Monday, February 7, 2011

Deanna's HUGE Giveaway!!

Congratulations Deanna Jump for reaching 1,000 followers on TPT and for your HUGE success in sales!!

To celebrate her success, Deanna has offered a HUGE giveaway for me to host!!

Deanna is giving away her entire store and ALL of the future products that she creates to 2 lucky winners! She is currently working on a Reading 101 packet that is full of reading activities and strategies and she just posted a brand new unit- America Math and Literacy Fun!

To enter Deanna's BIG giveaway:

1) Become a follower of Deanna's blog and Chalk Talk.

2) Become a follower of Deanna's TPT store.

3) Make a comment below telling about your favorite reading strategy that you use during your Guided Reading time.

4) Leave your email address in your comment.

The giveaway ends Sunday, February 13th at midnight. The winners will be chosen through a random drawing and announced on Monday, February 14th.

Good luck to all of you and congrats again Deanna for your HUGE success!!

183 comments:

kool kindergarten kids said...

I wanna win! My favorite activity for small group instruction is introducing the beanie baby reading strategies-the kids love them!

terese said...

Wow! Great give away!! Pick me! Pick me!
I love to take the pictures from the story and have the children predict the order of the pictures and then tell the story as they think it will be. (Kagan Blind Sort)

christy.inglis said...

Holy macaroni sandwiches!!!!! I am a HUGE fan of Deanna's. I already own MOST of her things but to be able to get more and more. I'm giddy with excitement. I love to have my kids use the "stretchy monkey" strategy at reading time. that and get your mouth ready. CONGRATS to Deanna! I already follow her on her blog, site, and TPT! I also blogstalk Chalk talk daily! christy.inglis@sendit.nodak.edu

Maggie said...

We love to use our Eagle Eye to point out familiar letters and chunks, then talk like Chunky Monkey to make the words. I wish I had an audio recording of them doing this. It's a hoot!
We use the premise of the book Mouse Count to locate sounds and put them in a jar, then Stretchy Snake takes the letters and chunks out of the jar to help us stretch, then make the words. Small Group instruction is one of our very favorite times of the day! My kids love Mouse Count, so we made Word Count with a plastic jar of mouse letters and chunks. Here is the book! http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51b1lIGmBmL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

We would love to use Deanna's materials in our class!
Maggie, Maggie's Kinder Corner :)

Maggie said...

Oops! email: maggieskindercorner@yahoo.com

Katie said...

Oh my!!! Congrats to Deanna!!I have been a HUGE fan of hers for a while and love your blog too!! Visit quite frequently for awesome ideas!!! Love using an oridinary slinky for stretching out sounds! My kids have loved all the activities from Deanna'a units! Would love some more!!!!!

Katie
spencekatie@ymail.com

Brandy said...

I follow both blogs!

I follow Deanna on TpT! (LOVE her stuff!)

I like to use "quick draw." Students divide their papers into 4 equal squares. The teacher will read the book aloud without showing any pictures. At certain points during the book, the teacher will stop and proclaim, "Quick draw!" Students have 1-2 min. to draw in the first box what they've been hearing. Continue reading, stopping, and drawing throughout the book. Students can then share their work while retelling the story to a buddy.

My email is: thelacy4@windstream.net

S. Parker said...

WOW! That is amazing! I follow her blog already!
One of my favorite strategies I use with my mid- to lower level students is to reread a new guided reading book again for fluency. We talk about how important it is to go back and practice it again to build fluency. It is so funny because by the third time, I hear them saying. Wow, I can read this much better!

S. Parker
silvergu@msn.com

Sherri-Lynn Hobbs said...

THIS IS AN AMAZING CONTEST!!! I would LOVE to win. My students have enjoyed all the items I have purchased from Deanna thus far. The are so easy and practical for my low socio-economic class. I follow her blog and this one already and also already follow her on TPT. My guided reading strategy is using a rubber band when we need to sound out words. Really gets the kids thinking about streching it out!

sherri_lynn_hobbs@hotmail.com

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Rikki said...

Wow! My favorite reading strategy are the pvc pipe ear phones. That the students can hear themselves reading in. It helps with expression and fluency. I follow her blog and her tpt store. How exciting!

rikkileeusu@yahoo.com

Amanda said...

What a FANTASTIC giveaway!!!

I love to use the witch's fingers (oriental trading) for my lower readers. It really keeps them focused on pointing to the words.

missrayburn@gmail.com

lala said...

Quick draw is a favorite in my classroom. They love getting a chance to be an illustrator of what they're hearing.

lindsaywillman@yahoo.com

Miss. Paxson said...

Woo Hoo!! I am a follower of both already! My kids really love stretchy snake!!

misspaxson@gmail.com

Ms.M said...

Well, I already a follwer of both blogs & her TPT store.

My favorite strategy is "Get your mouth ready." It me to know if the kids are on the right word, reading the initial sound & helps them to sound out the words. I also like having the kids use pointers to help with one to one correspondence.

Ms. M
www.msk1ell.blogspot.com

Lauren said...

This is so exciting! Pick me Pick me!
My favorite strategy is to have the kids stretch out the words. We use koosh balls to stretch out the words.

Lauren

littlelaurenn@yahoo.com

Alicia M said...

My favorite strategy is Stretchy Snake too! It makes all of us smile when we streettcchh out the sounds! I am reading the posts and really like the idea of Quick Draw - I'm going to try that one when I get back to the classroom, my 8 year old baby is sick! I am already a follower of all three! Thanks for all you do - I have learned so much and am a better teacher with your help April and Deanna!

alicia atmalec@sbcglobal.net

Kimberly said...

I love, love, love, Deanna's tpt packets!! I teach first grade and can adapt any of her stuff to my firsties. My favorite intervention strategy is taking a picture walk with all words, including title of books, covered. Then, we make predictions of what we think the story is about. They get so excited!!
kclarkins05@yahoo.com

megan said...

WOW oh WOW! I would LOVE to win this! Deanna's stuff is AMAZING. We love to make predictions in my class. They love to make a 'smart guess' about what will happen and then see what really happens. It really helps to keep their focus and give them a purpose.

Thanks for hosting this super awesome giveaway! Fingers crossed :)

meganrkemp@gmail.com

B. Roper said...

I follow both blogs and Deanna at TpT! I have loved how her stuff has spiced up my themes! We love to use witchy fingers and funny glasses to focus on our reading!!

Tess said...

