Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Magical Product Swap!!!

The UH-MAZING Jessica Stanford from Mrs. Stanford's Class has organized this amazing product swap!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!
Click on the button to go to her blog and check out all of the awesome link ups with other product swaps!!!
I was {SUPER} lucky to try out something from Christy and Tammy over at Fluttering Through First Grade!
Fluttering Through First Grade
First of all, have y'all checked out their blog!!!??? It is awesome... they have some awesome ideas and products. LOVE!
Please go and follow {IF YOU DON'T ALREADY}
This is the awesome product that I picked out of their TpT Store to check out!!
It is amazing!!
Here is the product description from TpT:
"My Letter Sound Dictionary" will be your students' favorite way to practice those letter sounds! From reading, printing practice, illustrating, and sentence writing, this interactive dictionary covers it all. Your students will love choosing words from the Class Posters and Word Cards provided to write in their very own Letter Sound Dictionary. 

Whether you use this resource whole group, in your centers rotations, or even as homework, your students will quickly learn and look forward to their Letter Sound Dictionary routine. 
Ok, here is my take on it!
It is AwEsOmE!
First, these ladies included CRYSTAL CLEAR directions!! They mention all of the different ways you might use them in your classroom AND the ways that they use it in their classroom!!
They even included pictures to SHOW you what it looks like!
I LOVE THAT! I am a visual learner so being able to see an example was perfect.
The contents of this pack: detailed directions, letter sound pages with words for each letter (including LONG VOWELS) in a small scale for you to be able to put them on a ring, full-page posters of each letter sound pages with words (for a word wall or sound dictionary), and workbook pages for each letter (including LONG VOWELS) with a cute cover that is available in color and BW. Did I say that they included long vowels??? HAHA That is awesome but even more awesome is that you can take out the long vowels and use this letter sound dictionary with Kinders!! :) YAY!
Here are some pictures of mine!
Here are the word cards all cut up and put on a ring! When you print them you get 4 to a page!
Here is a marker next to the long A card just to give you an idea for the size!
All of the cards!
Here is the full size short A card with a marker on the side!

Here is the Letter Sound Dictionary! Isn't the cover precious!! I'm loving the colors!
These awesome ladies have also included the cover in BW in case you can't print in color. AWESOME!
I had to borrow my SWEET girl after her bath before bedtime to try this out!! She was having a ball!! :)
She loved loved loved it!
She is starting Kindergarten on Wednesday (AAAHHHH!!!) so this packet can be adapted K-1!
She's all done with her name!
All by herself!! I'm so proud of her... she doesn't have an easy last name. LOL {the d is backwards but that's OK!!!}
She traced the A's with 3 crayons!
Here she is using her first color!
Look at her concentrating!!
She then started writing her first word that she chose... apple!
Then drawing an apple!!
{Ok, we only had RoseArt crayons in the house and I find it super super annoying that the colors don't really look like the color they are supposed to be!! Aly thought she had a red but it looks more orange}
The second word she did was ant... look at that beautiful ant drawing... LOVE!
Aly did an alligator and an astronaut. She was a bit confused with the astronaut so I modeled for her! :)
She loved loved loved this activity! 
There is a spot for a sentence using A words but that was a bit too high for my little one so we just skipped it! 
Here is Aly's alligator! She didn't have enough space to write the word "alligator" so she overlapped some letters... we just need to practice a bit more!
Overall, my child LOVED this activity! This is her after I told her we were done!!
Hahaha she is so silly! She was trying to do a sad face! LOL
We ended up working on the letter Bb and then went to bed!!! HAHA I'm at work so Aly stayed with her aunt this morning and that pack went right with her!! I wonder what letter she is on now!? 
You can find this amazing product {HERE} at Fluttering Through First's TpT Store!
Check out Christy and Tammy's store... it is seriously amazing!!! So many cute things!!! 
I am soooo excited that I got paired up with these 2 awesome ladies that have an awesome blog full of awesome ideas... seriously?? Can I say that they are any more AWESOME!!
Please, please, please, check out their blog and check out their awesome ideas!!!
I'm kinda bummed that it's already UGH-UST {hehe I love that from these girls} but I'm super excited about this link up!
Go check out their blog and check out what they have of mine! I was super excited to share something with them that they would be able to use in their classroom!
Fluttering Through First Grade
GO GO GO GO!!! Check out Fluttering Through First Grade's blog and then check out the link up over at Mrs. Stanford's Class!


  1. and yet another thing added to my wish list!!

    ✏ Mrs. Stanford's Class ✏
    ❤ I hope you enjoyed the swap & will join for the next one!! Check out my post for the link to the form :)

  2. That looks like a fantastic activity!! Love it! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  3. Sandra, I just added your Graphs kit to my wishlist!!!!

    AND, it looks like I need to add this Letter Sounds kit too! I could use this with my daughter who is in Pre-K AND my Firsties!!! IT could be differentiated in lots of ways!

    Thanks for sharing,
    The Hands-On Teacher in First!

  4. Thanks SO much Sandra. It is so fun seeing your daughter using it! You were a great partner. :)

    Christy & Tammy

  5. I found your blog through the product swap linky party. I think your graphing unit is super cute! I am now following you and your TPT store.
    Where Seconds Count