Friday, August 26, 2011

Ten is Good, Ten is Great!

Today I am happy to share with you a lovely give away. Actually we are going to have a whole year of giveaways!! That's right you heard me correctly. I am very proud to say that Maple Tree is about to enter it's tenth year!

How do you say Thank You?

I have been thinking of this for some time and there are so many parents and children, teachers and well, just amazing people who have either given advice or lent a hand on this amazing journey.

When I started Maple Tree, ten years ago it was with six children in the basement of my house. Those were the days (sigh). Just me and six children working all morning long. I will never forget those days and I am so grateful for that beginning. I have learned a great deal about myself and my teaching style. It is fair the say that children, are the best teachers you can ever have.

So here is the Thank You....there will be ten gifts. One for each month and each year we have been in operation. I will be drawing from the comments section at the bottom of the blog at the end of every month. So if you would like a chance to win you must make a comment. The drawn will be based on all the comments during the month. More comments means more chances to win. When I announce the winner at the end of the month I will also be posting the next giveaway. So be sure to check often!

Our first giveaway is a set of colored pencil pots that you would find on our metal inset shelf. They have been generously provided by one of my suppliers Cabdev Montessori . I have pretty much exclusively bought my classroom materials from Cabdev and I have been very happy with the quality and customer service. Thank you Cabdev for our September giveaway! I have also added from my collection a set of triangular pencils by Maped. As far as I am concerned they are the bees knees for colored pencils and you can purchase them at most art supply shops. Happy September and Happy Back to School!


  1. Great! 10 years Congratulations! the classroom looks awesome, the kids are going to enjoy the space a lot!

  2. Congratulations on your 10th anniversary! What a fun idea. I can't wait to see your new space in person. ): Missing MT already!

    These pencil holders are lovely and I agree, love the Mapeds!

  3. We are all looking forward to next week :)

  4. Congratulations on ten years! The school is lovely and we're very excited for the year ahead.

  5. Thank you for all of your hard work this summer. It looks so beautiful and we feel so lucky that Carter gets to be a big kid this year at Maple Tree. He is very excited to get back to school!