Monday, January 31, 2011

One World One Heart 2011: Welcome Teachers!

... and education majors!  And homeschooling parents!  And any and all other early childhood advocates!

Yes, I can be a bit exclamation-point-ish, but if you're a regular reader of Kindergarten's 3 R's, then you're used to it by now.

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If you're a new visitor, directed here by Lisa's OWOH blog list or my other blog, Twigs and Tulle, I do hope you'll stay and wander a bit through my recent posts and archives!  If you're not the teacher type, but have a teacher (or future teacher!) friend or family member who'd enjoy my blog, I do hope you'll pass this link on to him/her and leave a comment for a chance to win:

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A large bag of pattern block shapes!

Students love to learn about the attributes of shapes and make creative pictures and creations as they work with these wonderful geometric models.  Wonderful for a learning center or extra shape reinforcement activity, your children (or students) will love working with these manipulatives!

For a chance to win the bag, just leave a comment ~on this post only~ along with an email address or blog link so I can reach you if you're the winner.  If you're a blogger participating in OWOH, never fear, I'm on my way to visit you too!

I'll draw the winner of the pattern blocks on February 17- how exciting!

Don't forget to visit Twigs and Tulle for the giveaway post there (it's something crafty and cute!)!

Happy reading!

121 comments:

  1. I love pattern blocks!

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  2. Oh i love your blocks.
    I am working in a kindergarten to!
    Nice to meet you.
    Have a nice day,

    Jolette

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  3. I love pattern blocks!

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  4. I am already a follower of your blog!

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  5. Anonymous12:06 PM

    I would love to have the blocks to use with my Kindergarten class. I teach special education, and I am always trying to think of ways to use manipulatives to try to meet more of my students' needs. Thank you for offering the blocks. jennifergrieco@verizon.net

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  6. HI!
    I teach special ed K-2 and we are always in need of more manipulatives!

    Love your blog!!!

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  7. oh wow what a neat blog .love the blocks
    Belinda

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    How lovely! I would love to win it!
    Please come to my Blog to win a real crystal ball!
    http://rich-witch.blogspot.com
    Be well & wish well,
    RichWitch
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  9. Cool prize! I enjoyed visiting your blog -- I hope you will visit me, too!

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  10. those blocks look like fun! My grandson will be in kindergarten this fall so please enter me in your drawing!

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  11. very cute!
    greetings from Canada! now following you :)

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  12. Greetings!...So pleased to visit your lovely blog. I am a Canadian Mixed Media and Digital Artist and look forward to meeting a new friend. I hope you will visit my blog as well.
    http://gaylepage-robak.blogspot.com

    Thank you for including me in your wonderful gift draw. Hugs, Gayle.

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  13. My kids would love this!! Thank you for being apart of the OWOH journey!

    arya_wiese@yahoo.com

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  14. Thank you for taking the time to offer this lovely gift and thank you for the opportunity to win!

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  15. Love your blog! Thanks for all the great ideas! Pattern blocks are so fun!

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  16. Ooo! Love those shapes! My daughter teaches first grade. I know she'd love them.

    Jeanie Callaghan
    jeanieatc@gmail.com
    http://jeanieatc.blogspot.com
    I am #249 on the OWOH list

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  17. Hallo, nice to meet you
    Thank you for giving us the chance to win your great doorprice.
    Please count me in.
    Come visit me on my blog,I join the OWOH- event too.
    Regards from Germany and happy OWOH
    Janine

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  18. Hi! This is me waving my hand from Alabama, USA! Pick me, pick me! Happy OWOH to ya! When you have some time...come visit me too! Your blog is really cool! Oh, and so is your prize...
    Kathy
    www.shawkl.com

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  19. Pattern Block Shapes! Fantastic!

    Deborah
    homemakerhoney.com
    homemakerhoney@ gmail .com

    My OWOH giveaway:
    http://www.homemakerhoney.com/2011/01/one-world-one-heart-giveaway.html

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  20. Hope you have oodles of fun during OWOH. Thanks for your generosity and participation in the event. Count me in please.
    Jody
    visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

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  21. Following from Canada as a student teacher in Kindergarten!
    amy DOT liz DOT cunningham AT gmail DOT com

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  22. I love pattern blocks and manipulatives come in handy when tutoring! pinkflipflops44 at gmail dot com

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  23. My 13 year old could really use the manipulatives as he begins his geometry studies.

