Saturday, May 24, 2014

I have someone that I secretly admire...




Schroeder Shenanigans in 2nd

Does anyone else feel like they are in awe of her work?  I know I am.  I enter EVERY contest she has on her Facebook page.  She makes just the best products!!  Here are some that are in my wishlist of hers.  You should check them out!


I was am going to review her Vocabulary Builder Toolbox!

This pack includes SEVEN different sets of centers, anchor charts, activities, interactive notebook resources, and Scoot!

Skills covered in the pack include:
Prefixes and Suffixes
Root/Base Words
Context Clues
Compound Words

There are a variety of activities included in this pack, and each activity has a colorful version as well as a more ink friendly version for added convenience!  I love that she included the less color activities as well so my printer did not eat all of my ink.  Here are some pictures of some activities we did!

 Build-a-Word With Prefixes and Suffixes:
I printed out the cards and gave them to the kids.  I told them that they need to sort the cards into the sections that had the word could work with.  When they were done, I asked them if any of those words could be used in a different way.  Then, I could see the light bulb come on.  You should have heard the conversations they were having.  "I have heard of someone who is "disabled."  Does that work with the prefix AND suffix?  That is kinda like "unable."   The cards were constantly being moved while they were discussing.

Root Word Dig and Scoot:

 The kids loved doing this one because they were able to look at the posters again if they needed them.  I think the reason they liked them the most is because they felt successful.  They were able to tell you the root word or the suffix.  This was a good review for them!

Digging in with Context Clues:
OH MY GOSH!! This is beyond cute how she set this up!  It was funny to see the kids who read the directions verse the kids who just winged it.  I kept hearing...."Mrs.Elder, did you make put random words in here...You should relook at this."  Haha well, the words are SUPPOSED to be wrong!  You are trying to match the right word!  Haha  I loved it!  After they were done with the first one, all I could hear was, "Ok guys, lets get started trying to find the "real word."  It was great to teach context clues and to look around the word.

 This is just a preview/review of this great product.  If you would like to see more of what she has for you, download this free preview that she let me give to you!  Make sure you tell her thank you ALL of her hard work!  She had really solidified many vocabulary skills my students needed!

God bless,