Monday, September 3, 2012

"Tess's Tree" {Giveaway}: 2012 Back to School Giveaway!

I am so excited to host the School Counselor Blog Back to School Giveaway, which is 10 days of daily giveaways starting September 1st and ending on September 10th!

Today is day four of the School Counselor Blog Back to School Giveaway. (You can still enter 9/6/12 until 12:01am EST due to technical difficulties)

Today's giveaway for the School Counselor Blog Back to School Giveaway is Tess' Tree written by Jess M. Brallier and Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds.

Tess' Tree is about a girl who loves a tree.  There is a terrible storm and Tess's tree must be cut down because the storm damage. Tess goes through different stages of grief related to the loss of her tree. At the end of the book, Tess hosts a beautiful ceremony to celebrate the life of the tree.

I love using Tess' Tree for my grief and loss groups. Tess' Tree is a great book to use to talk about the stages of grief that people go through related to a loss.

I also included a video below of the author, Jess M. Brallier and illustrator, Peter H. Reynolds, talking about Tess' Tree.



The HarperCollins' Publisher Page for Tess's Tree has some great extras. Students can color Tess online, send a Tess's Tree e-card, take a quiz about Tess and her tree, watch the video above about the author and illustrator, watch a vide of the illustrator, Peter Reynolds drawing Tess's Tree, and enter a favorite tree contest.  There is also a link to Funbrain's website you can view the whole book in color. You can also view a copy of the book (not in color) on FableVision's website.

Tess' Tree would be great to use with students K-5. 

For this giveaway I am using Rafflecopter. The giveaway opens September 4, 2012 and will close at 12:01am EST September 5, 2012.  ---- DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 9/6/12 at 12:01am EST due to technical difficulties! 

***IMPORTANT: In order for your entry to count you MUST leave a comment in the comment section below about how you would use this item in your work as a school counselor!***



Jennifer H. said:


DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 9/6/12 at 12:01am EST due to technical difficulties! 


School Counselor Blog Back to School Giveaway

September 1, 2012 - Day 1: A Year of School Counseling {Giveaway} - Carrie V. #19 Winner!
September 2, 2012 - Day 2: Confessions of a Former Bully {Giveaway} - Becky L. #142 Winner!
September 3, 2012 - Day 3: When I Grow Up {Giveaway} - Sabrina P. #116 Winner!
September 4, 2012 - Day 4: Tess's Tree {Giveaway}
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