Books & Brackets Blog Hop! - Mrs. B's First Grade

Books & Brackets Blog Hop!


Can you believe it is already March?! Where does the time go? March brings SO many exciting events...March Madness, St. Patricks Day, Easter, and my favorite - SPRING! Although I love all of those events, one of my favorite parts about teaching in March is St. Patrick's Day. It is such a fun holiday with so much magic attached to it!

One tradition that I have with St Patrick's Day is reading The Night Before St Patrick's Day by Natasha Wing. My kids LOVE all of her "Night Before" books and they come to expect me to read them during the holidays. This one is as cute as the others. The rhythm and rhyme of the book flows so well - almost like a song. The brother and sister characters in the book - Tim and Maureen - spend the night before the holiday decorating their house in green and laying trips for leprechauns. When they wake up in the morning they are surprised to find that a leprechaun left a terrible mess in their bedroom! They were able to trap him with one of their traps though and he tells them about a treasure he buried...it is another trick though! ; ) If you would like to WIN a copy of this book for yourself enter below!
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I am sure you are just imagining all the possibilities this book brings with discussion in both the classroom and at home. Not to mention all of the fun that you could have with creating and setting traps! I had another use for the book in my classroom in addition to these - to work on rhyming! I recently noticed that my friends were not able to rhyme as well as I thought they could. Therefore - I created a rhyming activity using their favorite thing - QR codes! My kids loved going on a scavenger hunt for QR codes so much - they didn't realize they were working on a skill! You can click the picture below to download this from my Teachers pay Teachers store for FREE!
To celebrate the arrival of March Madness, St. Patricks Day, Easter and Spring all in the month of March, 14 other primary grade teachers and I have collaborated to bring you 15 book giveaways and a grand prize of a $75 TpT Gift Card! All of the giveaways will end at midnight on March 13th, so make sure to enter THIS WEEKEND!
To find out what other great books to use in your classroom during the month of March make sure to continue the hop below! We have 14 other amazing K-2 teachers who are excited to share their favorite books, a FREEBIE, and a BOOK GIVEAWAY!
Click this picture to go visit my friend Laura at Luv My Kinders!

Don't forget to hop back through Monday morning to see if you are the lucky winner of any books or the grand prize TpT gift card!

10 comments

  1. I have never come across this "Night Before" book but my kids love many of the other holiday ones, I will definitely be searching for this one on my next trip to the library! I love that you included QR codes with the rhyming activity. Thank you for participating in the hop!

    Jackie
    Neat Sweet & Hard to Beat

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    1. She has SO many "Night Before" books! This one is super cute. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for organizing the hop!

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  2. What a great book and activity to go along with it. Thanks for sharing. I've been meaning to ask you if you know about Class Kick? It's an awesome app I found and it's free. Hope you are well, you look adorable!
    Paige
    Our Elementary Lives

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    1. Thanks Paige! I haven't heard of it before, I will definitely check it out! I am feeling pretty good, wondering when the big arrival will be! Hopefully not for at least another month. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. This is a super fun book...my kids always love the "Night Before..." books! Thanks for sharing! :)

    Cait
    Sliding into First!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! They are great books to use in the classroom. Happy March!

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  4. Looks like a cute book. I have several other The Night Before... books, so I will have to check this one out. Thanks for the super cute QR code activity. My kiddos love using them, and they make it super easy for me. Thanks so much for sharing my sweet friend! Hugs to you and that baby bump!

    ~Laura
    Luv My Kinders

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    1. This is a super cute one! My kiddos love QR codes also. This one is perfect for your kinder. Thanks for stopping by. Hugs to you!!

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  5. I do have this book and will be reading it to my students this coming week. Thank you for the rhyming activity! Looking forward to using it with my first graders.
    Mona
    First Grade Schoolhouse

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    1. Perfect! We loved it when we read it last week. I am glad you will be able to use it with your students. Thanks for stopping by!

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