Saturday, 25 April 2015

Stop, Swap & Roll Baby!


I am so EXCITED!!!!
Today I am linking up with the lovely Melissa over at Jungle Learners to tell you all about the fab product swap I have been a part of.

I was partnered with the super Ashley of Anchored in Learning fame. 
Anchored in Learning

When I visited her store I was really confused because there was so much to chose from- 
click here and check it out for yourself!

I could easily have chosen loads of the general classroom resources she has on sale but I stopped myself and thought about what I would actually be teaching over the coming week.

So…as I was planning on looking closely at 2D shapes in my BUILD sessions this week I chose Ashley's 'Button Sorting Task Card Center' 

What you get
The title of the product claims it is a 'task card center' but I found it to be oh so much more! 
The pack is a comprehensive practical sorting activity which allows for open-ended discussions and gives the opportunity for an independent demonstration of understanding.
Lots of discussion about how to sort going on amongst my kiddies
The pack includes pictures of large button jars, pictures of buttons, criteria cards (including sorting by more than 1) and cutting and sticking sorting sheets.
I loved how easily the children could sort by a range of criteria using the same picture cards. Due to the fact the buttons were different shapes, colours and sizes and had different numbers of hole on them, this product could be used time and again to fit in with units on both shape and measure as well as straight forward sorting units. 

How I used it
Over the past few weeks I have restructured my normal Numeracy lessons to include B.U.I.L.D rotations on a Monday and Tuesday (read the hows and whys here).
To continue revisiting previous learning I have used the 'L' as 'Linking Learning' so children use our week's focus alongside a previous skill- this week we were investigating shape so our 'Linking Learning' activity asked them to use their sorting/ data handling skills also. 
The 'Button Task Card Center' was perfect for this!
Each group who visited the Center entered in to lengthy discussions over how they would
sort and what they would do with the items left out.
They then independently recored their sorting so I was able to reflect on their understanding later on.
Recording their sorting independently!
How you can get a copy
The super thing about the 'Stop, Swap and Roll' link up is that you don't just get to find out about a wonderful product but you also get the chance to win it! 
Follow the 'Rafflecopter' steps below to be in with a chance of winning your very own copy of Ashley's 'Button Sorting Task Card Center'

What did I swap?
Anchored in Learning chose my 'Superhero Addition and Subtraction Games'
Head over to Anchored in Learning to find out what Ashely thought of my product and to 
enter her give-away.
Don't win? Don't worry- click here to visit my TpT store and snag it for 
50% off until Wednesday! 

Thanks for stopping by- click on the buttons below to visit lots of other lovely bloggers and enter their giveaways- stop, swap and roll baby!\

2 comments:

  1. Hey Laura,
    You post looks great! Thanks for swapping with me. We had so much fun using your Superhero math games.
    Thanks for sharing,
    http://anchoredinlearning.blogspot.com/

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  2. I love how you wrote your post! Thank you so much for sharing. I'm so glad you participated in the swap, hope you had fun with it! :)

    Melissa
    Jungle Learners

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