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Sunday, January 25, 2015

A Giant Give Away! HUGE HUGE HUGE!

Do you know Maria Manore? She has a darling blog called Kinder Craze. She is one of my Michigan Blogging Buddies. I have had the pleasure of meeting her twice and she wowed me both times!

This is a picture of our group when we met in Grand Rapids.

cute Michigan teacher-bloggers at PF Changs

Maria has a wonderful set of sight word books that helped me a ton when I was doing a maternity leave in kindergarten. I love these books and so did my students. 

Bundle of Books Interactive Sight Word Readers
Click the picture above to go to her store to see this product and its description.
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I know that cutting, pasting, and coloring is an important skill in kindergarten as well as reading. Her Bundle of Books helped my students finesse these skills. I love to do arts and crafts kind of things too. But when time is an issue something has to go. So I used her books to help with all of those skills. 

You can buy each book separately for $1.00, or you can buy the bundle for $50.00 for 100 stories. It does pay to grab the bundle. 

The pictures below show how I put the books together. It's super easy and you only have to copy enough for half of your class because each set has two books on it. 

First I make my 13 copies, because at the time I had 25 kids. Then I staple the 6 pages together. I use an electric stapler and boy does that make the job a ton easier!

Then I use the trusty old, OLD paper cutter to cut each book in half. And even though this cutter is old, I can cut two sets of books at one time, and who doesn't love time savers?

The last page in the set is the words that will be pasted onto the books. 
Those can also need to be cut in half. 
Be sure to separate these before you staple the books together!

  Then pass these out to your students. They love to color the cute pictures!

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 Cutting these letters up was a great practice for my kids. Plus when they glued them down they had to check with the cover to see that they were spelling the word correctly AND that they didn't have any letters pasted on upside down.

 Here's a trick that might save your sanity. We have "trash caddies" that we put on each table. This is where the students put the scraps instead of letting them fall where ever. (They still do fall on the floor, but more of them end up here!) When you are done with this project, you can ask someone from each table to empty the trash caddies.

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And finally when the book is done, they can proudly read it to someone in the room. They take them home and practice reading them at home. At our conference time, many parents told me they save these books and go back and read them over and over again.

Now, Would YOU like to have a set of all these books? 
Maria has given me the opportunity to give one to you!

If you're a kinder or firstie teacher (or even special ed or home school teacher!) you'll love them.

All you have to do is enter the rafflecopter. It's easy, and soon we'll have one winner. I hope it's you!

I will pick a 2nd winner to win a set of any 3 things from my store. You have to enter to win. And if you want to share with friends, that's perfectly ok with me too!
Here's your chance to win!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. This would be great to win! Fingers crossed

  2. Maria had so many wonderful ideas and I love, love, love these books. Would do love to win these!

  3. Would love to enter but it won't come up.

    1. Are you trying to enter on a phone or ipad? I don't think it works on those devices. I'm not sure why, but that's what others have been telling me. I hope you can use a computer sometime between now and Sunday to enter.

  4. Fingers are definitely crossed. Would love to win this fabulous prize.
    Thanks Patty and Maria for the giveaway!
    Sheri :)


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