Thursday, December 15, 2011

It's Giveaway Time!

With my daughter's IEP Meeting coming up in a mere 5 days, I thought a giveaway would be appropriate.
One of her goals involves sight words.
And while she is making gains on this goal, she still struggles with it.
Flash cards are no fun, for sure, and pointing to words in a book is so unmotivating.

However, the great people over at Learning Resources have given me yet another avenue to drill these oh-so-important words into her long term memory.


Disguised as a box of popcorn, you will find 100 pieces of popcorn representing 92 of the most common sight words that are taught at the Kindergarten level.

But what about the other 8, ApraxiaMom?
Well, the remaining 8 pieces have the work "POP" written on them and they are pieces that make this game so fun!

Why are they so special?
Well, as two or more players are playing this game, taking turns choosing a piece of popcorn and saying the word that appears on that piece.
But, watch out, because a random piece of popcorn labeled "POP" may be chosen.
And if that lose all of your pieces back to the box!

But this game is more than just learning sight words.
I have found (with my two children) that I have been able to teach:
*turn taking
*they may not always be the winner
*using the word in a sentence
*explaining to me what the word means or represents
*playing fair

I am sure that you can come up with many, many more ways of using this game as both a fun and educational addition to your household or classroom, too!

So, who would like to own this game?

Here is what you need to do.

1. You must LIKE Learning Resources on Facebook and tell them that I sent you there from today's giveaway.

2. You must leave a comment on my Facebook page as a separate post stating why this game would be perfect for you!

That's it!
Simple as that!

This blog giveaway will run from today, December 15 ,2011 through 9:00am on Friday, December 16th (CST).
One winner will be chosen at random.
You will have until 9:00am on Saturday, December 17, 2011 to respond to me when I post your name as the winner.
Contest valid in the United States only.
Sorry, but no PO Box entries will be allowed.
No anonymous entries.
You must have a valid email address.
If the first winner does not contact me within 24 hours, another winner will be chosen at random.


And thanks again to Jenny and the great people over at Learning Resources for this wonderful opportunity!

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  1. Done, this looks great because my son loooooves popcorn and flash cards and we are working on turn taking with both boys and it is part of their IEPs.

  2. I liked and commented on both facebook pages (nicole lenz).