Blogiversary Luau

Aloha friends!  As I was planning out some new posts I realized tomorrow February  25th is the 1 year anniversary of me starting my blog!!  I cannot believe it.  The year has gone by quickly and I have made so many fabulous bloggy friends and teacher friends around the globe.

I knew this day was coming and tried to think of something fantastic to do. But I have been under the weather and sometimes less is more!



With that being said I started this blog to share my ideas and give back to others.  I discovered blogs through Pinterest and filled my classroom with so many great ideas and freebies.  I decided for my Bloggy Birthday to make  a fun freebie.  It is much better to give than to receive!!


Recently I attended a Singapore Math workshop and received so many great ideas on how to rework my math time.  This is a little game that the instructor taught us and I think it is great on so many levels.

The object of the game is to get 5 coins in a row.
 You lay out the game board with all the 10 frames face up.
The first player selects 2 ten frames to add up to a sum on the board.
They cover their space with a game piece.

The next player can remove one card and replace it with a different card to make a new sum.
The green player just made a 10.  So the purple player took away the 2 and replaced it with a 4 to make  12.
The game continues until one person makes 5 in a row. Such a simple game, but they are adding and using higher level skills to think about how to make a certain sum to get their 5 in a row.

I played this with my daughter in 3rd grade and I was amazed to see what her thinking was.

I am looking forward to teaching my class how to play this game.  Just click on the picture above to grab it in my TpT store.

As another token of my gratitude for all of my wonderful followers and friends, I am giving away a $30 gift certificate to Amazon!  



All I ask is that you are a follower of my blog and leave me a comment below.  I will pick a winner on Wednesday!!

Finally everything in my TpT store is on sale today and tomorrow.



Mahalo for all of your wonderful comments, ideas and support over this past year.  I have learned so much and become a better teacher through this little blog.

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday





87 comments

  1. I've been following for awhile and always love your posts.

    Julie
    Math is Elementary
    juliesawyer17@yahoo.com

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  2. I follow your blog! Thanks for the great giveaway!
    kwelnicke@hotmail.com

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  3. I will have a candle on top of a chocolate donut to celebrate your Blogiversary.
    Here's to many more!
    Tania
    My Second Sense

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  4. I have been following and loving your blog :)

    Lauren Kassner
    lekassner13@gmail.com

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  5. Congratulations on reaching a milestone. Thanks for the giveaway. I love your work.

    Cindy
    cindyw98@aol.com

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  6. Happy Blogiversary to you!! And of course I follow you! :)
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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  7. Happy Blogiversary! I think I've been following since the beginning. Love ya girl!

    Journey of a Substitute Teacher

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  8. Congrats on a year!!! I already follow your awesome blog! Thanks for the freebie too!! :o)

    Cindy
    ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

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  9. Congrats on your blogiversay! :) I'm a follower (and thanks for the freebie)!

    cathy@missversteeg.com

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  10. I am a follower! amandalawson4@gmail.com

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  11. I love reading your tips, especially since I am student teaching in second grade right now! I need all the help I can get!
    Thank you for all of the cute ideas and freebies :)
    Margot

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  12. Love your blog!! I've been following you. The freebie is cool. Thanks and congrats on your blogiversary!
    Gina
    Beach Sand and Lesson Plans

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  13. Thank you for the freebie and Happy Blogiversary ( I just wished you a Happy Birthday on TPT lol (guess I'm a little tired).
    cbartram@kitcarsonschool.com

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  14. Hey Corinna! I remember when you just got started. . . and I watched your followers grow and grow and grow! And now you have twice as many as I do! That just proves how wonderful you are and how everyone loves you! Happy Blogversary!
    Patty
    Second In Line

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  15. Happy Blogiversary! Can't believe it has only been a year for you!
    Tracey
    Third Grade All Stars

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  16. Happy First Year! Thank you for the freebie! I follow your blog! 2c2lsmith@kywimax.com

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  17. Congrats on your Blogiversary! I've been following for a few months now and love your blog!

