Sunday, December 2, 2012

Day 2 - 12 Days of Christmas GIVEAWAY

 
                                                Ta! Da! La! La!
Congratulations Stacee, you are our 2nd winner of fabulous prizes ;)
I had a wonderful time reading through the list of Christmas stories you share with your classes. It sounds like the Polar Express is a real winner for many of us.  We do a Christmas Around the World (through literature) in my class and return back to the USA via the Polar Express.  During the summer months, I knit winter caps for each student and they wear them during the movie.  We make hot chocolate and eat yummy cookies.  It's a favorite for me also.  Thank you for sharing!!
Come back tomorrow for more fun!!

I've attached a freebie for sharing your favorite stories... thanks again!
 

 

140 comments:

Jay Pea said...

I can't wait to read the Christmas Pete the Cat book!!! Waiting patiently for it to arrive:)
Jprowell11@gmail.com

Mailee said...

I love to read The Polar Express and the Match Girl. Thanks.
Mailee
mlor222@yahoo.com

Stef said...

Right now I'm loving There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Star (an Australian-themed series of Old Lady stories!) because it's just so quirky and my class is loving the series.

(I'm also eagerly awaiting the arrival of Pete Saves Christmas - that could almost top the above story!)

Thanks,
Stef @ Miss Galvin Learns
stefanie.galvin@gmail.com

Shanyn said...

There is a book that I think is called The Christmas Tree and it is just the sweetest story.

Shanyn
Coffee, Kids and Compulsive Lists
coffeekidsandcompulsivelists@hotmail.com

Geri said...

Polar Express!
Gsmithteach@gmail.com

Rachel said...

The Polar Express!

rmariemuniz@hotmail.com

zputty said...

I am waiting for Eve Bunting's "December" and thinking this might be my new favorite.

zputty@gmail.com

Suzy Q said...

Olive the Other Reindeer!

tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

Crystal said...

My favorite story to read is Twas The Night Before Christmas. I also love to read all of the Gingerbread stories and compare and contrast them!!
Crystal
Ms. Jones’ Junction

Yvonnee said...

Hmm! My love reading different versions of the gingerbread boy.
Thanks for the opportunity.
yvonneeyrg@gmail.com

Rene said...

Dear Santa. It ous about a brother who decided he really did love his little sister and is set in my home town. The kids love it.
Rene
Renetowens@sbcglobal.net

Denise said...
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Denise said...

Mooseltoe! Waiting on Mortimer's Christmas Manger to come.That looks like it may become my new favorite.
Denise
RSmith281@comcast.net

Bobkat27834 said...

I love the 12 days of Christmas in North Carolina. The first time I read it, it taught me so much about our state. I love hearing the students comments about things in our state that they didn't know exist. A great conversation starter! Have a wonderful holiday break and Ty for all that you inspire!.
Kat
Bobkat20837@aol.com

cindy said...

I like to read The Polar Express and Olive the Other Reindeer.
cindy_welsh@yahoo.com

MrsPaulson said...

I love Eve Bunting's, The Night Tree.
Peggy
mrspaullson@gmail.com

Wii Fit & A Bet said...

The biggest snowman like the biggest pumpkin with the mouses

Teresa said...

I love Jingle Bells, Batman Smells
P.S. And So Does May.

Teresa
tmburgess@roaneschools.com

kellydeannab said...

My favorite Christmas story is The Polar Express. I love it so much I already read it to my class :) I couldn't wait!

Kelly

kellydeannab@hotmail.com

Mrs. Brown said...

My favorite is Junie B. Jones' christmas chapter book....Jingle Bells, Batman Smells P.S. So Does May! It is so cute!

kellybrown28021@gmail.com

Wii Fit & A Bet said...

The biggest snowman
andesges AT yahoo DOT com

Lori said...

My favorite book to read is Bear Stays Up For Christmas.
lraines78@gmail.com

Carol said...

I love reading all the versions of the Gingerbread boy, but my favorite non-gingerbread book to read is "How the Grinch Stole Christmas."
Carol
fiftiesmom@gmail.com
Still Teaching After All These Years

Marcy said...

