And, yes, I also have to say it was WONDERFUL! :) Of course the minute I got in line with my full cart, ten people decided to check out right behind me with two or three items- and I had that guilty feeling that I was wasting their time. Why do I do that? Well, I am over it (obviously not because I just wrote about it, but I am much better... :) and here are some of my finds today.
I am linking up with A Teacher Without a Class- Dollar Days . Stop over and link up with some of your favorite Dollar finds!
Here we go!
I use these for patterning, sorting, counting, adding, subtracting, showing more/less, graphing, and stringing onto yarn for necklaces. I do an ice cream math sheet where each cone has a number, and I use these for the "scoops" of ice cream the children count for the cone.
These are another staple for the beginning of the year. I love using these to have the children make shapes, letters, add, subtract, make tally marks, show me more or less... lots of ideas- and then they make a great snack that usually every child likes.
These are just to refill my "warm fuzzy" container. :) Hopefully we will go through A LOT of these!
Last year, I got lots of these blue glass stones from the Dollar Store and filled my "Have Your Filled A Bucket" bucket with them. After we read the book, I gave each child one to keep in their pocket or by their bed to remember to fill buckets. I keep a full bucket of these for all of us to remember at school.
My husband looks at our driveway and sees a stone driveway that desperately needs to be paved.
I, however, look at it with a much more optimistic eye and see treasure.
This is some sort of "Leprechaun Math" I think! ;)
I am going to try these for nametags on the tables this year. I am going to write the names, laminate them, and try Velcro on the tables. I have done the contact paper, the shipping tape... so time for the Velcro! Some days, I am going to pull a switch-a-roo and instead of their NAME- it will be a ... SIGHT WORD at their spot! :) Can't wait!
I bought 5 packs of each of these to use for sorting, patterning, counting, adding, and subtracting.
I guess 5 packs of each might disqualify it for a dollar purchase, but...
These cuties will be for sight word games or math games- probably when my mother comes in and works one on one for RTI. She can have the child put a favorite dinosaur on "see" or find both of the "like" words and put matching dinosaurs on the words.
We use lots of highlighters in Reading Centers. We find letters, sight words, punctuation marks- you name it!
That's about it- Aren't you glad you weren't behind me in line? We also got other things not for school (surprise, surprise), like gift bags... you cannot NOT buy gift bags at the Dollar Store- or is that just me?! Jeff got like three things and went to the car to read the paper. Bless his heart. :)
Thanks for stopping by!