Monday, February 12, 2018

TPT Gift Card Giveaway

CONTEST CLOSED- THANKS FOR ENTERING! Congratulations to Lisa!
I have a $10 gift card to spend at TPT...and you could win it!

Just answer my {super simple} question to win.

QUESTION:
What Valentine's Day book study in my TPT store begins with the letter N?
Begin your search {here}

When you have the answer, email it to me at mrsbremersk@gmail.com by 8PM on Wednesday, February 14.

If your answer is correct, you will be entered to win the gift card. I will forward the gift card via email to the winner on Wednesday after 8PM. 

Good luck!

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Favorite Valentine Books for Kids

Favorite Valentine's Day Books for Kids! Companion activities and book studies to go with valentine favorites including A Crankenstein Valentine, Froggy's First Kiss, The Day it Rained Hearts, Junie B Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentine, Nate the Great and the Mushy Valentine, and Love, Splat.
It's almost time to change the calendar to February...so let's talk favorite books for Valentine's Day!
Here is a list of six Valentine themed books that kids absolutely LOVE, and some fun resources and activities to go with each one!

A CRANKENSTEIN VALENTINE
This book is sure to make your students laugh! Crankenstein is a regular kid who turns into 'Crankenstein' because he hates all the lovey-dovey yuckiness associated with Valentine's Day...until he finds someone else who feels the same! It's written by Samantha Berger.
Find the book study companion activities {here}

LOVE, SPLAT
On Valentine's Day, Splat wants to give his crush, Kitten, a special card he made himself. Unfortunately another classmate, Spike, also wants to win her heart. A cute story by Rob Scotton.
Find the book study companion activities {here}

THE DAY IT RAINED HEARTS
This is a very popular Valentine's Day book, written by Felicia Bond. In it Cornelia Augusta makes special Valentines for each of her friends, made from the unique hearts that unexpectedly rain down from the sky.
Find the book study companion activities {here}

JUNIE B JONES AND THE MUSHY GUSHY VALENTINE
During her class Valentine Card exchange, Junie B. Jones receives a mushy gushy Valentine from a 'Secret Admirer'. Of course she needs to figure out who gave it to her! This fun story is by Barbara Park.
Find the book study companion activities {here}

FROGGY'S FIRST KISS
Froggy has a crush on the new girl in his class, Frogilina. Your class will enjoy their sweet, silly interactions and the surprise ending in this book by Jonathan London.
 Find the book study companion activities {here}

NATE THE GREAT AND THE MUSHY VALENTINE
Nate has a Valentine's themed mystery to solve- who left the mushy valentine for his dog, Sludge?
Find the book study companion activities {here}

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Favorite Winter Books for Kids

Oh the weather outside is frightful...so let's talk favorite books for the winter season!
Here is a list of ten winter themed books that kids absolutely LOVE, and some fun resources and activities to go with each one!
Favorite Winter Books for Kids! Companion activities and book studies to go with winter favorites including The Mitten, Owl Moon, Froggy Gets Dressed, The Jacket I Wear in the Snow, Sneezy the Snowman, Snowmen at Night, Tacky the Penguin, The Snow Globe Family, and The Mitten Tree.
THE MITTEN
A winter classic, The Mitten by Jan Brett is a book that all kids LOVE! This book is great for sequencing events, story retell, and of course a good laugh! You can find the companion activity pack {here}.

FROGGY GETS DRESSED
Kids just love Froggy, and this is one of their favorites! Froggy wakes up in winter (a great springboard for discussion on hibernation) and decides to go out to play...but it doesn't really word out so well for him. You can find the companion activity pack {here}. 

THE MITTEN TREE
This book is fun because it is a mystery...who knits the mittens and leaves them on the tree?! It's also a sweet story about giving to those in need. You can find the companion activity pack {here}. 

