I'm Allyson from Going Strong in 2nd Grade and I teach at a public charter school in North Carolina. I've been teaching 2nd grade for 5 years and blogging for a couple years now. I'm excited to be teaming up with 11 other AMAZING bloggers to share some of our favorite Christmas and holiday books in a fun 12 Books of Christmas Blog Hop!
Along with FREEBIES for each book, we are also giving away a copy of each book. Make sure you read all the way to the end of this post to find out how to WIN!
One of my favorite book characters is Splat the Cat. Splat is always getting into trouble of some sort and has a mouse as his best friend - my kids find this strange. So my book is Merry Christmas, Splat by Rob Scotton.
In this book, Splat begins writing his letter to Santa to tell him how good he has been during the past year, only for his sister to remind him that he hasn't been all that good. So, what would any cat (or child) do in the days leading up to Christmas - try to be super helpful of course! But, if you know Splat, his help isn't all that much help. Come Christmas Eve, Splat is a furry ball full of worry that Santa won't visit his house that he stays up all night to watch for Santa. But we all know Santa always sneaks in and out without being seen. Christmas morning is quite a surprise for a tired Splat, and like always, the story ends on a happy note that'll keep your kids smiling.
So, I've got a little freebie to share with you that goes along with Merry Christmas Splat. A couple weeks ago, we did an activity with cause & effect and my kids looked like deer in headlights, so we've been tying cause & effect into our lessons since then and they are really starting to become cause & effect experts. This freebie is a cause & effect chart that will have your students identifying causes or effects for different events that happened in the book.
This activity is a part of a larger set all about some of our favorite cat book characters at Christmas. The freebie above (only found here on my blog) is included in my "Christmas With Your Favorite Cats" set. This product can be found in my TPT store!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Before you hop onto see my sweet friend, Tori over at Tori's Teacher Tips, don't forget to grab my number! Each blogger will have a number at the end of his/her post. Collect all the numbers along the way, and when you're done, add them all up and enter the total number in the Rafflecopter below!
Click on the image above to hop over to Tori's blog!