Tuesday, December 22, 2015

25 Days of Christmas: Day 22

For your 22nd day of goodies, I'm giving away a $5 gift certificate to Teachers Pay  Teachers!

Just fill out the rafflecopter below and we will choose a winner tomorrow!
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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Day 20!

For your 20th day of goodies, we are giving away a winter pack and a bundle to get you through April!
Just fill out the rafflecopter below and we will choose a winner tomorrow!

Happy Sunday!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Day 19: Dunkin' Donuts Giveaway!

Hey y'all!

Abby again from Third Grade Bookworm! I'm back again to bring you another giveaway from one of my favorite places in the world --- Dunkin' Donuts!

Hopefully, most of you are on break by now and you can use this to spoil yourself while you're out shopping. If you're not out yet, you'll definitely want a sweet way to start your day on Monday morning!

You only have 24 hours to enter, so don't wait! Don't forget to stop by every day to enter a brand-new giveaway!

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Day 15: Christmas Grab Bag Giveaway

We hope everyone is having a wonderful last week before Christmas! We have 4 more days (not that we're counting.) To help ease the last few days of the semester, we are giving away two prizes. First, is a $10.00 TPT gift card and the second is a product of your choice from our store.
Go ahead and sign up for the giveaway via rafflecopter. Stay strong! We only have a few days left!


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Monday, December 14, 2015

Day 14: Christmas Grab Bag Giveaway

Welcome to day 14 of the 25 days of Christmas giveaways!  It's Megan from Mrs. Wheeler's First Grade {that's me in the pic below!} and I am here to offer you a few goodies for the holiday time!

{Isn't this sweatshirt the greatest?!?!  I found it at Target during Thanksgiving break.}

Up for grabs today are two holiday treats for you!  First, it's a $10.00 Starbucks gift card!  Everyone needs a caffeine boost this time of year, right?  And what better way to get that boost than with a delicious, holiday beverage from Starbucks?!  Next, it's my "Twas the Day Before Winter Break" pack!  I created this pack to help get you through that final day before break.  You can really use anytime during the week leading up to winter break.  It's full of fun, yet simple stations that your kids are going to eat up!  Literally.  From icing a cookie to playing Christmas BINGO to making an ornament, this pack has you covered!  You can enter to win both the Starbucks card and the pack below.  *In case you want to check out the pack in advance, click the cover!  Good luck!  Winner announced tomorrow!

Mrs. Wheeler

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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Christmas Goodies for Your Classroom!

For many of you this is the last week of school as we head into Christmas break and some of you (I'm so sorry!) still have some days next week too!  

December is a crazy busy and exciting month!  And it seems like the picture above can sometimes describe how teachers are feeling.  So how about a little help with those December lesson plans?

As part of our Spark of Inspiration 25 Days of Christmas Grab Bags, I am giving someone a pack of Christmas activities to help you make these last days heading into break fun but also productive!!

Enter to win Take It or Leave It December Opinion Writing.

Holiday Fluency Task Cards

Holiday ELA Task Cards

Just enter below.  You only have today so don't delay!

Stay tuned for more giveaways!!

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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Day 12 Giveaway

Hi everyone! I hope you're having a good time with our 25 days of Christmas Grab Bags event!  

I'm here today to give away a set of goodies that will get you all set for winter months. 

 In this bag of goodies, you will get printable activities for winter, guided reading activities for winter, a Jan Brett author study, and a winter character analysis pack. What did I tell ya? All set for winter!

Enter this Rafflecopter below for a chance to win these prizes!

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Stay tuned for more giveaways!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Giveaway day 11!

Hey friends! Jen from Teaching in the Tongass here! I hope you're all having fun participating in our 25 days of Christmas Grab Bags event! December can be super hectic, so I'll keep this short and sweet!
Because everyone likes to win...grab this FREE set of New Year Games clipart by clicking below:
And I'll choose 1 lucky winner to receive a snail mail package FULL of goodies from me! Who doesn't love getting real mail (not bills and junk mail of course haha!)?!
Now, I don't want to give away too many details on what I've included in the package, BUT...I will say that whoever wins this should be a fan of my clipart, TpT and getting mail. That's all I'm going to reveal :)

Just enter using the Rafflecopter below.  Good luck!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Day #10: Grab Bag Giveaway

Hi guys!  It's Angie from Lucky Little Learners and I'm here to bring you another fun giveaway!  I am happy to announce that I am giving away one copy of my Christmas Money Messages!  This activity is a fun and engaging way for your students to practice coin value and adding combinations of coins.  Here's a video of this activity IN ACTION in my classroom!
All you have to do to win your copy is enter the Rafflecopter below...GOOD LUCK!

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

DAY EIGHT: Grab Bag Giveaway

Hey hey, all! It's Ashley from Schroeder Shenanigans in 2nd! I'm excited to be bringing you DAY 8 of our Sparkie 25 days of Christmas Grab Bags GIVEAWAY!!

One of my absolutely favorite things about the holidays is spending this magical time with my kiddos!!  Just last week I blogged all about my FAVORITE holiday traditions that you can check out by clicking {HERE} or the image below.

ANNND lucky for you, you have a chance to win my NEWLY made over POLAR EXPRESS PALOOZA pack that was recently made over!!

