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gift card winner!

Look who just won a $20 gift card from The School Box, just for commenting on posts on A Learning Experience! How easy was that???

Winner: Lyssa Sahadevan

Commented on: “50 Top Twitter Feeds for Readers”


I love twitter and have connected with other educators, authors, and ed leaders. Thank you for sharing this list! Can’t wait to follow!

Thanks, Lyssa! Enjoy that gift card! 

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comment winner!

We have a comment winner! If you’re new here, we randomly draw one of our commenters from the past month, and the lucky duck wins a $20 gift card to The School Box (which can be used online or in stores). This month’s winner was…

Jennifer Nuss

She commented on New comment on your post “Fostering Text-to-Life Connections through Common Summertime Activities – Part I.”


Just going to the library is a way to make a huge impact on a students literacy life. Anytime you expose kids to books and talks about them, it makes connections that are so important in their little brains! :)

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Enjoy, Jennifer!! Go get some goodies for your classroom!

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$20 gift card winner!

Our $20 gift card winner (randomly selected from among recent comments on our posts) is Christy Willis from www.branyact.blogspot.com

She commented on “DIY Scratch-Off Card {love this!}”


I absolutely LOVE this! I have been on a mad hunt to find out how to create scratch-offs without using the ” heavy on the crayon” method. Thank you for posting this…you’re a doll!

You can see all comments on this post here: newsletter.schoolbox.com/2012/03/20/make-your-own-scratch-off-card-love-this/#comments

Well Christy, we think you’re a doll! Someone from The School Box will be in touch shortly to ascertain your mailing address. And, if you don’t have a School Box near you (tragic!), you can order online here: schoolbox.com.

Happy commenting!

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Lookey Who Just Won $20

We have a lucky {random} winner for our $20 School Box gift card drawing, from among A Learning Experience’s recent commenters.


Roni, who commented on “Creative Dr. Seuss Birthday Ideas {It’s March 2!}”


These are great ideas! I just love the Thing 1 Thing 2 paper bag craft!!

You can see all comments on this post here.

Congrats, Roni! Enjoy that gift card. Want to take a perusal through The School Box’s virtual shelves? Check out their newly spiffed website. Super spiff!

{And is it just us, or is there something really funny about the lady above? I have a feeling she didn’t just win a School Box gift card. Just a feeling.}

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And we have a win-ah!

Time to announce a winner for our monthly School Box $20 gift card giveaway! We randomly draw a winner from among the month’s commenters (so if you want to toss your name in the hat next time, share some little tidbits in the comments under a post).

Our newest winner is:

S. Jordan-Georgia

Comment: on Spelling Guess & Check

What a great idea Elizabeth! I probably hear that question a million times during writing alone and my answer is simply a point towards the dictionaries. However, not only does my EIP class struggle with spelling, they also lack the dictionary skills they need as fifth graders. I believe the Spelling Guess & Check sheet is an awesome ‘visual’ tool to allow my students see how they are spelling a word, while thinking back to the sounds and decoding skills they learned in the primary grades to help them spell. With the CRCT fast approaching, I definitely plan to download this sheet to help my students become better spellers and to sharpen their dictionary skills not only for the test but for their future in middle school as well. Thank you Elizabeth for such a helpful post!

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Congrats! You’ll be receiving an e-mail from The School Box confirming the mailing of your gift certificate. Enjoy!

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Happy Educator’s Day {because we’re all teachers in some way}

by Elizabeth Cossick, M. Ed.

Comment on this post and be entered to win a $20 gift card to The School Box! Winners are drawn monthly. 

January 28 is National Educator’s Day. Know what this means? It means time to celebrate YOU! Whether you’re a classroom teacher, homeschooler, Sunday school teacher, mom, dad, aunt, uncle or grandparent…you’re a teacher. Little eyes are watching you. Little hands are holding yours. Little minds are being shaped by your instruction, your example.

So, really, this day is for all of us.

As a thank you for all we ALL do to guide and inspire, we got wind that The School Box is offering special discounts on Saturday, January 28, for EVERYONE. Storewide discounts, giveaways, School Box bucks ($10 for every $50 spent, no limit)– AND free lamination on everything bought that day!

