Friday, January 30, 2015

Stop, Swap, & Roll + GIVEAWAY!!

I've joined up with the wonderful Melissa, author of Jungle Learners, for another "Stop, Swap, & Roll"!!  These swaps are my absolute favorite!  You get to try out ideas from such amazing teachers AND it always gets my creativity flowing, too!
This time around, I got to partner up with Melissa!!  She is such a creative teacher and so much fun!  You need to check out Melissa's blog and store.  You will not be disappointed!!
I got to try out TWO fabulous packs.  I absolutely love Melissa's "Read it, Bead it, Type it, Wipe it" series.  What kid doesn't love beads??  You can get these centers for every single Dolch sight word list.  Kids of all abilities can enjoy this activity, while working at their specific level.
 I chose to work with the Pre-Primer Edition.  This was absolutely perfect for my daughter.  Before introducing her to the activity, I told her that she was going to need to be a word detective.  We got out her detective glasses (from the dollar store) and got ready to decipher the codes!
She drew a card from the pile and we got started.  I explained to her that she would be identifying the beginning sound for each picture.  She would identify the picture, sound out the beginning sound, and write that letter on the iPad.  After she wrote down all the beginning sounds, she would identify the sight word.
The fun was just beginning!  She used beads to spell out the word.  This was definitely a hit!
 Typing out the sight words was engaging and fun, too!
Melissa provides you with a card for each sight word on the Pre-Primer Dolch list.  There are 4 different boards to choose from depending on what you'd prefer for your students. Just print them out and either laminate them or place in a write and wipe pocket folder.  I chose to laminate the boards, because it made for an easy & reusable center.
There are also 4 different recording sheets that can be used for your students to keep track of the words they have completed.
These activities are SO much fun!!!  The real seal of approval for this activity came when my daughter told her friends that they had to come over and play the "".  They chose to play with words, over playing Doc McStuffins.  Now, that is something...

I have one more "Read it, Bead it, Type it, Wipe it" game to share.  This one is a pack of themed words for February.  My son got in on this one.  He loved trying to guess the word, before he got to the third letter.  He got pretty good at it!
I have to tell you that I adore the little monsters on this pack.  They made me smile every time I pulled them out :)  You use this product just like the sight word version.  The only difference is thematic words, instead of sight words.
 I played up the fact that the kids were detectives and were the only people who were able to "crack the code".  It brought mystery to the activity and definitely kept them engaged.
 This pack has 4 different recording sheets.  I love the monsters!!
 This allows you to keep students accountable for their work and helps them keep track of the words that they have already completed.
Thanks so much for stopping by to check out Melissa's amazing centers!  I know your kids will love them as much as mine did!  You can scoop up any of Melissa's "Read it, Bead it, Type it, Wipe it" series for 20% until Tuesday 2/3/15!  You can also enter the rafflecopter to win a copy of the Pre-Primer Edition & The February Edition!
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You will also want to check out Melissa's post to check out one of my Interactive Play Dough Packs.  She will be giving a copy away to one lucky winner.  You can pick up any or all of my Interactive Play Dough Mats for 20% off from my TPT store.  For this week only, I have a super steal on Educents!  You can get all of my play dough packs for 50% off!!  You will be getting 9 packs for only $18!
Don't have an account on Educents?  No problem!  You can sign up for an account here and get $10 FREE!!
Thanks so much for joining me for the Stop, Swap & Roll!


  1. Wow. This looks awesome! I like the pack you swapped with Jungle Learners too! I hope I win!
    Daisy Designs

    1. Thanks, Amanda! I'm glad you enjoyed reading about it. I loved using it!!

  2. Thank you for doing such an amazing review!! I'm so glad your kids enjoyed it and I love that your daughter wanted all her friends to do it!! Seriously made my day. It has been so fun getting to know you! Will you be going to Vegas for the TpT Conference? I'm considering going. I'd love to actually meet you in person if you do go!! :)

    Jungle Learners

    1. I just signed up to go to the conference! I hope you get to go, too! It will be so fun to put faces to everyone :) Thanks again for partnering with me!


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