Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Currently, Talking to Elise Primavera & an Election Day Freebie

Wow!  I filled out a "contact me" on Elise Primavera's website, you know the ones, that usually don't even get an answer, and she, personally responded from her personal e-mail address!  I feel so honored!  Y'all, she is one of my absolute favorite authors for kids' books, especially the Auntie Claus series.  I've used the three books for Y.E.A.R.S in December - most of my students don't know the stories, and I love having fresh holiday stories from which to teach.  Anyway, I thought with my new TPT store, I'd try to share my lesson plans with y'all, so I asked her permission to use her artwork.  Although she wasn't able to let me do that, I'll still let you in on the plans, minus the graphics.  I promise to put cuteness in, but you'll have to buy her books to get the full effect...one of my favorite things about her books is the illustrations, which she does herself.  Ms. Primavera is incredibly personable and sweet, at least via e-mail, and really wanted to know more about my lessons and TPT before answering, which makes me love her even more.  Be watching for my three-book literacy and math units to go with Auntie Claus, Auntie Claus and the Key to Christmas, and Auntie Claus, Home for the Holidays coming soon on TPT.

Thanks to Tori, at Tori's Teacher Tips, I finally know how to correctly hook up to Farley's Currently linky!  I'm kinda impressed with myself, but mostly with Tori's tip on how to make this work!  She's amazing, y'all, and I feel like she's my friend, even though we've never met.

Go to my TPT store today for your FREE copy of my best-selling Amelia Bedelia 4 Mayor Unit!  It's perfect for making the election come "home", or you can use it later when studying local government, idioms or contractions.  It includes all three skills, and, let's face it...everybody loves Amelia Bedelia!

Happy Elections - GO VOTE!


  1. Thanks for the Elise Primavera suggestion - I will have to check out her books! Nothing worse than pulling out a holiday favorite and finding half the kids say "Oh, I know that story!" Hah hah...I'm usually like, "Good, then you'll be able to enjoy it again!"

    We did Duck for President for Election Day yesterday (we're also off today) and I had to give that comment. :) Didn't care - one of my faves!

    Glad to find your blog through Farley!

    Adventures In Second Grade

    1. Thanks, Chrissy! I love Duck for President - We did that, Grace for President, and My Teacher for President, and then held "elections". I won!

  2. Thanks for the freebie! I am your newest follower :)

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