Thank A Teacher ~ Library in a Box Giveaway

disclosureWhen I think about school, beyond the friendships, I am thankful for what I learned.  So much of my schooling involved basics ~ the good old reading, writing and arithmetic.  I went to private, Catholic Schools, and while the teachers could be firm I always learned and learned well.  When I found myself a single parent it was the weekly spelling tests, Latin root word memorization and vocabulary classes that formed the very strong foundation for me to become a medical transcriptionist so that I could stay home with my children.  My grammar skills and attention to detail landed me my first office job and my math skills and ability to do complex math problems in my head helped me to get one promotion after another until I became the Director of Client Services for the company where I was employed.  It was all of those basic skill sets that helped me to not panic, to realize that I could and would figure things out, and that I had what it took to succeed during a very scary time in my life.  The foundation that my grade school teachers laid and that my high school teachers built upon are still with me today and I will always remember how much some of those teachers sacrificed to teach and to do it so very well.  

FedEX-TFA_banner_720x234A good education is a gift beyond measure and FedEx One Rate Countless Possibilities Through Education is a campaign all about encouraging education and giving that gift.  You can help support a school by voting on teacher-submitted videos at  FedEx Countless Possibilities.  The GRAND PRIZE winning school will receive $25,000.00.  Can you imagine the impact that would have for the better?


FedEx One Rate  is a great way to spread Holiday Cheer and to Help Support Education.  You can pack up a box, fill it to the brim, ship it for One Rate AND give at the same time.  For every FedEx One Rate shipment you make now through December 23rd, FedEx will donate $1 to Teach For America.  You can send Aunt Clara a box full of goodies and share the Countless Possibilities of Education at the same time.  After you ship your box you can come home and Tweet Aunt Clara to let her know her gift is on its way, tell her on Facebook or just share your Education Experience and add the hashtag #CountlessPossibilities and FedEx will donate another $1 to Teach For America, up to $300,00.00.  How awesome is that?  There's also a chance for you to win a "Library in a Box" prize pack for yourself and another for a teacher you nominate in your community.   The prize pack includes:  Top 5 Best-Selling Books from Amazon for kids at the grade level (for teacher packs) and kids age (for parent packs), $50 Amazon gift card, Book plate stickers or a book plate stamp from Etsy and a Letter from FedEx/Countless Possibilities.  

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  1. I think my first graders teacher. She had made this year so wonderful for my son.

  2. JoeyfromSC says:

    I would nominate my Godson's teacher! She is a great teacher & really is deserving of this honor..She does so much for her classroom and buys supplies from her own pocket!

    Thanks for the chance to brighten her Christmas!

  3. Thank you so much for the opportunity!

  4. What a great way to show appreciation for our Teachers. They do so much for our future generations and shoud get the credit they deserve. So, Kudos to you for this giveaway!

  5. Fabulous giveaway! Teachers rock!! Great post Mary Beth!

  6. I would love to see my son's 3rd grade teacher receive this "gift." She has so much patience with all of the different personalities in the classroom. In addition, she has had some personal obstacles this year, but always responded that the kids helped her to keep her mind off of it.

  7. Rachel @ {i love} my disorganized life says:

    If I won I would give this to my son's teacher advocate, Mrs. Chism. She is also his reading and language arts teacher. My son has a hard time focusing and getting organized {gee, I wonder where he gets it from}. She has gone above and beyond in an effort to help him. She is awesome!

  8. My son's third grade teacher would be a wonderful recipient for this gift.

  9. Pauline Molinari says:

    What a great giveaway! My daughter's 4th grade teacher who made such an impression on her would get the prize pack.

  10. Randi - Dukes and Duchesses says:

    My twins' second grade teacher would receive the box. She's such a loving, sweet lady and always looks for ways to push my kids and help them learn!

  11. As a former art teacher....let me be the first to THANK YOU for thinking of teachers!!!
    I have a very special first year teacher in mind. As many know the first year is the most difficult since teachers have not had the 'time' to build their supply of 'extras' for the classroom.

  12. Paula@SweetPea says:

    If I won, I'd give the books to one of the reading teachers at my school.

