Good News, Bad News, an Apology and a Giveaway!

I spent the weekend at a Living Proof Live simulcast with Beth Moore and Travis Cottrell. It was amazing. I learned so much, had an incredible time with my sweet sister Jennie and my cup was overflowing with the incredible worship experience we had. She is coming to Atlanta in May and I'm not sure I can wait that long! :)

I am renewed and ready to take on a new week.

And then, this guy happened.

Meet Charlie. In a book tub.
Charlie loves to sit with me while I work at our dining room table. Loves it. But he doesn't love it when I move papers around. Tonight, he got a little spooked and knocked my school laptop off the table. The casing is cracked pretty badly, but it is working (obviously - I'm using it right now) for the moment. I've already emailed our media specialist and asked her to put in a work order. Sad face.

And then, I heard Beth's voice in my head - "Shalom, girl!" And so I will shalom. :)

I do want to take a minute and apologize to anyone who tried to download the Procedures freebie I posted last week. Somehow, I managed to upload the wrong file to TpT. As soon as I finish writing this post, I am going to replace the file with the right one. I had no idea until someone left a snarky comment.

Sweet friends, if you have a problem downloading something or the file doesn't look quite right, please let the seller know via the questions section for that product. We make mistakes. We are human. We want you to be happy with your purchase or freebie. Let us know in a question that you have a concern before you mark someone's product down. Give us the chance to make it right. Shalom, right?

How about some random shopping fun and a giveaway?

Kohl's recently contacted me and asked me to tell you about their new back to school section. It's designed to help you get more for less! Love it!

Click the picture to go directly to Kohl's BTS section!
They are also offering my readers an exclusive 10% off code that you can use in addition to one other department specific code so you can stack your savings! Use the code UBLOGTEN until October 24th to snag your savings. 

Now for a giveaway!

Many of you know I love, love, love working with the Drama Club at my school. We spent nine months last year putting together a 90 minute production of Charlotte's Web and this year we'll be working on Snow White and the 7 Dwarves of the Black Forest.

Another one of my favorite places, Macy's, wrote to me last week to let me know about a new program they are providing to schools and teachers - for FREE!

"Yes, Virginia: The Musical" is based on the true story of Virginia O'Hanlon who wrote to the New York Sun in 1897 asking if Santa was real. The editor's famous response began, "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus," and has continued to inspire people since its publication.

If you visit  YesVirginiaMusical.com you'll be able to download the script and select songs for your production. You'll also be able to view videos featuring celebrities and theater experts to spark ideas of your own and access everything else you need for a spectacular show.

As part of its commitment to arts education, Macy’s will award $1,000 grants to 100 eligible schools nationwide to support their productions of the show! AND, in connection to the musical, they are offering one of my readers a $20 gift card! 

Here are the rules:

1. Follow Third Grade Bookworm (easy peasy)

2. Visit YesVirginiaMusical.com and read over the script. Tell me how you would use the $1000 grant to make this come to life in your school. Leave your ideas in the comment section below WITH your email address so I can connect it to the Rafflecopter. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

That's it peeps! I hope you have a wonderful week!

Don't forget to go back to the Procedures Freebie and re-download it if it's something you want. So sorry for the mix-up! :) 


  1. I also have a cat named Charlie. He is a MESS! :)

    Second Grade Math Maniac

  2. I know what you mean about sending feedback or asking a question rather than marking a product down. I wish that some people would tell me why some of my products are receiving a lower score so that I can help to make things clearer for them. But nobody seems to mention anything. I'm with ya on that girlfriend..we are all human and make mistakes :D Have a great week!

  3. I follow you in GFC as Mami2jcn but I entered on the rafflecopter as Mary Happymommy.

    I would invest in 1890s costumes for the kids.

  4. Your cat looks a lot like my cat, except with two eyes. :) Sounds like something mine would do, he's easily spooked as well. Sorry to hear about the laptop!
    I agree with the markdowns. If something is wrong with my product, I want to know! Help me help you, right?
    Good luck with the work order!
    Mrs. Castro's Class

  5. Your cat is cracking me up! Watching the video of Yes, Virginia made me want to start a drama club at my school! How fun!

    I would definitely get some period costumes. The kids would love them!

    Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher