Thursday, January 31, 2013

Bargain Shopping & Valentine's Day FREEBIE!!!

Hi bloggers! I have a few things to share with you tonight! First of all, I am SOOO excited about my newest bargains. As you know, I have started my new after school job and I just love it! I have been working with my students on sight word recognition in isolation and in context. Well, I figured that since this is an after school program and these students are already tired, I have to make this program as fun and engaging as possible. So, I went out to the Dollar Tree and did some digging around. I ended up finding these party platter dishes that I am using to represent the water. You are probably wondering why I didn’t just use a piece of blue construction paper; I didn’t use that because this platter is a great way to hold the fish and the cards. The center, normally used for a dipping sauce, comfortably holds the playing cards. As for the fish, I got those for .50 cents at Michael's. Yes, 36 Dr. Seuss fish for only .50 cents! Even though they are a little big for the party platter, they still work! And lastly, the fishing poles are just wooden dowels I had my dad cut up and sand the ends for me. I hot glued magnets to the fish and the ends of the poles and viola, new sight word game! All in all, the total cost $4! I can’t wait to try this game out with my students!

Also, on my Dollar Tree bargain hunt, I found these HUGE fly swatters! Yes, they are large! I probably should have placed an object next to them so you could see exactly how big they are. Roughly, the net portion is just about the size of a piece of paper. Now, these fly swatters will surely be a hit with my students. I will use them for the swatting sight word game I have planned for the next coming weeks. I can’t wait for the students to see these! I am not sure though, I might actually be more excited about the swatters than my students will be. I will definitely post some pictures when we play!

Now, lastly, I am so excited to announce that I have created a brand new FREEBIE! This freebie is the Valentine’s Day version of my “Addition & Subtraction at the North Pole” product. In the “Valentine’s Day Addition & Subtraction” packet, your students will use addition and subtraction to solve word problems, figure out the secret message on the valentine, help Zoey deliver her valentines, color a valentine penguin by number, and finally, play the box of chocolate addition game! I am really hoping you check it out! Please feel free to contact me with any questions!! Also, as always, your feedback is appreciated! ;-) Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Loving the Dr. Seuss fish!!! That looks really fun. I am sure your kiddos will have a blast! :) We are so glad to have found your blog and are your newest followers.
    Have a great weekend.

  2. Thank you! I am so happy to hear that! I will be sure to stop by your blog too! Thank you for stopping by Kim and Kelly! :-)

  3. Wow - what deal! I love the fish. Thank you so much for the freebie :)I found your blog through TBA and I'm your newest follower.

    The Brown-Bag Teacher

  4. Thank you Catherine! So glad you stopped by my blog! Enjoy the freebie too! I will be sure to swing by your blog as well! :-)

    Kayla Parker

  5. love the Valentine Freebie! Can't wait to use it:) I have a few freebies on my blog and TPT.

  6. Great! So glad to hear it Danielle! I will be sure to come by your blog too! Thanks for stopping by!!!

  7. Thanks so much for this! So glad I found you from Freebie Friday! I'd love it if you stopped by my blog.

    Learning With Mrs. Leeby

  8. Thank you for stopping by my blog! I will defintely stop by your blog too! Thanks Irene!


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