I'm so excited to be joining up with the TPT Seller Challenge sponsored by Sparkling in Second and a few other bloggers! I'm officially on summer vacation as of today. I finished my cums, turned in my keys, and said goodbye to my principal who has been very nice to work for these last few years. She's retiring just in time to have her first grandchild be born. The end of this year marks the end of 2 years with the same incredible group of kids- I looped up to 2nd with my firsties from last year. They were one of the very best classes I've ever had and I will miss them so very much. You know when you have that group where all the kids become friends, get along, and support each other? It was just what teaching should be.
This challenge came along at the perfect time to get me blogging again now that I have more time. The first of four challenges is this week and the challenge is to makeover a TPT item in your store.
I chose to makeover the covers of my best-selling product and the freebie that goes with it. I also changed the fonts some. This is my best-seller, a phonics packet where kids write the missing beginning sound then have to read the word and draw a picture of it. There are also word searches that go with each vowel sound. But looking at it today I thought EEK! did I really have the cover looking like that? Oh my! It really needed a modern makeover!
What I like most about this is that kids can't write the wrong beginning sound (which makes it super easy to spell the word) but the work comes when they have to be able to read the word to draw the picture. Each page has kids reading words with a different long vowel sound. It looks like this
The short vowel companion is a freebie in my TPT store. I revamped the cover for it too. It looks similar so teachers would know they go together.
I'm so excited to see what the next challenge is! I hope you'll join up or follow along for the fun. Thanks for popping by!