Back to School You Tube Party and Giveaway!! - Simply Skilled in Second

Back to School You Tube Party and Giveaway!!


I am SERIOUSLY excited (and a little bit nervous) about this post. 

You see, my blogging friends and I at the Primary Chalkboard wanted to do something BIG for back to school for you.

BIG I'm talking, BIG.

We decided to throw a party. Here is a hint.


It is a YouTube Partaaaaay! We are here sharing lots of tips -- organizational, DIY, helpful ideas-- lots of things you can do RIGHT NOW to make your back to school a little easier!

Would anyone like a....

$100 Amazon Gift Card
$100 TeachersPayTeachers Gift Card
A fabulous Michael Kors bag (you know, the one you want but can't justify spending the money for)?

I thought so.

So what do you need to do?

Did you see that?

You can EVEN gain EXTRA entries in the giveaway by watching our videos and entering our SECRET WORDS into the Rafflecopter (but I know you were going to do that anyway, so... 2 birds, 1 stone).

We will be linking up 5 new videos every day this week... so you can come back, watch, and enter every day!

Here goes.... Here is my Video Teacher Tip.. Just for you.. Please don't laugh..I beg of you!  :)

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  1. I love that idea! We don't generally have a class list to be able to do this ahead of time, but I agree it is so important to get those connections started as soon as you can in the school year. PS - nothing corny about your video - just kindness and passion for your calling as a teacher shinning through! :)

  2. Love the video idea. Unfortunately we get only our kids names on list, no email or mailing address records until first full week of school. We start of two days, on temporary copies for office.

  3. Super cute idea! I bet the families LOVE it:) I didn't know you have twin 13 year old boys! My oldest son is also 13. I love the You Tube video clips!

    The Resourceful Apple

  4. Great idea! I love your super warm smiles too!

  5. Anna - I LOVE this idea! I use remind 101 and my parents love that but this would be the icing on the cake. I think I will give it a try this year if I can get it together in time. xoxo
    Teaching and Much Moore

  6. I used to send postcards home in my early days of teaching, but this is so much more 2014! Great tip from a great lady! Thanks.

    Mrs. Rios Teaches

  7. I LOVE that you make a video for the students to see! What a fantastic idea! Thanks so much for sharing. :)

  8. What a great idea, Anna! I know your kiddos love seeing your sweet face!! Thanks for sharing!
    Peace, Love, and First Grade

  9. Think I am going to do this this year!! It is always nice to be a name to a voice and a video, too!! So cute! Love!

    First Grade and Flip Flops

  10. What a great way for students and parents to get to know you :) Love it!!

  11. OMG! I LOVE this idea!!! Brilliant Anna! :)

  12. Such a wonderful way to reduce the anxiety of the first day of school! I would have loved that when I was a kid too. Thank you Anna! :-)

  13. In. Serious. Love.
    Am starting at a new school this year and am sooooo doing this!!! :)

  14. What a WONDERFUL idea! I love how personal a video would be for parents and students. What a great way to start off the year! Thanks for sharing!


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