September 23, 2006

Share Your Favorite Lesson Plan Contest



HERE'S YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A FREE DIGITAL CAMERA! Keep Reading...

A week ago, Spunky ran a contest on her site that ended yesterday. Academic Superstore contacted both of us to run a contest giving away prizes to spread awareness of their online warehouse of educational technology products. Spunky's contest was "Capture the Educational Moment", and mine is "Share Your Favorite Lesson Plan". It's not entirely that different; and certainly will be just as easy to win. I would suggest that you read through my rules before you start blogging away, though. There may be a few changes to the requirements and prizes that you might want to take note of.

Here's what Academic Superstore is wanting:

This contest asks participants to submit their favorite Lesson Plan. This can come from Teachers, Parents, Home Schoolers or even Students who enjoyed a particular lesson plan designed by their favorite teacher or professor (or curriculum, but please give credit to the original author of the lesson!). The submissions can be very general - A basic description would be sufficient. With this contest, Academic Superstore simply wants to start a discourse about education and raise awareness about the Academic Superstore website.

So, with rules that simple... how can you go wrong? A new digital camera is only a blog post or forum/group email away!

AGE LIMITS/PERSONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Like Spunky's contest: "This contest is open to ALL public and private teachers, parents, home schoolers and students (18 and older). Entries outside the United States are also welcome."

...But... I'm giving the prizes to TWO different people (to increase the number of winners).

FIRST and SECOND PRIZE:
First Prize: Canon PowerShot SD600
Second Prize: Timbuk2 Messenger Bag

HOW TO ENTER:
Write about your favorite lesson plan, the memories of a special day when you learned or taught (or both) that lesson plan, and post it as a blog entry. If you aren't a blogger, send the entry to someone who IS and you can qualify to win, too! If you don't know a blogger, you can email me (and a valid homeschool forum or email group) your contest entry story (click my CONTACT link above to find out how).

PHOTOS AND WRITING IDEAS:
You don't have to have photos, but they are welcome. There is no length requirement for the post. The lesson plan does not have to be traditional text-book style. Tell us about any kind of lesson - be it horseback riding, reading, star-gazing, painting, finger-spelling, lapbooking, taking a field trip or learning how to multiply. Any kind of learning will do!

WINNER SELECTIONS:
The two First and Second Prize winners will be chosen by my family at random (we will all vote on our favorites so that it is fair). I may allow another few homeschooling moms and even public school teachers (I have a few in my family) to help if we have a hard time choosing.

LINKS AND POSTING RULES:
Just like Spunky's contest, the POSTED entry (on your blog/friend's blog) must also inlcude a LINK to both THIS POST and ACADEMIC SUPERSTORE. Here's what the links should look like:

This post is my entry to win a camera in the "Share Your Favorite Lesson Plan" Contest sponsored by Sprittibee and Academic Superstore.

Note: Please make sure that Sprittibee and Academic Superstore are hyperlinked or "clickable".

Then, all you have to do is leave a comment in this post's comment section and link to your story so we can all read it.



HURRY!
The deadline for entering is next Friday, September 29, 2006 at Midnight (Central - US). No late entries, please. The winner will be announced Monday, October 2, 2006!

I can't wait to read all your lesson plan entries!


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49 comments:

denise said...

Can this be a past post, if we just add the contest blurb, or does it have to be a new post?

Sprittibee said...

Yes, it can be a previous post, but you have to set the DATE to RECENT (between the 23rd and 29th of this month), and you have to add the contest "blurb". :)

What a great word. BLURB. Ha!

Sprittibee said...

Or, of course, you can just copy and RE-POST it today through the 29th so that it appears in the past and this week. I know that a few people did that for Spunky's contest. ;)

Homeschool Mama said...

How fun! I can't wait to read everyone's entries. Here's a link to mine:
http://homeschoolmama.typepad.com/

denise said...

Okay, I've got mine up. I went ahead and made a new post:

http://www.ahomeforhomeschoolers.com/denise-in-il/2006/sep/25/solving-complex-story-problems-ii

Looking forward to reading the other entries!

Sprittibee said...

Enjoyed that Math lesson! Even I learned something! Cool. Wish you lived next door. Math is not my favorite subject. My husband, however, loves math. Maybe I'll let him take over and teach the kids in the upper years!

Barb said...

Spirttibee,

Here's my entry for the contest. Hope you like art!

http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/HarmonyArtMom/208843/

Barb
Harmony Art Mom

Stefanie said...

Here's my entry

http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/Prncsstefy/209173/

I've really enjoyed reading everyone elses.

Nikki said...

Hello, These contests are so fun. Gives me ideas to write about on my blog. :) Here is my entry its titled Around the World.

http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/Angelheart/209187/


Nikki

KarenW said...

Thanks for the fun contest! I'm looking forward to reading the other entries. Here's mine http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/KarenW/209330/

Catch Up Lady said...

What a great idea, nice blog btw.

Cindy said...

Hi, here's my entry. Thanks!

http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/FencedInFamily/209436/

Cindy said...

I'm not sure the link showed up right the first time..here it is again:

http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/FencedInFamily/209436/

Sprittibee said...

I'm enjoying reading all of these. Thanks for your nice comments Catch Up Lady. Keep them coming! Spread the word on your blogs so that other homeschoolers can have a stab at winning!

Michelle said...

I was excited to hear about this contest and it really got me
thinking about what makes learning fun and relevant. My entry for
the contest can be found at http://www.northofthe49.com/blog/?p=7

Toni said...

