Thursday, February 28, 2013

It's Time for the Giveaway!!!

Holy Moly, am I excited or what!!!!!  It is almost time to begin entering to WIN a load of A-MAZ-ING products.  Not only does the winner get products from those I blogged about {HERE}, but they also get all the products from those that linked up over at "Our Sweet Success" {Here}.  There are so many chances for you to win.  You may enter to win starting at midnight, March 1st!!! This raffle will run from March 1st-March March 8th!  Winner will be announced that weekend!! Good Luck!!!

AND GO!!!!

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Sunday, February 24, 2013

A Ginormous Giveaway!

So exactly one year ago, Michelle and I became friends with our first ever giveaway together!  Now, we're back for an even bigger, better, ginormous giveaway!  We have some amazing products from amazing teachers to give away. 
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!!
Click here to link up! {Our Sweet Success}       
Phase 2 - Enter to WIN! (Mackey's Classroom)
Starting on Friday, March 1...I 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.
Take a look at who's offering their products for one of you to win!!

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!  You can do that {here}  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 1, 2013 at Mackey's Classroom by clicking HERE! There will be many opportunities to WIN!!

Don't forget to come back March 1st and enter to win some AMAZING products!!



I used the true random number generator, but for whatever reason, I can't get it copied and pasted to share.
Congratulations Rachel, #2 you were the winner of my latest product!
Thanks to all who entered!
Lori, you were the winner of my snow day giveaway, please email me with your product pick from my store at

Friday, February 22, 2013

New Product {Comparing Numbers}

Wow, two posts in one day!  These snow days have done wonders on getting things done on my to do list.  I just finished my latest activity packet and you are going to love it!  It is common core based and focuses on comparing numbers using symbols.  It's called "Fill Your Cup!"

Here's how it works.  Students can play with a partner or small group.  Each kiddo needs a cup work mat.  Players will draw a number card and compare their number to the others.  Whoever has the greatest or least number {depending on the version}in the group gets to place that card on their work mat, thus filling their cup.  Play continues until all the cards have been used.  Whoever "filled their cup" with the most number of cards is the winner. 

I included number cards 1-120, but you do not have to have students play with all cards.  Depending on their level choose what cards to work on.  Maybe if you teach kindergarten, only have students use number cards 1-20!  If students are more advanced, they can play with numbers 1-50.  The possibilities are endless, just choose what works best for your kiddos.  If you need to check for student understanding, I included a few different versions of recording sheets.  I included one of these as a FREEBIE down below. 

O.K. enough talking, here are a few snippets of what is included.  I made two versions, one version uses more colored ink, while the other is more ink friendly.  Click on any of the pictures to take you to my TpT store and check it out.

Here's your freebie! Just click on either picture to download!

And if your still with me, I would love to give this packet away to somebody!  All you have to do is leave me a comment about ANYTHING and FOLLOW MY BLOG! I will pick a winner Sunday morning after I've had my coffee!  If you blog about this, you can enter a second time to increase your chance of winning!!
Good Luck and thanks for following!

Snow Day Giveaway Winner!!!

And the winner is......

Lori, please email me at with your item pick from my {store} and I will get it sent to you.  Thank you to all who entered, it means a lot to have amazing followers like yourselves.  Didn't win this time, don't worry there will be more chances to win coming SOON!!!!
Boy, was it a snow storm, so bad that we even got today off also.  I'm loving me some downtime to get caught up on this rollercoaster we call LIFE!  They were not kidding when they predicted a huge snowstorm, records indicate that Hays, Ks got a total of 17 inches of snow!!  Yea, to a four day weekend, thank you mother nature!
Here are some photos I thought I would share with you!
The carpet van got stuck and and a truck had to pull him out, this was my entertainment for about 15 minutes!!
When it comes to removing snow from our driveway, my husband does not mess around!!
I sure hope we have a good roof, this was all the snow piled up on the roof and then hanging down in the front. 

Another big storm is supposed to come through sometime Monday, is it wishful thinking that we might get a five day weekend.  Probably, but a girl can always dream!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013


Oh yes, we have a snow day tomorrow, I am so excited!  We went to school this morning, but got dismissed early because it was getting nasty outside.  They are predicting to get 15-17 inches of snow and they already cancelled school tomorrow!!  What do I plan on doing you ask, well spend the day inside with my own little people.  Speaking of little people, look who turned 3 months yesterday!!

I can't believe he is already 3 months, I just "HEART" him.  Don't you love his STUD Muffin shirt, HA!! 
O.K. so in honor of our snow day, I am going to do a quick giveaway!  You could win any item from my TpT store {HERE}!  I just posted my latest packet this week!!
Or maybe if you are a super duper planner you are already getting ready for April and May!
Basket Full of Eggs:  Math and Literacy Center Activities
All you have to do is enter using the Rafflecopter below. 
BEWARE!!  This is my first time using the Rafflecopter, so to be honest, I have no clue how it works exactly, but thought I would give it a try.  So please if something goes haywire I will correct it the best way I can.  Thanks and Good Luck!!
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Monday, February 18, 2013

"It's your lucky day!" {A Common Core Math packet for the month of March} plus a freebie

Between a three year old and a three month old getting ear infections, and having President's Day off this year, I was able to put the finishing touches on my latest packet.  It has been a LONG time since I have had time to create anything new since the baby was born, so hopefully you all enjoy.  This packet is packed full of common core math activities to help you get through March.  Click {here} for more details on this packet.

Here are a few snippets from the packet.

Each activity comes in black and white also for those that are saving on ink, I know how precious that is. It also comes with a recording page to check for student's understanding.  You can click on any of the pictures above to take you to my TpT store.

If you are still reading, I have a FREEBIE from this packet to share with you.  Click the picture to download!
Some of my blogging friends and I will be hosting a giveaway the beginning of March.  If you would like to be in on this, leave me a message below with your email address and we will contact you.  It should be a great one, so let me know.
And, for those still reading my ramblings, I would like to do a Flash FREEBIE of this new product.  The first two people to leave me a comment will get my latest packet for free.  Don't forget to leave your email address so I can send it to you if you win.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Lucky Leprechaun: Counting by Tens {CC.1.NBT.5 & 1.OA.5}

Are you ready for March?  I am!!  It means Spring Break is right around the corner and then we are into the homestretch for summer break.  AHHH!! Summer, I am so ready for warmer weather and spending my days being lazy with my kiddos. 

I finally got a break to make a quick little freebie to add to your March files.  My firsties have been working really hard at counting by tens, ten more, ten less, one more, and one less.  This is pretty tricky especially for my ESL kiddos.  I have been implementing our MTSS math groups and this is something we will continue to plug away at in those groups.  Students will fill in the leprechaun hats with the next four numbers when counting by ten.  I included both color and black and white for printing ease.  I hope you enjoy!!

For this freebie click {HERE}!!

Friday, February 1, 2013

I know, I know it's been a while since I've uploaded a new product!!  But honest to God I just have not had any downtime to get creative!!  I'm hoping that once this little nugget gets older and life isn't pulling me in 10,000 different directions I will get back to it!  But, I am still going to participate in the super sale! 
"Smore Math Please"  Common Core Math Packet
"Sweet Place Value"
"Hearts Forever" Common Core Math and Literacy Centers

Have a happy weekend!!!