Sunday, February 24, 2013

A Ginormous Giveaway

It's been a year since our first giveaway together, so Sarah and I have decided to team up again with this Ginormous Giveaway!  We were hoping to set a world record by getting the most teacher/bloggers to link up to make this the BIGGEST linky party/giveaway!!  haha 
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Phase 1 - Link Up! (Our Sweet Success)
If you would like to join this giveaway by offering one of your products, then join us in the biggest linky party EVER!!!  The deadline to enter will be Saturday, March 2.  We have several of your FAVORITES that will be joining us!!        

Phase 2 - Enter to WIN!  (Mackey's Classroom)
Starting on Sunday, March 3...Sarah will begin the raffle for the winner!  ONE lucky winner will win:

ALL of the products offered by the most amazing teacher/bloggers on TPT.  

Phase 3 - Prizes Sent!
All teacher/bloggers who linked up will email their product to winner!!
(We are anticipating over $100 worth of products)

I will be offering any item from my TPT store for FREE!!  Click HERE to start browsing! :-)

Help us make this linky/giveaway a success by linking up with the product that you would like to giveaway!  Be sure to post about it on your blog to let everyone know about this GINORMOUS GIVEAWAY!!  You may begin entering to win starting March 3, 2013 at Mackey's Classroom by clicking HERE!

Thank you so much to all of our wonderful teacher/bloggers that have agreed to contribute to our giveaway!  Good luck to all who enter!!  The prize is going to be AMAZING...just like a brand new wardrobe!!  :-)

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Phil, Polar Bear's, and a SUPER SALE

Growing up in Pennsylvania, Groundhog Day was an extra special celebration because the famous groundhog, Phil, was just a few hours away.  When I was in high school, some people would even head to Gobbler's Knob for the day to catch Phil's prediction first hand.  We have been working on missing number word problems in math, so I decided to create a groundhog craftivity that incorporates missing subtrahend word problems.  I actually used it as an assessment tool to see what my students knew and what they needed to work on.  You can click HERE to download Phil's Blackberries.

  Even though Phil saw his shadow this year, which means that Spring is right around the corner, you can still get in one last winter animal activity.  Polar Bear's Missing Numbers is a math game containing  missing number and simple addition/subtraction word problems with matching fact cards. Click HERE to download.
We used "Polar Bear's Missing Numbers" as a cooperative learning team game and I helped my students create their own learning teams.  I had students volunteer to be the group leaders:  First, I chose 4 "readers" (they read the story problem)...they chose a table for their team.  Next, I chose 4 "writers" (they record the work for the problem)...they chose reader to sit with.  Then, I chose 4 "walkers" (they walk the answers to me to be checked)...they chose which team they wanted to join.  The readers from each group then chose the team "helpers" from the remaining students in the class to join their table.  Everyone had a role on each of the learning teams and they worked together to solve the problem.  The reader read the word problem to the group:  they worked together to find the answer, the writer recorded the work, and then the walker walked to the back table to find the matching fact card.  We had a race to see which team could answer the most problems correctly.  This activity was both fun AND eye opening because it really let me see what true team work looks like.  It helped me learn more about how to help my students be better team players as well.

You can be a team player this weekend!  Check out my TPT store for some amazing deals and get up to 28% off everything on Sunday.  All of my products have a reputation for being very reasonably priced, so you're getting a HUGE deal when you shop during this SUPER SALE.  
A big thank you to Ashley Hughes of "The School Supply Addict" for creating this SUPER cute sale button for us to use.  Check out her graphics on TPT...they're so cute!!  Have a safe and fun Super Bowl Sunday!  

Happy Shopping!!