Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Crayola Giveaway!!

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Week 2 Crayola Giveaway!!!

Brought to you by My Blog Spark and Crayola!


1 Winner will win the
Crayola Creativity Pack Pictured!!!
Last week was a lot of fun when I just opened comments
up to whatever you wanted to tell us!
See last weeks winner here!
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This week is not a lot different
except I have questions!!!

Leave a separate comment for each question you answer...
1. Do your kids go to Public, Private, or Home School?
2. How many kiddos do you have?
3. What are their ages?
4. When does your school start?
5. Is your school shopping done and What do you shop for?
6. Let us know what your plan to survival is!
7. Let us know what you learned at the Twitter Party! (Unlimited)
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More entries
8. Blog about giveaway - leave link so I can visit you!
9. Follow me or tell me you do
10. Twitter about giveaway -- (can do once per day)
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Looks like enough to keep you busy!!!
Giveaway will end August 8 at 8pm est
1 winner will be chosen using Random.org
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Have fun and Good Luck!!!


Here are my answers
1. We home school
2. Have 4 kiddos
3. Ages 10(almost 11), 8, 6 (almost 7), and 3
4. School Started Yesterday (August 3) -
(we take 2 full weeks off in October for a festival so we start early)
5. I don't shop for back to school clothes but I do enjoy getting all the awesome school supplies sales and I Stock up Greatly!!!
6. My Plan-- One day at a time!!
7. I'll let you know in comments what I learn at the Twitter Party...
Come join us!
Your Turn...

198 comments:

free indeed said...

So, here goes!

My kids all went to public school. Where we live, the schools are still very moral and have a 'religious' undertone. Besides, I didn't think I was organized enough to homeschool them all.

free indeed said...

I have 6 kids. They were quite a testimony in their school.

free indeed said...

My youngest just turned 18, the oldest is 29. Middle kids are 28, 27, 24, and 20

free indeed said...

Our public schools start mid Aug and get out for a 2 week potato harvest. Only the highschool kids can work now, but when I was a kid, we picked potatoes...it was the only way our families could afford school clothes. My college age girls start the end of Aug. (27thish)?

free indeed said...

This will be my first year of not loading up on notebooks etc for the girls. But, I've had to dish out finding stuff for their apt. Glad they can be together rather than living on campus and in a dorm!

free indeed said...

Survive???? This will be the first time in 30 years that hubby and I are alone...I am sooooo psyched!!!!! it may be a tad boring without the tales the girls always have around the dinner table, but I am so looking forward to not having to clean up behind anyone but hubby and I!

free indeed said...

I am a follower

Mel4Him said...

My son goes to public school.

Mel4Him said...

I have 1 child.

Mel4Him said...

My son is 7 years old

Mel4Him said...

School start Aug. 31st

Mel4Him said...

My school shopping is mostly done. I just shopped for things on the school supply list. Clothes will have to wait.

Mel4Him said...

My son is pretty good at transitioning. He is excited to go back to school.

Mel4Him said...

I learned that some moms have kids starting Kindergarten. So sweet.

Mel4Him said...

I follow

andrea v said...

Kids are not in school yet but will go to private.

andrea v said...

have a 2 and 4 yr old

andrea v said...

Have two children

Mel4Him said...

I can't get enough of Crayola

RR said...

I homeschool my little guy.

RR said...

I have one child.

RR said...

We run school all year; learning is an everyday lifelong thing.

RR said...

We buy things as we need them, so we don't do a big shopping trip.

RR said...

We survive by taking it day by day.

BonBon said...

My daughter goes to public school. We live in a little country area and I just love the school. It is actually the same one that I attended when I was little.

Dolphin Girl said...

My son is starting public kinder this year.

Dolphin Girl said...

I have two kids

Dolphin Girl said...

two and five years old

Dolphin Girl said...

School starts in one week!

The Allen Family said...

My oldest son will be going to kindergarten this year. And he is going to public school, but after this year we may think about private. I actually was homeschooled for part of my childhood, and don't think I would do it with my children.

The Allen Family said...

I have 4 kids, ages 6, 4, 2 and 6 weeks.

The Allen Family said...

