Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Time for A Giveaway!


Here's What You Could Win!

A Beautiful, Hand Quilted, "Very Hungry Caterpillar" Teaching Bag

 (front side of the bag with a pocket)

 (back side of the bag with yet another pocket)


And Just For A Little More Fun 
A Hardcover Copy of the Book and a Plush Caterpillar


I am so EXCITED to give away this beautiful bag, the book, and the plush animal to one of my readers.  Here’s what you need to do to enter the giveaway.
...even with a malfunctioning follower gadget!

1.  Make sure you are one of my followers AND post a comment about how you would use this fun bag.
For additional entries you can . . .
2.  Blog about this giveaway and then post an additional comment with a link to your blog.
3.  Tell me about your favorite Eric Carle book and activity.
AND here’s your chance for yet another “EXTRA” entry….for all the "techies" out there…
4.  If you can offer any advice as to how to get my follower button to work in Internet Explorer, please let me know!  It has not worked since day one ~ I know it’s silly, but it drives me crazy!  I’ve tried using my Mac, my PC, my husband’s PC, removing, adding, and moving the follower button, as well as using the direct HTML from Google and NO LUCK!  Any suggestions are welcome!
Check back on Tuesday, April 26th to see if you are winner!!!

The giveaway will end at 6:00 PM EST on April 26th.

Good Luck!
Thanks for Visiting First Grade Best!

197 comments:

  1. I LOVE ERIC CARLE!! I have too many ideas for this bag, but probably best to use it to transport my stuff to and from classrooms (I'm a substitute). Don't know if it's good or bad that I'm the first to comment, though!

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  2. So cute! I'm a follower and my daughter would love this bag set. She'd probably carry with her everywhere and fill it up at the library!

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  3. I just blogged about the giveaway under "My Life According to Me". :)

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  4. Hmmm... favorite book... "Brown Bear..." is a great one for repetition, but one of my faves is "The Grouchy Ladybug" because I make the ladybug sound grouchy when I read it aloud! I do love "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" for all of the merchandise available, though! I have a blanket, and a coin purse, and, and, and!

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  5. What an adorable bag!!! I am a follower and I would use the bag to hold the book and all the props I have to go along with The Very Hungry Caterpillar!!

    What happens in kindergarten... lasts a lifetime

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  6. I am a follower :) I HAVE to have that bag. I am obsessed with The Very Hungry Caterpillar and that bag is ADORABLE beyond belief!

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  7. My favorite Eric Carle book is The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I usually read this story to our UPK students when they visit our Kindergarten classroom. Then we make coffee filter butterflies (with a close-pin) for a fun craft!

    What happens in kindergarten... lasts a lifetime

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  8. After studying Eric Carle it's fun to have the kids illustrate like him using tissue paper. Always comes out precious!

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  9. I LOVE this bag! My mom and I are fortunate enough to teach kindergarten together at the same school. She is an amazing teacher and just won teacher of the year. (She's an amazing teacher AND mother!) I would give this bag to her filled with the few Eric Carle books she doesn't have. What a wonderful giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  10. It's so hard to pick just one book! My absolute favorite is The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I love April- it's when we do an Eric Carle author/illustrator study. We always do tissue paper art. Love it!

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  11. I love this bag and know my teaching partner would too. We teach 39 K/1 grade babies! She is in love with all things Eric Carle. If I won I would give it to her filled with wonderful Eric Carle books. She is expecting her first baby May 28th. A new bag and starter library for Baby Mason would be the perfect way to send her off on maternity leave! (Her nursery is even Eric Carle themed!!)

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  12. OMG, what a GORGEOUS bag!! I have been a follower of your blog and I love it! :)

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  13. I absolutely love The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Grouchy LadyBug! This bag would be perfect to transport school materials between home and school. It's absolutely adorable. :)

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  14. Our favorite Eric Carle book in our class is A House for Hermit Crab...we have a hermit crab as our class pet. His name is Larry! We read the book at the beginning of the year and introduce Larry to our students. The students use Larry to write to during centers, talk to when they are upset or tattle when they need to!

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  15. I'm already a follower of your blog and I love it! To be completely honest, if I were the winner of this ADORABLE bag, I would donate it to my very favorite early childhood teacher - she doesn't have a blog and works for a very small center with not a lot of money for resources and I truly think this would make her day! Thanks! <3

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  16. I'm a follower and I would use the bag as a new library bag for my son. We go to the library every week and I think this bag would be perfect!