OMG. Totally geeking out about this one!!!
I have started to use the tapping method (from Wilson Reading) to help my non-readers with breaking down sounds. It's worked pretty well!
Tess_Barnidge@yahoo.com

Libbi said...

I am already a follower of Chalk Talk!

Libbi said...

I ALREADY follow Deanna's blog!!!

Libbi said...

I follow Deanna's tpt store!

I could use this...I'm a firstie!!

Libbi said...

One of my favorite reading strategies during Guided Reading is choral reading with my voice floating in and out. This way I can see if my kiddos are copying what I'm saying or if they're really reading what's on the page!

Pick me!

Libbi said...

I just posted the previous three posts...

My e-mail is libbiweber@gmail.com

Sorry!!!!

Erin Ropelato said...

I follow both blogs and Deanna's TpT store! One thing I like to do is reread favorites to build fluency-- the more they read the better they get. I also write sight words on popsicle sticks that they use in their independent reading. They use the Popsicle stick for tracking plus they search the book for the sight word on their stick (I use these strategies for kinder!!)
Thanks for the chance at a wonderful giveaway!!!
erinropelato (at) yahoo (dot) com

Just another day in "K" said...

Yeah! I hope I win this! I use lots of methods and they are based on which group I am working with at that time. I use the tapping method with a group that is just beginning to sound out their words. These students are using this strategy to help them write "what they hear" at Writer's Workshop time too. I love using the Chunky Monkey with another group that is a little more fluent and are able to chunk their words. I just want to say thanks for all of the great information you all are putting out there for all of us to use. This has allowed me to change my themes around this year and I just love it! I know my students are loving it too - we are having a wonderful year!!!! :)

Just another day in "K" said...

I forgot to leave my email address - sorry!
beachbabyhl@yahoo.com! :)

kyle said...

What a fab give away! Love Chalk talk blog and Love Deanna as well.
Well someone probably already said this strategy, but our favorite so far (I just took over this class in January) is using a small party favor size slinky while we stretch out word sounds. My kiddos love it. We also use elastic as well.
Thanks,
Traci
traskew@verizon.net

Nancy said...

I have to say that I LOVE Deanna's activities in her TpT store! I am a follower of both blogs. During guided reading I talk with the students about using their "eagle eyes" when reading. They have even started using their eagle eyes in other areas/times of our day. We also use cut up sentence books during our guided reading time. The students have to assemble the cut up sentences (that they made), leaving a space between each word. This helps the students understand that print corresponds word for word to speech. After the sentence is put together the students have to draw a picture to go with their sentence. They enjoy doing this!

jaydensmom@clearwire.net

Anonymous said...

WOW! What a terrific contest! I have been enjoying Deanna's activities for some time now and this would be a real treat to win something like this! My GR activity to use with my real low kids is to give them a set of cubes and a sentence strip cut in half. I say a sentence and then they have to "count" how many words are in the sentence by placing a cube down per word. Then we go back into our GR books and count the words in each sentence. The kids really enjoy this!

my email is: jconover@bgcsd.org

B:) said...

I.LOVE.DEANNA.JUMP. My entire grade level uses her innovative and unique ideas with our kindies! We love to use "Stretchy Snake". It our class' absolute most favorite strategy to use both during reading and writing. And, April we love you too! I think I blogstalk you everyday...lol! Keep the great ideas coming!!! You ladies are such an inspiration to me. Good luck to everyone. This is such an unbelievable and amazingly gracious give away. I'm honored to have the chance to enter. My email is boswald@lexington1.net

Karen S. in Ohio said...

What a great contest! I made up a song for my kindergarteners to help them be ready to track the print. Put your finger on the book, on the book, Put your finger on the book, on the book,
Put your finger on the book, now it's time to take a look...
Put your finger on the book on the book.

Karen S. In Ohio said...

OOps! Kstrawser@ofcs.net

~*~Ash~*~ said...

Wow- what an amazing giveaway! Congrats to Deanna- that is amazing! :)
I am blogstalking both of you already, and I'm a big fan of hers on TPT.
In my class, we use the CAFE board, and "Flip the sound" has been a recent addition to help the students get the correct vowel sound when reading.
My email is: ashley@megagate.com

Thanks for hosting this amazing contest!

http://teachinghappilyeverafter.blogspot.com/

Mrs. McHaffie said...

So excited for Deanna. I've been a follower of both of you, as well as on Deanna's TPT site for quite awhile now! Love all the wonderful ideas you both share with us.

Right now me and my first grade kiddos are working on chunking our words and finding blends, as well as words inside the word. I just starting using the Daily Five and CAFE menu in my classroom and this is our strategy of the week. I love using the animal/beanie baby reading strategies so this weeks is "chunky monkey." The best part is the kids remember them easily because they're fun and they USE them!

My email address is kellymchaffie@hotmail.com

you can also check me out at
Beg, Borrow, Steal
www.mchaffiek.blogspot.com

megandw said...

Yay...I'm so excited for even a chance to win. I follow both blogs and Deanna on Tpt.
One of my favorite strategies to use in guided reading groups is "Popcorn Reading." A student reads a page and at the end of the pages says "Popcorn (another group member's name)" then they jump in and start reading. It keeps everyone on their toes and following along.
Also, with kindergarteners, we use many fun things to point to each word so one to one matching is reinforced.
Crossing my fingers and toes!
megandw@yahoo.com

Ms. Jenny said...

My kiddos really respond to the "Chunky Monkey" strategy. They get so excited when they recognize "chunks" in words. It has helped me motivate my students during guided reading. Thank you Deanna and Mrs. L, for helping to make my first year of teaching a success!

Jennyvasquez319@gmail.com

Megan said...

What a fantastic giveaway! I'm already a follower of both blogs, and I'm a TPT follower also. My lowest kinders really love using "witch fingers" to help them attend to print.
mgnreynolds @ yahoo.com

tloughman1 said...

I have ordered many of Deanna's units. My kids love Pete the Cat! My favorite guided reading strategy is using the beanie babies. My kids all have beanie baby bookmarks and a page in the daily binder. I have made myself a shirt with the buddies on it....it says "DON'T READ ALONE!"

Anne said...

What a wonderful giveaway! You both have such wonderful blogs! My favorite reading strategy is "Chunky Monkey". Not only is it a wonderful skill, but the kids LOVE it! They are constantly finding chunky monkey words everywhere we go!

anne.p.fitzgerald@gmail.com

Jayne said...

Wow! Congratulations to Deanna!! My class loves the beanie babies strategies. I made dog tags out of the posters so that when the students have the beanie with them they can look at the strategy for a reminder. My email is jaynedane@yahoo.com

debbie said...

