Saturday, January 28, 2012

Stars & Stripes Math and Literacy Centers

We just got our new set of Stars & Stripes Math and Literacy Centers posted over on TpT.  Hopefully this will give all of you planners out there a head start on your February lesson plans.  We know first hand just how time consuming it can be to get everything laminated, cut out and organized.

Here’s a little {sneak} peek . . .stars and stripes sneak peek

We are excited to announce that we are teaming up with Rachelle over at What the Teacher Wants for a BIG President’s Day Giveaway.  One lucky winner will get a complimentary set of our Star & Stripes Math and Literacy Centers AND her {fabulous} President’s Day and U.S. Symbols Unit

President's Day Giveaway

For one chance to win leave a single comment on this post telling us who you would think would make a good president and why . . . have fun with it!!!

And, guess what? Not only are we giving away a set of these two resources to a commenter on this post, but Rachelle is doing the same!

{Contest ends on Tuesday at 9:00 pm CST.}

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230 comments:

  1. Great idea! I think my dad would be a great President! He is so level headed, has wonderful wisdom, and gives wonderful guidance. <3 him!


    Mary Beth
    Run Teacher, Run

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  2. This looks wonderful! I think Tim Tebow should be president. He is hard-working and inspires faith. Plus he's cute to boot :)

    thepolkadotowl@gmail.com

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  3. These are in my cart already... just in case I don't win :) So cute!

    New Adventures in First Grade

    michelesmyth@yahoo.com

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    1. Ugh! Forgot my President nomination... my 11 year-old son! he seems to have all the answers for funding education :)

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  4. I may be biased but I think a teacher would be a great president. We are organized and creative. We are problem solvers who help people work together. Every day we get people to do more than they ever thought they could. Of course we are far to busy doing the important work to spend the time running for president!
    Jennifer :)
    loularkin@comcast.net

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  5. I think I would make a great president or any other teacher!! I have always wanted to be the first woman president ever since I was little. Teachers are hard working, inspiring, can work with various levels of abilities and backgrounds and know how to keep a class running!

    Ali
    alischepis(at)gmail.com

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  6. Yes- A teacher would make an excellent president. They are multi taskers, problems solvers, organized, flexible. The list goes on!
    I'd love to win this unit. It looks awesome.
    Caroline
    brantcc@bay.k12.fl.us

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  7. Good question ... being a President is undoubtedly more difficult than it appears. But I think my good friend Patty would. She's level headed, fair, and takes all points into consideration but always seems to be able to make the smartest decision. And the vice-president? My other friend Vanessa. She's awesome with a budget and yet always seems to have money for fun stuff. And of course, both are teachers!

    Chris
    cryazzienj@yahoo.com

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  8. I think my mom would make a great president (though she'd never want to be!). She's organized, passionate, inspiring, hard-working...and she's a former teacher, too!

    Kara @ Spedventures
    swfathome (at) gmail (dot) com

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  9. I agree with a lot of others on here--a teacher would make a great president!
    sdavis6281@hotmail.com
    Thanks for a chance to win these! These look GREAT!

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  10. Perfect for my first graders!

    Misshardesty88@gmail.com

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  11. I would love Ryan Reynolds for President - sure would be fun to watch him! (so cute!) If I have to be serious --- a teacher would be the best President! :)
    These units look awesome! :)
    Cheryl
    cener(at)sbcglobal(dot)net
    Crayons and Curls

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  12. I agree- a teacher would make a good president. Can you imagine all of the attention and funding education would receive if a teacher was president? :) The packets look adorable! I am keeping my fingers crossed!

    Thank you,
    Nicole
    nicoleshelby@hotmail.com

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  13. Hmmm, who would make a good president? Tough question.. I'll say Matt Damon since he is on the side of teachers :)
    drollo@nmiddlesex.mec.edu

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  14. I really am one of those who stays out of politics. I really dislike the vibe of finger pointing that comes around and the half truths etc. So that being said... I have often wondered if someone from our past, if we could bring them back, would be as wonderful in today's world. I've been thinking that someone like a President Lincoln might be what we need.

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  15. If only a teacher could be the president~education would be FIXED!!!!!!

    ☏Johanna
    First Grade Fanatic!

