"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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  1. A great book to use with a family at my school who have recently lost their father. Support is key!

  2. Would love to use this with my grief groups at school!

  3. I'm always looking for more non-specific grief books. it would be a great tool in working with children.

  4. A book like this would be very helpful to me. I work in an urban district with 70% poverty. These kids are faced everyday with violence in their neighborhood. This would help me explain to them that their feelings are all okay.

  5. There are a number of students at my elementary internship site who have experienced a significant loss of a loved one. I would use Tess's Tree in my grief and loss groups and individual work with these students.

  6. This would be a great resource to work with elementary children in a grief group at my school

  7. My co-counsleor and I helped open our school. It is our third year and with opening a school, our budget is almost non-existant! Money goes to start up technology, daily operations, and textbooks. We have had three students lose parents and we feel like this book would be good to use in indivdual and small group counseling. We are transforming what counselors do in our district and having a blast doing it! Your blog has been instrumental in helping us do that! Thanks!

  8. I am a K-5 counselor and could really use this book. It is a difficult subject to talk about with kids so any good resource makes it much easier. There was a car accident last year and we lost some of our students and it is affecting many of them this year. This would be a great resource. Thanks for the give away!!


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