Look at My Finds!

Hi Friends,

So I made a spontaneous Target run today after reviewing some of my posts from earlier this week. I realized that, in order to finish the projects I wanted to get done for my Pinspired Linky, I had to make a trip to the store.

While it looks as though I went on an all-out Easter Shopping Spree, it just so happened that the dollar bin was full of Easter/Springtime goodies. Let's break it down and see what I got, shall we?

I think I decided what I'm going to do for my Listening Centers! I got 8 bags (2 extra, just in case), so each of one of my kiddo gets their own bag. I have also created simple Book Bag Tags, that I plan on printing on either colored card stock, or mounting on colored card stock and laminating for durability.
But I have to wait until I get to work to complete this product (for use of card stock and lamination). So, this is still a work in progress. But, I'm still pleased to be this far along in the process :)

I'm {SUPER} excited about this little guy. It is a stack of Burger Coasters; another Target Dollar Bin find. I saw them, fell in love, and had to figure out a way to justify buying them. So I stood there, stared at them, and thought...

Then I remembered the different writing strategies that use the burger metaphor:
A fun Burger Book Report from Unique Teaching Resources

A great writing rubric created by Erin Morrison from The Open Door Classroom. Check it out on her TpT Store!

Another fun writing rubric from Cottone's Dream Team

I think I need to buy another (or 2 more) so I can do all of these ideas! I think I'm going to make the writing rubric out of my current burger coasters. I will have to go back to Target and get another set. They have lots of different sets: Burger, BLT Sandwich, Donuts, and Cookie. I ultimately chose the Burger Set because I figured that would be the food my children would be most familiar with (not BLT), and would have some sort of order or sequencing to it. I think I will start with creating a modified version of Cottone's Dream Team's writing rubric. I may purchase another Burger Coaster Set and make a modified Burger Book Report, but instead use it for students to answer comprehension questions. I also might purchase the BLT Coaster sets and create the more advanced writing rubric, seen in Erin Morrison's product. When that is all completed, I'll be sure to post pictures :)



A couple of Mini Cars...bought in mind so I could finish My Sight Word Parking Lot game:

Check out this fun Sight Word Game from Plato Academy!

Who doesn't have a huge bag of Easter Eggs? I have two. I've been meaning to make some sort of literacy games using Easter Eggs for a while, but haven't actually found Easter Eggs (until Easter-time....shocking right?).

My inspiration from Mrs. Kelley's Kindergarten:
Mrs. Kelley used these cute little eggs to create a word family center. I have also seen others use eggs for sight words, or rhyming, so I have some brainstorming to do...

And now...onto my latest and greatest project...
My first step was to buy these round stickers. I have bought these before when I made an anniversary gift for my fiancé, so I knew just what I needed as I started my project adventure

As mentioned in my previous post, I am creating this gem from Vicki Moore

I then gathered all my saved up bottle caps...
I designated certain colors to certain letter sounds: yellow for consonants, purple for vowels, and green for digraphs. I decided to do it this way, modeled after the Fundations layout that we use in our classroom.

Here are all the bottle caps for my first set with blank stickers.

I created my first set, using the 21 consonants (yellow), 5 vowels (purple), and 5 digraphs (green) modeled after the Level 1 Fundations Unit

 I decided to double the set, so kids would be able to create words with the same letter twice, and also for the inevitable...lost bottle caps!

I then began to create another set, so that two kiddos could be working on this center at the same time, and wouldn't have to fight over the letters.

I am so excited for my recent purchases! I'm even MORE excited for this purchase:
Those things are hot right?
I'm completely obsessed!
These slippers are so incredibly comfortable, soft, and warm. I never want to take them off. They are sturdy, so there is none of that floppy feeling I get with other slippers. 
Naturally, it's from Free People...because I love them, and they are amazing.

And yes, I am currently wearing them. While I am writing this post. And for ever. And ever...
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4 comments

  1. Wow- you certainly got your bang for the Target Buck bin! So creative!

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  2. It looks like you found some great buys! Target dollar bins are one of my favorite places to look for new stuff for my classroom. Thanks for sharing some great ideas!
    Laura
    Enchanting Elementary

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  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am following you back. :) I am OBSESSED with that hamburger coaster. SO cute! I also have the bottle cap activity on my to-do list. :)
    Jean
    Diving Into 2nd Grade

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Thanks for the comments! I look forward to reading them :)

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