Monday, September 23, 2019

Target Haul for September




When you spot the erasers!! 
These were the fall ones, bummed that they 
didn't have the Halloween ones though.

They have all different journals:

Then got to the Halloween ones!!!!!!
Whoops, spoke too soon lol

All the erasers in all of their glory!
I buy two for me and two for my teaching bestie!

New socks for me and my little :)


New tableware for October


Here is an up close look at the erasers:

Multi colored stars, candy, and leaves


I sorted out the orange jack-o-lanterns out of the packs
and put them in one drawer.
Witch/cat/ghost and skull/headstone boo/Frankie and teal pumpkins

Mushrooms, pumpkins
owls and squirrels


Santa birds and cardinals
snowflakes









Monday, August 26, 2019

Mini Erasers

Here are ahem *some* of my mini eraser collection.

I have been collecting them my entire teaching career- 20+ years!!

I have a ton of them.

I have bought them from Target in the party section- they are the big ones in the bottom drawers.
ehhh.. not my favorite 

Target's Dollar Spot aka Bullseye's Playground
they sell them in mesh bags with 60 of them for $1 :)

They sell them at Target, 5 Below, Party City, Oriental, Amazon.


This is how I store them. 

I take out a drawer and hand it to a child.  





I love love love mini erasers!!
These were $3 
There were 50 in each box. The package contains 4 boxes.




Random ones in Bullseye's Playground 


These are the mesh bags.  They are usually seasonal. 


 These were at Dollar Tree.

I will be publishing some stories to go along with these,
stay tuned!!


Uses:

sorting
patterns
math counters
bingo markers
use on play dough mats instead of play dough



Why:
Working on fine motor (muscles) for better writing


Grab some printables here:






Monday, August 19, 2019

Fireflies or lightening bugs?

Fireflies or lightening bugs?   That is the question!!

I have been busy busy busy!


I introduce this book first to reinforce our color words and 
use repeated refrain to build fluency.  
Children love to hear the repetition of the repeated words.






Then to build even more excitement I bring out this next book.

I mean who doesn't want to star in a book???


So you write their names on the lines or have them write their names.
You could laminate the pages and then write with a Sharpie to use year after year.







BUT THEN WAIT, THERE'S MORE!!!

During writing time, I bring out the final piece!!!

So now not only have we worked on color words,
the children have stared in their own book, 
now they can create a book!

I print off a second copy of the classbook cover.
I hand out the following page to all of the children.

They write their names on the line.
They write the color word on the second line and then color in the 
firefly they caught.




I would also print the last two pages of the classbook about catching and letting go the fireflies.

Monday, July 15, 2019

June Dollar Tree mini haul

We stopped at Dollar Tree.

This is not the typical one I always stop at.... this one 
is way across town... next door to Target lol

We have three Dollar Tree's and a couple of
random dollar stores



I was thinking of having this set up in my room for the first day.
I will have it set up the day before the kids arrive.
Most of my students arrive to my school before me.

 I'm still wondering if I want to laminate them.... 
they are thinner tag, but then it will glare, so probably no laminating lol
I will have signs too that says first day of school and the year and such.


I finally found some of these... I think there are three total in the "set'
I have the "flakes" so I didn't grab the one pack they had.



Next I know there are two sets of these.
This one is shapes.  
They are sort of smaller than I thought though! 
About the size of a child's hand.

The other set has a FROG!!!!
So I'm still on the hunt for them of course!



Monday, July 8, 2019

June Target Mini Haul

You know it's time to start stalking Bullseye's Playground AKA 
Target's Dollar Spot.

I'm on the hunt for more erasers of course plus more, duh!

More flannel boards!!!
More foam bath toys



I plan to add these to our sensory bin during those units.



This will introduced when I open the science center: 


Perfect for fire safety in October or Community Helpers



During vet/pet theme

Well this would fit under a bakery shop or an ice cream shop :)

Monday, July 1, 2019

Unboxing Summer Kindergarten Crate

This was my first Kindergarten Crate Box:

Here are some photos of the un-boxing and at the bottom,
there's a video





Starting at the top left
Instruction page, mini ice cream erasers, Lip balm, sticky tac, planner stickers
sand writing box, note cards to go in the box, post it notes
sand for the box, wiggly eyes Flair pens and Mr Sketch markers








On the instruction sheet, it gives you what is included and then ideas. Plus sneak peaks for next months box.  I think I will wait until next box to give out grades lol

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Spring at Target

It's spring....... at Target :)



Writing center

*pencils
*stickers
*stamps small group patterning
*Egg & Bead colors



I picked the band aids with the most in. 
There were other packs for the same money, but less band aids.


These are going in the Easter basket.

The notebook, is more of an activity book than a coloring book.
The water fizzer- place in water to reveal a toy inside and a frog towel.


Totally using this during our social skills lessons.


The bunny is for an Easter basket, 
but the frog is perhaps going into our traveling pet bag.


These will be in a toy test, I will let you know how they work.


I am thinking of using the bag and frog as a take home bag....
not sure yet, it's so darn cute! 
Frog floam, they had other colors and shapes, but I'm all about the frog lol
and a super cute frog dancer. 


More for the Easter basket.


Hat was in the 70% off part
and the socks... more for the Easter basket.


 Here are some wood toys for the blocks center.

The rocks were 70% off too.
Bingo game for a center and the red thing is a prank- however, I didn't want to try it in the store... 
which I should have, because it didn't work :( taking it back.