Sunday, January 25, 2015

Dollar Store Finds

It's been a while since I have treasure hunted at the Dollar Tree.  A few days ago, I stopped by for some dice, but came home with a lot more....

These two counting posters ($1 for the pair) match my classroom perfectly!  The kids and I both love the Count by 2's one.  It gives such a good visual to go along with this skill.  The count to 100 poster can also be used as a game.  I plan to use it this way during our 100th day of school activities.  (Sorry about the  shine, but I had laminated these before I got around to taking pictures...)
I do still have a traditional 100 chart poster for counting left to right and counting by tens, but the new one adds some variety.

I also picked up these two puzzles.

This game offers directions for two players and fun exposure to color words.

And for frosting on the cake...
Foam sight word dice (a little bigger than a one inch cube) and a two minute timer. I will be making some center games for these this week :).

There are just a few days left to sign up for the  Valentine Exchange!


Sunday, January 18, 2015

2015 Valentine Exchange

The 2014 Gingerbread Exchange went very smoothly using Sign Up Genius.  Thank you everyone for making it so easy on me!

I'm going to use the same system for the 2015 Valentine Exchange.  There is just one difference... There will just be groups of 13 classes.  Each group will send and receive 12 valentines from the other classes on their list.  If you wish to send and receive 24 valentines, you can sign up for two lists. I will continue to add more groups as they fill up UNTIL January 31st. 

As always:
Please mail one student created valentine to each of the other 12 classes on your list.
Please do not include food or candy.
Please include a short note about your state, school, and/or class.  Some ideas would include:  school mascot, favorite classroom activities, how many boys/girls in your class, field trips, etc.
The kids love to see a photo of the class if this is possible.
The valentines can be made from paper, fabric, stickers, ribbons, fun foam, markers, crayons, etc.
PLEASE TYPE YOUR ADDRESS VERY CAREFULLY when signing up.  If you find that you did make a mistake, you should be able to edit your own sign up.

Please mail all valentines between February 1st and 5th, 2015.

Here's the link for signing up:  Sign Up Genius

Questions:  Please email me at