Tuesday, May 3, 2011

(drum roll please)


It's time for a...

I'm very excited to be able to exchange ideas with some of America's finest teachers through blogging! I want to thank each of my 30 followers for expressing an interest in my blog! That being said, the giveaway will be for...


With it being Teacher Appreciation Week, I feel that you totally deserve to get yourself something special (or at least have free reign in what you get!). What better place than Amazon?!? (I'm such a huge fan!)


Here's how it will work:
Leave a comment with...
  • a statement that you are a follower of my blog.
  • your plans for what you will purchase with the gift certificate.
  • a link to a blog post (by you, of course) about this giveaway.

Additional Entry:
Share your favorite math activity that you do with your students (comment or leave a link to your post).

This giveaway will end Saturday, May 7th at 10:00 p.m. (CST). I will then randomly pick one winner. Good luck and again, I thank for your support! :D

33 comments:

  1. I'm a follower of your cute blog! If I win, I plan on buying more books for my classroom! :)

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  2. I love to do anything with dice in math! They're fun to use with fact families, probability, odd and even - the list goes on!

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  3. Love you blog! I've been following for a while now. With the $15 gift certificate to amazon.com I would buy some Marzano books I've been dying to read! I mentioned you @ http://the-creative-apple.blogspot.com/2011/05/froggy-cupcakes-giveaway.html .

    Thanks so much!

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  4. I will probably purchase books for my classroom with the money. Or maybe a gift for my hubby.

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  5. I blogged about your giveaway here:

    http://awigginsworld.blogspot.com/2011/05/giveaway.html

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  6. One of my favorite math games is I have, Who has for addition or multiplication

    http://awigginsworld.blogspot.com/2011/04/i-have-who-has-addition.html

    http://awigginsworld.blogspot.com/2011/04/i-have-who-has-multiplication.html

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  7. I subscribe to your bloggy. :)

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  8. If I won- I would buy books for my classroom- go figure! ;)

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  9. I am your newest follower, I really enjoy your blog!

    www.teachinginthecouv.blogspot.com

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  10. If I won I would get some new read alouds. I'm teaching kindergarten next year for the first time and I need to update my chapter book selection.

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  11. what a fun blog you have here! i am your newest follower!!! :)

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  12. One activity to get my math kiddos energized about math fluency is addition snap. You take a deck of cards, remove face cards and jokers. Shuffle up and deal out (2 players). Each player does not look @ their cards. Make a stack and both players flip over their top card at the same time. The first to say the sum (or product) of the two cards keeps them. The player with the most at the end wins. You will love it and your students will love it :)

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  13. You can buy the cute game directions and notes on my TpT store at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Oh-Snap-The-Addition-Fluency-Game

    Or, you can win it along with other card games for math by following my blog. I'm having a game card giveaway when I reach 50 followers!

    The Creative Apple
    www.the-creative-apple.blogspot.com

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  14. I love your blog. Now I am officially a follower now, although I've had you in my Google Reader for a while now!
    Thanks, Nancy
    The Apple Basket Teacher

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  15. Considering I have 154 books on my wishlist (a girl can dream right?!)so it would probably be something off of the list. I have books from the series Math is CATegorial, Math is CATegorial, and If You Were a... so I'd most likely get one of those books! Thanks, Nancy
    The Apple Basket Teacher

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  16. I just blogged about the contest! Thanks, Nancy
    The Apple Basket Teacher

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  17. I love doing math activities with my class! I love Kim Sutton's stuff at Creative Mathematics! I think I enjoy using the random # CD and doing drill commands with it...the students love it too! Thanks, Nancy
    The Apple Basket Teacher

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  18. I am so excited to find your blog. It seems like there are not as many upper elementary blogs out there. Can't wait to explore and check out your TpT store. I am not following your blog and I have added you to my blog list on mine.
    Check out the post I created about your giveaway!
    http://onceuponateachingblog.blogspot.com/

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  19. My favorite math activity to do with my class is Around the World- the flash card drill game. It has been around since I was a kid but my students get so excited about it. I love to see them play- they are so funny trying to blurt out the answer first! We love math games!

    Oh and with the Amazon gift card I would buy some more picture books to use for minilessons.
    http://onceuponateachingblog.blogspot.com/

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  20. I'm a follower of your blog :)
    tboltpride05@yahoo.com

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  21. If I won the gift card (fingers crosssed!!) I would purchase a math center book! We're switching to guided math next year and so resources are greatly needed!
    tboltpride05@yahoo.com

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  22. One of my favorite things to do with my students are dice games. Currently my 3rd graders are working on memorizing their multiplication skills, so they are using dice to multiply numbers together. I have a recording sheet so I can totally tell which students were actively playing and which were being too social. Additionally, this gives me time to provide smaller group instruction to the students who need it- and the other kids are so busy they hardly notice (embarrassment is a huge factor in my classroom).

    *If you're interested in the recording sheet, let me know. I got it from ProTeacher, but would be happy to pass it along! :)

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  23. Katie- I have a new spin on around the world. It's the same concept but in a tournament style. Make two lines and have them line up single file facing you. You hold up the card and the two students at front say the product. First to say it goes to the back of the line and the other has a seat. Do this until you have a winner. Sometimes all my students in one line will be out so I'll be left with only one line. In this case, I make two lines out of the remaining students. The kids love it... even more than the traditional around the world. Give it a try :)

    www.the-creative-apple.blogspot.com

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  24. I just found you--just in time to enter your give away! I now have you on my list of blogs!

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  25. I would love to spend the $15 on books at Amazon!

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  26. hmmm. . . my fav math activity. . .probably eric carles's The Grouchy Ladybug and introduction to clocks.

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  27. I am a follower! I love that I've found upper grade blogs. If I win I'd probably buy one of the professional books I want to read this summer.

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  28. One of my favorit math activities that I have done the last couple of years is our Area/Perimeter Zoo. I give them the area/perimeter dimensions for about 6 animal areas and they need to draw these on graph paper that has been enlarged. Then they can add extras such as a play area for kids and food stand. The kids love it!

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  29. I am now a follower of your blog.

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  30. One of my favorite math activities is using dice to practice math facts.

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  31. I recently found a book I'd love to get to teach story elements. It's called The Plot Chickens by Mary Jane Auch.

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  32. I would love to use the gift cert. for the Foldables book.

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