Oops, ha ha. Didn't read close enough through all the questions first. I will add that my 4 kids are all boys! :)

The Allen Family said...

Our school starts August 24. My son goes that day, and then has the rest of the week off as the kindergarten teachers do individual assessments and then starts going over day on August 31.

The Allen Family said...

Our school shopping is done. We just finished it at Old Navy yesterday. I LOVE Old Navy for my boys. Well, I actually may need to get one more pair of shoes. But we'll see...

The Allen Family said...

I don't have a plan for survival yet, because I'm not sure what I'm in for. :) I think we'll just take things one day at a time.

The Allen Family said...

I follow you.

wigget said...

one is in private shcool, the other in day care

wigget said...

i have 2 kids

wigget said...

2 and 5 years

wigget said...

i think the school year starts after labor day

wigget said...

i'm not shopping for anything in particular this year since they already have lunch bags

wigget said...

just getting through each day at a time to survive

Renee said...

1. My daughter will probably be home schooled when she's old enough.

Renee said...

2. One kiddo! And, if you care to know, we have 8 cats!

Renee said...

3. My daughter just turned three.

Renee said...

4. School starts next Friday I believe in this area. Not really sure.

Renee said...

5. When I was in school, we shopped for clothes(TORTURE) and shoes (CRUEL AND UNUSUAL!!!-I wear a size 11 shoe!) and art supplies (HEAVEN!) My daughter's not in school but I have been buying shoes, clothes, and art supplies lately since everything is on sale this time of year!

Renee said...

6. My plan to survive is similar to yours--when you have a three year old you take one day at a time, invest in good art supplies, books, and puzzles, and accept the fact that sometimes you just have to plop them in front of the T.V. for thirty minutes while you regain your sanity :)

Renee said...

7. I don't Twitter so I didn't learn a thing...sorry.

Renee said...

email subscriber!!!!

Amanda said...

My kiddos aren't in school yet but we plan on sending them to Private school.

Amanda

awilmeri@hotmail.com

Amanda said...

I have three kids!

Amanda

awilmeri@hotmail.com

Amanda said...

My kids are 2 and a half, 2 and a half and six months!

Amanda

awilmeri@hotmail.com

Amanda said...

School doesn't start for us, the closest we come is MOPS and that starts in September, can't wait!

Amanda

awilmeri@hotmail.com

Amanda said...

My school shopping is not done I use it to buy all kinds of art supplies for the kids and organizational stuff for our house!

Amanda

awilmeri@hotmail.com

Amanda said...

I follow you!

Amanda

awilmeri@hotmail.com

Kris said...

I have 2 boys. One goes to private catholic school and the other is in preschool/daycare. The oldest will be 7 in Sept. and the youngest will be 4 this month. School starts on 8/26 for my oldest. My youngest is in daycare/preschool year round. My school shopping is almost done. I still need uniform pants. My plan of survival is one day at a time with a little prayer and a lot of faith. I am not on Twitter but I bet the comments are great.

Anonymous said...

Hi My children have gone to public and seperate schools. MarionG
polo-puppy-fluffy at hotmail Dot com

Anonymous said...

Well I have 3 children. Two are still in school. polo-puppy-fluffy at hotmail Dot com

Anonymous said...

Hi again. My youngest is 15, the next oldest 2 years older, and the oldest two years older than that. It makes me old thinking about it. My how they grow up fast. MarionG polo-puppy-fluffy at hotmail Dot com

Anonymous said...

School starts for us on August 31. Far to soon. polo-puppy-fluffy at hotmail Dot com

Anonymous said...

I've only started shopping for those supplies. Hope to make more of a dent in that next week. Need binders, notebooks, pens, pretty much everything. polo-puppy-fluffy at hotmail Dot com

Alyssa said...

I have 2 kids - 4 1/2 and 18 mos.

Alyssa said...

My daughter goes to private preschool, but will go to public next year when she starts kindergarten.

Alyssa said...

School starts the day after Labor Day.

Alyssa said...

My school shopping is done (it consisted of 2 school supplies - an 8 pk of washable Crayola markers and a roll of paper towels).

The Schaper Scene said...

My daughter goes to a private preschool, but she will be going to a public school for kindergarten next year.

kikisdeals@hotmail.com

The Schaper Scene said...