I love, Olive the Other Reindeer.
Marcy
marcy_sundling@hotmail.com

Stephanie said...

The Polar Express!!!!

MereMere said...

My favorite Christmas book to read to the class is Silver Packages. meredith.mitchell@nhcs.net

Rebecca said...

I love reading The Polar Express at Christmas with my kids!

rpayne36@hotmail.com

Courtney said...

I love The Puppy Who Wanted A Boy!! This was my favorite book as a child and I love sharing it with my students!

Courtney
courtni_con@hotmail.com

dreamgirl said...

I loved doing a mini unit in 2nd grade on The Gingerbread Man and reading all the various versions. I also LOVE all things Splat, so Merry Christmas, Splat is my FAVE!
Bridget
trueblue81@hotmail.com

Mrs. D said...

The Polar Express :)

davis.ashleyb@gmail.com

Mommy Hansen said...

I love to read The Night Before the The night Before Christmas!

Nelma

nhansen34@msn.com

tsimon said...
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tsimon said...

I love Merry Un-Christmas because of the twist and the Polar Express, but the sweetest book is The Christmas Miracle of Johnathan Toomey. Love it.
Thanks,
tsimon@dsdmail.net

Megan said...

I love reading the Grinch to my class. Now I'm off to check out some of the titles from the comments above. Some were new to me!

mgnreynolds@yahoo.com

Catherine said...

Hands down, the polar express.
Catherine.bilotto@gmail.com

Mikaela said...

How the Grinch stole Christmas is my kids' favorite. My favorite is The Gingerbread Pirates because it reminds me of my son (It's one of his favorites too).
mmuntean619@gmail.com

Tiggeriffic 2nd Graders said...

I love reading "Dear Santa". It fits into our letter writing and the boy's letters to Santa are fun to read. I also love reading How the Grinch Stole Christmas...another favorite of mine.

ringo406@hotmail.com

Stacee

FirstGradeBlueSkies (Jennifer) said...

Olive the other Reindeer!
Jennifer
laughinbrunette@hotmail.com
First Grade Blue SKies

Denise said...

The Polar Express
Denise
Deniseyrichardson@gmail.com

Janae said...
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Melody Stokesberry said...

I love reading Winter's Tale: An Original Pop-up Journey by Robert Sabuda
My students love the pop up books.

Melody Stokesberry
melody.stokesberry@yahoo.com

Janae said...

I love polar express... It was my favorite as a small child, and its my favorite today to read to my students and own children.
Janae.jakins@gmail.com

ozone said...

I love so many Christmas stories! I am going to do a gingerbread unit in my class this year...thanks to a fantastic unit from TPT!
kemenielsen@yahoo.com

Gail Leighty said...

I will be introducing Pete the Cat to my second graders this year. I know they will be yowling with laughter as we read it again, and again, and again. Thanks for sharing such awesome ideas!

Merry Christmas Cheer to you.
Gail Leighty
grleighty@gmail.com

Kandia Cross said...

My students love to read Merry Christmas Splat!

kcross@509j.net

Anonymous said...

Live to read Moosletoe!

Jessica

Jessica.greenlee5@yahoo.com

Brianna Price said...

I love reading the Reindeer Games and the Night Before the Night Before Christmas. Both are funny books that the kids just love!

briannaybarrola@ymail.com

Kiah said...

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!!

Kiah
kiah.m.berg@gmail.com

Heather said...

There are so many I love. I love Polar Express, the Grinch, and I can wait to read the Christmas Pete the Cat book!

✞Heather
Swinging Through Second Grade
hdawntn@hotmail.com

Mama2twins said...

Gingerbread Pirates is always a class favorite!
Lwilsonavon@gmail.com

Angela Singh said...

My Penguin Osbert

Angela Singh
peters_ac@hotmail.com

absees123s said...

The 12 Days of Christmas Bugs by David Carter...GREAT pop up book!

Cindi
absees123s@aol.com

Brian Hopkins said...

The Polar Express

Brian
tigermagic@bellsouth.net

Mrs. Hynes said...

