Monday, December 7, 2015

Day #7 Christmas Giveaway

It's Day #7 for Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Design's Giveaway!! 
Featuring the wonderful Teaching with a Mountain View, The Price of Teaching, and Molly Maloy!
Enter to win $30 to Amazon and $20 in TPT Store Credits! 
Click HERE and click the "Giveaway" tab on Zippy's Facebook!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Day #6 of Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Design's Giveaway!

Sooo excited for you to enter my friend Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Design's Giveaway!  With some wonderful people - Georgia Grown Kiddos, Kindergarten Smorgasboard, and Deedee Wills! It doesn't get much better :)

For more info, enter HERE and click the "GIVEAWAY" tab!!
Happy Holidays!!!

Friday, December 4, 2015

The World of Foxyland

 My first graders and I had the chance to review "Welcome to Foxyland" by Wald Peterson.  My kiddos always get very excited about read alouds, especially about animals :)

"Welcome to Foxyland" is about Foxycat (half fox, half cat) going on adventures through his world, Foxyland.  He encounters many fun animal friends and his world is very magical.  The kids dove right in with loving Foxycat and excited to see what he was going to do next.
Here is a preview below of what the text looks like:
 As you can see, the pages are a little lengthy.  I do not recommend to Kindergarten or below, but definitely first grade and above.  We split this book into chapters and the read aloud took 3 times.  This gave me the opportunity to discuss key factors of text like predictions, main idea, details, characterization, and setting.  

The way Wald Peterson describes the world of Foxyland is that of a dream.  It allowed my firsties to dive into a magical land that is very much unlike earth... It looks like it, but one of my students said it was "magical" and "really cool" :) 

My kiddos loved the book and even though it was lengthier than some of my read alouds, this book held their attention.  During their free time after their work was finished, some of them even drew the lovable and curious Foxycat.

If you would like to check out more information or purchase Foxycat for your students, please click HERE and explore the fun of Foxyland! :) Through this link, there are even chances to WIN your own copy!!!

Have a wonderful and foxy day everyone!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway

I am so excited to be kicking off THE FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS for Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Design's amazing 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!  I am so excited to be doing this again this year and to be teaming up with some wonderful ladies - Creating Teaching Inspiring and Good Enough Teacher.
Who doesn't love  You can get almost anything on Amazon.  We are giving away a $30 Amazon gift card!! It's such a wonderful site full of goodies for you, your kids, your whole family!  Treat yourself to something nice if you win ;)

Also up for grabs is $5 TPT Store Credit to my store (Laura Love to Teach), Creating Teaching Inspiring's store, Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Design's Store, and featured is also Good Enough Teacher's awesome writing craftivity - If I were an elf :) So many goodies and awesome things!

Did I mention I love the holidays? Because I really do.  Thank you for following my blog, TPT store, and anywhere in between.  It is truly appreciated and I hope you have a wonderful month!  Best of luck in the giveaway - please enter below using the rafflecopter!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Also don't forget!  It's the last day of the Teachers Pay Teachers Cyber Monday (AND TUESDAY) Sale!! It's the last day, so don't forget to pick up some great goodies... even my bundles are on sale :)

Don't forget to grab my after holiday freebie as well :) 
Happy Holidays!