I have 2 children, both girls: Kylea (4) and Addysen (will be turning 1 on Aug. 7th).

kikisdeals@hotmail.com

The Schaper Scene said...

Oops....I jumped ahead of myself.....my girls are 4 and almost 1 (Aug 7th)

kikisdeals@hotmail.com

The Schaper Scene said...

School starts on September 8th for us!

kikisdeals@hotmail.com

The Schaper Scene said...

We didn't have much school shopping to do since she is only in preschool. A backpack is basically the only thing she needs and she has a basically new one from last year. We may pick up a couple of new outfits before school starts though!

kikisdeals@hotmail.com

Sarah Elyce said...

My brothers go to public school. (like my kids)

eyedealdisorder@comcast.net

Sarah Elyce said...

I have 3 brothers. (like my kids)

eyedealdisorder@comcast.net

Sarah Elyce said...

They are 29, 18, and 16.

eyedealdisorder@comcast.net

Sarah Elyce said...

School starts the day after Labor Day.
eyedealdisorder@comcast.net

Sarah Elyce said...

Most school supply for the 16 year old is done via CVS freebies. The 18 year old needs books for college classes.

Sarah Elyce said...

The best plan of survival (for school, I am assuming) is organization, sleep, and breakfast.

eyedealdisorder@comcast.net

Claire said...

We home school!

Claire said...

I have four kiddos.

Claire said...

They range in age from 6 to 1.

Claire said...

Our school year is continuous. School (almost) every day!

Claire said...

I am just getting started and love the deals!

Emilie said...

My kiddos aren't in school yet. But, kindergarten will be here too soon I'm afraid! :(

Emilie said...

I have two kids.

Emilie said...

My oldest will be 3 in a month, and my youngest is 10 months old.

lrohler630 said...

I can't remember all the questions but quick run down. We homeschool, have 5 children, ages range from 8-1.

Cheryl said...

1. Do your kids go to Public, Private, or Home School?

My son is starting Public PreK this fall.

Cheryl said...

2. How many kiddos do you have?
I have one little boy. He's a pip!:)

Cheryl said...

3. What are their ages?

Connor is 4.

Cheryl said...

4. When does your school start?

Our schools start September 8th. My husband and I are teachers so we go back the same day as Connor starts.

Cheryl said...

5. Is your school shopping done and What do you shop for?

No! Dh and I always shop for school supplies for our classrooms - we teach in a low SES district and our students don't have much. Its easier for us to provide what we want them to have rather than have someone go without. So we hit up all of the major school sales for paper, pencils, crayons, glue, all of it! For our ds, we haven't gotten a list of his needed supplies yet but will get that next week. Plus, we also all shop for some new school clothes! Not done yet!

Cheryl said...

6. Let us know what your plan to survival is!

My plan to survival? I start prepping for a major freezer cooking session to have dinners set aside for the month of september. I will cook between 10-20 meals next week and freeze them in reheatable containers. Then I can just add a quick side and call it good. We are huge fans of our IPhones for the sheer fact that they sync to our family calendars. We always know whats going on and when. And finally, my biggest help - all bags get packed the night before along with lunches!

Anonymous said...

Great giveaway!
We have 4 kids: 13, 12, almost 5, 6
We homeschool and love it. We will officially start August 19th. I agree with one day at a time, with a lot of planning for a month at a time :-)

Thanks for the giveaway-
artandjen at juno dot com

Anonymous said...

I guess I did not understand to answer each question separately, but we are not done school shopping yet.
artandjen at juno dot com

Christian Frugal Mama said...

Mine kids aren't in school yet, but I plan to homeschool.

Christian Frugal Mama said...

I have 2 kids: 2 years and 7 weeks

Christian Frugal Mama said...

Opps! They are 2 and 7 weeks! :)

Christian Frugal Mama said...

Don't have school yet, but I'd start in August!

Christian Frugal Mama said...

I shopped for my daughter at Marc's for some cool books and coloring books. Finger paint too!

Christian Frugal Mama said...

We're working on the boredom... I hope to get her more involved in age appropriate crafts and games

Christian Frugal Mama said...

I am a follower!

luvtosave said...

