Saturday, January 31, 2015

Product Swap Time & Giveaways!

Eeek! I was so excited when Melissa from Jungle Learners asked me to join in on her famous product swap!  The fun thing about this is that I get to "meet" another awesome blogger and check out her stuff as well as give it away to one lucky person!! So read on to find out more!
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So Melissa paired me up with Sonja over at Grade One Snapshots! I was able to grab her Alphabet Bundle which includes TWO (yes, two!!!) alphabet packs of hers. I chose this product because I still have a few students who are s.t.r.u.g.g.l.i.n.g with their letters (even in January!). So I knew that this would be great to use with those kiddos for extra practice!

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We started off using the Alphabet Buddies pages with that small group. We (as in my assistant and I had a discussion about what to use for this particular group) picked the letter I because our kiddos still get the /i/ sound confused with e and it's sound.

I really liked this pack because it focuses on how to write that letter, the sounds of that letter, sentence practice and so many more things! 

We started with tracing the letters for upper case and lower case I. You can see that there is a little part of the paper that flips up. That comes 4 to a page (perfect for those small groups) and I LOVE the fact that there are various fonts for that letter (exposure to a variety of fonts really helps!)

The little alphabet buddy goes with each letter and you can see that the I buddy is ice skating!

Under that flap is a sentence where the student has to fill in that particular letter. The kiddos can also fill in each bubble letter with that letter to practice their writing! 

The next day in groups, the students reviewed that particular letter and then we moved on to the Alphabet Cut & Paste section!

Each letter comes with 3 corresponding words that begin with that particular letter of choice. The students cut out those words (we discussed each word and how to read the word, as well as focus on the parts of the word that would help us match to the correct picture) and glue the word to the picture.

At the bottom of each page is a space that has part of a sentence already completed. The section that is left blank is for students to write in one of those words from the top portion to complete the sentence.
So not only are they working on letters/sounds, they are working on vocabulary, and print concepts.  



Want to win a copy of this bundle? Well it's easy peesy, lemon squeezy!! Enter below! Then go check out all of the other awesome product swaps! 

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1 comment:

  1. What a fabulous product and post, thank you Nicki!! :) I just entered your giveaway and will definitely keep my fingers crossed. Thank you for joining the swap!

    Jungle Learners