Thursday, March 15, 2012

Give it Away, Give it Away, Give it Away Now!

What I got you got to give it to your mama, well not really your mama, I mean you could give them to your mama, but I'd probably give them to your readers. If you're not a Red Hot Chili Peppers fan, I apologize! :)

I was at Teacher Lab the other day and the teacher that we were observing was doing a Character Study Unit. We were wondering what books she used with her lower readers, because well, some aren't quite ready yet for Frog and Toad or Henry and Mudge!

She introduced us to these books:


  

These are sets of books with the same worm character throughout. And the best part is...the kids love them, they are funny, and they can use them as part of the character study just like all of the other kids!

So, our first grade teachers ordered them right away from Brand New Readers!
Ok, are you ready for the giveaway part? You can win a set of Well Done, Worm! AND a set of Wow, It’s Worm!  But wait, it gets better! I will be giving these sets away to 5 lucky winners!!! I'm so excited! (Thank you to Jenny at Candlewick Press! So sweet and helpful!)

You have 3 chances to enter by doing the following:

1. Follow my blog and leave a comment to let me know you follow. (1 entry)
2. Follow my TPT store. (1 entry)
3. List your favorite character study books. (1 entry) (I happen to love Elephant and Piggie. I think I love them because my firsties love them so much. They crack up laughing and it makes me so happy to see them really LOVE books like that!)

Winners will be selected on Monday the 19th using Random.org.

In other news, we didn't make leprechaun traps this year. Yes, I feel super guilty, but since I'm not going to be there I didn't think it would be fair to do that to a sub. The other 1st grade teachers didn't do it either, and one of the teachers has a mom that used to be a teacher and she couldn't believe that we weren't making traps. So we were all feeling bad UNTIL Jaime found a fabulous idea on a little blog of course. It said to use styrofoam cups to make leprechaun hats and then you put them in the oven and they shrink. The next morning, the kids think the leprechaun played a trick and shrunk their hats.
So we were all gung ho about this, yeah we'll do it. It'll be fun...Great.
Until we thought about the styrofoam. Is it a good idea to heat it in the oven? If you google it, it warns against heating it because of dangerous toxins. So now we're not so sure about this idea. So, my other teaching partner is making mine and hopefully she had the window open! Have you ever made these?

Have a wonderful weekend! I hope it is as beautiful where you are as it has been here!

58 comments:

  1. Hi Andrea! i follow you and those worm books sound wonderful!

    Okay, just this afternoon I made those shrunken hats. I read about it on a blog and loved the idea, but I remembered reading that putting styrofoam in the oven was unhealthy, but I decided to do it anyway. Oh the fumes! I kept a door open, but it was still really bad. Really, really bad. Be extra nice to your partner tomorrow. I only did 25 - I cannot imagine doing two classes. She is a true friend!
    Camille
    An Open Door

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  2. I follow your blog!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  3. I follow your TpT store!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  4. I still like to use the Arthur series books. Kids can relate to Arthur and they enjoy hearing the stories!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  5. ONE of the characters I like to do is Franklin

    ♥ Jen
    The Teacher's Cauldron
    jenross1018@yahoo.com

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  6. Love Chili Peppers! I follow you! =)
    Jennifer
    laughinbrunette@hotmail.com
    First Grade Blue SKies

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  7. I follow your TPT store!
    Jennifer
    laughinbrunette@hotmail.com
    First Grade Blue SKies

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  8. For character traits, I love "Woolbur" by Leslie Helakowski and also using "The Littles" as you can really see Lucy's character change.


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    Christina
    Mrs. Bainbridge's Blog

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  9. I'm a follower of your blog! These "worm" books look interesting!
    sdavis6281@hotmail.com

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  10. I already follow your tpt store, too. Great giveaway! The books look great!
    sdavis6281@hotmail.com

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  11. I follow your blog and it is really cute too. I'll bet you have to melt a lot of cups before they become a danger.
    Tammy


    First Grade @ Klinger Cafe

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  12. I follow your blog!
    Barbara
    happyteachingfirst.blogspot.com
    meadowt@msn.com

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  13. I follow your TPT store, love your products!
    Barbara
    happyteachingfirst.blogspot.com
    meadowt@msn.com

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  14. We love Gooney Bird Green in our class, and Henry and Mudge of course!
    Tammy


    First Grade @ Klinger Cafe

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  15. I use Franklin mostly, most kids can relate to his character. I am always looking for new books to teach with. I hope I win!!
    Barbara
    happyteachingfirst.blogspot.com
    meadowt@msn.com

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  16. Looks books look fabulous!
    I follow your blog.
    Caroline
    brantcc@bay.k12.fl.us

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  17. I follow your tpt store.
    Caroline
    brantcc@bay.k12.fl.us

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  18. We like Henry and Mudge!
    Caroline
    brantcc@bay.k12.fl.us

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  19. I follow your cute blog!


