Saturday, January 12, 2013

Product Swap and Giveaway


I had the EXTREME privilege to work with Heather aka HoJo of HoJo's Teaching Adventures for this product swap and I am SOOOOO happy I did!  First of all, I have to send a HUGE thank you to her for walking me through my first product swap.  I'm still so new at all of this and so greatly appreciate  other bloggers who are willing to lend a helping hand --- so Thank you Heather!!!!  

HoJo's Teaching Adventures

How great is it that I got to review TWO products of hers for the swap.  She is really too generous!  My kiddos had a great time using both of these products.  I'm a huge fan of useful math activities that are hands-on and don't require extensive directions.  I like it when an activity just runs smoothly with little to no preparation.  I'm not saying I always do things this way in my classroom, but it is nice to have those kind of activities that you can use time and time again once students are used to the format.  

K-2 Estimation Activities  is one of those items that you can use for an entire year.  

Estimating is such a difficult concept for children of all ages, so why not start out early with a fun activity.  Students can practice this skill all year long with fun seasonally themed pages (in both color and black and white).  Here are just a couple examples of what I used with my students since we are doing penguins and I love owls.   You can use your own manipulatives or use the pages supplied in her product that can be cut out.

The next item I was able to review and use with kids is her Addition 0-12 Magic Squares

This is such a great way to practice addition facts and also work on problem solving.  There a variety of different pages - here is just one example.  
You can use this as a center by laminating and cutting out the squares.  I photocopied it (black and white) on papers for the kids to cut out and glue on another page.  I could easily check this when they were done with the pictures and not have to look through the numbers.  What a time saver!  

Heather has 83 different products in her STORE and lots of other products that are just as great as these two.  You will be sorry if you don't check it out.......right now :-)

Now don't forget the best part.................THE GIVEAWAY!!!!  You can get the two items I mentioned above from HoJo and here are the two items I added as well:

If you want to see her review of these products, here is her link again:  HoJo's Teaching Adventures

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks for checking out our product swap!  Good luck in the giveaway :-)

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