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Close Encounters of the Third Grade Kind by Phillip Done Review & Giveaway


Phillip Done has written a witty and heart warming collection of tales from 20 years of teaching. Even though the stories are humorous, the deep affection Done had for his students is evident in his writing. Reading of his classroom adventures, I was touched by just how much he cared for his students, which is a great quality in a teacher. He apparently had quite a life teaching little ones and his account will leave you smiling.

Phillip Done loved teaching and loved his students. I am delighted that he put his tales from the classroom on paper for others to enjoy. It is a great read for anyone who has ever taught or who loves children. Each chapter covers a month and the chapters are not very long. You can easily read just a little at a time, but if you are like me, you will find it hard to put this book down!

I highly recommend Close Encounters of the Third Grade Kind. It will bring a smile to your face and your heart.

Hachette Book Group is giving 5 of my readers their very own copy of this great book! All you have to do to enter is tell me your favorite memory from elementary school or your favorite teacher. That's all there is to it! Deadline to enter in Wednesday, 11/04/09 at 11:59pm CST. This giveaway is limited to the US and Canada only, no PO Boxes allowed.

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31 comments:

Anonymous said...

Id love to win this book for my 3rd grade teacher daughter! She surely could relate!

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Carmen7351 said...

This has got to be close to "Kids Say the Darnedest Things" by Art Linkletter. Would love to win this one.
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Jaime said...

favorite memory from elementary school? I remember in 4th grade getting the lead in the school Christmas show, wow I was excited
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sweepmom said...

My memory is of my third grade teacher. She was a very special woman. I remember her driving me home to meet with my mom for her school conference. She did this with all the kids. I think she wanted to see what kind of household the kids were raised in to help give her a better understanding of each student. She was very wise.

bekki1820cb said...

I have ton of great memories from school. I really loved my fourth and fifth grade teachers. I also loved all of my highschool teacher (I went to a really small hs...only 50 kids or in grades 9-12). But I loved getting chosen by my 8th grade science teacher to lead one of 2 groups in a class project about space, called The Mars Habitat. I felt to special that he chose me, I was so surprised and flattered! It also meant that I got to boss my friends around! Thanks for the chance, bekki1820cb@gmail.com

karenmed409 said...

I had a 4th grade English teacher, Miss Nelson, she knew we loved to read books and always loaned out her personal library of books to us.
With 11 kids in our family we were always sharing our books and couldn't afford too many of our own, just before school ended she dropped off box books for us to keep. I still have the books.

Nickolay said...

My favorite teacher was my english teacher Mr Kreger

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mverno said...

my teacher was the best in the 6th grade mverno@roadrunner.com

Jessica said...

My favorite teacher was Mr. Vrba in 6th grade.
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rubynreba said...

My favorite teacher was Miss Rhodes, my 1st grade teacher. She was young and pretty. Most of the other teachers were older and I thought I was so lucky to have her for a teacher! She also taught me to love books and I still do!
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Coupon Teacher said...

My favorite teacher was Mrs. Daugherty in 6 grade. Thanks for the giveaway!

Julie said...

My 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Koch, was one of my favorite teachers. She was kind and took the time to know each student

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tanya904 said...

My favorite teacher was my second grade teacher Mrs. Mattingly She had a way of making lessons fun and interesting.
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mytwogirls said...

My favorite part of elementary school was art! I remember dipping wax candles around the christmas holidays.
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valerie2350 said...

my first grade teacher had the most beautiful long black hair :)

Karrie said...

My favorite memory was learning the alphabet in K..Our teacher was so sweet and patient. We were able to bring items from home to represent the letter we worked on and she let us tell why we brought the item in.

degood said...

My favorite teacher was my sixth grade teacher Miss Ball. She was very involved and interested in her students lives. She came to basketball, soccer, volleyball games and more to support her students and cheer them on. I also learned so much from her and had a ton of fun while doing it.

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Anonymous said...

I remember the metallic stars that I would receive on my drawings/papers/tasks!

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Shadowofwonder47 said...

My favorite teacher was Mr. Litzke from history!! He just had an awesome sense of humor and knew how to capture your interest!!!!

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Jennette said...

My favorite teacher was Mrs,Sellers! Whata a nutty lady,funny looking back on it!
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Renee G said...

One of my favorite grade school memories was of the field trips we took. I remember one time we even got to go on a train ride.

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demmi said...

my favorite school memories are going outside for recess that was always fun
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Terra H. said...

My most memorable teacher was my home economics and foods teacher. She was also the director for a club I was in, FHA. I spent a lot of time with her because we'd go on trips when I was a peer educator. She had a great sense of compassion and caring.
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Sahm Lee said...

My favorite teacher would be my kindergarten teacher Mrs. Bruener. She was great and she and I still talk. Thanks for the contest.
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naynays1 said...

My favorite memory was going to school early and participating in the relay races. Also my favorite teacher was Mrs. Ides in 3rd grade. She made school fun.


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Tiffany819 said...

My favorite teacher was my 3rd grade teacher, Mrs. Doss. Thank you!
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Jinxy and Me said...

I had the best kindergarten teacher ever. I still remember her birthday was on Groundhog's Day.

Kathy said...

My favorite memory of elementary school was the fun that we had at recess. Our school was rural, and we had a huge metal slide and nice swings and lots of land to run around on. My favorite teacher was my 4th grade teacher, Miss Pierce. She was gentle and kind and was very respectful of us children.
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Heather said...

I think my fave teacher was Sister Bernadette. She was so sweet.

Gianna said...

My fav teacher was my earth science teacher. He actually taught me a lot and actually encouraged me to learn more on my own.

lilyk said...

My favorite teacher was my second-grade teacher.