Thursday, November 8, 2012

Book Buddies, Writing Pack Bundles, and ANOTHER GIVEAWAY!!

Happy Thursday, friends! Kerri here...
Well, it is actually truly raining here in So. Cal. I cannot believe it! It was 90 flippin' degrees on Monday (lovely weather for conferences, if you ask me! NOT!! I was SWEATING like CRAZY!) and now today it has been chilly/rainy ALL DAY. Me loves this weather! I am currently wearing my flannel fat pants and a sweatshirt, and I feel so comfy cozy! I have 2 more conferences tomorrow, and I am SOOOOOOO darn tired. Do the rest of you feel exhausted after conference week?

I wanted to share with you the CUTEST thing EVER! My friend Sarah (who my eldest daughter is named after!), and who I have been friends with since we were babies, lives in England (you know about my obsession with England and all things British right??), and she is the most creative person I have EVER met! Not only that, but she has MAD skills with a sewing machine and makes the most ADORABLE things EVER!!

She sent me her Book Buddy creation last year for my classroom, and I about DIED when I opened the box. Check these guys out...




Here is mine sitting in my library at school. My kiddos LOVE him!! He has a pocket in the front to hold a book or two, and I put all of my National Geographic Kids magazines in the pocket. I just love him to BITS!

If you would like a little bit of this cuteness for your classroom, click HERE to go to my friend Sarah's ETSY shop. She has LOTS of other cute hand-sewn things in her shop, perfect for Christmas gifts for your little ones at home. My Katie has her eye on one of the Indie girls...
Aren't they just ADORBS??

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Okay, here comes the teachery part of the blog post! I FINALLY finally finally bundled all of my writing centers together by theme at a discounted price (YAY for discounts!!). 

This has been bugging me for AGES, and I finally buckled down and got them done! Anything to put off doing my report cards (*procrastinator*)!

So, here we go...Set #1-Awesome animals!

Set #2...Super Storybooks!

Set #3...Lots of Learning!

Set #4...Fabulous Fun!

And my older ones...Wowzville Writing!

and finally...Fantastic Fairytales!

Can you tell I have kind of an obsession with creating writing centers?? I just can't STOP! My kidlets absolutely go cuckoo for cocoa puffs over these writing mats, and their creative juices really get going by using them!
You can check them out by clicking on each picture above, but let's do a little giveaway, shall we??
Three people will choose the writing pack bundle of their choice, and all you have to do is enter through rafflecopter! Rafflecopter will choose the winners Sunday night, so hurry up and enter already! :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway 

Can I just say how excited I am to get Monday off?? God bless the Veterans!
See ya later, Peeps!
XOXO Kerri B

50 comments:

D. Frideley said...

Wowzville looks like what I've been looking for. I might have to do an investment and get these this year. I really want to revamp my writing block for next year! Hum......now I'm thinking.

Mrs. Kennamore said...

It is so very hard to say just one is my favorite. I love them all...but the animal one would be great for my first graders I think.

Erin said...

This is a hard choice. I would have to say the lots of learning one.

Erin
kinderink.com
erampton7@gmail.com

Karyn said...

My favorite pack is the Fabulous Fun one! I'm checking out your friends store right now....love the book buddy!

œKaryn
A is for Apple B is for Blog
Kideducator@comcast.net

Julene Hoffman said...

I think I am loving Wowzville - each month something new and different. But...they all look amazing - I want one of each!! :)
Julene Hoffman
jhoffman143@yahoo.com

Julie L said...

It's hard to pick just one! I think Lots of Learning is my favorite right now because my girls are little and it has a lot of words they are very interested in. Super Storybooks looks awesome too though!

Emma Goliff said...

I love your writing packs. I bought a few last year and the kids get SO excited when I bring out a new one! Last week it was Star Wars! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

Lisa R. said...

My favorite is your year of Wowzville Writing!! :)
Lisa
Learning Is Something to Treasure

Ashley said...

Your writing packs are wonderful. I would have to say, Lots of Learning is my favorite... since you are making me choose.:)
Ashley
ashleyp77@yahoo.com

Tricia Crowell said...

I love the fairy tale bundle. The kids would love using any of your units to write with!!!

EmBellish said...

I don't know if I can pick just one! I LOVE them all, but maybe Wowzville Writing and Lots of Learning.

Emily
tangledwithteaching {at} hotmail {dot} com
Tangled with Teaching

Jenni said...

I finished my last conference today ... I had 18 yesterday alone! I'm tired and ready for the week to be over! Thanks for the chance to win these bundles are awesome.

Jenni
taylors4md@yahoo.com

Jenni said...

oops sorry - they are all awesome, but I like wowzville writing the best!

Cherie said...

I like the Fantastic Fairy Tales writing!

MrsS said...

My fav is the "Lots of Learning" pack! What a lot of work you put into all of this! I would love to use this with my class.

