This weekend I'm excited to be joining 15 amazing and generous bloggers in a HUGE

**blog hop. All of us are tremendously grateful for the many ways we've been blessed this year, and we want to spread a little joy by sharing our blessings with others. What better way than to join together so we can multiply the effects of our sharing?**

*Sharing Our Blessings*Before I tell you about the blog hop, I wanted to share that I'm truly thankful for every one of the blessings in my life! I'm especially thankful for my caring family and my wonderful friends. I'm also extremely thankful for being healthy enough to get out and enjoy the activities I love, such as hiking, kayaking, and mountain biking.

One of my greatest blessings in 2017 was the two weeks my husband and I spent in Hawaii this past May. Marco and I celebrated our 36th wedding anniversary in June, and we dreamed of visiting Hawaii almost since we first met. At times it seemed like an impossible dream, but we made it happen this year and we're so glad we did! We spent the entire time on the beautiful island of Kauai, and every day was a new adventure. The photo below shows us at the end of the Awaawapuhi Trail, on a steep ridge that dropped thousands of feet to the Pacific Ocean below. Believe it or not, that ridge is so high that we could see helicopter flying in and out of the valley BELOW us! That is one trip I will never forget, and I feel so blessed that Marco and I were finally able to take our dream trip together!

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**Sharing Our Blessings Blog Hop Details**

Are you ready to learn about the Sharing Our Blessings blog hop? I get excited about this special event each year, and you're about to learn why it's so awesome!**First, each blogger is giving away a $25 TpT gift card,**which means you have a chance to win one of 15 gift cards totaling $375! Each blogger is handling his or her giveaway a little differently, but I like to use Rafflecopter because it's so easy. Be sure to enter before you head over to the next blog!

**Second, (and you'll like this even better), we're each giving away one of our products,**Yes, that's right,

__absolutely free for the next two days!__**EVERYONE**wins in this giveaway because everyone will be able to download all 15 products for free!

**My Gift for You: Comparing Fractions Games**

I love creating games that help kids master difficult math concepts, and comparing fractions with different denominators is definitely challenging for most students. That's why I decided to give away

**, a product that includes three cooperative learning games. The first game,**

*Comparing Fractions Games**Musical Fraction Mix Up*, is a whole group activity that gets students out of their seats and moving around the classroom as they practice comparing fractions. The other two activities are partner games that are perfect for math centers, small guided math groups, or cooperative learning teams. Each game includes teaching tips, student directions, printable game materials in black & white and color, fraction or number cards, and blank templates.Your kids will love these activities, and while they play them, they'll be mastering the skill of comparing fractions! Click over to my TpT store to grab your free gift now!

*Fraction Construction*, pictured below, is my favorite of the three activities in

*. I love this partner game because both students must think deeply about fractions and play strategically in order to increase their chances of winning. Each player starts with 6 number cards, and they take turns placing one card at a time in either the numerator or denominator position on their side of the game board. The winner is the player who builds the larger fraction. Players will only use 2 of their 6 cards, so they have to think carefully about which card to play on each turn and where to place it to give them the best chance of building the larger fraction.*

**Comparing Fractions Games**###
**How to Enter the $25 Gift Card Giveaway**

Entering my giveaway is easy. Just complete any or all of the entry options below and then fill out the entry Rafflecopter form at the end of this post. The more entries you submit, the better your chances of winning! Here are the three ways you can enter:

. You can comment below or click over to my Teaching Resources Facebook page and comment on my Sharing Our Blessings Facebook post. Look for that post at the top of the page.**Share about your own blessings****Sign up for my newsletter,**If you sign up, I promise to send terrific freebies and resources sent right to your inbox!**Candler's Classroom Connections.****Leave feedback on one of the freebies or products in my TpT store.**This one is easy if you just downloaded Comparing Fractions Games. After you take a look at it, return to the*Comparing Fractions Games page*, click on the Ratings & Comments tab, and tell me what you think of the product. Please don't mention that it's free because it won't be free after Monday! :-)

**Ready to visit the other teacher blogs in this blog hop and enter their giveaways, too?**The links at the end of this post display the product that will be given away by each blogger, and clicking on any image will take you to one of the blogs participating in this event.

Have I mentioned how blessed I feel to be collaborating with such amazing bloggers? When you click the links at the end of this post to check out their blogs, you'll see why!

a Rafflecopter giveaway