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  24. I am a kindergarten teacher in Western Canada and one can never have too many manipulatives. You can find my blog here:
    http://quiltmomsjourney.blogspot.com/
    Regards,
    Anna

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  25. Great giveaway! Please count me in!

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  26. My new grandson, Jax, would love these. Hope I win them for him. Please add me to the draw and come on over for a visit to my blog at number 92. I am a sculptor.

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  27. I would love to use pattern blocks in my future classroom! mem2890@bellsouth.net

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  28. What a lovely prize! Please visit me at my Irish giveaway here:
    http://thedote.blogspot.com/2011/01/one-world-one-heart.html
    Micki

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  29. Yea! So glad to be here. You have an awesome blog! Come check mine out sometime. Thanks for entering me!
    Cherry

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  30. What an interesting prize!

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  31. Greetings from Fresno, California :-)
    Please enter me in your drawing for your lovely give-away gift.
    ~Cheryl over @ Artsy Fartsy
    cheryl-comfort.blogspot.com

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  32. Oh, I really need these for my seven grand kids! Didn't you win body butter and muslin ribbon from me last year? I am #123 in the OWOH event!

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  33. wow ! please add me in ! thanks for visiting my blog !

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  34. So nice to meet you by having a browse at your lovely blog... (I'm Shelle by the way)! I' actually do artwork/paint and some of my aceo art has recently been used on award stickers for school children which is exciting! Seeing I walked through your open Blogger doorway, I'd like to ask you if you have time to drop on in at mine too (it's always open)... HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

    Now back to enjoying this hurly burly wonderful One World One Heart EXTRAVAGANZA :)

    Up UP & AWAAAAY!!!
    http://sunshineshelles.blogspot.com/

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  35. Enjoyed visiting your Blog. Thanks for being part of OWOH .

    If you have time stop by my blog
    Hoopie

    www.hoopiesart.blogspot.com

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  36. Flying in from One World One Heart! :)

    Don't worry, I abuse exclamation points too! lol It was great meeting you! My 2 year old would love this prize!

    You're welcome to visit my OWOH post anytime!

    Happy Blog Discovery!

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  37. Oh please enter me in your OWOH Giveaway! If I am the winner, you can contact me at BREATHofART@aol.com. Take a moment to visit my blog and enter my OWOH Giveaway at www.breathofart.blogspot.com

    Lezlei

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  38. My daughter is in Kindergarten, and I have a 2 year old who would both benefit greatly with these.. Thank-you for the chance to win such an awesome prize..
    chrissylytle@yahoo.com
    I'm OWOH #502

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  39. I work in early childhood, these would be great. Great prize!

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  40. My daughter would love the blocks. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  41. thanks for the chance to win! my oldest is going into kindergarten this Sept! She loves playing with building blocks!

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  42. my son love blocks and create lots of things with it. He will really be happy if I'm going to win this for him. Happy Owoh!

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  43. Hi, Michaele. Thanks , for stopping by and please enter me in your draw. I have a little someone, who would love to play with these :)

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  44. Great present! Please enter me in your draw and then, do pop over to visit my giveaway, too. I am #218.

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  45. hiya. you have an awesome blog I love it,. Please add me to your giveaway for a chance to win your great gifts., Thank you for coming to my blog., love from Glenda

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  46. I love the spider! I am going to pass that along to my girlfriend who teaches first grade. I'd love the pattern blocks. I use them in my sixth grade math class!!!

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  47. these blocks would be perfect for my grandson. Thanks for offering them!

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  48. I love pattern blocks, what a great giveaway! When I was student teaching we use to use them all the time (I moved to a different stae and now have to recertify). I bet your class is the so fun to be in:) I don't have actual students, but do have two young sons, one of which who will be entering kindergarten, so perfect!

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  49. So very nice to meet you,
    Please enter my name in your lovely giveaway-
    Bonnie in Florida
    Bonnie ladycolmn(at)aol(dot)com
    Blogs #566 and #567 USA

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  50. awesome giveaway! when i student taught, we explored pattern blocks a lot and often would play the attribute train game. they loved it!

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  51. my daughter in law is also an teacher, so I love the things you tell and show here. and i'll gladley participate to OWOH, best wishes from janine

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  52. Hi Michaele,

    Thank you for visiting me :)

    Greetings from a fellow blogger/crafter in the UK.
    I enjoyed my visit and your give-away is adorable.

    Thank you for participating in this journey of joy.