Andrea
simmonsa1@sfusd.edu

Nissadawn said...

Do I have tonpick just one? Wowzville Writing is my favorite! Thanks for the chance to win! Nissa nissacronin@gmail.com

Cynthia said...

How can I choose just one? I love them all! If I have to choose, I pick "Wowzville" or "Lots of Learning"......also, YES- I am EXHAUSTED after conferences. Ours are in 1 1/2 wks--the Mon, Tues., Wed. before Thanksgiving!

meadowt said...

I will have to agree that I love them all though Wowzville is my favorite.
Barbara
happyteachingfirst.blogspot.com
meadowt@comcast.net

Suzy Q said...

They are all so cute, but I think I would go with Fabulous Fun. Fingers crossed!

tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

Sheila Cartwright said...

They are all wonderful, but I would have to pick Fairy Tales!

Rachel said...

I love the Lots of Learning Bundle! Wow!

Teresa said...

I have a lot of your writing centers already. I love them. They are wonderful.

Teresa
tmburgess@roaneschools.com

Mrs. Anderson said...

I already purchased your Wowzville Bundle, but I would love to get the Fabulous Fun bundle!!
Connie Anderson
www.welcometofirstgraderoom5.blogspot.com

Kristin said...

Love those book buddies! SO creative!
Yes, I'm exhausted after conferences. :)
Enjoy your long weekend!

Lisa Giuliano said...

I lopve the science and fairy tale packs!!!

Cindy L said...

I like the Fabulous Fun and the Awesome Animals. I am really tired after two grueling nights of conferences too!

Cindy
Luoma@Mentorschools.org

Lori said...

I really like your Wowsville Writing!
lraines78@gmail.com

Catherine said...

i love the wowzille writing!

Bren P. said...

I LOVE the Wowzville Writing pack!

Bren P.
The Teacher Diaries
The.Teacher.Diaries.K4@gmail.com

Lindsay said...

They all look great, but I think I'm going to have to invest on the Fantastic Fairy Tales pack this year. I'm at a new school and the first grade team does a huge fairy tale unit in the spring - this looks perfect! Thanks for sharing. :)

teachfirstfun said...

I really like all of them, but I think I would have to choose the Wowzville Writing as a favorite.

Kim said...

I love all of your writing packs and own some of every pack except the fairy tales. And I think they are the most adorable, so they're my new favorite!
kimworthey@yahoo.com

abqgreene said...

My fingers are crossed for #4.
abqgreene@gmail.com

Ziggyfriends said...

These writing packets are great! I'm doing so much more writing this year with my students with D5, I'd love to have these. The Wowsville Writing would be the most versatile I think.

Donna W.
darryl40w@att.net

Brandy Nicole said...

These writing packets look so wonderfully organized! I like the lots of learning...it looks awesome!

Mrs. Brown said...

Love it all....kellybrown28021@gmail.com

Diane O said...

Lots of Learning would be wonderful for my class!

MissCoffey said...

I love "A Year of Wowsville Writing!" The monthly vocabulary cards are awesome. I know that I could use this pack year round to get my kiddos excited about writing!

Veronica said...

I couldn't just pick one...they are all great. I have several of them from the original packs, but I think this is great! My students love when they get a new version to add to their writing binders.
veronicam81000@yahoo.com

sidquince said...

set#2 and fairy tales....but love all of them....tough to decide. always looking for writing ideas. sidquince@aol.com

Amanda said...

I think the animal learning bundle would be great for kids, and it would fit in nicely with our curriculum. I also like the idea of the fairy tale bundle because our kindergarteners study fairy tales... when they get to first grade it would be great to piggyback on that!

Debbie Jacobson said...

So hard to decide which is my favorite but I managed to narrow it down to the Science/Social Studies pack!
Fingers Crossed,
Debbie
debjac9@aol.com

alewis said...

I'm loving the Wowzville writing! Thanks Kerri.
Amy
amyliz65@yahoo.com

kim shiver said...

i think they all look fantastic,but "Wowzville" looks just fabulous. Have a great weekend!

Alison Jean said...

I love them all!! However I think my favorite has to be the fairy tales one... I LOVE fairy tales!

Thanks!

Melissa said...

I am going with wowzville...but it was a tough choice!

Rachel Lamb said...

Such a neat idea. I've never seen these! I think I would go with super storybooks to get my littles writing about reading more!
Rachel
Rachel.lamb81@gmail.com

Heather said...

They all look amazing! I would either go with Wowzville Writing or Lots of Learning.

Heather (heathernnance@yahoo.com)

Cindy said...

I'd love to have them all!! IF I had to choose one, I'd like to have the Lots of Learning! :o)

Cindy
ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

aclark said...

I really like the Wowzville Writing!

Ashley
arclark2012@gmail.com

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