Friday, April 10, 2015

Hello Sunshine!


Welcome to a very special blog hop!  This week we are celebrating the launch of Hello Sunshine, a collaborative blog uniting the efforts, ideas, and experiences of 12 creative Arizona educators who are passionate about our common mission:  to share a little sunshine with other teachers!
I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am about participating with these amazingly dedicated educators!  Each one of them is a teacher whose blogs and TpT stores I've followed and admired for ages.  And now to be joining up with them?  Well, I can't even!
You probably arrived here from the very sweet and talented Cassandra's gorgeously inspiring blog, Mrs. 3rd Grade.  Maybe you bounced over here by happy accident, or perhaps you've lost your way along the blog hop; if so, here is where you can go for all the blogs in order:  Hello Sunshine.

Here are the details regarding our Hello Sunshine blog hop:

When: The blog hop started today,  April 10 at 5:30 AM, Arizona Time.  However, you have until April 17, 2015, 5:00 pm Arizona Time, to leave comments on all the blogs and enter the Rafflecopter on the main Hello Sunshine blog to be eligible for the grand prize.

Why: To celebrate the launch of our brand new Hello Sunshine blog and also have the chance to win a $100 gift card to Teachers Pay Teachers (and lots more prizes)!

Prizes: The prize on Hello Sunshine is a $100 gift card to Teachers Pay Teachers to one lucky person who comments on all of the 12 Hello Sunshine Teachers' blogs and follows Hello Sunshine's blog, Facebook, and Instagram.   To add even more glitz and glamor to the celebration - each of our individual bloggers is featuring giveaways of additional products and gift cards on her individual blog.  So. Much. Fun!

To enter my blog giveaway for a chance to win $10 to use in my TpT store, and another $10 gift card to Amazon, please enter here:

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Thank you so much for hopping by!   Next stop is the always uplifting, positive, and amazingly creative Jennifer at The Blessed Teacher.
 
And don't forget to head over to Hello Sunshine for a chance to win the $100 TpT gift card!  Good luck, and Happy Hopping!

91 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity! As a first year teacher, I am always looking for great ideas to make my instruction more interesting, engaging, and having more of an impact. I look forward to connecting with you and learning from you. Thank you so much for your posts and items. I can't wait to see what's ahead!

    PS- Love your closing "hedgehugs" adorable!!! :)

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting, Sylwia! And thanks also for your sweet comment about my little Hedgie :o) I hope you are having a wonderful first year teaching! XO Pamela

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    2. You're very welcome :). I am LOVING it!!! SO wonderful to finally do what you've been waiting for your whole life!

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  2. I just discovered your blog! You have great ideas! Thanks! Also this giveaway is awesome!
    Emily

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    1. Aw, thank you so much Emily! I'm glad you stopped by! XO Pamela

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  3. I love collaborative blogs! They are a great place to share ideas from a mixture of great teachers! Thanks for hosting a great contest, too!

    Monica Parsons - NC Teacher Chick

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    1. You are so welcome, Monica - I love collaborative blogs too, so I'm especially happy to be a part of Hello Sunshine! Thank you for visiting! XO Pamela

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  4. You have an adorable blog! Collaborative blogs are such a great idea!

    Paige Yarborough
    theokieteacher.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much for the compliment, Paige, and for taking the time to leave a sweet comment! Have a great weekend! XO Pamela

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  5. I'm looking forward to reading your new collaborative blog. Great contest, as well.

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  6. What a great team you have on this new Arizona blog. Send some sun to Michigan.
    Kovescence of the Mind

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    1. I was born and raised in Alaska, so I still never get tired of this gorgeous sunshine! I'd pack some up and send it to you if I could! :o) Thanks for hopping by!

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  7. Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

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    1. You are very welcome - and thank YOU for stopping by and leaving a comment! :o)

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  8. Thank you for this giveaway! Awesome blog!

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    1. Thanks for your kind words and for visiting, Brooke! Have a lovely weekend! :o)

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  9. Thank you for this awesome giveaway!!

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    1. You are very welcome, Dani! Thank you so much for joining in our celebration! :o)

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    1. Thank you, Teresa - and the same to you! I'm so excited!!!

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    1. Thank you, Sarah! We've really enjoyed planning everything together, and we've got lots of fun ideas in store for the future! Thank you so much for stopping by! :o)

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  12. I am a new follower. Your blog is so cute!

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    1. Thank you so much for following, Lori - and for your very sweet comment about my blog! Have a wonderful weekend! :o) Pamela

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  13. Congrats on your new adventure!

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    1. Thank you, Rachel! It's been tons of fun so far, and I am super excited about everything we have planned!!! Thank you for sharing in our launch festivities! :o) Pamela

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  14. Very excited to have discovered your blog through the Hello Sunshine giveaway!
    ThePolishedTeacher

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    1. :o) I'm so glad you've stopped by, and by the way - I love your blog name - I have to admit that one of my consistent indulgences is my nails! :o) Thank you for visiting, and have a wonderful week!

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  15. Thanks so much to all the ladies involved in starting this new collaborative blog! Anything that provides support and inspiration to teachers is welcome!! Can’t wait to see what is shared! 

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    1. Good morning Amy, and thank you for your support and encouragement! I'm really excited about all the fun ideas we have, and I'm so glad you are joining us! :o)

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  16. Enjoyed looking around your blog! Great giveaway!!

