Sunday, July 28, 2013

Everybody Wins Giveaway and a Mentor Text

Happy Sunday! It's time to link up with the lovely ladies at Collaboration Cuties to share a mentor text with you.

This week's topic is social studies. The book I want to share with you is called Train to Somewhere by Eve Bunting.

I normally share this book with my students in Reading Workshop, but it is a beautifully written historical fiction book that would be a perfect share for social studies. It is about the children who rode on orphan trains in the late 1800s. The story is told in the point of view of one little girl Marianne. The story is heartwarming and does a fantastic job explaining how the children probably felt when they were traveling across the country. It is a bit long for a picture book, so I normally read it over two days (10-15 min each day.) It is the kind of story that leads to great discussions and really makes the kids think about what it would be like to be a kid back then. If you haven't read this book I would encourage you to find a copy of it from the library, it is worth the read.

Today is also the big day!

Since I know many of you teach different subjects and grades I'm giving you a few options to choose from. You can receive one of the following products (click on picture to learn more about the product:)
Reading Skills and Strategies Bookmarks and Organizers
South Menu Choice Board

Graphing and Probability QR Codes
There's a Monster in my Room Writing Activity

The Everyone Wins Giveaway is over. All prizes have been e-mailed. Please contact me if you didn't receive your prize.

Don't forget to enter my Rafflecopter 400 Follower Giveaway as well, for a chance to win the Quietest Pencil Sharpener and some other great prizes. That giveaway ends on Friday.


  1. Congrats on 400 Followers! I am almost to 200 and can't wait to get there! I would love your Monster writing activity!

    Rosie's Rambles

  2. Congratulations! I would love your "Graphing QR Codes Task Cards".

  3. Congratulations on 400 followers!
    I would love your Graphing QR codes!


  4. Congratulations! I would like your "Graphing QR Task Cards" Thanks so much!

  5. I am suprised every week when people link up amazing books that I don't know and must have!!Thanks for sharing :)

  6. Thank you so much for the great giveaway! I would love the South Menu board.

  7. This book looks fascinating - I'm putting it on my (ever-growing) list of books to buy!
    Awesome giveaway! I would love the "Reading Skills and Strategies Bookmarks and Organizers"
    Thanks, Bethany! You rock :)

    Joy in the Journey

  8. I love Eve Bunting's books. This looks like an especially touching one. Thanks for sharing. :)
    Creating Lifelong Learners
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  9. Congrats on 400 followers!! That's awesome. I would love your monster writing activity- great idea to use for descriptive writing.

  10. Congrats on 400 followers! I would love the Reading Strategies Bookmarks and Organizers. Thanks!!

  11. Congrats to you. I would like the Monster Writing Activity. Thanks so much. I truly appreciate it.

  12. Congratulations! I would love your "Graphing and Probability QR Codes" - so excited to use QR codes in the classroom next year!


  13. I love that book! Eve Bunting is fabulous!

  14. Wow! 400 followers is awesome! I would love the Graphs and Probability QR codes. Thanks for doing this!

    1. Hi Caitlin, You are listed as a no reply blogger, so please leave me your e-mail address so I can send you the QR cards. :) Thanks!

  15. I LOVE Train to Somewhere and everything Eve Bunting! EXCELLENT book choice!!!

    :) Nicole
    Tadpole Tidbits

  16. Congrats! I would love the monster writing activity. Thank you!
    Grade 4 Buzz

  17. I love this book! Eve Bunting is one of my absolute favorite authors.

    I would love a copy of you monster writing activity.


  18. Congrats! I would love the south Menu.

  19. Congratulations Bethany! I love ALL Eve Bunting books! She's amazing! I would love the monster writing activity. Thanks!
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  20. I have just started following and I am really enjoying all you share! I would love a Reading skills and strategies bookmarks and organizers file. Thanks! My email is

  21. What a story! I love anything that makes my students think beyond their little world.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Fabulous Fifth Grade Fun

  22. Way to go on 400!!! If love to have the reading bookmarks. Can't wait to read more great posts.

  23. Congratulations on reaching 400! I would love your monster writing activity. It looks like so much fun! Thank you so much for sharing it!

  24. Wow! Congratulations on reaching 400! I like all of the ideas you've offered, but I think my students would love the Monster Writing activity Thanks!

  25. Congrats and thank you for the give away! I would love your graphing and probability QR codes. My email is