five for Friday and super easy giveaway for the super busy teacher!

Iiiit's baaaack!
So excited for Five for Friday!
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and if you look at all my randoms, there's even an awesome giveaway {rafflecopter free} at the end!

I won my first ever giveaway! And it's awesome! via Miss Nelson, I won a door sign from Wayward Whimsy! Oh, happy day! Now to choose one!?

I took this week off from the blog to really tackle some things around here. You know, all school related of course.

I finally broke out the Cameo! I bought it for Christmas in November! I really haven't had a place for it until we moved. So happy! I love that I can use any font on my computer!!! Last night I gave away any file from my store if someone could guess the three words...second person got it!!

I have a wasted white board in my room. Last year I tried just putting my bulletin board paper over it...put I love to staple, remove, staple, remove, and so on. So I saw on Jessica's Monday Made it {Third Grade Things} where she bought this piece of Perma board and covered it on fabric, then wa-la! A board I can staple into! My hubby even trimmed the excess off...since I can't reach that high! 

these are my new best friend! get them in 12 packs at target for $9 right now. That's a lot cheaper than hobby lobby!


I got all my reading buddies {aka old webkins} a new home with a sweet label of course!? I also grabbed some reading rugs from IKEA. I almost got the $1 ones, but these are my color...and they were $4 each.

and now for the giveaway! Sweet Katie {Now a queen of the SECOND grade jungle} just posted her first Busy Teacher for 2nd Graders! I am beyond happy! I bought a few last year and while I could use some of the activities, I needed more! Well, she did it!
So to welcome her to the best grade eva, a little group of second grade teachers are giving away a Back to School Busy Teacher! Each of us! So you have multiple chances to enter!
All you have to do for me is leave a comment telling me the first concept you teach in math  {you know after all the howdys and how do you do's!}, and make sure you follow my blog and Katie's! That's it! I will pick a random number on Sunday! good luck!


and you can enter on these blogs too!





55 comments:

  1. Usually the first concept I teach or review is adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers. If they seem firm, I go into regrouping:)

    rachelmd93@gmail.com

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  2. The first math concept I teach is addition. Also can I have a copy of your reading buddies label? I love it but couldn't find it in your TPT! Thanks!
    Rambling About Reading

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  3. We are starting with multplication . I love the reading buddies, might have to turn my old Beanie Babies into Math Buddies;)

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  4. Our new math series Go Math starts with odd and even! Isn't that crazy???
    Debbie
    debjac9@aol.com

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  5. The first thing we teach is numbers 0-10.

    cheriemae@gmail.com

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  6. The first thing we start with is addition.
    Donna
    donna@vccubed.com

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  7. We start with place value.
    Michelle
    inlikeflynnm@yahoo.com

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  8. We start with adding and the Make A Ten strategy. Thanks

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    1. me too!! I'll be emailing you!
      Rachel

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  9. We start with Place Value. Thank you!

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  10. We start with addition and time. Just starting 2nd this year, thanks for all the great ideas!
    katrinanoelle30@gmail.com

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  11. We start the year with addition.

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  12. We teach even and odd numbers. My email is mcreynolds.sarah@gmail.com

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  13. We use Envisions and our first concept is understanding addition and subtraction. Envisions is TOUGH!! But, at least they start off gentle! I'm super excited Katie is moving to second grade. I made the jump last year and it was the best decision I ever made! Thanks!
    Bridget
    trueblue81@hotmail.com

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  14. We start off with number concepts.

    Roxanne
    foxysexyroxy10@gmail.com

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  15. We usually start off with addition and then subtraction as review.
    Dalcia105122000@yahoo.com

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  16. We start with subtraction and addition of 2 digit numbers using mental math strategies.
    schoolhousetreasures

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  17. This is my first year in a new school so I have no clue what math concept we are teaching first. YIKES! I better find out soon! :)
    Nesli
    nxmonr@gmail.com
    Second Grade With The Teacher Wears Prada

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  18. We start the year teaching place value.


    Krystyn
    msrichardssmusings@gmail.com
    Ms Richards's Musings

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  19. I teach 2nd grade and we usually start the year off with reviewing and strengthening number concepts. Hope you have a great start to the year thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

    Lindsey - lmburto@gmail.com

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  20. 4th grade starts with place value.

