The Mitten Freebie and a Chance to Win $100 to Target!

One of my very favorite books for January, for Winter, is The Mitten, by Jan Brett.

Even in my sunny Florida, children love the cooler weather and DESIRE to see snow and snowmen! The repetition and predictability in this book was something my own personal children loved. If you have followed me for a while, you know I love math and incorporating math into your entire thematic unit.
Winter Math: Winter Fun! The Mitten Winter Animals Addition Facts - Color Your Answers Printables for Winter Addition, perfect for winter time in your classroom.  A perfect way to incorporate your math lesson into your thematic unit when you are reading Jan Brett's The Mitten.
This week I've been working on the cutest Winter Animals Color Your Answers {Color By Code} Resource. It has 8 pages, one for each of the animals in the story. Addition is done and this week, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division, including all bundles, will be listed at TpT.

But today, for you, my friends, I have one page for you to download for free. Perfect to place on the students' desk on the first day back to school as a preliminary activity....

What type of animal? 

Why a mitten? 

Has anyone heard of Jan Brett? 

Then while the students do the math, you have a few minutes to prepare or get the next part of your lesson ready!
Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas - The Mitten Freebie and a Chance to Win $100 to Target!
The Mitten Addition Freebie

Next up, every month, on the 28th,  Michelle from Teach123 and I will be holding our Online Cyber Sunshine Committee Meeting!

Who can join? 
* Teachers!  
* Classroom Assistants!  
* Support Staff! 
* Principals! 
* Media Specialists! 
* PE Coaches! 
* Homeschool Parents! 
* Assistant Principals! 
* Math Coaches! 
* Art Teachers!
* Music Teachers!

What is an Online Cyber Sunshine Committee? Just like your school's sunshine committees that plans morale boosters and staff appreciation activities, ours is online! My friend, Michelle, and I were talking about how we would like to do something to thank our "cyber faculty".  We appreciate our online friends, online teachers. Your happy notes {Feedback and Comments on our TeacherspayTeachers Resources.} always bring us happiness so we would like to give a little back to you.

Each month we want to reach out and thank you for all your hard work with a HUNDRED DOLLAR HUG! This month we will be treating you with a gift card to ToysRUs!

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas and Teach123's $100 Target Gift Card Giveaway and a Winter "The Mitten" Freebies!
This Month's Fun is a $100 Target Gift Card!
We hope this gift card will help you restock your classroom for the New Year!
* Or buy a classroom set of paperback The Mitten books!
  {Only $7.19 each at the time of publication of this blog post!}
* Or buy board games {Clue, Connect Four, Twister, Sorry, Jenga, Battleship, Operation} for the cold / wet weather indoor recess soon to arrive!
* Or Lego blocks for your classroom...
* Or copy paper for your classroom...
* Or crayons, markers, glue and glitter for your classroom...
* Or snacks for your classroom...
* Or anything you like. :)  

The winner of our giveaway will be announced on Friday, January 1st! It's that easy, enter below on the Rafflecopter for a chance to win! 

Don't forget to hop over to Michelle's blog to see her great idea for today!
On the Rafflecopter you will need to:

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Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas and Teach123's $100 ToysRUs Giveaway and Some Christmas Freebies!
If you haven't noticed, Facebook can be a little tricky. Just because you like a page, doesn't mean the posts from that page will be in your newsfeed.  You have to interact by liking, commenting, or sharing posts from time-to-time in order to get the posts in your newsfeed.   Don't forget to stop by our blogs the 28th of each month!

Small Print: The winner will be announced on Michelle and my Facebook page on the 1st day of each month October - May.  We will also email the winner. The winner will have until the 3rd day of the month to respond to our email.  If we do not get a response by midnight EST on the 3rd, we will choose a new winner.

One last time in case you missed it....Click here to download The Mitten Addition Color By Code Freebie!

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