Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Spring Has Sprung. . .Day 2

By now you know that I love books, so this week of fun must involve literature in some way!  If you love books as much as I do, you'll love this giveaway.  
Here's what's in store. . .
A book of your choice from my "Spring Has Sprung" favorite literature collection
 &
a Barnes and Noble gift card for $25.00
If you're interested, here's how you can participate.  
1.  Leave a comment about one of your favorite spring books and how you like to use it in your classroom.  
2.  For an extra entry in the contest you can "Like" Primary Perspective on FB.
This contest is open until Thursday, March 24th at 6 pm.

62 comments:

  1. How do I follow you on FB? I searched and I can't find Primary Perspective.

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  3. My favorite spring read aloud is Hopper! I usually read and then we make adorable bunny bags that I later fill with treats!

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  4. I followed your link and found it. DUH!!! I love the old classic The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes.

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  5. My favorite spring book is Down Came the Rain by David Shannon. I live in the northwest so we use the book as a launching for discussion on spring weather and why it is that the flowers and trees begin to bloom in the spring. Then we connect it to writing and write our own spring weather stories using the pattern in the book.

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  7. One book I use, is White Rabbit's Color Book- it is kind of mouse paint, but with a rabbit.


    Jennifer
    kinderpond.com

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    Jennifer
    kinderpond.com

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  9. I like the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar to use for sequencing during our reading block and also in science to learn about the life cycle. It is a great book to integrate!!

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  10. My favorite book is "Jack and the Jtellybean Stalk". Not only is it good for T/T connections but I give the kiddos a story treasure of jellybean Easter egg filled with green jellybeans.

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  11. I love the Doreen Cronin "Diary of ..." books, they are so clever. This year I am creating a worm unit around "Diary of a Worm". I will use "Diary of a Worm" to discuss reality and fantasy regarding worms. I also plan to use some non-fiction books like "Yucky Worms" by Vivian French. I plan to order a worm vue science kit and use that as our class science fair exhibit.

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    Tanya
    firstgradeisfantabulous.blogspot.com

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  13. I love The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle. I love teaching about plants during Spring when students can actually go outside & experience what they have just read about.

    Ms. M
    www.msk1ell.blogspot.com

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  14. I like using the book In the Small, Small Pond
    by Denise Fleming! We use this book when talking about frogs, ponds, life cycle of a frog. We read this and visit a pond down the street from our school. the kids love it!

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  15. I always read The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle and we talk about Spring and parts of a plant and the plant life cycle. It is awesome because the students can make connections to their outside world and love Eric Carle's illustrations.

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  17. I love reading Hopper Hunts for Spring to talk about the season. I just posted something you can use with I know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick on my blog as well. :)
    Michelle
    Fabulousinfirst.blogspot.com

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  18. I have always loved to study Eric Carle and all of his wonderful books. Spring is perfect for using them. Our first grade is doing an author study. I am using his books to stress how he uses adjectives or describing words in the titles of his books- hungry caterpillar, grouchy ladybug, busy spider, tiny seed etc. We are thinking of other "describing" words that we could use to tell about his characters. We also are planning to use them for a study of life cycles and plants.

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  19. I liked Primary Perspective on Facebook!

    Colleen Patton
    Mrs. Patton’s Patch

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  20. Spring is a good time to talk about plants growing and birds singing! I like any sort of books that talk about plant growth especially "The Tiny Seed" by Eric Carle!

    Libbi
    benandlibbi.blogspot.com

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  21. I like Primary Perspective on facebook!!

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  22. I love Little Quack. My students love it and want to read it again and again and again.

    Conchy

    Conchy.Marcano@gmail.com

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    Conchy

    Conchy.Marcano@gmail.com

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  24. I also love The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes. I remember it from my childhood. It's such a long book, but the students are so engaged with the story you'd never know! The Runaway Bunny is another favorite.

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  26. We will be using the Tiny Seed by Eric Carle. We talk about how we are blooming into first graders!

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  27. I love the book Tops and Bottoms! It's a great way to learn about plants and growth... and we also use that to get into life cycles!

    ~Laura
    www.firstgradeFUNdamentals.blogspot.com

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  28. And now I "like" you on FB! Another thing to feed my addiction... :-)

    ~Laura
    www.firstgradeFUNdamentals.blogspot.com

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  29. My favorite read aloud is The Tiny Seed--we label parts of plants, do sequencing activities, and make a splatter paint flower to look like the cover of the book.
    Fingers crossed to win!!
    Renee-
    suzynae@tx.rr.com

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  30. I love reading Diary of a... ! As a looping teacher, I have read all! This series of books teaches students how to journal and ramps up bugs and insects for the spring. We are going to reread each book and write our own: The Diary of a Ladybug. This spring will be exciting as we journal while we watch the lifecycle.