    Caroline

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  53. My mom is a teacher :) I love your 3 R's hehe. Nice meeting you.

    htt://MistyMoonCreations.blogspot.com

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  54. great, would donate these to my son's preschool. He is in a IEP program through the school so every little bit helps the teachers.

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  55. Hi! I am a kindergarten teacher and have been reading your blog since I began teaching last year. I would love to win some pattern blocks! My email is jamielr1987@aol.com. Thanks!

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  56. Hi Michaele,

    Thank you for visiting and for your lovely comments regarding my artwork.

    What a great giveaway. My kids would love your prize. Off to Twigs and Tulle now.

    Cheers,
    Kyles =D

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  57. Hello! It's wonderful to find your blog! I am an huge early childhood education advocate... I have a BA in Early Childhood Develop from Sacramento State University in CA.

    My son's girlfriend is studying eduction... if I don't hold onto these for my eventual grandchildren, I would pass them on to her... I LOVE these colored/shaped blocks! So many wonderful things you can do with them that are fun and educational!

    Thanks for joining OWOH. I've marked your blog for the future!

    ~Melanie
    thecreatorspalette at gmail dot com

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  58. PATTERN BLOOOOOOOCKS! Ohh my days of teaching public school and all those memories... Here's shouting back at ya from Tennessee! With exclamation points! And incorrect grammar! Hooray! :-)

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  59. Thanks for the visit to my blog and the comment.
    I would love to win those pattern blocks for our
    "homeschool". They have been on my wish list and thanks for the chance to win them. I look forward to visiting often for ideas. mymommymakesit

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  60. This is a lovely giveaway! fernandez.gen@gmail.com

    Please visit my page too:
    thiskidlovesvintage.tumblr.com

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  61. Hello! Your door prize is wonderful!
    It will be great for my little daughter! I’d love to be a lucky winner!

    Oxana from Moldova
    http://miawoo.blogspot.com/
    fancyscrap at gmail.com

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  62. My kids would love these...and it would help them with some of their math...oh, and to create "stained glass windows." Thanks for offering them. ; )
    ~Michele
    treasuresandtea@gmail.com

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  63. Greetings from Louisville, KY - USA
    Nice to meet you and visit your blog.
    Winning your give away would be awesome!
    Thanks for including me in your drawing..Come visit me, I am playing too.

    jacque4u2c.blogspot.com
    jacque4u2c@gmail.com

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  64. I have some children perfect for these!
    How cool!
    Caryl OWOH #270

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  65. Hello Michaele! Nice to meet you at OWOH! I am a former art teacher! Your give away is awesome, and not that I wouldn't mind winning prizes, but I think that there are more on this list that could use this more, so if you draw my name, please redo for another win! Stop by mine too! #220

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  66. My kiddo would love these since he is in preschool! Shooting stars to you from cold and windy Wisconsin! Visit me at #517!
    xoxo,
    Nic

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  67. Those are really cool! :-)
    ~Emilie
    emmie0952-blog@yahoo.com
    livin4thesavior.blogspot.com

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  68. I am a kindergarten teacher just starting out and would love to win these!

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  69. Wahoo! Am a beginner homeschooler and am enjoying your blog!

    fruitfemme (at) yahoo.com

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  70. I love the name " kidney-garden " :D Enter me as well for those cool blocks and thanks again for visiting me for OWOH :)

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  71. What a fab door prize just so happens I work in a school as a Lunchtime Supervisor or "dinnerlady" as we say here in the UK. My little 4/5 year olds will love them so can you pop me in your hat please.

    Thank you for popping in on me and you can reach me through my blog.

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  72. I was just at your other blog. Thanks again for TWO prizes. I'm # 11, which should be easy to find.

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  73. Hello from Oregon. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway. I have a friend that is a teacher and I will be sure to send her along for a visit.
    :) Gale
    gizmo01@charter.net
    http://galevarland.blogspot.com

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  74. Isn't this fun? I just love OWOH! Thank you for participating... please count me in for your terrific giveaway. If you get a chance, I hope you'll visit me too (if you haven't already).

    Beckie =)
    artbeckons at hotmail dot com
    San Diego, California, USA

    OWOH #119 http://artbeckons.blogspot.com
    OWOH #132 http://papertraders-art.blogspot.com/search/label/Home

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  75. What awesome blocks! Thank you for including me in your wonderful giveaway! :)

    Itaya
    http://itaya.blogspot.com

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  76. Such a lovely blog and a fun giveaway. Please enter me and thank you!

