Yahoo - school's out! And in order to celebrate the last day of the New York City school year, I'm giving away another pair of sulu-design earrings. This time, the giveaway is for a specific pair of earrings, the Grey Goose design. There are a few of them in my etsy shop, too, just in case you aren't the lucky winner and you'll die without them (we wouldn't want that).
For this contest, I've figured out the most ridiculously contrived set-up to find a winner. I thought a school-related game of chance would be appropriate. It's a bit of a stretch. Humor me. When it comes to academics, my students know that I'm pretty confident in all subject areas (it's hard not to be confident in the content of third grade curriculum). That is, I'm confident in all subjects other than spelling. I've always got a dictionary within arm's reach. I double-check half of the words that I use in my blog posts. And often, in my classroom, I stop in the middle of writing on the board to make sure I've not made a spelling error that my students might copy into their notebooks, scarring them for life. My poor spelling skills are the basis for this contrived contest:
I clicked my way back to one of my posts from last August that I wrote while I was preparing my classroom for the now-ended school year. With that post centered on my computer screen, I closed my eyes, put my finger on a random spot on the post, and recorded the word that I'd pointed to. Here's where you come in. To enter the giveaway, leave a one-word post. Just one word. A random word. A word that has nothing at all to do with my original post. A word that you mutter in your sleep. The first word you see on your nightstand. Just pick one word. Do it by noon on Friday, NYC time. The winner of the contest will be the person whose word is closest in my Webster's Dictionary to the random word I chose from my August post (so if our words start with the same letter, you chances are pretty good. Get it?). How's that for ridiculously contrived? The winner will be announced Friday evening. Good luck, play fair, and don't forget to do your homework.