Saturday, July 21, 2012

Hot Dots Jr. Giveaway

I recently had the opportunity to try out Hot Dots Jr. by Educational Insights. I used the Phonics Fun set with my niece, Kylie, and Jack, the little boy I tutor. Both of them had tons of fun using Ace- the talking and teaching dog pen and Kat- the talking and teaching cat pen to read and work cards on letter sounds, short and long vowels, blends and digraphs, and beginning reading comprehension.
Hot Dots Jr. was designed for kids age 3-5. The Phonics Fun set that I tried out includes 160 interactive learn-to-read cards. I loved the variety in the level of difficulty in the card sets. You can decide which set of cards works best for each one of your students no matter what their learning level is. The cards and pens are easy to use so they are perfect for independent practice, literacy stations, or for word work if you are using the daily five. Your students will love the talking and teaching animal pens!! The pens give students immediate feedback on their work. The pens motivated Kylie and Jack to continue reading and keep working more cards which is what every teacher wants- for learning and practice to be so much fun that students do not want to stop. There are Hot Dot Jr. sets for teaching and practicing the alphabet, beginning Phonics, numbers & counting, colors, shapes, patterns & sequencing, beginning science, and beginning problem solving. You can check out all of the Hot Dots Jr. sets here


Hot Dots for kids age 6-10
There are Hot Dots sets for teaching Animals/Plants/Ecosystem, Astronomy, Earth and Weather, Force/Motion/Simple Machines, Human Body, Matter and Energy ( Age 7+), Phonics (Readiness, Consonants, Vowels, Blends and Digraphs, Word Families, and Variant Vowels ( Age 5+), Vocabulary Development (Synonyms, Antonyms, Homophones, Context Clues, Multiple-meaning Words, Prefixes and Suffixes ( Age 7+), Reading Comprehension (Getting the Main Idea, Noting and Recalling Details, Drawing Conclusions, Using Context Clues, Finding the Sequence, Making Inferences ( Age 7+), Academic Vocabulary (Grades 1-3 or Grades 4-6), Math Word Problems (Grades 1-3 or Grades 4-6), Math Flash Cards (Addition, More Addition, Subtraction, More Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Money, Telling Time ( Age 6+), AND States & Capitals ( Age 8+). You can check out all of the Hot Dots sets here



Educational Insights has graciously agreed to giveaway one pen and one card set to one lucky follower!! The winner gets to choose which pen and which set of cards he or she wants.  

To enter the Educational Insights Hot Dots Jr. giveaway:
1) Follow Educational Insights on Pinterest
2) Like Educational Insights on Facebook
3) Leave a comment(s) saying you did number 1 and 2. Don't forget to leave your name and email in your comment. 

The giveaway ends Sunday July 29th at midnight. Good luck!! 



112 comments:

Mrs. Lindsey said...

I follow them on pinterest and liked them on facebook!
I would love to have a set of these for my kinders!

Lindsey
Lovin’ Kindergarten

Miss Nguyen's Class said...

I did number 1 and 2. Exciting product!

sn.nguyen19@gmail.com

Renee Stewart said...

I did number 1 & 2!!!
Great contest--hope I win!!

Renee

stewartr@greenvilleisd.com

Michele said...

I did #1 and 2!

mdebacker@hotmail.com

sspeller said...

Did #1 & #2! I love Hot Dots! So fun!
sspeller@verizon.net

Mona said...

I am following the on pinterest & liked them on facebook!
I am excited about these - they sound wonderful for self-directed practice with great feedback as well as for differentiation purposes!
LOVE IT! I've got my fingers crossed!
Mona Elmore
monateaches@yahoo.com

KinderTeacher said...

I completed #1 & #2!! Hope I win!!!

Jessica Macon
jessmacon@gmail.com

Mrs. Reimann said...

I completed 1 and 2.
Lorena
Lorena.delgadillo@gmail.com

Deee6 said...

I did 1 and 2
Denise Osborn
1414 Ave D
Danbury Texas 77534

New MIL said...

I did 1 and 2!

Kelly S. said...

I did both!
kwelnicke@hotmail.com

Nicole Lanier said...

I've read so many great things about Hot Dots!! They would be such a great addition to my literacy centers!!!

1 & 2 completed!

Nicole
laniersklions@yahoo.com
Lanier's Kindergarten Lions

susan said...

I've completed 1 & 2.
Susan
schewkinder@gmail.com

Maria Youngblut said...