1. my daughter does not go to school yet. she's 2 but she will probably go to public school

luvtosave at gmail dot com

luvtosave said...

2. i just have one daughter and another one on the way.

luvtosave at gmail dot com

luvtosave said...

she's 2 years old

luvtosave at gmail dot com

luvtosave said...

i'm a follower

luvtosave at gmail dot com

Marie said...

My son does not go to school yet but when he does he will be in public.

mccataquet(at)comcast(dot)net

Marie said...

I have one son.

mccataquet(at)comcast(dot)net

Marie said...

He is a little over 1 years old.

mccataquet(at)comcast(dot)net

Marie said...

The kids in my neighborhood goes to school the 1st wednesday of september.

mccataquet(at)comcast(dot)net

Kris said...

My daughter is not in school yet, but will likely go to public school.

kristilynngibson(at)gmail(dot)com

Kris said...

I have one daughter.

kristilynngibson(at)gmail(dot)com

Night Owl Mama said...

My kids go to Public school

Night Owl Mama said...

I have 4 children

Night Owl Mama said...

Ages 1,3,8,20

Night Owl Mama said...

School starts Aug 24

Night Owl Mama said...

Nope! I only have a few items on the list vrayons and glue

Night Owl Mama said...

No plan I fly by the seat of my pants

Night Owl Mama said...

I now follow you

Kelly said...

We homeschool!!!

Kelly said...

I have 3 girls. Ages 7, 3, 2

Kelly said...

3 kids

Kelly said...

We will start the first week of Sept.

Kelly said...

I'm done shopping because I don't have to shop!!! hehe

Kelly said...

My survival plan is to try to stay organized and have a great attitude about getting what I can done that day! No stress outs!

mom2boys said...

I have two children and one on the way!

mom2boys said...

They are both boys. Five year old and a Two year old.

mom2boys said...

My son goes to public school. Although I'm considering home school.

mom2boys said...

I'm not even close to being done with school shopping. :)

mom2boys said...

Our school starts the last week of August here.

mom2boys said...

I follow you!

Anne said...

My children go to a public school in MN. I teach 2nd grade at a public school too. We're expecting our 4th child in Nov. Their ages are 7, 5 1/2, 1 and then the newest addition to come! Our school starts after Labor Day every year. We don't really school shop besides for school supplies. As our children need things shoes, clothes etc we get them. We don't make it a point to go out and spend hundreds on clothes when its not necessary and not in our budget! hehe My survival is is just staying positive, laughing every day is something we love to do here! As far as Twitter..I haven't quite understood Twitter. I signed up for it a bit ago but it didn't work and I don't have a cell for to do it that way! Thanks for letting me have the opportunity to join this contest!
Anne Koste
5kostes@gmail.com

Amanda Sikes said...

I homeschool our children

Amanda Sikes said...

I have four children

Amanda Sikes said...

They are ages 7,5,3,and 10 months

Amanda Sikes said...

School will start for us a little already but full curriculum in September.

Amanda Sikes said...

I don't shop for clothes but I do shop for supplies and with starting later this year I haven't gotten it done yet. Waiting for clearance on some stuff.

Amanda Sikes said...

I set a routine and stick to it. (Most of the time). But we are pretty flexible around here. My husband is in the ministry so we must be flexible!

Renee G said...

My kids go to public schools.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(Dot)com

Renee G said...

I have 2 boys.

rsgrandinetti@yahoo(dot)com

Martha said...

mine goes to public school.

spoodles said...

We're schoolin' at home.

spoodles said...

We're schooling at home!

spoodles said...

Sorry about that double post. Google is playing horrible tricks on me. Can't you delete that one for me?

I have 3 kids...right now.

spoodles said...

We started our school this week! So far, so good! My boys are having a blast!`

spoodles said...

What school shopping? We fortunately haven't needed very much, thanks to (literally) years of stockpiling.

spoodles said...

Plan for survival: Prayer.

Martha said...

I only have one child. a little girl.mavans@scottsboro.org

Martha said...

dd is 8.

Martha said...

school starts Monday.mavans@scottsboro.org

Martha said...

School supplies were purchased a while back. we finished up buying clothes and shoes this morning.mavans@scottsboro.org

jdaniel4smom said...

