Monday, December 31, 2012

A “Perfect Pair” Giveaway


We slightly surpassed 300 fabulous followers a few weeks ago, and I’m not about to let that go uncelebrated!

We went all out for our 200 Follower Giveaway a few months ago, and while this giveaway isn’t as grand, I think it’s just as great!

I present to you a “Perfect Pair” Giveaway!

perfect pair giveaway

I’ve selected 4 items from our TpT shop, and paired them with the perfect children’s book.

{I think there’s a theme going on here}
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Perfect Pair #1: My Reading Comprehension Passages {Winter Edition} unit is one of the newest in our shop.  It’s my latest pride and joy because I wrote all of the stories in it {brushes shoulders off…}.  In all seriousness though, my kiddos really, really, really need practice with this skill…especially going back into the story to answer the question.  These are perfect for classwork, small groups, centers, homework, and even assessments!  They are tried and true in my own classroom full of 2nd graders, but I think they’d be great for 3rd Grade too! {I’ll be back later this week to really get my brag on tell you about them.}

The book “The Story of Snow” by Mark Cassino is a great non-fiction book all about snow!   It’s the perfect addition to your classroom library!
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Perfect Pair #2: My communities unit teaches all about suburban, urban, and rural communities using imaginary pen-pals.  There are so many fun activities in this unit, and it incorporates friendly letter writing too.  Win-win! 

“Roxaboxen” by Alice McLerran has made an appearance or two on this blog because it is one of my very favorite books ever!  {It doesn’t hurt that it’s illustrated by my very favorite, Barbara Cooney}  I use it when I introduce communities in my classroom.  It doesn’t correlate directly with types of communities, but it’s a great addition to any community unit and classroom library.  You want this book!
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Perfect Pair #3: “Random Acts of Kindness with Mr. Hatch” is the first ever item I uploaded to TpT.  Mr. Hatch just got a big makeover in anticipation of Valentine’s Day.  I added some new sheets & activities and reformatted old ones.  I’ve decided my class will continue Random Acts of Kindness beyond the Christmas season, and this unit is a great way to do it come February.  Plus, I just had to make something to go with this book.  It is so darn cute!

“Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch” is the Valentine’s Day book if you ask me, but the message that Eileen Spinelli sends is so important, you can use this book any day of the year! 
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Giveaway #4: “Love Is…” is a student created mini-book that has students explain what love is using similes. {example: Love is as warm as _________}.  There are many different sentence starters, a cover, and an about the author page.  A perfect writing and grammar activity for February}

I love all of Diane de Groat’s books.  “Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink” is no exception.  Read it to your class AFTER they make their books though, so they don’t get too silly on you!

Good stuff, huh?

This is how it’s going to work:
*There will be 1 Rafflecopter, but 4 winners.  I don’t want to overcomplicate things!  Winners will get the prize in the order they are chosen.  For example, if your name is the second name Rafflecopter chooses, you win Perfect Pair #2.
*You need to be a follower of our blog to win this giveaway, beyond that there are many other ways to win! 
*This giveaway will run until Sunday, January 6th. 
*You can share this giveaway daily to have more chances to win!

Bloggers run giveaway to gain new followers, but also to thank the followers that are already with them.  So, thank you for being a follower of this blog!  I still can’t believe that there are people {more specifically creative, imaginative, visionary teachers like you} that read this blog and like my ideas!  A lot of times Sometimes teaching can be overwhelming and thankless.  This blog and all of you let me know it’s not always that way.

So thank you, thank you, thank you!

Now go win something!!!

~Halle

a Rafflecopter giveaway

62 comments:

  1. LOL at Lisa's answer! I LOVE Phil and Claire! Can't top that one so I'm going to go with what I'm thinking about for lunch today -- Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup! :)

    Sam

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  2. Just discovered your blog. Congratulations on 200 followers.

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  3. Sorry, I hadn't read the question. My favorite pair is Charlie Brown and Snoopy.

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  4. What a great giveaway. I loved how you paired your product with fantastic literature. I'm keeping my fingers crossed! I love chocolate chip cookies with milk!

    Karen
    An Apple a Day in First Grade

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  5. My favorite pair is salt water and sand...wish I was there right now!

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  6. My favorite pair is...coffee and chocolate aka - a mocha! YUM! Congrats on 200 followers and thanks for a FUN giveaway.

    Nichole
    Craft of Teaching

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    1. I mean 300 followers...yikes! Better get that mocha RIGHT AWAY! LOL

      Nichole

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  7. My favorite pair is Mickey and Minnie Mouse! I just LOVE Walt Disney :) I am a follower of your Facebook page, blog, TPT store and just LOVE all your products! Thanks for this awesome giveaway!Fingers double crossed on this one!

    frederickjennam@gmail.com

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  8. My favorite pair has already been taken twice... soo I will go with bacon and eggs ;-)
    Congrats on the followers and thanks for the fun giveaway!!
    Keeping my fingers crossed!
    Karen
    tommysmom0206@yahoo.com

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  9. I <3 Brenda & Jax from General Hospital. I also <3 Peanut Butter & Chocolate a.k.a. Reeses!
    dfrideley@gmail.com

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  10. The beach and a book. :) Thanks for the fun giveaway!
    Katie
    I Want to be a Super Teacher

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  11. Snow and mountains!!

