The Magical Product Swap!

We are so happy to be a part of The Magical Product Swap, hosted by Jessica Stanford who blogs at Mrs. Stanford’s Class!
For this swap, we were paired up with Liz who blogs at The Happy Teacher!
The Happy Teacher is an excellent blog that contains tons of useful information and resources for teachers! Be sure to check out the “Free Stuff” page, where Liz has the following {FREE} resources for teachers:
  • Posters for Literacy Stations/Centers
  • Addition Math Center Game {Dunk it Dominoes}
  • Team Posters {Games, group work, & cooperative learning}
  • All About Me: A Photograph Book {Teacher and Student Versions}…we especially love this resource! It would be a great beginning of the year activity to get to know your students or to have them reflect upon their lives and accomplishments so far!
  • Posters for Skip Counting/Multiples

Liz also has a Teachers Pay Teachers store by the same name, The Happy Teacher!  There are 29 excellent products to choose from, including:

There are quite a few customizable products! These are great because you can alter them to suit your needs and personalize them for your classroom use.  The product we chose for the swap was Liz’s Routine’s, Procedures, & Rules: An Editable PowerPoint for Back to School!

This is a great resource that makes it so easy to share important routines and procedures with your students at the beginning of the year! The PowerPoint can also be used to review procedures throughout the year and even during Open House for Parents!

Here’s the excellent product:

In order to use the PowerPoint, you need to download to free fonts.  Don’t skip this step! It is super easy and allows you to use the PowerPoint as it was intended.

How do you do this?  Simply click on the font link and press download.  Open the file and double click on the file name. A window with the complete font will open. Click the install button.  That’s it! Do this for both fonts!


Once the two fonts are installed, open up the PowerPoint presentation.  Liz has done a great job in making the procedures and routines sequential and in a logical progression and include:
  • Hallway Behavior
  • Restroom Behavior
  • Sitting on the Carpet
  • How to Line Up
  • Turning in Papers
  • Secret Signals (how to silently ask to use the restroom!)
  • Rewards and Consequences

If one of the slides does not pertain to you, your class, or your students…simply delete or edit the slide; for example, my grade 8 students do not sit on the carpet, so I deleted the slide.

Each slide has a nice background (chevron for titles and blue for rules), images, and descriptions.
Liz has included extra helpful info in the notes section below each slide to help you change the material and/or suggestions for additional information.
In the image above, I have edited the “Cafeteria Behavior” slide to “Lunch Behavior”, as my students eat lunch in our classroom.  You’ll notice that I have begun to type in my procedures and expectations in the text box, but I will probably run out of room, so I can either reduce the font size or simply duplicate the “Lunch Behavior” page and continue on the next slide. Super easy!
This is such a great product because teaching students about routines, procedures, and rules is essential to a well-organized and well-managed classroom!
Don’t forget to check out The Happy Teacher store and follow The Happy Teacher blog!
Don’t forget to check out what she swapped from our store!!

2 thoughts on “The Magical Product Swap!

  1. Liz October 6, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    So glad you loved this product!! 🙂 Thanks for the great review!

  2. Jessica Stanford October 7, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    What a great product! Thanks for joining for the swap 🙂 I hope you’ll sign up for the next!

    ✏ Mrs. Stanford’s Class ✏
    Enter Product Swap #3

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