This is a great giveaway to make the winter blues go away! Thanks.

My kiddos love to make their own themed pointers. We use craft sticks and the topper matches our theme. Sometimes, we stick stickers on the top. Other times, I might have a foam shape that matches our reading story. The kids will also use them during their writing time to make sure they are putting spaces between their words.
debbie@newmorningschool.com

Sandra Guntorius said...

Wow that is great Deanna. I have bought many of her units but would so love more.
I love to use her reading stratgies posters during guided reading and I also send them home to the parents for them to use.
sandra.guntorius@gpisd.org

Kinderglynn said...

I am a follower on everything! I love Deanna!! I love the beanie baby reading strategies and my other favorite thing to do is use reading fingers to help the children with one to one correspondence. Thanks so much!!
Donna
kinderglynnclass@gmail.com

123lookatme said...

We sing Dr Jean's song "The Tools of Good Readers" almost every day. I frequently refer to one of the 4 rules when the kids are stuck on a word. We also "go back and read it again" after we have worked our way through the sentence. I just found all of these blogs a few weeks ago and I have become obsessed. Both you and Deanna are so generous to share your wonderful ideas. Thanks
lyn@egoff.com

Meghan0121 said...

Love both of your blogs!!It would be wonderful to add more of Deanna's units to my classroom. One of my favorite guided reading tricks for my low readers is to write a sentence from our story on a sentence strip. We then cut apart the the sentence and count words, review grammer rules, read for fluency, etc. Hope I win! my email is: mhernandez@mail.bradley.edu

Anonymous said...

What an awesome contest! It would be like winning the Super Bowl!! I love Deanna and April's blogs and the other blogs I have found through theirs. I could stay online all night! My kids love Deanna's chunk cards-they're so bright and colorful and really help the kids when they're reading and writing! CONGRATS Deanna on your success-you make us proud!

miatamom8@hotmail.com

Vicki said...

What a wonderful contest, I have purchased Deanna's units, but a chance for all of them now and in the future, wow!My favorite guided reading strategy is the Beanie Baby strategies and green alien fingers for word pointing.

vgjem@gwi.net

twinpetersons said...

This is my first year teaching kindergarten after 9 years at home with babies and 5 years prior of teaching 6th grade. To say that I could use Deanna's materials is an understatement! I'm only half time and am spending so much money trying to pull together engaging K learning opportunities.

As a whole class and in small reading groups, I like to cover up words and have the kids ask "what makes sense" and then "what looks right." We come up with some really great synonyms for words that would make sense, but they always nail it when it comes to looking right.

I also like to use plastic magnifying glasses to be reading detectives. We hunt for letters and/or sight words. They love this!!

twinpetersons@comcast.net

Michelle said...

That is amazing and good for her! I can't imagine having 1,000 followers. I have 70 :) I would love to win. Reading is my FAVORITE THING to teach. I find that out of all the strategies using our beanie babies (Skippy the frog and Chunky Monkey) always help the most. Especially now that most of my readers are between levels E and I.

Michelle
shelley123@fuse.net

Langston's Learners said...

What a great give away! During Guided Reading, I LOVE to use my mini word swatters during our picture walk. As we are taking a picture walk, I ask for students to frame a specific word that I know may prove to be challenging. The kids LOVE to use them! It is a fun way to get students to use their strategies and prepares them for the independent read.
shannonlangston@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

My fingers are crossed! I love Deanna's units and resources and so do my littles!!! For guided reading we like to use fun things to help with tracking. Finger flashlights are great and so are witch fingers from the dollar store. I am also a follower of all three!
Jamie Jensen
jamiejensen@shaw.ca

Anonymous said...

Um, clearly I would D.I.E!!! What a perfect Valentines day present! :) I follow both blogs –obsessively, and I follow her on tpt! My kiddos love to pretend like they are turtles when sounding out words; they say each sound slowly then say them all together! AHHH I'm not going to be able to sleep until Monday!
~Kristen Barnes

kris10barnes@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

My favorite strategy is using slinkies to stretch out words. The kids love them and it helps them a lot. I love Deanna's stuff, I use it all the time. I already follow all three too :)

Mary Margaret Cline
mmcline@gmail.com

Mrs. Melisi said...

Oh I hope I win too! I use cocktail stirring sticks as pointers for the kiddos to track words while reading. You can collect them from party stores, craft stores, and of course, cocktails! They are super inexpensive and the kiddos just adore them!

amybmel@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Wow! This sounds great! I love Deanna's products. My favorite strategy is to use the chunky monkey and stretchy snake, but nothing works better than when I get a chance to sit one on one with my kids and have them just read to me!
Angie Mulder
amulder@charter.net

Julie said...

I follow both blogs and Deanna's TPT store. It would be awesome to win this!! I love to use whisper phones for those struggling with segmenting...it really works. Also, I love doing sight word hunts in our readers with highlighter sticks!

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Hi, I'm Harmony said...

What an AMAZING give-away! As a brand new teacher this would be such a valuable resource for my classroom. I am a loyal stalker - I mean - follower. ;)

I know this idea has been stated before, but my kinders love to use their phonics phones (made using PVC pipes and corners). The students have their phonics phones right in their supply boxes with their crayons, pencils, scissors, and glue. I catch them constantly pulling them out to read around the room, directions on worksheets, and for guided reading as well.

Best wishes to all who participate in this giveaway!

~Mrs. Beck

harmony_beck223@hotmail.com

http://mrsbecksgotclass.blogspot.com/

rooneyhunt said...

I'm now a follower of all three! I have bought many of Deanna's units and would love to have them all! I like using the Beanie babies strategies. I also make little pointers for the leveled books using a popsicle stick with a piece of colored but transparent vinyl (used to cover books) at the top. That way the kids can "highlight" sight words, chunks or blends in the text!

Mrs. Bleeker's Kindergarten Class said...
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Mrs. Bleeker's Kindergarten Class said...

I am now a follower of all three as well, not that I don't already love all the materials I find from the talented duo! One of my favorite reading strategies is incorporating Words their way into my guided reading time. The children do so well sorting the words, and it builds their confidence in becoming a great reader!

bthkstr@hotmail.com

christy said...

What a great giveaway! Thanks!
My kiddos love it when I use shaving cream at small group. I can have them practice letter formation or HFWs. If they mess up, just wipe and start over. Anything that gets them excited. :)

christy said...

christy928@gmail.com (oops! forgot the important part!)

