Sunday, June 23, 2013

Back To School Survival Pack for First Grade

I know, if you are anything like me, you are always nervous about those first couple of weeks of school.  Will I have enough stuff for the kids to do?  What if I need something for a time filler?  What if they start driving me bonkers??

I designed my newest pack all around the idea of surviving the first two weeks of school!

Included are two weeks' worth of activities, morning work, and fun pages...I also included an easy craft and emergent reader!  Although the pages are specifically for first grade, I think they would work for a high K which is why I included the themed pages for K-2 just in case someone needed them in the pack =)

These are just SOME of the pages included:

Table of Contents
Pages 3-5 First Day of school writing and class graph
  Page 6 All About Your Name 
  Page 7 Name Class Graph
  Page 8 Summer Vacation
  Page 9 Love Your Grade
  Pages 10-11 All About My Teacher
  Page 12-13 Writing About Books, great to add to a station after being modeled 
  Page 14 Follow the Rules
  Page 15 Write the Room for Friends
  Page 16 All About My Friends
Pages 18-20 Color by number or letter
  Page 21 Best Friend Page
  Page 22-23 Make a Bracelet
  Page 24 Bookmarks
  Page 25 School Page
  Pages 26-28 Write your letters
  Pages 30-36 Class Book
  Pages 37-47  Morning Work
  Pages 48-51 Schoolhouse Craft
  Pages 52-60 First Day and Open House Pages

A Couple of Examples of the pages:
Find the freebie pack below by clicking "download preview" on the product listing at TPT or TN!


If you would like to win this pack, leave a comment below and I will choose a winner with the random number generator in a couple of days!
We have a winner! Erica!!  
And a bonus winner (because she wrote me a poem!) Maureen!!






145 comments:

  1. Love the Red Schoolhouse Art Project!

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  2. I would love to have the opportunity to win this pack! It's so nice to have things planned ahead for those crazy first few weeks:) Nice work, Jennifer!
    SynonymRolls&AntonymMoments
    geteacher@hotmail.com

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  3. The first month is always crazy! lindseyjpaulson@gmail.com

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  4. This looks like an awesome pack! I would love to win this and be able to be more prepared for the first few weeks of school! They come and go so quickly! :)
    rwrench64@yahoo.com

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  6. I would love to have this!


    overthemoonbow.owner@gmail.com


    Dee:)

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  7. I would love to win this pack! Looks like something I could definitely use! Thanks for the freebie, too! jgieselman@blufordschools.org

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  8. Jennifer - what a great pack! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Looks great! I survive by having a wonderful hubby who takes great care of me all of the time but especially during the busy, sometimes difficult days.
    cbartram@kitcarsonschool.com

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  10. I would love to win this pack! Thanks!! I always rely on chocolate to survive those first couple of weeks!! jennyglahnreck@aol.com
    Jenny

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  11. Thank you for making this! Lindsey.mcfaul@yahoo.com

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  12. That looks great and I know it would be put to good use in my classroom.
    Ruthanne rarace81@gmail.com

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  13. Hoping to start in a new school this fall and this would be perfect! cynthia.arki@gmail.com

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  14. Hoping to start in a new school this fall and this would be perfect! cynthia.arki@gmail.com

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  15. This pack looks great. I would love to win it (who wouldn't)!
    krisspradlin4@yahoo.com

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  16. This pack looks great. I would love to win it (who wouldn't)!
    krisspradlin4@yahoo.com

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  17. Looks great. I especially like the graph pages.

    Chris
    cryazzienj@yahoo.com

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  18. This pack looks great. I would love to win it (who wouldn't)!
    krisspradlin4@yahoo.com

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  19. Adorable! Looks like the perfect pack to start off the new year!
    pdhernandezvt@gmail.com

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  20. This packet looks FANTASTIC, Jennifer!!! AND you're giving me a chance to win?!?!
    Love it!
    :)
    Kelly
    Beg, Borrow, Steal

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  21. I'd love to win this pack. Thanks!!
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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  22. Oh my goodness, I would really love to have it, if not for the beginning of the year, especially the end of kindergarten!! It looks awesome as always!!!

