Swap Meet- A product swap blog hop and giveaway.

Hi friends! I am so excited to chat with you today about a  swap meet exchange that was hosted by 
Hanging Around In Primary
Momma with a Teaching Mission

 A few weeks ago I was matched up with Kayse from

to swap a product and test it out in my classroom. If you don't know who Kayse is you MUST check out her You Tube tutorials! She is soo super talented in that area! You can check them out HERE! 

After spending a few hours looking her Teachers Pay Teachers Shop I came across a map skills set that I knew would help me teach this concept in my classroom!
(Click on the cover to see it her store)

The first topic we covered is what is the difference between a map and a globe. We looked at the two and made an anchor chart to show the differences. Of course I forgot to take a picture of that...oh well

We then got this sorting activity from Kayse's packet and got to right work on it. Students need to sort the pictures into their interactive notebooks. I used this as an assessment to see if they understood the differences.

First you have to color! Everything is better with colors. ;)

                Next I told my students they had to cut and sort the pics. I really did not give them any more direction that to see what they would come up with.

 As you can see they came up with a few different ways to sort the pictures. 


We then talked about maps and the symbols they have on them. When I told the kids they were going to be creating their own maps there was lots of cheering. They were so excited to become map makers!
      Some students started with roads while others began with coloring their symbols.

This step took a few days to complete because as we all know there is never enough time! Here are some of the finished maps

They shared their maps in small groups and talked about where they placed their symbols. I was super impressed with how the maps turned out!

There were even MORE activities in her pack that went over Continents but, that standard is covered more in First Grade. If we ever have some time I would definitely go back and add them to their notebooks.

Want a chance to win ALL of the products we are reviewing?? You can enter down below. There are a total of 15 items that you could win!

Now for the secret letter! Use this to enter in the Rafflecopter!

  Hop over to the next blog to check out what Kayse picked from my shop.


  1. I LOVE their maps! They did an awesome job. My firsties would love these and I would have them add a legend as well. This product is going onto my wishlist right now! Thanks so much for partipating in the hop.

    Hanging Around In Primary

  2. Clearly my students near a lesson in cutting from your Kinders! When I taught second grade, I did a similar activity with treasure maps, and it was always lots of fun!

  3. I'm going to have to get this for my maps and globes unit!
    I Love First Grade

  4. I am so glad you linked up with the Teaching Tuesday link up party so I found this! This hop is awesome, and I'm now off to get sucked into checking everything out. =)
    ~Heather aka HoJo~