Amanda said...

I am a follower of all three! :) This is the mother of all giveaways! Wow! I love to teach metacognition using a cardboard thought bubble that the kids can put their heads into to think aloud. :)

Amanda said...

Oh, and my email is amanda.nickerson84@gmail.com

Mrs. Saoud said...

This is bananas! I love Deanna Jump! I stumbled across her creativity in my yahoo groups several years ago and was hooked on the spot. I’ve purchased many resources from her store!!

YIKES. “Stop Dreaming, Stop Dreaming, Stop Dreaming!”

I am recovered :)

Okay, I am a follower of both yours and Mrs. Jump’s Blogs. I am a follower of her TPT store and receive an email anytime she post to her TPT store (love technology).

I purchased Heidi Butkus’ Sounds Fun - Phonics Flash Cards to begin my guided session. I attended a literacy workshop from my county and received strategy charts which I laminated and assembled into a book. The kids preview the strategy book and determine which strategy they would like to focus on while working in their guided session. Any and all strategies can and should be used; however, kids will select one and write on a sticky. Their sticky will be place with their eyes on the prize pointer! This just helps them remember what to do when they're stuck!

My email: saoudc@duvalschools.org
www.saoud2ndgraders.blogspot.com

sailingintofirstgrade said...

I already stalk (oops, follow) both Deanna and You! I also joined her TPT account last week. My favorite stratgegy: Rereading familiar texts for fluency (we are working on that BIG time!)

mrssaylor@sbcglobal.net

Graceful Teaching said...

This is an awesome giveaway!!!!!! My favorite strategy is using fun pointers to get my students even more excited about reading! We also love 'Push and Say'!!!!! :) I follow both blogs and TPT... :) THANKS :)

Crystal Heflebower
crystalheflebower@yahoo.com

Krazy for Kinders said...

OH. MY. WORD. This is insanity I can't even imagine having all of those resources. I am a blogstalker of both blogs and the TPT store as well and recently purchased Deanna's Valentine's Day Unit and 100th Day Unit.
As a 1st year Kinder Teacher coming from the big kids(3rd/4th graders) for the past 4 years, these resources have been a saving grace.
My favorite guided reading strategy is having my kinders get their mouths ready and really this is my favorite because of the faces I get from them it cracks me up!!!
Anywho, congrats to the lucky two and congrats to Deanna on all your successes! :-)
Peace!
Amanda Burke
alburke@seattleschools.org

Ms. D said...

I already follow both blogs and Deanna's store.

My favorite strategy for guided reading is using paint sample cards with holes cut in them to help students focus on one word at a time or to help them stretch out longer words. We call them "magic windows". They are cheap (FREE!) and the students think they are cool.

edoennig@diamondwildcats.org
littlecatskindergarten.blogspot.com

Hadar said...

wow, wow, wow! that is an amazing giveaway! I am following you and Mrs. Jump!

caroline said...

Fabulous job!! I use cut up sentences along with lots of sight word activities like making paper chains out of them to take home for practice. thanks,
auntiemoon51@aol.com

Marla Short said...

Well, I teach third grade but have decided to move to K next year so I have been researching and thankfully have found this excellent blog that has really got me pumped about K! I am now following all three places on twitter. My kids fav. activity in small groups is to do timed fluency reads and see how they improve. I would love to win to get these into files before next year! shortm@rcschool.net

Mrs. Lofgren said...

What an amazing Valentine for 2 lucky winners! (I hope that I will be one of them!) My favorite strategy is being reading detectives. The students each have a magnifying glass at their seat that they use to find the letter or word of the day. Students love putting on their pretend detective hats, picking up their magnifying glass, and sleuthing! They are so excited to put their skills to work and shout out in excitement when they find what they are looking for!

My email address is: lofgrenj@vail.k12.az.us

Mrs. O'Donnell said...

What a great giveaway! I have enjoyed reading all the comments! Great ideas everyone! :)
I found these little sparkling wands in the party favor section- these are great pointers for my readers and they can use the star part of the wand to isolate words, chunks and letters in our leveled readers.
Doris
dorislodonnell@yahoo.com

Lauran said...

What an AWESOME giveaway!!!!!!! I REEEAAAALLLYYYY hope I win!! :) One of my favorite reading strategies is taking a picture walk and having the kids make predictions about what they are about to read.

lauranklute@gmail.com

Gladys said...

WOW what a FABULOUS giveaway! I am a follower of both your blogs...I love Deanna and everything that she creates! All her units are super cute!

-Gladys
http://teachinginhighheels.blogspot.com

Amy Wright said...

I love all of Deanna's things! Wow! Would love to win one of all of her units. My children love to use sticky notes to help them keep track of their thinking when reading. They also use them to draw images, write opinions and make predicitons. We go through tons of sticky notes in our class! Sticky notes not only help them as readers but I get a good idea of what strategies they really understand and what I need to work on with a particular child.

amysmithwright@hotmail.com
mrswrightsfirstgradeclass.blogspot.com

Gladys said...

My favorite reading activity is introducing the beanie baby reading strategies-the kids go crazy for them!! Too cute!

-Gladys
http://teachinginhighheels.blogspot.com

iteachk said...

What a FANTASTIC giveaway! I follow both you and Deanna! I have purchased MANY of Deanna's units on TpT. They are always so good. I just purchased the America unit last night! You both do fantastic jobs and are so good to share! One of my kiddos favorite is not a new idea....using the phonics phones. It is so beneficial for them to hear themselves reading!
Thanks again....and I hope I win!
rodandshelly@hotmail.com

Vini Smith said...

I can't believe all the wonderful results I have had using your products. My kids absolutely love the activities and can't wait to see what is in store for them next! My favorite activity for reading groups is to have the students turn their books into plays that they then can perform for one another in a reader's favorite celebration.

maretzy said...

this is a great giveaway. I have the children use sticks with googly eyes glued to them to read.

Mrs. Deramus' Kindergarten said...

Wow!!! How awesome would it be to win????? Kind of like winning the TEACHER LOTTERY!!!!! Actually believe it or not one of my favorite reading strategies to use with my kinder kiddos...is Deanna Jumps chunk posters that she recently GAVE away on her blog!! I also use the strategy posters I downloaded off of your blog-too!!!! Love, love, love them!!!! Stetchy snake and Chunky Monkey.....we do it to death! :)

stephaniekelly03 said...

Oh My! This is an awesome giveaway. I follow you both and I just added Deanna on TPT!

