Friday, March 18, 2011

Who Likes Free Stuff?!

I've been so excited since my trip to the Dollar Tree the other day.
I'd been looking through one of my favorite teacher catalogs and circling things I wish I could afford for my classroom and here's one of the math activities I thought the kids would love.

But who can afford $39.95 plus shipping?

So then I saw that roll of shelf liner for only $1.00 and I thought I'd give it a go. Here's what I came up with. I cut the liner into squares. Then I painted numbers on each one. So now I have my own set of number mats for only a dollar!! (They go up to 20)

They can be used as a number line or scattered and kids can jump around to find given numbers.


And then...I starting making task cards to go with them so my kids can use them with partners in math stations.

And then...this little trip to the Dollar Tree turned into a 97 page "Jump Around" packet on my computer!!

And now...I want to give you some!!!
I made task cards for lots of math skills and I posted the ones for skip counting in my TpT store for free. You can also check out the whole pack while you're there.


Lastly, I decided I'd jump on the giveaway bandwagon too!
I'd love to mail you a set of homemade number mats 0-20 and email you my "Jump Around" packet!

So as with all other giveaways you can follow me, my TpT store, link to this post, and leave a comment for each to enter. I'll choose a winner on Wednesday, the 23rd.

I hope you think this idea is as cool as I do! I just love saving money!

31 comments:

  1. Neat! Super creative! I'd love to win your "Jump Around" packet! I'm a follower of your blog!

    www.theteachingbug.blogspot.com

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  2. LOVE this! It sounds like a lot of fun and would love to win! I'm a follower!

    -Gladys
    Once Upon a Time in First Grade

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  3. I follow your blog - would love to win! :o)
    Cindy
    ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

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  4. You're on my favorite sellers list on TpT. Fingers are crossed!! :o)
    Cindy
    ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

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  5. Great hands-on...or...I mean feet-on project. I'm now a follower of your blog. Sure hope I win!

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  6. I love your blog! I just started following you and would love to win! :)

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  7. Super fun. I love your blog!

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  8. Hi! I follow your blog! Your ideas are great and my kids love them!

    Conchy

    Conchy.Marcano@gmail.com

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  9. I am following you on TpT!

    Conchy

    Conchy.Marcano@gmail.com

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  10. I posted about you on Facebook!

    Conchy

    Conchy.Marcano@gmail.com

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  11. I'm a follower girl...and I LOVE this idea. Thanks for the free stuff on TpT. Hopefully I will be lucky enough to win the number mats....besides, you already have my address ;-) ha ha Thanks!
    Erin
    http://eberhartsexplorers.blogspot.com/

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  12. I follow you on TpT, too! ;-)
    Erin
    http://eberhartsexplorers.blogspot.com/

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  13. And I posted about YOU and this give away....check it out:
    http://eberhartsexplorers.blogspot.com/2011/03/another-great-give-away.html

    Thanks, Erin! :)

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  14. I am now a follower of your blog!

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  15. I am also a follower of you on TpT!

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  16. this is great! i am a new follower of your blog:)

    -lindsey
    www.theteacherwife.blogspot.com

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  17. Melissa,

    I love this idea. I taught high school English before I had my baby boy 3 years ago, and several friends and I are planning to homeschool our kids together. I know how much work goes into your lessons, and I really appreciate the extra work to put it on the blog! (Especially since teaching little ones is a bit terrifying :) And I'm pretty sure that my 3 year old will love school if it means you are supposed to be jumping around the room! I look forward reading more of your blog!

    Kristy

    http://waitingforryder.blogspot.com/

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  18. I am now following your TPT store!

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  19. I am now following you on tpt.

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  20. I'm following your blog.

    I would love to have this!

    Jenna

    fancyinfirst.blogspot.com

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  21. This is such a good idea!!! The best teachers are the ones who can make things for $1 ;) P.S. I gave you a shout-out on my tray post! Thanks again for the cool idea!!

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