ABC and 123: A Learning Collaborative: Celebrating Your Submissions with a Giveaway

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Celebrating Your Submissions with a Giveaway

Welcome! New to ABC and 123?
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We sure have enjoyed our first two months working here on ABC & 123: A Learning Cooperative! We love hunting down new ideas, learning from you, and reading your comments.

Thank you to all of you who have been following & encouraging us as we build this site.

We really appreciate your willingness to share your great ideas by submitting them for us to post. As we look ahead we recognize that we certainly won't be able to keep up the pace without your continued submissions.

You have probably noticed the left sidebar gives a month-by-month heads up on the themes we will be working toward in our activity gathering. The introductory paragraph in the center of the blog specifically identifies current submission requests (although you may send in anything and we will try to fit them in where appropriate).

We have also just added a Key Contributors list to the right side bar of our blog. This is where we will thank you for cooperating! If we've used your ideas & links 5 or more times you will have a permanent blog promo on our front page as our Thanks to You!

(On that note: if you have already been featured over 5 times and do not see your name in the box please bring that to our attention).

To continue to thank you for your submissions & encourage you to continue to share your clever activities we are offering you a gift. Anyone who submits an activity in the next week will be entered into a drawing to receive a copy of the book The Healthiest Kid in the Neighborhood, by Dr. William Sears. After you've sent your submission please leave a comment on this post letting us know what feature you think your submission might fit nicely with. We will choose 2 winners next Thursday, May 21st!

Looking ahead, we are working with several unique vendors who are excited to share their educational resources and products with you. Throughout the summer months we will be featuring many fantastic giveaways. We look forward to having you be part of it all!


  1. ARGH! How could I have missed these on your sidebars! (My fault for not looking around better!)
    I will submit more now - I love that you guys map out your posts! You guys are so organized!!!

  2. You know I totally love your site! Thanks for making it even easier to navigate! (And if I'm not at the big numero 5 times contributing, I'm pretty close!)

    I'll look around this weekend and see if there's anything that may work!

  3. Hi I just sent two posts that would work well for your Thematic Thursday feature. One was a farm activity and the other was a kite project. My daughter really enjoyed both of them.

    Thanks for the great website and the opportunity for this great giveaway!! I love checking your site to see all the great ideas!!

  4. I have enjoyed this site too! I love how many of the things work for our homeschool situation! I am going to be adding more preschool activities to our day in the fall for my three year old and an 18 month little girl that I keep several days a week.

    I don't know if you're interested, but I'm doing a beach unit this week and next.

  5. I think you already know that I'm a big fan of your site! I can't believe you are only two months strong? That's it? That just goes to show how well organized you are! I even posted about you on my blog. :)
    Thanks for all the hard work!

  6. Really, just two months? Time flies when your blogging...and having fun! You Katies and all the contributors have done a fabulous job!

    Thanks for all you do!

  7. I just sent a fine motor sensory tub post.

    Thanks for all that you do and i'm so excited that i was a top contributor when i was teaching tinytots!

    Keep up the great work! I love your up coming theme sidebar I need to be that organized on my blog! maybe one day :)

    have a great day!

  8. oops strike that commment i wasn't a top contributor I didn't know there was another teaching tinytots good thing I don't go by that anymore huh! :)

  9. I love the way your site is developing! I keep meaning to submit activities; maybe I'll actually get around to doing it this week.

    I love the contributors sidebar - nice publicity for blogs and a great way for readers to learn about other great sites.

  10. I just love your blog! I am now a follower!

  11. Great idea! We're loving your site too. I'll try to send some book reviews and related activities your way.

  12. I just went through my blog and sent a few submissions, hopefully you'll be able to use some of them.

    Thanks for running such a great site!