Hopping thru. Please enter JDaniel4smom blog giveaway.

I homeschool

jdaniel4smom said...

I have one.

jdaniel4smom said...

He is one.

jdaniel4smom said...

I loaded up on school supplies to donate thru my chapter of ADK.

Jenny said...

She'll got to private preschool

Jenny said...

She is 2

Jenny said...

I have 2 kidlets!

Jenny said...

School starts the end of August!

amanda said...

mine go to public school
amandaymiller@yahoo.com

amanda said...

i have a son a custedy of a nephew
amandaymiller@yahoo.com

amanda said...

they are 3 and 16
amandaymiller@yahoo.com

amanda said...

school starts aug. 25
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amanda said...

i follow
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jamie said...

My kids go to public school. :)

jamie said...

I have two kids. :)

jamie said...

My oldest is 10 and my youngest is 2. :)

jamie said...

School starts Aug. 19th. Soon!

jamie said...

We are done back to school shopping.

barbara.montyj said...

1. My kids go to public school.

barbara.montyj said...

2. I have 2 children.

barbara.montyj said...

3. Ages 3 1/2 & 5.

barbara.montyj said...

4. School starts 9/3.

barbara.montyj said...

5. We finished shopping for clothes.
We still need to buy school supplies. We go by the list the school gives.

barbara.montyj said...

6. Our best strategy is to have everything ready the night before.

barbara.montyj said...

Tweet!
http://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/3189420226

icefairy said...

Home school for now.

icefairy said...

1 kiddo

icefairy said...

School starts next week.

icefairy said...

I don't do school shopping either.

icefairy said...

Tweeted
http://twitter.com/luckytoddler/status/3190846079

Kristy said...

My kids go to public school, although some days I wish I could homeschool them!

jellibeenz1978@hotmail.com

Kristy said...

I have 2 kids, ages 10 and 6! They keep my busy, lol!

jellibeenz1978@hotmail.com

Kristy said...

Our school starts Aug. 25th and ends June 6th! I'm thankful we don't have year round school, I feel kids need a break, but I'm always happy when they go back, lol!

Kristy said...

My school shopping is 1/2 done, I keep searching for deals every week. Pretty good so far, I haven't spend nearly as much as I thought I would!

jellibeenz1978@hotmail.com

Kristy said...

Our plan to survival is to take it one day at a time! Years ago, I wanted to plan every minute of every day. Now, I let the days go unplanned most days, and I'm less stressed out doing that.

jellibeenz1978@hotmail.com

Kristy said...

Follower
jellibeenz1978@hotmail.com

Kristy said...

Tweeted-
http://twitter.com/jellibeenz1978/status/3191270481

jellibeenz1978@hotmail.com

heather said...

My kids go to public school.

heather said...

Two boys ages 8 and 6(on the 12th)

heather said...

School starts the 10th for my kids. My husband teaches in a different district and they start the 17th.

heather said...

School shopping finished until the fall clothes chow up on clearance and in our local thrift stores. I am a bit of a school supply junkie and stocked up at the sales. I got what the kids needed plus extra to have at home for homework time and to replenish their supplies through the year plus some to give to some kids in our youth group who need supplies and some for stocking stuffers for my boys who love to do arts and crafts projects.

heather said...

I follow and love your blog!

Mary said...

1. Do your kids go to Public, Private, or Home School?

I homeschool my sons.

mfalcon13@hotmail.com

Mary said...

2. How many kiddos do you have?

I have 2 sons and a daughter on the way (in 2 1/2 weeks!).

mfalcon13@hotmail.com

Mary said...

3. What are their ages?

My sons are 6 & 4 1/2. Daughter is due in 19 days.

mfalcon13@hotmail.com

Mary said...

4. When does your school start?

We homeschool year-round, although I'll be taking a week off when I have the baby.

mfalcon13@hotmail.com

Mary said...

5. Is your school shopping done and What do you shop for?

I bought several workbooks and some clothing...not sure if I'm done quite yet.

mfalcon13@hotmail.com

Mary said...

6. Let us know what your plan to survival is!

Take one day at a time and don't sweat the small stuff.

mfalcon13@hotmail.com

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