I read my class The Polar Express as we drink hot chocolate. amy.hynes@woodbridge.k12.nj.us

Charlotte said...

The Night Before Christmas and The Polar Express are my favorites! cstaylor616@gmail.com

manakans said...

There are so many good books, but a few of my favorites are The Night Before Christmas, The Night Before The Night Before Christmas, and Oive the Other Reindeer.

Maria
manakans@hotmail.com

Ali said...

I love reading the Polar Express!!

Ali
alischepis(at)gmail.com


Kelly S. said...

The Polar Express!
kwelnicke@hotmail.com

Cynthia said...

I love Auntie Claus!

cbwirfs@gmail.com

luv to teach 2nd said...

The Mighty Santa Fe.
Carolyn
cmiller4364@wowway.com

scrambledhenfruit said...

I love The Polar Express. :)
scrambledhenfruit@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love reading all the different versions of the Gingerbread Man. In fact it has turned into quite an obssession for me and have a collection of many different kinds of gingerbread stories. My basesment and the tree down there is decorated in a gingerbread theme. I bring all of my books home for the winter break and when my nieces and nephew come over I share the books with them too. My favorite one is the Gingerbread Girl.

Taunya Dismond
Letsscrap68@gmail.com

Kristy said...

I love the obscure Harvey Slumfenburger's Christmas Present and Fair's Fair, plus popular ones like The Polar Express and Twas the Night Before Christmas.

Kristy Lawrence
kristyteach@gmail

Krystal said...

I love Fancy Nancy- Splendiferous Christmas! (I love all things Fancy Nancy!) :)

Missplott@gmail.com

jnrogers said...

I love to read Merry Un-Christmas to my class as well as The Polar Express.

Jenny
jnr1062@gmail.com

Ms. Wold said...

I love Mooseltoe - super cute! I can't wait to read the new Pete the Cat book too.

misswold@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Twas the Night Before Christmas - the one illustrated by Jan Brett.

Wendy
wpittman@bsisd.esc18.net

Andrea said...

I think I like reading the different gingerbread man books. I also like reading The Polar Express.

mondragondrea@gmail.com

Christina Marie said...

We read Polar Express every year!

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Christina :)
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kb said...

I love to read a variety of The Gingerbread Man books.

Kathy kburch@sjbplymouth.org

Karyn said...

I love to read "Santa's Book of Names." It's the perfect book for my firsties who are just becoming readers. :o)

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

The Kruger Family said...

The Polar Express! It's a big deal at our school. We wear our pj's, drink hot chocolate...it truly is a magical day!! :)

reblee83@aol.com

Anonymous said...

My favorite is Olive the Other Reindeer. Thanks! Have a great day!
Jack
jspaget@dsdmail.net

dahlia said...

My favorite book is Snowmen at Christmas.

spaget@dsdmail.net

Bren P. said...

I love How the Grinch Stole Christmas! And Moosletoe!

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

Mrs. Phillips said...

My favorite book to read is Olive the Other Reindeer!

Lindsey - lmburto@gmail.com

Jenny said...

Polar Express!

dinkgrl1087@yahoo.com

teachermom said...

Santa's Book of Names

carolpeterbirch@gmail.com

Mrs. Davies said...

My kiddos LOVE, "Olive the Other Reindeer" and so do I! :)

~Wendy Davies

Mrs. Davies said...

Sorry...forgot to post my e-mail! UGH! :)

Wendy Davies
sdwd727@gmail.com

.jana. said...

We love the Christmas/Winter versions of "There was an Old Lady" books.

janatcs@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Dear Santa by bill Harley
Carol
cdigir@comcast.net

Debbie Minter said...

The Polar Express.
deb1mom@bbtel.com

kinleymaxine said...

Mooseltoe and The Polar Express.
tonya.bertolino@gmail.com

Tonya

Linda Gotsche said...

I love to read the Polar Express to my kids. You know 2nd grade is about when they start to question. This keeps the magic for a little while longer!!

Miss VerSteeg said...

Got to stick with a classic... The Polar Express!

Thanks,
Cathy
cathy@missversteeg.com
www.missversteeg.com

Miss Cannon said...

