Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Share the Love

How exciting was it to find I've been given an award!!  Thank you to Cortney over at Once Upon a Substitute <3  Be sure to head over to her blog and check out her free President's Day packet (plan ahead for next year) and her totally cute Reading Fluency packet covers.  My students are going to go crazy over the Diary of a Wimpy Kid ones.

What it's All About...

The Liebster Award is awarded to blogs with less than 200 followers. The award is passed along from blogger to blogger and highlights up and coming blogs. Liebe is the word for love in Germany, which is where the award originated.  
Rules for Accepting 
*Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog. 
*Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you. 
*Copy and paste the blog award on your blog. 
*Present the Liebster Blog Award to blogs of 200 followers or less
who you feel deserve to be noticed. 
*Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment at their blog. 
Well I'm off to hunt for new blogging friends!  Check back to see who I've shared the love with.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Over the Rainbow

I am thrilled to begin this adventure of blogging!  I have no experience but am excited and eager to learn.
A big shout out goes to Alicia at DreamlikeMagice for this fantabulous blog template.  When I first saw it I was literally dancing around the house!  You could say I was "over the rainbow"!  During myy euphoric state I was inspired to create Over the Rainbow Number Comparisons.

This item is available in my Teachers Notebook store.  I can't wait to use it with my chickadees to review comparing numbers.  This will be a great item to use on early release days when I have math workstations.  Not only can it be used as a math workstation but it can be utilized for whole group practice or cooperative learning.

I am a great believer in cooperative learning!  I truly believe it helps students stay engaged and comprehend skills better.  I plan on using this with the cooperative learning structure Line Ups and Rally Coach.

My hubby (who teaches first grade) is excited to add this to his calendar math routine.

I am looking forward to learning, sharing and being inspired by my fellow bloggers!