Monday, March 23, 2015

March Blogger Match-Up and our Countdown to PARCC Balloon Surprise

The month of March typically creeps on by.

Not this March!

Between catching up and getting back into some semblance of a routine, St, Patrick's Day, assemblies, birthdays galore, party prep, and now PARCC (tomorrow!!) things sure have been crazy!

I'll blog later about our Countdown to PARCC balloon surprise which has made our test prep all the more exciting.

Here's a sneak peek...

Follow me on Instagram @thirdgradecupcakes for more pictures from our fun-filled countdown...

Anyway back to my loss and your chance to win....

Ashlyn from The Creative Classroom was sweet enough to start a March Blogger Match-Up in the spirit of March Madness

Unfortunately my cheerleading for SMU this week fell short...and you have a chance to win! Kristina, at Owl-ways Learning, and her UCLA Bruins (not to be confused with our Boston Bruins) played a fair game and came out on top!

Enter the giveaway  The giveaway has closed and a winner has been randomly chosen! to choose any TWO of my TPT products for freeeeee!

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Check out these other fabulous bloggers taking part in the March Blogger Match-Up. If they've been eliminated, hop on over to their blog for a chance to win one of their TPT products!

Learning with Mrs. Langley cheering on Belmont
Second Grade Stories cheering on Indiana
The Neat and Tidy Classroom cheering on UC Irvine
Live, Laugh, I LOVE Kindergarten cheering on Coastal Car.
Miss Johnston's Journey cheering on Maryland
The Creative Classroom cheering on San Diego State
Fifth in the Middle cheering on Wichita State
Lessons with Coffee cheering on Arkansas
The Kinder Garden cheering on Notre Dame
Exploring Elementary cheering on NC State
Inspired Owl's Corner cheering on Oregon
Frampton's Fundamentals cheering on New Mexico State
Learning in the Little Apple cheering on Michigan State
NC Teacher Chick cheering on Utah State
A Tall Drink of Water cheering on Baylor
Sara J Creations cheering on Oklahoma
ELA Everyday cheering on Duke
The Blessed Teacher cheering on Lafayette
Mrs. 3rd Grade cheering on VCU
Rock & Teach cheering on Albany
Create Teach Share cheering on North Dakota State
One Happy Teacher cheering on Gonzaga
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas! cheering on Iowa State
First Grade Roars! cheering on SF Austin
The Learning Chambers cheering on Hampton
Teaching is Sweet cheering on Eastern Washington
Sounds Like Fun cheering on Louisville
Confessions of a Teaching Junkie cheering on Cincinnati
Year2tastic cheering on Kansas
Sparkling in Second cheering on Wyoming
Making Meaning with Melissa cheering on Purdue
One Sassy Teacher cheering on Villanova
Brittany Kiser cheering on Texas
Coach and Teach 24/7 cheering on St. John's
Hardcore Teacher Resources cheering on LSU
The Whole Wheat Class cheering on Oklahoma
Mixing It Up In The Middle! cheering on Mississippi
Teaching Maddeness cheering on UAB
Its Elementary My Dear cheering on Ohio State
Live Love Serve Teach cheering on Providence
 Education Kingdom cheering on North Carolina
A Dab of Glue Will Do cheering on Dayton
Learning to be Awesome cheering on Kentucky
Technology Timeout cheering on Harvard
Kovescence on the Mind cheering on Butler
Blossoms of Blue in 2 cheering on North Eastern
Mrs. D's Corner cheering on Robert Morris
Where the Wild Things Learn cheering on Buffalo
Bright Concepts 4 Teachers cheering on North Iowa (UNI)
A Trendy Teacher cheering on Valparasio
Lucky to Be In First cheering on Wisconsin
O-H So Blessed! cheering on Virginia
Tales of Teaching with Tech cheering on Woffard
Very Perry Classroom cheering on Arizona
A Kindergarten Life for Me cheering on Georgia
First Grade Buddies cheering on Iowa
Miss Case's Classroom cheering on Georgetown
A Grace-Filled Classroom cheering on West Virginia
Third Grade Cupcakes cheering on SMU
The Class Couple cheering on Xavier
More Time 2 Teach cheering on Georgia State
Owl-ways Learning cheering on UCLA

I'll be back later this week with an update on all things third grade....and cupcakes! 


  1. Extra recess OUTSIDE! We've had way too much indoor recess this year!

  2. Spend a whole day alone doing whatever you want that is fun! If you don't do this before 30, you'll have a long wait!

  3. My kids would love extra art time

  4. Run some sort of race if you haven't already. The older you get the harder it gets.

  5. My kids would love extra time to do GoNoddle.

    1. Thank you for playing! You won! Please choose any two items from my TPT store, and I will email them to you.

  6. I have skydiving on my list. It is something that I really want to do so I am thinking other people might want to too.

  7. I have skydiving on my list. It is something that I really want to do so I am thinking other people might want to too.

  8. My kids would love extra time to do GoNoddle.

  9. Spend the day doing things that make you happy.

  10. My kids like dancing....the Electric Slide, Macarena, etc.

  11. 30 Before 30 ~ Maybe take a class in some hobby you've always been interested in but never pursued (calligraphy, cake decorating, etc.) or perhaps get involved in some charitable cause that speaks to you.

  12. Maybe take a cooking class, a crafting class, or dance lessons.

  13. Maybe take a cooking class, a crafting class, or dance lessons.