Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Bailey Book Review and GIVEAWAY~

Storytime brings my Super Stars and I together each morning, every day before recess, and right before we leave for home in a way like no other.  Storytime is in fact, one of the first "routines" each new group of kindergarten students masters early on each school year.  Can you blame them? Engaging literature, intriguing illustrations, and ~the voices~ we use to share stories (okay, the voices *I* use when I read aloud) all catch our students as the world of reading magically opens as they sit at our feet, enthralled.

Needless to say, I was delighted when Bailey arrived in my mailbox:

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Written and illustrated by Harry Bliss, Bailey is the story of a brilliant dog who, along with his classmates, is learning to navigate the world of ~school.~

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Like most students, Bailey wakes each morning and must wash and brush the sleepies away before riding the bus to school.  Unlike most students, Bailey's school fashion includes colorful dog collars.

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Bailey participates in all school and class activities, giving his ALL during music, though my students' favorite part of the story was when Bailey danced his wiggles and sillies out. Several students wondered how Bailey would eat his snack and lunch (Would he carry a lunch tray or lunch box?  Would he have a dog bowl?) and our teacher aide laughed out loud when she realized why Bailey developed a tummy ache requiring a visit to the school nurse (I'll give you a hint: ..."my dog ate my homework").


During book free-choice time, Bailey was enjoyed again and again, my students poring over each and every page, looking for hidden humor, doggie favorites, and squirrels!

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Would YOU like to win a copy of Bailey?

I'll have THREE winners:

The grand prize winner will receive a copy of Bailey AND a Bailey lunch box:

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...while the two runners up will each win a copy of Bailey to add to their own classroom libraries.

To enter this giveaway, please do at least one of the following:

1) Leave a comment ~on this post only~ telling me what grade you teach and what kind of dog (if any) you have!  Make sure I have an email address or link so I can notify you if you're the winner!

2)  Tweet this giveaway, leaving me a comment ~on this post only~ letting me know the Twitter-verse has been made aware that this great book is available...

3)  "Like" Scholastic Book Clubs on FB (feel free to track down Kindergarten's 3 R's on FB as well), leaving a comment ~on this post only~ letting me know you're linking up with us.

Doing all three (and leaving comments for each one) will earn you three chances to win!

I'll be drawing the winner on Thursday, September 15, 2011.  


Good luck, and happy reading!

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21 comments:

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  2. I teach kindergarten and I have a german shepherd.
    marymcgough63@comcast.net

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  3. Anonymous8:28 PM

    I'm a fan of both Scholastic Book Clubs as well as Kindergarten's 3R's (and have liked them both on FB too!). I don't have a dog, but would love a copy of Bailey for my JK class! tanya.reid@ocdsb.ca

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  4. I teach K and I have a super cute little dark brown dog. He is soft, stuffed, and doesn't shed.
    lvis@phoenixchristianschool.org

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  5. i teach kindergaeden. I have a German Sheperd. kteach.30lg@yahoo.com

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  6. I teach kindergarten and I walk and borrow my friends white terrier Lucy on a regular basis! Thanks!
    Lindsey lwhyte1980@gmail.com
    Whyte Water

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  7. I am a homeschooler, currently teaching K, 4th, & 8th =)

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  8. I am a mutt kind of girl. A lot of great pups mixed together to make perfection! :o) I have no pups right now; however, I can't wait to bring one into my home again. :o)

    PS. I teach kindergarten!

    Jennifer
    jennkeys @ gmail . com

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  9. I tweeted this fabulous giveaway! @Keys4education

    Jennifer
    jennkeys @ gmail . com

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  10. I don't have a dog, but would love a copy of the book to use in my 4 year-old kindergarten classroom!

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  11. I teach pre-school and we just got a dog - a lab/husky mix :)

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  12. Anonymous10:51 PM

    I teach kindergarten! I have two dogs: a Jack Russell Terrier (Austin) and a 4.5 pound Yorkshire Terrier (Cooper).
    kdlmon@hotmail.com

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  13. Hi Michaele,
    I am a married 10th year kindergarten teacher with 3 children of my own (19,16,and 13). We
    have a beautiful, active, black austrialian shepherd named Riley. He is huge - part black lab we think - who looks like a bear with wonderfully expressive brown eyes. I would love to have the Bailey book to share with my k kiddos!

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  14. I'm a volunteer teacher aide in a K classroom & LOVE it!! Mom of 3 grown kids, we have 2 Labs, Casey (chocolate) and Holly (yellow)!
    Love the Bailey book!!!

    Ree Donnelly reeree62@aol.com

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  15. PS: I joined your FB page, too! :o)

    Ree

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  16. Anonymous7:16 PM

    This book looks wonderful! I teach Kindergarten in inner-city Tampa and love every minute of it! I have a 4 year old Great Pyrenees and a one year old rescued "mutt" (a mix of Golden Retriever, Rottweiler and Chow)! My email in kelli.haynie@sdhc.k12.fl.us

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  17. Anonymous7:17 PM

    I have "friended" Scholastic Book Clubs and your site on Facebook! kelli.haynie@sdhc.k12.fl.us

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  18. I'm a Prek-6 elementary library media specialist (AKA librarian). I have two little white dogs - and one is named Bailey!

    Angela Rhodes Krause
    nofearpapertiger@gmail.com

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  19. I teach first grade and I have a Miniature Dachsund.
    Amy amyelynch(at)gmail(dot)com

    Amy @ First Things First

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  20. Tweeted about your giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/Marie1163/status/114435838984716288

    Angela Rhodes Krause
    nofearpapertiger@gmail.com

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  21. Like Scholastic & your page on Facebook.

    Angela Rhodes Krause
    nofearpapertiger@gmail.com

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As always, thank you for your comments, tips, suggestions and questions!