Saturday, March 24, 2012

Free Spring Giveaway for Followers

This giveaway has been completed. Thanks to all 652 of you who participated and got this pack for free! If you missed the giveaway but would still like the Spring Creative and Critical Thinking Packet, you can purchase it for just $3.50 on Teachers Pay Teachers. 




Welcome to Minds in Bloom! If you are new, I hope you will take a look around.

I am doing this giveaway because I want to say thank you to my amazing followers and hopefully gather a few more. I created this twelve-page Spring Packet especially for this giveaway.


The Basics 
Follow me in the at least two of the four ways listed below and get this set of Twelve Creative and Critical Thinking Printables for free!

What you do:
Choose at least two ways to follow from below. If you want to follow in more than two ways, that would be stunning, but you only need two to get the freebie. 
Once you have followed, fill out this simple form to tell me what you did.
What you get:
My sincere thanks and this set of 12 Spring Creative and Critical Thinking Printables, which you will receive in your email box within 24 hours of filling out the form.



Important Stuff
This giveaway is valid until midnight Pacific time, Wednesday, March 28, 2012 and is open to all teachers, para-educators, homeschoolers, tutors, and anyone else who works with children. If you have already done the four things above, please fill out the form and consider this to be a small token of my thanks for your ongoing support.

More details for those who are interested 
If you a frequent visitor to Minds in Bloom then you know that I very rarely ask readers to follow me in any way whatsoever. I am not a fan of frequent contests and self-promotion. I believe that if I offer useful content and worthwhile freebies, people will follow. This has resulted in steady growth, which is great. However, every so often, it is nice to give things a little push, which is why I am requiring folks to follow instead of just giving the product away outright, which is what I usually do with my freebies.

Why should I follow you in four different places?
I chose these four because each one is important in its own way. Even though you only need to follow in two ways for the freebie, I believe you will benefit from following in all four.

The Minds in Bloom Newsletter comes right to your email about once a month. In addition to teaching tips and a few product notifications, there is almost always a freebie and sometimes it is one offered exclusively to newsletter subscribers.

The Mindsin Bloom blog is where I post actual actual articles with all kinds of teaching ideas, tips, strategies, etc. with a focus on higher level thinking skills. I post  freebies here too. It is super important to me that Minds in Bloom offer you, as a teacher or parent, real value, which is why I rarely host contest or write posts that are essentially ads for my own products. 

Facebook is for quick announcements, links to freebies (both mine and other's), flash sales and freebies, and other information and links you might find useful or amusing. We have a nice little community there - come join us!

TeachersPay Teachers is where I sell teaching products and post freebies. If you follow me there, you will get an email notification every time I post something new, whether it is a free product or one for purchase. This is a great way to make sure you don't miss anything.

If you really love to follow, I am also quite active on  Pinterest and I do have Twitter and Google+ accounts which I may someday become inspired to do something with.

That is pretty much it! Remember, you must the form in order to get the free product. Please share this post, I am hoping to give away hundreds, maybe even thousands of these!


29 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Rachel! The spring packet is great. I love the range of activities - there's something for everyone. The kids will be doing lots of thinking, but they will enjoy it!

callen said...

Thank you for sharing the spring packet. The students will enjoy the variety of activities and I love that they will be challenged.

Anonymous said...

Rachel thanks for the great printables! There is a wonderful variety of skills covered. Everyone can find something they will like and they look like lots of fun too!

Ali said...

Thanks Rachel! The packet is great and it will be perfect to use as enrichment for my advanced 2nd graders!

Thank you again!

Ali

Anonymous said...

Wonderful packet. Can't wait till I use it. My special needs students will love it. Planning to use it during the weeks before the state testing begin. Can apply the knowledge to the testing without being test driven. Will keep students relax and not stressful.
Once again Thanks for another wonderful product.

jen g said...

Wow!! I can't wait to start using these activities with my son. You are so gifted - thanks for sharing these wonderful activities with the rest of us! Critical thinking is SO important!

Anonymous said...

Great variety of Spring activities. Thank you for sharing your creativity!! This will be great for working on during test week!!

Jody said...

Rachel, thanks so much! What an awesome packet. Covers so many different thinking skills in such a bright, colorful, and fun way!! I love ALL your products, and so appreciate you for your talents and your generoisty of spirit. Thank you so very much!! Happy Spring to you and yours!! :)

Kathryn (koolkat222) said...

Rachel,
Thank you for the amazing spring packet! The activities are great. I have been very impressed with all of your products.

Thanks again,
Kate

Julie S. said...

I will totally be printing this tomorrow and using it as Brain Builder activities! Awesome!!

Mor Zrihen said...

Rachel you rock!!! I follow your blog, facebook, and TpT store! Thank you for all that you share!

❤ Mor Zrihen from...
A Teacher's Treasure
Teaching Treasures Shop

JazzyGrandma said...

JazzyGrandma said...
Thank you Rachel. I can't wait to dig into the packet after our spring break!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Rachel for another fantastic packet! The variety of activities looks great and will be enjoyed by all in my class.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much! I plan to use these to get the kids thinking first thing in the morning.

lovin2scrap said...
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lovin2scrap said...

THANKS Rachel! As always your materials are top notch quality and spot on with the standards! You just keep topping yourself... this spring packet is filled with a wonderful variety of thinking activities. My students love your analogies and odd one out and I am predicting the "Find a Joke" will be a new favorite! Thank you SO much for your generousity and continued dedication to teaching!
Amy Gutsch

connie said...

Thanks for the spring freebies. I really like the variety of challenges. Kids will love the fun activities.

Linda said...

I just downloaded your Spring Packet and it looks great. My ESL kids will love doing these activities..thanks for your creative ideas.

Brian H said...

Thanks for the packet Rachel. It sure is filled with tons of great brain boosting challenging activities. It is perfect for those early finishers and also perfect for me as a sub! This will help me keep them engaged and they will be challenging their brain and having fun at the same time!

Brian

Susan said...

Thanks for the great activities in the spring packet.I'm excited to use them with my students and like that there are different levels~ something for everyone.

A M Smith said...

Hey Rachel!! Awesome Spring Giveaway!! :) I think I follow you in every aspect possible...literally--blog, tpt, fb, twitter, pinterest, newsletters, etc.
:) Thanks so much for doing this and sharing this great packet!


Ann Marie Smith @ Innovative Connections

Renee said...

Hi Rachel,
I've already subscribed to your blog. Now, I've subscribed to your newsletter emails. Thanks for sharing!

Renee Hussman

Tech Teacher P to 3 said...

Thanks for the wonderful freebie (tweeted already).. can't wait to try them out. I'm in Australia and we're just about to go into Winter but I'll get a chance nearer the end of our year (our Spring). Thanks so much - great feebie :)
http://techteacherpto3.blogspot.com.au/

Lynn said...

Thanks for the spring packet. Can't wait to use it next week when I'm back from spring break. Thanks again for sharing.

Lynn

Deb said...

Thank you, Rachel! This spring package will be a real motivator for my kids, while also encouraging creativity and critical thinking! Your material is always high-quality! Thank you for sharing!

Carol Bennett said...

A great packet! Very engaging and really gets students to think! Love it!

emncarlsmom said...

Thanks for the great packet. I really enjoyed the analogies and logic puzzles with my students.

bratpakmom said...

Following you on pintest and TPT. Thanks!!!
Bratpaklj@yahoo.com

spokelley said...

Rachel~
These are awesome! They are challenging, fun, and a different way to start they day. I love them so much!!! Thank you for always creating amazing, fun activities.
~Paige :)

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