail.com

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  30. WOW as you celebrate your 1st year, I am celebrating my first day! Hope you have a blessed blog-day :-)

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  31. HAPPY BLOGGY BIRTHDAY!!!! How exciting! SO glad to be part of it :)

    ❤ Mor Zrihen from...
    A Teacher's Treasure
    Teaching Treasures Shop

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  32. So excited for you and this gives me hope to see where I am in a year!!

    Flyinghighinfirst.blogspot.con

    Adhleysanderson1@hotmail.com

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  33. Happy Anniversary Kathy! Thanks for giving US the presents!
    Lori @
    bee-the-change.blogspot.com

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  34. Happy birthday!

    HDawntn.hotmail.com

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  35. I visited Little Miss Hypothesis' Blog~ What vibrant colors!

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  36. I visited Learn With Me in Grade 3.

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  37. I visited Third grade Grid iron.

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  38. I visited Third grade Grid iron.

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  39. Thanks & happy birthday!! I love your blog! Congrats on all of your followers!! :)

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  40. I visited First Grade is Fantabulous.

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  41. Happy Birthday to your blog! I love all of your games!

    Becky
    2nd Grade Rocks!

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  42. I visited Miss Kindergarten - what great ideas!!

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  43. Wow! Happy Birthday! Your blog is great!

    Thanks for inviting me to the party!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  44. Happy Happy Birthday! Love your blog. Thanks for sharing all of your hard work!

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  45. I visited Sunny Days in Second Grade!

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  46. I visited Little Miss Kindergarten!

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  47. Happy Birthday! All of this stuff looks fantastic!! Thanks for the freebies, too!

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  48. A very Happy, Happy Birthday!!! =)

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  49. This is awesome! I am thinking about making a birthday book to give my students on their birthday! It is too great not to use everything! You rock! Happy Birthday!

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  50. Wow! I love your blog. I am so excited I found it. I am always very excited about all the giveaways! Thank you!

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  51. Wow! Congratulations on one year of blogging! I'm fairly new to it but I have definitely become addicted! :)

    http://mrsnotmuchtallerthanasecondgrader.blogspot.com

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  52. Happy Birthday!!! Thanks for all you do.

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  53. Your blog is awesome! I follow it everyday! Happy Birthday with many more to come!! Thanks!
    Nancy sdaum@venustel.com

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  54. Happy Birthday! Love this blog!

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  55. Wow Happy Birthday! And thanks for the party favors!
    Tammy

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  56. Happy Birthday! I've enjoyed reading and seeing what wonderful things you have chose to share!

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  57. Happy Blog Birthday! I love your creations especially the Color by Code pages that you create. I hope you keep blogging for many more birthdays to come.

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  58. Happy Birthday to you and congratulations on your year of blogging! Your blog is awesome and thanks so much for the freebies!

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  59. Happy Birthday!!! Just wondering why I have to live in USA and be over 18? Is there some racy content there ??? LOL Have fun from a visiting Aussie

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  60. I visited First Grade is Fantabulous! Got a great new idea for my writer's workshop! Thanks for sharing!

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  61. I went to First Grade is Fantabulous

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  62. Happy birthday! Thanks for all the freebies!

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  63. Congrats on your blog birthday!

    swimmingintosecond@att.net
    Swimming into Second

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  64. Wow-wee! Thanks for sharing. You are so kind. :D

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  65. Happy Birthday! Thanks for the great party!

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  66. Happy birthday! Thank you for sharing.

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  67. Very excited as I just discovered you today!

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  68. Happy Birthday!! You give the best goodie bags!!!

    Laura Pegram
    thepegrams@bellsouth.net

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  69. I went to Mrs Lirette's Learning Detectives!

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  70. Happy Blog Birthday! I love this idea. Hopefully in a little less than a year, I can do something similar....if I keep begging others to follow:-)

    Sunshine, Sand and Scissors

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  71. Happy Birthday! Thanks for your WONDERFUL blog. It has inspired me so much in my first year of teaching! I love first grade and am truly blessed!

    -Tyson

    tyson_d2005@hotmail.com

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  72. Happy Birthday!! 1400 followers?! How awesome!

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  73. Happy Birthday, I appreciate all the help you provide!

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  74. Happy Birthday! I am addicted to your blog!! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!
    bwcowgirl@hotmail.com

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  75. Happy first birthday!!! Thanks for the gifts! :o)

    Cindy
    ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

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  76. Happy 1st birthday!!! Congrats :)

    acupcakefortheteacher@gmail.com
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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  77. I visited First Grade is Fabulous!

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  78. Happy, Happy Birthday! What a fabulous party!! My kiddos LOVE the games I have downloaded from you this school year! Thank you so much!

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  79. Hi! Great board game! Happy 1 year! LOVE your blog!

