Light a Fire With a Good Book ~ and a HUGE Giveaway! - Ideas By Jivey: For the Classroom

Light a Fire With a Good Book ~ and a HUGE Giveaway!

Well, here it comes... for some of you, it has already come! For others, it comes Monday... and still others, you have a month or more! No matter when you go BACK TO SCHOOL, it's August, so school is on your brain if you are a teacher.

Several of us bloggers have come together to give you some awesome ideas for Back to School Books! These books can be used to set up your classroom community, begin a good lesson, or just as a fun read-aloud... and there might be a couple giveaways in it for you, too!
The book I'd like to share with you is called The Golden Rule.
Light a fire with a good book with Ideas by Jivey.
This book describes the ONE rule in my classroom... Treat others the way you want to be treated!

Another super-cute, fun book is Do Unto Otters, which addresses the same idea!
Light a fire with a good book with Ideas by Jivey.
I post "The Golden Rule" in my room, and it is the only rule we follow because it really covers them all. I have students describe what they can do to display "The Golden Rule" in our classroom, and it's always all the things you would have on a do/don't do list in the class! They really start to understand "putting yourself in someone else's shoes."

Since The Golden Rule is the first book I read, it also makes the perfect first mentor sentence lesson, too! (Don't know what mentor sentences are? Read here!) You can find this lesson, and nine others, in the first unit of VOLUME 2 Mentor Sentences for grades 3-5!
Light a fire with a good book and Mentor sentences with Ideas by Jivey.

This unit is also part of a money-saving bundle - all four units of mentor sentences in Volume 2 are in this bundle... you'll be set for the whole year!
Save money with four units of mentor sentences with Ideas by Jivey.
And have you heard? Teachers Pay Teachers is having a site-wide Back to School Sale August 3rd and 4th, and all the single items in my store will be marked down 20%, plus TPT will give 10% off using the promo code BTS15! Bundles will be marked down 10%, and you can still use the promo code to get an additional 10% off!

We know what else really "lights a fire" in you, and that is fabulous technology! We are giving away a brand new Kindle Fire HD6 to one lucky winner! 
Enter the rafflecopter below by hopping through each of our blogs and entering the secret word that can be found on the tablet in each of our posts. Also make sure to follow our TPT stores because the winner will be announced through a message in your TPT inbox! 
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We are also giving away a $25 gift certificate to Creative Teaching Press!

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Good luck! We hope you have a successful start to your school year! Now head over to Amelia's blog for another awesome book idea!


  1. LOVE this giveaway!! You and all your blog friends have listed some pretty amazing books. When I was entering the giveaway I attempted to follow all of the TPT stores (some I was already following) but every time I clicked on follow...the TPT site would take me back to the homepage. I am not sure if it is a glitch with TPT or my computer? Is there a way you can email me a list of the TPT stores to follow?

    Thanks so much,
    Mind Sparks

  2. Ohhhh...I need to pick up this book! Awesome giveaway. You guys ROCK!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'


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