Sunday, July 8, 2012

300 linky party giveaway and math

This is what I saw when I got in my car yesterday after it was sitting in the sun all day.  It's been H O T here in the Chicago area... but it looks like we will have a tiny bit of a break from the unbearable temps.  It will be mid 80's all this week.  Ahhh ....

300... say what?  So, when I was dreaming up this linky I wanted to do it to celebrate 200.  By the time I had it together I was at 250+ and now... I'm past 300!  Wowsers! When I started this lil' ole blog never in my wildest dreams did I think I'd get to 300!  Thanks so much for sticking around- I can't believe the nice people I've meet and the amazing ideas I've gathered along the way.  Thanks :)

So... back to the good stuff.... since I'm at a new number... I wanted to 'up the ante' a little bit... so now a few more AMAZING bloggers have hopped aboard to give away some great prizes to the super fun linky party giveaway.....

Click picture to learn about it and to link up!! :)

Jessica is donating 3 items... 2 to our random winners and 1 for our grand prize winner! (she is also a guest judge)

Lisa is donating 3 items...2 to our random winners and 1 to the grand prize winner! (she is also a guest judge)
Learning Is Something to Treasure

But wait... there's now more!!

Kelley is donating an item to our grand prize winner!
Sour Apple Studio

Lori is donating an item to our grand prize winner!
Teaching With Love and Laughter

AND... Michele is donating her Back to School Power Point AND 2 items!!
Run Miss Nelsons got the Camera

I'm throwing in 3 things too SO... in case you need help with adding ;) that's T E N amazing things PLUS a $20 gift card of your choice. Wait... can I enter???  
(ps.. if you are not following the amazing bloggers above, you SHOULD BE!  They have inspired me beyond words can say and I am honored that they are helping out! :)

***ALL you have to do is take a pictute of you reading in a creative place!!****

And remember... 2 people will be randomly drawn on July 23rd (winning 3 store items each) so that means you could possibly win double prizes!

We have one VERY cool linky up so far!!  Get on out there and join! :)

Pics need to be in by July 22nd!
I will be sharing more funny ones as the week goes on so be sure to stop back!

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One last thing... the next topic I will be discussing will be on math- boy do I have a TON to talk about!  This has been an area that I have been working on improving and I'm pretty close to what I would call a successful math time.  I can't wait to share some great things with you!  Because I'm too excited... I will share just one thing now... so have you been on yet??

XtraMath logo

This is an AMAZING AND FREE site!  It is so user friendly that even I could figure it all out! :)  You can add your entire class and customize to fit their individual math fact needs.  You can print letters to have students work on it at home.  You can set it up to run as a center in your classroom.  The best part is there are videos that show you how to do everything right there!  I have used this for the past two years and have had the parents and students of my class rave about it!  Check it out! :)


  1. I am so excited to see the pictures! What a fun contest idea! :)

    Delighted in Second

  2. Way cool math link! I can't wait to try it with my class this year. I'm going to give it a go this summer with my daughter too.

  3. Love that site along with sumdog!