Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Thanks, I'm Famous, and a Giveaway!!

Yay! Check out my new look! A big thanks to Alicia at Dreamlike Magic! I love my cute little owls. :) Now, I just hope everyone reads my title as A (like on a block), B (like on another block), "SEY" (C- like on yet another block) mour (as in my name- Mrs. Seymour)! Does that make sense? A - B- "SEY"mour! My mother-in-law came up with it (she's VERY creative) and I thought it was so cute!

I have had so many meetings lately. Several have been during my planning period...which is no big deal, but I'm usually working on something for my kiddos during that time. Well, this week I told them I wouldn't be able to get such and such done because I had yet another meeting. One of my kiddos finally said something about me having A LOT of meetings lately so I told them it was because I was famous!!! :) I told them that I was just so famous that I had to meet with lots of really important people! I think some of them really believed me for a minute! my kiddos!

So, I've started doing Literature circles with my kiddos. I didn't like what I had used last year so I decided to create my own. I have a few kiddos reading chapter books and the rest are reading picture books so I created a literature circle packet to meet both needs. There are a total of 6 jobs: Questioning Quinn, Retelling Rhonda, and Connecting Charlie just to name a few! They're so cute- at least I think so!

To help get my blog off to a good start, I've decided to give my Chapter Book and Picture Book Literature Circle Packet away to my first 15 followers who leave me a comment!!!! I have my Chapter Book Packet, my Picture Book Packet, and a combination of both for sale at my Teachers Pay Teachers store. I'm still working on a homework journal to go with them...that will be available soon! Below is a picture of my Chapter Book and Picture Book Literature Circle Packet!

I hope to make some new 'bloggie' world friends! :)


Michelle Tsivgadellis said...

Woo Hoo! Made it !! Thank you for visiting my blog & I am now YOUR newest follower!! Did you happen to see my post from earlier this morning??? I am having a March Giveaway Linky Party. If you are hosting a giveaway (which you are) add your blog and url to my linky so everyone can see your blog. It will be a great way to get traffic this way...

The 3AM Teacher

Unknown said...

Very cute!
First Grade Blue SKies

Mrs. Andrews said...

Welcome to blogging!

Kaleigh's Klassroom

Sandra said...

I love the name and the book packet looks awesome! :) I'm excited to find another 1st grade teacher!

❤ Sandra
Sweet Times in First

Rachel Seymour said...

Thanks everyone! Michelle- as soon as I figure out how to do all of that, I will! :)

Sandra, become a follower and I'll send you my Literature Circle Pack!!

Autismabc123 said...

Love your blog name and look. Very clever and cute! I'm planning to create a blog this summer. I'm not brave enough to start now! LOL! Best of luck to you!

Autismabc123 said...

My email is

Unknown said...

Welcome to the blogging world! :)
Wild about Teaching!

Kate said...

This is so cute! I'm a new follower!


Jenn Bates said...

Welcome to the blogging world!
Finally in First

♥ Owl in a Vowel Tree ♥ said...

I'm your newest follower! So cute!! :)

Suzy Q said...

HI, just jumped over from your soon-be-teamie's recommendation. I am a new follower!

tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

Mrs. Robyn Thiessen said...

Your blog layout is very cute and I think your blog name is perfect! I am also just beginning my blog life.

Mrs. Robyn Thiessen said...

Oops..forgot my e mail

~brookeb~ said...

I also love the owl look. Best wishes with the new blog :)

Rachel Seymour said...

Thanks, everyone! :) I've sent out 12 Literature Circle Packs- that means I can still send out 3 more!! Become a follower, leave me a comment, and leave me your email address and it's yours!! :)

Ali said...

I am your newest follower!! This looks really great!!

An Education Lasts a Lifetime

BAK Pack Photography said...

Rats! I missed by 3. I am your newest follower. Number 13. :)
Love the name and blog design!
❀Beth Ann❀
Taming My Flock of Firsties

Stacey said...

Love the blog, the owls are so cute! And the name makes total sense, clever! :) I'm your newest follower!

Cynthia said...

Hi Rachel,

Thanks for hopping over to my blog at and becoming a follower. You've been entered for the big $80 give away. I'm now your 14th follower. Good luck in the blogging world. I can't wait to receive my packet. This is exactly what I've been wanting to do with my kiddos!


Rachel Seymour said...

Beth Ann- you made it! I just sent it! I've sent out 14 packets so there's still 1 left!! Who wants it??? ;)


Rachel Seymour said...

Stacey and Cynthia- we all 3 just posted at the same time! How crazy is that?!?! I'll send you both the packet since it was a tie! :)

It's available at my store on Teachers Pay Teachers so check it out!

Thanks everyone for the great response!

Stacey said...

That is pretty crazy, lol! Awww, thank you so much! :) It looks so cute, definitely looking forward to using it! Welcome to this fun, wonderful world of teacher blogging! :) Have a great day!


Delighted said...

I just found your blog! Love the name!! I'm your newest follower.

First Grade Delight

Lori Rosenberg said...

I LOVE you blog! I am your newest follower! Please come check out my blog, too! Thanks and good luck to you!

Teaching With Love and Laughter

~ Kristine said...

Hi There! Welcome to blogland! :0)
Come visit...

I hope to see you soon!

PS... Dreamlike Magic... MY FAVORITE! :)

travel teach and love said...

Hi Rachel,
I love the owls and all the purple! This is a very cute template and I'm excited to read more from you as you get going.
- Amanda
Inspired in Second

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