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  77. Hello from snow-covered Arkansas! It's nice meeting you and checking out your blog. Please enter me in your fantastic giveaway and be sure to stop by and enter mine, too. #215 on the list.

    Warmest regards,

    Wanda Eash
    Two Crafty Mules
    http://craftymule.blogspot.com

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  78. Finally made it to your site!!
    Hopefully your Friday is going smoothly!
    binafan at hotmail dot com

    http://musingsofamilitarymommy.blogspot.com/

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  79. Hello from Massachusetts where the snow is falling and sparkling. I have a great respect for teachers. I homeschooled our four children for a year and found that journey challenging but, full of blessings too. Come visit me when you have a chance, Rebecca #393

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  80. Nice blog! I've enjoyed it. Glad I found you! Please include me in
    your giveaway.
    Come visit me at http://designforty-8.blogspot.com/

    Thanks Teri abella4@att.net

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  81. Great giveaway! Please count me in!

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  82. Well, of course I need pattern block shapes :)
    Thanks for visiting my blog! As you know -- I'm an avid reader of this one :)

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  83. Love, love, love the blocks.

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  84. Thank you for for offering this beautiful gift and thank you for the chance to win. Your hard work really shows!

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  85. Hello from Navada! I love your giveaway! Please count me in! Thank you!!

    ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*´¨)
    (¸.•´ (¸.•´Keisha

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  86. Greetings from Kansas, I see thses as great paint or ink stamps for mixed media art. Also fun shapes for my cub scouts to play with. Come visit me now:
    http://theheartofwords.blogspot.com/2011/02/owoh-2011-giveaway.html

    tkm1960(at)cox(dot)net

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  87. Michaele,
    Hello and it is so happy to meet you. I love your little blog and cannot wait to go and travel through your etsy store. I love the banners. Please come and visit me when you have the chance.Happy OWOH.
    Wishes and Whimsy
    Wendy from Wonderland

    http://candydelane.typepad.com/curiosities

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  88. Hello, greetings from Malaysia. Happy OWOH to you.
    I'm also participating in OWOH 2011 and here is my link.
    Please come visit me too!
    http://whimsyloft.com/2011/01/owoh-2011/

    Grace
    whimsyloft [at] gmail [dot] com

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  89. I have a three year old and a one year old, and I am sure they would love to win!
    A big hug from Spain.

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  90. Wow what a lovely giveaway! Please add me to the list !Thank you for the opportunity to win!
    Willnnabel@catel.net

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  91. Who doesn't love block shapes! My 5 year old would love them....and me! We love our teachers.....Take care, Michelle of HippieDog #15

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  92. I would love to be entered in your wonderful drawing. Please stop by my blog #809 for a chance to win my door prize.
    Sandra

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  93. What a fun giveaway!!

    Thank you for your visit to my blog and for your comment. I would love to win your giveaway!!! Please count me in.

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  94. Hey Michaele, What a great giveaway! Btw... I love exclamation points, too! Thanks for visiting my OWOH post, now I'm off to visit Twigs and Tulle:) Michelle, #598

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  95. hi! fantastic givaway! i'm eleni from greece!!!

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  96. Love your giveaway my children can use these thank you for the chance to win. :) I would love for you to stop by and visit me at #597

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  97. i home school my little guy and even though i was once a full time teacher the school would supply this stuff...but now i home school one of my little guys because of his iollness would love to win this fabulous prize....hope mine is the lucky number....thanks for popping by my blog too btw....take care
    xxx
    mamdaray@bigpond.com

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  98. Those look really fun!

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  99. Hi there Michaele, greetings from southern california.
    I am so happy my flight on OWOH has brought me to your inspiring blog and colored shape block, I know exaclty who is going to get those.
    If you get a chance on your journey through OWOH, come spend a few minutes of your valuable time with me #442.
    http://mariesegal.blogspot.com/2011/01/owoh-2011-welcome-welcome.html

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  100. Love pattern blocks. My kindergarten kids use them everyday. I would love more. Come see me at cydneswigglesandgiggles.blogspot.com Again, thanks for your help. I am so enjoying blogging. Especially, during these snowy days we have been having. Going to try to go to school tomorrow, if hubby can get my car out.

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  101. Hi Michaele,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, 846 on the list. You're an inspiration, teachers, for the most part, are like Energizer Bunnies.