  13. Jessie C. says:

    I would like to give a library in box to DD's teacher in our community. She is the most kind and patient one, so good to all kids.

  14. Derek Cormier says:

    This is great it will make a big impact on a school

  15. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    My friend Jen who is a first grade teacher deserves this because she loves her job, her kids and is really good at it.

  16. I would this to my son's teacher is nice and supportive

  17. Jessica Beard says:

    My mom is a teacher and so deserves this. She spends a lot of money out of her own pocket to help kids in need. I would love to give this to her!

  18. Thomas Murphy says:

    I would give it to my sons 1st grade teacher because she really cares about the kids.

  19. Bonnie @ Uncommon Designs says:

    What a fabulous idea! I would have to say my daughter's 5 th grade teacher. She really shared her love of books and reading to her class and had them all enthralled with the stories!

  20. Mary Happymommy says:

    My son's kindergarten teacher is deserving because she's sweet and loves her students.

  21. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    My 5th Grade Teacher Mrs. Lord, Who Still Teaches Deserves This Because She Is Passionate About Giving To Others And Is A Great Teacher!

  22. Wild Orchid says:

    My son’s preschool teacher. She is so caring and positive, and I would love to do something to show my appreciation.
    Entered the rafflecopter as “Wild orchid”
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  23. Allison Downes says:

    My English teacher from high school who still teaches because she is very sweet and she always goes out of her way to help students.

    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

  24. Tough call! Probably my daughter's 2nd grade teacher!

  25. Tabathia B says:

    My daughter's former 5th grade teacher because she encouraged her love of reading and made learning fun

  26. Bridget Heiple Reich says:

    I would send the box of books to my daughter's 1st grade teacher. My daughter struggles with reading, but her teacher is always very patient with her!

  27. Jennifer Marie says:

    I would nominate my sons fist grade teacher. She is trying to work with my son even though he is a bit hyper.

  28. I would nominate my son's teacher!

  29. I’d give it to my Mother who’s been a grade school teacher (mostly 1st grade) for over 25 yrs and is still going strong..she’s loved by her students and is a dedicated, amazing, teacher who loves her job.

  30. courtney b says:

    my stepson's math teacher is amazing!

  31. My son's prek teacher. She works so hard and loves the kids! She is so patient and my son has learned so much!

  32. amy pugmire says:

    My daughters teacher is so great! She goes out of the way to help each and everyone of her students.

  33. Sonya Morris says:

    The math teacher at my daughter's middle school.

  34. My sister teaches Kindergarten in a very low income district in Ohio. She spends so much of her own personal money (like every other teacher does) on things for her class. I think winning this would be AWESOME for the kids in her class.

  35. Beverly {Flamingo Toes} says:

    This is so great! My sister is a Kindergarten teacher and I know she would love this for her classroom!

  36. Victoria Sturdevant says:

    I'm on my third school year of volunteering for a first grade teacher, Mrs. West. She is a wonderful teacher and gives much from her own resources to her students.

  37. Melanie Montgomery says:

    My cousin Casey, because she cares so much about her students

  38. My mother Ms. Coleman, has been teaching at the same school in the same grade for the last 25 yrs. She cares about her students and providing them with the best school experience possible.

  39. Terrie N. says:

    It would be my grandsons passed teacher Mrs Amber, she has made such a difference with all her students !

  40. Andria Broom says:

    I would give the Library in a Box to my dad. He is a elementary special education teacher. He loves his students and works around the clock for them. I am so inspired to finish my special ed degree because of his devotion to his students. I would love to win this for myself to get my library started just in time to graduate and have my first class!

  41. Julia @ It's Always Ruetten says:

    My roommate from back in my college days is an outstanding fifth grade teacher in the Des Moines Public School District. She does so much for her students, taker her work so incredibly seriously, and truly loves her job. I would love to pass along such a fabulous gift to such an amazing teacher!

  42. tiffany harrison says:

    I'd nominate my son's kindergarten teacher! He has gone from a shy, timid little boy walking through the school doors, to a confident boy who loves school & his amazing teacher! She's always planning fun activities to coincide with their lessons, and makes sure the kids are all happy.

  43. Brenda Burgess says:

    Debbie Rankins - She is a splendid Teacher