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  17. I follow your blog! I am currently student teaching. My Cooperating Teacher's theme this year is The Very Hungry Caterpillar. She would LOVE this. I have learned so much about teaching from her. She has equipped me for my own classroom in ways far beyond my imagination. I've already started to stress myself out trying to figure out what to do for her to show her my deep appreciation for allowing me to teach her students and for teaching me so many things. This bag would be perfect for her! I'd fill it with Eric Carle books that she doesn't have yet and give it to her in thanks for all she has done for me. I can totally see her then using this bag as a bag to put stuff for one of her literacy centers.

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  18. I love this bag! I need this bag! I would carry it to and from class looking awesome...everyone will ask where this fabulous bag came from and I will lead them to your blog! I am a follower as well.

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  19. Congrats! I follow your blog and HEART Eric Carle! Neat Giveaway!

    Cheryl
    Primary Graffiti

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  20. I would use this cute bag in my 9 month old son's room. His room is primary colors/plaids with eric carle pics framed above his changing table and some very hungry caterpillar things here and there. The bag would work perfect to hold toys or books!

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  21. I LOVE the Grouchy Ladybug. It is so fun to read to the kids and use when learning about time in math. We always make ladybug clocks to use in class.

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  22. OMG! This is the most amazing thing ever, I love this so much!!!!!I would use this for a rotating Eric Carle reading center!!!!

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  23. I would use this fun bag to hold books and materials for a caterpillar/ butterfly unit. I would keep it in my classroom for my students to see.

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  24. I follow your fun blog. I would use this beautiful bag to hold all my Eric Carle books in my classroom library. Fingers crossed! X X

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  25. My favorite Eric Carle book is The Grouchy Ladybug, which I use to discuss feelings. We have role plays and little skits, write about our feelings during different situations and make a class book about The Grouchy Teacher.

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  26. My favorite Eric Carle activity is celebrating The Hungry Caterpillar with a taste test party of all the food the caterpillar eats. Then we graph our favorites and write about the graph results. FUN!

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  27. Ok wrote the blog about your giveaway and here is my blog:


    http://km-reed.blogspot.com/2011/04/giveaway.html

    I enjoy all of the Eric Carle books but one that is my favorite is The Tiny Seed. I like to read this book when we are studying plants and growing seeds in our classroom.

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  28. I posted about your giveaway here:

    http://faithfulinfirst.blogspot.com/2011/04/first-grade-best-time-for-giveaway.html

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  29. I follow your wonderful blog and would love to use this bag to house all my Eric Carle books with a listening cd station. The kids could take the bag (with a special blanket inside) to a place in the room and read or listen to the Eric Carle book inside:)

    Swamp Frog First Graders

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  30. Blogged!
    http://vbalbaugh.blogspot.com/2011/04/first-grade-best-time-for-giveaway.html

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  31. I LOVE The Very Hungry Caterpillar and use it every year with my butterfly unit! My favorite activity is having the kiddos make a hand print life cycle.

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  32. I am already a follower and I would use the bag to hold all my Eric Carle author study stuff together.
    Tam118dans@gmail.com

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  34. I have blogged about it on my blog
    Tam118dans@gmail.com

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  35. My favorite book from Eric Carle is the Very Hungry Caterpillar. I love everything about that book. I use the book with our series of stories on insects which we use guided reading books on butterflies.
    Tam118dans@gmail.com

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  36. I'm a new follower and just started my blog this week! :)

    This bag is crazy cute!! This would be a great addition to my first/second grade classroom next year. I would love to use it to carry things back and forth from school. You can never have too many tote bags!!

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  37. I'm a follower of your blog!

    I can't believe how awesome this tote is! I would either use this to bring my things to and from school. If I could part with it, I was thinking about making an Eric Carle Literacy Bag to go home with the kids.

    Katie

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  38. I love The Tiny Seed. We do a sequencing activity with the story and then use scrapbook paper to have the kids illustrate a scene from the story! It's adorable!

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  39. I am a follower. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway! I would use this bag to store all my Eric Carle materials & get my students excited about what is in it. :)

    Ms. M
    Ms.M's Blog
    A Teacher's Plan

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  40. I love that bag I am just sitting here staring at it. My fav EC book is The Very hungry Caterpillar of course!

    Ms. M
    Ms.M's Blog
    A Teacher's Plan

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  41. I follow your great blog!

    Conchy

    Conchy.Marcano@gmail.com

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  42. I'm a follower of your blog and I didn't follow instructions, so I'm reposting.

    I would use this bag to tote my thi gs back and forth from school. I could also use. Ir as my "magic bag" to keep all my things for when we meet at the carpet. It would look so nice next to my rocking chair and easel!

