Mercy! You Could Win a Set of Kate DiCamillo Books! Plus Cash, Books, and Free Resources Are Up for Grabs

How would you like to win a full set of Kate DiCamillo’s six Mercy Watson books plus get the Teachers’ Guide for the series? You have the chance to win this as well as prizes that include cash, cheese, books, and more!

Submit a comment to the blog by 11:59 pm EDT Sunday, May 31, 2015, to tell me which resources are your favorites. One lucky teacher will win the six Mercy Watson books and a printed Teachers’ Guide. Mercy, a butter-loving pig, is the star of The New York Times best-selling Mercy Watson series by Newbery medalist DiCamillo and award-winning illustrator Chris Van Dusen. Use the series and the 20-page teachers’ guide to address the learning needs of grades K–3 students. And yes, the guide’s ideas and activities are linked to specific Common Core standards. Eager to get your hands on it? Download the guide here! Then visit the Mercy Watson website here. (Update: congratulations to Jeanine, who is the winner of our prize.)


Cowabunga! Time is running out to enter for a chance to win a grand prize of $500 use-it-however-you-wish cash. One runner-up will win a year’s worth of Cabot cheese, and ten more lucky teachers will each win Cabot cheese gift packs. Plus you won’t want to miss the free teacher resources: preschool units and grades K–5 Common Core–aligned activities and skill pages. They’re absolutely “moovelous”! Click here to get it all. Don’t wait; this opportunity ends May 31, 2015.


Are your students ready to read? Then enter the Class Acts: Best in Class 2015 Book Giveaway for a chance to be one of 50 teachers to win 20 copies of a new HarperCollins title. Plus you can download free Common Core–aligned activities for titles such as Ferals, A Tale of Two Castles, Stick Dog, and more! Enter and download your free activities here.
Here’s a freebie that can keep students focused on math this summer. Amazon is making its TenMarks Summer Math Program available to students at no cost. This national adaptive math program helps maintain and build skills for students finishing grade 1 through algebra 2. Click here to learn more and to download customized emails and flyers for families.


Don’t forget; submit a comment so you have a chance to win the Mercy Watson books.


29 thoughts on “Mercy! You Could Win a Set of Kate DiCamillo Books! Plus Cash, Books, and Free Resources Are Up for Grabs

  1. Best in Class 2015 Book Giveaway and Cabot cheese are my favorite links from this post. I look forward to your posts, I always find something that I can use!

  2. My class of second graders enjoy reading the adventures of Mercy Watson! We would love to have the complete set.

  3. I love Mercy Watson! My class is currently writing a chapter book about 3 pigs named Aqua, Rosa, and Jason. They are having a ball drawing the pigs and settings too.

  4. What an awesome giveaway! The TenMarks math program is great. I will be sending that info with my kids. Wow.

  5. I love Kate DiCamillo! And my students love her books! Would love to have a set of those for my classroom! 🙂

  6. The resources I most enjoy are the ones that teach students about figurative language like idioms. Understanding idioms is helpful both in English Language Arts classes, but also in regular conversations.

  7. Already ordered Stick Dog and am looking forward to reading some of the other books listed over the summer. 🙂

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