I did #1 and #2!
maria.youngblut@cardinalcomet.com

Carol Cobb said...

I follow them on pinterest and facebook. Curious - do these super cute dog and cat pens work with older hot dots card sets? How is battery life for the pens?
-Carol
carolcobb23 at gmail.com
Mrs. Cobb's Kinder Sprouts

Cori Blubaugh said...

I am not following Educational Insights on Pinterest and Facebook : )
Cori B.
coriblubaugh@gmail.com

Janet said...

I completed 1 and 2.

jangazz1@cox.net

kimcollatos said...

I follow EI on Pinterest and Facebook.

kimberlycollatos@comcast.net

Annette said...

I am following them on facebook and pinterest. I am keeping my fingers crossed I am the winner. :)

Annette
craigheadra@verizon.net

Wednesday Turbeville said...

I completed 1 & 2.

Scrappinwed@yahoo.com

Marcia said...

I follow Educational Insights on Pinterest and Facebook : )
marciaorr@gmail.com

Kelly B aka Queen Bee! said...

I did #1 and #2.

GREAT GIVEAWAY~
kellybrown28021@gmail.com

Robin Garcia said...

I followed on Pinetrest and liked on Facebook. I saw these at the educational store and thought they were wonderful. I'd love to have a set for my new venture into first grade.

Robin
robingarcia496@gmail.com

Sara Marszalek said...

I followed Educational Insights on Pinterest & liked them on Facebook! I was just checking these out at the local teacher store! Would love to have them in my classroom!


Sara
Mrs. M's Kinders
sjmarszal@gmail.com/
mrsmkindergarten@gmail.com

Crayons and Curls said...

I completed #1 and #2! :)
I would so love these! Hot Dots are the coolest!
Cheryl
crayonsandcurls(at)gmail(dot)com
Crayons and Curls

Tracy Gallo said...

I followed educational insights on pinterest and facebook. I would love to have these in my classroom. I am a first year Kindergarten teacher. I have used Hot Dots before and have found that they are excellent for phonics, reading, and math. Thank you,(love your blog)
Tracy Gallo
tgcrzy4u32@gmail.com

Lisa Cain said...

I follow and like:-)
Lisa.cain.sped.teacher@gmail.com

Lisa

Sped PreK said...

Did 1& 2! Hope I win these for my litlle Sped Prek friends!!

Misstimaree@gmail.com

M said...

did it!!'**fingers crossed***

marti cook
martiacook@gmail.com

Linda said...

Omg! Just saw these at the teacher store today and fell in love with them! (I just don't have the money being a new teacher) it would be great to win, I did both things.

Linda
Lnetzeband.at.gmail.com
Down the learning road

Jamie Leigh Martin said...

Done both one and two.
Jamie Leigh Martin; jamielovesweeping@gmail.com

Yvonnee said...

Hi- I followed them on Pinterest and I liked them on FB--
Thanks so much,

yvonnee
yvonneeyrg@gmail.com

Raniah said...

I did both, hope I win :)

raniahs@yahoo.com

Kim Dowd said...

I completed #1 and #2!
I've been wanting to try these in my classroom.
Kim Dowd
Kdowd13@gmail.com

Mrs. Frank said...

I am now following EdInsights on Pintrest and Like them on facbook. Mission complete.
What an exciting addition to any classroom setting! Thanks for the fun!
Julie Frank
frankx4@midco.net

Jessica said...

I did both! Would love to use these in my Kindergarten classroom!
Jessica
jessicarmcclintock@yahoo.com

April Larremore said...

Carol,

Those are really good questions. I will email Caitlin and find out if the pens work with any card set. As far as batteries go, rechargeable may be the way to go.

Mrs.Kazanjian said...

Hi. I followed steps 1 and 2 and hope I win! I have a set of these in my classroom and I love them and so do my kids!!!
Chris Kazanjian
The Kinder"garden" Teacher
chris7470@comcast.net

Tanya M said...

I follow Educational Insights on Pinterest as Tanya Rubezhov.

Tanya M said...

I Like Educational Insights on Facebook as Tanya Rubezhov.

Carey said...

I follow EI on Pinterest & Facebook :)

Carey
cveselka@gmail.com

HeatherP said...

I did 1 and 2. Would love the chance to use these with my little ones.

Heather
heatherpogue@gmail.com

Karen Arnold said...

I am following Education Insights on pinterest and like them on face book. I would love to have the chance to use these in my classroom.
Karen Arnold
nonnie_zan@hotmail.com

Judith said...

