On the 12th Day of Christmas…

On the 12th day of Christmas Creation Castle gave to me

But first here’s my answer to the 12 Holiday Questions:

1. What’s your favorite Holiday song?

I love all the traditional songs, but my recent favorite has been “His Favorite Christmas Story” by Capital Lights.

2. What’s your favorite holiday memory?

Every year, I still think back to when I was a little girl and the whole family would pile into my grandparent’s station wagon and we would look at Christmas lights. I love those sweet family memories!
3. What’s your favorite holiday indulgence?

Candy canes.. well the cherry flavored ones. I’m not a huge fan of peppermint. 

4. What’s your favorite holiday food?

My family doesn’t have a big traditional dinner. We always have crackers, cheese, and sausage on Christmas Eve.

5. What’s your favorite holiday craft?

I’m not a big crafter. This year my class made adorable elves and we all loved them! Definitely will be in the plans for next year.

6. What’s your favorite holiday tradition?

Spending Christmas Eve with my family opening presents. My parents and I always exchange the night before Christmas since there are no kids in the picture at the moment. Opening presents by firelight adds a bit of holiday magic to the moment.

7. What’s your favorite holiday movie?

The Grinch! I love both versions and the message it sends.

8. What do you get your class for a holiday gift?

I looked everywhere for a cheap set of books, but ended up giving them a holiday cup, candy cane straw, and a packet of hot cocoa.

9. What’s your favorite holiday thing to teach?

Christmas Around the World – it is so fun to explore different cultures with kids. We had a blast traveling through 8 countries in two weeks this year.

10. What’s your favorite holiday book?

Any Christmas book is good! I did stumble across a fun Santa coming to Texas story and Turkey Claus this year. My kids were rolling on the floor with laughter!

11. What’s your favorite holiday product?

Hard question… there are so many to choose from. I loved using Simply Kinder’s Holidays Around the World Craftivity Book this year!

12. What do you want Santa to bring you this year?

More time to sleep!

And now for the giveaway…enter below for a chance to win my Jan Brett Winter Books Unit!

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In the spirit of Christmas I have also included a freebie just for you! Click the image below to get Sums with Snowmen!


If you haven’t checked out the previous giveaways make sure you go enter to win

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Don’t forget to come back on day 14 for a chance to win EVERYTHING!

Happy Holidays!


Posted on December 20, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. I am most excited about teaching The Mitten. I love Jan Brett books and this is a great book to to act out!

  2. I LOVE SNOWMEN! Can't wait to begin our “Snow” adventures…being from Northern CA…MOST of my kiddos have NEVER seen snow…I think I need to bring a TRUCKLOAD in! SOOOO FUN! wendy 1stgradefireworks@gmail.com

  3. What a great product! Thanks for the chance to win. HappyHolidays!

    Carol T.

  4. I love teaching The Mitten & I love the children's reactions. dbednarsk@yahoo.com

  5. I love reading all the Jan Brett winter books in my collection and exploring the artwork! Happy Holidays!

  6. Love them all, but especially The Mitten! My kids always enjoy this book and the animals!


  7. Not to sound redundant but …The Mitten! I have a huge LIFE-SIZE mitten that I made my 3rd year teaching. It is big enough for 3 kids to climb in at once, but what they like best is when I climb in it! It is still going strong 10 years later! Happy Holidays!

  8. I love the snowmen! It looks exciting.

  9. I love Jan Brett. I especially love Annie and the Wild Animals – it keeps the children guessing through the entire story, and The Three Snow Bears is a close second as it goes so well with my Arctic study. Happy Holidays! firstgradecarousel@gmail.com

  10. Thank you for Sums With Snowmen. We can't seem to get enough addition practice this year.

  11. I LOVE all Jan Brett books. but I love doing a compare and contrast unit with Gingerbread Baby and other different versions of the Gingerbread Man. Thank you for the snowman adding!!! erry Christmas! jstephens@arabcityschools.org

  12. I love all of the Jan Brett but The Mitten is my favorite.

  13. I love Jan Brett books, overall, and we've already read The Gingerbread Baby; when we get back from break we'll do The Mitten and The Hat for winter! Would LOVE to use your unit!

  14. I guess I'll join the crowd, but Jan Brett has so many books that work out great for winter books. I usually use several versions of The Mitten. Thanks for a great giveaway.

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