Friday, October 15, 2010

Alphabet Treasure Box and giveaway!

When I went with my niece (the teacher) down to Lakeshore Learning, she recommended their Alphabet Sounds Teaching Tubs as a wonderful teaching tool.  Outisde of the high cost, there was also the bulk of the item as a deterent.  Then i saw Mari-Ann's Alphabet Box at Counting Coconuts and I decided to go ahead with the box.  In putting this together the only further expense I had was to buy the box (got mine at Walmart for under $12) and I bought a $3 package of wild animals; the rest of the items I already had in the house!
I did do an internet search for five different alphabet charts, then i printed, laminated & cut them.  I also printed off Counting Coconuts alphabet charts onto blue & red cardstock to match the sandpaper letters that I made a couple months back.  I'm doing blue for consonants and red for vowels.  I'm pretty happy with how this turned out.  There are still a few ideas I have for certain drawers and the four remaining drawers in the container will be for holidays Easter, Halloween, Christmas & Birthday!

 



So the giveaway is an envelope of the extra laminated alphabet cards that i didn't use.  I have at least one card for every letter and in total you will get 48 mini laminated alphabet cards ready for your own alphabet treasure box.  Leave a comment and we will use a random generator to pick a winner on November 1st!!   Thanks for looking!  Becky
10-21-10 Updated Blog Giveaway Info! I've added more than 80 clip art images to go along with the letters for your alphabet box. I've printed them off on cardstock for you, and if you buy a box similar to mine; all the images are sized to fit in the box!!!  Leave only one comment here on the blog to be entered in the giveaway! Taking entries through October 31. I'll draw a winner on November 1st and get them in the mail to you ASAP! thanks for looking! becky





24 comments:

  1. Thanks for the email! I'll put it on my facebook and twitter :o) But I want to win LOL!

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  2. Thanks for letting me know about your wonderful giveaway and for linking back to me too!. :) I will write about it on my Facebook page.

    Hope you have a great day!

    Mari-Ann

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  3. Love your ideas! It's so much fun teaching Montessori. And, most of the supplies can be purchased at the dollar store!

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  4. Oh, I love this idea! I'm always trying to find new ways to teach my girls their letters.

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  6. Thanks for the chance to win! Would be a great addition to my sound drawers too!

    ~Jody

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  7. How wonderful. Thanks for the tips. I've been dreaming of something exactly like this, but wasn't sure where to get them. THANKS!

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  8. Love this!!! I really hope I win!!! :) :) :)

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  9. Amazing! Thanks for the chance!

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  10. You are so creative and we are hoping to win! We need some new things for our homeschooling.

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  11. I'm learning so much from your blog! You're such an inspiration! Thank you!

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  12. These look so fun! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  13. Great giveaway! I'm trying to be more Montessori focused with my kiddos.

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  14. I would love to use this for beginning sound fluency with my migrant students.

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  15. This looks great! Would love to win! Thanks!

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  16. I just found your blog through Counting Coconuts on FB and it looks great. Going to look around in a little bit.

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    thegirlwhopaintedtrees at gmail dot com

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  17. These are an awesome tool for children! I love all your ideas

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  18. Awesome prize pack! My 4-year-old sister would have a blast with this!
    wilburnnewsome atyahoodotcom

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  19. I love that you use blue for consonants and red for vowels ~ our spelling program does that! I saw Mari-Ann's alphabet box and several others since then ~ and I love the idea!

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  20. I used to be an Elementary teacher and I have 3 kids so I love this giveaway. I have some phonics stuff (like Hooked on Phonics) on my http://www.bestsellinggifts.net website.

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  21. I saw your home made sandpaper letters and numbers. I was really impressed. I was going to make my own and chickened out and bought them. I have been looking and looking for a box like that (I used to work at a Montessori and love the idea) but can't find one. Where in Walmart did you find it?
    Thanks for the opportunity to win.
    kewkew34@yahoo.com
    http://www.totsandme.blogspot.com/

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  22. I love all your ideas. Thanks for sharing and giving me inspiration. I love how creative but yet simple this all is. Well maybe not a simple as you make it seem.

    My kids would spend hours with just this idea alone. And best of all I actually have to of the storage things sitting empty in a closet. Now off to explore the rest of your informative blog.

    danellejohns at gmail dot com

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  23. Love you ideas and would love to win!
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