24 March 2012

Fun with Frog and Toad and a 100 Follower Giveaway! A Little Freebie, too!

Woah! The last few weeks have been crazy! I am very excited to be back to blogging because I've got some goodies to share and because it is so much easier to do on my fancy new laptop! (May my old one rest in peace:). A few weeks ago, I feared that with the loss of my laptop, I may have also lost my Frog and Toad unit that I'd been working so hard on for our Arnold Lobel week.  Luckily, I was able to scrape together some bits and pieces of my unit to do with my kiddos before our Spring Break, and even more luckily, my unit was recovered along with several other important files from my old computer!! Yay!

Anyways, we had a lot of fun reading all of Arnold Lobel's Frog and Toad stories, and my kids did really well with all of the activities. I am so proud of the wonderful readers and thinkers they have become! It is hard to believe that it is the end of March already!

Here are a couple of pics of our favorite activities. The first is of our Snip, Flip, and Fold 3-D Graphic Organizer. I let the kids choose any Frog and Toad story (of course, most picked The Kite, which is in our Treasures Basal), and they simply had to write and draw to tell what happened in the beginning, middle, and end of the story. They liked this activity because of the flippy aspect of the pages, and I liked it because it turned out way better than when I used to have students fold and cut the pages on their own.  Amen for dotted cutting lines and handwriting lines!  If you'd like to try this Snip, Flip, and Fold activity with your class, it can easily be used with any book that has a beginning, middle, and end format...You are welcome to download it for FREE from my TPT store. Just click here and then click, Download Preview.


This next picture is of my personal favorite Pinterest-inspired activity! I think they turned out sooo cute! I let the students pick their favorite character to describe using at least one adjective.  They wrote things like, "Frog is excited to play outside with Toad" and "Toad is forgetful because he lost his button."  Haha!



Okay, now the good stuff! I am so excited to have reached 100 followers--101 to be exact! I appreciate all of your kind words and the fact that you take the time to read my sometimes long, rambling posts!  In honor of this milestone, I will randomly select THREE lucky followers to win any one item from My Teachers Pay Teachers Store. You will get to choose from my new Fun with Frog and Toad Unit (which includes the patterns to make the cuties above and other goodies!), My Green Eggs and Contractions Unit, Writing Using Thinking Maps: A Year of Circle Maps and Tree Maps, and more!



The Fine Print:)
You have three chances to win! To enter, post a comment after doing each of the following items:
1. Follow my blog.
2. Follow my TPT store.
3. Blog about my giveaway.

Thanks for reading and good luck! The giveaway will end Friday, March 30th at 9:00pm.

51 comments:

  1. I follow your blog! Congrats on 100+ followers!! :)
    Lisa
    fsuteach81@yahoo.com

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  2. I follow your TpT store!

    Lisa
    fsuteach81@yahoo.com

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  3. I follow your blog! And congrats on the new laptop!

    ~ Katie
    First Grade ABCs

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    brantcc@bay.k12.fl.us

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

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  6. We're reading The Kite next week so your Beginning, Middle, End graphic organizer is perfect. Thanks for sharing! Also, I follow your blog! :)

    Elisabeth
    Tales of An Elementary Teacher
    eangelakos@gmail.com

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  7. I just started following you on TPT store! Congrats on 101! :)

    Elisabeth
    Tales of An Elementary Teacher
    eangelakos@gmail.com

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    mrsirwinsclass@gmail.com

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  14. I am following your blog and love all the tips and ideas!
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  15. Hi there, such a cute blog..I was already a follower but now I follow your store and I'm headed over to my blog to tell other bloggy friends about your giveaway. Congrats on 100. :o) Cute stuff too.
    Vicky
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

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    tamiller@lf.k12.de.us

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    Tiffany
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  18. I follow your blog!

    I would love for you to join be in all the fun and follow my blog too!-Ms. Patterson


    Pocket Full of Kinders

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  19. I am a new follower of your blog!

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  20. I am also a new follower of your TPT store!
    Like what I have seen so far!!!

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  22. I am also now following your TPT store.

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  23. I follow your TpT store :)

    Pamela
    pfulk@cox.net
    First Class Teacher

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  24. I blogged about your giveaway :)

    Pamela
    pfulk@cox.net
    First Class Teacher

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  25. I am your newest follower! Congratulations on 100 followers. :)

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  26. Lastly, I pinned you on PInterest and posted about you on my blog site...

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  29. I blogged about your giveaway!

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    http://busyinkindergarten.blogspot.com/2012/03/almost-200-followers.html

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  30. Hail to another organizational queen! Thank you so much for sharing your binder idea! I am SO doing this!!!
    I am now following your TpT store, blog and posted your site via Pinterest by adding you to my "Pinteresting Teacher Blogs" Board! (I myself am not a blogger...YET!)
    Thank you again!
    wisor9929@gmail.com

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  31. I am now following your blog!
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  32. I follow your TPT store.
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  33. I am now following your blog! Love your organizational skills! Brilliant!

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  34. Following! Thanks for your organizational downloads!

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  35. I am your newest follower!! Come check my blog out sometime!
    Becky
    Teaching, Learning, & Loving

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  36. Love everything about your sight. Heading over to TPT right now to get your organizational downloads.
    Susie in K

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  37. I just followed your store...and I LOVELOVELOVE your binderizing...my favorite way to organize!!
    thanks,
    HOlly

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  38. I followed you TpT site!!
    the binder covers look great as do the spines!!! thanks so much!
    Holly

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  39. I am following your blog! :)


    Elisabeth
    www.missdelk.blogspot.com

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  40. I follow your TpT store! :)

    Elisabeth
    www.missdelk.blogspot.com

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  41. I now follow your blog!!

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  42. I just realized you must have Treasures as your reading series. I can't wait to explore your blog for ideas!
    Just put Frog and Toad in my cart.

    Marybeth
    http://cialinichat-mbcialini.blogspot.com/

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