Centers in Action & Giveaway Winner

Well, Saturday evening turned into Sunday morning! What can I say? I went to see the movie Brave last night and didn’t get in until late! {Such a cute movie by the way!} So, before I announce my winner, I wanted to share yet another way that my month-by-month math centers can be used in your classroom.

I received an email from Linda Kamp over at Around the Kampfire sharing how she has incorporated my centers into her classroom. Her idea was so fab that I asked her if I could share it with all of you! Of course she agreed, and I must say, I am so glad that she did! Here is how it goes down around the Kampfire :):

“ I use 5 or 6 centers at a time and do math center rotations every other Friday afternoon. I invite parent volunteers to help.  I make 4-6 color copies of each recording sheet, put them in plastic sleeves and have students use dry erase markers. I set up a different activity at each table with the center sign in a big paperclip holder from Dollar Tree.  For the holiday centers, I use all of them at once and open the doors between my neighbor and I.  We set up centers in both rooms and make a center checklist for students to make sure they get to each one.  The kiddos can roam between the two rooms and do the centers in any order they like, although they must always be at a center. I include candy or something themed to match as place value manipulatives and make a little "building tray" for kids to build their numbers.  It's been a HUGE hit with my kiddos and with parents!  I store each game in its own ziplock and keep them all together in a magazine holder. This has worked great for me as I can still have all the color, which the kids love, and it's not too ink intensive!”

She even sent over a few pictures of the centers in action {Love her!!!}


How cute is that? I also love that she made it a holiday event!

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I am seriously in LOVE with this idea! Just look at how much fun they are having! I am definitely thinking of incorporating something similar into my room! I love that she used candy to make it even that much more exciting for the kids. Hey, we all know that the way to a child’s heart is through candy! :) Please go check out Linda and all of her ideas over at Around the Kampfire! Thanks Linda, for sharing these amazing pictures! They truly made my heart smile! :)


Now for the winner:


Congrats to Jessica and thanks to all of who you participated! Y’all are seriously the best. EVER! If you didn’t win, you can still pick up any of my centers over at TPT. Click on the pictures below to check them out!

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Wishing you all a happy Sunday!


  1. I really like your poetry unit. It would really be a great help.

  2. WOW! Love those center ideas. I need to better organize my centers for next year. Thanks for sharing.

    Dirty Hands and Lesson Plans

  3. My favorite is the Gone Camping Math Centers! Stephanie

  4. My favorite is My Leprechaun in a Jar. I love St. Patrick's day (as a daughter of Patrick Murphy).

  5. That is a great idea from Linda! So excited that I won because it does not happen very often! Thank you, thank you!

    Apples and Papers

  6. I love the center ideas and am going to try using dry erase markers on the response sheets to save paper. I would love it if you would visit my blog! I love yours and your products!

    Heather at TeachItToday!

  7. You're very welcome Hope! I'm so glad we did you proud!
    My kiddos and I *love* your math centers!(And we love candy!)