Saturday, August 8, 2015

Our Teaching Tribe August Challenge Product Trade-off Blog Hop

I am so excited to be participating in my first blog hop with the Facebook group Our Teaching Tribe! Our challenge this month was to participate in a Product Trade-Off. I was matched with Laura from A Grade-Filled Classroom. You can find her products at her TpT Store, A Grade-Filled Classroom. Laura is an Instructional Coach and she has a passion for teaching and helping other teachers become the best versions of themselves. She creates products especially for 1st-3rd grade teachers.

Laura sent me her Back to School Get to Know Me Task Cards and Back to School Ice-Breaker Cootie Catchers. My students are going to LOVE both activities!

I will be using the Back to School Get to Know Me Task Cards with my 2nd-4th grade students in the library. We will use it as a Scoot game to get the kids moving and to help ease some of the first week jitters students tend to have. There are several variations included so for you to use, which I love!


My students will especially like the Back to School Ice-Breaker Cootie Catchers. This ice-breaker might make me the most fun librarian on the planet! ;) The cootie catchers will allow students to break away from their comfort zone and find students they might normally be apprehensive to approach at the beginning of the year. I love that all the work is done and all the students have to do is color, fold and enjoy the cootie catchers. The detailed picture instructions in this product are great, as well. My students won't even realize that I'm observing their personalities and interactions while they are working on this fun activity!

If you like these products, you can find Laura (A Grace-Filled Classroom) on Pinterest, TpT, Instagram and on her blog. Thanks for sharing your great products with me, Laura!

A Grace-Filled Classroom

Be sure to click on the picture below to hop on over to Laura's Product Trade-Off post!


  1. Awesome product review! You know I have never heard about scoop game before till I read this post ! Isn't that crazy , now I see the word everywhere :)

  2. Hi Marlana! Just read your post! You had such lovely things to say about me! Thanks so much! Love the quote too! Trading products with you was so much fun!