Saturday, October 6, 2012

Product Swap!


I recently signed up for the Magical Product Swap that Jessica coordinated over at Mrs. Stanford's Class.  My swap was with adorable Marie from The Hands on Teacher in First.

She has SO many wonderful packets at her TPT store.  The product I chose was a cute little pack called Verbs at the Zoo.  (It was one that I could use right away!  However, the best laid plans......  anyway-I didn't get to it yet, BUT, I'm still going to share with you the wonderful things this packet has to offer---and how I plan on using them)

 There are TONS of great activities to reinforce verbs in a first grade classroom---all focused around ZOO ANIMALS!  (What child doesn't LOVE that?!)  :)

 This is a great sort where students need to cut and paste verbs by whether they are present tense or past tense (which is a Common Core Standard!)  This will be going into my literacy "Working With Words" station to be completed independently after we discuss verb tenses a little more in detail.

This is another great activity where kids need to look at the words and decide whether it is a verb or not.  I was working with my kiddos just last week with this concept, and they had trouble.  This will be a great "review" or reinforcement activity in the next week.  I like how the words are related to the zoo and also pretty easy to read.  :)

This is going to be another word work station for the kids.  Students need to cut out the verbs and decide which animal does the action.  It is also a good reinforcement/teaching tool for verbs that end with -s- for singular nouns.  

 I love this little story about going to the zoo.  Students are searching in the sentences for the verbs and underlining them. 

This next one is a great word work station activity.  Students cut out animal cards and verb cards (or you can)  They flip over an animal and a verb and need to create a sentence using the 2 words.  We use the Step Up To Writing program at our school, and this fits perfectly into our "3 Part Sentences" that we teach.  (Who?  Action   Finish the thought)  The animal card will be the who and the verb card is obviously the action.  Students will just need to finish the thought.)  I am having them glue their 2 cards onto a sentence strip and then writing the sentence they created onto the strip next to it.  This activity could also be used as a fun "charades" type activity where a student needs to act out a verb by being one of the animals (could get a little crazy!) or even an activity where kids are in groups turning over the cards and practicing speaking in complete sentences (another CCSS!)

The packet also has a writing activity having the kids write a story about a picture she has and using the words found, ran and gave within the story.  There is also a cloze activity where students need to fill in the missing verbs.  And, also another page where students need to choose their own verb to go with 3 animals (and then also draw their own animal on the back and write a verb to go with it).

Make sure to check out Marie's blog and TPT store and show her some love! 


  1. Verbs at the zoo looks like fun!
    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

  2. Thank you for this amazing review! I had a great time with your Bugs packet too!

  3. And another item added to my cart hehe Thanks for joining for the swap :) I hope you'll sign up for the next!

    ✏ Mrs. Stanford's Class ✏
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