THE JACKET I WEAR IN THE SNOW
The character in this story has a very difficult time getting dressed to play outside in the snow. From bunchy, itchy clothes to a zipper that gets stuck, I think we all know this child. A wonderful book for story retell and sequencing the order of the clothing, as well as receiving help when we need it. You can find the companion activity pack {here}.

SNEEZY THE SNOWMAN
Kids love Sneezy because he keeps doing things that make him melt! It's a good thing he has friends to help rescue him from his poor choices. You can find the companion activity pack {here}.

SNOWMEN AT NIGHT
What do snowmen do at night? Your kids will LOVE to make predictions and guess! You can find the companion activity pack {here}.

TACKY THE PENGUIN
Poor Tacky the Penguin is an awkward fellow. But when he needs to, he becomes a real hero! You can find the companion activity pack {here}. 

THE SNOW GLOBE FAMILY
Ever imagine what it would be like to live in a snow globe? Find out what this snow globe family likes to do in the FREE pack listed {here}

OWL MOON
Your class will love joining the characters in this book as they go owling on a cold winter's night. You can find the companion activity pack {here}.

FIVE LITTLE PENGUINS SLIPPING ON THE ICE
What happens when five little penguins go out slipping on the ice? And what does the doctor tell mama when the penguins get hurt? You can find the companion activity pack {here}.

Friday, December 08, 2017

Favorite Christmas Books for Kids

'Tis the season to get out your favorite Christmas books!
Here is a list of ten Christmas books that kids absolutely LOVE, and some fun resources to go with each one!
Favorite Christmas books for kids! Featuring popular books and classroom activities to go with How to Catch Santa, The Polar Express, The Gingerbread Man, Olive the Other Reindeer, Mooseltoe, Snowmen at Christmas, Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Christmas, and more!

HOW TO CATCH SANTA
This fun book by Jean Reagan has children planning out ways to catch Santa on Christmas eve. My activity pack explores the book and includes planning pages where students can devise their own ways they would try to catch Santa! Find it {here}

OLIVE THE OTHER REINDEER
 Olive the dog hears a line from a Christmas song 'all of the other reindeer' and thinks it's 'Olive the other reindeer'. She becomes Santa's helper and saves Christmas! Find the book study pack {here}


THE POLAR EXPRESS
This Christmas classic is written by Chris Van Allsburg. It is a Caldecott Medal award winner, and has been translated into stage productions and a movie.
Classroom activities to go along with this book can be found {here}


MRS. WISHY-WASHY'S CHRISTMAS
We LOVE Mrs. Wishy-Washy, and this adorable book features Mrs. Wishy-Washy and her animal friends...all about making mistakes, being sorry, receiving forgiveness, and showing love. The spirit of Christmas at its best!
Classroom activities to go along with this book can be found {here}

THE GINGERBREAD MAN
There are so many versions of this story! I love this one by Eric A. Kimmel- it has fun characters, and a refrain that students love to chant together.
Classroom activities that go along with ANY Gingerbread Man book can be found {here}

THE GINGERBREAD MAN LOOSE IN THE SCHOOL
 Your students will LOVE the adventures of the Gingerbread Man as he searches the school trying to find the class of children who created him. In my activity pack, students will design a MISSING poster! Find the book study {here}

THE GINGERBREAD GIRL
Kids love how the Gingerbread Girl outsmarts the fox and escapes the fate of her brother. Lots of activities to go with this book can be found {here}

MOOSELTOE
 This fun Christmas story is about a father moose who works very hard to make Christmas 'perfectly perfect' for his family, but he forgets to get something very important! He saves the day thanks to his giant 'moostache' and antlers!
Classroom activities for this book can be found {here}

SNOWMEN AT CHRISTMAS
 Similar to Snowmen at Night, this book leads its readers to imagine what snowmen do at Christmas time!
Classroom activities for this book can be found {here}

THE CRIPPLED LAMB
 Joshua the lamb has a crippled leg, and can't follow the other sheep to the pasture. He heads back to the stable for the night, where he witnesses a wonderful scene...that he would have missed had his leg been healthy. This book study is found {here}
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