I participated in a product swap with some other fantastic bloggers! If you don't follow their blogs you've just got to. They all have so many great ideas and products to make your classroom life easier.
I tested and reviewed a product from Surfin' Through Second. Her TPT store is full of amazing ideas and if you take a peek you'll soon be adding items to your wish list. I chose to try out her
I've grown a little bored of the way we do word work. We've used a tic-tac-toe boards all year and that's been ok. But now near the end of the year we are almost out of lined paper and all we have left is oodles of Handwriting Without Tears paper. These spelling helpers are so cute. There are boxes for all the spelling words you have and several activities. I picked four and ran them off as a packet. Students complete one page per day as part of their word work. I decided to just ask a couple of students from each reading group to test it out for one week. THEY LOVED IT!
Here's what they loved:
-They didn't have to wait for paper.
-The activities were fun!
-They loved the rhyming activity the best.
-All their practice was in one spot.
The next week EVERYONE got a spelling practice packet for word work. It's unanimous- the kids love it and don't want to go back to loose paper anymore.
It was also nice knowing when I have a sub that word work won't be an argument or issue.
These bloggers also reviewed products. Be sure to check out their posts!
To celebrate the swap Kimberly from Funky First Grade Fun is having a giveaway! Head over to her blog for your chance to win a $50 gift card to The Vintage Pearl. The Vintage Pearl makes super cute stamped jewelry!
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