Sunday, July 8, 2012

8:30 wake up call

Maybe I should have called this Surprise Target day.

I started the day early, well early for a summer vacation day. I got a wake up call and was up at 8:30am. However, I had some motivation... I was going to Target.

I was there, at 9:40am, and they were just filling the dollar spot's section with teacher goodies. Truthfully, I didn't find much there, but I did find some.

Some purple pocket charts.

Star erasers and stickers.

I have PLENTY student white boards but I caved and got some of these sentence strip like mini whiteboards for use during guided reading or small group instruction.
Notice I only got 2 sets... so only 4. I am trying to purge and not keep collecting more stuff.

Then I found my way to the back of the store, That is right the back, so that I have to go through every other section picking up all sorts of other goodies that I have no business picking up. However, I did make it there and was able to purchase quite a bit.

Who doesn't need two pocket folders? Both with and without prongs.

Some black binders for myself.

I got some pencil boxes for color pencils to replace some older ones.

Some index card boxes for the Bulletin Board centers I previously wrote about.

One of my favorite purchases are these rainbow colored boxes, both large and small, to organize my desk and teacher table items.

Here is my splurge item. Some half size neon index cards on a ring. Totally not necessary, way over priced but so darn cute I couldn't resist.

But my ultimate favorite purchase of the day are these roll up, slap bracelet rulers. I don't usually need, use, nor want rulers in my class. However, my friend loved them and decided to purchase them and donate them to my room when I said "but we don't use them." I am glad she did because I just adore them!


The best part was I didn't spend as much as I thought I would. I am sure I will be back before school starts because there are a few items I am waiting to go on sale.

What kind of school items are on your shopping list this year?

32 comments:

  1. Oh, my! I can't go near those aisles. I will want to buy too much.

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    1. Lol I held out as long as I could. Now I just have to make sure I don't return for a couple of weeks. :)

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  2. I've never seen the Target pocket charts in purple. Are they new to your store this year or did they always have purple? Looks like you got some great stuff!

    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter
    luvyorkies@gmail.com

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    1. I had never seen them before either! They are new and I got 4 but I wish I had gotten more. Lol

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  3. Cool!! I love Target Dollar Spot finds! And I love even more when they put out their teacher stuff!! Makes me super happy!!

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  4. I picked up those same sentence strip white boards, but enough for each kid in the class (there are 4 in each package - they are thin). I also picked up pocket charts - the intention is on Friday having the kids write their best moment of the week (reflection time) onto the sentence strip, stick it in the pocket chart for the coming week - similar to that Twitter/Facebook status idea floating around on Pinterest. Or maybe having them write a goal for the week on them on Monday morning to have up all week. Isn't Target wonderful?!?

    Emily
    I Love My Classroom
    www.ilovemyclassroom.blogspot.com

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    1. There are 4 in a pack? Score! Thanks for letting me know. :)

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  5. I love Target and I love your blog!! I am your newest follower!!
    Michelle :)
    Kindergarten Stars

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    1. Welcome Michelle. Join the party. :)

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  6. I love, love, love the slap bracelets! Do I need them? NO! Do I want them? Oh, YES!!!
    Camille
    An Open Door

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    1. They are fab and I feel the same way. :)

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  7. I was hoping you'd share your finds!!! I laughed out loud at your comment about the index cards--not at you but in understanding because I would have done the same!

    LOVE LOVE LOVE those purple pocket charts, they are wicked :)

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    1. Great minds think alike but no one ever said they feel he same way about office products too. :)

      Your right the purple pocket charts are wicked. :)

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  8. Super awesome finds! I'm giving you the Versatile Blogger Award! Stop by to check it out. I love those index cards, I have to see if there are any left this week.

    Lorena
    Little Treasures

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    1. Thank you, your so sweet. I hope you find those cards. They are wonderful.

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  9. I LOVE YOUR IDEAS!!! I WOULD LIKE TO CONTACT YOU ABOUT PLACING AN ORDER FOR A CUSTOM MADE TEMPLATE. CAN I EMAIL YOU? OR YOU EMAIL ME? THANK YOU SO MUCH....
    WORMIE1092@AOL.COM

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    1. Linda, thank you. You can email me at msk1ell(at)gmail(dot)com or I can email you in a day or two. Your choice. Hole to hear from you soon. :)

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  10. I love Target! I was at Target the other day and they had great Dr. Suess stuff for the classroom. To bad my Target is an hour away.(Or maybe it is not sad bad at least for my check book)


    Meagan
    oodlesofteachingfun

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    1. Megan I agree good for your pocketbook not so much for you. :/ But I'm sure you find ways to get there often. Especially this time of year. ;)

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  11. I had a friend in college who had a thing for office supplies. You SO remind me of her. :)

    Seriously, those slap rulers are fun. Maybe now that you have them, you can come up with a classroom task to use them!

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    1. Steve, yes I have a thing for office supplies. Just today I was told I should look into a 12 step program for it. LOL

      The rulers ARE fun, I can't wait to slap one on in front of the kids for the first time. :)

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  12. Our Target just put all of the summer dollar bin stuff on clearance...to make way for school stuff!! Love your finds! :)

    A Pirates Life for Us

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    1. Mine had too, but made room in one aisle for the school items. Can't wait to see what else they will bring out.

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  14. OOOpS! sorry :)

    I meant to say that I LOVE TARGET TOO. :) Now I'm going to mine today and see if I can find those pocket charts, that is a brilliant find!!!

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    1. I hope you find them. They area great find. :)

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  15. On the way to the zoo with the little one, I found we had enough time to stop by Target before the zoo opened. Oh no! I spent a bit too much in the dollar aisle! I also found the large stretchy book covers that a Pinterest post said could become back of the chair pockets. Can't wait to sneak into school tomorrow and see if it works!

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    1. Ooooo, I don't know about those book covers being used as chair pockets. Please do tell.

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  16. Just checking in with an old blogging buddy! I hope you are enjoying your summer!

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  17. Hi!
    I'm Georgia from ramseyresources.blogspot.com and I'm nominating your blog for two awards. Come over to my blog to take a look!
    Georgia

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  18. Hi - silly question I know. Wondering if you happen to have any extra of those mini star erasers from Target that you'd be willing to share or sell. I've been on the hunt for these for months and need a few more to finish up a project. Thanks!

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