Thursday, July 21, 2011

Give Away!!!!!! and a Thank you!!!!!

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Today when I got home I could not believe my eyes!!!  64 yes 64 followers… whooooooooooo hooooooooooo!!!!!!!!     I want to thank all of you so much and especially to April on Chalk Talk Kindergarten for giving me a shout out..  Now look at the pic above ….. so cute!!!  Throw away those jars because this is an estimation station elite.  You can open the top and put in anything, any amount … and estimate the day away.  It comes with a portion cup so that the children can make a better prediction with their estimation.  Now, there are 3 ways to enter….
1. Leave a comment below on what objects you use with the students for estimating.
2. Follow my blog.
3. Optional…. grab my button for your blog
Give away will end at midnight on Sunday, July 24th.  Winners will be chosen by random drawing and announced on Monday, July 25th.  Please make sure you leave your email address and Good luck!!!  I appreciate all of you for following and beginning this journey with me. 

48 comments:

Jennifer Roan said...

I like to send my estimation jar weekly with a different student. Then, the student will fill the jar at home with items, we will estimate and count the items in class, and send the items back with the student in a gallon sized bag. My kids love being the special student to share! :)

Caroline Brantley said...

That looks awesome! I use teddy grahams, goldfish, candy corn, peppermints,m and m's and jellybeans.

Jess said...

I would put marbles, jellybeans, beans, erasers....it's really endless what you could fill the jar with!

Jess said...

I'm a follower! I love your new cute blog!

Bobbie said...

I use marbles, lima beans, erasers, seasonal candy (candy corn halloween, peppermints at Christmas, and candy hearts in February.)

Bobbie said...

i follow your blog

Pamela said...

I follow your blog! I just love it - very colorful!

c said...

I use all kinds of food items, small toys and anything that students bring me to count!

Pamela said...

I use a lot of different items in my estimation jar. Mostly things that go along with our unit that week ...marshmallows, candy corn, goldfish, m&ms, etc.

Kinderglynn said...

OMG I totally am in love with this!!! Pick me Pick me!!! We use marshmallows, gumballs, cotton balls. Many times I have parents who volunteer to bring it home and fill it. This is adorable!!
Donna
kinderglynn

Kinderglynn said...

Pam, I follow your blog. Love it! Love the design!!
Donna
kinderglynn

Kinderglynn said...

Your button is already on my blog. It is so cute.
Donna
kinderglynn

laughinbrunette (Jennifer) said...

I follow your adorable blog! =)
Jennifer
laughinbrunette@hotmail.com
First Grade Blue SKies

laughinbrunette (Jennifer) said...

I would put jelly beans or goldfish...mini-marshmallows...maybe m&m's?
Thanks, now I'm hungry! lol
Jennifer
laughinbrunette@hotmail.com
First Grade Blue SKies

Cindy said...

I use edibles ~ m & m's, goldfish, skittles, etc.

Cindy
ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

Cindy said...

I follow your blog! :o)

Cindy
ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

StacyM said...

I use goldfish and other types of food that the kids like! I am following your blog now too! I look forward to reading about some of your ideas!!

Stacy
stacym1140@gmail.com

billi said...

I use objects that go with whatever we are working on either by beginning letter or subject, i.e. insects, acorns, m&m's...
I am a follower.
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S. Parker said...

I would change it out seasonally. I can imagine using lots of shaped erasers, math supplies, cars, etc. This would make a great math work station.

Madison said...

I'm a new follower. I love your blog. The bright colors are perfect.
Life with Mrs. L

Madison said...

I would try and change it up every couple of weeks. I would use edible things and toys. Tootsie Rolls, DumDums, Bouncy Balls, Blocks... You name it, if I had enough I would put it in there.
Life with Mrs. L

Mrs. Polston said...

I follow your very cute blog now :)

Elizabeth
Mrs. Polston's Kindergarten

Mrs. Polston said...

Pom Poms - the glittery ones would be oh so cute to estimate and totally colorful and sparkly! Kinders would LOVE that!

Elizabeth
Mrs. Polston's Kindergarten

Mrs. Polston said...

