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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Light a Fire With a Good Book --- Back to School GIVEAWAY!


Fair and rodeo are almost to a close, school supply commercials are running on tv, it must be that time again: back to school! I'm not exactly sure I'm 100% ready this year {baby girl plays a big role in that} but this post is to help ease us all back into the school year!

Several of us bloggers have come together to give you some awesome ideas for Back to School Books! These books can be used to set up your classroom community, begin a good lesson, or just as a fun read-aloud. I have a huge love of children's literature, so I'm breaking the rules and giving you a few quick blurbs on each.

The books I'd like to share with you are...

Click on any of the books to see more

The first book is Cookies: Bite Sized Life Lessons it is a sweet book that I like to read before talking with students about our classroom rules for the year. I love the way the author really boils down some simple truths in a way that is very easy for students to relate to.

I created a pack to go with this book, including a couple of no-bake cookie recipes if you'd be interest. You can take a look here or by clicking the picture below.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Cookies-Bite-Size-Life-Lessons-Back-To-School-Mentor-Text-802122




The second book is Scaredy Squirrel, this is a cute story all about a squirrel that's afraid of the unknown, but get's his emergency kit and takes a giant leap of faith. This is perfect to talk about fears of the unknown, and with 4th grade being the first year my district utilizes switching from class to class, there are a lot of fears. This book is a great conversation starter.

The lovely ladies from Collaboration Cuties have a fantastic pack to go with this story. You can see it here.

The third book is Math Fables. Greg Tang is a fabulous mathematician and I truly enjoy his books. This one is a rhyming story that has an underlying story of how numbers work. At the beginning of the year, when I taught math, I would start off the year going over place value. This book is a great jump start for that as well.

If you are looking for some centers for place value centers my students and I loved these. Lots of hands on fun! 

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Differentiated-4th-Grade-Common-Core-Aligned-Place-Value-Centers-580918


And have you heard? Teachers Pay Teachers is having a site-wide Back to School Sale August 3rd and 4th, so you will be able to get up to 28% off using the promo code BTS15!

www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Christy-Whitehair


We know what else really "lights a fire" in you, and that is fabulous technology! We are giving away a brand new Kindle Fire HD6 to one lucky winner! 

Enter the rafflecopter below by hopping through each of our blogs and entering the secret word that can be found on the tablet in each of our posts. Also make sure to follow our TPT stores because the winner will be announced through a message in your TPT inbox! 



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We are also giving away a $25 gift certificate to Creative Teaching Press!

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Good luck! We hope you have a successful start to your school year! 

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1 comment:

  1. Oh my... I love Scaredy Squirrel! I read it every year to launch Writing Workshop. I do not have the Cookies book. Will definitely have to check that out!

    Thanks for sharing your ideas!

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