    Cheryl
    Primary Graffiti

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  31. I love Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown (author of Goodnight, Moon) I love old, classic books like that! A fun written response is to have students write about how they would catch the runaway bunny.

    *Great giveaway!

    Megan
    http://mrswheelerfirst.blogspot.com/

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  32. I finally figured it out and "liked" you on FB!! :-)

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  33. I love Frog and Toad: The Corner. Frog's father tells him that "Spring is just around the corner." So Frog sets off to find the literal corner that Spring is around. I have the students write about signs of spring.

    Erica Bohrer's First Grade

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  34. One of my favorite spring books is Charlie the Caterpillar. This is a great way to introduce the life cycle of a butterfly.

    Stephanie

    MrsKellysKindergarten

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  35. I follow you on FB :)
    Stephanie

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  36. I "like" you on FB! :)

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  37. POETRY TIME! I LOVE the book "My Dog is As Smelly As Dirty Socks!" I'll be posting about lots of read alouds and resource books for poetry soon! :)

    Amanda

    http://www.oneextradegree.blogspot.com

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  38. During spring, I always read "The Kapok Tree". I have rainforest sounds playing in the background. We follow this up by writing from one of the animals perspective to convince the man not to chop down the tree. The boys especially love the wild animals in the book.

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  40. My favorite book is I am a Bunny. Love how it goes through each season!

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  41. One of my favorite spring books is Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey. I always like to read it when we get our duck eggs! I love it when they hatch....so cute!

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  42. I like Tops & Bottoms, too!

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  43. I now like Primary Perspective on Facebook. Thanks for all your great ideas!

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  44. One of my favorite spring read-alouds is It Looked Like Spilt Milk. After reading the book, the students create their own cloud paintings in different shapes!

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  45. Ditto to everyone- I love books- and hearing about other keepers. I love the book "tops and bottoms". First graders think it is so funny and clever! Barnes and Noble is a serious weakness!

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  46. I love reading the Tiny Seed by Eric Carle! We are introducing plants right now, and I can't wait til it's time to get that book out! I have the kids paint pictures after that - they always turn out so cute!

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  47. One of my favorites is "Tops and Bottoms." I found it when my own kids were small and well before I started teaching. I always use it during our plant unit to talk about plant parts and their different uses. I also tie in predicting, since the story keeps the kids guessing.

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  48. Love your blog!
    I read Wump World by Bill Pete for Earth Day. I read the first page without showing the picture. Then, They try to draw the Wumps and their world.

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  49. I LOVE reading "Rechenka's Eggs" around Easter. Then the kids can do crayon resist eggs to design their own egg like the ones in the book. I also have them write to describe their egg design. It's also fabulous for retell! Gotta love Patricia Polacco!!

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  50. I love the book Tops and Bottoms...it's a great book to learn about the season, plants, and growth. I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

    ~Gladys
    Once Upon a Time in First Grade

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  51. My favorite books to use in Springtime are not necessarily "spring" books. I LOVE using Frog and Toad Books. My favorite stories for Spring are "The Kite," "The Garden," and of course, "Spring." I will be posting a unit to go with "The Kite" soon!

    Jena
    1st Grade with Miss Snowden

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  52. You (or anyone reading this) HAS GOT TO read "Tadpole's Promise" by Jeanne Willis. Every class or child I've ever read it to LOVED it! It's great for teaching life cycles. The surprise ending gets kids into such thought provoking discussions!

    Please, someone read this to your class. I'm not in the classroom anymore. Maybe I'll read it to my daughter's class just so I can do it again!

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  53. I "like" primary perspective on facebook.

    Jenna
    fancyinfirst.blogspot.com

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  54. I love the book Wake Up, It's Spring! by Lisa Campbell Ernst. It is a great book for discussing the signs of spring. I read it to my kindergarteners before having the complete the sentence "I know it is spring because ________" for our spring class book.

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  55. I just followed you on Facebook! :)

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  56. I "liked" you on Facebook! AWESOME!

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  57. My favorite spring literature activity???? Seriously! There are soooo many! The very hungry caterpillar- we do a whole week of stuff!!!! Including making our own story retelling pieces. Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs!!! We make a whole class book on what we would love for it to "rain". I am a serious Children's Literature addict so there are tooo many!!! I LOVE BOOKS!!!!

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  59. I always enjoy doing an Eric Carle unit in the spring. We read "The Very Hungry Caterpillar", as well as many of his other insect books. We talk about the life cycle of the butterfly and have projects that show the life cycle.

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