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  16. Cute! My brother would make a great president :) He's a swift talker ;p Fingers crossed!

    kiah.m.berg@gmail.com

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  17. I would be happy with anyone who puts education first.

    arcrow@sbcglobal.net

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  18. I agree I think any Elementary teacher would make a good president. They can multi task, respond to unbelievable questions under pressure, and get a million things completed in one day. On top of that they stretch a budget much further with better results than most governors do! Add to all of the above, the fact that they get results in under a year! When you think about it we should all run for some sort of office and ask the politicians if they could do our job!
    cindy_deforge@cvsd.k12.pa.us

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  19. I love it! That would be awesome!!! nenns01@gmail.com

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  20. How about Oprah for president? Hmm or maybe Ellen. Everyone loves Ellen right? Either choice I think would've great!

    Kideducator@comcast.net

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  21. Can we groom a king instead? They are less likely to take a bribe and if they doooo...off with their heads. JUST KIDDING!!!! =)

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  22. This is awesome!!
    ivogt08@gmail.com
    Thank you

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  23. I love your blog. I'd love to win these centers!
    ☺ Tanya
    fantabulous1stgr@aol.com
    First Grade is Fantabulous!

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  24. I am gonna go with Karyn and say Ellen for President. She is great. deleighrob@comcast.net

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  25. Yep, a teacher!!! :)

    Live Laugh and Love to Learn
    livelaughandlovetolearn@gmail.com

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  26. Hmm... such a tough question... especially since I'm of the opinion that it doesn't really matter so much who the president is since this world is so broken and there is so much at play in politics...

    My first thought was the same as Dianne: Matt Damon.
    My second thought was similar to Mrs. Saoud: no president, a king.

    :D Fun, fun.

    Hope I win,
    sarahmarianjatgmaildotcom

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  27. I am not into all the politics and what little I know about what is going on right now, is from my mother-in-law (who is very much into them). I would love to see a past president come back and set our country straight; Lincoln or even JFK (I always wondered what he would have accomplished had he not been assassinated). However, we need a president that holds education (and teachers) as a top priority. Because without a proper education (and good teachers to help), there would be no other professions.

    heathernnance@yahoo.com

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  28. One of my students from last year - Roman! After our study of the Mount Rushmore Presidents, he decided to dress as a candidate for President for Career Day. He ,of course, had to change his name to what else ~ but "Roman Rosevelt"! Loved it!

    mellomama6@gmail.com

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  29. A teacher!!!!
    Hope I win!

    guldensteinnicole@pleasval.k12.ia.us

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  30. I definitely think a teacher would make a great president! I mean really dealing with congress would be like dealing with kids I'm sure :) I love your centers!!
    clwhite1003@gmail.com

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  31. I'd make my Dad the President! He seems to know everything, and he gives good advice :)

    acupcakefortheteacher@gmail.com

    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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  32. I think Arianna Huffington with Jon Stewart would be a great presidential team!
    ~Andi
    Andi_Monroe@yahoo.com

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  33. You have some of the best ideas...Don't you just love president's day? moorel@lisd.net

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  34. Definitely a teacher! U have great ideas :)
    Kellylynn2@hotmail.com

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  35. After I finish training my husband, I think he would make a wonderful president! He knows all the problems with education (I keep him well informed of EVERYTHING that I experience in the classroom). Everything else that matters for our country, he is the one that informs me...because I'm way too busy blog stalking. Your packet looks awesome!

    First Grade Delight
    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  36. I think my boyfriend will be an excellent president since he seems to know it all and will support education!

    missnguyensclass.blogspot.com

    sn.nguyen19@gmail.com

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  37. I think a teacher also.

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  39. Cute blog!! Thanks for the inspiration! My second oldest son, Taylor. He would turn the country upside down and I think that's what we need :)

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  40. Someone that will listen to the country and not the politicans!

    Rene
    renetowens@sbcglobal.net

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  41. Your packets are darling. I hope I win!! Thanks
    Trish Dolan
    dolphinmomtmd@att.net

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  42. Duck for President! mrsjprince (at) gmail.com

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  43. I think my nephew would make a good president. He is a very talented musician and writes music while being in college and is very popular with lots of friends. He's been an actor which is kind of what a president has to do at times. He knows how to speak to others. Seriously, though, I love your unit and would love to win it to teach my students about President's Day and American symbols. I also am going to incorporate teaching about Oregon symbols since Oregon's birthday is on Valentine's Day.