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  18. Happy Blogiversary! I love your math game, thank you for sharing.
    Maria
    First Grade Carousel

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  19. Wow! What a wonderful gift! I love your blog and learning about Hawaii at the same time! Especially love the pictures from there and have commented on them several times. Thanks for this offer.
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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  20. Congrats to you, my friend! I told ya you were so sweet! Thanks for sharing all you do with us, especially your kindness!

    Amy Howbert
    Little Miss Organized
    amyhowbert1@gmail.com

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  21. I follow!! Happy Blogiversary!! Thanks!!

    -Ciera
    adventuresofroom129.blogspot.com

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  22. Happy Blogiversary!

    I'm a blog follower.
    divingintolearning@gmail.com

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  23. Happy Blogiversary!!! Congrats :) I am a blog follower :)

    Heidi
    My (Not So) Elementary Life
    mynotsoelementarylife@yahoo.com

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  24. I have loved getting to know you this year Corinna ! Even though you are sick, you are still thinking of others......thanks for being you !!

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  25. Aloha... So happy to follow you! I love a Luau! Happy Blogaversary!

    Iteachkidsabc@gmail.com
    :o) V.
    Special Teacher for Special Kids

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  26. Congratulations! I've been a faithful follower since summer---always look forward to your posts. Have a great week!

    sunburst541@gmail.com

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  27. Happy blogiversary! Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a follower!

    Ashley
    arclark2012@gmail.com

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  28. Congrats on the birthday! The game is great.

    Melissa
    dillydabbles@gmail.com

    DillyDabbles

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  29. That looks like a really cool game, Corinna. I'm wondering if my 6 year olds could do it. I think some of them could for sure. Congrats on the one year anniversary!!!

    Barbara
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

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  30. Happy one year!!! I love your blog :)

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  31. I look forward to your posts! :)
    ~Fern

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  32. Happy blogversary! I'm a follower of your blog! Love your graphics, can't wait to add to my collection!

    Karen
    An Apple a Day in First Grade

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  33. Congrats on 1 year! I am a follower!

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

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  34. Congratulations on your one year blogiversary! I follow your wonderful blog! :o)

    œKaryn
    A is for Apple B is for Blog
    Kideducator@comcast.net

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  35. Corinna, I'd say you've had a very successful first year. Congratulations!! Here's hoping you'll continue your creative work.

    Your follower,

    Jill
    a-little-red-wagon.blogspot.com

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  36. Happy Blogiversary! I love following your blog!

    ❀Bethany❀
    Learning is a Journey
    Polka Dot Parlor

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  37. Happy Blogiversary!!! I have been a follower of your blog and enjoy reading your posts!

    Andrea
    Reading Toward the Stars
    readerstars@gmail.com

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  38. Wish I was in Hawaii right about now!
    Jennifer
    The Extra Energetic Educator
    extraenergeticeducator@yahoo.com

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  39. Happy blogiversary! One happy follower here! Love all your ideas, and your clip art is fantastic, too!

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  40. Wow, how generous! I have been following your blog for a while now! Thanks so much!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  41. Happy Blogiversary!! I LOVE reading your posts! Thanks also for the freebie!

    Angela :)
    Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!
    angelanerby (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  42. I've been following your blog for about a year! Thanks for sharing your ideas.

    Maria
    manakans@hotmail.com

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  43. Happy Blogiversary to YOU!! I am a follower who LOVES your creative things :-) as a teacher new to 2nd grade you have helped me out a bunch! Thanks for the great work and thanks for the chance at winning the gift card!!
    Karen
    tommysmom0206@yahoo.com

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  44. How was I not already following your blog? I've visited before from time to time! A big congrats to you on 1 year! All the best for the future too

    Tammy (Mme Aiello @ Teaching FSL)

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  45. I am your newest blog follower! Congrats!

    jennifer.agolino@gmail.com

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  46. I LOVE your blog, your ideas, and your products! Happy blogoversary!
    reyesremarkablerants at gmail dot com

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    1. Also, I'm a new follower under this e-mail address, but a long time follower, before I plunged into my own blogging adventure!