    Thanks for the entry to your giveaway!

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  102. Love the pattern blocks....the 9 grandkids would really enjoy them. We have three teachers in our family!

    http://leslie-mylifeandtimes.blogspot.com/

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  103. Hello Michaele,
    Thank you for popping over to my blog for a visit. I'm a teacher, too, but my kiddies are too old to fully appreciate these cool blocks (I, on the other hand, would probably have hours of fun with them, hehe). I've had a lovely time looking through your blog and I'm sending you lots of good wishes from Bavaria,
    The Gingerbread Lady
    www.gingerschatz.blogspot.com

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  104. awesome giveaway! I am having so much fun checking out everyone's blogs. Thanks for the chance to win

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  105. My grand daughter would love these she's just starting to learn her shapes and stuff. It's an exciting time. Thanks for letting me drop by.
    Holly
    hollydaycloset(at)yahoo.com
    http://hollydaycloset.blogspot.com/

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  106. Hello from Ipswich, MA. I don't need blocks, but it's a nice prize. I used to run a child care in my home for many years so it would have been a perfect gift then. Anyway, nice to meet you!

    I hope you have a chance to visit my blog, too.
    I'm offering a shabby chic denim necklace as my gift. Hugs...Linda L

    http://www.LamoreAllure.blogspot.com
    email: Azurlin@gmail.com

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  107. I've enjoyed visiting your lovely blog and would love a chance to enter your wonderful giveaway!
    Thanks so much :)
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  108. Hello! I'm so glad I found One World One Heart and was able to visit your blog! I'm pretty new to the blogging world and I love seeing the different ways of blogging. I hope you will check out my blog and maybe find something useful there. I'd love to be entered for your door prize, thanks for adding my name to the list!
    lauren_renfroe@yahoo.com

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  109. Anonymous9:05 PM

    Love pattern blocks! I use them all the time with my students!

    -Debbie
    oneflute85@aol.com

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  110. Hello from Thailand! Oh, my 3 year old boy is just crazy about blocks.. I hope we win!

    Here's my OWOH post..please click here.. :)

    laetriciajaniel (at) gmail (dot) com

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  111. Hi, it's wonderful to meet you through this lovely event. I'd love for my name to be entered into your giveaway. Thank you in advance and have a wonderful day. :-) I'm off now to look at more of your blog!

    Michelle
    http://dasmauspad.blogspot.com
    mouse1996@gmail.com

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  112. Hi Michaele, I would love to win your pattern blocks. Count me in! Please visit my blog, too. I am the author of "16 x MOM: A Mastery of Motherhood." I am giving away my book and a couple of laminated 4 leaf clovers.
    #844
    barbara@barbaracagle.com
    http://blog.barbaracagle.com

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  113. I'm a teacher and they'd be so useful for me!!!


    Please pick me up!
    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

    Greetings from Spain!

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  114. Hi! Thank you for visiting me for OWOH and for your lovely comment! I wish you the best on my eiffel tower art piece giveaway! And please enter me in yours! I have a 2 year old, so he's a bit young for these, but I know he'll love them! He love's learning shapes and colors right now along with stacking things as high as he can!

    xoEsther

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  115. Wow what a lovely giveaway! Please add me to the list !Thank you for the opportunity to win!

    Connie
    wildmtnrose at gmail dot com

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  116. What great shapes! Both myself & my youngest would love to play with them.
    ladykblack@virginmedia.com

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  117. Hi, michaela I am from the Netherlands thanks for visiting my blog, I love your blog, please enter me in your drawing, now fingers crossed!!!

    http://moi-kapelka.blogspot.com

    moikapelka@gmail.com

    ~x~

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  118. I would like to have my name submitted for a chance to win your drawing!

    I love to meet fellow crafters so if you have time stop by for a visit!

    Thanks so much!!
    Sarah
    roughseasdesigns@gmail.com
    http://www.roughseasdesigns.blogspot.com/

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  119. I'm an elementary art teacher. I could use blocks. :) Nice to meet you through OWOH! :) Marcia-- visit my blog too: vividlayers.blogspot.com

    My email is marciadotcom @ yahoo.com

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  120. Awww pattern blocks! Brings back memories. I'm a "retired" preschool teacher. I retired during my second pregnancy last year because I was not immune to 5th disease. But I'm still the preschool teacher at home! ;)

    Btw, I like exclamation points, too! AND ALL CAPS! ;)

    Jamie

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