I'm linking up with Mr. Greg for "Thrifty Thursday" on Friday. ; )
I, along with most teachers, LOVE Dollar Tree!
Since everything is only $1, I always end up spending MORE than planned.
When it's ONLY $1, it's easy for me to justify my NEED for the items.
Here's what I found at Dollar Tree this week:
These small containers are PERFECT for small decks of cards.
Cardboard boxes are hard for kinders to open.
They rip. They tear. Then, they look ugly.
And I am OCD.
I love how neat they look in these containers.
They come 2 for $1. So, I bought 4 packs.
Total spent: $4 for 8
I think I need more!!!
Next, I found these.
They are Reusable Dry-Erase Pockets!
They come with a multiplication or clock sheet in them.
Of course, I would not use those in kindergarten.
However, the possibilities are ENDLESS!!!
I love using these in my classroom.
I bought 5 for $5, but it was all they had at the time.
I may need more of these, too!
Lastly, I spotted these ocean animal paper cutouts.
8 paper cutouts for $1!!!
I love Marsha McGuire's I SPY activities, and my kinders do, too!
(If you haven't seen them, check her out at http://www.differentiatedkindergarten.com/ )
So, what am I going to do with the ocean animals?
Make my own I SPY activities!
Take a fine Sharpie and write (REALLY SMALL)
CVC words, CVCe words, blends, etc.
all over the ocean animals.
Laminate the paper cutouts.
Students will take a magnifying glass and find the words.
I have created a Recording Sheet for this activity.
Students will write the words they find and draw a picture of each word.
Then, they will write a sentence using a word they found.
You can get the Recording Sheet for FREE here:
That's all for today!
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