HAVE JAN BRETT VISIT YOUR SCHOOL IN 2011
"Starting Monday, January 3, 2011 "like" Jan Brett on Facebook and win a free Jan Brett visit to your school or library. The school or library that has the most parents, teachers, librarians, friends, or supporters who "like" Jan Brett on Facebook (closes April 2, 2011) will win a free school or library visit from Jan in the 2011 - 2012 school year." Click here for more details on the author's contest.
This would be so fun to have the kids meet the author of the books they love to read. I'm going to spread the word at my school, and point them to Jan Brett's website for a variety of printable resources.
One of our family's favorite books by Brett is "The Mitten." The tale of a little boy who loses one of his mittens and a group of animals find it and snuggle inside. (Our second favorite is the "Gingerbread Baby.")
Brett has clipart of the animals from "The Mitten" that you can print and put inside a mitten as you read the story. I decided to print two copies. My 5 year old colored them, I cut them, then we put one set inside his mitten as we read the story.
Teaching Heart Mom Blog has a variety of activities that go with The Mitten too.
If you want to try using mitten clipart, PreKinders has a cute Mitten Match game you can print.
Jan Brett recently published a new book fall 2010 called "The 3 Little Dassies." She created a Free 2011 calendar you can print with artwork from the book. I need to find a copy of this book, it looks darling. It is a South African telling of the 3 Little Pigs.
Remember to go visit Jan Brett on Facebook to enter to win a visit to your school or library.
Hope is the Word, Read Aloud Thursdays (See Amy's post on reading owl books & disecting Owl pellets)