Monday, May 26, 2014

It's Giveaway Time!!! {+ Meet the Teaching Trio}

Happy Memorial Day, everyone! Memorial Day means so much to the 3 of us. The military surrounds us on so many sides. We are wives of soldiers and mothers of military children. We are also teachers on a military installation. Each of the students we teach has a parent in the military, and almost 100% of our students have suffered through a deployment of a parent. With all of this in mind, we humbly say, “Thank you.” We recognize your sacrifice and the sacrifice of your family members. The cost you all pay does not go unnoticed.

Meet the Teaching Trio

If you're reading this, you probably already know me, Kristen, the face behind Chalk & Apples. I am so excited to introduce my friends, Juliet and Nikki, who have agreed to join me on a collaborative blogging adventure! We've been working behind the scenes for a while now, and are so excited to be blogging together. This change from Chalk & Apples to the Teaching Trio will bring more fantastic teaching ideas, more freebies, and more quality posts to the blog! They wanted to introduce themselves, so here's a quick note from each of them:
"I am so excited!  Teaching Trio is visualization of dream I have had for a while. I feel so blessed to be a part of this blog and find out 2 of my friends have the same dream. Kristen, Nikki, and I have been working hard behind the scenes - brainstorming, discussing, and examining fonts, colors, and styles. It has been so much fun. I can’t wait to start sharing! My 2 wonderful friends and I have sincerely passionate teaching hearts. Did I mention that I was excited?"                                                                                                      ~ Juliet 

"I am so very excited to be joining two of my absolute favorite teachers in this new blogging adventure! I am a newbie to all things blog related, but cannot wait to share fun and exciting ideas about teaching! Teachers rock!"                                                                                                                                                                             ~Nikki 

Giveaway Time!

I was so happy completely floored a couple of weeks ago when I checked my TeachersPayTeachers app and saw that I had 1,000 followers! What better way to celebrate than with a giveaway?! Some fabulous Blogging Buddies have generously donated prizes, plus I will be giving the winner a $15 shopping spree in my TPT store, Chalk & Apples! Here's a peek at what you can win! (Photos are clickable for more info)

Alison Rose's Store (Rockin' & Lovin' Learnin')     Chalk & Apples

The giveaway is open now through Thursday night! Share it on Twitter for extra entries! Good luck everyone!
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  1. This blog is ADORABLE! Love the name and love the purpose! Can't wait to read more!!

    Funky in Fourth

  2. Congratulations on your new endeavor! Everything looks great!!

  3. Just missed the giveaway! Glad to be following! I am excited too! :)
    from Well, Michelle?


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