Friday, January 30, 2015

Stop, Swap & Roll with a Giveaway!

Welcome to the second Stop, SWAP & Roll!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the participants who have put so much time and effort into making this happen!

I had the AMAZING opportunity to swap products with Laura from

She is seriously adorable! I love reading her blog and all the amazing ideas she has. If you're not following her blog yet then click on the cute button above to follow her! Trust me, you don't want to pass it up!

Laura is a mother, wife & teacher who loves helping kids forget that they are learning by having fun!
  Have you ever wondered how Laura came up with her blog/store name? Well, she is very passionate about differentiation and believes that it is important to make it easier for teachers to achieve this...That's why she has so many wonderful differentiated products in her store! 

Just like everyone else did with their partner, I got to choose one product of my choice from Laura's TPT store to share with you today. She has so many fun games and activities in her store, it was a hard choice!!

Hi. My name is Melissa and I'm a play dough addict.
I'm seriously a sucker for all things play dough! So when I came across Laura's Interactive Play Dough Mats I could not pass up her Pirates pack!

This is such a great hands-on approach to math and, let's be honest, what student doesn't LOVE squeezing and playing with play dough!? (AND we can't forget about all of the fine motor benefits of it too!)

This is seriously jam packed with so many amazing resources! There are a lot of different ways it can be used too, which is what I love about it!

Laura has included different mats to print out (b&w are also included, which is a definite bonus!)

Students can choose a number cards up to 20 and make the corresponding number in pirate coins for the treasure chest by using play dough.  (Of course we used yellow play dough!)

10-frame cards are also included up to 20. I found these adorable PINK coins at Dollar Tree that definitely add to the fun of this pack! I searched all over their "party section" and could NOT find any other colors! That store can definitely be hit and miss. 

Laura has also included addition cards. I love the hands on approach this allows students to have while practicing number sentences! Amazing for all your kinesthetic learners!

There are individual mats to allow students to make play dough numbers (you could always use a dry erase marker to draw/color the number). What little kid doesn't love making "snakes" with play dough!? They just can't get enough.

After making the number, you could also use these adorable pirate cards that are included, or any other manipulative you have on hand, for one-to-one correspondence practice.

That's not even all. Laura has included 6 fabulous extension activities to go along with the mats! Students will count the number of pirates and coins then write the number, read the numeral and draw that number of pirates, trace numbers and write answers to addition sentences.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope that you have fallen in love with Laura's play dough mats like I have!

You are all in LUCK!! Laura has put ALL of her Interactive Play Dough Mats on SALE!! Trust me, you do not want to miss out on grabbing these!
(Just click on the picture below to go to her store)

She also has an AMAZING deal right now on Educents. Get ALL of her play dough mats 50% OFF for the next week!!
Now...who wants to try to win their own copy of Laura's Pirate Play Dough Mats!?!? Enter the giveaway below for your chance!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Don't forget to go to Laura's blog by clicking the picture below to see my "Read it Bead it Type it Wipe it" packs in action! You'll be able to enter to win this product on her blog, and all of my Read it, Bead it packs will be 20% off until Tuesday!

Make sure to check out all of the wonderful swaps that are going on and enter the giveaways to win some great products!!

Kindergarten-1st Grade Swap:

2nd Grade-3rd Grade Swap:

If you are interested in participating in the next product swap, follow my blog through Bloglovin' or by email to make sure you don't miss the next sign ups! 
(I'm thinking it will be in April.)

Thanks again for stopping by!

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  1. What a cool product! I enjoyed your blog post, and once again having the wonderful opportunity to work with you. Thank you for organizing this.

  2. Thanks so much for loving my Pirates!! Your review has me grinning from ear to ear :) You are a fantastic teacher and such a wonderful person! Thank you so much for including me in these swaps. They really are one of my favorite ways to collaborate!

  3. Hey Melissa,
    I have Laura's Pirates wishlisted for next years pirate day!!! I love how easy they are to differentiate for different learners! Thanks for organizing this amazing swap! I can't wait for the next one!
    Emmy Mac's Class

  4. Thank you Melissa for the fabulous swap!

  5. Thank you Melissa for organizing this fun swap! I was introduced to new bloggers, products, and in the process learned a new computer skill or two. Thank you, again!

  6. OMG! I SO hope I win this pirate set! My whole classroom is pirate themed and my students would ADORE THIS! AHHH!
    Daisy Designs

  7. Thanks SO much for hosting this fun giveaway! It introduces us to new products and sellers. Thank you!

  8. I'm excited to be your newest follower! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yours is so adorable!! I can't wait to read more.
    Keep Calm and Love First Grade


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