Fourth of July Blog Hop

Happy 4th of July to all of you in blogland, and welcome to our 4th of July Blog Hop!  We have so many reasons to celebrate this weekend, and as we think about our country's history, we have another opportunity to pay tribute to those who have provided and protected our freedom.  I'd love to give a shout out to my cousin, Chad, who was deployed two times to South Korea and Iraq; my nephew, Brett, who was deployed two times to Iraq and Afghanistan; and to my niece, Melanie, who was deployed to Iraq. Their time abroad was certainly challenging, and I appreciate their sacrifice to protect and defend.

As I was thinking of what I could share with this hop, the first book to pop in my mind was Revolutionary War on Wednesday by Mary Pope Osborne since I've been working on a few of the Magic Treehouse books.  (Aren't they wonderful?)  I just finished this unit, and so I decided to share a modified version to give you an idea of how the unit looks.  You can use these six pages with any Revolutionary War book or as part of your social studies unit. Click on the image below to download the preview set.

The complete unit includes 24 pages and is available on Teachers Pay Teachers at 50% off during the blog hop only, so if you're a Magie Treehouse fan or simply wish to add to your Revolutionary War theme, you might take advantage of the deal.  All other items are 20% off this weekend only. Just click on the preview below.

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Before you hop away,  as an added bonus, all of the participating bloggers have 'pooled their cash' to purchase 4 $25 TpT gift certificates and 1 $10 Target gift card!

The first four selected will receive the TpT gift certificates and the 5th winner will receive the Target gift card!

Enter here, or on any of the participating blogs:

Sebrina at Burke's Special Kids is up next.  She has a fantastic freebie all ready to share, so click her logo in the linky list below. Thanks for visiting, and I hope you'll return again soon.  Have a happy 4th of July with friends, family, and fireworks!



  1. My Fourth of July plans always include celebrating my husband's birthday and just spending time with family and my grandkids.

  2. Thanks for the great post! Had tons of fun cruising the blogs. If I win I'll definitely work on my wish list at TPT!
    Mrs. Brown Loves Bookworms

    1. Sara-Thanks so much for dropping by. I hope you enjoy the freebie. :-) Happy 4th of July!

  3. Awesome post! Thanks Carla! Happy 4th to you!!

  4. I would use the giftcard to buy items that will fit with my new themes this year.

  5. Love the post, Carla! Hope you had a wonderful 4th!
    Differentiation Station Creations

  6. Great giveaway...the gift card would come in so handy!!

  7. This unit is such an awesome way to incorporate Social Studies with Reading! Your units are awesome.

  8. I would use the gift card to buy some crates and fabric for my classroom

  9. Thanks for sharing! I shared your post with a few upper elem teachers bc I know its something they could use! Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

  10. Thanks Carla! I just love the Magic Treehouse series! Hope you had a great 4th!


  11. Thanks for sharing this! My kiddos love Magic Treehouse!

  12. Love this unit for Magic Tree House! Kids are going to love it!


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