Your button is now on my blog :)

Elizabeth
Mrs. Polston's Kindergarten

Sara said...

I love to let the kids decide. I send home an empty bag with a note for how the parents can help and let the fun begin! I follow your blog!

PreKMom said...

Cute blog! I'm on your list of followers now. I like to use anything that I have enough of to estimate - blocks, cotton, cars, erasers- whatever. But, for my Pre-K students I like to start out with large objects and as the year goes on we move to smaller and smaller objects. They are really good at estimating by the end of the year.

Amy said...

I follow your blog!

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Jennifer said...

I follow your blog!

Empowering Little Learners!

Jennifer said...

I grabbed your button! (Come see... and check out my giveaway too!)

Empowering Little Learners!

Jennifer said...

I estimate with everything. We actually have counting tubs we will use to estimate too. For a year I collected things from the Dollar Tree... I have a bag of little high heels, toothbrushes, socks, you name it... I got it!

Empowering Little Learners!

Babylicious said...

Whenever we use a new math manipulative, I always include it in estimating. I think it helps them draw a connection. I also love using random items I've confiscated over the years :-)

Mrs. Krull said...

When I start the estimation jar we use a larger item, like tennis balls, then golf balls, then ping pong balls, until they have a bit of number sense. Then we move to another shape of item, and after that our estimation jar goes along with our theme. Our math coach also has a monthly estimation jar for primary and one for intermediate that is housed in the library. Those items vary greatly from the ones in our classroom, so it's a real challenge early in the year. By the end of the year their estimation is right up there with the 1st & 2nd graders.

Mrs. Krull said...

I'm following your blog :) Super cute design!

Mrs. Krull said...

Grabbed your button! It makes me smile:)

Mrs. Krull
Of Primary Importance

Donna said...

I just became your 100th follower - Woohoo! Congrats!

Donna
Peace, Love & Learning

Mrs. Angela said...

I'm a follower too! I have used marshmallows, marbles, popsicle sticks, rocks, etc. in my jar. I have also let my students take it home to fill it up. They love this!

Love your blog!
mom2madcam@charter.net

Anonymous said...

I am a new follower too! I use my calendar from Lakeshore. It has a estimation jar with a dry erase board attached. I place different items in it weekly. On Monday we take a look at it. Tuesday we take a vote of how many is in there. Wednesday or Thursday we count together to see if we were close. Friday we decide what we will estimate the following week!!!
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Mrs. Davies said...

We use all kinds of things...marbles, small candies, cotton balls, etc. when we practice estimation in our K classroom!

~Wendy
sdwd727@gmail.com

Mrs. Davies said...

Love your blog! I am a follower of it! :)

~Wendy
sdwd727@gmail.com

Stephanie said...

I am a new follower of your super cute blog! =)

Stephanie
Steff781@aol.com
http://kinder-licious.blogspot.com/

Louanne said...

I follow your cute blog!! :)
louabc.blogspot .com
My Kindergarten Kids

Louanne said...

I added your button to my blog! :)
louabc.blogspot.com
My Kindergarten Kids

Louanne said...

We estimate in kindergarten every week. Sometimes parents send in items for "Terrific Kid." We estimate with candy, marbles, cotton balls,... just about anything! I love to estimate with a larger item, like big marshmallows and then with smaller marshmallows! :)
louabc.blogspot .com
My Kindergarten Kids

Donna said...

I like to send my estimation jar home with the kids to fill - the funniest was when a little boy came in with 32 socks for us to estimate.
Donna
Peace, Love & Learning

Donna said...

I grabbed your button!
Donna
Peace, Love & Learning

Shelly said...

I am a new follower to your cute blog.

Shelly
projectqn@tx.rr.com

Shelly said...

I love to send the estimating jar home with kiddos...They can fill it with whatever they like (50 or less at the beginning of the year, and then 100 or less later in the year). If it's wrapped and edible, we share after the lesson. Kiddos also use a 50's chart (100's chart later) to show their estimate and the actual amount and to figure out what the difference is and write the number sentence.

Shelly
projectqn@tx.rr.com

Pam said...

Thank all of you for entering my give away! I lo ve all your ideas....

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