Saturday, April 20, 2013

Product Swap

I am off to my first gender reveal party. I will be wearing pink! So I have to post a little early and link up later! (All linked up now! Pink it is!) It time for another product swap!! I love trading products to try out in my classroom. I was paired with Nicki Thigpen from Mrs. Thigpen's Kindergarten. She graciously gave me two of her products: Syllable Sense and Spiders Math & Literacy Unit.

 
Mrs. Thigpen's Kindergarten
 
It has been quite some time since I talked about syllables with my students. I wondered if they still were familiar with them, since it was before winter break when we last reviewed them. Syllable Sense is a great packet for introducing, practicing, and reviewing syllables. There are many pictures for 1, 2, 3, and 4 syllable words. It also includes recording sheets with pictures. Due to my school being limited on copies, I decided that my kinderkids were capable in drawing and writing at least 2 examples in each column (1-4). I put this activity at a literacy center for my students to practice with their group.
 



 
Click above to see Syllable Sense! at TPT.
 
Nicki's Spiders- Math and Literacy Activities included many wonderful activities that would work beautifully with my nursery rhymes or spiders unit. She included a spider brace map, spider tree map, spider craft, spider web color word pocket chart and recording sheets, the Itsy Bitsy Spider poem, BME sheet, rhyming cards, spider numeral and tally mark cards, and spider webs with spiders to match for number sense. I chose 3 activities this week to include in my lessons.
 
I used the Rhyming Activity to review rhyming words with small groups.

After finding a match, we recorded the rhyming pair on whiteboards.

I used the spider numbers and tally marks to use for a Kagan Quiz-Quiz-Trade activity. My kinderkids paired up to quiz each other about what their numbers were. Then they traded cards and put their hands up to find a new partner.

I worked with small groups to review composing and decomposing numbers 11-19.
We used the spiders and counting mats to help with this math skill.

Afterwards, I wrote __=10+4 on the whiteboard and they had to tell me the numeral.
 
Click above to see Spiders at TPT.
Check out and see what others are trying out in their classrooms!
 
Nicki Thigpen is reviewing my Wild About Watermelon unit. It was my first unit that I created for TPT about a year ago! I used Microsoft Word mostly to create it. Since then, I have learned to use powerpoint to create my units with. It is so much easier! I updated this unit and added a long vowel activity to it. My Wild About Watermelon unit is on sale at my TPT store now until tomorrow night, Sunday, April 21st. If you would like a chance to win it, I am going to choose one individual who comments to this post about how many school days you have left until summer. (I have 34!)  Please leave an email address, so I can reach you! :0) This giveaway is now over. Thanks to the 2 ladies who participated- I emailed you my unit!
 

 



3 comments:

  1. Nicki's syllable sense is on my wish list right now. I have 26 days left of school. We are starting our ABC countdown on Monday. :)

    Amanda
    mrspauleyskindergarten@gmail.com
    Mrs. Pauley's Kindergarten

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  2. Awesome!! Looks like your kiddos had a good time. Mine did as well with your Watermelon pack! :)

    Nicki
    Mrs. Thigpen's Kindergarten

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  3. Looks Great! I have 20 Days Left! I have a feeling it is going to be over before I know it!!! :-)

    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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