Hello Teacher Friends!
I am so very excited to welcome you to my new website. Although this is long overdue, I have officially made the move over to WordPress from Blogger – woo hoo! Having my very own website will help me help YOU. It will be oh-so-much easier to share information such as conferences & PD opportunities, organize and sort blog posts for you, and simply have a place I can officially call “home.” I’m so glad you’re here! Before I share an exciting giveaway with you, I want to give a big “thank you” to Thauna, over at Bellano Web Studio. She is an amazing designer who helped bring my website to life!
When I started my blog back in 2011, I started it because I was, quite honestly, LOST in the teaching world. I had just moved to a new school, and at the time, I felt as though I had no one to collaborate with. Blogging about teaching ideas, resources, activities, research, and lessons gave me the outlet I needed. Now, almost five years later, blogging has become an intricate part of my life. It has, like most things in life, evolved over time. What started out as a possible hobby has since turned into a passion of mine. Blogging about ideas led to creating resources for those ideas, which I am now blessed to be able to share in my TeachersPayTeachers store. (You can click here to visit me on TpT!)
Today, to celebrate the launch of my new website and “teaching home,” I am hosting a giveaway!! I want you to feel super comfy while you’re on my site, so I am hoping this giveaway will help you learn how to leave a comment to share with me, and learn how to navigate and look around. I’d love to show you a few special places on my site that will help you find what you need. By taking a quick mini tour of my new site, you can enter to win some really great gift cards! I want you to be able to find what you need on my site quickly and effortlessly, so I’d love to show you some important buttons and features that will help you make yourself at home every time you visit missdecarbo.com! Ready? Here we go!
The Search Bar
Looking for something? Type the key word or words in the search bar at the upper left hand corner of the screen. This will help you find what you are looking for quickly! (…and we all know teachers need to save time anywhere they can!)
Home Page Categories
The categories across the top of my site on the Home page will help you look for blog posts and information on specific subjects and topics. Under the Curriculum category, you’ll find blog posts for science, reading, writing, math, and more! You can check out pictures and blog posts about my decor, management, and organization under the Classroom Category. To get to my blog or TPT shop QUICKLY, simply click on the text that says Blog or Shop. I will have Workshops & PD information for the year on the site very shortly. (I’m still “unpacking some boxes” due to my move.)
From time to time, my welcome photographs will change and feature new resources or blog posts you may want to check out. You can click directly on these sliding images to learn more about these pictures!
Mailing List Sign Up
Want to receive the latest blog posts, news, and exclusive freebies straight to your inbox? You might want to think about signing up for my mailing list! You’ll find an easy sign up form at the top of the home page, and at the top and bottom of each blog post. Don’t worry, I HATE spam and promise to never send it!
Featured Resources, Latest Blog Posts, and Instagram Feed
Continue scrolling down the home page, and you’ll see some of my favorite current resources, my last six blog posts, and my Instagram feed! This is helpful when you want to know what has been happening most recently on the site.
By clicking on the Blog text at the top of the site, or by clicking on the BIG purple Blog button, you’ll find….my blog! Scrolling down the blog will show you all of my blog posts. You can click the purple Read More buttons to read the entire post and see all of the photographs.
Thanks for taking a mini tour of my new site!
Let’s get this giveaway started!
Let’s quickly chat about all of the details for this giveaway, so that you can get started and enter for a chance to win! This giveaway will have TWO lucky winners! The first winner will receive a $50 TeachersPayTeachers gift card. This gift card can be used at any seller’s store on TPT (or multiple stores).
The second winner will receive a $50 gift card to MY TeachersPayTeachers store: Miss DeCarbo! The winner of this gift card will simply shop around my store and email me a resource (or list of resources) that total up to $50. SO fun, right?!
How Do I Enter?
I’m so glad you asked! There is one mandatory entry for this giveaway, and a bonus (optional) entry. To enter, use the rafflecopter below. Leave a comment at the bottom of this blog post that introduces yourself! I LOVE learning about my followers and teacher-friends. Simply tell me your first name, the grade level or subject you teach, and what state you teach in. Let’s see where everyone is from!
The second entry is an optional entry. Using the rafflecopter below, follow me over on my Facebook page. Why? Because I will often be presenting ideas, special lessons and activities, PD, and exclusive freebies over on Facebook Live. By following my page, you can get notified of all of these Facebook Live events, so that you never miss out! You can find my FB page on the Rafflecopter below, or check out my page by clicking HERE.
The winner of the two prizes will be announced right here on this blog post. I will also contact the winners via email. Good Luck!
Thank you SO much for visiting my new website! I am SO thrilled that you joined me today, and even more excited to continue sharing with teachers! By visiting and following my site, it feels as though you’ve invited me into your classroom and teaching world, and I am honored to be able to collaborate with you this year!