    Conchy

    Conchy.Marcano@gmail.com

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  43. I love anything Eric Carle. I use his Very Hungry Caterpillar to teach my students about retelling with BME and with details. I found a copy of it for $1.00 at a book fair many years ago. I cut it up, laminated it and use the pictures as prompts for details. The kids love it!

    Conchy

    Conchy.Marcano@gmail.com

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  44. I'm a follower! I love your blog1

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  45. The bag is gorgeous- it would be great for storing my Eric Carle unit materials!

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  46. That bag is PRECIOUS!! I follow your blog! :)

    http://LittleMissGlamourGoesToKindergarten.blogspot.com

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  47. Also, one of my favorite Eric Carle activities is to read 10 Little Rubber Ducks. Then I squeeze blobs of blue and green paint on a large piece of construction paper and let the kids finger paint water to look like the illustrations. I die cut a whole bunch of yellow ducks and we glue them to the paper. I've used the ducks to count, make patterns or working with ordinals. {I'll say put a hat on the 3rd duck, draw a bathingsuit on the 1st duck, etc.} It's a fun project and the kids are always amazed that their water looks just like his.

    http://LittleMissGlamourGoesToKindergarten.blogspot.com

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  48. ...sssooo cute! I would love having this bag to carry all the themed books I check out from the public library every week! Thanks!

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  49. When teaching the 1st grade sun and moon unit, I use Eric Carle's Draw Me a Star to talk about the elements of the day and night sky. Then, the students design their own constellation and name it. :)

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  50. I'm a follower and would love this bag for carrying all Dollar Tree goodies to and from school! :)

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  51. What a beautiful bag! Did you make it? I would use the bag to hold my many Eric Carleton books. It's hard to pick just one book...my favorites include The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Have You Seen My Cat?.

    www.learningwithmrsparker.blogspot.com

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  52. My favorite activity is painting paper and cutting it out to make art like Eric Carle. It turns out so beautiful!

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  53. I am going to be student teaching next fall, some say that I am crazy for going into such a hard proffession at this point, since in Texas there are basically no jobs, but I am excited. I would love to use this bag as my bag to carry stuff to and from the classroom.

    Eric Carle is one of my fav authors!!

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  54. At this point my fav book is brown bear brown bear and one of my fav activities is to have the kids write their own page for a what do you see book and make it into a class book for the library.

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  55. oh and I love papa can you get the moon for me? It's great addition to a moon unit.

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  56. I follow your blog! If I won, I might use the bag to place books in or maybe out whisper phones. There are so many possibilities!

    http://www.firstgradebrain.com

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  57. Do you mean the Google followers button or the blog button for people to link to you? I copy and pasted your code into a test blog and it showed up correctly and properly linked and I am using internet explorer and the Google follower button works as well.

    http://www.firstgradebrain.com

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  58. I love so many Eric Carle books! I love using tissue paper and painted paper for the students' artwork. I love doing Very Hungry Caterpillar and doing a butterfly unit.

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  59. This bag is super cute! I love, love, love Eric Carle! I would use this bag to store all of my Daily 5 materials (pensieve, pens & highlighters, focus group activities, etc.) I've actually been looking for the perfect bag for this use!

    I am also going to blog about this giveaway at gofourthwithowens.blogspot.com. It's a new blog & I only have one follower, but I'm looking for more!!!

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  60. I follow your blog! First of all, I would have to show this totally cute bag to all my teacher friends! Then it would be great to use to store all of my Very Hungry Caterpillar activities and books in. Of course when we were done with the VHC, I would HAVE to carry it around just to show it off!! :o)

    Cindy
    ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

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  61. I follow your blog! And need to win something! I love Eric Carle and that bag is to cute! It would be fun to introduce insects and I have a lot of big bugs that would fit great into the bag for a center!
    Really Roper

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  62. I follow your blog and would use the bag to carry my papers back and forth to school.

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  63. Wow! That bag looks great! I am a follower and I would use it to carry things back and forth!

    Colleen Patton
    Mrs. Patton’s Patch

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  64. I LOVE this bag! I would really really want to keep for myself, but I would use it for my Eric Carle take-home bag!! That way I would make many many more hearts happy and share the love of reading at the same time!

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  65. I am also a follower and I posted your button on my page!

    mrssimpsonskindergatren.blogspot.com

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  66. Holy Cats! That is a beautiful bag! The Very Hungry Caterpillar is my favorite Eric Carle book. I would keep the book for myself (greedy, I know!) and use it carrying my lap top and notebook to and from school.

