4/13/14

Product Swap AND a very cool Giveaway!

Happy Sunday!

Yesterday was very productive.  I got caught up on some paperwork, did some laundry, walked on the treadmill, and kept myself busy while the hubby watched The Masters.

If you didn't know, the Masters is a golf tournament.  

And it lasts for FOUR DAYS.

It is a golf tournament, I said.

I know.  I don't get it either.

Anywho, today, I'm participating in a product swap with some bloggy friends of mine.



And I was extremely lucky because the product I get to review is from the super talented and creative Jodi at Fun in First.

I KNOW!  Lucky me!!

I asked Jodi if I could review her Weather pack because I was pretty sure I was going to be teaching weather after Spring Break.


Turns out . . . I'm not teaching weather yet.  And I'm not usually this unorganized and fly-by-the-seat-of-my-super-tight-pants-due-to-all-of-the-Easter-candy-I've-been-eating, BUT (and it's a big butt) Open House was so early this year.  It has messed me all up and I was teaching about Pioneers when I was supposed to be teaching about mammals and weather due to the schedule change.  

I'm knee deep in a unit about Mammals.  So there you go.  Now you know.  It's not my fault I don't know what I'm doing.

However, I will be teaching weather in about two weeks time and when I do, I'm using Jodi's pack and Jodi's pack only.

Jodi didn't leave one single thing out.  It is so completely complete.  

Let's take a Weather Walk, shall we?

First, I love the weather vocabulary cards.  Look at the pictures!  There are 27 cards in all.  TWENTY SEVEN!  (I had no idea there were that many words for weather.  This could be because I live in Southern California and we mostly have sunny weather.  And our seasons consist of Sunny with a Chance of Pollution.)


Jodi also included Wild Weather Facts that I know the kids will love.  She suggested reading one per day.  I truly appreciate her suggestion because I tend to get ahead of myself, and I most likely would have read them all on one day, and then I would have been disappointed that I went through them so fast and had no more.

Much like when I eat a box of Krispy Kreme donuts.  Sadly, I have no more donuts.  Where was Jodi when I needed her to tell me to just eat one per day?

Here's a Wild Weather Fact for ya:


This unit includes these topics:  wind, rain, types of precipitation (rain, snow, hail, sleet), clouds, types of clouds, storms, rainbows, and the water cycle.  There is a weather tracker sheet, a couple of different books to make, a word search, fact or opinion, and even a bingo game!

Here are a couple of the Wind pages.




Love love love.  The kids are going to go crazy over these pictures.

Each type of weather has several interactive printables for the students to complete.


Seriously.

Uh-mazing.

Jodi, thank you for letting me review this product!  It is absolutely perfect and now I'm pretty much ready to be done with teaching about mammals and stumbling with embarrassment over the whole mothers nurse their young thing that someone has to raise their hand about and inquire for more information and details every.single.year.

Check out these bloggers for their product reviews!

Chalk Talk
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Surfin' Through Second

A Teeny Tiny Teacher
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Lastly, Kimberly at Funky 1st Grade Fun is celebrating our product swap (How nice is she?!) with a giveaway!

You have a chance to win a $50 gift card to The Vintage Pearl.  They make handstamped jewelry which, if I'm not mistaken, would be absolutely perfect for my birthday in June Mother's Day that's just around the corner.


Seriously, I am now obsessed with this website.
Can someone please enter on my behalf?

Good luck!
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9 comments:

  1. You are so funny!! Yes, "mothers nurse their young" is tricky. I always say "The mommy's body makes milk for the baby." It's uncomfortable and I've nursed two babies myself! Ha! Jodi's unit looks so amaze - I hope I win! :)

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  2. Ooh hope I win! Where are you in Michigan? Me too! Thank,you,for this weather review. I have purchased about four packs and use bits and pieces. I'm totally going to check this out and hope I can just use one complete unit from someone!!

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  3. Oops ignore my question about Michigan. Lol! Just saw your post in Facebook!

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  4. I've had my eye on that unit. Thanks for the review. It is now on my wishlist.(Or maybe it should be no thanks to your review, it is on my wishlist and I will soon have empty pockets. ha!) What a great giveaway!

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  5. If I win, it's yours dear friend. FX for the win!

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  6. Awesome giveaway! I follow through Bloglovin!

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  7. I hope I win! I follow by email.

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  8. Um, LOVE the weather pack! It is one of my favorite things to teach! I'd write more but I have to head to TPT and grab it! :)

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