Saturday, September 15, 2012

Another giveaway and solar system project!

Hi friends!!  I am SO excited!!  I opened up my TpT account this morning and noticed that I had 200 followers!  What?!  I was so busy watching my blog follower count like a hawk that I totally lost track of TpT... I can't even believe it!
I know many people say it over and over but I just have to; I am so thankful for all the people who take the time to follow and read this little ole blog.  I am thankful for the people who follow my store.  I am thankful for the people who take the time to leave a nice comment or two.  You know who you are... and I appreciate you so much!!


So with that... let's do a giveaway!  It's not a fancy smancy one but one that shows my up most appreciation for my followers!  So I am going to give ONE WINNER the chance to WIN .....

Yes, $50.  You pick.  That's like getting almost everything!
  Wowsers! :)


So here's what you have to do....
1. follow my blog and leave a comment stating
that you follow my blog

2. follow my TpT store and leave a comment telling me the product(s) you'd like to use!

3. for another chance to win, in a comment tell me anything about your math time (whatever goes!)

4. for yet ANOTHER chance to win... blog about this giveaway and leave the link to the post
*****Remember to leave your email in all your comments*****


I'm so excited for you to win!!  This will end in 5 days~ Wednesday Night at 10 p.m. Central time.  
Good luck!!


OK before I go... I leave you with one quick share...
So we are learning about the solar system and we made this totally cool project:
So there is a "brad" on the sun and on the Earth.  You can make the Earth revolve/orbit around the sun and you can show the rotation of the Earth.  Then you can see the Moon revolve around the Earth too!  This was a HUGE learning tool for the kids and they loved making them (they totally came up with making each object "look" like it should and added the white crayon for the stars~ brilliant!).  Once complete, their homework was to teach someone at home about how it works.  It was so fun and I love how they turned out!
I have more to share I just FORGOT to take pictures :(  I'll post again about it!


Thanks for reading and don't forget to "enter" the giveaway!


80 comments:

  1. I follow your blog!

    -Dani
    A Place to Thrive
    danilyn@comcast.net

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  2. I follow your TPT store. I'd love to use your election packet, magazine and newspaper activities, and check out some of your math things!

    -Dani
    A Place to Thrive
    danilyn@comcast.net

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  3. For math, my 4th grade team and I have the kids rotate. Right now we're all teaching multiplication and division to our leveled groups. Starting in October, we'll each have a "strand" (I'm fractions this year) that we'll teach to all from groups. It's great to get to know all of the kids and to really focus on teaching one aspect of the curriculum, but it's so hard to fit a math workshop type teaching into our 1 hour time slot AND teach it to each new group of kids.

    Here's my post about my first attempts with math workshop: http://aplacetothrive.blogspot.com/2012/09/math-workshop.html

    -Dani
    A Place to Thrive
    danilyn@comcast.net

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  4. I follow your blog, thanks for all the tips!

    Catherine
    kinder.cuties at yahoo dot com

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  5. I follow your TPT store.

    catherine
    kinder.cuties at yahoo dot com

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  6. My Kindergartners are just learning about most and least and using a pictograph to record the results. My favorite part is when they learn their double facts and doubles plus one addition facts.

    thanks for a chance to win. :)

    catherine
    kinder.cuties at yahoo dot com

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  7. I follow your blog! Love the tips. Congrats on 200.
    Alyce

    Mrs. Bartel’s School Family

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  8. My first grade math time: whole group lesson (I try to keep it to 10-15 minutes), then group time rotations: 1 is with me, another is with an aide, and the third is workbook time.
    Alyce

    Mrs. Bartel’s School Family

    alyce.bartel@gmail.com (I forgot to add it to my first comment, sorry)

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  9. I follow your TPT store.
    Alyce

    Mrs. Bartel’s School Family
    alyce.bartel@gmail.com

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  10. I follow your blog! :)
    Kim
    kdh423@aol.com

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  11. We do a version of curriculum "compacting" and pre-test the students each 9 weeks to group them according to their knowledge about the unit's skills. I'm attempting a math workshop model this year (mini lesson followed by center rotations). So far, I love it because I have more time to meet with small flexible groups. I would LOVE your writing/math task card bundle!!
    Kim
    kdh423@aol.com

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  12. I am a follower of your great blog!

    Joni
    KinderKids Fun
    jegalford3406@gmail.com

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  13. Right now in math, I am working with my kinders on sorting by shape, color and size. I am also teaching them to recognize numerals to 20 and rote counting up to 50.

