Saturday, April 20, 2013

It's Product Swap Time!

I know that I have been absent from my blog, and I'm sorry.  I was all excited last night to write a new post {the one I was going to write on Tuesday}, but my blog was looking a tad bit funky.  I decided to hold off on that, again, and wait for today's fun Product Swap.

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I was so excited when Jessica teamed me up with Kourtney Payton from Mrs. Payton's Precious Kindergarteners!  She has a super cute blog that you should definitely check out!

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My class was about to begin a weather unit.  When I saw Kourtney had a weather centers packet in her TpT store, I knew that was the perfect product to check out.  Kourtney's unit, Weather Centers & Supplementary Activities for Kindergarten, is jam packed {and I mean jam packed} with a ton of great stuff.  I'm going to share with you just a few of the great activities that we used from this packet.

The first one I want to share with you is her abc activity.  For this activity, Kourtney has six weather cards and a recording sheet.  This activity is a center activity, but we completed this as a whole class.  It was a great introduction to abc order!  The first thing that I did was to put the cards under my elmo in random order.  We talked about what kind of weather was on each card.  {Please excuse all of the random things on computer table.  I really need to clean it off.  lol}


We then identified the first letter in each word, and I underlined it.


Next, we used our alphabet in the classroom to put the cards in abc order.


After we used the cards, we completed the skills sheet that came with the activity.  Each student underlined the first letter in the word and circled the letter in the alphabet line at the top.  We then wrote the words in abc order.



The next activity I want to share with you is Kourtney's write the room center.  She included 8 word cards and a recording sheet.  She has two cards to a page, but I printed them off so that I had four cards on a page.  {This size works the best for my classroom.}


I cut out the cards and placed them around my classroom.



During centers, my students walked around the room and completed the top portion of the recording sheet.  They then completed the bottom portion at the table.



Another activity we completed from this great packet was a double bubble map about suns and rainbows.



The last activity that I am going to share with you is a math activity that Kourtney included in her weather packet.  It is a review of 3d and 2d shapes.  This activity included picture cards and a skills sheet.  For some reason, I don't have a picture of the picture cards - sorry.  I do have some pictures of the skills sheet though.  It was a great assessment to see if my students remembered the difference.




This is just a very small sampling of what is in this unit.  Some of the other activities in this unit include a pocket chart center for matching picture cards and word cards, two abc centers {one for initial sounds and one for final sounds}, a cute rainbow craft, a cloud flipbook activity, and a weather journal.

A big thank you goes out to Kourtney for sharing her Weather Centers & Supplementary Activities unit with me!  I love it! Please check out Kourtney's blog and TpT store.  You won't be disappointed!

5 comments:

  1. Looks like a lot of awesome weather activities. I found your blog through the product swap link up. Love it....super cute blog. Excited to be your newest follower!

    Mrs. Pauley’s Kindergarten

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  2. This looks like a great weather unit with lots of fun activities!
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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  3. This looks incredible! You did a fabulous job selling it!
    Heidi

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  4. This product is filled with great activities! Fantastic blog post! Glad to be a new follower :)
    Tracey
    The Teacher’s Chair

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