One of favorite strategies for guided reading is using a "magic fuzzy." I was having a problem getting the kids to use just their finger when pointing to words (they were using their whole hand, 2 fingers, etc. and in the process covering up words.) I give the kids a little pom-pom (the ones for arts and crafts) and tell them to make it disappear. They have to hold it in their hand and only use one finger for pointing. They think it's fun and it works great!

email- stephaniekelly03@gmail.com

http://skellyskindergarten.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

One of my favorite activities to do with my kinderkids is creating my own guided reading books on topics they are interested in. Often I leave out repetitive high frequency words which they fill in themselves to keep it interesting. This keeps them more invested and I usually have them draw a picture related to the content at the end to give them an opportunity to be an illustrator. This hits many of our district standards. Using their photographs in the books is also a big hit.
Thank you Deanna for all that you do for teachers. I love coming home at the end of the day and opening your blog. You keep me inspired!
Fran
ImFrannieK@aol.com

Caitlin said...
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Kate.Mich said...

What a great giveaway! My favorite reading strategy is using sticky notes to monitor our comprehension when we are reading. Students mark a page where they had a strong thought with a sticky note, jot down a quick note, and then share the sticky with their partner. I put all of their stickies into a binder which I share with their parents at conferences.

Email - Kate.Mich12@gmail.com

Thanks again! Fingers crossed!

Caitlin said...

I like to use the "Think-Pair-Share" reading strategy. You can use it before, during, or after read alouds as a way to keep the kids engaged and thinking about what they are reading. They love getting with a neighbor and asking/answering questions about the story together!

Here's my e-mail: suprnaturlgrl@cox.net

Katie said...

I just started following blogs last week and I am ADDICTED!!! I started with Chalk Talk and from here found so many blogs of super talented teachers. I wish I would have discovered this blogging world earlier!!
My favorite strategy to use during guided reading is our pointer promise. We recite a little poem I made up telling them to point to each word as they read. Something that came about during one of those moments when I needed something on the fly.
I hope I win the give away because I would love to start using Deanna's things in my Kinder room. Since I just started stalking, oops, following blogs I am also new to TpT so I didn't purchase anything . . . yet!
kmmacrina@gmail.com

Laura said...

How exciting!

I'm already following both of your blogs and Deanna's TpT store and LOVE it all!

My favorite strategy to use during Guided Reading time is doing a "hard word" hunt before we start the book, then coming up with ideas of what the words might mean, and explaining the vocabulary. Sometimes we even get out the dictionarys. They love learning new words!

My e-mail is thegradetwozoo@gmail.com

-Laura
http://thegradetwozoo.blogspot.com

Mrs. Payton said...

Oh my I love Deanna's products!! What a great give away. One of my favorite strategies is Stretchy Snake. We have a stuffed snake that we have at guided reading to remind us and the kinders love it!

My email is paytonpe@billingsschools.org

Ms. Simoneaux said...

I am already a follower of both of your blog!! AND HOLY WORD I want to win Deanna Jumps giveway. This is HUGE!
morgan.simoneux@gmail.com

Jenna said...

Thank you for sharing such great ideas about teaching Kindergarten! I am relatively new to blogging and teaching. I cant wait until I have more time to search this website. My favorite strategy to use during guided reading is our working with word folders.
jenna.driscoll@gmail.com

Ms. Simoneaux said...

Im also following Deanna on Tpt... Ive already bought some of her lessons. I dont understand how this woman sleeps! Her units are awesome!
morgan.simoneaux@gmail.com

Ms. Simoneaux said...

My favorite guided reading strategy is my world helpers! My students really identify with the helpers and use them when they are stuck! Love! And I got them from ChalkTalk so thanks!
morgan.simoneaux@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I have never officially "followed" a blog or website before but I absolutely LOVE your ideas and Deanna's products so -- here I am!
I now follow Chalktalk, Deanna, and Deanna at TPT.
My favorite guided reading strategy is the phonics phone (PVC pipe).
My email is nancy21646@yahoo.com

hlr2482 said...

I follow you and Deanna and I know that many of my friends make up that 1,000! Not to mention how much we love her stuff and your blog too. Our favorite strategy is Does it Make Sense? I really try to get them to think while they read, tough when they are working so hard on decoding. But with a little humor this strategy goes a long way. hlr2482@verizon.net

Dedi said...

Wow! Congrats Deanna - you sooo deserve it! I'm a second year kindgergarten teacher and can't express how helpful your units have been for me! Taking a picture walk and stretchy snake are two of my favorite strategies. My kids really respond to them! My email is kel3@yahoo.com. I'm crossing my fingers!!

divateacher said...

Oooooh, I so want to win! I follow both blogs as well as TPT. I (and my kiddos) love to use the Beanie Decoding strategies. I always thought I was creative until I started following all of these wonderful blogs. All you bloggin' gals are SOOOOOO incredible and clever and creative and fun and - well, the list just goes on and on. I want to be all of you! Thank you so much for sharing all of your wonderful ideas! jdsargo@sbcglobal.net

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Daisy said...

Yeah...how fun! My favorite strategies are stretchy the word snake and chunky monkey. My kids really love to find chunky monkey :)! We also LOVE the naughty brothers... :)

thetimmermans@yahoo.com

Griffin said...

I am a follower of both blogs and tpt. My strategy is stretchy snake for sounding out words.
Brenda
DGBGCGCG@gmail.com

Heather said...

WOW! What a treasure! My kids love doing picture walks and coming up with their own version of the story, then reading to see if their predictions were close.
I never win ANYTHING! But hopefully this will be my first time! Awesome!

* Jessica * said...

What an awesome giveaway!!!! My kids love to use witch fingers as pointers when reading and we also really love chunky monky!
Jessica
jnstevens0726@yahoo.com

Claire @ Completely Claire said...

WOW!!! Awesome!! I am a follower of both of your blogs! I love to use my brain feelers! Find them on my blog! Thanks for letting us know about this great resource!!
Claire :0)
missknightskhronicles.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

OH.MY.GOODNESS!!! What a wonderful giveaway! I already follow Deanna every chance I get! :) I own MANY of her things, and would love to have access to the rest! I have followed your blog for some time as well - thank you for all of your great ideas. We love to use the fancy pointers.

Tara
twilliam@esu10.org

Anonymous said...

This is an AMAZING giveaway!!! I love both of your blogs - thank you for sharing your ideas, time, and lives. My favorite reading strategy is teaching kids how to make predictions and how predictions change as you read.

