Thursday, March 19, 2015

March Madness Blogger Match-Up!

Happy March Madness, everyone! Am I the only one who absolutely LOVES watching March Madness every year? There is just no sporting event like it when it comes to upsets, excitement, and amazing moments. My spring break just so happens to line up directly with the games this week, so I know starting this morning I'll be planted on the couch watching as many games as I can!

To make March Madness even more exciting, I've teamed up with 63 other teacher bloggers for an amazing challenge - the March Blogger Match-Up! Each of us has been randomly paired with a team in the NCAA tournament that we will be rooting on to get to the championship game to win some fabulous prizes! Here's the deal: Each blogger is matched up against another with their respective college basketball team. If your team loses, you have to give the winning blogger (team) one product from your TPT store. We can keep collecting amazing products all the way to the championship game!
My team, Arizona State, didn't make the tournament this year. So it's nice to have a team to root for... I was paired with Notre Dame! So for now, until they lose, I will be rooting big time for the Fighting Irish to win it all! Here's the bracket so you can see where some of your favorite bloggers are competing... and root them on!

You can find me in the top left-hand bracket... (Caitlin O. next to Notre Dame!). Our game is one of the first ones of the day, so I know I'll be watching with excitement!

It's gonna be a blast watching this competition unfold with so many amazing bloggers... and guess what? You can be a part of the winning action, too! My TPT product that's up for grabs is CVC Sentence Snapshots:

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This camera-themed unit is packed full of fun activities to help your students learn to read and write CVC words and sentences in exciting and different ways! You'll find printables and literacy center activities such as:

{Sentence Snapshots}: CVC Sentence Read and Match the Picture, {PHOTOFinish}: Print-and-go activity containing 4 different printable sets for students to read a sentence and draw a picture to match, {Develop the Sentence!}: 3 different print-and-go activity sheets where students will write a CVC/sight word sentence to match the pictures shown, {Flash! Families}: Short vowel activities for A,E,I,O,U with these resources for each letter:

-Camera/photo read and match literacy station
-Short vowel "I Spy" Read the Sentence Color Code printable
-CVC Sentence/picture match cut and glue response sheet
-CVC Picture match

-Word Family Photo Craftivity
-Includes both a boy and a girl version
-Craftivity includes a word family camera flip book where the students will create and illustrate their own CVC sentence for the following word families: -at, -an, -en, -et -ig, -it, -ot, -og, -ug, -ut

{Resources}: 10 color word family posters for student reference

If Notre Dame loses today, I'll be giving this pack to Amy B. over at Blossoms in Blue: Life in Grade 2! Good luck, Amy!

Blossoms of Blue

Want to win one for yourself? I'm giving away 2 copies here on my blog for free! All you have to do is enter the Rafflecopter below. The contest will go through the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament (Thursday 3/19-Sunday 3/22).

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