    Diane
    dkbradner@gmail.com
    http://theteachersjungle.blogspot.com

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  44. These packets look amazing!! Thanks for all you do to make learning fun!!
    klueking@clinton.k12.il.us

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  45. Love this packet-so much information and adorable graphics!

    jennifer.baughn@gmail.com

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  46. Thanks for your hard work and your willingness to share! Love it all.

    Susan
    skeller@buhlerschools.org

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  47. Looks great! I would love to have both sets!

    mmixon@homesc.com

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  48. Oops- forgot to mention my presidential nomination. What a tough job but I would pick my brother-in-law. He is extremely smart, married to a teacher, has 3 kids under 14, runs his own business, and has a way of speaking and listening to people.

    Susan
    skeller@buhlerschools.org

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  49. I would have to agree with lots of others...a teacher would be great...innovative, ability to teach and level headed!! Love your centers!!
    Rebecca at Darlininfirst.blogspot.com
    rebecca.browning@boone.kyschools.us

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  50. My 9 year old son would be a great, honest president. When he was in Kindergarten his teacher asked the class what they would do if they were president and he said let the homeless people stay in hotel rooms that aren't occupied...whoa, love that kid!
    Christie
    mcconkey@cableone.net

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  51. It would be an honor to win!! janabreitmeier@gmail.com

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    1. Oops - I meant to add that I agree about a teacher being excellent. They would be able to handle stress and would probably make great things happen for education and the working class.

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  52. yep yep....a teacher for president!!!!!!!!! love that idea! love the funding we'd get!!! the packets look great! maybe I'll win! smskdg@hotmail.com thanks for the op!

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  53. I think someone from middle class America would make an ideal president. Some who pays more than 15% in taxes.
    Angie.weber@pennmanor.net

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  54. either one of my brothers would make great presidents! Just ask THEM they'll tell you! lol
    Tammy
    dtklinger@gmail.com

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  55. Of course a teacher would make a GREAT president! We are hardworking, organized, creative, and level headed with tons of patience, but if I would want someone cute to look at my vote would have to be for Keith Urban, great eye candy. Your materials look great and the kids LOVE anything that is hands on and highly engaging:)
    kmclaird83@gmail.com

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  56. I think any teacher would make a good President. Who else has to be a nurse, a mother, an educator, a peacemaker, a bookkeeper during their daily work life? A teacher would be sure to get things done.

    swimmingintosecond@att.net
    Swimming into Second

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  57. My cutie pie turned 4 today and she would be an excellent choice! She smart, artistic, sweet, and has the best sense of humor! :)
    ☼Libby
    Dual Kinder Teacher

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  58. I agree with many others...put a teacher in office! They will get the job done!

    SM

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  59. A teacher would make a great president! They are always working and looking out for the well being of others. This is a great activity!
    skebert(at)gmail(dot)com

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  60. Definitely a teacher for president! I can't think of a more well-rounded candidate!

    Kate
    dancinqueenks23@aol.com

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  61. I also think any teacher would be a great President because they are all amazing!!!
    bl3982@yahoo.com

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  62. Carrie G.
    My husband would make the best president. He has strong morals, he is honest, he is sooooo smart. And . . . he would be a strong supporter of education! (Of course - he lives with me!) Love your centers and I think you are amazing!
    cjgeorge5@msn.com

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  63. Love your blog! I definitely think a teacher needs to be the next president too. Patient, hard-working, logical...perfect!
    Heather
    hcoyle3@yahoo.com

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  64. Teachers would make great presidents!
    Abby
    abz1390@yahoo.com

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  65. I have to agree with all of the people who said a teacher or someone is the field of education should be president so that teachers would finally get the recognition they deserve.
    luvyorkies!@gmail.com

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  66. Would love to add this to my first grade classroom!

    Marlena Stafford
    mcolgin43@yahoo.com

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  67. I'm being general in saying a non-politician would make a great president.