Just enter the rafflecopter below for your chance to win a Polar Express Palooza pack for your kiddos! GOOD LUCK!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Day 7: Spot It! Games for Little Learners

I'm so excited to bring the next giveaway to you!

I had the opportunity to go to the EdExpo last February and I found a game I fell in LOVE with.

photo cred: Mrs. Hoffer
I pulled it out about a month ago to work with some of my intervention babies who have letter recognition goals. Once a week, I'll ask them to invite a friend to come and play a game or two with us.

Two players each turn over a card. The object of the game is to "spot" the ONE thing that is the same on BOTH cards. No matter what two cards are turned over in the deck, there will always be one thing that is the same. So for the picture above, both cards have a blue G!

PEOPLE. When I said it was time to put this game away, there was wailing and gnashing of teeth of biblical proportions. They LOVED it.

There's even a math version! My kinder friends - big and little ones - are just as in love as I am!

photo cred: Mrs. Hoffer
Do you see the green 3 on each card?
So... I'm giving away one of each! Amazon Prime will send it right to your door! :) Thanks for keeping up with our 25 Days of Giveaways! We'll be back tomorrow with more!! Enter the Rafflecopter below to win! Hurry!

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Sunday, December 6, 2015

Differentiating Math Centers with Dice

Differentiation - a word that drives fear into the teacher heart and requires a dramatic eye-roll during a staff meeting. So many times when we hear DI, it seems like this burdensome task that is completely overwhelming. But friends, DI should NOT require hours of extra hours or thousands of extra copies. I've shared about about differentiation on my blog here, and today I wanted to share one of my favorite ways to simply level math centers - with dice!

Last fall, I ordered a 'Pound of Dice' from Amazon (affiliate link) and was amazed to receive over 80 colorful dice. Each color-set included 4/6/8/10/12/20 dice, as well as, a place value dice (included multiples of tens). These dice allow me to have the same center in a tub with three different sets of dice - one for each of my math groups. (Learn more about how I group my students for Guided Math here.) I snagged a bead container from Michaels with a 40% coupon and my 15% Teacher Discount for less than $5 - a perfect storage solution!
When pulling math centers, I tend to use the green, yellow, and blue dice most. These match my color-coded math groups and makes it easy for students to grab the right dice. My 1st graders know their math color and grab their dice from the math center bin.

In October, my friends were doing Place Value Roll with dice, base ten pieces, and a recoding log. Easy peasy prep. My lowest group was working with the green place value dice (10, 20, 30, etc.) and 0-9 dice. My middle group worked with two 0-9 yellow dice and had to decide where to place the dice to make the largest number, and my above grade-level group worked with 3 blue dice to make a 3-digit number.
In our Fact Family Center we loved using our set-of-five Fact Family Triangles (Amazon affiliate link) to relate addition and subtraction. I placed the triangles, a recording log, and 3 sets of dice in the bin (each set in a ziploc bag with a colored sticker). My green group is working with two 6-sided dice (sums within 12), yellow group is playing with a 12-sided dice and a 6-sided dice (sums within 18), and blue group is playing with two 12-sided dice (sums within 24). The learning target - "Students will be able to relate addition and subtraction." is being reviewed and practice with just-right materials.
If you don't teach 1t grade, here are some other ideas for Easy Dice Games (and easily differentiated based on the number of sides each die has):
  • Comparing Numbers: Roll 2/3/4 dice (depending on your grade). Order the dice to make the largest possible number. Use <, >, = to compare your number to your partner's number. The friend with the largest number receives 1 point. First partner to 15 points wins!
  • Place Value: Roll 4 dice. Make all the number combinations possible out of those numbers. Then, order the numbers from least to greatest. (If you teach older grades, require every number to have a tenths place.)
  • Word Problems: Leave a set of word problems on a binder ring at a center. For every number in the problem, leave a blank. Then, have students roll numbers to fit the problems. They have to ensure the numbers make sense and then, they have to solve the problem! (To learn more about differentiating word problems in this way, read this blog post.)
  • Fractions: Have students roll a 4-sided dice as a denominator. Then, have students roll the 20-sided dice for a numerator. Then, students have to make the improper faction, put it in simplest terms, and write it as a decimal!
I use these dice every.single.day and they are definitely one of my teacher-must haves. I give these away to all my University Students and I frequently shout-them out on Instagram and Facebook. Today I would love to send an amazing classroom a set of these dice! Every pound-o-dice is different (colors, sides, number) but regardless, they are AMAZING. After snagging the dice myself, I ended up with 75 dice with 3 sides to 20 sides. This is a flash giveaway so Rafflecopter will choose a winner at midnight tonight.

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Saturday, December 5, 2015

Day Five: Grab Bag Giveaway!

Welcome to Day

 Five of the 25 Days of Christmas Grab Bags!
You're not getting rid of me that easily, because I'm back for a second straight day to give more away.

Admit it-- this is better than when your heart grew three sizes.  Or that time grandma got run over by a reindeer.  Those were good interesting times...I guess--but nothing like this.

Enter the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win a copy of my project based learning activity, Build A Ski Resort.  Trust me, your kids will love it!