Product Swap!

First and foremost - ya'll, did you watch the women's gymnastics last night?!?! I tried to avoid my yahoo account to keep away from the spoilers! I was a bawling, seriously, bawling on the last floor routine! You couldn't help but feel bad for the Russians, though! So proud of those ladies and their hard work!

Ok, now that I have that out of the way - I am part of a super wonderful group of teacher-bloggers that got together and swapped our TpT products. Jessica from Mrs. Stanford's class set up this wonderful swap! 

I was lucky enough to get paired with Caitlin from Kindergarten Smiles!
Kindergarten Smiles

I followed Caitlin's blog and TpT store before I ever began a blog - it is one of my very favorites! She has wonderful TpT products and is always so bright and cheery in her writing!

I got to browse through her TpT store and pick the product of my choice! We broke the rules a teeeensy bit and swapped 2 products!

The first product I'm reviewing is her Apples: Math, Literacy, and More!
Ya'll - this packet is PACKED with wonderful activities including graphic organizers about apples, 10 literacy stations complete with differentiated recording sheets, 6 math stations, AND a super cute Johnny Appleseed craftivity and fact book! I won't need anything else to teach my apple unit! :)))

This packet is kid-tested and approved! I recruited Ella to try out a cut-and paste labeling sheet included in Caitlin's packet. She loved it! She's obviously a little young (4) for the packet, but with my help she was ALL over this!
Here are just a few of the activities included:
Apple Tree Missing Letter station
 Sounding out CVC words with differentiated sheets.
Johnny Appleseed Scramble - scrambled sight words

And here are a few of the Math stations included:
 Counting seeds - 1:1 correspondence
Ten frames "room search" to be hung up around the room and counted. My kids ADORE this kind of activity - can't wait to use it!

And... the SUPER cute Johnny Appleseed craft with fact book!
So go check her packet out! I can't wait to put it in my station tubs during our apple unit!

Now, the second packet I reviewed is her "Awesome Words for Inspiring Authors" thematic word walls. Ya'll - I have been wanting these for forever! They were actually on my wishlist for back to school! I am SO stinkin' excited to put them in my {NEW!} writing center this year! Included in the packet are over 25 themed word walls made just for file folders! No more "how do you spell so and so.." 

What I love the most is her cover sheets are in both color and black and white - this way your kids can create their own little word book to refer to during writing! 

These are going to be a HUGE asset to writing this year! I'm so excited to use them!!
If you are interested (you should be!!) go check them out here!

Don't forget to go by Caitlin's blog and check out her review of my products! :))


  1. That apple packet is to die for! Love it!
    :) Michelle

    Apples and ABC's

  2. I was crying too!!! I used to be in gymnastics and I wish I never gave it up!
    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 :)

  3. Thank you SOOO much for swapping products with me!! and your daughter is ADORABLE!!

    Kindergarten Smiles

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  5. That apple pack looks adorable!!

  6. I was lucky enough to wim Caitlin's awesome word pack and I love it. I am impressed with all that it has!!!

  7. I love this Apple unit!! With all of the great ideas floating around out there I think I'm set for my apple theme! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  8. That apple pack looks adorable! And, yes, I was bawling as I watched the women's gymnastics team win the GOLD! I cried again the next day when I re-watched it with my daughter!! Have fun watching the girls again tonight -- go Gabby and Ali!


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