And did you know they offer free giftwrap year-round, now? Yup.

So go stock up on gifts, games and supplies for the little ones in your world. I think my birthday closet is about to get restocked. :)

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Gift Card Winner…just in time for the holidays!

Who doesn’t want a $20 School Box gift right before the holidays?! Well, we have a lucky duck who just won one. How, you ask? Simply by commenting on one of the posts on A Learning Experience. We randomly (and regularly) draw winners from among the commenters.

Thanks to all who comment and share their great ideas and thoughts every week, and thanks to The School Box for sponsoring this online newsletter and giveaway!

This time, the lucky winner is:

 Susan Cooper

Comment on “Creating A Where Are You Board”:

Great idea. I am creating one today. With the younger kids, it is so much easier than signing out on a piece of paper, or in a notebook. I agree, we have so much going on, especially with larger class sizes, that we may lose track of some, and how long they have been gone, or even forget where they told us they are going.

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gift card winners!!

We have two lucky-duck gift card winners! Just for leavin’ a little ol’ comment on A Learning Experience post, these lovelies have each won a $20 gift card to The School Box. Woohoo for classroom decor…AND holiday presents!!! (And, yes, we’re sure they’re going to respond just like the extremely excited lady in this picture. Ha!)


Winner 1: Patricia Roberts
Comment: (on “Live History: A Creative Project”)
What a Great Project!!!! I am definitely going to be doing this project this year. It is sad but true, kids today are all about the social networking and seeing what they can get in the “now” they are clueless about the past and how the past adventures, inventions etc have made what they have and want “now” possible. Thank you so much for sharing this AWESOME project!!!! Have a Great Day!!!!

Winner 2: Sahara Jordan- Georgia 
Comment: (on “The ‘Write’ Way in Middle School”)
I am a first year 5th grade Reading teacher and I can definitely relate to this article with the experiences I have had with my upper elementary students. From the very first day of school, I realized it is very hard to get my students to write without complaining (or expressing very loudly either they don’t know how to do it or they plain out dont understand what to do).

I believe creative writing is an excellent way to get my 5th graders more interested in writing. For instance, journal writing was an activity my reading teacher used when I was in school and I still enjoy writing today. I definitely plan to incorporate these activities into my daily routine especially the activity about becoming a tv star. I am constantly telling my students that as a writer you can be whoever you want to be and I believe through this activity they will understand that better. Thank you Sheryl for writing this article to help my creative flow as well. I am truly ready to finally get my students at least a little bit excited about writing.

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School Box Gift Card Winner!

Let’s announce a winner of a $20 School Box gift card, shall we? Now, in order to win, all you have to do is comment on the posts here on A Learning Experience– which is a no-brainer since the posts are all pretty darn helpful, we love to hear your comments, AND who couldn’t use $20 to The School Box? No. Brainer.

Then, we randomly select winners from our recent commenters. Here is our current winner, below. Congratulations, Paula!

Winner: Paula Whitfield

I enjoyed this article very much. It is so true. After working with middle schoolers, I realize how texting/spelling is a problem. I will use some of these ideas in my room this year. I especially liked the one about publishing on a blog.

Original Post: “Growing Strong Spellers in a TXTNG World”

If you want to win, too, just start commenting on some articles. Easy peasy!

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another lucky comment winner!

Here’s another randomly selected comment winner, who just scored a $20 gift card to The School Box to work on her real-life classroom makeover!

Congrats, Rebekah! We’ll draw another winner in a bit. To enter, simply comment on the posts on A Learning Experience. We love hearing your thoughts, too. We think our readers are the smartest. :)

Original Comment:

Rebekah Hurst

This article is so true. As a first year teacher this year, I worked hard to think through each part of the day so that I would have a procedure in mind to teach the students. We worked each day for the first week learning these procedures, and it was amazing to see how much that paid off. There were lots of things in my classroom that pretty much ran themselves because the students knew what to do and when to do it. This not only helped me, but my substitute teachers were also very appreciative as well. Teaching and practicing procedures at the beginning of the year cannot be emphasized enough!

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