I followed Education Insights on Pinterest and liked them on Facebook.
judithhallwells@aol.com

mcoop1125 said...

I follow Educational Insights on Pinterest and follow them on FB:-) Thanks for the chance to win!
Michelle
mcoop1125@gmail.com

ramsey said...

I did number one and number two!

Georgia Ramsey
Jgaaramsey@gmail.com

Jean Brazil said...

I just pinned and liked. I would love a chance to get these for my special needs kiddos.

mwbrazil@sbcglobal.net

First Grade Fun said...

I followed on Pinterst and liked on Facebook. Cool giveaway! Hope I win! bgorr2008@gmail.com

Delighted said...

I did both.

imgoingfirst@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Woohoo! I did both - ajbmhb1@graceba.net

Rosa said...

I completed 1 and 2. This has been on my wish list the past 2 years!!!
Rosa
haskindergarten@gmail.com

Candis DePalma said...

I follow EL on pinterest and facebook.

candis.depalma@gmail.com

Nichole Dirks said...

I did both #1 and #2!! =)

azoreo9@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I liked Educational Insights on pinterest and facebook! I would love to have these for my Pre-Kindergarten class. We are lacking in the technology dept!
Christie Haggard
Mrschristie@comcast.net

Lee Ann said...

I did steps 1 and 2. These would be wonderful for my Title I students.

Lee Ann said...

Oops, forgot my email!!

rasey44@myfrontiermail.com

Anonymous said...

I followed on pinterest and liked on facebook. Never seen this before but it would be amazing for my kiddos with IEPs!

Jessica C
jcap611@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I did 1 and 2.

Rose

rosecushing@yahoo.com

Carrie Lemke said...

My name is Carrie and I followed on pintrest and liked on facebook. My e-mail is celemke2@yahoo.com. I love your blog!

Stephanie Blankenberger said...

Liked & followed!!!! Would LOVE to win Hot Dot Jr. for my kindergarten classroom! We don't have a lot of technology!!!! My name is Stephanie. stephanie.blankenberger@christian.kyschools.us

Unknown said...

I did #1 and 2!

catherine0807 at hotmail dot com

deannd said...

I follow them on pinterest and liked them on facebook!
I would love to have a set of these for my kinders! I was looking for more technology for my students!

deannd89@gmail.com

Lisaluvz2kwilt said...

I'm now following, and I Pinned! :) I LOVE Hot Dots! I used to use those with my own children. These would be a perfect work station activity...ME PLEASE!!!! :D
Lisa LeBlanc

Ashley Kindergartenista said...

I did both! This will be my first year teaching K!!! THANKS!! Ashley
MissAshleylalala@gmail.com

Crystal said...

Holy Guacamole! This would be amazing since I was moved from first grade to Kindergarten!!! I liked and I'm following !

Amy said...

I did numbers 1 and 2!

arcrow@sbcglobal.net

Lori said...

I now follow Educational Insights on Pinterest & like them on facebook!
Lori
lorikimball1@aim.com

CW said...

I became a follower of Educational Insights on Pinterest & I "Like"d them on Facebook!

corriewooten(at)gmail(dot)com

Karyn said...

I follow Educational Insights on Pinterest and FB! :o)

Karyn
A is for Apple B is for Blog
Kideducator@comcast.net

Erin said...

I completed #1 and #2. I know my Kinders would LOVE these!! Thanks for sharing.

Erin
ealohmeier@msn.com

Mrs. Krivulka said...

I followed Educational Insights on Pinterest and liked them on Facebook. Thanks!

Melissa K.
melissakrivulka@yahoo.com

Valeria said...

I follow Educational Insights on Pinterest and Facebook!
Valerie Demorest
valdemorest@gmail.com

Jeff and Brandi Koonce said...

I did both! Brandi Koonce. Brandi.koonce@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I followed on Pinterest and Liked on Facebook. My Kinders would go nuts over these. Thanks for sharing!!!

rjnichols5@gmail.com

peachteach said...

I would love to win these! I completed steps 1 and 2!
peachteachkg@yahoo.com

rspeer said...

I would love to win these and use with my Daily Five this year.
I completed #1 and #2. Hope I win.
Rhonda
rspeer@brazosportisd.net

Anonymous said...

I did one and two!!
Melarrington@aol.com

Unknown said...

I completed both steps and I would love the opportunity to use these in my classroom
Hillcresthigh01@aol.com

Kshee23 said...

I followed them on Pinterest and liked them on Facebook!

