Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Writing Awesome Class Books GIVEAWAY!

One of the things my kiddos LOVE doing is writing class books. And for a while now, I've been trying to put a packet together of some of the class books that my class writes. Sorry it's taken me a while to get this finished but IT'S FINALLY DONE!!
I LOVE connecting writing to reading. This packet has 8 suggested picture books you can read and then springboard from there to write a class book.
There are reproducible student pages and a book cover page for each class book. You can make 9 class books including an acrostic poem and letters to the Tooth Fairy. You can check it out at my TEACHER NOTEBOOK and TEACHER PAY TEACHER shops. Just click on my sidebar.

We just finished our class book called 'The Best Part of Me' and it turned out great. We read the book by Wendy Ewald. 

We had a great discussion about self-respect. We picked a part of our body and wrote why it was our best part. Then I took photos of each child's best part to go along with their writing. Here are a few examples:
 And of course, the teacher has to add her page to the book as well.

I haven't had a giveaway in a while. So I thought is might be fun to give this new packet away. To enter all you need to do is leave me a comment before Friday night (November 15th) midnight (Mountain Time). I'll use the random number generator to pick 3 lucky winners! Be sure to include your email address.
Good Luck!

Congratulations to Marybeth, Becky and Cherie!! They are the winners.
THANKS everyone for all the great comments.


Roxanne said...

Awesome!!!! Great for my writing center or whole group.


Unknown said...

I have loved looking at the class books the students make! I am definitely interested in using this in my future classroom!(:

Cherie said...

These look great!


Suzy Q said...

I love making class books and the best part is at the end of the year when I put them all out on the rug and draw names to choose one to take home. Everyone gets at least one. You have some great ideas/books!

tokyoshoes at hotmail dot com

Becky said...

I've been wanting to do more class books with my kiddos. This would help me achieve that goal. Love that they are inspired by picture books.

Compassionate Teacher

Sherry said...

Love It!! My kids love class books, too!


Liz said...

This looks awesome!

Connie B. said...

Looks great!

Lori R said...

This looks great!

Unknown said...

I just subscribed to your blog! It is fabulous! I'm adding new writing centers because of some of these great ideas! Thank you!!!!

Amanda Hodges said...

You always do amazing things. Thanks!


Mrs. Anderson said...

My students love making class books. Your unit looks great!
Connie Anderson:)
email: matya105@aol.com

Hcatt and Jdogg said...

This looks fun!
hreckling at alpinedistrict dot org

Huskergirl said...

What a great idea! I love how this showcases how unique and special each child is!

Huskergirl said...

Sorry, I realized I forgot to leave my email address....jaglanzer@yahoo.com

Unknown said...

My students and I love class books. The Best Part of Me class book is such an adorable idea.

gscribner said...

You've always had such great ideas. I have missed having you work next to me! Love "The Best Part of Me"


Unknown said...

Great idea to share you creativity!


Chris Pierce said...

Super great ideas!