Product Swap!

I am so excited to share that I got to participate in Jessica's Product Swap!  Bloggers got to sign up and Jessica matched them up by grade level to swap products and test them out!  I was teamed up with Heather from Teach It Today - she is amazing!  So so so nice, and creates quality products, too!

Heather sent me her Instant Word Bingo game.  In this set, there are 100 sight words included.  She has a cute product cover, a teacher direction page, a Bingo card, and 4 pages of words.

I made copies of the Bingo card and a copy of the first set of words for each of my students.  They cut out the words and glued them in any order onto the Bingo Card.  I told them to make a unique pattern, so that when they get Bingo, no one else does!

Here are my students cutting out the words.

And gluing them down.  A couple little smarty pants decided it was faster to glue dots, then add the words.  Such problem solvers!

I then laminated a copy of the words and cut them up, storing them in an envelope.  These are my calling pieces.

Now, as I call a word, the kids put a little math counter over the word until there is a Bingo.  I give the winner their choice of a sticker for their book box.  I told my students that if we don't have to wait for kids who are talking too much and get all of our work done, we can play Bingo at the end of every day.  But, if there is too much talking and we have to wait, then there won't be time.  "The more we wait, the less we play" is what I tell them.  So far it's working like a charm!  They are keeping these bingo cards in their reading folders and can be taken out at the moment's notice.  I love that there are four sets of words, so we can graduate to harder words in a couple of weeks.  The kids should get really good at reading these words!

As another variation, I could spell the word as I call it, so then they would have to put the letters together in their head, or I could request that they spell the words as they read back Bingos.  I could also have them read and spell a row of their card to a neighbor before we begin the game.  I am so looking forward to using this during the year!  Thanks Heather!

If this looks like something you could use in your classroom, head on over to Heather's TpT store or Teacher's Notebook store and get a copy for yourself!  And the best news, it's only $2.00! :)


  1. Looks like a wonderful packet.

  2. Great product! I'm a tad jealous that you were able to use it with your kiddos!!

    ✏ Mrs. Stanford's Class ✏
    ❤ I hope you enjoyed the swap & will join for the next one!! Check out my post for the link to the form :)