    Angela
    The Daily Alphabet

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  23. I would love to win this cute pack! :)

    Thank you,
    Jennifer
    lofgrenj@vail.k12.az.us

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  24. I would love to win this. Awesome pack :-).
    Jenniferhancock@sbcglobal.net

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  25. Wow! This is an awesome pack and would be my life saver!!!

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  26. This looks awesome...great for my first graders!

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  27. I'm a special ed teacher working with K-4 students with behavioral challenges. This is my first year to teach first grade and I happened upon your pack. This would make my life so my easier! Most teachers have one grade level, sometimes two, but I have to plan for 4 grade levels every day/each week. Thank you for putting the pack together.

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    1. Oh, did I mention I would love to win it! papril@rsu24.org

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  28. This would be great for when I'm testing.
    Maria
    meemsickle@gmail.com

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  29. This is so cute! I could definitely use it. :)

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  30. Adorable! Would love to win this! Eickejn@gmail.com

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  31. Adorable! Would love to win this! Eickejn@gmail.com

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  32. This is a great giveaway! Thank you! I will be a first year teacher, so it would be WONDERFUL to have this pack to help me get started.

    Molly
    mkkalina@outlook.com

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  33. This would be so helpful for the first 2 weeks back to school!! (Even though it's crazy to think about going back to school because we JUST got out up here!)

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  34. Looks great! Would love to win! kelly_burnard@hotmail.com
    - Kelly :)

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  35. I LOVE this!! It looks so cute! It would be perfect for the beginning of the year!

    Jennifer
    jenniferlalsip(at)yahoo(dot)com
    The First Grade Dream

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  36. I would adore this pack! It has things that can be differentiated for students who need it or just plain old sanity pages. Oh, oh, oh...PICK ME, PICK ME!

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  37. What a great looking pack! reneepalumbo@yahoo.com

    Thanks!
    Renee Palumbo

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  38. I'm always looking for new and fun ideas to start school, and your pack looks great! lgnmill@comcast.net

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  39. What a cute pack! I would love to win it!! msemmasedventure@gmail.com

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  40. Super cute!! Does this mean you're headed back to first this year? :)

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  41. Looks awesome! currend@bibbed.org

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  42. I would love to win this pack!

    Kristi
    Funinfirstgrade1@gmail.com

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  43. Cute! Would love to win it!

    yukarinaka@gmail.com

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  44. looks adorable! would love to win!
    ogulnickc@gmail.com

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  45. This looks great! I'm always in need of time fillers the first couple of weeks!

    schonesarah@yahoo.com

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  46. This looks great!!

    Elisabeth
    elisabethdelk80@gmail.com

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  47. Amazing job! wolfcub521@gmail.com

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  48. Luv it! What a great way to start the year! It's on my wishlist but would luv luv luv to win!
    Celeste
    cpotts@dcpsnet.org

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  49. Luv it! What a great way to start the year! It's on my wishlist but would luv luv luv to win!
    Celeste
    cpotts@dcpsnet.org

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  50. Looks great!!
    Lrippy@stedward.org

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  51. All these activities look great! I would love this for back to school!
    Colleen :-)
    colleendembs@yahoo.com
    Fun and Fearless in First

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  52. Love the I spy!

    keorth18@gmail.com

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  53. I love this pack! Sure hope I win!!
    -Robin
    smithrc563@aol.com

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  54. Love it! And I love that I am not the only one thinking about "back to school"! I would love to win! Thanks for the freebie!

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  55. I would love it!
    wiardmolly@yahoo.com

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  56. This looks really great for back to school!
    lraines78@gmail.com

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  57. Love this! It would take a lot of pressure of for those first few days! :)

    cathy@missversteeg.com

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  58. As a first year teacher, this would be oodles of help!! :)
    Mholmes@eureka.edu

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  59. As a first year teacher, this would be oodles of help!! :)
    Mholmes@eureka.edu

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  60. This looks great! I would love to win!

    Ashley
    arclark2012@gmail.com

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  61. What a wonderful back to school pack! Great work as always!

    thepolishedteacher@gmail.com
    The Polished Teacher

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  62. This looks awesome. Its the first week of summer and I am already trying to plan out those first few weeks! This would be great!

    ericamontgomery83@gmail.com

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  63. Those first few days are crazy! This will be my 20th year and I am excited about the new bunch of kids coming my way. I would love a chance to win this pack :)

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  64. This packet would be wonderful to use next school year. I am excited with the possibility.

    Debbie
    Debbie81992@gmail.com

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  66. Hi Jennifer,

    I'm a 1st grade teacher in Mexico City (I have taught French at pre-K and Kindergarten level in Atlanta, before coming to Mexico).
    I'm working on my lesson plan for the coming school year, and to be honest with you, the pack would be a very useful resource for our ESL classroom!

    Have a peaceful day,
    Caroline.

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  67. Wow...such a great variety of activities in this pack...fingers crossed for the giveaway! THank you for the freebie, too!

    tokyoshoes at hotmail dot com

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  68. What a great idea for the beginning of the year when we are all super busy! It looks like you thought of a lot of varied activities in lots of subject areas! Thanks for the hence to win! :-)

    Karyn
    Kideducator@comcast.net

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  69. This pack looks great and I would love to win it!!!!!

    Thanks!
    JennyB
    One Berry Blog

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  70. This pack would be so much help to me at the beginning of the year. Two weeks of activities - WAHOO!!
    Sherry
    sherrymc62@bellsouth.net

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  71. Perfect timing! Those first week jitters have been creeping in my thoughts this weekend...even though this will be my nineteenth year in first grade. I would love to win!
    kimworthey@yahoo.com

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  72. Wow! This is an amazing unit. So creative! I love it!

    hope5543@yahoo.com

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  73. Your new unit looks amazing. I would love to win it!! I put it my cart...just in case.
    Stacey White
    swhite@cfc.k12.wi.us

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  74. I would love to win this unit for my first graders. Just what the teacher ordered.

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  75. such a great pack of activities!

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  76. Oh, my gosh! That pack looks awesome1 I totally can see myself using this pack. I would love to win it.
    saljo023@gmail.com

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  77. This is my first year teaching 1st grade - I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have this!!!

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    1. jdolphin02@gmail.com is my email :-)

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  78. I would love this!!! Natalie.kabel@gmail.com

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  79. While I'm not ready to think about the first day of school just yet (I still have 3 days left of this school year!) I would still love to win this pack for the fall! sgies328@gmail.com :)

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  80. You make the cutest packs! I would love to win!
    Cheryl
    Crayonsandcurls@gmail.com

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  81. I would love to win this pack! I'm a new teacher and this would be a great resource!!

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  82. What a cute way to start off the new school year!
    Deb
    luv2teach77@yahoo.com

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  83. Looks like lots of great ideas! I'd love to use some of them the first few days of school this fall.
    Melanie

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  84. this looks awesome! I'm in need of some fun new activities.
    Michele
    missnelsonattpt@yahoo.com

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  85. I'd love to win this!
    juliefrancolino at gmail dot com

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  86. Love the variety that activities in this! It looks awesome!

    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  87. I would love to win this pack! So wonderful!

    cheriemae@gmail.com

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  88. will be interesting to see how this works for 1/2 combo.
    awesome! ms.deborah.skinner@gmail.com

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  89. You always have great ideas!! Are you doing kinder this upcoming year?
    Vero1425@gmail.com

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  90. Adorable! Would love to win this!

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  91. love it :o) lorinademello@hotmail.com

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  92. The craftivities look super cute!
    MissGilbert01@gmail.com
    Sunshine, Sand and Scissors

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  93. Oh my! I could use everything in this pack;)
    Chrissybryant74@gmail.com

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  94. Oh my! I could use everything in this pack;)
    Chrissybryant74@gmail.com

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  96. Roses are red
    School houses are too...
    Your beginning of school packet is awesome!
    So creative - WOO HOO!
    mosimmons73@gmail.com

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  97. Oh, I love this!
    glassyglen@morrisbb.net

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  98. Your new pack looks great! I would love to have it!

