Week #1 Big IQ Kids Winner, and another giveaway! (Closed)

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The winner of the 1 year online subscription to the Big IQ Kids giveaway contest is #28, Nancy!

And thank you everyone who is participating in the Curriculum Round-up.  I’ll leave the link-up open for a few more days for any one else who wants to post their link.

A Giveaway!

Allrightythen.  Big IQ Kids has generously donated another 1 year online subscription for all of their programs, including Math, Spelling, Vocabulary, and United States.  This one year subscription is valued at $99.98!  To check them out, head over to Big IQ Kids and create a free account, to get an idea of what they offer!

Also, I wanted to address a question that was posed in the first giveaway.  If your kids are learning to type, they have the option of using the Big IQ Kids keyboard (in alphabetical order) OR their computer keyboard.

To enter the contest, answer the following question:  “What was the name of the teacher that inspired you the most in school, and why?”

The Rules:

  • You must answer the prompt given.
  • This giveaway is open internationally, age 18 or over.
  • Winners will be selected via random draw, and will notified by e-mail.
  • You have 48 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

Double your chances to win by tweeting this contest!  Simply tweet, then leave your tweet link in a separate comment on this post.

I will leave comments open until Sunday, August 28th, 9:00 PM, EST.

August 22, 2011

21 Responses to Week #1 Big IQ Kids Winner, and another giveaway! (Closed)

  • Mr daughtry. He made science fun

  • Mrs. Quarrels, 8th grade English teacher. She was a great teacher and made this very shy girl compete in my first oratory contest (as in do it or fail and don’t go to high school). Because of that experience, I joined the Forensics team in high school, continued competing and performing through college, and now coach my own ham, er, son.

  • Mrs. Sheehy, 3rd grade. That was the first year school became a place to learn something new, not just show what I already knew. She took me under her wing, brought me books from home (she is responsible for my love of the Chronicles of Narnia) and made sure I was challenged a bit. Back in the days before gifted/talented classes, she saw I needed a little more than the average third grader and provided it. It was one of my favorite years in school.

  • Mrs. Wilson my math teacher. You could tell she really loved math and she inspired the rest of us to give it a chance too!

  • Mr. Moses, high school biology. He is from India and he was so easily distracted by us asking him to show us words in his alphabet. No, but seriously he inspired me to do my best in a class with ….DISSECTION….he said you are going to need it, you are going into the medical field. Which was true, I ended up switching from education to x-ray. Anyway, I signed up for IQ kids and my girls love it. Thank you DeeDee for the info!

  • Miss Kramer in 4th Grade. I was living with a lot of abuse at home and my grades started to slip. She took me to the side after school one day and told me she could tell things were not good and told me that a good education would ensure that I had a solid foundation in life and she also turned me on to books as an escape. She would send me home with a book every week. To this day I still love to read and she was right, my education helped me achieve so much.

  • Mrs. Koester, she turned me on to reading for pleasure. Thank you Mrs. Koester!

  • Mr. Giles, a junior high school teacher. I was doing very poorly in his class academically. He pulled me aside and said not to worry as my brain would be ready for the information in do time…maybe today, maybe tomorrow, maybe a year from now. It relieved the pressure/stress just enough so that I began to excel almost immediately.

    Oh, and by the way, I have been trying to get onto the free version of bigIQkids since your last contest last week. Changing browsers and even using a friend’s computer thinking maybe it was something on my end. Doesn’t work and customer service has offered no assistance. Anyone actually start the free version last week? Or, actually even get to look at it?

    • Holly,

      I know that they were working on some systems updates last week. Have you tried today? Give me your info, such as what browser and computer type that you’re using, and I’ll ask Debra at Big IQ Kids.

  • My favorite teacher was Mrs. Kitt Fleming, and she was my 5th and 6th grade teacher. I was in a program where we could go at our own pace for English and Math, but then we had lots of great hands-on practical experiences for art, science, history, etc. She really gave me a love for learning and exploring and I read lots of advanced books that I probably never would have read before. She made the different subjects exciting and fun, and it made me want to grow up and be a teacher!

  • Mr. Monder 6th grade English class. I liked him because he was kind and interested in the students. He was an excellent teacher.

  • Mrs. Combs 4th grade.

  • Mr. Halberg for high school math and computer. He made math make sense.

  • Mr Thompson, he alwayed believed in you even if you didn’t.

  • Mrs. Elliott was my 6th grade teacher. She taught me to speak UP and put away the shyness that had haunted me for the previous 11 years! Later on I student taught in her class and it was an honor to work with her!

  • Mr. Saint – he taught me history in 7th and 8th grade. He made history, government, and geography come alive (my least favorite subject until 7th grade). The chalkboard didn’t contain him. He would draw wonderful pictures that would end up spreading to the walls, furniture, even the ceiling. He would always draw the President’s desk with a jar of jelly beans on it! 🙂

  • Mrs. Ellis…she was so encouraging.

  • Mr. Lee at EGHS. He was my history teacher and club sponsor. He was a believer, a preacher, and always encouraged me in my walk with the Lord. So thankful to have had him for a teacher!

  • Mr. Quarrell. He taught 7th and 8th grade science. His classes were tough, he expected so much. But he cared about each of us and wanted us to learn and succeed. He made me want to be a good student.