Monday, January 21, 2013

Magical Product Swap (a little late) and the flu (ugh)...

So I had the honor of participating in the Magical Product Swap again and it was (again) so much fun!!  The only thing that held me back was that the very week I needed to use the product in my class so that I could blog about it, I got the flu!  Just let me tell you that I would not wish it on my worst enemy (even though I don't have one)!  It was awful!  So I'm a little late with my post but am hoping that I will be forgiven.
I was partnered up with Jeannie at The 2nd Grade Surprise.  She has a super cute blog and TPT store!  If you don't follow her, you definitely should!  I chose her Let's Build a Snowman Writing Pack and my kiddos loved it!  I started our writing lesson with one of my all time favorite read aloud books for the winter season...
My kids loved this story so much,they actually clapped when I was finished reading!  They do this for the stories they really enjoy and although it took me off guard at the beginning of the year, I now take it as a compliment!  This story is the perfect springboard for the writing activity because 2nd graders are little and they can relate to the character (text to self connections) and it is all about how to make a snowman.  We live in Florida so the majority of my kiddos have never even seen snow!!  
The packet includes the graphic organizer that uses transition words which 2nd graders always need reminding to use!  Here are some of my kiddos working on their writing before putting together their own cute snowmen...
             They did really well with their writing and they also really enjoyed it! Here is a finished product...I will be putting these up as a board but I just didn't have the energy so I will post that picture next week when it is complete!
I have really enjoyed being a part of The Magical Product Swap and meeting new teachers that are so wonderfully talented!  Check out all the other swaps here...

and be sure to check out Jeannie's blog here...
The 2nd Grade Surprise 
I really hope I am forgiven for being so late and hey you guys...take your Airborne, vitamin C, or whatever helps you stay healthy! Being sick is so not fun!

Have a great week! =)
Sandy

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2 Comments:

At January 26, 2013 at 1:22 PM , Blogger susanlulu said...

Can you be followed by e-mail? I didn't see that option. Thanks.
susanlulu@yahoo.com

 
At January 26, 2013 at 2:33 PM , Blogger Sandy said...

I just added it! Thanks =)

 

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