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  47. I just found your blog! I love the math game and can't wait to try it out!! Congratulations!
    Lisa
    lkgirl24@aol.com

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  48. Congratulations! I love the math game & plan to print it at school in the AM. I would love to win your give away! Thank you! dbednarsk@yahoo.com

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  49. Love your work!! Congratulations on the anniversary.
    Am a follower. thursdaytook@hotmail.com
    Thanks for this opportunity

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  50. I'm a new follower but your posts are adorable. I'd love to be in the drawing. :) megantsu@yahoo.com

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  51. Congratulations on your bloggy anniversary :)

    kschwamb@gmail.com

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  52. Look at you, Corinna! Congrats on 1 year :) love everything you do, as you already know!! The game is also another great freebie that you've made - cannot wait to try it out.

    Sara
    Miss V's Busy Bees
    ventrellasara@gmail.com

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  53. I'm a new follower after liking your facebook page and discovering your give away. Congratulations.
    clburesh@yahoo.com

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  54. Congratulations on your Blogiversary and thanks for the great freebie! I love games that make the kids think!

    Sally from Elementary Matters

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  55. I always love your stuff! This freebie is no exception!
    Bex
    Readingandwritingredhead@gmail.com

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  56. Hey friend

    Congrats on your bloggyversary{SP}

    Sadly mine came and went and I did nothing

    Thanks so much for the fab freebie

    Pocket Full of Kinders

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  57. I'm a follower! Thanks for the freebie, I'm already thinking of how I'll add it in to class!

    ilovemeinekinder@yahoo.com

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  58. Congrats on your blogiversary!! What a great freebie. Thank you!

    Angelia
    Extra Special Teaching

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  59. Aloha! I'm so happy to have found you. I am also a Hawaii teacher but am in the Middle East for these two years where my husband is working. Looking forward to going back to sunny Kailua and your blog just made me a little homesick!!!! Congrats though, it's really lovely!
    Sarah
    http://www.loveeducasong.blogspot.com

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  60. Thanks for the great freebie! I am always looking for ideas to spice up our math centers. :) Hope I win and congratulations!

    ~Jessica
    Fun in PreK-1

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  61. I am a new follower, and I like what I see! Thank you for sharing!

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  62. Congrats and Mahalo for all of your great posts!

    Jenifer

    http://mrspedtechtalk.blogspot.com/

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  63. Wow! Only 1 year! This is one of my favorite blogs. ( I get your posts delivered to my email so I never miss it. :) Thanks for your generosity!
    Jean
    Diving Into 2nd Grade

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  64. Congrats on your one year of blogging!! And thanks for the freebie! It is perfect!

    Kimberly Ann
    Live, Laugh, I LOVE Kindergarten’s Hosting a Fabulous Giveaway

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  65. I love the freebie! I have been following you since Aug. I love your blog!

    borrorm@fox.k12.mo.us

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  66. Love your unique blog! Congrats! Thanks for the giveaway too!
    grace2u {at} rogers {dot} com

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  67. Happy BlogVersary!

    rmariemuniz@hotmail.com

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  68. Congrats on your first year blog birthday! I am a follower!
    lraines78@gmail.com

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  69. Congrats!! I follow your awesome blog!!
    bl3982@yahoo.com

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  70. Yeah!! I am a follower!! vanmeters@vcsc.k12.in.us

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  71. Corinna-Congratulations on your one year of blogging! I always love stopping by to see what you post. Thanks for inspiring:)

    Tammy
    The Resourceful Apple

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  72. Happy Bloganniversary! Of course I am one of your followers. I love your stuff.

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  73. Thanks for the math game freebie! Such a fun game.
    Congrats on your Blogiversary! A year already! Time just flies, doesn't it?

    ❤DragonfliesinFirst ❤

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  74. Congrats! Thank you for the great contests and amazing blog posts!

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  75. Congratulations! Love your blog and thanks for the freebie! It looks like a fun and worthwhile game. Thanks

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  76. Congrats! What a generous giveaway?!? Thanks so much for the freebie. :)

    Catherine
    The Brown-Bag Teacher

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  77. congratulations on your 1 year blogiversary!!! love your blog - thanks for the great giveaway too :o)

    lorinademello@hotmail.com

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