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  67. Another one of my favorites is The Grouchy Ladybug, which I like to use when introducing telling time. After reading, each child makes their own lady bug clock using a paper plate. They're adorable!

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  68. I am now following and I think this bag is beautiful! I would totally just carry the bag everyday as a tote! ;)

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  69. I am a follower!! I would use this bag as my everyday tote!!

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  70. My favorite Eric Carle book....ummm...there are too many to pick just one!! I love them all!! I just did a lesson with The Tiny Seed the other day. We discussed the seasons and the students wrote about what a seed needs to grow.

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  71. I am a follower of your BLOG!!!

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  72. My favorite Eric Carle book is The Very Quiet Cricket! For the book, I have the students think about something that they wanted to do that they needed to practice and practice in order to do it. Then we talk about how it made them feel when they were finally able to accomplish the task!

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  73. I follow your blog- More like stalk it- LOL THis bag and goodies would be a gereat addition to my Eric Carle literature Unit. My kids would go buggy over it.

    Tiffani
    http://time4kindergarten.blogspot.com/

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  74. I posted about it on my blog
    Tiffani
    http://time4kindergarten.blogspot.com/

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  75. My favorite book is The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We read the book, make our own book with the holes and a caterpillar to crawl through. We also have large story cards to rein-act the story like a readers theater
    Tiffani
    http://time4kindergarten.blogspot.com/

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  76. I'm no Techie Expert, but I did look at your follower button in IE and it doesn't show up, very strange- So then I looked at mine in IE and it is there. I didn't do anything special to mine, just used the blogger add a gadget- Sorry I was no help. I'll ask my techie husband, maybe he knows
    Tiffani
    http://time4kindergarten.blogspot.com/

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  77. I blogged about this giveaway on my {new} teaching blog, http://youreateacher.blogspot.com

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  78. I love Eric Carle!!! This is probably one of my favortite Eric Carle books. This bag is adorable and would be a perfect additon to my Eric Carle collection! I follow your blog and can't wait for you to post all your great ideas!

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  79. I blogged about your awesome giveaway!!

    Check it out!

    http://1stgradejungle.blogspot.com/

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  80. I would use this AWESOME bag during my Very Hungary Caterpillar unit. It is so cute!!!

    Cori

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  81. My favorite Eric Carle book is The Tiny Seed! I use it when I teach my plant unit.

    Cori
    Pencilsandcrayonsandbooksohmy.blogspot.com

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  82. I am a follower! That bag would be the best for transporting all of my materials to and from class. Fingers crossed! xx

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  83. I posted about your giveaway on my teaching blog (www.teachersknoweverything.blogspot.com)!

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  84. I am following your blog and I love your ideas!! I do a caterpillar unit and the book and bag would be a great addition to it!!

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  85. My favorite Eric Carle book is The Grumpy Ladybug. It is great for telling time and also for character building.

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  86. Oh my word! I would love to use this bag to tote my stuff back and forth to school since my other teacher bag just got a huge hole in it! Ooooohhhhhh! And it's uber cute!

    ~Kristen
    www.socalteacherstuff.blospot.com

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  87. Favorite Eric Carle activity would have to be making the flower from The Tiny Seed. I have my kids take orange paper and put some yellow, white and red paint on it and then roll marbles through it. Then after it dries, we cut out the petals and a stem and leaved from green and make our own flowers! Enjoy!
    ~Kristen
    www.socalteacherstuff.blogspot.com

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  88. I'm a follower and oh how I would love that bag! I would use it to carry the Very Hungry Caterpillar (an old sock) and all of the food he eats (made out of felt pieces) which we use to retell the story. This is an A-MAZ-ING giveaway!

    Karyn
    Wilburk@newmarket.k12.nh.us

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  89. I have the caterpillar puppet that goes with this story...I could keep the puppet and the book in the bag for a center or for take home activity bag or I could just use it for myself because it is so cute!!!

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  90. It is hard to pick a favorite book...but I really like Draw Me a Star....just beautiful!!

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  91. I am an addict to your blog and would love to be the lucky winner of this gorgeous bag! It would be perfect to introduce the butterfly unit we will be doing in just a couple weeks. Students could also use it to take the book and caterpillar home in to read/share with their family.

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  92. I follow your blog and love the bag. My first thought is to use it for a literacy bag on Eric Carle and send it home.Can you imagine how excited they will be to carry that bag!! It makes me want to be unselfish and not keep it for myself.

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  93. I love to read "The Tiny Seed" as part of a plant unit. We use the book as a starter to making huge flowers to decorate our wall.

