Saturday, February 5, 2011

14 Days of Love! (day 6)

Day 6 of "14 days of Love" is another great giveaway!

Amanda from PlumDoodles is giving away a set of her amazing crayons. She is a teacher who also has her own business {I don't know how she does it}! 

Listen to how she got started, "One day while cleaning out the "old" crayons from my first grade classroom (used for only 4 months!) and restocking the student's tubs with new, sharp crayons, I could not bear to throw the used crayons away.  I knew I could do something with them - and so I did!  Now, not only do I recycle crayons from the school where I teach, I also rescue crayons from local businesses, restaurants, and families.  We prevent thousands of crayons from heading to the landfills, where they take years and years to decompose.  And best of all, we give the "old" crayons a new life and a fun, new shape!

Plumdoodles was created in January of 2011.  It was inspired by her son Owen's passion for recycling, and my passion for creativity. 

I ordered a set of the "heart swirls" as part of a Valentine gift for my class.  We'll keep them in the writing area with all of our other writing tools, and I know they're going to love them!  

If you're interested in winning a set for your class, visit PlumDoodles to take a look around.  You can also check out her Facebook Page

To enter to contest, just leave a comment about which one of the crayon designs is your favorite or how you could use these in your classroom!  

This giveaway ends Monday at 6:00 p.m.  I will select the winner using random.org and the winner will contact Amanda to get your great set of crayons!!!

24 comments:

  1. We actually do a crayon recycling projection my classroom to tie in with a lot of our science standards. Will be posting about it later this spring. It's great she's made a business out of it. Wish I would've thought of that!

    http://fantasticinfirst.blogspot.com

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  2. So adorable!! One of the teachers at our school just made these with her kids as gifts for her kids' teachers! A favorite design??? Oh dear.... I just can't choose!!

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  3. I love the cars/trucks set! These could be really motivating for one of my little friends! I just became a fan on FB and can't wait to show other teachers!

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  4. Tis the season...lovin' the heart shape!! Great for a writing center or art center.

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  5. I love the transportation shape. They could be used to color or as math manipulatives. Students could use them to act out story problems! Too cute!
    Cristy Wagner
    www.krazy4kinders.blogspot.com

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  6. I think this is such a fabulous way to teach kiddos about recycling. Too cute!!

    http://curlsandasmile.blogspot.com/

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  7. I could put any of those sets to use. I do love the swirled hearts though. Probably because they are so timely.

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  8. I would use these as part of my publishing center.

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  9. I Think the dinosaurs are pretty cute. Although, I do like the hearts too...must be that I have Valentine's day on my mind...

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  10. I love the hearts that look tie-dyed! My Kindergartners would love using these! If I don't win, I will have to try to make these!!!! :)

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  11. What a great idea!! I think the ABC's would be a fun thing to have at the beginning of the year to welcome students to my classroom!!!

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  12. I like the dinosaur set, too. Very cool! We have two stories in our reading unit dealing with dinos, so they could double as a manipulative for a center activity.

    http://teachinghappilyeverafter.blogspot.com/

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  13. Well I love the heart one but we are goin to be covering transportation soon and they would be a perfect fit.

    Ms. M
    www.msk1ell.blogspot.com

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  14. I like the heart crayons! My kids could write their spelling words with them.

    SShepherd2011@gmail.com

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  15. My favorite would be the sports set just because my 2 year old is very into sports but not so much into the arts. I'd be interested to see if he would be more willing to color using sports crayons. What a great idea to use with children still working on those fine motor skills. These would definitely be a great addition to our art center!

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  16. I love these!! Great way to recycle! I like them all... but I really like the swirly heart set or the ABC set. I think the kids would like the snack set. I like your idea of using them in a writing area. The kids would love that!

    Elisabeth
    www.missdelk.blogpsot.com

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  17. I just got a couple sets in the mail today that I purchased for my kids for Valentine's day. They are so cute! I would love to have a set for my classroom. I would either use them in my writing center or I would use them as special rewards/ prizes when the kids do something exciting!

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  18. I would LOVE to win a set of these! WOOHOO!

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  19. oops..clicked send before adding..I would use these in my writing center!

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  20. I just love the little hearts. I would put them at reading stations with a writing/reading activity to do.

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  21. I would love to have a class set of the dinos. We have 2 reading stories about them. I would like to have several sets to give out for good work or for just trying your best.

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  22. I would love to win a set of these for my students! The hearts look great!

    kellybbrown@gaston.k12.nc.us

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  23. I really like the swirled hearts, but I think my kiddos would love the dinosaurs. I think the writing center would be great... or perhaps I could put them in a special basket. Then the table would worked the best during writing time could use them to add color to their illustration. hmmmm??? The wheels are turning...

    Now I REALLY hope I win!

    www.mrswillskindergarten.com

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  24. Ohhh...I really like the Alphabet set! I would use them in my ABC literacy work station!

    http://skellyskindergarten.blogspot.com/

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