Monday, May 13, 2013

Teacher Appreciation Blog Hop Winners (and a Smartboard game for you)!

Hey, friends!  I'm recycling an old post to link up with TeachingMOMster and SOL Train's guest blog on math centers.  I've got a fun, fun math game in SMARTBoard format for you to download and try out with your kiddos. It's called Hang Ten, and we use it to practice making 10's.  You can tweak it to make it as simple as you need to work in your class.  I used it towards the end of the 3rd quarter, so I allowed the kids to either add or subtract from the number they rolled to get to 10.  Directions are shown in the post.  Just scroll down past the Teacher Appreciation blog hop information.  Enjoy!

Thank you all for participating in our blog hop.
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We had over 11,000 entries! Wow, that is truly an amazing number of entries. Our three lucky winners have been pulled, and I'm thrilled to announce them!

Number 1 Prize, winner of the gift card package, is . . .

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Congratulations Linda K!

Number 2 Prize, the winner of the customized room theme plus great beginning of the year activities . . .
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Congrats Emma!

Number 3 prize winner, the winner of their choice of an item from each blog hop sponsor's store . . .

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Congrats Karyn W.!

Congratulations to all three winners!  I hope you all feel like winners with all the fantastic free items you were able to collect while hopping through our blogs!
           START HERE!
My current fan freebie is up on my Facebook page.  If you downloaded it, you know it is an end of the year game called "Hang Ten" where the children practice making tens.
hang ten smartboard

I converted that game into a Smartboard game and played it on Friday with my kids.

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It's played the same, but instead of partners playing against each other, we play it as team one against team two.  It's a great way to introduce the game and be sure that everybody understands the rules, and it gave me a chance to see who understood the concept of adding to or subtracting from to make 10.  My kids loved the game and begged me to play again, but we ran out of time, so we'll play again this week.
If you have a Smartboard and would like this game, you can download it by clicking on the picture below.  Enjoy!
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click here for free Smartboard Notebook file of this game.

rules for playing Hang Ten.

Enjoy your week, everyone!  How many days do you have left?  We're counting down now.  We have 13.5 school days left!


  1. Loving your fabulous new blog, Lesley! The colors are gorgeous! So great to be able to leave you a comment now!

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    2. Okay, it works on my apple computer, but not on my Dell Latitude. I wonder why? Anyway, thanks Wendy. It is a work of art!

  2. Lesley, I love your new blog design. Danielle did a great job. This is so exciting. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!
    The Fun Factory

    1. Thank you, Kathy. I'm thrilled and so thankful for Dani and her expertise in creating blogs. I never could have done this without her!

  3. Love your beautiful new blog! It's so colorful!

    Hopkins' Hoppin' Happenings

    1. Thank you Brian. It's starting to feel like home!

  4. Thanks for the freebie - tucked it away for next year! We have 6 days left - all end of year testing next week - yikes! Good thing is we have field day last day of school :) love your new blog! I am now a re-follower :)

    1. Six days! Isn't funny how we're all counting down. Have a great last week of school!


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