Saturday, November 1, 2014

Holidays Around the Blog

Hi there!  If you're reading this then you survived Halloween!!  Only a teacher would understand how thankful I am that it fell on a Friday!
Now that Halloween is behind you, it's time to start thinking about the holidays.  What better way to start than picking up some new ideas to help with your planning and a chance to win a $170 Amazon gift card and products from many TPT sellers!!!

I've teamed up with some of my bloggy friends for this amazing giveaway :)

First, I want to share an activity I use in my classroom in December.  One of my favorite storybook characters is Mrs. Wishy-Washy.  (What's not to love, right?)  I have a Christmas freebie in my TPT store that you can find HERE.
I have been spending time with my firsties working on story retelling.  This story retell rope was a favorite last year and I found them using it over and over again with Christmas stories other than Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Christmas.  The rope will prompt students to tell about setting, characters, problem, beginning, middle, end and solution.  Enjoy!!

I love Mrs. Wishy-Washy so much that I have a Pinterest board dedicated to her! Click on the picture to take a peek :)

Now for the prizes!!  Did I mention a $170 Amazon gift card???  That should put a dent in your holiday shopping!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Be sure to visit some of my other friends today too! You'll be happy you did!!


  1. I've never read these books to my I will! How cute! Thanks for sharing!!
    Elyse :)
    Proud to be Primary

  2. Your blog is adorable! Thanks for the wonderful blog post.

  3. I love Mrs. Wishy Washy too! I can't wait to use this retelling rope with my kiddos! I know they are going to love it! Great idea!

    One Sharp Bunch

  4. The retell rope is seriously adorable! Do you sell a generic one that could be used for any story?

  5. I love Ms. Wishy-Washy too! This is so cute. I can't wait to share it with our younger grades at school.
    Take care, Amy

    1. Thanks for stopping in and hosting such a great giveaway :) Someone is going to be very lucky!

  6. Adorable! I love this idea for such a cute story!