Saturday, August 1, 2015

SitSpots GIVEAWAY! I'm in LOVE!

If you've been following us on Periscope...then you KNOW "I got 99 problems and my rug is one!!!"  We had to pack up EVERYTHING...and I mean EH-VUH-REE-THANG in our rooms at the end of the year.  Our entire school had all the carpet ripped up and shiny new white tile installed in its place. 
Great, right?  Everything's all sparkly and clean.  Except I had a major RUG drama going on.  Our old Lakeshore "spot for everybody" rug was on it's last leg.  I mean, a rug can only be barfed on, peed on, drawn on, and tooted on so many times before it dies a slow and ugly death!!!! ;)
It was past the point of no return.  And alas, the drama didn't end there.  Those bad boys cost upwards of $400 and the funds are just NOT THERE for everyone in our school to get a new rug.  So our sweet admin team found a way to allot each of us a smaller sum to purchase a rug or a class set of carpet tiles that can be carted all over the place and used for a ton of purposes.
I ended up choosing the carpet squares, but that still left me with my RUG DRAMA.  Don't even think those carpet squares can be carted to the front of the room and placed in ANY sort of order that wouldn't tear my nerves slap to pieces.  I mean...the thought of that just makes my stomach twist into knots.  I'm far too OCD in that regard.  I agree with Kristin at The Teeny Tiny Teacher when she said,
 
"I never did anything except say to my kids over and over and over again . . . Where's your spot?  Which row are you on?  Wait.  I am supposed to have five rows.  It looks like we have six and a half and a couple of islands and possibly a peninsula.  What's going on here?  Last row -- scoot up and join us, I can hardly see you back there!  First row -- scoot back, you're practically on top of me and I cannot breathe For The Love Of Pete Can Everyone Just Sit Where I Assigned Them?!"  

That woman cracks me up y'all!  I totally envision the carpet squares ending up this way when I tell the kids to bring them in.  SOOOO... to solve the rug dilemma...I bought my OWN 8x12 rug from Lowe's for $72 bucks.  Now the tag said it was "charcoal", but once I got it in my room it said "black".  To be honest, I am feeling some serious love for it, but I already know that my teaching partner is going to beat me.  Beat me, I tell you.  My brand new rug is not so good at hiding stuff, what with it being "black - supposed to be charcoal" and all.  I bought a Shark vacuum cleaner to solve that.  Now that woman can vacuum to her heart's content and fall in love with the rug too. But...I digress!!!

So how did I solve the whole "island, peninsula, what kinda order is this"seating dilemma?  I bought SitSpots.   I did y'all!  I really did.  And I swear I believe in my heart that it may just be the best $55 dollars I have ever spent.
They look SO bright and happy on my rug.  EVERYBODY has a spot and this OCD teacher is happy for some order!  AND the best part is the rug and spots came in at just $135 total!  Way better than $400+.  And to be honest, I think it's WAAAAY cuter.  No offense to my old rug, this one just matches my class decor perfectly.  And did I mention I can wash those SitSpots and keep that rug looking beautiful! And did I also mention that this suckers stay put.  You can vacuum right over them with no worries, and you KNOW that will make my teaching partner very happy.  And did I also also mention that they come in all sorts of bright colors and even other shapes like stars and hearts and fish, oh my!  People...it's my JAM!  I am one happy girl!  Now...let's just hope none of my sweet new babies even CONSIDER pulling up 1 of my SPOTS!
And do you remember when I said it was the best $55 I have ever spent?  Well...here's YOUR CHANCE for it to be the BEST $50 you DON'T have to spend!  That's right!  You get a chance to win $50 in SitSpots for FREE!  I know, right!!!!
I emailed Joyce over at SitSpots to see if they had any coupon codes going on right now that I could offer to you all.  And that sweet woman, well she did even better.  She said "How about you give a $50 SitSpots gift card code away to a reader!"  And I was all like "Woman, I love you!  Sit Spots are my new JAM and now I get to share them with a bloggy friend". (Or something along those lines...I was so excited who knows what I emailed her!)  It was a happy moment I tell you!
a Rafflecopter giveaway 
The giveaway will end Wednesday!  Come Thursday morning...you might just be the new proud owner of some glorious SitSpots!!!  Good luck!

85 comments:

  1. I would line my outer edge of my 20 square rug with 5 sitspots to make room for my amount of students. I also use my back doors to line up to go home and it gets so jammed up with kids that I would use the sit spots as a direction for kids to follow.

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  2. I would love to win the giveaway because my rug is solid beige and I would love to make it pretty while adding a spot for each child. :)

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  3. I used to tape die cuts to my carpet. Very time consuming! Sit spots are easy to put down and I can mix the kids up easily! But my sit spots are looking pretty ragged so I need new ones!

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    1. I'm so glad glad to be done with the days of tape!!!

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  4. I saw these in action at it each, but worth no funds to spend. I was lucky to be there! ;) I would love a set of these!

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  5. I saw these in action at it each, but worth no funds to spend. I was lucky to be there! ;) I would love a set of these!

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  6. I saw these in action at it each, but worth no funds to spend. I was lucky to be there! ;) I would love a set of these!

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  7. These sit spots seem like a fantastic idea!!

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  8. I would use these in my 4K classroom-either for lining up or during story time.

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    1. I need some for lining up too!! Great idea!

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  9. I would use them for storytime. Or for reading centers. So cute!

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  10. I would use it for my floor space so kids are evenly spaced out when they come to the learning rug area

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  11. I would use the shapes with numbers for my students "learning spots" and I'd also love a set to make a walking path to teach my students how I'd like them to move around in the classroom!