    Karen

    An Apple a Day in First Grade

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  99. Fabulous ideas!
    jkmatuch@aol.com

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  100. Looks very cute! And what a great idea! I do always feel like I need little fillers those first couple of weeks when we are focusing on teaching rules and procedures. :)

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  101. These are great ideas. I love your work!

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  102. This is adorable! I would love to be able to use this at the beginning of the school year with my firsties!
    Michelle
    mjaquillard@oregoncs.org

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  103. What a great packet for the beginning of school. I would love to win this!

    Cindy
    CL14Mentor@oh.rr.com

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  104. I would love this packet! I have it on my wishlist:) alanda7256@comcast.net

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  105. Love this packet! Perfect for those first days at school!
    Thank you!!
    Julie

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  106. Awesome first day work for the students. This will be great in anyone's class and help the students get to know each other especially if their are new students to the school. I hope to win a packet and will definitely use it every year... 808teach@gmail.com

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  107. I would love to win this! I pinned it so I can remember to buy this later.

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  108. Wow. What a great packet to have! We always need help to get through those first few weeks.Thanks!!!!

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  110. I would love to have this packet! I love gathering things for my future classroom and this would be a great asset.

    From Blood to Books!

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  111. I would love a copy- thanks so much!
    yvonneeyrg@gmail.com

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  112. Possible new school and grade this year! This packet would help to allay some of my jitters :)

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  113. This packet would definitely be used! Thank you!
    donnieandaudreydevoll@gmail.com

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  114. This packet would definitely be used! Thank you!
    donnieandaudreydevoll@gmail.com

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  115. This pack would be a lifesaver!! Fingers crossed for luck.
    Margo N Adams
    mjadamsescambiak12.net

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  116. Even though I have a year under my belt now I still feel just as overwhelmed by the first weeks of school. This would make me feel SO much better. I hope I win!

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  117. I would love to win some fresh new ideas for the first couple of weeks!
    Thank you!
    Headleyfamily@comcast.net

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  118. I love your back to school package. It's going to be my first year teaching first grade this coming school year so I'd love to win this pack!
    anniekang@gmail.com

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  119. I'd love to win!
    Karrmenkingswater@gmail.com

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  120. This is such a great way to start the year!! You ROCK!

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  121. This is such a great way to start the year!! You ROCK!

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  122. Love this packet. This would be one less thing I have to think about for the beginning of the year. Hope I'm a winner ..

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  123. Perfect! Love this and what a time saver!! Jprowell11@gmail.com

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  124. Would absolutely love this packet!! Perfect way to start the year!! :)

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  125. This looks so fun! I'd love to win!

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  126. I teach a pre-k program for students who are age appropriate for kindergarten, but are young so parents decide to wait a year and I think this would be fabulous for a little later in the year! I love the school house craft. I teach at a small church with a bell tower and it kind of looks like this :) THANK YOU!

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  127. How awesome!!!!! I'm always so impressed with the amazing things the teacher community can create...the possibilities are endless!!!!! With 9 years of teaching Kdg in the same room/school...with so many friendships formed...I felt I needed a change...so off I go to a whole other school into first grade! EEEK! Giving someone a chance to win this is so awesome!!! I'm so nervous...and this could really give me a great start to hopefully a great year!! Thanks so much!!
    mdancen23@yahoo.com

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  128. Yes, yes, yes!! First year teaching first grade ..this would be SO helpful!

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  129. I LOVE it! I am crossing my fingers over here too!!! :) Thank you! veronica.varela@live.com

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  130. I would love to have this - you did a wonderful job, and I LOVE the little red school house! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  131. I would love this! It would be great to use in the beginning of the year!!!
    jennifermeyer1@hotmail.com

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  132. I am moving to First Grade and this would be awesome to get me started!!!
    Twinsteachingandtacos@gmail.com

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  133. I love this! The first days of first grade ARE always so exhausting because they're not used to it yet. And I definitely survive the first few days with coffee.....LOTS of coffee! :) wendyleebyde@yahoo.com

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  134. Wow! This pack looks great! What a way to start the school year :)

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