Friday, June 17, 2011

Fab Finds. . .

These fabulous finds are from  Dollar Tree, Garden Ridge, and Target. . .

Item #1: U.S. Map with labels and icons-clearance price $9.98
I didn't purchase this one because I don't have a good place for it in my classroom, but this would be a very interactive and fun project for young learners.

Item #2:  Innovative Word Map (shower curtain). . .$14.99
I'm looking forward to using this giant map when we study holidays around the world, Christopher Columbus, landforms, bodies of water, Texas, and America.  The great thing is that I can pack it up and store it when it's not in use!

Item #3:  Books 
I didn't know Garden Ridge had such a selection of children's books!  Most of them are $3.99 or $4.99.

Item #4:  "Lemonade Signs" from Target Dollar Spot
How cute would it be to have a lemonade stand while we're working on coins/money next year?  This also goes perfectly with my beach/ocean theme.  

Item #5: "Zany Tales" from Target Dollar Spot   
I love these!  They seem like they'll be great story starters,  and I can use them to review parts of speech without a boring old worksheet!

I'll use this one to connect to making predictions and inferencing skills.

I'll use this one as we talk about fairy tales.  It will be a great way for students to create their own "fractured" tales as well.

I'd like to use this one when we talk about "pre-fixes, suffixes, and root words."

Item #6:  Sticker Charts from Dollar Tree
These are perfect for making "student office folders."  You don't have to glue, cut, paste, or copy.  I'll have a post about making them in a few weeks.  

Item #7:  Undercover Spy Gear from Dollar Tree 
I can't wait to break these out when we start working on inference.  We may also use the "fingerprint" one when we talk about our similarities and differences at the beginning of the school year.

That's it for this week!  Did you find any great deals this week?  If so, let me know.  You know I love a great bargain!


  1. I just bought the lemonade stand signs from Target and was about to make a post about it also! lol i love how all teachers think alike. I was in the store with my finance and he couldn't understand why I HAD to have those signs. He has to learn now I love me some school supplies!!!


  2. You can always take those Zany Tales and put them on a file folder to laminate. Use them over and over and over again! ;)

    Little Miss Glamour goes to Kindergarten

  3. Where are the maps from please?

  4. Super fantastic finds! I can't wait to get my shop on this summer to update the old and add new. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Mrs. Settle...they're both from that place!


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