For just $1 each, they had these calendar toppers and a map with the United States with capitals. I can't wait to use the large laminator at school when we're back and hang these in the classroom. My current monthly toppers have been used for years and I'm tired of them, especially when replacements are just $1! They did have a calendar for $1 as well, but I actually do love my current one, so I saved up for other purchases!
I have had a TpT product in the works for-EVER, and it requires a student to use dice. These may just the be inspiration I need to finish it up and get it incorporated in my classroom! More info soon, but these dice are nice and big, with lots of color choices, which is always a plus!
Birthday Bundles for Students
I get these prepped at the beginning of the year so they are ready to go on the day of the student's birthday (or half-birthday, if they are in the summertime). These bundles include a card, bookmark, birthday pencil and colorful eraser. I will leave them on their table spot that morning so it's waiting for them when they walk into the classroom. We do a Birthday Circle during Morning Meeting (more about that HERE), so I want them to know all morning long that we're celebrating them!
I'm adjusting my Clip Chart system this year (....again! More on that closer to Back to School), so these will be used as rewards for class management. I am also leaning away from communal pencils and want to use something like Kristen at Ladybug's Teacher Files Pencil Challenge, so I'm hoping these fun pencils will encourage kids to not only work for them as a reward, but keep them nice and take responsibility for them. Of course, the adorable star tin was the perfect storage solution :)
Word Work Stamps
My kids *loved* the Stamps center last year for Word Work! I originally used some smaller stamps from Michael's dollar bins (read more HERE), but the problem with dollar bins is that the inventory is easy come, easy go. I wanted to replace a few stamp sets with missing letters and couldn't find them any more.... bummer! So I found these stamps, storage bins, and washable ink and am hoping they will be a good replacement. I know with such a low investment, these probably won't last for years and years, but with how small they are and how often they get lost, I am okay with hunting for a few replacements each summer.
Stickers & Random Items
I love Target stickers and stock up like crazy over the summer. I also loved extra pencils for random gifts/rewards/etc., and the stamps are great for quick grading, especially for things that we've done together in class that doesn't need to be "officially" graded.
The speech bubbles make me happy to try out this door I saw on Pinterest last year, and you *know* it would be a great fit in my class! Find out more HERE!
Love these teal bins with chalkboard labels! I will probably organize some of my units in these bins since they are much more sturdy than the cardboard magazine files I grabbed from Target last year. Plus, they are teal, so I had to purchase them :)
I hope your Target is stocked with these goodies soon and, believe it or not, I didn't pick up a LOT of other fantastic ideas for the classroom! Have you been Dollar Spot shopping? Share what you picked up and how you'll use it! I may head out for Round 2 ;)