So tonight a friend and colleague of mine and I went shopping for Christmas presents for one of our students. We got the student some clothes, toys, and (of course!) something "Lions-y" since all three of us are HUGE fans. While we were there, we ran into loads of other educators also shopping for students and families. You could tell by the organized carts with stacks of necessities and the gobs of lists these good people were carrying around and checking off. We even ran into my #1 blog stalker and her crew who were shopping for kiddos and families. She had a cart full of food to make the holidays happy for the kids and families at her school.
It really made me think about how amazing teachers are. I'm sure that you all are adopting kids for Christmas, donating money for kids at your school and around your area as well. It made me smile, thinking about how much I love what I do.
So I thought that this would be the perfect opportunity to thank YOU for all you are doing for kiddos as well by hosting a giveaway for the great folks at Life is Good.
They sent me this mug...
Do what you like, like what you do... ain't that the truth for us? I love what it says on their website... "Spreading the Power of Optimism". Sometimes it's hard in our jobs to stay optimistic! We've got state and federal lawmakers without a CLUE telling us what to do in our classrooms, the millions of hats that we wear on a daily basis... worrying and thinking and planning and stressing... teaching really is a way of life more than a career! But seeing so many teachers and educators out and about, shopping with their own money to bring holiday happiness to kids... now THAT'S optimism! And that caring and kindness doesn't just stop and start during Christmas either... we are a different breed.
Life is Good would LOVE to send you this tote bag to help spread happiness and that message of positivity and optimism...
You can click the picture to learn more, check out the great gift ideas on their site (Christmas for your teacher friends is coming!), and see all of the things they have to offer!
Enter to win using the Rafflecopter widget below and I'll announce the winner next Wednesday! Good luck... and keep spreading that optimism and holiday cheer!
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