    Yearn to Learn Blog

    taskcard123@yahoo.com

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  68. I agree Teachers are so thought to be at the bottom of the barrel of professions. If you think about it, no one would be where they are with out all of their teacher's help!!
    A real education focused President would be just amazing!!!!
    Bobbi
    bcapwell@ccisd.net

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  69. These look great! Presidential candidate...probably the President of my ala mater. He was fantastic and valued a liberal arts education - woohoo!

    katewintuska@insightbb.com

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  70. A woman- definitely! Any woman actually ;)

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  71. I think a true educator should be in the white house, then he or she can help turn around this country by focusing on educating our youth. Genius idea, right?? :)
    Nicole
    Teaching With Style!

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  72. I think Peeta from the Hunger Games would make a great president because he is loyal devoted and cares about humanity! :D Well that and I may have a crush on a fictional character at the age of 32 :/
    Gracie
    www.livinglargeinfirst.blogspot.com

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  73. I love these sets!!!
    acleaver@jccu1.org

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  74. Whoa - two of my very favorite blogs coming together for a giveaway! Fingers crossed!!

    I'm not sure I'd want to wish being the President on anyone! It seems like such a difficult job and lots of criticism from every side. I'm liking the teacher idea though, we are fantastic at multitasking!
    Rachel
    Ed Link - First Grade

    mrs.edwards2 {at} gmail {dot} com

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  75. I have to agree with the other bloggers. A teacher will definitely be the most "beneficial" in the white house. We are the experts on "management" behavior and can use our techniques to diffuse tensions. On top of that, we know how to differenate and listen to all sides of the story. All of that would make a teacher a very good president.

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  76. Awww...my sweetie pie son. He is 11 now. At the age of 5 he became OBSESSED with all things presidential while learning about good old George and Abe at school. He asked for president action figures...and WE FOUND THEM!! The obsession lasted about 4 years. We even had a presdintial birthday party one year with his face on Mt. Rushmore as the invitations. He's moved on now, but still knows LOTS of stuff about all the presidents. He's not so sure he wants to be president anymore because he doesn't want to be assassinated. The major leagues don't have that problem!
    kimworthey@yahoo.com

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  77. Saw a tweet about Hilary doing the job. A teacher would be great, although Obama was a professor.

    Lorena.delgadillo@gmail.com

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  78. I would absolutely love to win this giveaway - how wonderful! As far as a good president goes - a teacher, hands down!!

    alisa.ternes@knoxschools.org

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  79. hmmm...who would make a president?? Someone from middle class since we're getting the bad end of the stick!
    The Teachers’ Cauldron
    jenross1018@yahoo.com

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  80. My son, Sam! We always called him Senator Sam when he was younger because he greeted EVERYONE that was within earshot. Now, at 15, we call him the man of few words...we need a president who doesn't double talk!
    tpeplow@aol.com

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  81. ...a former teacher who understands how much of our own time and money go into our classrooms! Love your unit! megjackson88@gmail.com

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  82. I'm watching The Office right now. Steve Carrell's character being president would be very interesting!

    Keitadonna@hotmail.com

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  83. I'd love to see Ron Clark as president! I was introduced to his books at the end of last year and they're fantastic! If you want to learn about an inspiring teacher, he's your guy! ~Hannah

    hshirley@my.centenary.edu

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  84. I think my ex-principal would make a great president. She was a strong leader, fair, caring, and stood by what she said. It also helped she taught for many years, so she understood a teacher's job and didn't forget that. The units look great and would love to have them!

    rieneal@ymail.com

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  85. A guy I go to church with.. he is a lawyer and very imformative about political issues!!
    Becky- bbaxter711@hotmail.com

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  86. WOW!! These are some awesome units!!! I nominate Kristin for president. Think how entertaining a teeny tiny Inaugural Address would be?! :-)
    Jenn
    jenn@finallyinfirst.com
    Finally in First

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  87. My dad! He's very easy-going and level-headed. Great Units! Thanks for the giveaway! wakefield_anna@yahoo.com

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  88. These are great! I want to win these prizes and not be President.

