OH GOODNESS. This is not starting off very exciting!
I bring you two things, my faithful friends!
1. A freebie!
2. My 50 follower GIVEAWAY!
Let's go back to number one, my freebie. Do any of you use the Making Meaning program in your classroom? In my classroom, we use it as a supplement. It basically teaches skills through trade book read alouds and a response book. [which is why I use it as a supplement] This is only my first year using it, and I'm no expert, but I do LOVE the literature.
Which brings me to my freebie. We just finished up inferences about a character and how a character can change in a story.
The text used is Julius: Baby of the World by Kevin Henkes. I LOVE him, and I LOVE Lilly! So I whipped up a graphic organizer to go along with the text to extend it a bit. Then, the students needed to write a response to the text using the graphic organizer. Anyway, no clue if you can use it or not. But I made it, so I'll share!
QUESTION: IS THIS THE BEST WAY TO SHARE FREEBIES? IF NOT, WILL SOMEONE LET ME KNOW! I DON'T WANT MY
Onto my second reason for posting! Maybe I should have made this into its own post, but oh well. So I was thinking about what kind of giveaway to do. I decided on...
$25 to Teachers Pay Teachers
And here is why: ::gasp:: I've never made a purchase from TPT, and if I won a giveaway for it, it would totally give me a jump start. So, if you're out there and haven't purchased anything from there either, here's your chance to get started! And even if you're a regular on TpT [as the hipsters call it], 25 bucks is useful, right?
Here's how to enter!
1. Leave a comment on this post letting me know that you follow my blog! [include your email/blog link!]
2. Blog about my giveaway & leave a comment that you did just that! [include your email/blog link!]
You saw the beginnings of a numbered list, and thought there'd be multiple ways to enter, right? Nope, just those two! Feel free to just follow me, just blog about the giveaway, both, or neither. I'm not the pushy type!
***Giveaway ends on Sunday [January 15th] at 5pm!***
[this is because the Ravens will be playing and the boyfriend won't be around to entertain me. perfect opportunity to choose a winner using the random number thingy!]
I'm being honest, I know I'm not the blogger that puts out the most freebies, or leaves the most comments, or uses the most wit, but I TRULY appreciate the 57 [at time of print] of you that follow my blog, leave encouraging comments, etc. They have kept me going through this rough year!