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  94. I follow your blog! I totally LOVE that bag. I would use it as a purse and take it everywhere. I'm certain I'd get lots of compliments.

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  95. I read "The Tiny Seed" when we begin our plant unit and "The Grouchy Ladybug" when we do time. I also have an autographed picture of Eric Carle (framed of course) that I pass around prior to reading the books. The kids enjoy looking at it.

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  96. I'm happy to be following a fellow TBA! OMGoodness! This bag is gorgeous! I'm afraid I'd have to be selfish & use it to carry things in for my two little granddaughters who are about to turn 1!! Wouldn't they just LOVE this?!
    Primary Inspired

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  97. I love to use The Tiny Seed. We do A LOT about gardening in my classroom & it fits perfectly in so many ways!
    Primary Inspired

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  98. I am a follower and I LOVE Eric Carle! I have this theme in my room and would LOVE this bag!
    Jenn
    http://finallyinfirst.blogspot.com/

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  99. I blogged about your amazing giveaway. Check it out @ Primary Inspired

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  100. I am a new follower! I just found your blog and love it! I'm a big Eric Carle fan and use his books in my classroom all the time. I do a featured author each month and I usually try to do him right away. I use Today is MOnday every year and have the kids make their own book with cute pictures made from lots of different items - felt for roast beef, alphabet pasta in a picture of a bowl for zoop, painted prints of green beans, yarn spaghetti etc. They can read it right away since we sing it every day at calendar. Love it! Great bag!

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  101. WOW! What a great giveaway! I would use that totally cute bag to store my other dolls from Eric Carle books that I own. I think it would be neat to pull out one at a time to surprise my kids. I follow your blog!

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  102. I love The Tiny Seed. I have an amazing grow light that we use to help our seeds along after introducing the plant unit with his book. We always choose "a tiny seed" and chart it's growth and see how it turns out.

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  103. I'm a follower and that bag is super cute! I would be a great bag to take to and from school!

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  104. I love Eric Carle!!! I follow your blog and I would use this bag as my purse!

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  105. I follow, I would keep this bag in my reading corner and store my Eric Carle goodies.

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  106. I am one of your followers. How great is this bag? I would use this to surprise my kids with all the things they would need to do a spring unit. And of course with all the props and cute activities for The Very Hungry Caterpillar. How exciting.
    Donna
    www.kinderglynn.blogspot.com

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  107. I blogged about this fantastic giveaway. How can you not talk about it. This is the most adorable bag I have ever seen. Here is the link.

    http://kinderglynn.blogspot.com/2011/04/another-fantastic-giveaway.html
    Donna
    www.kinderglynn.blogspot.com

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  108. My favorite book is The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The kids love the book and how he eats through all the food. We then do a class book of The Very Hungry Kindergartener. I love listening to what they eat through. LOL
    Donna
    www.kinderglynn.blogspot.com

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  109. I am a new follower of your blog! I love this bag. I would use it a bag to carry my stuff to and from school. :)

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  110. I usually do an author study on Eric Carle. One of my favorites is Today is Monday. We love singing the song and have used it during calendar. Another fun activity the kids enjoy is painting and cutting out different pieces when it is dry and designing something. They turn out so creative.

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  111. I am now a follower of your blog! The bag is great! I would use it in my classroom to store all of my materials for our butterfly/frog life cycle unit (including the Very Hungry Caterpillar Book). I would have the students make their own bags (from paper shopping bags) decorate them and use them to house their life cycle materials as well!

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  112. My favorite Eric Carle book is the Very Grouchy Ladybug. My kiddos love this book and it can be used to teach both time and kindness/bullying.

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  113. I blogged about your giveaway! Here is the link:

    http://awigginsworld.blogspot.com/2011/04/wonderful-giveaway.html

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  114. I don't know if you fixed this before I clicked "Follow", but your follow button worked for me in Internet Explorer!
    Primary Inspired

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  115. I follow your blog! This bag is adorable! I would either use it to store all of my Eric Carle books or all of my butterfly books.

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  116. I'm following you and I would use it as a school tote bag! Thanks, Nancy
    The Apple Basket Teacher

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  117. I've always love The Very Hungry Caterpillar I teach 3rd, so I have done art in the style of Eric Carle. You're inspiring me to do that again this year (it's been a while!)
    Thanks, Nancy
    The Apple Basket Teacher

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  118. I'm a follower! I would love to use this bag for take supplies to and fro for my little ones.

