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!