Saturday, July 27, 2013

2nd Annual Literacy Swap=18 New Literacy Centers!!!!

This week I had the privilege to host our 2nd Annual Literacy Swap! I was so excited and it really did feel like Christmas! So....what is a literacy swap? Each person makes their center/game 17 times and then when we leave we all have 17 new COMPLETE centers!!! **If you have any questions about the games feel free to leave a comment and I will explain the game in more detail**

All of these word works sorts and items were completely prepared! 
I can NOT wait to use them in my word work center!


Have you seen  this on Pinterest? I have...I even pinned it! NOW I have it!!! All I have to do is add the words I want my little ones to work on!

This game is so cute and I know my students will love it! This will be a great addition to the vowel sorts when we start working on them..... I also love it a little bit extra because she made it into a lid game and we all know how much I love lids!!!!

This snake game as already been tested and APPROVED by my 3 year old! He loved that he could look for the snakes in grass! Do you see how she wrote the sight words on the snakes? AND she provided us with 2 different levels....seriously HOW cute is this game and MY little man! 

We love tong games. They are so great for fine motor and my students love them.
 With these cute little tongs I know this game will be a hit!

Syllables can be a little tricky so the more practice the better! 

This fishing game came complete with POND, FISHING POLE AND FISH! How much fun will my students have with this...oh and this was tested and approved by little guy too! 

I love the idea of my students up and moving during centers. They will love this sort game but really this golf game could used for anything that has 2 different ways to sort. It is a little hard to see but she glued 2 cans together with clothes pins on top to show where they have to put the ball when they pick a card. 


Another item that I have pinned and never made were these paint bags! NOW I have them TOOO! Ohhhh and the hands belong to a teacher that was a little rough trying out her new center...she ripped the bag!!!

This teacher is the only one who does not work in my county! 
We met through blogging! I love the beginning sound space sort! 

CHECK out this...haha...I crack myself up! I love that she used vinyl to die cut the letters for the checkers. They stick on great and I can't wait to use this!

Guess who sight words!!!! WHAT......HOW much fun will this be? Does your words have a "t" etc....every teacher quickly opened this box and  was excited to try this out! 

This is my friend Karen from Mrs. Stamp's Kindergarten 
and she made the cutest little ice creams to sort with the most adorable monkey plates!


This is me and my Beginning, Middle and Ending buses....these are available in my TPT store here and they are currently on SALE!!! I also made the Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Trees with vinyl. Each person got a set of upper case letters to match up!


THANK YOU, THANK YOU for another amazzzzzzzing swap! I am already planning the next one....MATH GAMES Anyone?!?!
 

8 comments:

  1. This sounds so fun! I love the variety of games everyone made. Your kids will have a blast learning.

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    1. It is very fun! I know my kinder friends will love all of the items!

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  2. WOW, what a neat thing to do! And what a NEAT blog post! I love all of this! I think my favorite one is the Snakes in the Grass idea! I would have loved to have participated in something like this if there were one going on in my area! You guys are awesome! It makes me wish I lived closer so I could participate!

    Heidi Butkus
    PS. Hi, Kelly! :)

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    1. Thanks Heidi!!!! I wish you lived closer too! Maybe you can participate next year on Skype! The snake game is very fun and my guy played it AGAIN today!

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  3. This may seem silly, but where can I find those adorable fishing poles?

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    1. I think they are from the Dollar Tree. I saw some that looked very similar!!!!

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  4. That is a fabulous idea! Was it a district event?

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    1. This was NOT a district event BUT most of the teachers work in my county! This is a small group of teachers that I work with and share ideas with!

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