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 the ocean, 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, 2016.

My first grade friends are exploring measurement by different non-standard units.  Using a variety of measurement tools 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 which 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.  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 in our great state?

Thank you for reading!  Don't forget to click the button above to visit Michelle and see what she loves about Maryland!  


  1. Absolutely true! For a small state, we've got lots to do including activities by the mountains, beach, and city! Thanks for linking up, Kim

  2. Have seen many concerts at Merriweather over the years and Fells Point is always a fun place to explore as well. So much to do in our little state for sure!

  3. Love my little state! I'm on the Shore, and there are PLENTY of things to do! In the summer, we spend a lot of Saturdays on the beach at Assateague (PONIES!), and we eat a lot of steamed crabs!

    Glad to have found a fellow Maryland blogger!

    Shafer's Shenanigans

  4. Your freebie is so cute! You definitely highlighted some great features of Maryland! Walking around Fells Point and other parts of the harbor were some of my favorite things and I definitely miss it now that I don't live in the city anymore. It's great to link up with you and I hope that we can have a Maryland meet up sometime! ~Amanda

  5. Thank you so much for the I Can Measure freebie!

  6. Thanks for the freebie and being part of the hop!

  7. Thank You So Much for the Freebie!

  8. You have a beautiful state! Thanks for the freebies!

  9. My husband is from Maryland too!

  10. This is a fun hop! Thanks for the intro to MD!

  11. You hit the nail on the head when you said there are so many things to do in Maryland. I grew up on the eastern shore before moving to go to college across the bridge. I love that beach, city, country, suburbs, etc are all part of Maryland. Mini-America!

  12. This blog hop is so fun and I'm so glad to find some Maryland bloggers!!!
    ~Heather :)