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Mar 12, 2016

Books & Brackets

The month of March brings lots of fun activities...March Madness Basketball finals, St. Patrick's Day, Easter and the official beginning of Spring! It is always a fun time in the classroom with so many great things to learn and do. To help celebrate all the fun that March brings I am linking up with 14 other great bloggers to bring you Books & Brackets.



We are each sharing a favorite book to use during the month of March and you have a chance on each blog to win a copy of that book. In addition, you will be able to collect some great freebies and have the opportunity to win a $75 certificate to TpT. 

One of my favorite books for this time of year is The Easter Bunny's Assistant. This is just a fun book. The kids get a kick out of it and it is great for reinforcing many writing skills. 


The story starts out with the Easter Bunny getting ready to dye his eggs. His friend skunk wants to help, but....each time he gets excited he releases his "skunk" smell. 




Finally after several mishaps the Bunny has had enough and kicks him out. Then he has a change of heart and comes up with a plan where his friend can still help and he won't have to put up with the horrible smell. 



Be sure to enter the rafflecopter below to win your own copy of this great book. Even if you don't win, you will want to get it, it is loads of fun.


I have created a FREE close read mini pack for you to accompany this great book. It contains a How to or procedural writing activity, complete with sequencing cards to be used as a whole group activity prior to the writing activity.


I have also included writing pages for a problem/solution prompt and an opinion writing prompt as well. Just click the image below to download.




Enter the rafflecopter to win your own copy of this fabulous book, The Easter Bunny's Assistant.

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For your chance at a $75 TpT Gift card before to enter here.

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To find out what other great books to use in your classroom during the month of March make sure to continue the through the hop below! We have 14 other amazing K-2 grade teachers who are excited to share their favorite books, a FREEBIE and a BOOK GIVEAWAY!



Good luck and don't forget to check back through the hop on Monday to see if you have won any great books, or even the grand prize $75 TpT gift card. 


30 comments :

  1. I LOVE the visual how to puzzle pieces you made to go along with the book! This is a wonderful book for teaching students about "how-to" writing! Thank you for participating in the hop!

    Jackie
    Neat Sweet & Hard to Beat

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    1. Thanks for hosting the hop! Very successful! Thanks for your sweet comments!

      ~Laura

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  2. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Michelle Miller

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    1. Yes, that is a great book as well!

      ~Laura

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  3. What a great activity. It will be very engaging for my students. Thanks so much for sharing!
    Paige
    Our Elementary Lives

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  4. Oh my gosh this book looks so cute! One of my favorites is the Tiny seed by Eric Carle!

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    1. Love all of Eric Carle's books! We read that one during our plant unit too!

      ~Laura

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  5. Thanks for the freebie! We have worked on How To Writing and Opinion writing so these will be great! We have also spent a lot of time discussing problem/solution in shared reading so I'm looking forward to using these!

    Cait
    Sliding into First!

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  6. So many great books...one of my favorites is Bunny Trouble.

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    1. I am not familiar with that book, I will have to check it out. Thanks for the suggestion!

      ~Laura

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  8. I like to read poetry books to my students: Hailstones and Halibut bones (color poems)

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    1. That is a great book too! We read that when we are studying the Ocean.

      ~Laura

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  9. That book looks hilarious!! We usually read a lot of informational text on plants because we start growing plants in our greenhouse :)

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    1. Love studying plants! We start that unit the beginning of April. How fun to have a greenhouse!

      ~Laura

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  10. I like to read Bunny Trouble and the Hopper books!

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    1. I have not read Bunny Trouble I will check it out! Thanks for sharing.

      ~Laura

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  11. One of my fav books for spring is "Down Came the Rain!" I love it! :)

    ~Wendy

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    1. Yes, that is a great book too! Have a great week!

      ~Laura

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  12. Thanks for introducing me to a new book! I like to read Spring Is Here! with my students.

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    1. That book is on my list for the end of the month as well.

      ~Laura

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  13. Such a cute book! I would love to use this book for Easter. I love the book The Best Easter Eggs Ever.

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    1. Yes, I like that book as well. So many fabulous books for this time of year! I have a hard time fitting them all in.

      ~Laura

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  14. We love reading this book!!!! And thank you for the amazing freebie! Hope things are going well my dear friend! Hope to see you this summer!!!
    Julie

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  15. Hi Laura! I love this book! I'm excited to use the close read mini pack you created to us with it. Thanks so much!
    Mona
    First Grade Schoolhouse

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    1. So glad you will be able to use this with your kiddos!

      ~Laura

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  16. What an ADORABLE book! I have never seen it! Thanks for sharing. I also love your freebie - great for writing!
    Thanks friend!
    Sarah
    Mrs B's First Grade

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    1. I think your kiddos would love this book! Thanks for your sweet comments friend!

      ~Laura

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  17. Hi Laura. I missed your giveaway! I was busy scoping out your instagram post with pic of your gorgeous classroom- duh. I am being made to move classrooms for next year :( so I'm collecting ideas. Hey, stop by my blog, I have three giveaways- this week and in coming weeks. All by my lonesome... so you have better chances of winning :) thanks for post. See you next time. Kathleen

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