Sharpen for a Cause - Another Classroom Friendly Pencil Sharpener Giveaway!

As you are reading this, I am most likely sitting in class with my students on the first day of school.  
It's going to be a learning year for me, like I probably haven't had since my first year of teaching.  This year I am switching grade levels and taking the jump into a new program.  Each grade level in our class will have an accelerated model (ALM) classroom.  I will be the teacher for the second grade one.

I am excited, overwhelmed, motivated and inspired.  

But now onto the fun (and not so fun) stuff!

Recently, I was fortunate enough to have a giveaway for one of those amazing Classroom Friendly Pencil Sharpeners.  Well, guess what?!?!!?  We're having ANOTHER one!  Woooo-hoooo!!!!

I must admit I am a wee bit jealous of this pink one!

You may, or may not know this about me, but I am one lucky girl.  When my son was in preschool, I was diagnosed with breast cancer.  I am one of the lucky ones...I am here today.  Facing the fears of cancer is a difficult process.  Fortunately for me I had the most absolutely amazing people surrounding me and my sweet son through this ordeal.  

I had the, chemo and radiation.  Lost my hair, but tried really hard never to lose my sense of humor.  I learned through all of this that I am tougher than I thought, that I truly do have the most amazing friends and family...I mean A-MAZING!

Plus, I got to
I also discovered that I had the absolutely, positively sweetest son in the whole wide world.  I will never, ever forget the morning that we were sitting at breakfast and my bald head was probably just shining away...that is the morning that my sweet four year old boy put his hand on mine and looked at mean and said, "Mommy, you're beautiful!"  Oh, how I love that boy!!!

This was Cayden just a little bit before I was diagnosed.  I mean, how cute is he?!??!  (OK, I'm biased!)
 Of course during that time was when he discovered that mommies really don't have eyes in the back of their head...because he could see for himself!  LOL!

Anyway, so now you know why when Troy over at Classroom Friendly Supplies asked if I would be interested in giving away one of these fabulous pencil sharpeners, he was met with a resounding YES!  
Not only are these pencil sharpeners simply fabulous, part of the cost of the sharpeners will be donated to fund cancer research.  YIPPPPEEEE!!!
I'm going to get these for some friends at school.  Shhhh!!!  Don't tell!

So, here's your chance to win one.  It's simple.  All you have to do is "like" Classroom Friendly Supplies on Facebook.  You do have to reside in the USA to win.



  1. Your story is so sweet! Thanks for sharing!

  2. That was an amazing story. Thanks so much for sharing. :)

  3. Such a sweet boy you have! So glad you're healthy!

  4. Love little guys they say some amazing things to their mamas! Congratulations on being a SURVIVOR. loved your story!

  5. Your story has brought tears to my eyes. I'm actually waiting to hear news of my own biopsy results. They said I should know in a weeks time. This week was also my birthday and it was kinda hard for me to celebrate it. You have given me inspiration. Thanks for sharing such a story.
    On another note, I would have loved to enter the giveaway, but can't since I reside in Canada. No worries though, I think I have to focus on my results for the time being. :-)

  6. I, too, had the works! Congratulations on being a survivor! It really makes you look at life in a different way. The support from families, friends, and my school class made it much easier to go thru as you know. May your life be filled with much love, health, and blessings. Continuing to count my blessings,

  7. I loved you before, but I love you even more now. I am always so proud to hear stories of women who fight the odds. Proud to be a woman and mother and teacher because I get to ally myself with people like you. thank you for sharing.

    First in Maine

  8. Inspiring story. Thanks for sharing! :)

  9. What an incredible story and what a wonderful son you have.

    Thank you for the giveaway.


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