Friday, August 1, 2014

Tales of a Target Teacherista: Goodies & a Giveaway!

Having a love affair with Target is nothing new for teachers.  I've tried to save myself (and my wallet) all summer, so when I headed in yesterday it was like stumbling across an oasis in the desert!  Naturally I can't keep all the great things I found to myself.


Mmmm guided reading supplies!  The Eric Carle bags are absolutely adorable for sending reading bags home.  The word strips I use for Mix N' Fix (scrambled sentences) during guided reading.  I model making a connection and writing it down in a sentence, cut it apart and mix it up, and the kiddos help me fix it.  Then they write their own connection down on the small sentence strip whiteboards.


I love these card sorts, puzzles and bingo games for skill-building in small groups!


It wouldn't be a true Target trip if I didn't stock up some stickers, stamps and organizational goodies.  :)  I love the cute buckets with chalkboard/dry erase surfaces and color-coded baskets (great for turn-in work).  I go through a lot of stickers because each Tues/Thurs the kids bring back their guided reading back, they get a sticker for each sentence they wrote about the book in their journals!


Aaand I may have bought the same skirt in 2 or 4 different colors.  With matching cardigans.  And some coordinating scarves.  :)

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41 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing! These are pretty cool finds. I will have to break my Target Fast

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  2. Of course I love the dollar spot, but I'm a fan of their long/lean tanks! I have them in lots of colors!
    kcahcrim@comcast.net

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  3. I am totally hooked on the dollar spot!! I also love to git up the stationary/crayon aisles! :-) Thanks so much for hosting such a great giveaway!!

    Warmest Wishes, Erin from Kindergarten Dragons

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  4. I love the bargain bins at Target but here in Canada they aren't as awesome as in the States. But I'm a lover anyway

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  5. Favorite things to grab at Target include items from the dollar bins and the clearance rack. Basically I like to find deals.

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  6. I like to snag things from the dollar spot and I love their home decorating items!

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  7. I like dollar spot goodies.

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  8. I loved seeing all of your Target finds! I bought the letter stickers, name tags and green paper trays. My target was running low on the paper trays and didn't have the yellow ones. I guess I will be going back to see if they have any! Thanks for doing this giveaway!

    Ms. King's Kinders

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  9. I love the letter stickers. I also get the rainbow star stickers for the folders. I love the Dr. Seuss stuff that they have every year.

    Laura

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  10. I love the anticipation of what neat thing I'll find at the dollar spot! I have been collecting their $3 plastic file folders for a couple years and I finally think I have enough. Well...time will tell if I have enough :)

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  11. I love those Eric Carle bags and your outfit on the left.

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  12. I'm obsessed with their clothes and the dollar spot, too!!! :)

    Breanne

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  13. I love the dollar spot!
    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  14. I like to buy pillows, curtains and other home decor.

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  15. I'm a sucker for Target clothes! I actually have that gray cardigan you've got there. :) I love it. But the Dollar Spot is always my first stop.

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  16. What DON'T I love to get at Target?! I think my favorites though might be lounge clothes and beauty products.
    Colleen :-)
    Fun and Fearless in First

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  17. I love the dollar spot, but I also love checking out the great deals on clearance!

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  18. I really like their Archer Farm brand products as well as their kitchen gadgets and dinnerware.

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  19. I love anything from the dollar section! Either that or the footless tights. I am always cold in my room, so I wear them as lighter leggings.

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  20. Look how cute you are in those outfits!! LOVE!

    Nicki
    Mrs. Thigpen's Kindergarten

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  21. I cannot go into Target without a stop at the dollar spot! So many great things...stickers, borders, sentence strips, containers...I could go on and on!

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  22. Have to hit the Dollar Spot for my classroom stuff!! :o)

    Cindy
    ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

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  23. Love all the stickers and teacher stuff in the dollar spot (but choice is not nearly as good at Target in Canada)

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  24. i love snagging fun kid toys and decor at the one spot

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  25. I love finding good things in the dollar bins!

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  26. I love Target's dollar spot for back to school items-especially the bins- as well as some of the great deals on school supplies! I check in on the southernsavers.com website to find all of the best school supply deals!

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  27. I definitely love the dollar spot--who doesnt?! But I love stocking up on clothes there too! They have great teacher outfits for the classroom!

    Erin
    Creating & Teaching

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  28. I picked up some Dr. Seuss borders, bags, erasers, and bulletin board items for Read Across America that were $1 each in the dollar spot. I love checking out the dollar spot and grabbing anything that will work in my classroom for prizes or decorations.

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  29. I always get colorful containers, stickers, and pencils!

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  30. I always stop by the Dollar Spot and shop there first!!

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  31. I always love the Dollar Stop! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  32. Found caddies and more tin buckets!

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