Secret Teacher

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  1. KLSSwimmer

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    Gigi, yes, I think we should set a price limit and a deadline for sending something each month. Maybe a $15.00 price limit and gifts should be sent by the 15th of the month? Just a suggestion.
     
  2. KLSSwimmer

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    I think that this is a good idea!
     
  3. deedee

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    I would love to do it! I live so much closer to a post office now so it will make life easier to get the packages out!
     
  4. teacherfourth

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    now all we need is someone to run it....anytakers
     
  5. TeacherSandra

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    Sounds fun, but I'd like more information too.

    Doing something each month sounds like alot, but, hey, that's just me! :) And I'm not into Halloween so adding a Halloween/Fall might be good. I also like someone's idea about the option of making it personal or school items.

    Maybe, we could put it on the GENERAL EDUCATION folder as well to generate more participants, because honestly I wouldn't have found this thread if I hadn't clicked on the "All Posts" button.
     
  6. Proud2BATeacher

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    It is only once a month for a few months (maybe Oct, Nov., Dec.) TeacherSandra and then a new one will be started.
     
  7. TeacherNY

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    Well, we could do it every other month, say Oct, Dec, Feb, April, June. Last time someone coordinated it on Elfster and it was easy to communicate with your secret pal. It was nice to get a message from them telling you that your package was on its way, or would be delayed, etc.
     
  8. Proud2BATeacher

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    KLSSwimmer has offered to set up Elfster. I've PMed her and as soon as I get a response, I will start up a new thread.
     
  9. Proud2BATeacher

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    Every other month sounds pretty good too, but it won't allow for people who miss the first thread to join in on a second round of SP.
     
  10. TeacherSandra

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    ok; thank you, Proud.
    sounds like a fun project! :)
     
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    sounds like a good deal! :)
    Would you mind also placing the info on this thread so that all the readers here will receive emails; and also starting up a new thread?
    Just a thought.
     
  12. Proud2BATeacher

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    Sure, no problem. I'll just add a link to the new thread once I start it.
     
  13. TeacherSandra

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    :) Thank you; I will be looking forward to it.
     
  14. teacherfourth

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    Cool...this should be fun!!
     
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    I think we should do montly gifts. With Elfster, each person is able to create a wish list of things they would enjoy receiving, but the sender should be allowed to send something else if they like. The 15th would be a difficult deadline for me to meet because I get paid on the 15th. Would it be possible to make due dates somewhere between the 20th and 25th? Or perhaps I can just send a message to my secret buddy some how? This should be fun. Oh, and I think we need to set a spending range rather than just a max or min so everyone knows they are getting about the same as everyone else.
     
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    I am interested. When is this starting?
     
  17. Sheila

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    Count me in! It will be fun!
     
  18. KLSSwimmer

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    Okay, I have set up the exchange. You can register here.

    You must sign up by Friday, October 1, 2010. The exchange will happen on Saturday, October 2nd.

    This is for the months of October, November, and December. Send your secret pal one gift per month. The gifts may either be for your secret pal to use personally or for their classroom. Look at your secret pal's wish list to see what they would like. Gifts should be sent by the 20th of each month, and should range between $15.00-$20.00 Try to stay within the spending limit, and make sure you make a wishlist to give your person some good ideas. This is going to be lots of fun!
     
  19. KLSSwimmer

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    Let me know if there are any questions!
     
  20. SwOcean Gal

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    Quick question- do you sign up and register on elfster using your real name or your username here???? Will we know our buddies username here? I am confused. Never done this before.
     
  21. clarnet73

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    Ocean, you cansign up with either one... there are spaces also where you can put in info, so most of us put our "other" name in there... it's helpful to know which forum personality you're sending to! :)
     
  22. Proud2BATeacher

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    I started a new thread on AtoZ to see if anyone else wants to join.

    http://forums.atozteacherstuff.com/showthread.php?p=1316131#post1316131

    SwOcean Gal, I signed up with my real first name but I think you it's up to you. I usually share my username so that my SP will be able to know who I am and will be able to find my posts on A-Z (to see if I got their gift).
     
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    November could be a fall season/thanksgiving
     
  24. runsw/scissors

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    You can also ask your secret pal what his/her A-Z name is (or anything else) and they can answer on Elfster as well.
     
  25. teacherfourth

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    Sounds like we have lots of people wanting to take part....I can't wait
     
  26. teacherfourth

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    When do we think we will start this?
     
  27. KLSSwimmer

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    The sign-ups end on Friday, and the exchange will happen on Saturday. Gifts must be sent by the 20th, so you should have a gift after that! :)
     
  28. teacherfourth

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    Cool!! I can't wait!
     
  29. SwOcean Gal

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    Yay! I cannot wait either! So exciting! I just signed up!
     
  30. MelissainGA

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    OK am now officially signed up. This is going to be fun. Will be a good stress relief from everything else. Hmmmmm... now what to get my secret pal for Halloween????????
     
  31. Proud2BATeacher

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    I'm not sure if it is too late to sign up, but give it a try!
     
  32. Jem

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    Whoo-hoo-hoo! Got my secret pal this morning. The package is boxed up and ready to go out. I looooove giving gifts!!! ;)
     
  33. TeacherNY

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    I got my pal notification this morning and I already know what I'm going to get her! I can't wait to go shopping.
     
  34. runsw/scissors

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    I've started a small collection of things and ideas as well. I hope my buddy doesn't mind a few surprises that are not on his/her wishlist. I'm going to have fun with this.
     
  35. Rebel1

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    :D
    I haven't read all the replies BUT why not PM someone you'd like to be PALS with and take it from there?
    Rebel1
     
  36. SwOcean Gal

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    I am sooo excited too! I cannot wait to send out some stuff!
     
  37. TeacherNY

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    Just remember to send your pal an anonymous note on Elfster so you can ask them questions about their wishlist and their address and such.
     
  38. INteacher

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    Because then it wouldn't be secret ;)
     
  39. Caesar753

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    I'm so excited for this! I just got my secret pal, though I don't know who they are on here.

    I already know what I'm going to be sending!

    :)
     
  40. INteacher

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    *bump*

    Just want everyone to check out elfster to see if your secret pal has asked you any questions to make the gift giving easier :)

    I just received my first gift from my "secret" ;) pal and it was awesome!!! Thanks so much! I will have fun amazon shopping this weekend :)
     

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