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Friday, February 12, 2016

Maryland, My Maryland

Ohhhh yes, an entire post devoted to the best state ever! I mean really, just Google search "Greatest city in America." What do you get? Baltimore, MARYLAND. And which state is called, "America in miniature?" None other than MARYLAND... and for good reason! We've got oceans, rivers, mountains, the city, country, and the beach. What more could you possibly ask for from a teeny tiny little state? (The 9th smallest state to be exact!) As soon as I saw that the Techie Turtle Teacher started a Maryland Blog Hop via TPT, I was ecstatic to get on this and collaborate with some fellow MD teacher bloggers!
 

First things first, be sure to click the picture above to download my new measurement FREEBIE!  Please note that this will only be free during the blog hop, and will be available for sale starting February 21st.  

My first grade friends are exploring measurement by different non-standard units.  Using a variety of units helps them understand that the length and height depend upon which unit is being used.  Super glue these game board spinners onto 4" x 4" CD cases so that the spinner templates can easily be changed out.  If you don't want to use CD cases, you can always use transparent spinners.  They can be purchased from Amazon.

Here's Target saving my life again- I love this little lazy susan organizer!


 
 
I'm also offering a giveaway to one lucky winner to receive my Monster Math 1st Grade Centers which includes more measurement and place value activities.  (Side note: I created this before I changed my TPT name.)  Complete the rafflecopter for a chance to win!

a Rafflecopter giveaway



 

There's so much to love about this state and somehow I've been lucky enough to experience living in the suburbs, the beach, and the city.  What I love most about Maryland (besides the crabs) is the fact that you can always find new adventures nearby.

Here are some of my favorite things to do in Maryland:
  • Go to any concert/festival/event at Merriweather
  • Go to concerts in the harbor at Pier Six
  • Snowboard in the winter / camp in the summer in Deep Creek
  • Go hiking at Patapsco State Park
  • Explore the restaurants, bars, and shops in Fells Point
  • Walk around my neighborhood where the city meets the harbor and the park in Fed Hill

I honestly think I could brag to people all day about how amazing Maryland is.  
For a small state, there's always something going on and so much to do.  Maryland friends, what are your favorite things to do here?

 
Thank you for reading!  Don't forget to click the button above to go to the next stop on the blog hop!