Sunday, January 20, 2013

Magical Product Swap with Beth

They always say better late than never right?  I hope that's the case, because I'm behind the power curve on this product swamp with the super sweet Beth from Taming My Flock of Firsties.


First, have you stopped by Beth's super cute blog?  If not, you definitely should.


While you're there, make sure you check out this really great collection of photos Beth posts and gives away for FREE.  These photos would be great to display and have your students use as a writing prompt.  You can see the pics {here}.

So before I get started talking about Beth's awesome products, I must share some bad news.  You see I had all these great pics to use for the product review.  But I was running a bit behind in getting my post up on Saturday, because my family decided to go to the beach and enjoy this great Hawaiian weather.  When we came back to the car, my 14-year-old said, "Hey, have you seen what's wrong with the window?  It's GONE!"  


So yeah, some people, who made very bad choices (as I tried not to say bad guys to my younger kids), broke into our car and stole my purse.  With all of my stuff and ids and credit cards and pics of Beth's unit.  Needless to say, Saturday was not a very good day for us.

I do apologize, because this post is just not going to be as great as it should be.  So sorry, Beth!

Moving onto better things.  Beth was super sweet and let me review TWO of her products.  If you're going to do a farm unit, Beth has 2 great units that would go together nicely with a farm unit.  




At my new job, I'm working with Kindergarten resource students.  Even though Beth's products are Common Core aligned for 1st grade (who doesn't love things Common Core aligned?), I was able to use them for my K students.

Her ELA unit, has a great counting syllable activity that I used with my kiddos.  And boy do they need help with that skill!  We also used her long and short vowel cards to practice determining if they heard the long or short vowel in words.  Again, this was a skill that they need a lot of practice!  I wish I had this unit back when I was teaching 2nd graders in FL.  Beth has a really cute readers theater script that would have been perfect for my 2nd graders.

In her math unit, she starts off with some great farm word problems.  These would have also been great back when I was teaching in FL.  My struggling second graders always needed extra practice comprehending and solving word problems.  The best part of the unit was her ten frame and number cards.  My kiddos need so much help quickly identifying numbers and sets of numbers.  Beth's cards were perfect for extra practice!

I feel like I'm not really doing Beth justice, so please take a moment to click on the pics above and check them out in her TpT store.  If nothing else, you don't want to skip out on checking out her store.  She has a TON and I mean a TON of FREEBIES!  Click {here} to check out the awesome freebies.

1 comment:

  1. Beth's On the Farm units are so cute. Sorry about the window and your purse. My wallet was lifted in a restaurant a few years ago, so I know what a hassle this is. Hope it resolves soon. Renee

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