Saturday, July 30, 2011

Awesome finds....

Sorry I've been MIA the past few days! It was my baby girl's {8th} birthday and I have been some more shopping! I {heart} back to school sales - I have been finding some amazing things for my classroom! Here are just a few {well a little more than a few!}.....

I found these at the dollar tree! They are different sized clocks that you can use a dry erase markers with. I plan to break them up and make centers {check back because I'll be sharing the centers I create!} I also found a synonym file folder game.

Another Dollar Tree find... this great spinner. I'm thinking about using this to call on students. {My students are in groups of 4-5 and each have an assigned number 1-5 to each group!} I would have to ignore 6-8 though! I also found this pointer - I got it just because the teacher store is right next door to DT and they were selling these things for 6$!!!!!!!!

More dollar tree finds {it was a great day!} I found these for my treasure box. I will use the balls for a grand prize week. My students last year went nuts for erasers! I was so excited to find these bright colored ones as well as skateboard erasers!

Ok last dollar tree find. I found these adorable tubs that match the colors in my room! {Love it} I thought about moving all of my math manipulatives into them. Of course I bought like 12 of them {I wanted more though!!!}

I found these at Target so I can make those cute paperclip bookmarks that I saw on pinterest {love pinterest!} I found the ribbon in the dollar spot! The giant paperclips are on the supplies aisle! I already started making these and they are so much fun! I plan to give them as gifts to my teammates.

I found these sticker gems at the Target 1$ spot. I got an awesome idea from Tara at 4th Grade Frolics to put jewels on students' papers when they use "sparkling" vocabulary or use creativity in their writing. {Love this idea!}

Another great Target 1$ spot find! More shaped erasers {ice cream, crayons and cute hand shapes - i love you, hang 10, thumbs up} These are for my treasure box! I also finally found the mini erasers! I found them awhile back and decided to wait, then went back and they were GONE!! I plan to use them with centers!

And my coolest find is this timer {Target 14.99}! Sure it just looks like a regular timer....but it's quite the opposite. This is a giant timer {hard to tell in the picture} it's 8.5 in by 8.5 in! The best part - it's magnetic! I plan to put it on my whiteboard!!

I didn't take a pic of it, but I also found a good size rug 7ft X 5ft - with giant polka dots {and my room colors} for only 15$!!! And guess where I found it?!?! At my grocery store of all places. They had a dorm section with all kinds of goodies!

I think that is enough goodies for now!! Stay tuned, I've been working on some great printables to label your crates {should post in the next few days!}


  1. If you are using the new behavior management banner where students clip up or down, you could also use the sticker gems to stick on clothespins of students who get to the top of your banner! :)

    Melly <><

    Second Grade Strategies for Sizzlin' Second Graders!

  2. I was going to say the same thing! I have used that clip chart system for a year now and I love it but I always did like treasure box and stuff, this year I am using the "jewels" on the clothes pins. What section did you find them in at Target?

  3. Those are great ideas!! Thank you for sharing! I found the jewels at the Target Dollar Spot. They were part of the scrapbooking stuff...but I could only find these 2. I looked at a few Targets and couldn't find anymore. I'm thinking that they were part of the 1$ spot stuff that was right before the teaching stuff came out! I would love to find more of them!!

  4. I saw those fabulous finds at The Dollar Tree too!!!!!

  5. I would love to get that timer. Was that at Target too?

    I Heart Teaching Elementary

  6. Ashley - weren't they great! Just when I don't think Dollar Tree could possibly come up with any more great teacher things - they surprise me!

    Marlene - Yes at Target! They have the odd section that was kind of close to school supplies that had very cool dorm stuff {it wasn't the dorm aisle with the bookshelves, laundry stuff, bed stuff, etc} this was an entire new aisle. This is also where they have giant {I mean giant} sticky pads! Oh and the timers were 14.99


  7. I so love that timer and I was just at Target today. Well I guess I have a good excuse to go back. Thanks for sharing!

  8. I love that timer, you will be able to see it where ever you are in the room! I'm going to have to check out my Dollar Tree for the file folder game!


    Spotted in Second Grade

  9. I love the giant magnetic timer from Target! I'm always wanting some sort of timer at the front of my classroom and have to walk all the way to my desk to get the egg timer. Thanks for the heads up!
    Penny Pinching Teacher

  10. Hi,
    I am curious about your giant rug.. what grocery store chain was it? I was curious if they would have one at a store near me 15 bucks is a steal for a cute rug!!!

  11. Hi Carla,
    I got the rug at HEB, it a grocery store chain here in TX. They had some really cute dorm stuff {which surprised me!} and very inexpensive.

  12. Anonymous8/26/2013

    hi Carla those prices are way expensive! it should be tagged at 89.77----- no way just 1 dollar look for lower prices reply back thanks Anna Vipp