Sunday, March 18, 2012

Patterns, Basketball...Time for a Giveaway!

Spring Break is officially over for me and it is time to head back to the classroom!  Believe it or not, I did manage to create two activities over the last week.  I plan to use them for math stations to help us review some key skill areas. (Ok....I realize I've done a lot of math lately but I promise I do teach all subjects!)

In the spirit of March Madness, I whipped together a fun basketball math game.  It reviews mixed 2-digit addition and subtraction.  It is set up as a traditional memory game but every time a match is made, the player has the chance to score a goal.  I picked up a basketball-themed Easter basket and some basketball mini "Spash-N-Swim" balls at the dollar store this weekend.  I figured this would be the perfect accessories for the game....seeing as these balls are light weight and won't hurt anyone.  :)


I also put together a spring-themed number patterns activity.  My kids have really gotten into figuring out patterns these days.  This week I'll try and challenge them with a mix of number patterns that involve basic operations, place value, and skip counting patterns.  Plus, are these owl graphics cute or what?


You can get your copy of these by clicking on the preview images.  However, I do love a good giveaway! So... I plan to give away a couple copies of each.  If you are interested, the only requirement for entering is that you follow my Tpt store!

Become a follower by clicking on the red "Follow Me" link at the top of the tpt page here:


Once you have done that {thank you!}, leave me a comment below letting me know that you are a follower.  I will use a random number generator on Wednesday night to pick 5 lucky winners!  If you are chosen, you will have your choice of which game {from above} that you would like for me to send you! 


P.S.- A couple of things:

*Thank you to everyone who has left me comments on my blog, store, facebook, etc.!  I read all of them!  Ya'll are WONDERFUL!

*I am overwhelmed by all of the sweet peeps that have sent blog awards my way in the last week.  I'll pass on the love soon! Promise!

*I'll be guest blogging Monday over at Mrs. Miner's Kindergarten Monkey Business!  My post is about using math tubs in the classroom and there are some freebies.  :)  Make sure you check it out!

I hope you have a wonderful start to the week!



37 comments:

  1. I have been following your blog and your TPT items for a few weeks. I still have 2 more LONG weeks before we go on spring break! I could use a freebie. :)
    Chris

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  2. I follow your blog and tpt store.


    First Grade Delight
    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  3. I am new to your blog, but I love it! I teach math and love how creative you are! Three weeks before my spring break, but I'll make it.

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  4. I'm following your blog and now tpt store.

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  5. I was already following your blog but am now following your TPT store too!
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    Erin
    esample4@gmail.com

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  6. I am following your TPT store and blog. You have great graphics and cute centers! I hope win the addition subtraction set. :) sunnyinsocal@yahoo.com

    Thank you for a great little giveaway!
    Nancy

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  7. I'm a follower! Love your ideas.

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  8. These look fabulous!! I love the games you create and so do my kiddos! I follow your TpT store!

    Ali
    alischepis(at)gmail(dot)com
    An Education Lasts a Lifetime

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  9. I have been following you for a while..................thanks!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  10. I follow your TPT store and your blog! Spring break is still 3 weeks away for us. I'm not sure I can make it!
    kheinrich9@gmail.com

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  11. I already follow your blog and TPT store!

    rmariemuniz@yahoo.com

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  12. I am a new follower. You have great ideas!

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  13. I am a follower of both!! The activities look great!
    jjohnson9774@gmail.com

    JD's Rockin' Readers

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  14. I already follow your blog & TpT store!! These look awesome! :)

    Lisa
    fsuteach81@yahoo.com

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  15. I'm following your blog and TpT store! These looks great!

    Cathy I.
    mrsirwinsclass@gmail.com

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  16. I have been a follower of yours (blog and TpT) for a while. Love your blog! The basketball game is fabulous and sounds like fun. I love the cute owl graphics on the number pattern product. I wish I was this creative.

    Jana
    Thinking Out Loud

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  17. I follow your blog and TpT store! You always have cute ideas and even cuter products

    Ms. Patterson


    Pocket Full of Kinders

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  18. I am a follower of your TPT store!
    lraines78@gmail.com

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  19. I follow your blog and TPT store!
    tigermagic@bellsouth.net
    Brian
    http://hopkinshoppinblog.blogspot.com/

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  20. I follow your blog & TPT store! :)

    Thanks for all your ideas!
    Amanda Cypher
    amanda.c.archer@gmail.com
    http://sweetiesinsecond.blogspot.com

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  21. I follow both your blog and store!! :)
    jenross1018@yahoo.com

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  22. I follow your TPT store and your blog!!!
    bl3982@yahoo.com

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  23. I follow your TPT store! (This was easy, I already followed you!

    Sally from ElementaryMatters

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  24. Following you now! Love your stuff!

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  25. I'm a follower!!

    eah719@hotmail.com

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  26. I follow you and your TpT store. Both games are adorable!

    SM

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  27. Love your creativity and ideas. I follow your tpt store
    Brooke
    brookeychook@hotmail.com

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  28. I follow your blog and store! Love them both!!
    m1175m@yahoo.com

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  29. I follow your blog and tpt store. You always have great ideas! Thank you!
    wachowiak.cathy@d46.org

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  30. I already follow your blog AND you're already on my favorite sellers list at Tpt! :o)

    Cindy
    ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

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  31. I've recently started following your blog, and now your TpT store as well. Everything looks great! =)

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  32. I follow your TPT store!

    Jennifer
    jenniferlalsip(at)yahoo(dot)com
    The First Grade Dream

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  33. I follow your TPT store. hcarpenter@ebrschools.org

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  34. Really great for the kids. I love the basketball pattern for math. Its really cool.

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