Congratulations to Debbie Ingalls who won the contest. But I didn't want anyone to leave empty handed, so you can get this
You Could Win this Book and a Whole Lot More!
Let's Throw a Halloween Party by Rachel Lynette (that's me!) is geared for children grades one to three. Halloween party tips, fun activities, recipes, and even a little Halloween history. This book was published by Rosen/Powerkids Press copyright 2011. It is a hardback edition that I will autograph to the winner's class if desired.
But, that's not all! Some of my awesome teacher friends are generously contributing some of their amazing Halloween resources to this giveaway. So the winner not only gets this book, but also these great products:
Rainbows Within Reach. There are sixteen songs for little ones on this CD including "Monster Spray" which is how it is connected to this Halloween Giveaway. Better yet, Debbie will autograph it to the winner! Debbie is not only a singer and composer, she is also a wonderful children's author and school presenter. You can find more from Debbie at her terrific Rainbows within Reach Blog.
30 October Writing Center Task Cards by Sunny Days. You could use these at a center or choose one each day as a writing prompt for the entire class. You can find even more great ideas, not to mention some terrific freebies at the Sunny in Second Grade blog. Those Synonym Shakers look like a blast!
Halloween Color Word Cards to use on your word wall or in a colors matching game. These were created by Nyla's Crafty Teaching. There are more great resources where this one came from so be sure and check out the Nyla's Crafty Teaching for more great stuff for the little ones including plenty of freebies. I especially appreciated her tips for laminating printables.
These adorable Halloween Coloring Pages come from Carolyn of Wise Owl Factory. What better way to calm your sugar-overdosed, crazy-excited little monsters than with some quiet coloring? Did you know that Carolyn has three amazing blogs that are all full of freebies for teachers? Start with Wise Owl Book A Day where she highlights favorite children's books and creates free resources to go with them.
October Activities from Laura Candler at Teaching Resources! You will find word games, Math activities, Writing, Science, even Halloween themed homework passes. If you have never visited Teaching Resources, you are really missing out. Laura has compiled a huge collection of terrific free resources (look in the "file cabinet") and of course she has a bunch of terrific products as well. Don't forget to sign up for the Candler's Classroom Connections Newsletter while you are there!
So, how do you enter to get all this great stuff? It is super easy. There are two ways to enter and you can do one or both.
- Sign up for the short, fun, and highly useful Minds in Bloom Newsletter (you can enter the contest even if you are already a subscriber)
- Comment on this post with a fun Halloween activity.
Then just be sure to click "I did this" on the form below to enter. A winner will be selected randomly on Monday evening, October 3.