I am so excited about the next product for my Teachers Pay Teachers store. After the (relative- *I* was impressed at how well it did) success of my Thanksgiving unit, I decided to try my hand at Christmas unit that was full of fluffy fun, but not pure fluff. Did that make you cock your head in confusion?

I am super excited about this unit because it covers the standards I need to hit before Christmas, but has lots of Christmas crafty goodness! I have matched up the standards for Common Core and the Georgia Performance Standards for 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades. Since I have taught all of those grade levels, I would feel comfortable using the unit in each grades, as it. I do feel like all the activities would be appropriate and standards based for all these grade levels.

This 8 day unit covers synonyms, antonyms, character analysis, decoding words, prefixes, roots and suffixes. I really wanted to stick in homophones and homographs, but I wanted to keep the unit short and we had already done these in my classroom. It includes activities such as a Grinch craft, a Christmas wreath craft, a Christmas tree craft and a snowman game.

To celebrate its very near release, I will be doing a GIVEAWAY!!!!!

One lucky winner will win:

- one free copy of the unit
- one $15 gift card to Amazon!!

There are THREE ways to enter the contest:

- Leave a comment saying you follow my blog
- Leave a comment saying you follow my Teachers Pay Teachers store
- Blog about the contest on your blog!

A winner will be chosen WEDNESDAY, December 7th! Happy entering!!!!

Mandy Gregory is a 2007 and 2012 Teacher of the Year. She has taught 4th, 3rd, and 2nd grade in both the general education and inclusion setting. She is the owner and creator of the Teaching Tips website (www.mandygregory.com) and has over 10 years of experience. She is married with two beautiful children.

I follow you on Teachers Pay Teachers, I really like your activities and I have found them to be really helpful and my kids like them too.

Looks great!! I follow your blog!

Ali

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I follow your blog. Your Guided Reading posts were incredibly helpful.

Here is my blog post about the contest. http://ejsweet.blogspot.com/2011/12/yikes-i-am-not-good-blogger.html

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I follow your TPT store.

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I just began following your blog last week. The guided reading posts hooked me!

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Mindy

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I follow your blog.

I follow you on TPT

I can't blog about your giveaway since I don't have a teacher blog.

I follow your blog! =)

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I also follow your tpt store!

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Lisa

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Hi!

I am a devoted follower of your blog and TpT store.

~Lesley

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I LOVED the Thanksgiving unit and I'm a devoted follower of your TPT Store and blog…in fact I am writing my guided reading lesson plans using your outline right now:)

Angie

I'm a follower!!

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I am enjoying what I see from you site! I am a follower!!! :o)

Thank you Mindy for all of your help! I am very excited about your new blog and your website! I am a new teacher and you have given me a lot of suggestions! Thanks again! Fingers crossed for the giveaway! 🙂

I also follow your TpT store too!

Ali

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I follow your blog and I love it!

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I'm a follower!!

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I follow your TPT store too!

Jennifer @ Herding Kats in Kindergarten

I follow your blog and thanks for all the great ideas.

Karen King

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A Teeny Tiny TeacherI love everything you create! I have been referring back to your original website for years. I use so many of your wonderful ideas and use them year after year. Never stop everything you do is wonderful!

MaryEllen

I follow your blog! 🙂

I follow both and I thank you for all that you do – you are amazing!!! Blessings,

Heather H.

I thank you for sharing your many talents over the years. I have enjoyed using your units and my students also have enjoyed them as well. They like the fact that it is fun and not boring. Thanks again. Teresa C.

I follow your Teachers Pay Teachers store. I would love your giveaway!! <3

I am going to follow your blog…I have loved and used your website for years!

Following you on TPT. Love your creativity and ideas. Where do you find the time??