Wednesday, February 13, 2013

UPDATE - Flash Giveaway & Oprah, Part 4!

WINNERS have been emailed. :) 
arclark
mscranfillsclass 
susanlulu
CONGRATS!!!

Thanks SO much for entering!!!

So, I made these math and literacy centers for Valentines' Day and intended to give some away on this little blog, 

but never did. 

Gah.


Better late than never?

I am especially in love with the Question-Answer Match Up cards. 

Also included:

Amazing Antonyms

Sweet Synonyms

Scramble Sentences

Place Value Pairs (Match the addition problem to the base 10 block pick)

Addition Pairs (Match two addition problems, each with 3 addends.)

Subtraction Pairs

Fact Family Sort

All of the centers and their recording sheets really can be done any time, 

cuz hearts are neutral-ish and all.

If you'd like to win a copy,

1. Make sure you follow me via Google.

2. Leave a comment (about anything) with your email address.

3. Extra entry if you pin a product (anything) from my TpT store and leave me the link in a second (or third or fourth) comment. Email address helpful here, too, but I can track it from your first comment pretty easily, too.

The more you pin, the more chances you have to win.

Only comments with email addresses will be considered 

so I don't have to scramble to track ya down...

the big day is tomorrow so I want to send this to the winners asap tonight.

You can also download a 4 page freebie sampler of Common Core Crunch - February right here.

K...Oprah....Part 4...Meeting Her AFTER the Show

If you need to read the earlier installments, 

click Oprah in the Labels on the right side of the blog 

or selecting this link gets you to all three...but to read it in order you'll have to scroll down down down and then read up. 

(Easier than clicking three different links.)

So...as you know...the Favorite Things experience was absolutely NUTso.

And...I was there with friends...this is important...

K...once the taping was over and Oprah said her good bye to the audience, the Harpo folks were having us leave one section at a time.

So we could pick our Burberry coat size (couldn't pick color) and Eileen Fischer lounge set size (couldn't pick color). Not complaining, just sharing.

And then go to security to get our phones, cameras, etc back. (This was 2004 so many folks had both phones & cameras...)

I think there were 4 sections to the audience...

All my friends and were in different sections...

My section got let out first...and we slowly made our way out into the mid-November weather...

There were news stations and lots of people milling about outside, carrying their stuff...

My guest and I hung out for about an hour and a half...right about that spot.

I REALLY wanted to hug and de-brief with my friends about the whole experience...

Two cutie pie friends had to leave. 

And I REALLY wanted a group pic of us by the Harpo Studio signs...

It's important to note that I had to...well...nudge the leftover friends...semi-forcefully to do this...

chilly temps

high heels

Awkward (but AWESOME) bags and boxes to carry

starving

BUT...I nudged...cuz I (was) a scrapbook girl...

and it was HARPO Studios

and we hadn't taken the pic before the show cuz we rushed to get our place in line.

So...I nudged...we trudged to the corner...

And there was no one around to take the pic...cuz EVERYone had left by then, 

plus it was on the other side of the block (Harpo takes up an entire city block) so it was away from the hubbub.

So...we waited...til a random couple was walking along and we I  accosted approached them to take our pic.

Smile...click...yay!!!


Trudge back to the car...giggling about how our feet hurt and how we were so hungry we could eat our arm.

We heard something behind us...but kept walking...

Heard it again...turned around...saw a black SUV...kept walking...

We'd been asked NOT to leak anything to the press until AFTER the show aired on Monday...

Heard it again...kept walking...

If nothing else...we are rule following teachers...

we didn't want to offend Oprah!!! 

She'd just given us the most insanely awesome experience of our lives!!!

So then we heard, in a man's voice, loud and authoritative...

LADIES, you will WANT to stop right now.

We turn back and there's a security guard there...

and...

the SUV door is opening...

and...

it's...

Oprah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saying, "Girls - I was just asking you where you got all that cool stuff!!!"

We basically behaved like Justin Bieber fans...

at first...

then we chatted with her for a few minutes...

And asked her to take a pic with us...

She obliged...

I wanted her security guard to take the pic (he was not verklemmt)...

But a random stranger was walking by and offered...

The fact that she also did the Bieber thing a second beforehand should have had me sticking with my gut...

But, I didn't want to offend her OR Oprah by being rude to the kind stranger and I didn't want to take up any more of Oprah's time...

Result...blurry picture...no shocker...adrenaline-hands and all...

but I like it...

