I have to confess I have barely given any thought about what to give away this month. We have a neat skeleton work that I was planning to share and then to give away a second copy of our extension. That, however, would have meant I had time to make a second copy. Which I very much didn't.
See, we have had quite the couple of weeks. First we all had colds..then I got strep..then Caleb got strep. Somewhere in there I dropped kitchen stool on my foot and smashed my big toe and we got into a car accident with our entire family. No one was injured thankfully, but we are a one car family to start with and we have had some logistics issues to work out. The other driver's insurance company came through with a rental for us yesterday. Although, we still won't be driving much. My three children across the back seat of a mid size car is just a bad idea even if they do fit! I'm not complaining though...at least I can go to the grocery store now.
I haven't even mailed last month's giveaways. They are packaged, addressed, and sitting on my kitchen counter.
I asked Tim what I should giveaway over breakfast this morning (a beautiful ham and cheese omelet he made for me, by the way). He says we're giving away a 1999 Chrysler Town and Country. Without the tires (because of course we just bought brand new ones in August and we're actually going to look for a new van that will take the same size). You haul it away.
He may make a mean omelet, but he is soooooo not funny.
Yeah ok, maybe he's a little funny.
Oh yeah, the giveaway. I'm getting there. Still not really having a brilliant inspiration, I decided to go with a sight word bingo game. Hardly excessively exciting, but practical and useful by just about every homeschooling family I know, Montessori or not.
If you smile pretty and say please I'll even include these uber cheap, food dye packed, freeze dried marshmellows we use as markers. Did you know that way everyone wins? As soon as one person gets a BINGO then everyone gets to eat their board.
Did you know one year olds like these things too?
Don't tell me how bad they are...trust me, I know. I change her diapers.
Back to the giveaway. Leave a comment, tweet me (@heartandarms but I never use twitter so I prob won't ever get it), blog it, follow...whatever your fancy to spread the word. Just make sure to leave a new comment for each entry. I am going to make a set using a mix of words from the Dolch word lists for preprimer, primer and first. If you win and this level of words isn't useful to you I will remake the prize for a different set of lists (its just a computer document so it won't in theory take too long).
Just be prepared to recieve your prize in time for Christmas.
Contest will end at noon on Thursday October 15. Good Luck!