Monday, February 16, 2009

Phonics Swap 2009

Jo at A Bit of This and A Bit of That hosts phonics and culture swaps six times each year, and I recently participated in my very first phonics swap. Basically, I sent two swap partners 10 phonetically correct miniatures for their collections, and they each sent me 10 miniatures for mine.

My swap partners were Joann in Olympia, WA, and Gabriel in Austin, TX. Here's what I sent them:



Pin
Hammer
Glass
Indian
Orange
Duck
Bowl
Sack
Ax
Whisk
Eggs

Here's what Gabriel sent me:


Lighthouse
Horn
Carrot
Guitar
Moon
Cupcake
Pencil
Tree
Watermelon
Ladybug
Umbrella
Saxophone

Joann sent:


Frog
Blackberry
Raspberry
Mitten
House
Plate
Yarn
Spool
Violin
Zero (typewriter key)
Nine (typewriter key)
Book
Doughnut
Mushroom
Carrot
Key

They also sent lovely postcards from their respective hometowns. We live in a very culture-rich area (American Revolution, Civil War, George Washington's home, not to mention that we live 12 miles from the capital of the United States), but somehow I just could not get my act together to include postcards. I had big hopes and lots of culture-based ideas for things to send, but in the end, I sent only miniatures. I can get paralyzed by details, and I knew I would never get the miniatures in the mail if I veered off on a tangent. Alas, perhaps if Jo hosts a culture swap in a couple of months...

To see what other people swapped, click here. To my swap partners, thanks for all of the goodies!! I'm just starting my phonetic object collection, and I'm glad to have all of these additions!!

4 comments:

Amber said...

Oh my! My "kid" would LOVE those tiny cooking utensils! Especially the rolling pin. So cute!

Shannon Karlich said...

Where do you find those adorable miniatures?!

Jennie said...

Hi Shannon,

They're actually dollhouse miniatures that I got from a local hobby shop. I'm just starting my collection and don't have a lot of miniatures to share, so I tried to look for items that came in groups of three or more (oranges, eggs, etc.) so that I could keep one for my own collection, too! :)

tati said...

This is such a great idea! Thanks for the idea!