It speaks to the experience...

Still can't believe that happened. Any of it, really.

My last Oprah installment will be about the spa trip to Miraval.

Not sure when I'll get to it, but that was an AMAZINGLY cool experience, too.

69 comments:

  1. Happy Valentine's Day! I feel the same way about hearts too ~ anytime is a good time, especially with good skill practice! Thanks for the opportunity!

    Andrea
    Reading Toward the Stars
    readerstars@gmail.com

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  2. These look adorable!

    http://pinterest.com/pin/187603140699955855/

    Andrea
    Reading Toward the Stars
    readerstars@gmail.com

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  3. This looks so cute and fits alot of the skills that we are working on right now!

    divingintolearning@gmail.com

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  4. This looks like fun for my kinders and firsties! Maybe even some 2nd graders!

    http://pinterest.com/pin/187603140699955861/

    Andrea
    Reading Toward the Stars
    readerstars@gmail.com

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  5. Thanks for sharing! Happy Valentine's Day!
    Amy
    haddena@briarwoodacademy.com

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  6. Thanks for offering the giveaway! It would be great to win this just in time for the holiday!

    Becky
    Compassionate Teacher
    hoffman.rebecca@att.net

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  7. I pinned your "Base 10 Block Place Value Concentration and Dice Games."

    http://pinterest.com/pin/263671753156025849/

    divingintolearning@gmail.com

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  12. Would love to win!

    rmariemuniz@hotmail.com

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  13. Here's my pin!

    http://pinterest.com/pin/145944844146679036/

    rmariemuniz@hotmail.com

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  14. Of Course I would LOVE a new unit by my Growing Firsties Favorite!
    So excited to try!
    Julie
    Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe
    Celebrate and Join my 100th Follower Ultimate Giveaway: Skype Author Visit!
    betto411@gmail.com

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  16. These centers look great! Love that you got to meet Oprah :)I'm a follower.

    Catherine
    brownbagteacher@gmail.com
    The Brown-Bag Teacher

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  17. Looks like you had fun! I'm already a follower of your awesome blog!! :o)

    Cindy
    ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

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  18. Looks awesome! Happy early Valentine's Day!

    Christina :)
    Apples, Books, and Crayons
    applesbooksandcrayons@gmail.com

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  19. First pin!

    http://pinterest.com/pin/100979216617094300/

    Christina :)
    Apples, Books, and Crayons
    applesbooksandcrayons@gmail.com

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  20. Second pin!

    http://pinterest.com/pin/100979216617094304/

    Christina :)
    Apples, Books, and Crayons
    applesbooksandcrayons@gmail.com

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  21. Third pin!

    http://pinterest.com/pin/100979216617094306/

    Christina :)
    Apples, Books, and Crayons
    applesbooksandcrayons@gmail.com

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  22. I am a follower!

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  23. You are one lucky girl...I nearly keeled over reading the post about all your gifts!

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  24. Loved the Oprah story. I think it's funny she stopped and asked you where you got your stuff! I hope that means she's as nice as she seems on TV.

    butler . erica @ gmail . com

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  25. Here's a pin for a great product: http://pinterest.com/pin/442126888388283819/

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  26. Here's a pin for another great product (hoping to win it in another blog giveaway!): http://pinterest.com/pin/442126888388283826/

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  27. Im a follower! LOVE IT!
    PIN DONE!
    wendy
    1stgradefireworks@gmail.com

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  28. Like this, too! http://pinterest.com/pin/442126888388283834/

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  29. Love all of your products!

    Ashley
    Kieblercookie@hotmail.com

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  32. http://pinterest.com/pin/104919866291174719/

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    Kieblercookie@hotmail.com

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  34. I follow your fabulous blog. Love your Oprah story! It seemed like so much fun!
    thepolishedteacher@gmail.com
    ThePolishedTeacher

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  35. I'm a follower! Love the centers!

    idreamof1@aol.com


    Stacy
    Live Love Laugh and Teach!

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  36. I would love to win!

    Ashley
    arclark2012@gmail.com

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  37. I love hearing about your Oprah experience! Thanks for the giveaway!
    -Andrea
    simmonsa1@sfusd.edu
    cielobella@aol.com

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  38. OMG!! I LOVE this!!! So lucky!!

    Kimberly Ann
    livelaughilovekinder@gmai.com
    Live, Laugh, I LOVE Kindergarten

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  39. Oh girl-green with envy right now! I know some are not a fan of Oprah, but I (heart) her-a lot! I just think she has done so many wonderful things over the years.
    What a score! Certainly a once in a lifetime moment!

