Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Dollar Tree Easter Goodness & 2 FREE Centers!

I know everyone is just about sick & tired of hearing about "Hump Daaaayyy!", but I can't help myself every time Wednesday rolls around.  It gets stuck in my head, I can't lie.

But, since I'm on spring break (yay!), the days are running together .... just the way I like it! They are going by way too fast, though.... boo.

So, in my spring break - sleep late - wear yoga pants & flip flops - do nothing state, I decided to venture out and run some errands. I had seen these super cute plastic carrots on people's Instagram, and I knew I had to find them.So, I went to the Dollar Tree and there they were...these little gems of goodness.... along with way too much other stuff.

Mr. Greg at Smedley's Smorgasboard of Kindergarten posted how he used those cute carrots for some addition and subtraction practice with dice. It's so cute & I love how the kids really got into it.

I can't wait to try out some of Greg's ideas, but I also knew that my kiddos need more....more....more...practice with word problems.  So, I made up this little center to go with these adorable carrots.  I mean, you can't have too many ways to use these, right?! 

Just print, roll them up & put them in the carrots :)
Obviously, since I'm on spring break, I don't have pictures of my kids using these to share with you, but I wanted to get it done so you all could grab it in time for Easter, or your spring theme.  Click the picture to grab it for FREE

While at the Dollar Tree, I also saw these super cute eggs. Now, y'all know I love me some polka dots, so I had to have them :)
 Since I knew my kids would love the carrot activity, I thought I'd make an ELA center for them to use, too. I'm going to fill these bad boys up with some "Fix It Up" sentences, and put them all in a basket with some grass, and voila - center done!

   Here's the 2nd FREEBIE for you - Hatchin' FIx It Up Sentences.  Color & black/white is included. Just click the picture.
I hope your kids love them. I can't wait to get them printed and ready to go in my room next week.

We start our state testing as soon as we get back & I have to proctor for the upper grades, so I needed some center activities to leave with the sub. I think these will be perfect because they don't require a lot of teacher assistance, and my kids should be able to do them independently... fingers crossed :)

Oh, and don't forget about the FREEBIE BLOG HOP
& the awesome $25 Amazon card and TpT Product Giveaway!
 Click {here}to start the hop, grab some more awesome free stuff, and enter to win! 

As always, thanks for stopping by :)



  1. These are so fun and great review for my 2nd graders, thanks for sharing them for free! The link to freebie #2 doesn't go to anywhere but a picture.

  2. I, too, spent too much time at Dollar Tree yesterday! Love that store! Thanks for the freebies--I'll be keeping your second freebie for when my adults have learned a little more--holding onto it for next year!
    G-Iron Tutor

  3. Thanks for particpating in my Pin It to Win It. I loved your comment, so I went ahead and emailed you both my Pete resources. Hope you can use 'em.


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