Weekend Warriors: Favorite Read Alouds + a GIVEAWAY

My Weekend Warrior gals and I have joined forces this month to bring you some exciting read aloud favorites AND amazing giveaways! 

I love Read Across America week! We celebrate the love of literacy the first week of March every year at my school. We get crazy and goofy all week! One activity I just love is having each child take a picture with our red frame and red and white striped inspired hat. They each pick their favorite book to hold up too. The kids love taking these home at the end of the week.

We also have a read around one day during the week. Each teacher picks their favorite 10-15 minute read aloud book. Then, the teachers rotate to the different classrooms and share their story with the different grade levels. We pair K-2 and 3-5 together for this activity. The kids LOVE having the different teachers come into the room to read. This year I plan on reading:

A Bad Case of Stripes
I LOVE reading A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon! This book is awesome to show cause and effect to children. The illustrations are captivating and the story is simply entertaining. I think all 6 and 7 year olds can relate to this store in one way or another. I usually have many cause and effect follow up activities with this book. I won't have time during the read around, but I will do them with my kiddos later on. 

And now, let's get to most anticipated part of this post:
My Weekend Warrior gals and I want to spread the love of literacy too! We are EACH hosting a giveaway for a $10 TpT gift card. All you have to do is enter through the Rafflecopter below. This giveaway is fast! It ends Tuesday night. So, make sure to enter for your chance to win!

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Be sure to hop on over to these gals for your chance to win also AND get some great read aloud ideas while you are there!

38 comments :

  1. Taking pictures, making a special snack and sharing lots of Dr. Seuss books!

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  2. Making Cat in the Hat...HATS! :) Wendy 1stgradefireworks@gmail.com 1stgradefireworks

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  3. Oh my goodness I LOVE that picture of you! What a fun teacher! :)

    Jeannine
    Creative Lesson Cafe

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  4. I'm excited to make some fun snacks and crafts with my students! I need to get busy with planning though!

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  5. I like having my students do a Green Eggs and Ham partner play! They love it so much-possible because they have almost memorized Green Eggs and Ham!

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  6. I love reading all the Dr. Seuss books again!! Great stories!! I love them all!!

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  7. I like to share Dr. Seuss books! The kids love it! :)

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  8. Read Dr. Seuss books all week and cook green eggs and ham and then do a writing activity on Friday.

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  9. I love reading my favorite books. Among them are Verdi; Alexander & the Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day; Leo the Late Bloomer

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  10. I love reading my favorite books. Among them are Verdi; Alexander & the Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day; Leo the Late Bloomer

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  11. We decorate our door based on a Dr. Seuss book.

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  12. Thank you for this offer. We wear funky socks & make cute striped hats and a bow tie.
    Palma
    kfundamentals.blogspot.com

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  13. Normally, we invite staff members to come to our classroom and share their favorite Dr. Seuss book. This year, I am at home for 10 days of healing after knee surgery. I think my principal will come to read this year's selection and I will ask the sub to have my five top readers read one of our many Dr. Seuss books to two other children during the day. We'll do more the following week when I return.

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  15. Goldfish Graphing to go with the Story 1 Fish, 2 Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. I also help put together and Dr. Seuss Room in the Library with standees and huge murals.

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  16. I live in Australia and we obviously don't have read across America. I do love the idea of a book tournament or mystery readers though.
    Sheri :)

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  17. I love the whole week. Our school has a different activity for the children to dress up on each day of the week. It is so much fun!

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  18. Kids bring I their favorite book. They share in small groups and read a few pages of the story to get others interested.

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  19. Reading all the great Dr.Seuss Books! The kids love building our book hat!

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  20. Reading all the great Dr.Seuss Books! The kids love building our book hat!

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  21. I love to get out all of my Dr. Seuss books and plush characters, decorate my room, and do activities that go along with the books. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  22. We like writing the Cat in the Hat II...where the cat comes to your house!

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  23. Reading all Dr. Seuss books and completing related activities for the week.

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  24. I like to find videos of people reading books, the kids think its a lot of fun to have someone new read them a book.

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  25. I love reading Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss.

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  26. Any Cat in the Hat! Huge Dr. Seuss fans!! Thank you.

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  27. Guest reader (i.e. my sister) reading a book to the class. The kids love it!!

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  28. I like doing buddy reading, especially if it's with a younger class like Kindergarten.

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  29. I love your picture in the red frame with Cat in the Hat hat!! We do "Read my Shirt" day, where students wear shirts with (appropriate) writing. I made one that says, Explain Your Thinking!! My favorite!! My kids just groan when they see it. . .

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