There are so many to choose from...one of my newer favorites is Tacky's Christmas. nl_scannon@seovec.org

amy said...

My favorite Story to read to kids is Santa Kid. It touchs my heart each time I read it.

amy

Kate said...

The Grinch!

Kate
dancinqueenks23@aol.com

Cherrie McCain said...

One of my favorite stories to read during the season is "The Jolly Christmas Postman." My students love all of the inserts and moving parts.

Cherrie McCain said...

One of my favorite stories to read during the season is "The Jolly Christmas Postman." My students love all of the inserts and moving parts.

aud1inok said...

Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree

Great discussion afterwards about what we could donate to others rather than just toss away.

audra@kelman.us

Kynda said...

Since my kiddos have tons of questions, I love reading "Merry Christmas Stinky Face" by Lisa McCourt.

kfarrell@dsdmail.net

Samantha said...

Polar express!!

Samantha.j.mitchell@hotmail.com

Lynne said...

I love Santa's New suit
lfield@twcny.rr.com

Liz Salcido said...

As a child I loved The Mellops Celebrate Christmas. I love reading the Polar Express and my newest favorites, (since I am new to 2nd grade, taught 3rd and up before) How Santa Got His Job, How Santa Lost His Job, Who will Guide My Sleigh Tonight?, and Who Will Help Santa? Have to check out all the books mentioned. LOL!
Liz Salcido
esalcido@lausd.net

ee said...

I love to share The Tree of the Dancing Goats by Patricia Polocco. It shows such respect for other beliefs.Eileen Furth
befurth@newulmtel.net

Joann Ellis said...

My Favorite story is Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree! It was my favorite as a child and my first year teaching my mom bought a copy for my classroom library. I read it just the other day and the kids love it. It teaches a lesson of one man's trash is another's treasure! ellisb@brownsboro.k12.tx.us

Storie said...

What a fun giveaway! One book that the kids aren't usually familiar with is A Wish for Wings That Work by Berkeley Breathed.
Storie
atozscrapbook@gmail.com
Stories by Storie

Staci Levi said...

Gingerbread Man, Gingerbread Baby, and Gingerbread Girl. I have so many activities that we do with Gingerbread to go along with those books it has become a highlight right before Christmas!
Staci
stacilevi95@gmail.com

Katje said...

I read Santa Paws every December to the kids. It's a chapter book and it's so heartwarming!
Kathy
applebranchranch@clearwire.net

Loving Life in Second Grade said...

I've enjoyed reading all the comments and thinking about Christmas books! It sounds like I need to check out Moosletoe! I love Polar Express and the Legend of the Poinsettia (de Paola) and so many others! Thank you for all of the fun!
Elisabeth
elisabethmont65@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

My favorites are also Moosletoe and The Polar Express. Another favorite is Twas the Night Before Christmas, Jan Brett version.

Heather
bwhcbell@yahoo.com

anniekate said...

I love to read Snowmen at Christmas! I love all the books in this series including the new one Snowmen at Work.

Jeffandannie@q.com

Katie said...

My students just did a fun craftivity with Snowmen at Night! They loved it!

kcashton@gmail.com

Erin said...

I Love to read the Bailey School Kids series to my students. They get hooked on them and beg for more book to read from our librarian!
Erin Wolfe
erinis660@gmail.com

Amy B said...

My favorite story is Moosletoe! The kids love how the story ends! My email is mskeenan123@hotmail.com

Thanks,
Amy Burton

Shelby Hicks said...

I love Polar Express, Snowman at Night, Jolly Postman Christmas and a whole lot more. So hard to pick!

Thanks for the giveaway :)

Shelby
sahick03@smumn.edu

Christine said...

this is my first year teaching ...so still searching for the perfect book!

Christine Johnson
cutekids2.cj@gmail.com

tracy said...

My favorite book is The Legend of the Candy Cane.
Thanks for the great giveaway.
tracyanderson@wcps.org

Susie Q said...

I love reading, "Dear Santa, the letters of Jimmy Dobbins." Soooo cute!

susieqsclass@gmail.com

Amanda Bathman said...
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Amanda Bathman said...

