Sunday, March 30, 2014

2nd Grade Product Swap and Blog Hop


Welcome to the second grade product swap and blog hop!  EIGHTEEN wonderful second grade bloggers have joined together to swap and review each other's products.  Best of all, we are giving away all of the products to one lucky winner!  

If you are looking for the start of the hop, head over to see Casey at Second Grade Math Maniac to start hopping.  As you check out all the fabulous products, make sure to follow each blog on Bloglovin' as well.  There will be a Rafflecopter at the last stop.  This is where you can enter to win all of the products being reviewed!

I am super excited to be paired up with Lori from Owl in a Vowel Tree! She is super sweet so make sure you follow her blog! I am thrilled to be reviewing her iSnoop Triple Addition Math Station and her iSnoop Triple Subtraction Math Station. My kids have LOVED this activity during our math station time this week. Maybe it is because it involves a magnifying glass! If you are looking for some fun, engaging math stations, these are perfect! 



During math stations this week I used these during my small group time. Since this product is super fun but involves a magnifying glass, I wanted to use it with them first instead of independently so we could talk about how to use the magnifying glass properly. Here is how it works…You use a hand lens or magnifying glass (I've had mine for a few years but you can get them at the dollar store) and your students become a decretive and snoop for the math problems on the paper. The font on the paper is tiny so they use the magnifying class to hunt for the problems. Talk about engaging!!! Then they fill out the problem on their answer sheet to work them out. 

When we first started I gave my students the options of blue or purple. The blue work mat is addition and the purple work mat is subtraction. I knew if I gave them the option of addition or subtraction they would all pick addition. Here are some "action" shots of my kiddo's detective skills! 




I had never seen them so excited about addition and subtraction before, especially with regrouping, much less three digits!! I loved hearing them say "I found K! I found K! They were engaged the entire time they were working and it was a fantastic site to see! 






When working with regrouping, I hadn't spent too much time on three digits yet because I wanted to make sure all of my students had mastered the concept. I didn't have to help any of my kids hardly at all! As I sat there watching them, they were saying their strategies to themselves and knocked them all out of the park! I was one happy teacher! 


You can get both of these amazing items in Lori's TPT shop. Click on the links below. 



Don't forget to follow Owl in a Vowel Tree's blog! 


Click the button below to head over to The Teacher's Chair to see some for great goodies! Don't forget the giveaway at the end of the hop! There are some great products up for grabs. 








7 comments:

  1. Marcy, your review is beautiful!!! I love all the pictures of your students working. Thank you for letting me see the stations in action. You are amazing!! :)

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  2. Awesome product review...love the pictures. This seems like a great activity!!

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  3. This looks like SO much fun! I know my kiddos would love being detectives! :)

    Casey
    Second Grade Math Maniac

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  4. Oh my, my second graders would flip over this activity. Must have! Thanks for sharing it in this great post.

    Nicole
    Mrs, Rios Teaches Second Grade

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  5. Hi Marcy,

    Thanks for participating! I've seen a few activities like this (mostly with sight words I think) and have wondered how they work. It looks like a ton of fun!

    Jessica
    Literacy Spark

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  6. What an awesome review Marcy! Great photos and a nice, detailed description to go with it! I can't believe you found those adorable magnifying glasses at the dollar store...totally making a trip to our dollar stores in town to see if I can find these!
    Mrs. Olson’s Lucky Little Learners

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