Sunday, May 26, 2013

Mentor Text Linky (5.26.13)

Happy Memorial Day Weekend to all of you!  We hope you are enjoying it!  We are linking up with Collaboration Cuties for their Mentor Text Linky!  This week the theme is Social Studies.   We selected a book that we use when we are studying our Family Traditions and Celebrations unit.  





"What do you do when you loose a tooth?  Do you put it under the pillow for the tooth fairy?  Not if you live in Botswana.  In Botswana, children throw their teeth on the roof."  
Quote from mpmschoolsupplies.com, you can buy this book here.   

This book adds to the excitement of young kiddos loosing their teeth and is very relatable for the students we teach.  It explores the varying traditions different countries and cultures have when a tooth is lost.  This book is sure to capture your students' attention!  

We do this activity following the book to look at how each of our families celebrate when a tooth is lost.  If you'd like a free copy, click HERE


See you next time! 

16 comments:

  1. This looks so cute...can't wait to check it out! Thanks!
    Kheila
    Two Friends In First

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    1. Thanks! I'm sure your kiddos would enjoy it!

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  2. Cute! I was just commenting to someone about how I can't wait to meet all of my toothless 2nd graders next year!

    Kristin
    Teachntex

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  3. This looks like such a cute book. I look forward to checking it out!

    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

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  4. As a fellow first grade teacher, I know my kids will LOVE this! There are all-about loosing teeth. Glad I found you through the linky! I'm a new follower :)
    Karli
    Creating a Thoughtful Classroom

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    1. Thanks for joining us, Karli! Yes, they do love loosing teeth; so important to them!

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  5. I absolutely love this book! I used to use it with my third graders. They would choose a tradition and write a story from the point of view of the child who has lost his/her tooth. They then shared them with the class so that everyone go to hear the "stories" of traditions around the world. Thanks for the freebie! I must get this one back out for next year... :0)

    Have a great week--
    Sarah @ Hoots N Hollers

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    1. LOVE your idea! Thanks for sharing. That would be a fun way to share the traditions! Have a nice Memorial Day, Sarah!

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  6. What a cute book! And I love books like this because who'd have thought? It's so fun to learn about different cultures and traditions! Thanks for sharing this book!

    (and I do not do teeth...especially the wiggly kind...blech...so if it talks about wiggly teeth, I'd have to make Stacia read it...it gives me the shudders to think about teeth hanging by a thread...that's why I can't teach lower grades!)

    Amanda
    Collaboration Cuties

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    1. You're too funny! You would definitely have trouble with first graders then! It is a very cute book; don't worry there aren't any yucky teeth scenes! We are always happy to link up, thanks for hosting!

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  7. How cute! My daughter is about to loose her second tooth. This would be fun for us at home as well. Thanks also for the activity.
    Good luck getting all of your end of the year fun completed.

    School Is a Happy Place

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