    Julie
    Thoughts of a Third Grade Teacher

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  119. Hi! Cute giveaway - thanks! I just started getting into blogging and recently started my own. Stumbled upon yours and it's wonderful! Thanks for all of the ideas - I just became a follower.
    http://mrsalbanesesclass.blogspot.com

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  120. Oh and I would use this bag to store all of my teaching materials for our unit on the Very Hungry Caterpillar - my students would just LOVE it!

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  121. It is hard to just pick one Eric Carle book because we read so many of them. Probably the first one we read in the year is the one he illustrated, Brown Bear, Brown Bear. This book really helps with reinforcing color words. We also do a simple readers theatre with it --helps with fluency/oral language. The children love it.

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  122. I love this bag!! First I would use it to kick off the unit on caterpillars/butterflies and have related fiction/non fiction books inside. Then I would use it to hold many of Eric Carle's books --for an author study and finally I would use it just for me! This bag is wonderful and would make me smile every time I looked at it. I am a follower!!

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  123. What a super cute bag! I am a follower and if I was lucky enough to win the bag I think I would put my life cycle resources in the bag. I also would share the bag with other teachers at my school when they use The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
    Mechele
    barrowshodgepodge.blogspot.com

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  124. I love this bag!! There are so many things you could do with it. I think it would be fun to use it as a literacy bag to hold the book, stuffed caterpillar, and other activities. However, it's so stinkin' cute I'd probably want to use it myself to carry all my *stuff* to school each day! :)

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  125. I'm a follower! Love the bag!!

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  126. All of his books are great!! But, one of my favorite Eric Carle books is The Tiny Seed. I read it when we are studying plants. Afterward, we make torn paper flowers. The kids love the project! :)

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  127. I am a follower and would use it to bring my stuff back and forth each day...too cute not to use all the time:)

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  129. I blogged about your giveaway at http://thesilverlininginteaching.blogspot.com/

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  130. Love this bag...I would use this bag to store all of my teaching materials for our unit on the Very Hungry Caterpillar - wouldn't the kindergartners love it!?!? I do!!

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  131. I'm following and I think I'd have my first graders take the bag and the hungry caterpillar home for the week when it's their turn for star of the week. I'd include a little book for them to make with their families about their caterpillar adventures. Thanks for the chance!

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  132. This is just too cute! I would love to have this bag for all of my insect items! I am already a follower and look forward to more of your ideas and posts!

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  133. I just love Eric Carle books, but my all time favorite is the THe Grouchy Ladybug. I always use this book to introduce my time/clocks unit!

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  134. Such a cute bag! I am follower of your blog! I love all Eric Carle books but especially The Hungry Caterpillar and The Grouchy Ladybug.

    http://ramblingaboutreading.blogspot.com/

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  135. I love The Tiny Seed. I use it to teach my kids the plant cycle and parts of a plant.

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  136. This is too cute!!!! LOVE The Very Hungry Caterpillar....your blog is also.

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  137. I would fill this adorable bag with "all things Eric Carle" and place in the media center for teacher checkout.

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  138. My favorite Eric Carle book is The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I've used this book to teach sequence of events to young readers.

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  139. I'm a follower and OMG love the bag!! Gosh, I would have to show it off coming to and from work!

    Katie
    spencekatie@ymail.com

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  140. I would use this adorable bag to tote things to and from school!

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  141. My favorite Eric Carle book is The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I use it to start my Insect Unit and great for sequence of events!!

    Katie
    spencekatie@ymail.com

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  142. I LOVE all things Eric Carle. When I tell my Kinders that I am going to read a book by one of my favorite authors, they say, "Eric Carle again!" I love to use "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" to introduce the butterfly life cycle. I then teach a cute little song about it using a sock puppet that is a caterpillar on the outside and a butterfly when you turn it inside out.

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  143. Oh my goodness! I LOVE Eric Carle and would LOVE this giveaway! I am a follower of your blog! I do a Very Hungry Kindergartner page each month, so I would love to pull this out every month! I hope I win!!!!

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  144. It is soooo hard to choose a favorite Eric Carle book, but my all-time favorite is still "The Very Hungry Caterpillar". I like to sequence the days of the week and the food. I love to do the life cycle of a butterfly! I could go on and on with great activities!

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  145. I became a follower...I'm new to this whole blogging thing and I'm enjoying it so far. I would appreciate any support I can get ...please come and follow my page... Good Luck everyone!!!

    http://mylittlelearningcenter.blogspot.com/

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  146. I love all Eric Carle's books, hard to pick a favorite but I think I would have to say the Hungry Caterpillar. My favorite activity is to do a retelling of the story and illustrate using his painting on tissue.