I am absolutely loving this! Hope I win!

I love reading how Santa Got His Job. The kids love to piece together all the parts of his duties and how he was already prepared for it all.

amanda.bathman@gmail.com or prettylittlepencils@gmail.com

Please check me out at plpencils.blogspot.com also:).

Thanks!
Amanda Bathman - Pretty Little Pencils

Ashley Ruth said...

My standbys are Polar Express and How The Grinch Stole Christmas. I've also read the Jolly Postman Christmas book and Jan Brett's Wild Christmas Reindeer.

ashruthie@gmail.com

Sarah said...

I love Polar Express, but I also love teaching about Christmas around the world and all the amazing literature that goes along with that from Tomie DePaola, Jan Brett, etc.

sarahmarianj@gmail.com

Ms. Walker's Class said...

I love to read The Polar Express. We make hot chocolate and enjoy our day together...in our pajamas. So fun!

~Jamie

jwalker@acsd1.org

lizfarese said...

My favorite is Welcome Comfort.

lizfarese@gmail.com

Debbie Jacobson said...

I can't help myself, just L-O-V-E to read aloud The Grinch.
Debbie
debjac9@aol.co,m

Debra said...

I love to read The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree!

debrammcdaniel@gmail.com

katiemg said...

I love the Polar Express! I love hiding the bell in my pocket and ringing it without the kids realizing it!
Katie
goldbc90@verizon.net

411 said...

I love Olive the Other Reindeer.
melanievictoria@yahoo.com

poolside teacher said...

My two top books for Christmas this year are:
Pete the Cat Christmas and The Christmas Extravaganza

aclark said...

I love to read Splat's Christmas book to my kids!

Ashley
arclark2012@gmail.com

Stacey said...

I love sooooo many- the snowmen at night books, the polar express, the grinch, and santa's book of names are a few favs.

Amy Rudd said...

My favorite of all time is the Polar Express...I love giving bells to the children.

Ms. Myers said...

The Grinch Who Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
Angie
stardreamerpm@sbcglobal.net

Tanya said...

I would love to win a fabulous unit for my evaluation coming up.
allent5@k12tn.net

Tanya said...

Polar Express.. is one of my favorite reads.. forgot to leave the comment above..
allent5@k12tn.net

Lisa Rippy said...

The Wild Christmas Reindeer by Jan Brett

Lrippy@stedward.org

Anonymous said...

Happy holidays! A cute new story I just gotron from scholastic is , "How Santa Lost his Ho! Ho!Ho!" The boys and girls love to see that we all have good days and bad and we can make good choices and stay posiitive each day:)Thanks for a fun start to December! Gail
EMail- KGWhitey@aol.com

Anonymous said...

It has been so fun to try the new ideas for the holidays that I have purchased. Keep them coming!

eunice campbell said...

Twas the Night Before Christmas is always my favorite story to read.
ladychloecampbell@gmail.com

Special Teacher for Special Kids said...

Favorite chirstmas story, without out a doubt the Christmas Carol.

Iteachkidsabc@gmail.com

Becky (Denton) Berry said...

One of my favorite Christmas books Silver Packages. My dear teacher mentor gave me a copy and I love it!

bexjex@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I enjoy reading Jan Brett's Christmas books.
M. Berens

Anonymous said...

I love all of the Gingerbread men (and girl) stories. The students always love them too.

Susan

Lelesu@aol.com

Erica Jamieson said...

Shall I Knit You A Hat where the gift of giving is celebrated with love. msjcalifornia@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Love Olive and the Grinch
Michelle
Inlikeflynnm@yahoo.com

abuchanan said...

I wish I was as creative as all of you but I am so thankful you are all willing to share!
abuchanan@mightymessengers.org

Gail Leighty said...

Counting down the days. When my little darlings came in this morning and saw the Christmas tree, they wanted to listen to Christmas music. One little girl's eyes got wide and she said "You mean Santa brings us presents to school, too!" My little ones are so sweet.

Merry Christmas Cheer to all!
Gail Leighty
grleighty@gmail.com