Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Product Swap!


Back to school is right around the corner, and we are all wanting to find those must haves for our classroos, right?!? So, several of us bloggers have teamed up for a product swap!   Here is how it works:   We are all paired up with another blogger. We went shopping in their Teachers Pay Teachers store, and chose one product that we wanted a chance to try out in our classroom.  They also chose one of our products! Then, we are reviewing their products on our blog for you!  That way, you can get a preview of all these wonderful products, and decide what you want to pick up before school starts:)  So, let's get started!

I had the privilege of reviewing a product from Lynda's store! She has some really cute items in her store, and she also has a wonderful blog!  I would highly suggest that you follow both her blog and her TpT store so that you can keep up with all of her good stuff:)

Curls and a Smile
The product that I chose from Lynda's store was her Pirate's Gold Math and Literacy Stations! This product is only $7.00, and you get TEN centers and activities:) The directions are very clear and easy to follow...for teachers and students:)  The clipart and fonts are very cute, and I think the pirate theme will get kids excited about these centers!

Here is a picture of everything you will get! Can you believe it?!?!

I can't wait to use this with my second graders! It is perfect for the beginning of the year because the skills in these centers are all skills that incoming second graders and third graders should be able to do!

Included in this pack:

-2 sight word games
-2 contraction games
-1 compound word games
-3 writing prompts
-2 acrostic templates

As I assembled these centers, I took some pictures that I wanted to share with you:)  I'm tellin' ya...these are AwEsOmE!!  

Sight Word/Math Center
The first one is a sight word/math center.  The best thing about this one is that it is differentiated. 

Here is the cover!

Here is the inside

In this center, students choose a sight word.  Then, they read it, write it, and draw a picture of it.  Then, they find the value of the word. This is where the differentiation comes in.  In one version of this center, vowels are worth 5 cents and consonants are worth 1 cent.  In the other version, vowels are worth 10 cents, and vowels are worth 5 cents.  To me, this center alone would be worth the $7.00, but it doesn't end there.......

Contraction Game

Inside of the file folder-recording sheet.  (you could also make a separate copy of this for students to turn in for a grade)

It includes three sets of cards so that students can practice this skill multiple times.

Here are the word cards

In this center, the students sort the word cards into one of two categories-contraction or Not a contraction.  It also includes a recording page.  I put the recording page in a file folder and laminated it, but you could make a copy of that recording page separately for them to turn in for a grade!

Ahoy! A Pirate Contraction Word Game
This is the cover

This is the inside of the file folder. You could use this sheet as an assessment also.   

In this center, the studetns match up the contractions to the two words that make up the contraction. Again, I laminated the recording page, and put it in a file folder. But, you could make a copy of it for the students to turn in for an assessment.  

The Jolly Roger-A Compound Word Game

In this center, the students pick two word cards, combine them to make a compound word, and record the word that they made. 

I hope I was able to show you how awesome this product is!  It is such an awesome deal for only $7.00, and I definitely think it should go on your "must haves" list!  I also hope you will check out the amazing products featured by other bloggers in this product swap. Stop by Mrs. Stanford's class to find other fabulous ideas!!  Happy shopping and product hopping:)   


Jessica Ann Stanford said...

What a great resource for this time of year!

✏ Mrs. Stanford's Class ✏
❤ I hope you enjoyed the swap & will join for the next one!! Check out my post for the link to the form :)

Alison Hislop said...

What a fabulous idea! I have signed up for the next one! What a great way to share our learning with others!


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