ABC and 123: A Learning Collaborative: Summer Prize Picnic Update

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Summer Prize Picnic Update

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What a fantastic summer full of sharing great ideas! Thank you so much for all the fantastic submissions, your encouraging comments, and your participation in our Summer Prize Picnic.

We are both gearing up to send kiddos off to preschool and kindergarten for the first time. It is exciting to look forward to all that they will experience as they begin their schooling. It is likely that you are also gearing up for a full fall or teaching and learning. From the sounds of it, many of you are ahead of Michigan in that your kids are already back into routine. However, the Summer Prize Picnic will be wrapping up in the next two weeks, so we wanted to give you an idea of what is to come.

We will be featuring two more fantastic summer sponsors on August 25th & September 1st. We will be encouraging you to earn extra entries in the next two giveaways by switching your Summer Prize Picnic buttons back to the original ABC & 123 button.There will also be two more Picnic Table Talk Topics.
To help you plan ahead for those the topics will be:
August 27th - Encouraging Others
~What to you do to encourage your children
~your students
~your friends
~your parents
~people you volunteer with
September 3rd - Summer Wrap Up
~Give us a wrap up of your summer highlights
~your favorite trip
~things you learned during Summer 2009

The Picnic Table Talks have become a favorite day of the week for many of our readers, as they are able to connect with new blogs and friends. We will continue bi-weekly linkies throughout the fall season. Look forward to Show and Tell Saturday beginning on September 13th!

For the fall we have several more special sponsors and great giveaways to share with you. We will weave these in to our posting schedule as they fit with the subject areas. The plan is that we will also return to our school year schedule featuring specific academic areas in weekly features. If you are not familiar with the schedule you will want to check out our Posting Schedule.

Thanks again for participating in the Summer Prize Picnic '09!


  1. Sounds like there are some fun things coming up.

  2. Thanks for posting this and compiling all the ideas we had into one place Katie! I'm at my parents' house for the next few days and won't have as much time on the computer so I appreciate your help - as always but especially now. Thank you!
    PS: It will be interesting to see how much work Brad gets done on the house while we're gone:)

  3. More wonderful things to share with us, that's awesome.