Here's what I found at the Dollar Tree today. (Target, if you are listening....please load up my local Dollar Spot with classroom goodies soon....)
A pack of 20 foam circles (about 6 inches). I wrote the numbers 1-20 on them in Sharpie marker. I will pass them out to students to put the numbers in order (as a whole group activity). I will also have the kids put the specified number of manipulatives on each circle in a math center.
Five (one dollar each) frog bath mitts for acting out Five Green Speckled Frogs at the beginning of the school year. Who can resist those grins?
I have walked by these foam puzzles before, but plan to put the letters in a bag and have kids pull them out of the bag and place them in the frame as a beginning of the year ABC center. The kids could color this oldie but goodie printable from GrowinginPreK.com for accountability (and fine motor skills). Click HERE for the free printable:
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And... happy dance to find lots of the primary lined journals with room for pictures for a dollar each!
Last but not least... These plastic flip top jars were two for a dollar. I think they will do double duty. I will use them to hold smelly items for science during a Five Senses unit. The kids will also count items in them for a beginning of the year math activity. I need to stop thinking about it or I will go back for more than I have already bought!
Have you found any great bargains yet this summer?