Friday, June 24, 2011

Fab Finds. . .

This week's fab finds are from Target (that Dollar Spot is SO addictive-their marketing directors are definitely keeping teachers in mind) and Lakeshore (which I absolutely LOVE since there's one less than a mile away from Mr. Perry's job).  It's kind of a blessing and a curse at the same time)!

I usually keep most of my plans, assessment data, and important info in digital form, but these are so cute-I'll find some way to use them for planning and note keeping!

 
I got a class set of these dry erase boards-perfect for penmanship practice and writing along while we complete shared and interactive writing activities.  They're two sided, lined, and only $1!  

The Dollar Spot has all kinds of stickers, awards, and bookmarks right now!

These number and alphabet puzzles caught my eye because my three year old loves puzzles!  I grabbed some for him and some for the classroom. 

I fell in love with these cute little cards...how perfect for teaching action words (verbs) and animal characteristics! We do two huge units on animal research so these will be fun for the kids to use as they write their reports. 

This is a giant pocket chart from Lakeshore.  It's a word ladder!  I know I could probably make something similar, but this one was so so cute!  It's made by Educational Insights.  It's $29.99, but I had a coupon for $5.00 of a purchase of $25.00 or more so I think it was well worth it.  The pocket chart set includes 40 different word ladders in picture form and the letter cards to build the words. 

This will be such a phenomenal phonemic awareness activity for readers who have difficulty segmenting, blending, and hearing sounds.  I really like how it provides a place for the picture, letters, and writing.  Later this summer I'm hoping to make some more versions of this type of activity for my Promethean board.  I would love to practice them on the Promethean board in a whole group setting then allow students to use the pocket chart as a word work activity during Daily 5. 

That's it for this week...did you find any great deals?  If so, let me know!

17 comments:

  1. That's awesome to be close to a Lakeshore... or maybe not...lol
    Love your finds!!
    Jennifer
    First Grade Blue SKiES

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  2. I love those animal sound/animal action cards! I haven't seen them; I will have to be on the lookout! Thanks for sharing!

    Mrs. Thompson

    Adventures in Teaching

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  3. Whoo Hoo! Look out Target, here I come!

    Thanks for sharing!

    www.mssolanoskindergarten.blogspot.com

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  4. I hope the Olathe (KS) Targets start getting this stuff in! My mom was there this morning and checked for me... no luck for us yet! :)

    ~Laura
    www.firstgradeFUNdamentals.blogspot.com

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  5. I was at "my" Target today and it didn't have any of that cool stuff yet. I did spend $16 at Dollar Tree though! It has some super cute things right now like those peel and stick wall art things. I got polka dots and alphabet ones. I got a lot of things at Hobby Lobby. They had a great 60% off sale on summer items and I got a class set of stir sticks to use as pointers during reading. I paid $1.40.

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  6. Omi word! Did you get those whiteboards at Target?!? I have been browsing the web...deliberating whether I should spend that much on them.

    First Grade Factory

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  7. Just found your blog & loving it, especially these fab find posts! I'm a new follower! :-)

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  8. I got all of the target items! Also found some pocket charts, book boxes, and baskets!

    internteachertales.blogspot.com

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  9. I got dry-erase sentence strips in the dollar section! 4 strips for a dollar!!! I can't wait to use them!!

    Hadar

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  10. Thanks for sharing your fabulous finds! I've already started my shopping list! I just posted an activity board that would be a great follow up to the word ladder that you posted. Perfect! Come check it out when you have time.

    http://firstgradeglitterandgiggles.blogspot.com/

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  11. Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to see what I can find. I think the followers option is having issues. Mine is missing and so is yours. When it works I will follow! :)
    http://tunstalltimes.blogspot.com/

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  12. I just picked up those same whiteboards today! Yay for Target. Thanks so much for featuring Small Types your sidebar. I'm flattered to be included!

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  13. Wow!! You got a lot of neat stuff!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  14. Okay...so I convinced the Mr. to go browsing in the dollar section at Target. And...I found those whiteboards!! I am so happy. I love that I spent $1 per whiteboard versus $2.50 at the online teacher stores. I have a class set and small group set. Plus, they have the primary lines on them. Thanks for the tip. I also found the Elmers "Project Popperz" markers at Target. Love me some Target. Thanks for the heads-up. P.S. love your new blog design.

    First Grade Factory

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  15. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Lakeshore!!! I live near their outlet store, OMG!!! I have found some terrific deals, but also get carried away in the process!! I love that word ladder, I may have to go get one!

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  16. Looks like you found some great buys at two of my favorite places!! Thanks for sharing!!
    http://rd-busybees.blogspot.com/

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  17. You inspired me to go to Target! Thanks a lot! I found the cutest boxes!! I love the dollar section!!

    Lori
    Little Priorities

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