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    1. Thank you for visiting, Amanda! Good luck! :o)

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  17. Love your cute blog! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words, Alaina! Good luck in the giveaway, and have a great day! :o)

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  18. I heart hedgehogs. It all began with sonic :) Thanks for the giveaway -Whimsical Teacher

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    1. How fun to hear from another hedgehog aficionado! They certainly are cute little creatures :o) Good luck in the giveaway, and thank you so much for stopping by!

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  19. Love your site!! Great giveaway!!

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    1. Thank you for visiting and leaving a sweet comment! Good luck! :o)

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  20. I'm discovering so many new blogs through your new collaborative one - thank you! Can't wait to see what you guys have planned!
    Growing Little Learners

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    1. I'm so glad that Hello Sunshine brought you to my blog, Pixie Anne! I hope that you find lots of reasons to come back and visit often! Thank you for visiting! :o)

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  21. Looks great! Can't wait to learn more.

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    1. Thank you, Tracy! I have lots of post ideas in mind that I hope you enjoy! :o)

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  22. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win!

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    1. You are so welcome, Michelle! Good luck, and thank you for visiting! :o)

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  23. I love the idea of a collaborative blog like that - such a great idea. Hmm... now I might have to round up my Texas peeps to do something similar. ;) Thanks for hosting this giveaway - so generous and useful!

    ~ Candice from Innovate. Motivate. Educate.

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    1. Hi Candice - this has been so much fun, getting to know my Arizona bloggy friends better through our Hello Sunshine collaboration - I hope that you are able to do the same with your Texas bloggy friends too! Thank you for stopping by! :o)

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  24. I can't wait for the Book Reviews tab to be active. Based on your favorite book lists, I am going to have a healthy readling list for summer because I love everything that you listed as your favorites. If you haven't read A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park, you must put it on the top of your reading stack. Amazing. Read aloud for my class every year and they love it it too.

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    1. Dear Carrie, thank you so much for the book recommendation - I have not read A Long Walk to Water yet, and now I am excited to read it ASAP based on your enthusiasm for it! I plan to begin adding book reviews very soon - thank you for your encouragement! Have a wonderful week and thank you for visiting! XO Pamela

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  25. Congratulations on the new collaborative blog. I look forward to reading all of the posts!
    Emily
    scheinbere@hotmail.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Emily! I appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment! Have a wonderful week! :o)

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    1. That's wonderful, Karen - thank you very much! I have a lot of fun posts planned, and I hope you enjoy them! :o) Pamela

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  27. Stopped by as part of the giveaway. Will have to stop back in the future, your blog is cute :)

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting, Natalie! I hope that you come back often! :o)

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    1. You're so welcome, Amy - thank YOU for stopping by and leaving a comment! Good luck! :o)

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  29. Great collaborative and individual blogs!

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    1. Thank you for saying so! We've been having so much fun working together on this project, and I hope you enjoy it as much as we do! :o)

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  30. You ladies have some great weather there! Your new collaborative blog looks great. Thanks for introducing me to all of your blogs.

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    1. We really are spoiled with beautiful sunshine! Thank you for visiting, Kim, and for your sweet comment! :o)

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  31. Love your blog!! I'm so glad I found it and thank you for being a part of this giveaway!

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    1. Thank you so much, Mrs. Reinartz! I'm so glad you visited, and good luck in the giveaway! :o)

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  32. Thank you for such an awesome giveaway! :)

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    1. You're very welcome, Veronica - good luck! And thank you for stopping by! :o)

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  33. This is so fun! I enjoy collaborative blogs!

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    1. I am having a ton of fun too, Mary - collaborative blogs are such a great way to get to know other teachers better! Thank you for hopping over! :o)

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  34. Thanks for this great opportunity! :)

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    1. You are welcome, and thank you for visiting! Good luck! :o)

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  35. Looking forward to the collaborative blog bringing sunshine my way!

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    1. Thank you, Diane! We have plenty of this Arizona sunshine and are very happy to share! :o)

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  36. Thanks for the chance to win some great things!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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    1. You're very welcome, Mrs. Brown! :o) Good luck!

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  37. I love hedgehogs! Looking forward to the new blog!

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    1. Thanks so much, Suzy Q! I'm rather partial to the little critters too :o) Thank you for visiting our new blog, and have a wonderful week!

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  38. The collaborative blog is great! Your individual blogs are very interesting too. Thank you!

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    1. Aw, thank you for your sweet comment, Kim! And thank you for stopping by! :o)

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  39. Looks like your new collaborative blog will be a hit!! Can't wait to see more

    Susan
    LopezLandLearners

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    1. Thank you so much, Susan! We're planning lots of fun link-ups and posts - I hope you enjoy them! :o)

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  40. I am so glad to have discovered your site! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I'm so glad you've stopped by, Tina, and I hope that you enjoy the upcoming posts I've planned! Have a wonderful weekend! :o)

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  41. Stopped by for the giveaway! Love your blog!

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    1. Thank you so much! Good luck in the giveaway! :o)

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  42. Such a nice collaborative blog! This is a great way to share awesome ideas from a sunny place! :) Thank you.

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    1. You're so welcome, Callie - and thank you for your kind words! :o)

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  43. Glad I made it here to your blog! You seem very dedicated and I am glad to see what you all have to offer

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    1. What a nice thing to say - thank you!!! I've got lots of fun book reviews and posts planned for the near future - I hope you enjoy them! :o)

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  44. Great collaborative blog and giveaway!!!
    All the best!

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    1. Thank you, Mia! Good luck in the giveaway, and thank you for hopping by! :o)

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