Secret Pals

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  1. Upsadaisy

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    It is good of you (and your helper) to do this. How fun.
     
  2. swansong1

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    Count me in, too!
     
  3. Schyler

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    I would love to be a part of this! Thanks!
     
  4. ABall

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    I was just wondering how things are going on this, I was wondering why a whole nother website was mentioned, couldn't we just set up 2 threads in chit chat...... one for thank yous and one for general chit chat, questions etc..... anyway, I would think that one person would take all the names addresses and then divide that group in half with the second modorator, (all things going with PM or a "throwaway e-mail") then each person would pair up their half, I'll sign up when I know more about how it REALLY is going. sorry for so much imput on my side.
     
  5. Upsadaisy

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    I've already been contacted by one of the organizers, so I think it is going just fine.
     
  6. StickyNotes

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    Thanks so much to specialpreskoo who is going to help with this project! I will be giving her a list of half of the names on August 1st (when we are taking participants until) and we will split up each of our list of names and pair people up. Thanks again for offering! It helps!
     
  7. daysy_may

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    Ok, count me in as well.
     
  8. tiggerteacher

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    i would love to join!
     
  9. Miss_J

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    I would love to do this too!!

    What fun!
     
  10. Upsadaisy

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    It will take a bit of the stress of back-to-school away!
     
  11. StickyNotes

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    Last call to join Secret Pals!
     
  12. MrsC

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    Yikes, I almost missed out--hope I'm not to late to be included!
     
  13. StickyNotes

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    Alright everyone-it's August 1st so we are done taking participants for Secret Pals. Special Preskoo and I will be dividing up the list and pairing up participants in the next couple of days. We hope to have your secret pal name and information about them sent to you via PM by Monday, August 6th
    Here is a list of participants:
    teachingmomof4
    devama
    cassie753
    missag
    southernteach
    hescollin
    msb0803
    peachieteachie
    teachinhicks
    missy
    ottermom
    upsadaisy
    cheer
    uclalum
    2bcharged
    beckysuek
    schyler
    papayamist
    daysy_may
    missamy
    tiggerteacher
    miss_j
    katenar
    beezus
    chevygirl97 (waiting on questionnaire)


    I will update this if for some reason I don't get questionnaire's back or if I do get questionnaire's back :)

    More details to follow...
     
  14. StickyNotes

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    Hi everyone! SpecialPreskoo and I split up the list of participants. I will be sending out PM's tomorrow to those on my participant list and giving them their Secret Pal's name and some info about them. If you don't receive a PM from me that means that you are on SpecialPreskoo's list and she'll be sending you your Secret Pal's name in the next couple of days!

    Feel free to get started showering your secret pal with warm fuzzies as a lot of us are starting school in the next couple of weeks/days and could use the encouragement.

    If you have any questions or want to ask your secret pal a more specific question, PM me and I can ask them and get back to you.

    I am going to set up a thread in "Teacher Time Out" tomorrow so that we can chat about our secret pal experiences.

    Enjoy!
     
  15. uclalum

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    Thanks again, Papaya!
     
  16. Lotte

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    We often do Secret friends in school.
    Each child gets one secret friend to whom they should be nice for a whole week. At the end of the week, we see if they could guess who their secret friends were and how they could tell.
    --Secret friends may not buy or give anything to eachother (That's not the kind of friendship we want to promote. They may do any acts of kindness that do not include money.). However we say that sometimes it is allowed to write a nice letter or give a nice drawing to the person you are secret friends with.
     
  17. hescollin

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    I'm anxious for tomorrow and the fun to roll. Lotte, I like your Secret friends at school, great idea.
     
  18. Butler's Bunch

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    Me too!!!!!! :)
     
  19. Missy

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    I can't wait to get started!
     