    CL14Mentor@oh.rr.com

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  89. So many amazing resources, Diane & Kelly! I'd nominate our new curriculum director for president. She's intelligent, well-spoken, passionate about education, supportive, and always sharing new resources with us!

    primarypractice@gmail.com

    primary practice

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  90. Anyone who wants the job can have it! I have been president for a few clubs in high school (long time ago), but I don't think I can deal with the whole USA and the world:)

    rmariemuniz@hotmail.com

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  91. I think Morgan Freeman would be a great president! He's already played God and so many other roles in so many movies he's got the experience!

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  92. Way too cute! Love the units. I would make a good Prez. Sylvia. Sraigosa@aol.com

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  93. My vote goes to Stephen Colbert or Jon Stewart...they would serve us with a sense of humor and might even do a great job! =)
    Jennifer
    laughinbrunette@hotmail.com
    First Grade Blue SKies

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  94. When I was little I thought my dad would be a great president. :)

    ashleysanderson1@hotmail.com

    flyinghighinfirst.blogspot.com

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  95. Your units are always super! I agree that a teacher would make a good president.
    lraines78@gmail.com

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  96. I think my boyfriend would be a great president. He is more logical than anyone I know.
    Kelodowd@gmail.com

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  97. My husband loves politics and would make a great President! I can't encourage it though bc I would make a terrible First Lady! :)

    castorms@cfl.rr.com

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  98. I absolutely LOVE your enthusiasm for teaching and your willingness to share! I think anybody who puts in as much time as teachers do into their work would make a GREAT president!
    ldjaevans@verizon.net

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  99. I am not into politics at all but I have to say that I have been truly impressed with Chris Christie and wish he would have run. Either way I would love the units! Amy
    aperry@savcps.com

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  100. Would love this. I do some activities already for Presidents day & this would be a great addition.

    alp42883@yahoo.com

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  101. I have a few activities for President's Day but this would be great to add in!

    Cait

    Sliding into First!
    c_anderson022@yahoo.com

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  102. Fingers crossed...love this! Ashleybowlesreed@hotmail.com

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  103. Um, lets see... my oldest son! He seems to have all the answers to todays issues in the world :) Sure would love to win.
    Barbara
    happyteachingfirst.blogspot.com
    meadowt@msn.com

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  104. I think that we need someone who will get rid of excess spending, care about schools, and can balance a budget. I don't know if such a person exists, but I am grateful for the wonderful people in politics who are making an honest difference.
    Life with Mrs. L

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  105. Loveit! Love it!
    Donna2511@aol.com

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  106. This unit would be great to win. I have to say my husband for president. He understands the hard work of a teacher (his sister and I are teachers) and the man actually enjoys politics.
    Tammy
    primaryparadise@gmail.com

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  107. Awesome!! I think we need a teacher in the white house!! adboes@gmail.com

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  108. I totally think a teacher should be in the White House. We're organized, good at getting a group to work together to accomplish a goal, dedicated, resourceful, and on and on...

    terrieweinacker@gmail.com

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  109. I would vote Bobby Jindal...I really liked him as governor when I lived in Louisiana. Great giveaway!
    Vickie - vick727@yahoo.com
    Mrs. Plant's Press

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  110. I would definitely put a teacher in the White House because we deal with tattling, name calling and adults who sometimes act like children. Isn't that what politicians do?!? (Sarcasm)

    crhdouglas@gmail.com

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  111. Fits right into our unit of study. Saving President's for the end.

    Laurie
    jubileerae@gmail.com
    Chickadee Jubilee

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  113. I have never been president of anything at any time in my life but I LOVE teaching my students about our country, USA, and the men who lead through poor times and prosperity, through war and through peace, "good" presidents and "bad" presidents! So please pick me!

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  114. I have a student who would make a perfect president. She loves everyone, no matter who they are or their abilities. She is able to make everyone feel good about the work they can do and not do. She is encouraging and supportive. She even has the "look" for a president. She has a beautiful smile and big brown eyes, oh we can't forget the poofy pigtails that make her appear even more friendly and approachable. I adore my Kourt!

    stephanietowe@gmail.com

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  115. Definitely a teacher - someone who has spent A LOT of time in the classroom...definitely NOT someone who spent a little time in the classroom and then got a job at central office...

    kcal88@gmail.com

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  116. I'd vote for my sister for President any day!!

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  117. If not a teacher then definitely someone that will put a spotlight on educating children to be the best they can be, not just continue to test them to find out what they "should" know! I'd love to win this to use for student teaching. I'm student-teaching in a first grade classroom and they'd love this! teachingwiththeheart@gmail.com

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  118. A good president would be one who is a Christian and seeks God's guidance in all things done for our country.

    Teresa
    tmburgess@roaneschools.com

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  119. Bill Pulman did a nice job as President in the movie Independence Day. I'd vote for him. -laurelfrazier@yahoo.com

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  120. Love to see what you have on your blog! Great job!

    kinderbee1@yahoo.com

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  121. Super cute! You guys are awesome!
    Ericka
    firstgradeandfancyfree@gmail.com

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  122. As I am just starting my student teaching so I can become a teacher, I see so much wrong in our government with some of its act on education. For president, I would like to see someone who understands the education system in order to improve it for the students and the teacher. (Plus it would be really great to win becuase I am a broke college student :) ) zimmar72@students.rowan.edu

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  123. I love every product you gals make! I think a teacher would make an excellent president because most know how to successfully run a classroom full of little ones! It should be much easier to rule over adults right?!?!

    Ashley
    ashley58926@hotmail.com
    Live2Learn

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  124. Leslie Knope for president! (Assuming she'd be willing to leave Pawnee for for a few years.) Parks and Rec is definitely one of my favorite shows to watch right now.


    rineay18@hotmail.com

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  125. I think my son, Ryan, would make a good President. He has always thought and acted like he is already an adult. He likes to help, is thoughtful, and his teachers say he would be able to run the classroom if they were ever gone! :)

    Heather
    alekryan23@yahoo.com

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  126. Very Cute~ they seem like a lot of learning- and a lot of fun~ great combination!
    Staci

    Going Nutty!

    misssquirrels@yahoo.com

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  127. I think that a teacher that is also a single parent (not by choice) would make a great US President. Teachers make millions of decisions on their feet everyday that effect all of our futures. A single parent (not by choice) must run a household efficiently to get everyone to their destinations in a timely fashion and on daily basis. I am a "part-time" single mom while my husband is out of town on business all week. It takes organization to do this job, but I love it! I don't want to be President though...too much whining. LOL!!

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  128. My husband would be a great President. He is always calm, cool, and collected and doesn't let drama bring him down!

    jcampbell@odysseycharterschool.net

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  129. I think my sister would be a great president. She is the most political person I know and will pull that soapbox out at the drop of a dime! She is passionate in what she believes in and fair-minded. Vote for Sarah Keen!

    mandypolaski@yahoo.com
    polaskia@rcas.k12.mi.us

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  130. My hubby would make a great president!! hes super even keeled and smart! plus his wife is a teacher so he would understand education!!!

    rgrimes1125 at gmail dot com

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  131. I agree with some of the other posters...I think Ellen would make an awesome (and fun!) president! :) I'd LOVE to win this unit...I love all of your units and have most of them!

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  132. Any teacher would make a fabulous president! Thanks for the great giveaway!
    Miss S
    Jaanashingledecker24@gmail.com
    Just Teaching...Kindergarten

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  133. An individual with a servant's heart, who cares more about the USA and less about politics.

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  134. I think a teacher would make a fine president since we can handle just about anything thrown at us at a moment's notice. The units look adorable!

    rasey44@myfrontiermail.com

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  135. I'm gonna go with Jesus! If only He could be president! He knows our hearts, He is just, He can make good come from bad situations, He wants the best for us and loves us all the same! :)iamamommy@gmail.com

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  136. My awesome husband: a fair, honest, hard-working man with ethics. Being the amazing guy that he is, though, I don't think he'd every leave his current position as co-CEO of this family. :)
    emcdougall78@gmail.com

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  137. I think that Thelma from Scooby-doo would make a good president. She is smart and thinks through things. She has experience solving problems and can work with many different types of people. She is also good at finding clues and putting the pieces together.
    Pam.Koller@k12.sd.us

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  138. I'm not sure who should be president, I want some one whose honest and fair. Someone who believes in the importance of education as much as the rest of us.