    Joni
    KinderKids Fun
    jegalford3406@gmail.com

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  14. I follow your blog!

    Emily
    I Love My Classroom
    www.ilovemyclassroom.blogspot.com
    ilovemyclassroom@ymail.com

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  15. Math Time - Almost every day is basically the same routine. I like the same routine... First math fact practice, then new concept math notes, then guided practice, then independent practice/work with partners, then review together/correct independent practice, then math games to review past concepts.
    Emily
    I Love My Classroom
    www.ilovemyclassroom.blogspot.com
    ilovemyclassroom@ymail.com

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  16. I follow your TPT store and I would love to use your Election pack with my kids this year.
    Emily
    I Love My Classroom
    www.ilovemyclassroom.blogspot.com
    ilovemyclassroom@ymail.com

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  17. Of course I follow you, because you are AWESOME and your blog is too!

    Angela :)
    Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!
    angelanerby@hotmail.com

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  18. We do EveryDay Math at my school, so I don't have to come up with much of my own stuff, but every year I have several kiddos who struggle with place value and the Base-10 concept. So I do a Lunch-n-Learn once a week. They bring their lunch into the room and we eat together and practice place value skills. They actually see it as fun because they get to eat lunch in the room, and I have kiddos begging to join the group!

    Angela :)
    Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!
    angelanerby@hotmail.com

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  19. Here's the link to my blog where I shared your giveaway! But I'm selfishly hoping none of my followers come over because I want to win! Haha!
    http://hippohoorayforsecondgrade.blogspot.com/2012/09/two-giveaways.html

    Angela :)
    Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!
    angelanerby@hotmail.com

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  20. Aannnnddd now I follow your store :) Of course I'd love the Election unit... but I also love the Energy Unit and Me on the Map

    Oh and by the way, I L.O.V.E that Solar System project and pretty sure I will be doing that come January when I teach that unit! Thanks!!

    Angela :)
    Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!
    angelanerby@hotmail.com

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    1. Sorry. Forgot my email.
      katiebaxsmith@gmail.com

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  23. With the TpT money I would get your election unit, your Daily 3 math, all of your math fact packs, and the spelling unit pack!
    Katie
    I Want to be a Super Teacher

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  24. In math I am co-teaching a group of 60 third graders with my teammate. We are currently figuring out the best way to do this and asking the kids to self-assess at the end of every class which helps us make small groups.
    Katie
    I Want to be a Super Teacher
    katiebaxsmith@gmail.com

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  25. Here is the link to my blog post.
    Katie
    I Want to be a Super Teacher
    katiebaxsmith@gmail.com
    http://iwanttobeasuperteacher.blogspot.com/2012/09/back-to-school-math-freebie-john.html

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  27. I am your newest follower and I just followed your TPT store! I would love to win the giveaway so that I could get the monthly spelling lists.

    Ms. M
    http://thirdgradegems.blogspot.com

    Email: thirdgradegems@gmail.com

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  28. I follow your blog!

    Laurie
    Chickadee Jubilee
    jubileerae@gmail.com

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  29. I follow your blog!

    :)
    Tamera
    MyHeartBelongsinFirst
    Kaizactan2001@yahoo.com

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  30. I follow your TPT store & really like the Word Families Galore!
    :)
    Tamera
    MyHeartBelongsinFirst
    Kaizactan2001@yahoo.com

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  31. I am revamping my math time to include whole group instruction 3x a week & Math Workstations 2x a week so I can meet with small groups. I am also using Mountain Math this year.

    :)
    Tamera
    MyHeartBelongsinFirst
    Kaizactan2001@yahoo.com

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  32. I follow your blog :)

    ~Jenna
    divingintolearning@gmail.com

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  33. I follow your blog!

    rmariemuniz@hotmail.com

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  34. I follow your tpt store and would love the Election Time Unit!

    rmariemuniz@hotmail.com

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  35. During Math Time, students are given timed tests.

    rmariemuniz@hotmail.com

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  36. I already follow your blog! :o)

    Cindy
    ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

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  37. I already follow your Tpt store! Your election package would be where I'd start followed by some word family activities...... :o)

    Cindy
    ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

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  38. We do everyday math and we're starting common core so I'm trying to pull it all together......

    Cindy
    ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

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  39. I follow your blog!