Darci Lynn
abcteach2read@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Wowsa! I think it would make my entire YEAR if I won! Got my fingers crossed on both hands! :)
Michelle
NCahoot2@aol.com

April Johnson said...

What an AWESOME giveaway! I love all of Deanna's units! My favorite reading strategy is doing a picture walk-through and having the students make predictions of what is going to happen in the story.
*April*
ajohnson45039@yahoo.com

Linda Romana said...

I have only just started finding all these awesome blogs and am loving all the information I am finding! I am working on building materials for my classroom and would love to win!!! You all are amazing and I love following your blogs! I haven't had much time to do guided reading, as I am only an assistant this year, but I love doing quick draw during the story. You get such great pictures!

Anonymous said...

I think this giveaway is awesome - I'm a first year teacher so I don't quite have a favorite strategy yet. I've been using picture walks and making predictions like they're a fortune teller. Still learning the ins and outs of kinder. Pick me! =]

my email is anniesensei08@gmail.com

Mrs. Adcock said...

Love Mrs. Jump! After completing our lesson and decodable story, my students love to buddy read with a partner. They take turns reading the story. Keeping fingers and toes crossed!

Amber said...

Ok! I SOOOOO Want to win this one!!!! I'm a huge fan of Mrs. Jump! I have been follwoing both Mrs. Jumps blog and TPT for a while now and I am now a follower of Chalk Talk.

A favorite reading strategy would have to be "stretchy snake" for stretching out sounds. Kids love it!

**Good Luck to All**

etrisfamily@charter.net

Kelly B said...

Wow, what a wonderful site! I followed all the steps-I am new at following blogs and just thrilled to find such amazing things out there! I would love to win! My favorite reading strategy is to use the witch fingers. It is amazing how something so little can make a big difference for beginning readers!
My email kellybbrown@gaston.k12.nc.us

Jenna said...

I teach Kindergarten and we use a TON of elkonin boxes and "turtle talking" to help the kiddos build their decoding skills. It is amazing how much they grow during their K and 1st grade years! Love your blog and ideas :) Jenna T.
lapenta211@yahoo.com

Kristin and Paul Dood said...

Oh me! Oh my! I just came across your blog from a friend. I am going to be teaching kindergarten next year and I think this is the cutest stuff I have ever seen. I am currently in a third grade classroom, but am going part time to spend some time at home with my three year old triplets (ABC - Aidan, Brooklyn & Calahan...am I teacher or what?). These ideas would help both at home and at school. Fabulous stuff! I would have to say my favorite strategy for teaching little ones during reading is using the pvc pipe phones.

Thanks for this wonderful opportunity! I just found you yesterday, but I am already a big fan!

My e-mail is Doodkr@northville.k12.mi.us

Diana said...

I love both Deanna Jump's blog and your blog! (As well as many others!) Love both of your blogs. I give out witches fingers to help my kids concentrate on tracking words when we read. We use them to help us blend sounds together in words we don't know, too. They love it!
dnewton@robinson.k12.tx.us

lizf38 said...

I love reading other teachers' blogs and getting new ideas. My favorite reading strategy is The Tower of Power which I got from TeacherTipster.com. I've written the words from our reading stories on the bottom of the cups. The kids play with a partner. They take turns picking a cup, reading the word, and then they get to build their tower. How simple can that be! I store them in Pringles cans.
My email is LizF38@aol.com.

Carly said...

I follow both blogs! They are great!

carlykh@comcast.net

Carly said...

I love to play "games" with my kids during reading instruction! They have fun and learn at the same time!

carlykh@comcast.net

Carly said...

I follow her TpT store! It's great!

carlykh@comcast.net

Mrs. Renfro said...

I follow both blogs and love Deanna's ideas. What a great idea! My favorite idea is simply just positive reinforcement and making a big deal out of something that I notice a student doing right and set them as the example. This seems to work better than any other trick I've tried:)

randee said...

Many have posted their strategy for teaching studetns to stretch out their words...my students like the slinky. I have a basket of all kinds, big, small, plastic, metal, some plain, and some with designs. They also use them to write! My students also LOVE it when I surprise them with our sightword BOO! game during our Guided Reading Time!
I hope I'm a winner!!! randeeschatz@hotmail.com

Kristi said...

Pick me! Pick me! How awesome. I have learned so much from both of you. Thanks for sharing all of your ideas to better my Kindergarten class. We do a sight word a day. This has really helped my class to learn the sight words along our reading journey.

kristidopp@hotmail.com

Teacher Tam said...

That's awesome! I would love to win! My favorite strategy is to do a picture walk through the book where we guess what it's going to be about. They come up with some great stuff! teachertam@att.net

Andrew said...

I love to use those "plastic alien fingers" for voice to print match during Reading Workshop! The kids LOVE them and it's a great tool to help remind them to point to each word. (It's hard to get them to give them back once they don't need them anymore.) grnbean04@gmail.com. What a fantastic giveaway! Thanks... :-)Robin

Sass Class said...

I would also love to be picked!!! Wow!!! What a deal.

I still like to use 'get your mouth ready. . .especially in the first semester to get them going. Hopefully it will become automatic by second semester.

ratsass@frontiernet.net

Cathy said...

How exciting and generous! I get so many ideas from both of y'all!!!
In my room we love to "pound and sweep" words. The students love to pound out the sounds on the table and then sweep them into words. We also love Stretchy the Snake.
Love reading all the other ideas commented here as well!

celster13@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

WOW! What an incredible giveaway! I am back to teaching kindergarten after 12 years at home with my 5 kids and I have become absolutely addicted to Deanna's units on TPT!!! Love, love, love them!!
My kids love starting small group time with a lively round of "I Have, Who Has" to review our sight words and "warm up" our brains. We also love Stretchy the snake.

kweeks@bpsne.org

Becky said...

I follow Chalk talk, Deanna's blog, and her TpT store. My favorite strategy with my guided reading groups is "get your mouth ready."
bneumann24@hotmail.com

chichi497gz said...

I am already a follower of both blogs and Deanna's TPT store. I love both you and Deanna's ideas they are super creative and have really spiced up my units. My favorite guided reading strategy has to be picture walks and making predictions before reading the story. I am super excited and I hope I win!!!!
(chichi497gz@yahoo.com)

M. Taylor - Georgia

Jacy said...

I'm a follower of both blogs and Deanna's TPT store! Love her blogs! So much great stuff! My favorite guided reading strategy lately for learning sight words is playing Sight Word Candy Land! The kids absolutely love practicing sight words while playing the game! I've seen so much improvement in sight word recognition!! Hope I win!!
Jacers21@yahoo.com

Mrs. Wood said...

