Saturday, April 20, 2013

Product Swap Love!

MrsStanfordsClass
I am so excited to be a part of Jessica Stanford's Product Swap! I had such an amazing experience the last time around, I had to participate again! I have been paired up with one of my blogging besties- Aimee from:
Primarily Speaking

If you don't already follow Aimee's blog, click the picture above to take you there. You will want to become a follower too, so you won't miss out on all her witty posts and incredible ideas!
When Aimee and I "met" during our last Product Swap pairing, we hit it off right away! We found out we had a ton in common and have become blogging buds through our many connections. We had such a great experience working with one another during the last Product Swap, we wanted to do it again!

I LOVE Aimee's blog and the creative items she puts in her TpT store! They are so easy to use and are Common Core aligned! What more could you ask for, right? I had been eyeing a few items in her store, so I knew exactly what I wanted to review when we found out we were paired up!

We are currently in the middle of our state testing and I knew I wanted to review different grammar skills with my kiddos before we got started with testing. So, I chose to review Aimee's Plural Noun Party to "refresh" their memories of  regular and irregular nouns. Aimee chose to review my Time Will Tell unit. You can check out her review by visiting her blog.
This packet is wonderful! The thing I really appreciate most about it, is that there are a variety of activities for you to choose from. Depending on the needs of your students, you can adjust how you use this packet year over year. Since I was mainly using this packet for review, I wanted the kids engaged and using hands-on activities. My students started by sorting irregular plural nouns and singular nouns and making a flap book.


Each student was given a page of words. They colored the singular nouns yellow and the plural nouns red. 
Then they glued the words under the correct flap of their book.

The kids loved this activity. It was hands-on, engaging and they didn't even know they were reviewing for our big test! I love that!

Another activity my kids loved was Word Hunt. They each had an answer sheet and went around the room finding singular nouns they could change into plural nouns. They couldn't get enough of it.
This packet has so much to offer you can't go wrong!


I also used Aimee's Chocolate Bunny Escapade Writing activities for my classroom bulletin this month. 

My kids never had so much fun with their writing. I had my student teacher do the pre-writing activities with the kids. She brought in a chocolate bunny for each table. The kids broke the bunny into pieces and tasted gobbled it up. As they were enjoying their treat they were also listing adjectives to describe the experience and charting it.

The next day, they used those descriptive words to write an opinion story. They had to choose if they would rather eat a chocolate bunny or jelly beans. Their choice needed to be supported with at least three reasons and a concluding sentence.

I was really impressed with the kids thoughtful answers and their descriptive writing. This activity was another success story for my kiddos!

As the school year comes to an end, I am also going to use Aimee's End of the Year Packet. This packet includes activities for every grade level.  It is filled with writing ideas so the kids can reflect on their school year. It includes: poetry, writing ideas, an autograph book, making words, compare and contrast activities and so much more!! I can't wait!

I have completely enjoyed my Product Swap experiences! They have been so much fun. Now, Aimee and I want to share the joy with you. We have put the items we reviewed on sale through Monday for 20% off. Here are a few quick links to take you to the products mentioned in our reviews. Just click on each picture below.




I have been so blessed to have been paired up with Aimee! I cannot sing her praises enough. She is one awesome teacher/blogging author and I have learned so much from her. 

Thank you Jessica Stanford for another incredible experience. Make sure to head on over and check out all the other amazing bloggers and their products too.
Enjoy!







2 comments :

  1. These activities make me want to work with the little ones again! (I'm currently in 6th grade and loving it, so it probably won't happen any time soon.) I found your blog as part of the Magical Product Swap and you have some great blogger style. I'll be back again to gain more inspiration soon....

    Your newest follower,

    Kate

    http://katesclassroomcafe.blogspot.com/

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  2. You are too kind with your words, my friend! If I hadn't already used them with my kiddos, I'd be tempted to bring them out this week-hehe.

    I am so glad that you and your kiddos enjoyed the activities!! I especially love how you used the describing activity from the chocolate bunny unit as a prewriting activity-brilliant! I'm also jealous that you got to share actual chocolate bunnies with your kids. Of course, I'm more glad than jealous...what better way to bring the topic to life!!! I'm sure you made their day.

    Thank you again for your kind words and for being the world's greatest blogging bestie! I love working with you, Jaime. You are the best!!

    Aimee
    Primarily Speaking

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