Magical Product Swap #4 ~ Two Fun Products!

This is one of my favorite times of the year ~ the Magical Product Swap!  I love being able try out new products and review them and allow someone else to do the same!  But most of all, I love the friendships I have made through them!
This time is no different!  I was so excited to find that I would be swapping with Storie from Stories by Storie!  I love reading her blog and browsing her store was so much fun too!  If you have not been to her blog, head on over there for some fun stories and ideas!
Stories by Storie
Storie and I both had a hard time choosing one item from each others' stores, so we each chose two products.

My second graders have been spending a lot of time working on various parts of stories with fiction and main idea/details with nonfiction.  Storie's Comprehension Cube Craft was perfect for my second graders!  They really had fun thinking about the parts of the book and writing about them.  Here is how easy it was to make them:
First they filled out the story parts.

Then, they glued the parts onto the square papers.

Finished nonfiction cubes

Finished fiction cubes.

These were super easy and super fun to make!  Storie gives great instructions on how to put the cube together, but once I got the hang of it, I didn't even need to use them.  This could actually be set out for the students to complete at a center with some guidance on putting them together.  With her instructions, students could even do it all on their own.

Another product I got to have fun with was Storie's Roll and Cover Gameboards.  These were super easy to make AND super fun to play!  I was able to actually make these within minutes during the last five minutes of my planning period.  I simply copied them onto colored paper, laminated them, and voila ~ there they were!  Here we are playing them!
First we read the words to make sure we knew them.

Love this dice roller!

As I rolled, the students followed the code to cover words.

The set comes with six game boards for each word feature.  The word features are:  short vowels, long vowels, bossy r,  l-blends, and r-blends.  I used the short vowels with my first graders and the long vowels with my third graders.  Everyone had fun!  I did change the "6" to free play to make the game a little more exciting.  Children love that choice!

I had so much fun with both of these products that they are going into my repertoire to use year after year!

Now head on over the Storie's blog to see what two products she reviewed! 

And a huge thank you to Jessica Stanford for setting all of this up!  I know it could not be easy to do it all! 


  1. Thank you! I'm so glad your kids enjoyed them :)
    Stories by Storie

  2. What a fantastic resource! I love the cubes! They'd make a great display hanging from ceilings.



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