What a great giveaway! I am a former teammate of April Larremore and she turned me on to Deanna Jump. I have purchased many of her units and loved all of them. This would be an awesome treat to get all of her stuff forever. As far as guided reading, I have found student helpers that the others can go to for help before they come to me help with the disruptions. These studetns wear specia visors so they are easily seen during workstation time. Also if they do need me I have a box on the floor by my table that they stand in and wait for me to ask them what they need. I too love the word helper signs. Stretchy monkey, get your mouth ready are my favorite. Picture walks are becoming more and more helpful for my ESL students to promote speaking in complete sentences and learning new vocabulary.

Catherine Wood http://woodkinderclass.blogspot.com/
catherine.wood@gpisd.org

Conchy said...

OMG!! This would be a dream come true! My favorite activity during Guided Reading is the oral retelling of the story we have read. I just love when my kids use their fingers to monitor themselves to include all the story elements and details. My students are ELL students and through this activity they also practice using english to communicate. Their growth can be seen and heard every day, and their faces as they do this are just precious! You can actually see their ah-ha moments!

Conchy.Marcano@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Finding small "hidden" words in longer words.

Anonymous said...

I use my SMART board to generate random letters and we decide if the word is "real" or "made-up".

Renate said...

My kinder kids LOVE using Stretchy the Word Snake and Chunky Monkey!
I've seen Deanna Jump at Frog Street Press in Dallas several years ago.
She was awesome!

mrsmabe said...

My kids absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE the beanie babies. Chunky Monkey is a class favorite every year. I also love using the green witch fingers you can find at Halloween for the kids to track what they're reading.
juliewmabe@hotmail.com

Angelia said...

Oh, I love this giveaway. I'm now followers of all of the required places. My favorite strategy is the Get Your Mouth Ready strategy. I teach special education and my students always guess at words. I'm constantly telling them to get their mouths ready to sound out the first sound. My email is ang6073@yahoo.com.

Michelle said...

I love the beanie baby strategies for teaching reading during guided reading. My kids love the catchy animals connected with the techniques, and Eagle Eye and Chunky Monkey are two of my students favorite ones to use, and it is so wonderful to see them using that vocabulary and going to those strategies for solving unknown words.

Sunny said...

I'm a follower of both blogs and Deanna's TPT store. One of my favorite things to do during guided reading is to make the kids explain how to figure out unknown words. I try not to just tell them word(s), but help them think...it has really helped some of my readers believe in themselves more!

sunnyharp@gmail.com

Kelli said...

I am back in Kindergarten after 8 years. I love reading all of the comments and the blog. I am using the Beanie Baby Strategies as well. Looking forward to learning more about some of the other strategies and looking of the blogs.

Tara said...

Oh, what an amazing opportunity for a lucky teacher! I am a follower of Deanna's on TPT and on her blog, as well as yours. My favorite activity is stretchy the snake!

tawilli@bbps.org

Becky said...

Okay, I've just navigated through becoming a follower of both blogs and Deanna's TPT store! I have had all of the above bookmarked in my favorites for some time now! Anywho, I would love to win this contest as it would introduce me to the (I'm sure addictive) TPT shopping experience. I love teaching all of the reading strategies, but my students particularly love Chunky Monkey. I think it is mostly because of the fun sounding name!
browneyedgirl8192@yahoo.com

nankshade said...

So excited about this give away - so very generous! I follow both blogs and I follow Deanna on TPT. My favorite objects I use for Guided Reading are my whisper phones to keep the table quiet while I read with an individual. I love helping kids chunk or hunting for those little words to help us figure out the big word! I like doing making words lessons with small groups too.
nancy.shade@k12.sd.us

Suzanne said...

So exciting!!!
My favorite strategy is making connections!
Text to Text
Text to Self
Text to World

stackett@stillwaterschools.com

LaShunda said...
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LaShunda said...

What a great deal!! I'm just starting to look at blogs so I will surely make sure I become a follower of her and you!! This whole blogging is so new to me but has become so usefully! I love using chunky monkey and stretchy snake strategy with my kids. They love it!!

lashunda.drummond-hunter@gpisd.org

Mrs. Patton said...

I follow both blogs!

http://pattonspatch.blogspot.com/

Mrs. Patton said...

I follow her TpT store!

colleen.patton115@gmail.com
http://pattonspatch.blogspot.com/

Mrs. Patton said...

I love to use the Quiz Me Can that I came up with. It's a great way to review a book with my higher readers. You can view it at http://pattonspatch.blogspot.com/2011/01/reading-group-idea.html.

Great giveaway!
colleen.patton115@gmail.com

Lyday Family said...

thelydays@yahoo.com

I love using the Next Step to Guided Reading book - inside that book, I use all the guided reading strategies listed!

Stephanie said...

Before we begin reading, I make sure to take a picture walk with my Kindergarten students. We look through the book to predict what the book might be about. We use special "pointers" to make sure they are pointing to each word. I use pointers such as long fingertips that are usually sold around Halloween. The students love to choose which one they use during Guided Reading. When we are finished reading the book, I ask several comprehension questions and they tell their partner teh answer. I listen for comprehension.

Love you blog!

alison91178 said...

I love to use "Get your mouth ready" and the beanie baby strategies.

alison91178@hotmail.com

penny w said...

I'm already following Chalk Talk, Deanna Jump's blog, and her TPT store. My kids love using the beanie baby strategies.

bobann said...

I love get your stretchy snake and the witch pointy fingers....and I love your blog.

ebnezer33@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I really love Deanna Jump & all of her things. I would LOVE to win this contest!!
My kids really like Skippy the skip-it frog. I have a wooden frog that makes a great frog sound when I rub his wooden back with its wooden stick. When we read & come to an unknown word & skip it - we finally figure it out. My Skippy frog makes a congratulatory "ribbit" and the kids get so excited for that!!
kathleen.clifton@ocps.net

Anonymous said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Would I ever love to win this! I am a follower of all of these sites already... love me some Deanna Jump! :) My favorite activity... hmmm.... my kiddos love to use highlighters for all kinds of various reasons! Thank you for this wonderful opportunity!

Tara
tara.williams11@yahoo.com

Deedee Wills said...

I have been following Deanna's blog and Tpt store for a while now. LOVE her latest unit, America Math and Literacy Fun. I just printed it off tonight and I can hardly wait to start it next week.

