Thursday, July 31, 2014

2014 Back to School Product Swap

I'm so excited to be a part of this product swap! I am not sure if I'm excited about school starting VERY soon, but this product swap hosted by the amazing Cara from Creative Playground will help beat those back to school blues.

I was paired up with (the ever so patient) Jennifer Drake from Crayons and Cuties in Kindergarten. She gave me the most adorable Back to School Lapbook to make with my 2nd graders.

I love doing lapbooks with my class so this is a perfect way to teach my new kiddos how to assemble the various parts of a lapbook in a fun and easy way and gives me a chance to check out their fine motor skills. They also get to break out that new box of crayons they can't wait to try out!

Jennifer gives excellent directions that anyone could follow and there is so little prep for this project. All you need to do is make copies of the specific pages you will use and fold the file folders. You know how crazy that first week back to school is, right? This is such an easy project to prep and will keep those new wigglers busy for a good chunk of time.
I printed out the pages I'll use with my 2nd graders but there are also options for preschool through 2nd grade! I got my daughter to help me with coloring and cutting and I was able to easily assemble my model that I'll show my students. If you have an interactive white board, document camera or projector,  I would suggest showing students the finished product as well as what to do for each step of the lapbook. You may also want to give students one page at a time to color and cut. Here's my finished product:

I think you would knock parents' socks off if you displayed these at Open House night or sent home as keepsakes. Here's the best part: it is on sale for only $2 until 8/4! You can not beat that price for such a quality project that is so easy to prep and students will love. 

Guess what else? Jennifer is allowing me to give one away! Enter with the Rafflecopter below! Good luck!
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