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  147. I blogged about your giveaway at my very, very new blog: http://coloroutsidelines.blogspot.com

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  148. I follow your blog! This is the cutest bag. I can think of about a million ways to use it. I could use it to store all my Eric Carle books in it, I could fill it with Eric Carle books and give it as a gift, I could use it as a school to home reading bag and include Eric Carle books, the stuffed animal, and a journal...so many ideas!

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  149. I blogged about your giveaway at teachinfirst.blogspot.com!

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  150. I am your newest follower!! Thanks for the chance to win this AWESOME bag!

    mrsfailsfrogs.blogspot.com

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  151. I blogged about your giveaway...

    http://mrsfailsfrogs.blogspot.com/2011/04/awesome-giveaway.html

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  152. Beautiful Bag!! I already follow you :)

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  153. I would use this bag to keep my Insect/Butterfly Materials in. I would pull it out at the beginning of the unit and have it on our reading chair. Everyday there would be a new book for us to read and learn from.

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  154. My favorite book is The Very Hungry Caterpillar. After we read it we recreate the butterfly lifecycle using different pasta :)

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  155. I follow your blog and if I won this bag, I would be over the moon! I would use it as a take home bag so students could read the book, use the plush caterpillar and complete a follow-up activity at home that goes along with the Very Hungry Caterpillar! Love this bag!
    kellybbrown@gaston.k12.nc.us

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  156. My favorite eric carle book to use is Brown Bear. At the beginning of the year, my students each have a page to illustrate and make a new book about the students in our class. (For example, Kelly, Kelly, what do you see? I see Michael wearing a blue shirt that is what I see.)
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  157. I would love to win this bag and use it for a shared reading/writing experience between school and home. I would write a shared writing story introduction and have students and parents add to the story each night. The student would take home the bag and all contents for a night before returning it to school to share with the class the next day.

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  158. My favorite Eric Carle book is The Very Hungry Catpillar. I love it so much it was the theme of my daughter's first birthday party! She LOVES the board book and I enjoy sharing it with my kindergarten students each spring. We usually read it while we are waiting for our caterpillars to turn into butterflies.

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  159. I'm already a follower! I have some props for Eric Carle books but they are currently in plain old plastic baggies. Can you imagine the excitement kids would have to see this bag? Then to look inside and see all their favorite Eric Carle books with props for them to retell the books themselves!!!

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  160. My favorite Eric Carle book....hmm....there are so many great ones but I think the one I like best just now is Ten Little Rubber Duckies. He was inspired from a newspaper clipping about a box of rubber duckies that fell overboard from a ship. My boys really enjoy his books that have a little surprise sound at the end but this one they really like due to the art. I love how he adds surprises of many forms to his books (sounds, lights, or in this case the inspiration for the story:) )

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  161. I follow your blog (it's so cute)!
    I would like to use the bag as a take home book activity bag - but I may be too selfish and use it for myself! I love it!

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  162. One of my favorite activities with Eric Carle is a new one I just did this year! We were learning about colors for St. Patrick's day, and I had the kids mix the primary colors, along with adding white and black to existing colors. When they finished, we cut out the different swatches and made pictures of butterflies and flowers...very much in the Eric Carle style. Very cute!

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  163. Follower! The bag is gorgeous. I'd take it everywhere! ;)

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  164. I love Eric Carle. My favorite activity is using puppets to illustrate The Hungry Caterpillar.

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  165. I posted your giveaway on my brand new blog!! Please check it out, but be gentle..I am totally new to blogging! Love your blog!!
    Jen
    http://frogtasticfirstgraders.blogspot.com/

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  166. Hello, I just found your blog and at the same time saw your giveaway...I love Eric Carle and would love the bag for myself, however if I were to win this giveaway I would be giving it to a FABULOUS AMAZING parent helper I've had this year. She loves books and has described to me how many she has for her kids & I always see her carting several bags back and forth and would love to give this to her!

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  167. I follow your blog and I would LOVE to win this giveaway. I have Eric Carle stuff throughout my room, including a caterpillar on my rocking chair! The bag would be a great place to store props and special books!

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  168. We did two great activities this year through an Eric Carle author study - They Very Grouchy Ladybug - We made ladybugs and inside were stapled my kid's stories, The Very Grouchy _____. Then we made caterpillars and did The Very Hungry _______. <--- that tied into health as well.

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  169. I'm a follower! My favorite Eric Carle book is "The Tiny Seed". We read it this year during our plant life cycle unit. My students retold the story in their own seed books then we planted flower seeds!