Ok... reading strategy. I certainly teach the different strategies, but I find to get the students to use the strategies, they have to own them. Once we finish a text, I always ask, "Did anyone have a word or a part of the book that was tricky?" (I already know who I want to have speak up). Then I ask, "How did you figure that out?" Having the students name it, makes it stick! Especially if I finish off with, "Wow! You are doing (blah, blah, blah) and that it EXACTLY what good readers do!"

Uhhh... I'm a little long winded!

Deedee Wills said...

Oh... crud! I forgot my email address... owens65066@gmail.com

Jenn said...

Wow...winning this would be like winning the World Series of teaching! I follow Deanna's blog and TpT store. I follow your Chalk Talk blog. My favorite strategy is to have the kids "finger spell" a word they don't know.
jduffek@verizon.net

Ms. P said...

I am a relatively new teacher and new blog reader. I now follow Chalk Talk, Mrs. Jump's Class and TpT obsessively! Thank you so much for all of the wonderful ideas and inspiration.

A favorite activity during guided reading time is using Elkonin boxes to blend and segment words. This is especially helpful for my many ELL students. I like to make the activity more exciting by using matchbox cars, candy or fun counters with the boxes. The little ones love it! A great link to get started with the boxes is: http://www.bogglesworldesl.com/elkonin_boxes.htm

Thank you so much for this opportunity. Winning something like this would be a tremendous blessing for me as a new teacher in an urban district with very little funding.

Thank you!
maryelizabethpike@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

What a great giveaway! I love Deanna's work. It would be great to get it all. I am a recent follower of Chalk Talk and TPT and love the ideas. They are a lot of fun.
During guided reading I have the students use small pointers with stars on the end instead of their fingers to follow the words. The kids really like them.

Thanks for the great ideas, keep up the good work!

melhandley@sbcglobal.net

ddwfree said...

Just really discovered blogs after 27 years of teaching! WOW-what terrific teachers there are everywhere. I do a lot of pre reading discussion before even opening the book: what they think the book will be about, the author's purpose, discussing the cover, then asking a question that will get them really interested in reading the book. They love to use the witch's fingers to point to the words.
Am finding that blogs are habit forming and love Deanna Jump's products!
ddwfree@bellsouth.net

Linda Romana said...

I forgot to put my email on my other post: lnetzeband@gmail.com

Karyn said...

Wowzers! Really???? ALL of Deanna Jump's materials??!!! That is sooo exciting!!!! I follow her blog and Chalk Talk and I follow Deanna's TPT store. My favorite reading strategy would be "get your mouth ready" (I use Beanie Babies to teach the strategies) because it makes SO MUCH difference when kids really apply it (it helps them reading words out of context too)!
Kideducator@comcast.net

Ali said...

I am a follower of both Deanna and Chalk Talk :) Love them both!!

Ali said...

I follow Deanna's TPT store.

alischepis@gmail.com

Ali said...

A reading strategy I use is bingo chips to help with 1:1. They love using them and it helps develop the 1:1 while they move them across the words on the page.

alischepis@gmail.com

Laurie said...

Deanna inspires me:) along with this amazing resource-Chalk Talk!:) As a new teacher, I frequent these blogs pretty much everyday:)
I like to stop in the middle of the story and get together with partners to come up with how they think the book should end. They present their ideas to the rest of the class and can't wait to find out if anyone guessed correctly. It keeps them engaged and excited!

email: Lauriedorie06@gmail.com

Dusty said...

I have been reading and using activities from your blog and Deanna's blog for the last 3 months now! I am a better teacher because of all the great units and ideas. You guys have been such a inspiration. I am now a follower of both blogs and I follow Deanna on TPT. My favorite would be Beanie Babies to teach the strategies!

theclouds3@att.net

Cassie said...

I'm already a follower of all three :) My favorite strategy to use is the same as many others- the beanie baby strategies. They really create a link for the students to remember!

chorakclass@hobart.k12.in.us

mrsreynolds37 said...

Wow! What a terrific contest! I am so inspired by my fellow teachers who share their ideas and provide opportunities for collaboration through their blog, like you and Deanna. I would love to win! My favorite guided reading tip is using whisper phones (PVC pipe). First graders need to hear themselves read and whisper phones give them that opportunity without disturbing the other readers around them.

mrsreynolds37@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I love both blogs---and stalk them daily. I follow both on TPT, and now do as well through yahoo....

I like the simple but effective "mix it and fix it" strategy...if there is a word the kiddos are going to use in the book that they don't know well, I'll give them the magnetic letters to mix and fix a few times before we read.

Good luck to everyone! :)

Liesl in VA Beach
lmrocken@vbschools.com
bbwfairlady

Anonymous said...

I am a follower of all three sites. I love Deanna's products. What a generous offer. My favorite reading strategy is to use word and phrase rings to promote fluency.

katiebugktr@google.com

Anonymous said...

E-mail correction-
katiebugktr@gmail.com

Sarah said...

OH MY WORD! This would be a dream come true if I won this! Being a brand new teacher, fresh out of college means I'm fresh out of money! :o) I would love to purchase all of these ideas and use them in my room, but I can't bring myself to spending the money. This would be great to win them all!
- Follower on both blogs!
- Follower of Deanna's TPT store.
- Favorite reading strategy is using beach balls with words such as: setting, characters, theme, problem, etc.

Sarah
Scbolt24@comcast.net

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Anonymous said...

As Babbling Abby would say..."STOP THE WORLD"...what a cah-razy giveaway. :) Boy, oh boy wait until my husband hears that Deanna Jump is at it again...BEING AWESOME (He will be super happy if I win the freebies...that means me not spending money on "teaching things". He has me on a teaching budget for incessant spending. Shame on him!) My family thinks I am a bit nutty because I talk about you blog gals like I know you. :) I know...I kind of need to get a life and some friends. hehehe just kidding :) Anyway, thank you for all of the creative, fun and engaging ideas. You inspire others and help create better teachers. We need more educators like you! I am a follower of both of your blogs! I also am a follower of Deanna Jump on TPT. My favorite reading strategy is using my phone to record my students reading out loud. There is an app where you can change the voice to a "monster" or "chipmunk" and the kids LOVE hearing themselves with a silly voice. It really motivates them to read! I am keeping my fingers crossed you pick me for the freebies. That would be AMAZING!!

Lindsey
shapi20@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Wanna know what just made me laugh....I just realized this giveaway was from LAST February. Oops. :) Maybe I can still be a winner this year since I made a little mistake?!?!?! hehehe