Friday, April 24, 2015

Stop, Swap & Roll

I am so excited to be teaming up with Melissa for this Stop, Swap & Roll blog link up. Swapping products with fellow teacher bloggers is an excellent way to learn more about other teachers, students, and get a change to "try out" products for one another. 

I had the pleasure of linking up with Heather, of Mrs. Renz Class. She really helped me out with reviewing my product and even helping me with blog trouble shooting. I am so grateful to have had this opportunity to meet a fellow veteran 4th grade teacher, whom I can learn a lot from. 


Heather is wonderful. She sent me her latest figurative language interactive poetry notebook set. This set includes a variety of figurative language words, there meanings, and examples for each. My students were able to learn the use and meaning of alliteration, hyperbole, idiom, metaphor, personification, onomatopoeia, and simile. They also loved getting to cut out, color, and glue the sets in their reader's notebooks. 

Her set also included a PPT presentation that I was able to pull up on my smart board and go over with the students while they were working on their projects in their notebooks. Below you will get an inside look at my students working on this notebook set. 

Please excuse the layout of my room during this. We just finished our Georgia Milestones testing the day before. 

This product was very easy for my students to follow along with. They were able to work page by page as I was instructing them on the word, definition, and example.

They love anything where they have the chance to make something. At our school we have a high ELL population. This product really help to give my ELL students a concrete example of each word and its meaning. 

Also more than half of my class is EIP, this set was very user friendly for them to be able to work at their own pace and still be able to learn the challenging information presented to them. 

These are a few examples of the PowerPoint included that I used to teach the lesson. 

Last, but certainly not least, I let me students cut and glue their pages in anyway that they chose. They were also allow to draw a picture to show an example for each. Here is what I received:

Side note: my students didn't glue them in the flap style like the directions said to, but think they still used them effectively. 

Overall I think this project is an excellent resource for figurative language, which can be a challenging standard for students to learn. They loved having independence to work, cut, draw, and glue all while learning. Thank you Heather!!

Heather is also putting on sale all of her poetry items 20% off in her store this week. You can find them here:

Poetry Project, Poetry Unit, Poetry Reflection & Interacti

Poetry Forms or Poetry Expansion Pack ~ in Print & Go Format

I Am Poem ~ A Great Back to School Get to Know You Poetry

Poetry Reflection Form for Students & CCSS Reading Literac

Important Poem & Metaphor Poems – Demonstrate Content Mast

Figurative Language Cootie Catcher Set of 4 + PPT Slidesho

Also don't forget to hop on over to Mrs. Renz Class to check out my Real World Word Problems set. I will also be putting my entire math homework sets on sale 20% off. They are sold in sets of nine weeks at a time. You can find them here

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  1. This looks like it would come in handy for my third graders!
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  2. Thank you for sharing and participating in the swap Jennifer! I hope you had fun with it! :)

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