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Monday, February 20, 2012

Dollar Store Diva, a New Game, & An Old FREEBIE!

     I was very disappointed the other day when I took my husband to the Dollar Tree for the first time.  He was not impressed and simply could not understand why I LOVE that store!  I think it is just the best dollar store ever and a gold mine for teachers!  With that said, I have to share about my latest finds from the dollar spot at Target . . .  

     I really like making games for my classroom, both for classroom use and to send home for extra practice.  I have recently discovered that the most popular ones (the ones students ask for) are the ones (no surprise) that come with little dinosaurs, cars, and other toys.  So, I have been on the lookout for little toys or objects that match each game to use as game pieces.  Last weekend I found these (aren't they adorable?!):

Cute little food erasers I found at Target
     These erasers were just too cute to pass up--especially for only $1!  And, since they didn't match any existing game I had, I just HAD to make a new game to match them!  I got some really cute Alice Smith graphics from digiwebstudio.com.  My students need sight word and fluency practice right now, so I created a sight word sentence game.  It has 3 levels of sight word sentences for PreK to 3rd.  I just laminated a set for my own class yesterday and here's how it turned out:
Soda Shop Sight Word Sentence Game--CLICK HERE TO VIEW
     It's on sale for 50% off right now ($1.50) and I extended the sale thru Sunday, February 26th so those of you who follow my blog will have a chance to get it for cheap!  Can you see the little erasers on start?  Won't my students just love it?!  I think so.  I'm excited to take it to school this week!

     I found another set of adorable erasers, too.  Lucky for me, they matched an existing game.  And, lucky for you, it's a FREEBIE!  It's an old product of mine, but it's great for students who have just learned to merge letter sounds.  Click on the caption below the Bunny Hop Game picture to get the freebie if you don't already have it:  

Bunnys, carrots and a frog, OH MY!  
FREE Bunny Hop CVC Reading Game---CLICK HERE TO VIEW

     So if you're at Target this week, be sure to check out the Dollar Spot.  You never know what educationally useful materials you might discover!

As always,  thanks for reading!


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  1. I love the food erasers!! They are soo cute!
    ❤ Sandra
    Sweet Times in First

  2. These erasers are just to die for! I think I'm going to head there and see what I can find!

    Buggy In Kindergarten