  20. Lotte

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    Glad to hear :)

    The kids seem to love it. It is amazing to see how in the beginning most of the kids can't guess who their secret friend is because their friend didn't know what to do to be good friends, but there is always one or two who did a good job and then we talk about what they did. (Helped out, asked to play with, carried books, picked first etc..) After a couple of weeks most of the kids do a good job and the kids end up saying things like "I don't know who my secret friend is because everybody has been nice to me.." (This happens more often after I give them a new rule after a while: It is allowed to "trick" other students into believeing that you are their secret friend, by being kind to them in addition to your real secret friend..) This usually especially interests the boys who like to play tricks on people.

    When everybody is good friends with eachother, we do fun stuff together, like watch a movie or have a popcorn party just becuase "friends rule!" or they are the friendliest class in school.
     
  21. ABall

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    Oh, I missed out. I hope every one has fun. (If any one needs a "lil' helper" feel free to PM me)
     
  22. becky

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    Lol- Amy you're in so much already!! You would be a fine Secret Pal, though.
     
  23. SpecialPreskoo

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    OK... I sent out PM's to the people on my list to match up...

    Teachingmomof4
    devama
    cassie753
    Southernteach
    msb0803
    peachieteachie
    teachinhicks
    missy
    ottermom
    upsadaisy
    cheer
    missag

    CHECK YOUR PM BOXES!!! Let me know you got your "pal"!

    Lori
     
  24. clarnet73

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    OK, this is what I get for being MIA... I miss out on fun stuff like this. ;)

    I'd love to participate if there are others joining late :)

    And if not, well, it's my own fault, lol.
     
  25. sdj284

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    I need to check out more forums!!! I would love to do this if you add a few more people. Sorry for being late. If not I still think its cool. It sounds fun.
     
  26. Upsadaisy

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    Oh, yes, I got my pal.
     
  27. Amers

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    How did I miss this thread?? :( Ah, well, maybe next time.....
     
  28. clarnet73

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    I got the questionnaire and filled it out, but haven't been assigned yet ;)
     
  29. StickyNotes

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    clarnet I have you matched up, just waiting for the questionnaire to come back from one person. I will send ASAP
     
  30. Schyler

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    Hi Papayamist (and those helping),

    Could you please post the "parameters" to our Secret Pal thing? I can't find the thread that suggested what all we send to one another and when. Thanks so much!
     
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    WOW! That was fast. Thanks Papayamist!
     
  33. clarnet73

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    great, thanks. I'm excited to get started ;)
     
  34. StickyNotes

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    Update on participants (I will edit this as more arrive. If somehow I forgot your name and you've sent me your questionnaire back please let me know)

    1. teachingmomof4
    2. devama
    3. southernteach
    4. cheer
    5. msb0803
    6. cassie753
    7. peachieteachie
    8. upsadaisy
    9. mnteacher
    10. missy
    11. ottermom
    12. missag
    13. wldywall
    14. katenar
    15. lyquidphyre
    16. missamy
    17. daysy_may
    18. beezus
    19. schyler
    20. tiggerteacher
    21. 2bcharged
    22. uclalum
    23. mrsc
    24. papayamist
    25. loves2teach
    26. hescollin
    27. mamacita
    28. miss_j
    29. bandnerdtx
    30. aball
    31. christyf
    32. clarnet73
    33. amers
    34. sdj284
    35. missfrizzle
    36. teachertime
    37. kinderteach3
    38. txteach2b
    39. silverspoon65
    40. sharon122
    41. kabd54
    42. elizak83
    43. dizzykates
    44. ponypal
    45. teacherfourth
    46. klily21
    47. dzenna
     
  35. teachertime

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    i just signed up for this site this year, last week. Is it too late for me to be in the secret pals?
     
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    I sent out a surprise just a few days ago... I hope my pal likes it.:)
     
  37. sdj284

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    I hope my pal likes her stuff... I had fun getting things for it.
     
  38. Amers

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    I just bought a few things for my pal too. It was fun shopping.
     
  39. beanie

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    bugger for me living in Australia - this sounds like fun!
     
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    I've been 'collecting' little thises and thats ever since I got my Pal's name. This will be so much FUN! I'll be mailing my first package in a few days. . . .
     

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