Kate
dancinqueenks23@aol.com

Carrie Trivedi said...

Followed on Pinterest and Liked on Facebook!! Would love this for my kindergarten babies!!

Carrie Trivedi
Carrierawls@hotmail.com

Amelia said...

I already follow Educational Insights on Pinterest and liked Educational Insights on Facebook. It's an awesome company!

amelias.schaeffer@gmail.com

Nikki Castaldi said...

I am now following both your pintrest boards and your facebook page.

Trinh said...

I did 1 and 2. I hope I win!!!
Trinh
trinh.tran75@yahoo.com

Missy Eagen said...

I did 1 and 2 and love this product! Thanks for the opportunity.

ateacch said...

I did both. Love this product!
Andrea
ateacch1@gmail.com

NiseyT said...

I followed on pinterest and liked on facebook. I have seen this product before and would love to try it out. Thanks for the oppurtunity.
Denise
dthomas122@woh.rr.com

twisted sisters said...

I have followed Educational Insights on Facebook :) and on Pinterest :)... I would be so grateful to win the Hot Dots!!! Those K babies would go wild for them :)

Brooke
brookeasmith@hotmail.com

Stephany wmduvall@comcast.net said...

Have wanted a set for a while, just needed to figure out a way to get them! Now I have. Have done both 1 & 2. Now I am crossing my fingers that I win.

Stephany
Wmduvall@comcast.net

Ms. Naumann said...

I did it! I have always wanted to try out hot dots.

Ms. Naumann said...

Oh my email is ms.namann(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mrs. Buzzetta said...

I completed #1 and #2!
Thanks,
Jamie
jamie.buzzetta@gmail.com

KinderKapers said...

I love hotdots! I completed 1 and 2.

Terri Izatt
tizatt@ecsdnv.net
KinderKapers

Ziggyfriends said...

I'm a EI follower on both Pinterest and Facebook. I'd love to win this chance, I bought one set last year and I love them.

Donna W.
darryl40w@att.net

Ashley Wright said...

Wow! What a great giveaway. I have done both. Thanks!

Ashley
kawright317@gmail.com

http://kinderkronicles.blogspot.com/

Lindsey said...

I did 1 and 2! My daughters and kiddos would love these!

Lindsey Kahl
Lindseykahl@gmail.com

Keri said...

I already like them on FB and follow them on Pinterest! These are great for a giveaway.

Keri
brownk1125@gmail.com

Stephanie said...

I am following them on Pinterest and liked them on Facebook. My name is Stephanie and my email address is stephanierobertson2010@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I completed numbers 1 and 2. Thanks!

Dawne
wpybas@swbell.net

Barbie said...

I follow them on pinterest and like them on Facebook!

Barbie

Bjroper10@gmail.com

Http://reallyroper.blogspot.com/

Elizabeth G said...

I Follow Educational Insights on Pinterest

Elizabeth G said...

I Like Educational Insights on Facebook
elizabeth . groves @ aol dot com

Angela and Aiden said...

I did 1 and 2... my name is Angela and my email is angelacip2@gmail.com

my kinders would loooove these!!!

Kimberly said...
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Kimberly said...

I followed Education Insights on Pinterest and liked them on Facebook. I am really excited about this giveaway!!

Kimberly Mayberry
bwmkam@gmail.com

Debbie said...

I followed Educational Insights on both Pinterest and Facebook...love to hear about new products for the classroom.
Debbie
hudgins.kindergarten@gmail.com

Cecilia Resweber said...

I've done both! Love your blog!

Cecilia Resweber
cfr9764@gmail.com

bigmamaabel said...

I've done both! This would be a wonderful addition to our classroom! Thanks for sharing
Christy Abel
bigmamaabel@windstream.net

Anonymous said...

I am now following Educational Insights on Pinterest and I liked Educational Insights on Facebook -- I did number 1 and 2. My Name is Victoria Farren

victoriafarren@yahoo.com

K. Mo said...

I follow Educational Insights on Pinterest and facebook.

❤ Karen
flamingofab@gmail.com
Flamingo Fabulous in Second Grade

Serafine said...

I completed 1 and 2.

msserafine08@gmail.com

Rebecca Gravholt said...

The Hot Dots Jr. looks so fun!
I liked them on facebook and am following them on pinterest.
Rebecca Gravholt
rgravholt@msn.com

Angelina said...

I did number 1 and number 2...;)
My name is Angelina Reed email angelina.reed@hotmail.com