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  12. I'm a first year teacher, preparing to purchase Sit Spots for my first graders' gathering space. I'd love to WIN these!

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    1. This would be perfect for a brand new teacher! Good luck!!!

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  13. Wow! so cute on your "charcoal" rug. Also would look great on my "blue" grey rug.

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    1. These would look fabulous on blue "gray"! ;)

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  14. I would use them as student spots on the carpet and an alphabet game.

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  15. I would use them as line spots and for games!

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    1. I wish I would have bought some for my line!

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  16. Y'all are too cute! We need a Meat N Greet trip soon Cristy!

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  17. How could I use Sit Spots? Well, for starters, I would use them as buddy spots for games or buddy reading and in place of my rugs that keep shifting (causing everyone to trip). I also saw another teacher use a line spot to creating a waiting spot if a students needs to talk to her while she is working with other students and to keep students from going behind her table/desk.

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    1. Oh my gosh...I am so doing that! I love the spots to wait behind my desk but not in my space! Best idea ever!

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  18. My 30 kiddos and I would love to have sit spots in our room! We would love to have a spot for each student on the carpet so they have a space they feel is their own!

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  19. My alphabet rug has seen better days. I would like to get rid of it and use the Sit Spots. I have indoor/outdoor carpeting on half of my classroom floor but it is not too colorful. I could use the Sit Spots to provide a pop of color to the carpet so my 30 K kiddies will have their own little spot.

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    1. You know I totally get the "seen better days" rug! Good luck!

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  20. My IKEA rug is flipping up at every corner! I would ditch the rug and use sit spots on the carpet! I could even use them around the room to show each child's reading spot.

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  21. My classroom currently has no rug. No rainbow rug =( . The Sit Spots would be a life saver. I could use them to teach spacial awareness. Also, it would be nice to have a designated area the read and teach my students.

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    1. No rug!!! Sitspots would solve that dilemma for sure!

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  22. My classroom currently has no rug. No rainbow rug =( . The Sit Spots would be a life saver. I could use them to teach spacial awareness. Also, it would be nice to have a designated area the read and teach my students.

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  23. I would love to use sit spots for my Daily 5 seats :)

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  24. I want to use sit spots for lining up in the classroom!

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  25. I usually make and tape and tape and tape and...well you get it, laminated symbols on my carpet, this would solve that forever taping problem. I would LOVE sit spots. I only have the little apple freebie that works like a charm. I would just love more!!!! Thanks so much and they will be my jam also.

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    1. That taping thing gets old in a hurry! Did you know you can throw these babies in the washer and they're just like new!!!

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  26. I would use them for learning spots, also to define areas for our games for my visual students.

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    1. That's a great plan for keeping group work managed!

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  27. Much like you, my classroom has no rug and the funds are just not there to purchase a few hundred dollar rug. These would be perfect for a teacher-friendly budget!

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    1. Amen!!!! I was able to grab 28 for just a little over $50!

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  28. I have very icky carpet and no rug to cover the ickiness! I just received a sit spot sample in the mail and would love these for my class!

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  29. I want to use sit spots to mark line up spots and to designate spots for circle time! I have been wanting them for a while - it would be so great to win them!

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    1. I had been drooling from afar for a while myself! So glad I finally broke down!!!

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  30. I would love to win the sit spots . I have a small classroom and they would be great to define my circle time.

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  31. Love finding new blogs... love the Sit Spots ... got my sample in and now just debating what colors to order

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    1. So many choices! Good luck picking yours out!

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  32. I love my sit spots! I already ordered some for this year but would live to win these for my friend Amanda who teaches 1st grade!

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    1. What a super sweet friend!!! Share the love!

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  33. I would love to use these for line up and/or ind. reading spots!

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  34. Sit Spots would help to define spaces for my special needs kiddos! They need to know where they should be and tape just isn't getting the job done! Fun, colorful and so useful.

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  35. Would love to use Sit Spots to define where my kids stand in line. Also to put sight words on to practice,

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  36. I just received my order of SitSpots! I cannot wait for my firsties to use them! If I won the gift certificate, I would hand it over to my teaching partner and first-year teacher!

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    1. Dang yall are just the sweetest folks! Your teacher friends are lucky to have you!

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  37. I have had my eye on SitSpots for a long time now. I would use SitSpots to help define where my students can sit during reading/circle time. They are an amazing product and they would be well loved in my classroom . -Cassie L.

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    1. I totally get ya! I've been eyeing these bad boys for over a year!!!

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  38. The owl rug that I had used was damaged last year, so I need something new! I'd use them for our group time, for lining up, during Daily 5... the list goes on and on! I would absolutely love to win these!

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    1. I know, right? There are a million uses for these things!

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  39. I would use the SitSpots to mark everyone's space in group. My room is carpeted and another rug for sitting on would just take up space. I love these nifty things!

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    1. Space saver for sure and you can move them around when you're ready!

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  40. I totally need to replace some of my spots (attack of the crayons!) and would love some more to do fun things with!

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  41. Those pesky crayons!! ;) I am loving all the comments because I have like 10 new things I need more of them for!

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  42. I would use them on the carpet in our large group area for each child's spot to sit.

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  43. I want to use Sit Spots on the entry carpet by my door to help my kinders line up. I plan to number them so the kids know exactly where to go; less time, less confusion!

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  44. I iwould use them to help with lining up. These look awesome!

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  45. I would use them to create a sitting area for calendar and smart board work. My room is too small to have a large rug. These would be beneficial to my students who have special needs because I can adjust the size of their area.

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  47. I would use Sit Spots to define the area in which each child can sit every time we gather at the carpet. I would also use them to define space in which they can work in some centers.

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