Here is my entry:
http://electricbarbarella.homeschooljournal.net/

These are fun.

~~Toni

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Sprittibee, for your kindness in running this contest. My offering:

http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/HolyExperience/209755/

All is grace,
Ann V.

babymakers said...

You can see my entry by clicking here. It was a lesson plan my hubby made up that turned out really cool. I hope you enjoy it.

Anonymous said...

Here is my entry to the contest.
http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/mamaduso/209165/

Thanks,
Susan

Cindy said...

Here is my entry:

http://dominionfamily.com/blog/2006/09/morning-time-late-september/

Heather said...

Mine is up: http://www.shamusyoung.com/heatherblog/wordpress/?p=60

Kelly said...

Hey Heather! I would like to enter your contest. :)
http://dasschus.blogspot.com/2006/09/this-post-is-my-entry-to-win-camera-in.html

Kel

Kelly said...

Hey Heather! I posted a bad link or something for my entry.
So here is the correct one:

http://dasschus.blogspot.com/2006/09/share-your-favorite-lesson-plan.html
You know these amateur bloggers...haha

Sheri said...

http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/SheriLynn/208832/

There ya go Heather (And yep...I have a homeschooling blog, just what I needed something else to keep up with!!)

Donna said...

http://dochomeschool.blogspot.com/2006/09/real-life-lessons-this-post-is-my.html

Here is my entry. I have a great photo to add; however, my site is experiencing technical difficulties right now. If I fix it, may I resubmit my entry with a photo? Thanks for hosting such a fun contest :)

Hind's Feet said...

Coming up with entries for these contests is so enjoyable. And, how nice to have had you visit my site previously via a link from a "Spunky post."

This is my entry for the camera contest you are sponsoring. Thanks for offering this opportunity.

http://randomthoughtsandotherfunthings.blogspot.com/2006/09/tracking-and-trapping-hoosier-style.html

Blessings!

abcacademy said...

Here is my entry:

http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/abcacademy/210457/

Fantastic contest!
Thanks!

Dianne said...

Hi, Heather! It's been fun reading everyone's ideas! My post is at http://bunny-trails.blogspot.com/2006/09/is-it-breadstick.html.

After the numerous times I've posted here as "Not-yet-a-blogger" I decided it was time to get cracking in blogland.

Thanks for hosting this!

Donna said...

Okay. Got it fixed. The photo is now on my post. Thanks. Donna
http://dochomeschool.blogspot.com/2006/09/real-life-lessons-this-post-is-my.html

Janet W. said...

Thank you for having this contest! My entry is here:
http://www.pineblossomswebpages.com/wordpress/2006/09/28/my-favorite-curriculum

Roberta said...

Hi, I came to your contest through Spunky...Thanks for hosting it. My entry is HERE.
Roberta :)

Sprittibee said...

Thanks Roberta - but I couldn't click your link. ???

Sprittibee said...

Thank you all for the wonderful comments and links. I have really enjoyed reading the posts! I am really nervous about having to PICK one. I wonder if anyone knows someone who might want to be a guest judge? I am going to narrow it down to about ten finalists and let the kids and my husband look at them... and maybe someone else????

Roberta said...

Let's try that again :)
Contest Entry
Thanks! Roberta :)

Anonymous said...

Here's mine:
http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/Phyllis/211127/

cindy said...

Okay, Sprittibee, here I am at the eleventh-hour, as usual...

http://www.gooblink.com/content/view/172/23/

Fiddledeedee (It Coulda' Been Worse) said...

Finally, it is finished! Here is my entry. Thanks Heather!

http://fiddledeedee.wordpress.com

Christina in GA said...

Better late than never :)

http://routonhomeschool.blogspot.com/2006_09_01_archive.html#7109281277538129683

Sprittibee said...

Wow! Not long to go now... only four hours!

Dana said...

Barely in, but here it is! Thank you so much for doing this!

http://gottsegnet.blogspot.com/2006/09/bread-of-life-lesson-plan.html

Dana said...

oops...just saw my link was cut off so here it is. (what I get for laziness, I guess.)

christinemm said...
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christinemm said...

Okay here is my entry which is about what I do to teach my kids to read to increase their literacy once the phonics curriculum was done and they could actually read.

I stayed up late after holding my son's birthday party tonight to get this in on time! I hope you enjoy it!

http://thethinkingmother.blogspot.com/2006/09/how-i-increase-my-childrens-literacy.html

Don't know why it not making a hyperlink. Groan.

Ann King said...

Here's my entry - thanks for having this contest!

At A Hen's Pace said...

I heard about your contest through Spunky! Here's my entry:

http://atahenspace.blogspot.com/2006
/09/my-favorite-lesson-plan.html

Nothing like getting it in at the eleventh hour, huh?

Sprittibee said...

Wow... What a lot of great entries. I'm going to make a post up with all of them to make it easier to look through them since most of them are not links. I have already read most of them (besides the couple that came in last night). I'm going to get help judging for a winner after I get them all linked. :) Check back for the winner Monday!!!

Anonymous said...

You asked about how we ended up in Russia. The short answer is that God gave us a great love for the people and country and we thank Him for letting us live here. :-)
Phyllis

Sprittibee said...

Phyllis... That sounds wonderful. I think my family is from Russia in the past... on my father's side. I think it would be wonderful to do short term missions (maybe even for a few years), but I am not sure I could give up America forever. How ever does your family manage without you???

Christal said...

Academic Superstore provides very impressive and useful technology products...

 

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