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  139. A great president, for starters, would be someone who is not a politician! jamier@innovativespaces.com

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  140. I always thought my dad would make the best president!
    katie.neustadter@gmail.com

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  142. My grandfather would be awesome!
    annieneu@aol.com

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  143. A great president would be one that follows the law of the U.S. Constitution and one that follows the check and balance of the 3 branches.
    creek8098@yahoo.com

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  144. A person with strong Christian beliefs and a love for education would be a great candidate for president.
    I would love a chance to win a copy of your awesome centers!! :)
    elisabeth08@hotmail.com

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  145. My brother Scott would make a great president.
    pbuggie1303@aol.com

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  146. A good president would be someone who is honest and puts others needs ahead of his/her own. mirandachristen@hotmail.com

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  147. I think a teacher would make a good president. They know how to operate on a "shoe-string" budget, think outside of the box, multi-task, are peacemakers, protectors,and that's just for starters!

    mpenn1010@gmail.com

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  148. I would love to see someone with an education background be president. Most presidents seem to have the same old resumes & it would be nice to see a major change in our education policy.
    -Sara
    madamsara@gmail.com

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  149. Anyone who has had a teacher as their mother/father/spouse. They would understand the commitment teachers make to education!

    jalpa1980@hotmail.com

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  150. I love these centers! I think for president we need someone like Thomas Jefferson.... A level headed thinker to do what is best for our country.
    -Shannon
    Sputt@mail.usf.edu

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  151. I want to see a president in office that believes in teachers and has faith in what we are doing in the lives of children.
    treneka45@yahoo.com

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  152. I think Matt Damon should run for president. Maybe he would listen to the teachers and help us fix the education system. Not bad to look at either. :)

    k1teachingbesties@gmail.com

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  153. Thank you for the chance to win these amazing centers! I think that a retired teacher would make an amazing President...seriously, they know about multi-tasking, working 7 days a week,can handle being pulled in many directions at any given moment,and are always interested in what is best for the team (class). :)
    kenzbrown@hotmail.com

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  154. My husband could definitely handle the job of being a fair, level headed, compassionate, Christian, intelligent President but this First Lady would definitely be content to stay in the background shaping little lives one at a time.

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  155. You said have fun...

    How about Miss Piggy with her feather boa?
    She would add a bit of glitz and glamour to the race.
    We would have giggles and smiles to after listening to her speeches.

    ginaguccini@gmail.com

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  156. Such fun and cute ideas! LOVE IT!

    knk005@shsu.edu

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  157. I have a few little kiddos that would do a great job ;) Love these units!
    daniellegonzales91@yahoo.com

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  158. This is so cool! I can't believe that I just started on pinterest and have gotten so many wonderful ideas!!! THANK YOU!!!

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  159. My 12 year old sister in law is planning on running in 2036. She watches all of the debates and political news all of the time! I think she should be president now! heidimhopper@gmail.com

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  160. I think that someone who has some experience in the Education field should be president. They are able to deal with hostile situations lol. Also, they would be able to make a true change in the world of Education that is positive for both teachers and students. I feel that many politicians come in and make all these changes in Education for their ratings and don't think things through.

    kimberlycollatos@comcast.net

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  161. It looks fabulous!! I love your creations!!

    Lisa
    fsuteach81@yahoo.com

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  162. Roses for teachers,violets are blue, a woman for president
    would be sooo cool too...this looks like a great unit for my
    kiddos that I'd love to win from you...
    Thanks for all the great ideals and units.
    Morah Daisha daisha.franklin@hotmail.com

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  163. This looks great! ascook1@hotmail.com

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  164. I think that the best president would be someone that values education, funding and real understanding not TESTING. To much focus on testing in my opinion. :) That is my soapbox comment for today. Love your center activities!

    Mjhalbardier@gmail.com

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  165. A former educator and mom would be a good choice for President. We have to look out for these future leaders.

    Carolyns941@bellousth.net

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  166. Wow, what great units! As for the president it would need to be someone who has a vision for and works for the future of our country. The future country that our students and children will be living in.

