Saturday, January 12, 2013

Product Swap with an Awesome Blogger!

Hey everyone.  Happy Saturday!  I am so excited to be linking up with for my 3rd product swap. I am linking up with Jessica from Mrs. Stanford's Class


(Thanks to the amazing Michelle from The 3AM Teacher for the cute button)

I love doing this because I get to work with another blogger and share her great ideas!  So I was paired up with Sarah from Permanently Primary.  Check her page by clicking on the button below.

Permanently Primary

So first let me show you what I chose to review.
It's a bundle full of awesome printables for all the short vowels sounds. 
Word Work Centers include (for EACH vowel):

-Shake Up (word search in a bottle!)
-Satisfy the Sentence (sentence completion)
-Mystery Word (unscramble)
-Line 'Em Up! (ABC Order)
-Build-a-Word (building words with letter tiles)
-Play It (phonics board game)
-Word Sort (sorting by pattern)
-Locate the Hunks (finding words with spelling pattern)
-Rainbow Words (repetitive writing practice)
-I Have, Who Has (word recognition game)
One word...
It really did come in handy since we just went over the short a sound.  I could use the printables in this packet to use as center work.  This way I can make sure the kiddies master the short a sound.  It's also a bonus that the worksheets are super fun! 
Let me show you some of the worksheets the kiddies worked on.  I had them work on our magic carpet for an added bonus.

Let me explain this cute activity.  It's called Word Sort.  The kids are given flash cards with words that either have the short a sound or do not.  The students are to work together and sort the words to figure out which word belongs in the correct list.  
This is what it looked like when the little ones were done.

I think they did a great job.  They had a great job doing it too!
Another fun center was Line Em Up.  It's basically a fun ABC Order game.
I printed out the cards in blue to make it more interesting.

This is what it looks like before the kids got to work.

And what it looked like when it was all completed.

The kiddies really liked working on these worksheets.
My kiddos had to read the 1st worksheet on their own.  They were then asked to circle the words that have the short a sound.  I think they did a pretty great job.  I was pretty impressed!
The next worksheet was fun too.  Using different crayons they had to rewrite the short a words listed.  Of course girls completed they worksheets, hence the pink crayons! =)

This worksheet was probably the most challenging for them. (notice the cross outs) We did this one together. Boy did they love it.  They had to unscramble the short a words.  I think they liked it so much because some of the kids would offer non sense words and it made the class laugh! 
Oh to be a kid again! 
These kinds of printables were also available for the other short/long vowels.  This is just what you need to help your kiddies practice their vowels and have fun at the same time.  They can be used as center work or independent work.  I was even considering giving some of these printables for homework.  Whatever you use it for will definitely help your class master the short vowel sound.  If you haven't checked Sarah's page yet, click HERE to take you right there.
Did you love this product as much as I did?  Well Sarah and I thought it would be great to do a quick giveaway for your very own chance to win this awesome bundle!  Follow the Rafflecopter below to enter! This giveaway will end on Tuesday, so enter now. 
 Good Luck!
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  1. What a great pack! And just perfect for first graders!

  2. This looks like a huge time-saver! Thanks for sharing :)

    The Brown-Bag Teacher

  3. Wow, great timing since we were talking about vowels last week and read the book "Vowel Family: A Tale of Lost Letters"

  4. Great review! Having fun blog hopping during the swap :)

    First Grade Smiles