    Ashley
    arclark2012@gmail.com

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  40. I follow your tpt store!

    Ashley
    arclark2012@gmail.com

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  41. My math time is TOO short!

    Ashley
    arclark2012@gmail.com

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  42. I follow your blog

    gobstoppersrock@gmail.com

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  43. I follow your TPT store and I love your word families units the best!

    gobstoppersrock@gmail.com

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  44. Math is probably my favorite subject to teach

    gobstoppersrock@gmail.com

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  45. Here is the link to my post:
    http://pixystixandteachertricks.blogspot.com/2012/09/giveaways-galore-and-show-some-random.html
    gobstoppersrock@gmail.com

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  46. I follow your blog!

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  47. I follow your TPT store and am torn...word families look great, but then again, so do many other things!

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  48. We use Everyday Math...but have nowhere near the time they recommend. Enough said?

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  49. I follow your blog.
    lraines78@gmail.com

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  50. I am trying to implement Daily 5 in math but I need a longer time block in my schedule.
    lraines78@gmail.com

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  51. I follow your TPT store. I would like Election Time and your Word Familes packets.
    lraines78@gmail.com

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  52. I follow your blog. My kids recite this off your poster every day:
    The first thing I do is always the same..I pick up my pencil and write my name! Love your stuff!
    dbratberg@sbcglobal.net

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  53. For math, my kids enjoy Friday fun centers. Your activity: Money-Counting Change Activity- would be a great fit when we are on the money unit.
    My TIP: My kids where a laminated rectangle of construction paper hanging from yarn so they know which group they are in for the morning. Then I write the 4 centers on my whiteboard and rotate matching colored magnets next to the center name. Very simple and easy to keep track of.
    dbratberg@sbcglobal.net

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  54. I follow your TPT and you are so creative. I wish I could edite my math comments above: It is wear, not where!
    dbratberg@sbcglobal.net

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  55. I don't know how to leave my name. I don't have any of those pull down choices listed, but my name is Debbie and I teach 2nd grade.
    dbratberg@sbcglobal.net

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  56. For math, I do centers and whole group every day. I'm hoping (fingers crossed!) to start doing small groups either this week or next. I try to do a lot of number sense activities for my centers since that's where a lot of my kids struggle. But I just got the Debbie Dillar Math Work Stations book and am super excited to read it and she what she says!!
    Liz
    Teaching in the Valley

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  57. I follow your blog and TPT store!

    Emily Quigley
    emilylquigley@gmail.com

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    1. Oops, forgot to say. I'd love to use your Daily Math 3.

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  59. For Math I'm just in the middle of reading Guided Math. I really need to differentiate my math more and I'm hoping this is the ticket. Guided REading has worked well for me for many years, so I hope this will:)

    Thanks for the great giveaway. Love your blog!


    ❀Barbara❀
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

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  60. I follow your blog. Thanks for the chance to win!
    Michelle
    mcoop1125@gmail.com

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  61. I would love your morning message unit. I tend to get into a rut with mine:-)
    Michelle
    mcoop1125@gmail.com

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  62. I love to start my math time with a book that connects to our learning goal for the day.
    Michelle
    mcoop1125@gmail.com

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  63. I'm your newest follower. What a generous giveaway! Congrats on having so many followers of your store.
    Chrissy
    First Grade Found Me

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  64. I'm following your store too. Honestly, everything in your store looks good.
    Chrissy
    First Grade Found Me

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  65. I love playing math games with my class!
    Chrissy
    First Grade Found Me

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  66. I am your newest follower!
    Lory
    Funforfirst.blogspot.com
    Lory.robinson@gmail.com

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  67. I follow your blog. I just found it!
    ❀Beth Ann❀
    Taming My Flock of Firsties
    bakteach16@gmail.com

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  68. I already follow your TpT store. :)
    ❀Beth Ann❀
    Taming My Flock of Firsties
    bakteach16@gmail.com

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  69. We are so lucky to have an hour for math this year. Last year we had almost 25 minutes!
    ❀Beth Ann❀
    Taming My Flock of Firsties
    bakteach16@gmail.com

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  70. Hi...I just stumbled across your blog on one of my friends pinterest. I LOVE the solar system and am downloading the scratch cards right now!

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  71. I love the sun, earth and moon thingy! So cool!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Hilary
    Rockin' Teacher Materials

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  72. Trying to update our current out of date space unit - this visual will be a great addition. Thanks for sharing!

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