Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Positively Stupendous Magical Product Swap!


Welcome to a very unique idea hatched in the mind of Jessica from Mrs. Stanford's Class!


For this event, lots of teacher bloggers got together and swapped products with each other.  We printed, cut, laminated, etc., and then did the activity, played the game, whatever the product was designed to do!

It was tons of fun and I'm so glad I took part in this!

My partner for this swap was Heather from HoJo's Teaching Adventures.

HoJo's Teaching Adventures

Heather is a super-sweet gal with awesome products!  She's has taught Kindergarten through 6th grade in some capacity.  In her sixth year of teacher, Heather's been blogging for a few years, but seriously blogging for almost a year.  She has a wide range of products which she has created.
I was very excited when I found out Heather would be my partner because she has these wonderful Magic Squares that I wanted to try.  In fact, we swapped 3 products each since we were both having so much fun with this.
You can see Heather's blog by clicking on the image above.  While there you can look at my 3 products she reviewed.  She also has a TPT Store you'll want to check out as well.  Click HERE to go to Heather's store and check out more of her products.

Product #1:  Multiplying Decimals to the Thousandths Place Magic Square

I printed one to use as an answer key on white.  I didn't cut it apart.  Everything is on card stock, of course.

I cut apart the one on purple that students would use.

Great idea!  I love this!

Store the sets in bags.  Put them all in a larger bag that has the answer key in it.

Middle School students need tons and tons of practice with decimals.  Great product to have in your bag of tricks!

Product #2:  Genres Matching Terms & Definitions with PowerPoint

I used gray card stock for the cards.  I shrunk the cover page down and printed it on white card stock.

I laminated always!

Cut the cards apart and voila....

I love that the definitions are in 'student mode' - words they will understand.

Again, place each set in a bag, then put all sets in a larger bag with the cover sheet to easily see what's in there!

There is also a 63-page PowerPoint to go along with this.  It goes through an introduction of each genre and also includes a 23-question quiz!  Huge teacher time-saver!!!

Product #3:  100th Day of School Shopping Spree

I printed student pages on regular paper, but used card stock for the menu.  I also did the shrinking thing agin for the cover page.

I cut out pictures of the food on the menu from magazines as the instructions stated.

Here's the items I bought on my shopping spree.

Here's how many of each item I bought and the cost involved.  My total had to equal exactly $100 so there's some thinking required!

I can totally see my students enjoying this!  Real-life skills are always important.  Even though only basic skills are required, there are so many students who need this practice.  What a fun way to do it!

We're all linking up over at Mrs. Stanford's Class.  Head on over to see all of the products that were swapped and reviewed!  This gives you a much better idea about a product you might be interested in purchasing!!!


Making It {and smiling},


  1. What a great product!!

    ✏ 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 :)

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