Okay, so it must be said that I L.O.V.E Target ~ especially SuperTarget. I actually went to two ~ yes two ~ on vacation. Then, I went to another one today when I visited my bestest friend in the world in Alabama. I think I may have a problem... Is there a group for that?
Anyhoo ~ I did come across a great find:
here. They were in the Dollar Spot, among all the other cuteness I found ( I really think I could spend at least half my paycheck in the Dollar Spot sometimes). Anyway, I have been looking for a way to recognize Super Star Students in my classroom, and haven't come up with anything. I think these will help. Just slip them over their chairs & POOF! :)
So, tell me, please...how do you recognize these things in your room?? Other than chair covers, I need some ideas people! :)
A Linky? Yes, please!
Kelly at Teacher Idea Factory is doing a linky for Rockin' Resources...or the things, as a teacher, you just can't live without.
1) A personal laminator...
The VERY best $35 I've ever spent. Our laminator at school is
2) Ticonderoga pencils...
When it says they're "The World's Best Pencil", they're not kidding. For 10 years, I searched high and low for pencils that wouldn't eat my sharpener up, and these work perfectly...every time!! I have asked that parents only buy these, but I doubt that'll happen, so Office Max was running them "BOGO". yay!
All shapes & sizes... I love them. I have so many that some are just sitting there unused, but I can't seem to help myself... Love love love.
It's 24" x 16.5 inches big, and can be seen all the way to the back of the classroom. I think it can even be magneted to the board! I really think I need this...funny how wants quickly turn to needs.
5) Center Talkers
They talk...no, really, they talk!! You can record center instructions on them & the kids just press a button and listen to them when they get to centers. The little ones record up to 10 seconds and the block ones up to 30. WOW!!! There's also a lock so kids can't rerecord the message, or delete it. Kinda pricey, but they make me happy. They're called Talk Blocks and can be found at the link.
Now on to the awards...
I'm truly humbled by these awards, and want to make sure I say thank you to Cindy at Kindergarten Love and Miss Cosby at You Might Be a First Grader for the honor.
1. Link back to the person who gave it to you.(check!)
2. Post the award to your blog.
3. Give the award to at least 5 bloggers with fewer than 200 followers.
Two Tacky Teachers
Heads Carolina, Tails Alabama
Hop'n Dots Teaching Blog
Mrs. Brown's Blog
4. Leave a comment on the 5 blogs to let them know that they have been offered this award.
Now for the rules...
1. Follow the person who gave me the award.
2. Link back to the person that gave me the award.
3. Pass to 15 new bloggers and then let them know they have received the award.
This was SO hard !!! There are so many blogs out there & so many with awards, so I have tried my best to find those of you that haven't been awarded this yet. If I accidentally gave it to you twice, think just how awesome you are ! !:)
12. i teach 1:1
So sorry for the long post..but had a lot to say !! Thanks for stopping by!