Monday, May 15, 2017

Dollar Tree Kinderpond Style



Trying these for art :)


These were in our Easter bin.


Sensory bin filler.


The sand is for writing box.


Sports theme

fine motor activities


For the fairy tale unit

Pointer






Someone posted finding jars of buttons, but this is all that I could find.
These owls are just plain cute!


Remember the box I shared HERE?
These fit perfectly.
I was thinking of using them for the book Elmer at the beginning of the year. 
there are 1500 so two packs should do the trick for one class lol


At first I thought it was the wrong case because there were small compartments, 
but those popped right out! 







Some kind of game.



 How do you store these?

Monday, May 8, 2017

Bug Game Kinderpond Style

I got these bugs from Learning Resources:
You can also find them on Amazon Learning Resources: Bugs

I really like this game.  It takes a bit of strategy.
You could make it last longer by saying you have to get every bug in every color.


Get your game on HERE!





Don't forget to use the code for a site wide sale and my additional discount in the


Monday, April 24, 2017

I hopped to the Dollar Tree

Here are all the goodies I just got:



Here is the breakdown of what I got and for what:

The crazy straws: we are using for fine motor work and adding pony beads.
The purple box is for the tissue paper from my last trip- which I didn't blog about yet lol**
Foam sheets not quite 8x11 though
And gel for gel bags**



My mom wears her lanyard with her key and ID like a good staff member should.
It however, wrecks her dresses :(

Also, that graduation frame??  I take a class photo and all the kids sign around it.

I saw a post, maybe on Instagram about labeling the egg tray with numbers/words/dots and having the kids match eggs with them.

The Mini Jenga blocks.  I was thinking for morning bins- either sight words or math problems.
 Science boxes- making the /s/ word that I don't like lol
The green trays are for sorting maybe?

In second grade, they work on speech bubbles, so I got these to laminate and use for student work display of their work.

Golf Balls- maybe for art marble paint, maybe for motion?
Snakes and Ladders for morning work.
Toy Story Book- for Wild West unit coming up.


There are foil letters and foam letters for tactile learners.
I plan to glue/attach them to index cards.


The black bags are for my version of my friends "Star Search" during a space unit.**
The strawberry thing is supposed to be for tea, but it was so cute, I added it to our kitchen center.
Little flashlights because I can't find the ones I bought last year lol
Oh the alarm? that's for my 4 year old escape artist lol
The tan pieces are so you don't scratch your floor
White: hook and loop aka Vel-Cro






**Will blog about these more soon!

Tissue Paper
Star Search
Gel Bags

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Mother's Day

I am honored and privileged to be part of the Laura Kelly Design Team this year.


I got this super cute hot chocolate set. Perfect for the winter months.

However, it is "spring" here... and we may or may not get snow again lol

But!!!!   Check out what I did to change it up for mother's day!!!


I am planning on having the kids decorate the cups and then glue them to some cards.

I *must* remember to 'train the troops' and only have them glue around the outside so that the flowers can be removed and...



See I wrote things on the stems of the flowers???

I would brainstorm with my class as to what we could write.

The non-writers will love it, because they don't have to write complete sentences lol


I really love these heart flowers and my students will do a much better job with designing their flowers and making them perfect for their moms.

Check back in May for photos of their finished products!



**As part of the Laura Kelly Design team, I was given a machine and the die cuts**
I however, without the use of Pinterest, came up with the ideas all on my own ;)

Monday, April 10, 2017

Dollar Tree Trip #????


We went to the Dollar Tree...again lol


I grabbed these to add to our writing center.
They would also make a great addition to a VIP table.


Ice Cube trays for.... ummmm I have no idea lol
Math and fine motor game maybe??



I watched Play To Learn's video on the Flower Shop dramatic play,
then looked at more photos here.

I might have also bought this unit for next year.

I went to the Dollar Tree and look what I saw?!?!?!?


Some science experiments:


More smelly pens.
I also have the Scento's multi-pen. 

I will do a review of them both and let you know.

Then the.flairs.!!!!!!!!!  They have essential oils in them.

Then the three pack. They smell nice and write nice too!
We have several kids that are on behavior sheets,
this makes them better :)

Apparently next week I will be doing product testing lol


Some green gems and some
plastic shapes for the light table.


Here are some magazine boxes.
They are a bit on the small size, but do hold regular paper no problem.


I added this coconut to our Rain Forest Stand.


Review: 7 Simple Standards

From time to time, I am offered materials, games, or in this case food, to review.

Do you think you have something that you need of reviewing that would 
benefit my readers??  Please drop me an email
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I was lucky enough to get to sample some amazing and yummy chips.  

We were given six regular bags of yumminess and



eight personal size bags 


These were super tasty and we enjoyed them all!

We really enjoyed sampling these tasty treats! Although, I did have to remove one of the bags from a fellow mom’s hand or she would have eaten the whole bag! They were super yummy and everyone kept coming back for more. Some had stronger flavors and some were muted. Someone did mention using a dip for the plain sea salt ones. Children and adults alike all enjoyed eating the chips! I might not have told the children they were good healthy choices for them! Shhh!



They are:
*Gluten-Free Certified, 
*Nut free (peanut & tree nut free)
Non-GMO Project Verified, 
Vegetarian 
Kosher Certified 


According to 7 Simple Standards they use clean ingredients, no added preservatives, zero grams trans fat, no artificial colors or flavors, gluten free, simple ingredients, and simply delicious.


I am a Moms Meet Ambassador and they sent my moms group chips to sample.  We were delighted to give them a try!