    Mrs. Wheeler
    www.mrswheelerfirst.blogspot.com

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  80. Happy birthday to you (your blog)!;) It's fantastic...have a blessed week!

    McKenzie

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  81. HOORAY! A GIVE AWAY! I L-O-V-E GIVE-AWAYS!!! HOPE I WIN...
    AND CONGRATS ON YOUR "BIRTHDAY"!!!! Dottie Hazlip

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  82. Happy Birthday!
    Congrats on your success.
    love your blog
    Tonia
    Mrsvento.blogspot

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  83. I feel very lucky to have been one of your first followers. I think it joined in when you had around 40ish followers. Your blog is one of my very favorites! Happy Birthday!
    Rachel
    Ed Link - First Grade

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  84. Went to small types blog. interesting! a new one for me!

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  85. I visited 3rd Grade Grid Iron
    bwcowgirl@hotmail.com

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  86. I visited Learn with me in grade three
    bwcowgirl@hotmail.com

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  87. I visited Primary Graffiti
    bwcowgirl@hotmail.com

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  88. I visited First Grade is Fantabulous
    bwcowgirl@hotmail.com

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  89. Congratulations! I just started blogging. Hopefully I will be able to keep blogging for a whole year! :)

    Amandamarie789@yahoo.com

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  90. Happy Birthday on your blog. I love all of your ideas. Thanks for all of the great activities. I look forward to this year with you as you come up with more creative ideas.

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  91. I visited ingles 360
    bwcowgirl@hotmail.com

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  92. I visited Primary Graffiti.

    Amandamarie789@yahoo.com

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  93. I visited Little Literacy Learners
    bwcowgirl@hotmail.com

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  94. I visited Can Do Kinders
    bwcowgirl@hotmail.com

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  95. I teach 1st grade . This is my 5th year and I'm continually trying to do different things each year.I love your blog! I've been wanting your common core pack but just never have the extra money! I love that you strive to help other teachers with time saving ideas and creations! Thank you and happy birthday to your blog!!

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  96. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU AND MAY YOU HAVE MANY MANY MORE!!!!!! YOU ARE EXTREMELY TALENTED AND I AM ALSO ADDICTED TO YOUR BLOG....I CHECK IT EVERY SINGLE DAY BECAUSE YOU HAVE GREAT STUFF!!! I AM SURE YOU WILL CONTINUE TO GET FOLLOWERS AS YOU HAVE AN AWESOME BLOG!!!!!

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  97. I visited Little Miss Hypothesis
    bwcowgirl@hotmail.com

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  98. I visited First Grade is Fantabulous.

    Amandamarie789@yahoo.com

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  99. Happy Birthday! Thanks for the gifts!
    tjulch@mpsomaha.org

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  100. Happy 1st year of blogging and thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas with us!
    jmarar79@gmail.com

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  101. I visited Little Literacy Learners.

    Amandamarie789@yahoo.com

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  102. I visited Little Miss Kindergarten
    bwcowgirl@hotmail.com

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  103. I visited A Teachers Treasure
    bwcowgirl@hotmail.com

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  104. Holy moly - that's a lot of goodies!

    Happy bloggy birthday!!!!!

    Holly
    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

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  105. I visited First Grade is Fantabulous!
    tjulch@mpsomaha.org

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  106. I visited Wise Owl Factory.

    Amandamarie789@yahoo.com

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  107. Happy Birthday! I love your blog and all the materials you create. Best Wishes.
    angelica_potter@yahoo.com

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  108. Happy birthday!
    Love the printables! So cute! Thanks :)

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  109. I visited Wise Owl Factory
    bwcowgirl@hotmail.com

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  110. I visited wise owl factory.
    angelica_potter@yahoo.com

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  111. I visited sunny days in second grade too.
    angelica_potter@yahoo.com

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  112. I visited Sunny Days in Second Grade
    bwcowgirl@hotmail.com

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  113. I visited Little Literacy Learners.
    angelica_potter@yahoo.com

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  114. I visited Mrs. Lirette's Learning Detectives
    bwcowgirl@hotmail.com

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  115. I visited First Grade is Fantabulous.
    angelica_potter@yahoo.com

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  116. Happy Birthday to you! Thanks for all the freebies. I am a member of several of the bloggers above. This was a great idea and I appreciate all of the things that you do.

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  117. HAPPY 1ST Birthday to you. You are truly an inspiration. I have your original 1st grade Common Core and am hoping to win the polka dot one as well. I already have a bunch of other stuff. My first graders and I love your things. I am now starting to create some of my own things all because of you.

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  118. Happy Birthday! Wow! What a wonderful giveaway!

    SM

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  119. Happy Birthday!! I visited the Candy Land Express at First Grade a La Carte. I loved the game and so did my kids!!