    Laura
    llmartin305@gmail.com
    Peace, Love, and First Grade

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  20. I follow you on TpT!


    Laura
    llmartin305@gmail.com
    Peace, Love, and First Grade

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  21. I have lots of favorite book characters ... I don't think I can choose right now... but Little Critters is the one my kiddos are loving the most right now I think.


    First Grade Delight
    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  22. I follow your blog.

    First Grade Delight
    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  23. I followr your tpt store.

    First Grade Delight
    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  24. We love Frog and Toad! We also love Splat the Cat and Frances!


    Laura
    llmartin305@gmail.com
    Peace, Love, and First Grade

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  25. It's a bit of a stretch, but we LOVE the series Toys Go Out. (As a read aloud for many of my kiddos) but the characters are all so unique and quirky!

    Laurie
    Chickadee Jubilee
    jubileerae@gmail.com

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  26. I follow you TpT store.

    Laurie
    Chickadee Jubilee
    jubileerae@gmail.com

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  27. and I follow your blog.

    Laurie
    Chickadee Jubilee
    jubileerae@gmail.com

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  28. I am a new follower and LOVE your blog! So many great ideas...

    abcteach2read@gmail.com

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  29. I follow your TPT store too!

    abcteach2read@gmail.com

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  30. One of my favorite series for character study is Mr. Putter and Tabby. They are a perfect pair!

    abcteach2read@gmail.com

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  31. I follow your blog!

    Lisa
    fsuteach81@yahoo.com

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  32. I follow your TpT store!

    Lisa
    fsuteach81@yahoo.com

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  33. My favorite character study is Froggy from the Froggy series by Jonathan London. My students love those stories!

    Lisa
    fsuteach81@yahoo.com

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  34. I'm a follower... and I teach next door to said RW teacher you saw :) I don't have those books :(
    -Michele
    New Adventures in First Grade

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  35. I'm following your TPT store, too.

    Kara
    Spedventures

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  36. Frog and Toad are some of my favorite characters!

    Kara
    Spedventures

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  37. I follow your blog! :o)

    Jennifer
    jennkeys @ gmail . com

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  38. I follow your store! :o)

    Jennifer
    jennkeys @ gmail . com

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  39. I am so digging the Scaredy Squirrel series right now. He is our mascot for this year and the kids love his books. :o)

    Jennifer
    jennkeys @ gmail . com

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  40. I follow your blog!
    kwelnicke@hotmail.com

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  41. I follow your TpT store!
    kwelnicke@hotmail.com

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  42. Yes I follow your blog!! Love the title of your post!
    Jessica
    langjjess@gmail.com

    Apples and Papers

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  43. I follow your TpT store.
    Jessica
    langjjess@gmail.com

    Apples and Papers

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  44. I love Tacky the penquin and Wodney Rat. That make me laugh and my students. Bonus in my book.
    Jessica
    langjjess@gmail.com

    Apples and Papers

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  45. I am following your blog.
    lraines78@gmail.com

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  46. I already follow your TPT store.
    lraines78@gmail.com

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  47. I like to use Franklin books or Little Critter books for character study.
    lraines78@gmail.com

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  48. Thanks for posting such hilarious things! I LOVED your Ryan Gosling "Hey Girls!" :) I also love Frog & Toad and our kiddos are into the Fancy Nancy books (boys and girls alike). I also follow your TPT store!
    kellypersico@yahoo.com

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  49. I follow your blog.
    marcy_sundling@hotmail.com

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  50. I love Olivia books!
    marcy_sundling@hotmail.com

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  51. I love character studies, Clifford, Bear (from bear snores on, ect.), Biscuit, The Berenstien Bears, Froggy, Fly guy, David(No David) and Little critter are some of my favorites!
    Amy
    The Resource(ful) Room

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