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  21. 2nd grade starts with place value. :) bforbes89@gmail.com

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  22. I teach second grade and we start off with number sense, place value, and missing numbers on a number line or number grid.

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

    Bobbi
    Bitty Bilinguals

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    1. Sorry -- email! bobbistears@gmail.com :)

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  23. The first thing I teach in math is number sense concepts- ways to show numbers, place value, odd & even, comparing numbers... I think it makes the rest of the year go more smoothly if they have these concepts down.

    Erin Warden - erinmeagan@hotmail.com

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  24. We usually start off with review and then dive straight into number sense!!!

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  25. We review and then go into place value.
    lraines78@gmail.com

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  26. We review and do place value -- also - I did a Monday made it creating my own bulletin boards just a few weeks ago - not sure if you saw it from me or not? This was my post on it: http://3rdgradethings.blogspot.com/2013/07/make-it-monday-and-freebie.html
    Either way -yours looks great!

    jessica.wilson@frco.k12.va.us

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  27. I teach first grade. I start with number sense. Thanks!
    irlv@aol.com

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  29. Cheers to Rachel and Katie for teaming (with their blogging buddies) to host this giveaway. Thanks for chance to win your packs. Beginning of year is always exciting. I start math with number sense and tools in math for ways to count - tallies, number line, fingers, counters, etc.

    Stephanie tjoyce@aol.com

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  30. Well I teach first and second grade math together....SO...
    I do a lot with number sense right into adding for both grade levels.
    Single digit for first and double/triple digit for second.
    Thanks for your work!

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  31. We start with place value (+1, -1, +10, -10).
    Tania
    My Second Sense

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  32. We start with naming 1 more and 1 less of a number and finding numbers quickly on a 100 chart

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  33. Crossing my fingers!
    The first thing we teach in math is place value to hundreds.

    Christina :)
    Apples, Books, and Crayons
    applesbooksandcrayons@gmail.com

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  34. I love the idea of reading buddies, but am wondering if 4th graders are too old for them? What grade do you teach? We start off with place value for math!
    Abbey
    http://teachertalkwithmrst.blogspot.com/

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  35. I start with number words and place value - just have to ease back into thinking again:) I love your reading buddy sign - so cute!
    Thanks for such a great give-away!
    ~Natalie
    lamontfamily@bell.net
    Natalies Nook

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  36. The first thing I teach is addition and subtraction to 20. Loving these easy giveaways!
    Jhunter0724@yahoo.com

    Jeannie
    The 2nd Grade Surprise

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  37. I teach first grade and we begin the year with number concepts and using a 120 chart.

    jenniferjenkins7777@gmail.com

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  38. We have a mishmash of things in EM Chapter 1...skip counting, 100s grids, odd/even (really? in second grade?) and many more riveting topics.

    tokyoshoes at hotmail dot com

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  39. Too cute! autismabc123@gmail.com

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  40. Great giveaway! Love those Busy Teacher sets.

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  41. Would love to win! Love your blog and thanks for the freebies! njsaenz1@austin.rr.com

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  42. Usually I start with place value after reviewing 2nd grade concepts. I hope I win!!!
    rachael.adamo@alumni.twu.edu

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  43. I'm moving from first to second this year, so not sure what we start with! In first it was addition strategies like counting on. Thanks!

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  44. Love your blog! I'm new to second grade this year and appreciate the opportunity to win some great prizes!
    tgfirstgrade@gmail.com

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  45. we start off with number concepts too. Thanks for the opportunity.
    yvonneeyrg@gmail.com

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  46. I usually review for the first couple of weeks and then we begin talking about strategies for adding and subtracting.

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  47. We review number partners/adding within 10!

    Kristin
    kristinbrehm@gmail.com

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  48. I always start with review/teaching patterns.

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  49. We start with understanding addition & subtraction. I love your reading buddies sign! Is it posted anywhere?

    mrsamynovellino@gmail.com

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  51. Would you be willing to share your "Reading Buddies" sign? I've been searching FOREVER for a cute one! Thanks!

    jkroske@gmail.com

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