Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Dollar Tree Goodies

I thought it would be a good idea to share some of the teaching goodies I have found lately! This first post will highlight some of the goodies that I have purchased at the Dollar Tree.  This is not a sponsored post and I am not getting paid for it. I'm just a teacher who loves to find deals!

This first picture highlights LOTS of items! When I started staying at home with my 3 1/2 year old, I stocked up on school supplies for us to do a little bit of "school" each day. 
  • Beans, scoops, measuring cups (playing with beans)
  • Books
  • Ice trays (to use with pom poms and tweezers)
  • Clothespins (to write letters on)
  • Pom poms (ice tray activity)
  • Containers to hold items
  • Alphabet letters
  • Wooden masks
  • Glue
  • Seasonal items (some Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, & Easter)

I know it's a little early for Easter. But, I couldn't pass these few items up! We'll use the foam shapes for crafts. I'm not sure what we'll do with the Easter eggs just yet, but I could see them being fun in a center in a classroom.
Here is an up close photo of the books I purchased (for upcoming animal studies!) and wooden masks for crafts.
I picked up these cut-out's yesterday. I'm not quite sure how I'll use them. I've made others with uppercase and lowercase letters to match them. I've also put numbers on one and dots on the others to match. I haven't quite figured out what I'll do with these, but I am sure it'll be something cute!
I saw these pink baskets and had to get a few! Us teachers with our baskets, right?! I'll save them for when I go back into the classroom.
I bought these word strips to use when we do our clothespin fine motor skill activity. They should be a little more sturdier than the paper I've been using. I also bought the shoe cut-outs for future use as well - maybe for a bulletin board?
I also thought these tactile letters were really neat! 
We all use dice (or number cubes, I've heard them called!) in our classrooms for multiple uses. I needed to pick some up for an alphabet game we play. Not a bad deal - 10 pack for $1.
I also thought these magnifying readers may be neat to use in a small guided reading group! 
I'll share some other goodies I've gotten at different places soon! I know I always get ideas when I see what other people buy and how they use them! 

5 comments :

  1. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love the dollar tree!
    Good finds, always!

    Laura
    Adventures in Multigrade

    ReplyDelete
  3. You always have the best dollar tree finds! I wish my store would step up it's game!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Gosh, I LOVE Dollar Tree too! My husband says it is going to be the thing that puts us into debt ;0) Bins are my honest to goodness worst obsession. I will have to post a picture of my "dollar store bin" closet - you'd be amazed at how often I use them all ... well, maybe you wouldn't be :P

    ReplyDelete
  5. Got to love dollar stores! Thanks for sharing everything you found there, it it helpful to create more activities and ideas at cheaper prices!

    ReplyDelete