I am SOOOO EXCITED to take part in Mrs. Stanford's Class product swap! This is my first time participating in a product swap and my class and I both found it to be great fun! :) For those of you wondering what a product swap was (as I was), it is when teachers volunteer to be paired up and swap TPT products, try them out, and review them. I had a wonderful partner in Samantha from http://mrskellysklass.blogspot.com/! In addition to being teachers, be both share the love of dogs:) I have a lot to learn from her both about teaching and about blogging:)
I reviewed her product "Word Work Choice - To Use with ANY Words!" from her Teachers Pay Teachers Store.
I didn't take pictures of me prepping as it did not require any prep outside of copying them, and cutting up the directions. As much as I love my copier at school (as I am sure many of you do;), it was not my best friend this week. And...as we are now on a paper allowance, I really was not happy when it kept "misbehaving" this week:) This product is very easy to set up even if you are short on time!
|Each activity includes a 1/2 page of easy to follow directions for students|
The first activity that the kids did was to use "rainbow words." They did this with a sub this week. She said that they seemed to enjoy this activity. I like how they are both practicing their spelling words, as well as their writing skills. For as many times as I ask them how to start a sentence (cap. letters), and end it (punctuation) they seem to forget...LOL:)
Next, the students were "Storytellers" and wrote stories using their spelling words. In looking at their work on this activity, I have some teaching to do... They get the concept of using spelling words in a sentence, and also writing stories. I need to work on integrating their understanding of doing both of those things together.
Last, today the students were "Word Detectives." My class highly enjoyed this activity! Students chose 3 of their words and had to think of clues to write about each word. They gave clues such as: rhymes with, # of letters, it would make sense in this sentence "I like to ____." They did a really nice job and were very engaged with this activity, and I think that it will be a great one to repeat on a regular basis!
I would recommend purchasing this product if you are looking to enhance your spelling program!
Thank you to Mrs. Stanford's Class for setting up this product swap!