Saturday, April 20, 2013

The Magical Product Swap!

I'm taking part in this fun TpT product swap and was paired with Rich from Mr. Giso's Room to Read!
It must have been fate that we were paired, because we are both former reading teachers who have returned to the classroom teaching 1st grade. What a coincidence!! Not to mention, he has the most AMAZING and fun looking classroom, you must check out his classroom pictures! I was in awe of all the books and cool things he has in his room.

For the product swap, I chose his Read and Write the Room bundle, but he was so kind he sent me bundle #1 AND bundle #2! Each bundle includes over 50(!) pages of fun word hunts. I hadn't been using my word wall very much and was wanting to change that, so finding his pack was perfect!
{Click on the pictures below to go straight to his TpT store}
I told my kiddos they were going to be "word detectives" and used the word hunt from bundle #1 that has children searching for names around the room of people, places, things, and animals. This was the perfect way to introduce nouns. Each student grabbed a mini whiteboard and pencil, and got to work. They were excited to see who could find the most words and it was a great way to get them up and moving. Some pictures of my firsties "hunting" for nouns:

Look at all of the different resources they found around the room for words! The kids had a lot of fun with this activity. They were engaged the entire time and I had to pry them away when it was time to move on. At the end, we reviewed the words and looked at the long lists everyone wrote. 

The best part about the Read and Write the Room bundles is that there are SO many word hunts to choose from, you can use them for all ages and abilities. These worksheets are so convenient too - you can run some off to have them on hand for subs or for those times when you need something quick. 

 Next my class will be tackling the math word hunt, then the hunts for letter blends. Be sure to check out Mr. Giso's Room to Read for yourself! =)


  1. Hey Nicole!

    Thanks so much for an amazing post. I love the pictures of your firsties hunting around the room and am pleased you all had so much fun with my hunts. It's been a pleasure exchanging resources with you. Let's keep in touch. Enjoy your Sunday.

    Mr. Giso's Room to Read

  2. Your blog is so adorable!!! I love the owls! Glad I found you. I'm your newest follower :)
    Kickin' it in Kindergarten


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