Tuesday, 12 April 2011

New look, new name, new url!

As we approach Tintinnabuleuse's two year anniversary, this blog is getting a fresh look and a new name. You can continue reading my posts on http://www.themontessoribug.blogspot.com/

Sunday, 10 April 2011

The winner

Thank you to all who participated in the raffle in aid of Japan. Together we have raised £17 which will be added to Jo's total of £3,191.34.

Carlotta wins the set of three educational materials, congratulations! 

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Another week!

Due to the small numbers entering my raffle (2 persons so far), I have decided to extend the deadline and run it for another week.

The new deadline will therefore be Sunday 10th April, 18:00 GMT.

If you are not interested in the prize but would still like to donate to the Japan appeal, you can leave a comment on the raffle post and your donation will be added to Jo's running total at the end of the raffle. We have almost reached the £3,000 mark, so please please, make a donation.

As a reminder, you can enter as many raffles as you want, as many times as you like.

Good luck to everyone!

Thursday, 31 March 2011

3 days left!

Only 1 person has entered my raffle so far, so if you enter, you have a 50% chance of winning the three educational materials. And all for a good cause!

Go on, enter, there's only three days left!

Friday, 25 March 2011

Japan Earthquake Appeal

In aid of the Japanese earthquake disaster and in cooperation with Jo at A bit of this and a bit of that, I am organising a raffle on this blog.

The prize is a pack of three handmade Early Reading and Writing materials:

1. A sandpaper name flip book. This material is used to teach children to recognise and write their name. The flip pages mean that you can isolate each letter to teach it. I used Montessori colour coding, except that I got it wrong for the one pictured. Your one will have red consonnants and blue vowels, unless you use different colours and you let me know. I will use the name that you communicate to me.

2. Second in the pack is a homemade spinny speller. Again, the Montessori colour scheme is used (right this time!). The spheres are fixed and used as handles while the cubes spin to make a total of 64 real and nonsense CVC words.

3. The third item in the pack is a red felt letterbox, a green felt enveloppe (not the one pictured) and a stack of coloured cards to write on. Your children will love posting notes to you and will practice their handwriting at the same time!

All items are handmade.

For a chance to win this Early Reading and Writing Pack, you need to make a donation of £5 to GlobalGiving, come back to this post and leave a comment with your receipt number and a valid email address. For more chances to win, you need to make another £5 donation and leave another comment. If you want to donate £10, you will need to do two £5 donations so as to get two receipt numbers and be entered twice. You can enter as many times as you like.

If you make a mistake or forget to add your email address, please delete the first post and re-write it.

Anybody can enter, I will ship worldwide.

The winner will be drawn using a random number generator.

This raffle will close on Sunday 3rd April, 18:00 GMT.

The raffle being held on this blog is in cooperation with A Bit of This and A Bit of That. We are in no way affiliated with Global Giving, that's just our chosen method of getting funds safely to the affected area.