Sunday, January 8, 2012

Meet My New Favorite Author and Get Prepared for an Awesome Giveaway!

I am so excited to share with all of my followers that I am teaming up with award-winning author, Julia Cook, for a series that will take a close look at her books and include free printables and activity ideas for classroom use.  There will also be a HUGE giveaway in the end: 
A signed copy of your favorite Julia Cook book and a Skype session between Julia and your class.

It all began with the book The Bad Case of Tattle Tongue by Julia Cook that I came across this summer because teachers were saying it was a must-have book to curb tattling in the classroom.  I got the book and have to say that it is a winner!  My students LOVE the book and request to read it time and time again!  But, more importantly, the constant tattling has diminished because no one wants the "tattle tongue"!  Actually, it is more because Julia Cook shares gives the students 4 things to think about before tattling.  They know that, if they tattle, I will be referring to our poster (and so will their friends):
In my Teachers Notebook Shop, you will see two
versions of the poster to choose from.
I began doing some research and found out that Julia Cook has many other helpful social skill books available to purchase for your classroom that I am going to be highlighting (with the help of some very eager kindergarten children) here on my blog over the course of the rest of the month.  Here is a quick video that will  just make you want to learn more and more about Julia:

Make sure you are following my blog posts so you don't miss the freebies to go along with your newly comprised author study of Julia Cook.  You can purchase Julia's books directly from her website to prepare for this study if you wish.  The books that are being highlighted are the following because they are issues that are being dealt with in an every day kindergarten.  Join me as I use bibliotherapy to work on some issues that are in my REAL kindergarten classroom:

I want to personally thank Julia for donating these books (and more!) to my classroom for this project.  My students are so excited to help me with this endeavor and can't believe their teacher "knows" the real, live author of the Tattle Tongue! :)
So, follow my blog and share with your friends, so no one misses a beat of the Julia Cook Project!
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