February 13, 2009

Homeschool Favorites- Word Walls Review and Giveaway


We have a neat product to share with you this week for our Homeschool Favorites- Product of the Week. Word Walls, created by MRM Classroom, are a new method of helping young children learn sight words in a creative and interesting way.


Word Walls are collections of 100 frequently used sight words embedded in a graphic design. The student is instructed to color the graphic design to reveal the word that is hidden. This helps the student learn and practice these very important words.

There are currently Word Wall packages for First, Second, Third and Fourth graders. MRM Classroom has also created teacher's kits and ABC pads to assist to take the Word Wall lessons even further.

Our Experience:

We were given a first and second grade Word Wall Kit to try out with our little learners. I do not have a second grader, so I asked a few friends in my homeschool community to try that set out with their students as well.

My little guy was intrigued with the pages as soon as I presented them to him, but being a typical ADHD little guy he had a bit of trouble with the follow through of completing the picture. He found the words right away and colored those first, so I know he had the practice with the words that he needed, but he didn't actually finish any of the pictures.

My little darling is only in preschool so I didn't have much hope that she would get much out of them except to have a good time coloring. Boy was I wrong- she LOVED them and actually finished a lot of the pictures I gave her. It was good practice for her to find the letters- name them and tell me the sound they made. She also learned a few of the words and remembers them even a few days later.

I got a few mixed reviews from my second grade parents- two of them LOVED the Word Walls pages and both of their daughters really enjoyed the whole process. I did have one parent who felt the words in the Second Grade kit were to simple for her son- he has always been a super reader. I also had one parent who was concerned that her child would not have a good experience because of his visual processing issues- and she was right. He was not able to work on them at all.

Overall- I think this would be a good addition to many homeschoolers (and even non-homeschoolers who are looking for some extra practice for their little learners) curriculum.

We give Word Walls

TWO THUMBS UP!!


To Buy:

Visit the MRM Classroom website and find the Word Walls kit that best works for your little learner.

To Win:

MRM Classroom has generously donated a first and second grade Word Wall kit to two of our lucky readers.

To Enter:

  • Visit the MRM Classroom website and take a look around. Leave us a comment letting us know if you would like to win the first or second grade kit. Please be sure to include a valid email address in your comment.
  • For an Extra Entry:
  • Subscribe to our blog (or tell us you already do)
  • Follow us on Twitter and Tweet about this giveaway. Please leave us a comment including a link to the Tweet.
  • Go check out our new blog- Frugal Jenn- which will be officially launching on March 1st and subscribe to that blog as well. Leave us a comment letting us know what you think and that you subscribed.
  • Follow Frugal Jenn on Twitter. Leave us a comment letting us know you did including your Twitter name.

That's it!! So easy!!

Giveaway is open to US Residents only.

Giveaway ends 2/20 at midnight. Winners will be chosen by random drawing and notified by email. Winners have 48 hours to respond to the email with their shipping information or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

Good Luck!!

35 comments:

  1. I hate being the first post! LOL
    I'd love the first grade kit.

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  2. I tweeted! http://twitter.com/sumrthyme/status/1208134824

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  3. Following Frugal Jenn on Twitter - Sumrthyme

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  4. The First Grade kit would be really great. I have a couple grandchildren who will be entering that grade. Thank you!

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  5. Following Frugal Jenn on Twitter,kewpiedoll04

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  6. The Word Wall Words for Second Grade would be perfect for us! Please enter me in my name in your drawing. I appreciate it very much.
    Many thanks,Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  7. I am a subscriber to your blog.
    Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  8. Also, I subscribed to your upcoming blog,
    Frugal Jenn! Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppesa[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  9. My middle son is in 2nd grade, so I'd love to win the 2nd grade book to work with him!!

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  10. Following you on Twitter and I tweeted this giveaway!http://twitter.com/3boyzmom/status/1215228274

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  11. I'm now following FrugalJenn on Twitter!
    my user name is 3boyzmom

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  12. The Word Wall Words Kit for First Grade sounds perfect for my granddaughter. She loves to color with crayons and learn new words. The ABC Pads look great too! Thanks for giveaway!

    vinter@warwick.net

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  13. I subscribe.

    vinter@warwick.net

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  14. I would love to try the first grade kit. Thanks! lisanne411(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  15. these look fun. i like the first grade kit best.
    sabeckstrom at yahoo dot com

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  16. I would love to win the first grade set! Thanks so much for doing the giveaway

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  17. I would love the first grade word walls! These are neat! Thanks
    bs.webster(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  18. My daughter will be starting second grade next year. She loves coloring and this would be a great addition to her lessons.
    thebovees49091 at yahoo dot com

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  19. The First Grade kit would be great for my daughter.

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  20. I think these are great. I know my son would benefit from something like this he loves visual puzzles and search and find type things. The 2nd grade edition would work best for us. Thanks for the chance to win!
    murphykatt[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  21. I would love the first grade kit for my son. thanks

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  22. I would like to have the second grade kit for my daughter.

    laikilu@yahoo.com

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  23. I would like to have the second grade kit for my son! I think he would enjoy this and it's a great way for him to learn and reinforce!

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  24. I subscribed to the Frugal Jenn blog! I can't wait for your launch! I'm always looking for bargains and new ideas for saving money, even more so in the current economy!

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  25. I'm following Frugal Jenn on Twitter! (amweeks)

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts!!