    I am so excited about this giveaway! I have loved reading your blog as I make my way as a first year 2nd grade teacher! I saw your Winter Comprehension Passages and put them right in my wishlist!! Great giveaway!


    www.secondgradeparadise.blogspot.com

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  12. Cookies (fresh from the oven) and milk!! :o)

    Cindy
    ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

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  13. Mo William's Elephant and Piggie - such a creative combo :)

    Kate
    katewintuska@insightbb.com

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  14. Congrats on 300 followers! Adorable giveaway :) My favorite pair is peanut butter and chocolate! YUM! Happy New Year!

    Kate
    EduKate and Inspire

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  15. Congratulations on 300 followers!! Love the perfect pair idea.

    My perfect pair: beef and noodles :)

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  16. I love a good peanut butter and jelly sandwich!

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  17. Felix and Oscar... Bert and Ernie... Mickey and Minnie!!! Yeah I am all about friendships and good times. Congrats on 300!

    Iteachkidsabc@gmail.com

    :o) V.
    Special Teacher for Special Kids

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  18. Me and my fiance!

    Congratulations on your newest achievement!

    rachaelaschauer@gmail.com

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  19. My favorite pair is a book and a blanket : ) Thanks for the giveaway!

    Lindsey - lmburto@gmail.com

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  20. My favorite pair is coffee ice cream and dark chocolate fudge sauce...both homemade!

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  21. Great giveaway! My favorite pair is a cupcake and icing! Yummy!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  22. I like hot chocolate and marshmallows.

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  23. Congrats on your bloggy achievement - love the theme of this giveaway! I'm thinking mashed potatoes and gravy are a pretty great pair! :)

    cathy@missversteeg.com
    www.missversteeg.com
    My new TpT store!

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  24. Chocolate and peanut butter!! Love me some Reese's!

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  25. Peanut butter and banana!

    mcreynolds.sarah@gmail.com

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  26. My perfect pair is: oreos and milk!


    faithfulinfirst.blogspot.com

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  27. Hmmm, my favorite pair is probably peanut butter and chocolate. Yummmmm.

    This is a great giveaway! I also wanted to let you know that I love your new comprehension unit and am planning to use it with my small groups this month (and next too)!

    Aimee
    Primarily Speaking

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  28. Chocolate and peanut butter is on e of my favorite pairs, too! :)

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  29. My favorite pair is milk and chocolate cake!

    Ashley
    arclark2012@gmail.com

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  30. Peas and carrots... Forrest Gump style
    Congrats on your achievement, I became a follower a few days ago!

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  31. I love Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch!! Seriously got teary-eyed the first time I heard someone read it! And I would have to say a couch and blanket are a perfect pair that I am thoroughly enjoying right now!

    Molly
    Lessons with Laughter

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  32. My favorite pair - pineapple and cheese!
    Susan in NC
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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  33. Popcorn and M&Ms! YUM!

    Christina :)
    Check out my blog!
    Apples, Books, and Crayons
    applesbooksandcrayons@gmail.com

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  34. My favorite pair is Rachel and Ross. I just started a FRIENDS marathon so I've got them on my mind.

    Bren P.
    The Teacher Diaries

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  35. Love chocolate and strawberries or peanut butter and bananas:)

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  36. My favorite pair may be jeans and a t-shirt :-)

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  37. Oreos & milk haha:)

    ~Sara
    Sweetsarabowling@gmail.com

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  38. I like many pairs, but I'll say peanut butter and fluff :)
    ❤Teri
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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  39. My favorite pair would be cheese and crackers! Love to have that as a snack:)

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  40. My favorite pair would have to be coffee and peppermint mocha creamer! I am so glad I found your blog. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  41. Congratulations! This time of year, my favorite pair is eggnog+coffee=eggnog latte! cbwirfs@gmail.com

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  42. Everyone took mine! Elephant and Piggie! Love Mo Willems!
    Hilary
    Second Grade is Out of This World!

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  44. What a great idea!! Love your blog! My favorite pair...peanut butter and chocolate; a cocktail and a Friday night; and right now comfy sweats on the couch with a movie!!!

    Christa
    sweetlifeofsecondgrade

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  45. Cute giveaway! :) My favorite pair is coffee and dessert - any kind of dessert! :)

    Sugar and Spice

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  46. My favorite is Roxaboxen and communities

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  47. I am going with Teri and peanut butter and fluff:)

    Tammy
    The Resourceful Apple

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