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  167. Hi! I think we need a woman in the White House- maybe Michelle Obama or Hilary Clinton. Thanks for sharing all your great ideas1

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  168. I agree with many others on here. It is time for a woman to do work in the Whitehouse!

    weakfall@cpcs.us

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  169. Papa Smurf would make a great president- he's always thinking about ways to take care of his little smurfs :)

    Dawnthecook@aol.com

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  170. Someone who is willing to listen and do things that will help as many people as humanly possible:)

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  171. someone who can still have fun and a country that will be ok with it

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  172. I think we should elect a husband and TeAcHer wife to be The Presidents of The United States....couples are on the front line every day...running the kids around, paying bills, finding time together, etc... two heads are always better than one anyways!
    rachaelrsterling@yahoo.com

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  173. I need to see a woman as president!!!!
    m1175m@yahoo.com

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  174. I have a little guy in kindergarten who I'm pretty sure might just be president one day! He's only 5 and knows all the presidents, when they served, where they're from, who their VPs were, and sooo much more! He's so excited about celebrating President's Day in class and sharing some of his knowledge with his classmates! I want to make it an exciting unit for the kiddos! It's going to be great! This giveaway is great - my students will love the activities!
    amygw@vt.edu

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  175. I have a little guy in kindergarten who I'm pretty sure might just be president one day! He's only 5 and knows all the presidents, when they served, where they're from, who their VPs were, and sooo much more! He's so excited about celebrating President's Day in class and sharing some of his knowledge with his classmates! I want to make it an exciting unit for the kiddos! It's going to be great! This giveaway is great - my students will love the activities!
    amygw@vt.edu

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  176. What a blessing to find others who love what they do! What a wonderful blog. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    Bethany

    bettyblaine@gmail.com

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  177. Awesome activities. I wish I was a millionaire so I could buy all of the units I wanted! Now... for president. Mickey Mouse came to mind because he seems to make everyone happy and would be fair to all. But, really, there needs to be a teacher in the White House. Someone who would put an end to all of this nonsense and who knows what is developmentally appropriate for kiddos to do.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win! You ROCK!
    logeyjoesmom@gmail.com

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  178. HHHMMMMM... that's a tricky question. Being president of the United States is a HUGE responsibility. I agree with other comments on here though, I think a teacher would be a great addition to the white house someday.


    These units look great! Thanks for a chance to win them.

    KayDee.Shaffer@besd.net

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  179. Giveaway is pinned on Pinterest under my Giveaways board today!
    http://pinterest.com/pin/168603579769511124/
    katie.neustadter@gmail.com

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  180. Check out the giveaway on Twitter too!
    https://twitter.com/#!/katieneu
    katie.neustadter@gmail.com

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  181. Wow...your units are always awesome! My kids and I really loved your Kansas Day freebies! I think the girls are right about a teacher being the best choice for president!
    abrooks@usd489.com

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  182. Wow, this is a great giveaway! Thanks for sharing!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  183. Thanks for a great giveaway! jatkins10@gmail.com

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  184. I think that my husband would make a great president....he manages our life wonderfully under stressful situations, is fun, and REAL.

    Plus....how fun would it be to live in the White House!!


    JennRelle@gmail.com

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  185. Very cute ideas.
    Kris
    krissye@hotmail.com

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  186. Time to put a mom and a teacher in the White House!!! :-) I am new to blogging and have enjoyed reading yours. Thank you for sharing!
    Rebecca

    rstanley@rsu24.org

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  187. Time to put a mom and a teacher in the White House!!! :-) I am new to blogging and have enjoyed reading yours. Would love to use your President's Day Unit in my classroom. Thank you for sharing!

    firstgradeteacher56@yahoo.com

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  188. How cute!
    jesse.schwall@gmail.com

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  189. I think I teacher should run the White House!
    Amanda

    amandaturner.teacher@gmail.com

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  190. Would love to win for my intern classroom!
    myshellburn@gmail.com

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  191. ooooooo I reallly want to win!!! You guys rock!!!

    DMelo34@aol.com

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  192. This would be great for February. You are awesome!
    tonya.zinter@k12.sd.us

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  194. I nominate Oprah Winfrey! She's caring, loving, and makes a difference. Love the Units! jennyjeanpeterson@gmail.com

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