Saturday, January 10, 2015

Five for Fraturday & a GIVEAWAY

I'm linking up (for the first time ever!) with Doodle Bug's Five for Friday linky...part of my hopes to become a better blogger in 2015.  Make sure you stick around until #5...there's a giveaway at the end of this post!




I live in Wisconsin, though I am not originally from here.  Let me tell you, it's freezing here!!  (Notice how the -13 degree windchill is "much warmer" than yesterday.)  I thought it was cold in Michigan where I grew up, but I was wrong.  Wisconsin is cold...C.O.L.D.  We had -25 degree windchills here this week, and our school did not close!

I ordered one of these this week!  I can't wait to try it out.  If you have one, how do you like it?


My kids needed some review practice with skip counting this week, so I put them on "The Counting Game" app (by Chris Egerter).  My kids really love this app because it's fun to find the next number in the sequence, and I really like it because it has lots of different types of counting...from counting by 1s all the way through counting by 10s.

We also did a non-standard measuring experiment this week.  More on that later (including a freebie so you can try it with your class!), but let's just say...it was a huge hit!

If you've been to my blog before, you probably notice that it looks a little different now.  I got a FABULOUS blog re-design from Megan at A Bird in Hand Designs.  She was exceptionally patient when I asked for things to be tweaked, and the results are absolutely beautiful!  I am so, so thrilled with how it turned out!  If you are looking to freshen up your blog design, you need to check out Megan's work!

To celebrate a new design, I'm giving away a $25 gift card to TPT!  You can enter through the Rafflecopter link below.  Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

19 comments:

  1. Your blog looks lovely, Kate! The background design is easy on the eyes :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hi Katy. Found you through the linky. Funny to see so many cold weather pics--I have one too. Ha! The counting game looks great - I'm checking into getting on our iPads now. I love finding new apps!
    And your blog looks great - so fun to get a new look. We had ours done this summer.

    Crystal
    Teaching Little Miracles

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for checking out my blog! I look forward to checking out yours

      Delete
  3. Beautiful blog! (also love the chair!!!)

    ReplyDelete
  4. What a fabulous design!! Love it! I know the kids must have enjoyed measuring you while you were on the carpet! :) Jo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Jo! And yes, the kids loved it!! They thought it was so fun to measure their teacher. :)

      Delete
  5. The new design looks great! Curious to see how the chair works out for you. Looking forward to your next post! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much! I'll be sure to let you know how the chair works out. :)

      Delete
  6. Great design and excited to keep up with you!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Your new blog design is gorgeous! :) I am excited to start following along!
    Katie
    Inquiring Our Way Through First Grade

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Katie! I'm looking forward to checking out your blog as well! :)

      Delete
  8. Love the new design! My fav colors! Happy New Year! wendy 1stgradefireworks 1stgradefireworks

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Wendy! They are my favorite colors as well! Happy New Year!

      Delete
  9. The blog looks great! I would love to know how you like the chair!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Megan did my blog too about 2 years ago and I still LOVE it! Your design looks fantastic! Thanks for the Rafflecopter!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hi Katy

    I LOVE your new blog design!

    Have a lovely week,
    Lindy

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...