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  120. Happy Birthday!!!!! :)
    And thanks for all the freebies!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

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  121. Thanks for the freebie!
    ❤ Sandra
    Sweet Times in First
    sweettimesinfirst@gmail.com

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  122. Happy Birthday!!! :)

    Live Laugh and Love to Learn
    livelaughandlovetolearn@gmail.com

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  123. Happy Birthday! Congrats on an awesome year! Thank you for the goodie bag! :)
    Cheryl
    Crayons and Curls

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  124. Love your blog and all the creative things you share! Happy Birthday!
    Kelley
    grifse@msn.com

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  125. I just visited 3rd Grade Gridiron!! :)


    Live Laugh and Love to Learn
    livelaughandlovetolearn@gmail.com

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  126. I also visited Learn with Me in Grade Three!! :)

    Live Laugh and Love to Learn
    livelaughandlovetolearn@gmail.com

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  127. Just stopped by Primary Graffiti!! :)


    Live Laugh and Love to Learn
    livelaughandlovetolearn@gmail.com

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  128. Happy Birthday! I love having so many resource links on one page! I visited criss cross applesauce. Thank you!

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  129. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I love the freebies! Thanks so much! I went to First Grade is Fabulous! Great Site!

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  130. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Thanks for all of the FREEBIES!! I went to visit First Grade is Fabulous! Awesome Site! If this shows up twice, it is because of the error message received earlier. :)

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  131. On the eve of my birthday I want to thank you for sharing these free printables. I was looking for things to do with my class to celebrate my birthday. THANK YOU!

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  132. Happy Birthday!!!!

    Kimberly
    Kimbersk@yahoo.com

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  133. WoWie WoW WoW WoW! Happy Birthday!!

    Sarah
    shetrick@gmail.com

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  134. Party like a rockstar! Happy Happy Birthday First Grade a la Carte! Whoop Whoop!

    ~Ashlee
    ashleenewberry@hotmail.com

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  135. Happy Birthday!
    You were my second blog to follow when I started in October! everytime I searched for something about First Grade, you showed up- I see why!
    Staci

    Going Nutty!

    misssquirrels@yahoo.com

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  136. Kathy, I just blogged about your Bloggy Birthday!
    Hehehe, that sounds funny :)
    ~Andi
    andi_monroe@yahoo.com

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  137. Happy Bloggy Birthday! Thanks for the new games and ideas!

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  138. Thanks for all the great ideas.

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  139. Thanks for all the great ideas.

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  140. Cute activities! Happy Birthday! Here's to many more.
    Erin
    erin.stephenson@jordan.k12.ut.us

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  141. Oh, oh, oh! I want to win! I love your blog. Thanks for all the free stuff.

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  142. I stopped by Primary Graffiti and thanked her! :)
    Cheryl
    cener(at)sbcglobal(dot)net
    Crayons and Curls

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  143. Hi Kathy! I just visited "Fun in First Grade". It's another great blog. Thanks.

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  144. Thanks for the adorable freebies! Happy Birthday!!!!

    ☏Johanna
    First Grade Fanatic!

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  145. Happy Birthday!! That is a great accomplishment!

    desertdeb10@hotmail.com

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  146. Hoppy Birdie to Ewe! Love your blog....have stalked it for a while, but am now your newest follower.

    Laurie
    Chickadee Jubilee

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  147. Hoppy Birdie to Ewe! Love your blog....have stalked it for a while, but am now your newest follower.

    Laurie
    Chickadee Jubilee

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  148. Happy Blog Birthday!

    epolston (at) rowland (dot) k12 (dot) ca (dot) us

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  149. Thanks so much for the cool freebies!

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  150. Happy birthday. I would like to thank you for all ur ideas. I'm new to first grade and this blog and ur ideas have really helped me. Thanks again

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  151. Happy birthday. I would like to thank you for all ur ideas. I'm new to first grade and this blog and ur ideas have really helped me. Thanks again

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  152. Happy birthday and thank you for the freebies! :)
    -Alyssa
    alyssa.seeto@gmail.com

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  153. Happy Birthday and thank you for the freebies!!
    Stellaluna114@gmail.com

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  154. Happy Birthday Kathy!
    The "gifts" you shared throughout your first year have helped to make learning fun for so many students and teachers. Thank you!
    dianefunderburg@yahoo.com

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  155. Your blog is fantastic, Kathy. It is the first one I check every day. Thanks for all of your great ideas!

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  156. What a great give away. Congrats!

    marehill@comcast.net

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  157. I visited Can Do Kinders!

    marehill@comcast.net

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  158. I visited Little Miss Kindergarten!

    marehill@comcast.net

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  160. Visited Mrs. Lirette's Learning Detectives

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  161. Thanks for sharing so many things!

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