    ~Christy & Tammy
    Fluttering Through First Grade
    ps your unit looks fabulous too ;) too much O excitement!

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  40. These are super cute and look like tons of fun!

    schonesarah@yahoo.com

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  41. I love these for center buckets!

    http://pinterest.com/schonesarah/organization-in-the-classroom/

    schonesarah@yahoo.com

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  42. I love your Oprah stories! You are SO lucky!

    Irene
    mrsleeby@gmail.com
    Learning With Mrs. Leeby

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  43. Thanks for the opportunity.
    yvonneeyrg@gmail.com

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  44. Looks like a sweet deal for Valentine's Dat.
    deb1mom@bbtel.com

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  45. Oh what a great unit! Would love the chance to win this! Thanks for the flash giveaway!
    Michelle
    Mjaquillard@oregoncs.org

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  46. What an incredible experience! Lucky gal!

    Cindy
    Granny Goes to School
    cindy.calenti@comcast.com

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  47. Wow! What a great experience meeting Oprah!!! Enjoyed reading about it.

    Would love to win this resource!!

    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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  48. Another pin! http://pinterest.com/pin/187603140699959098/

    Andrea
    Reading Toward the Stars
    readerstars@gmail.com

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  49. Hi Lisa,
    How fun - looks like you had a blast. When my hubby and I got married in 1996. We got the honeymoon suite at the Disneyland Hotel and I guess the floor we were on was flooded with celebrities -- well we didn't get any autographs but it was funny seeing some of them and trying to act all cool like it was no big deal.
    Love your heart pack too btw. Happy V Day!
    Vicky
    Traditions Laughter and Happily Ever After

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  50. Pinned for you.

    http://pinterest.com/pin/99571841733548838/

    Iteachkidsabc@gmail.com
    :o) V.
    Special Teacher for Special Kids

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    Pinned for you.

    Iteachkidsabc@gmail.com
    :o) V.
    Special Teacher for Special Kids

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  52. Pretty insane Ophra experience!

    pinned this for you.

    http://pinterest.com/pin/74872412527193497/

    Iteachkidsabc@gmail.com
    :o) V.
    Special Teacher for Special Kids


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  53. I pinned this AND added it to my wishlist!

    http://pinterest.com/pin/74872412527193509/

    Iteachkidsabc@gmail.com
    :o) V.
    Special Teacher for Special Kids

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  54. That is so cool, Lisa! I so wish Katie could have done that too! I shared this on Twitter! :)
    Justin- Writing Pad Dad
    Follow my blog!

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  55. Looks like fun!
    Maria
    meemsickle@gmail.com

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  56. I love reading your Oprah posts! I am so jealous that you got to go to her show. It was something that I always wanted to do, and now I am so sad that I didn't get the chance. It sounds like you had a great experience!

    Ms. Cranfill's Class
    mscranfillsclass@gmail.com

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  57. Hilarious Oprah story! I love your graphics and how you organize your units!
    ahenry4443ah@gmail.com

    Here are my pins:
    http://pinterest.com/pin/278378820689007904/
    http://pinterest.com/pin/278378820689007899/
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  58. I'm on a roll:
    http://pinterest.com/pin/278378820689008006/
    http://pinterest.com/pin/278378820689008002/
    http://pinterest.com/pin/278378820689007995/

    ahenry4443ah@gmail.com

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  59. Love this...and love your Oprah stories :)

    Lori
    wrlean@aol.com

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  60. Hi Lisa,
    I would love to win a copy of your Valentine centers! I am off sick this week and have missed my class's 100's day and now will miss Valentine Day's too. This cold is no fun!
    Linda lott@telus.net

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  61. Looks awesome! I would love to win! Baers@apaches.k12.in.us

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  62. Oops, I thought I was already following you, just did so now!
    Kristen @ www.easyteachingtools.com
    kristenkalani@gmail.com

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  63. Love your Common Core packet for February, I added it to my Common Core board http://pinterest.com/pin/374643262721889089/

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  64. THANKS EVERYONE!!!
    Winners have been emailed! Check your in-boxes.
    Smiles - Lisa

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  65. I cannot believe you have a picture with Oprah. I LOVE her! She uses her power for good!

    Rowdy in First Grade

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  66. You are adorbs!!!!!!!!!!!! Only 5 more followers to 500!!!!

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