Hot off the Press: Back to School Exclusive!

EXTRA! EXTRA! It’s time to read all about it!

Twenty crazy teacher-bloggers are celebrating the fact that it is almost time to go back to school!! Yes, we all love summer, but it’s time to start thinking about THAT time! Before it gets here though, how about some fun to break up those summer days spent on professional development, meetings and decorating your classroom? 
For the next 10 days, we are celebrating with freebies and a prize a day! 

Yes, a PRIZE A DAY FOR 10 DAYS!  Yippee!

Every day, you will have the chance to enter and win one of 10 great prizes!

This is what you can win during our Back to School Exclusive (in no particular order):

Prize #1 Quiet Pencil Sharpener & a $25 TpT Certificate from 'Graphics from the Pond'  ($50 value)
Prize #2 Bright Chevron Classroom Decor Set ($50 value)
Prize #3 Teacher/Classroom Gift Basket ($200 value)
Prize #4 Teacher/Classroom Gift Basket ($200 value)
Prize #5 Google Nexus 7 Tablet with case & stylus pen ($250 value)
Prize #6 Scotch Laminator  ($25 value)
Prize #7 K-2 TPT Product Bundle (over $100 value)
Prize #8 3-5  TPT Product Bundle (over ($100 value)
Prize #9 Blog Design ("Cuter" Design by Christi's Designs) $70 value
Prize#10 TPT Gift Cert $50

This is the IMPORTANT part. Please read carefully. Every day, for 10 days, you will need to visit the final stop blog The Teaching Tribune to enter to win and to see if you were the previous day’s winner!

Each day a winner will be drawn and one of the ten prizes will be awarded. To keep it fun and exciting, you won’t know what prize you have entered to win until the winner is announced the next day!
You never know what it might be! (Hands up for the Google Nexus Tablet!!)

To win one of these great prizes, just follow these steps…

Step 1: 
You will need to download and print the 'Hot Off the Press Cheat Sheet'. Just click the image below.

Step 2:  
You’ll need to collect your freebies. This hop will take you to all 20 blogs where you will collect freebies along the way. You can start at any of the blogs, follow the “next stop” buttons, and it will take you in a loop to all 20 blogs.  The very last stop will be The Teaching Tribune.

Step 3: 
Hidden in each freebie is a QR code, which looks like this, but in black.  Find the QR code.

 (Note: This is just a sample image. You do not need it for any reason.)

You will need to scan all 20 QR codes for a cash value with your smart device.  For those of you without a smart device,head on over to Sugar & Spice where she has the solution for you!

After downloading the freebie at each blog stop, be sure to record the amount in the QR code onto your cheat sheet. 

Step 4: 
Once you have all 20 cash value amounts, add them up, then just enter the total value to win 'a prize a day' on the Rafflecopter. All prizes will be posted on The Teaching Tribune blog. 

It’s time to get started!

I am the 3rd stop.

Click on my freebie below to download.
Find the QR code hidden in my freebie and add the value to your cheat sheet for stop #3


Click on the 'Next Stop' button below to hop over to the next blog to grab your freebie! 

Hope you have tons of fun with this amazing hop!

Here is a handy dandy visual summary!

....... and introducing our collaborative blog contributors - ta- da!


  1. Thanks for this great freebie!

  2. This is so much fun! Thanks!

  3. i love the newspaper graphics,thanks so much for the freebie
    be well

  4. The hop loops. If you go to the final stop, you can hop from there to the first stop - it doesn't matter where you start as long as you enter the monetary amount at the correct place on the 'cheat sheet'. Hope that helps! :)

  5. Hi...when I click on the picture for the Next Stop #4, there is an error. Is there a direct link I can access. I'm having too much fun!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

    1. Nevermind! I got it! I was logged in on FB as my page instead of myself. That was why it wasn't letting me go any further! Sorry!

    2. Glad you got it sorted, Alison! :)

  6. Wendy,
    I love all of the wonderful freebies! Thank you so much for sharing. Can't wait to see what comes next!
    Comprehension Connection

    1. Aw, thank you, Carla! It will all slow down once school starts - lol!

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  8. Thank you. This is an awesome giveaway!

    1. Thank you, Cindy - hope you had fun! :D

  9. This is an awesome giveaway! What teamwork! I am having trouble with the "next stop" though, I keep getting "server error". The webpage that pops up is this address

    Can I just go to the blog manually? I may try that ! Just wanted to let you know. Again, I am impressed with this collaborative giveaway!

    1. Hi Bex - I hope you got my answer on the facebook page? Thanks so much for sticking with it! :)

    2. I sure did ! Thank so much! Best wishes for a great start to the school year!

  10. Great giveaway and so much fun! I don't have a facebook account can I still get the freebie and the code?



    1. Hi Carol - hope you saw my answer below and got to the next stop!

  11. HI!

    I did get your freebie and code but when I click on next stop that's where I run into trouble. It brings me to a Facebook page and I don't have facebook. Any suggestions?


  12. Hi everyone! I'm sorry you're having trouble with the next stop - I am not sure why, as it's working for me. (It does seem to go through facebook for some reason!!) I am posting the link here and will go in and edit it to make sure it goes directly and not through facebook! Apologies again! Link:


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