    The bag you are giving away is so beautiful! As tempting as it would be to keep it and use it for myself, I would most definitely give it to my son's preschool teacher. She has been so patient and loving with my son this year and has worked so hard to prepare him for kindergarten!

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  170. What a great bag!

    This would be great to use as a special reading bag for my kiddies in Daily 5!

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  171. This is such a beautiful bag! I am a first grade teacher who quilts (I LOVE the Eric Carle fabrics!) and would love to put very special read alouds in this bag so the kiddos would be surprised when we read our most favorite first grade books. I am an avid follower of your blog!

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  172. Oh My Goodness! I love that bag!!! I make thematic take-home packs for my students. I try to put each one in an interesting bag that depicts the theme of the pack. This would be PERFECT for the Eric Carle pack I plan to make next!

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  173. My favorite Eric Carle activity is learning to make collages like he does! We watch an old video of Mister Rogers visiting Eric Carle at his studio. After the video, we make our own collages. They always do a GREAT job! We use these pictures to make a class book.

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  174. Wow! What a CUTE bag! I LOVE bags. I try and collect different bags to use for each unit. I love to stuff the bag full of artifacts, books and other items we may use during the unit. Then we pull things out one at a time and try and figure out what each thing is for and what we will be studying. Many times I am stuck using a large brown paper bag from the grocery store. I am new to the world of blogging and have not begun my own blog yet - it is top priority on my summer to do list!

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  175. I just found your blog and it is so cute. The caterpillar bag is precious. I do the Very Hungry Caterpillar in my class with a sock puppet. It is a green sock that I wear on my hand. I have all the pieces from the book made out of felt with large holes in the middle. I tell the story with the green sock on my hand and then put each piece through my hand like I am eating them. The kids love this and it was so easy to make with felt. This bag would be great to keep my sock puppet in:)

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  176. I love your blog! I enjoy getting on and seeing what you have that's new (I check it daily). I would love to have the Hungry Caterpillar bag!! The book is one of my favorites. I would be able to tell the story with more character with the bag, caterpillar, and book. Thanks!

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  177. The Very Hungry Caterpillar is my favorite Eric Carlisle book! So this would be absolutely perfect! Thanks so much for such a great give away!

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  178. This is probably my favorite Eric Carle book. I would use the bag as a retell center with all the props inside.

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  179. I also love the Very Busy Spider. We make spider webs and then go into the study of the web.

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  180. I follow you and I would LOVE to put all my caterpillar and butterfky props in this bag!! It is ADORABLE!!!

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  181. My favorite Eric Carle book is the very busy spider :-) I like to make handprint spiders and then make "spder" drinks for the kiddos.

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  182. P.S. oh and I would use it for a Take Home bag to go with the rest of mine :)


    #3 I have the children make their very own caterpillar :)


    Jennifer

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  183. This is adorable! I just finished a unit on Eric Carle right before Spring Break! I would use it for my Hungry Caterpillar center....love it, love it!!!

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  184. Wow! I am a follower! I would use this bag on top of my library and use it the first week with my author studies! I would even change my author study around to do Eric Carle because your bag would make it sooooo high interest! :)
    ~Fern
    FernleySmith@yahoo.com
    Fern-Smith.blogspot.com

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  185. http://fern-smith.blogspot.com/

    Here is my link...when I tried to click on the link as a seperate page, the html code redirects everyone to your page! But here is my link!
    Thanks,
    ~Fern
    FernleySmith@yahoo.com
    Fern-Smith.blogspot.com

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  186. My favorite book is
    The Grouchy Ladybug because I feel like her most mornings before my diet coke/coffee!
    Thanks,
    ~Fern
    FernleySmith@yahoo.com
    Fern-Smith.blogspot.com

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  187. I'm a follower! Love, love, love the bag!! I'd use it to carry all my stuff to and from school in style!

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  188. My favorite Eric Carle book is The Grouchy Ladybug. Great for telling time. I love using Brown Bear, Brown Bear for a model to write our own predictive text books.

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  189. I'm a follower! I would love to have the bag!! I would use it to carry my extra things for my items to go with the book! My 2nd graders would love it! So would I!!! It would be perfect!

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  190. I'm a follower! I would love to have this bag!! It would be super cute to carry my laptop to and from school everyday! The teachers would be SO JEALOUS! Ha. I'd love it!!

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  191. My favorite book by EC is The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I have story props and the little caterpillar and as I read the story I have the caterpillar crawl through everything that he eats. Then at the end we try to go back through and remember the sequence.

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