Sunday, November 11, 2012

"Thank You, Veterans" Freebie

I'm ALMOST feeling like a failure. I had intended to share a book EVERY day in the month of November, but I missed again yesterday. I didn't miss spending time with my beautiful daughter. I didn't miss working in the yard on a beautiful fall day with my husband. Today was just as beautiful and look who dropped in.  He was part of large flock that enjoys coming through each day to clean up around my bird feeders and fertilize the yard! I promise a video of them strutting around sometime before Thanksgiving...It may take that long to upload!

Before Thanksgiving is of course Veterans Day. Tomorrow my first graders will get the chance to learn a little more about this special day that honors men and women who have served in our armed forces. I'm thankful that there have been people willing to sacrifice their life so that I could live in a country that provides so many freedoms. Find and thank a veteran tomorrow! I was able to find a perfect book to reproduce for my first graders tomorrow. I found it on TPT and can't wait to share it with them tomorrow. Click on the picture and you'll see the whole thing available for sale!

I made a Veterans Day Making word activity that you are welcome to grab. Just click on the picture below.

Kathy at First Grade a la Carte has some awesome freebies to celebrate Veterans Day! I'm heading over there next to download some. 

My picture book for today is a rather different book! I'm hoping my friend Kimberly hasn't seen this one, yet! She is showing a different book each day this month, too. She has had some delightful finds that were new to me! Saturday I went to the library to search for some of them.  The paintings and poetry make this book a favorite on my poetry shelf. Every poem is about a different insect and is full of puns and wordplay that are both humorous and whimsical! Come over for a cup of tea and we'll wait for turkeys to walk through the backyard and read poetry aloud! I'm waiting!!
Insectlopedia Poems and Paintings by : Douglas Florian

One of my favorite poems is a selection called


  1. That IS a wild turkey, right? How cool that they come into your yard!!
    BTW, you are NOT a failure :)) and never will be!

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  2. You are so lucky to have such a guest! Love it! I don't think failure is possible in the bloggy world...not a lot of rules to fail trying to follow:-) Anything you share is fabulous.

    Douglas Florian is AMAZING! And he did a book just for you...go check out his book, On the Wing:-)

    Chickadee Jubilee


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