Friday, July 13, 2012

It's Friday!

I love Fridays but for some reason they seem a lot more exciting when I am actually working. 

Yesterday afternoon I hit up my local Michael's but I didn't find anything I felt like I just had to have so I left empty handed.  That Michael's happens to be located very close (same parking lot) as Target.  I felt the pull of the Target but actually managed to resist. 

Here is a color word journal for your friends who are learning their color words.  There is a chance I posted this last year but really I don't feel like going back to see :)  If you have downloaded this before just pretend it is new to you :)  Share it with a friend!

Color Word Practice Sheets

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Versatile Blogger Award

Shawna from KinderGarden Seeds has nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award.  Thanks Shawna!  Here are the things that need to be done in order to accept this award. 

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you. 
2. Include a link to their site.  KinderGarden Seeds
3. Include the award image in your post. 
4. Give 7 random facts about yourself 
5. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award.
6. When nominating, include a link to their site.
7. Let other bloggers know they've been nominated.

#1  I collect frogs!  No….not live frogs.
#2 I have natural red hair.
#3 I love water aerobic!
#4 I have completed 30 credits, mostly online, between September 2011 and now.
#5 I am super organized at school but not so much at home.
#6 I enjoy people watching, especially from my porch.
#7 I know sign language although I am not fluent by any means.

Here are my nominations for the Versatile Blogger Award in no particular order:

Target Part 4

I visited the Target by my mother's house yesterday.  They were fully stocked and had a good selection but I didn't see anything I felt like I wanted/needed.  I'm sad to say I left empty handed.  While I was there I went to check on my 18 cent deal and guess what?!?  They were $2.50 each at that Target.  Wow!  Maybe it was just the Target down the street from my house that had that wonderful 18 cent special.

Next I visited Walmart.  They had an entire isle (really it was a half of an isle) of items geared to teachers.  Each item with 88 cents.  I must say that nothing really jumped out at me.  I only picked up two things.  I picked up one fancy pen and some spiral note pads.  The note pads came in packs of 4.  They have covers with dots, stripes, solid colors, etc.  I think I will make them part of my end of year gift.

Hopefully this will be my last Target related post for the summer.  Hmmm....I haven't been to the Dollar Store lately.  Not working during the summer gives me way too much time to shop!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Target Part 3

I went back to Target with the hopes that they had finished putting out the teaching supplies but that hope was dashed.  The had only filled about 50% of the shelves.  That is better than 20% but not as much progress as I had hoped.  I only pick up 2 items.  They are lunch bags but I think I will use them as part of a game.  I'm not sure exactly what kind of a game but I know I'll figure something out.

I have to admit, that I went back again this afternoon...but only because I needed something.  Anyhow, I picked up another 2 bags of the mini frog erasers while I was there.  I was in the check out behind a lady who had picked these up to purchase.

When the guy scanned them they didn't scan.  They lady said, "They are suppose to be 18 cents each."  I said, "Did you just say those are suppose to be 18 cents each?"  Yes, I had heard her correctly.  They sent someone to check the price and guess what!?  She was right!  I knew right then I should go back and pick some up.  Against my better judgement I didn't go back.  That was until a few hours later I just happened to be driving past Target and couldn't resist.  I picked them up.  I got them for 18 cents each.  I really don't need them but who could pass that deal up?  I am sure I will find something to use the for.

I am headed to visit my mother this morning so I will be stopping by to check out her Target and probably her Walmart while I am up there.

Happy shopping!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Target: Part 2

Needless to say after returning to Target around 2:00 yesterday afternoon I found myself to be very disappointed.  There were no longer 3 people working on the Dollar Spot transition.  It was down to one person working on putting things out.  I would estimate that only 20% of the shelves were filled.  I did find a few things to pick up.  Here they are:
 They have small (table top) puzzles.  I picked up one of each but I am thinking about picking up at least one more of each today.

I picked up 2 of the Up Close Critters book and one of the Animal of Australia book.  They have nice pictures.

I resisted going back last night before they closed so I am going first thing.  They open in 15 minutes.  Lucky for me I live about a mile away from this Target!  Wish me luck!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Rain and Target

I live in the DC area and we have had temperatures over 95 degrees for 11 consecutive days.  The last four days it has been 100+.  On Saturday it felt like it was 107 out.  This morning I woke up to rain and it was only 73 degree.  It have never been o happy to see rain in my entire life.  It is suppose to go up to the mid 80s but anything is better than 100 degrees!

I headed out in the rain this morning and hit two local Target Dollar Spots.  At the first Target here is what I picked up.
 This is everything I picked up.

 Here is a close up of the frog erasers.  They will be great for sorting and making patterns.

 I'm will also use these star and heart erasers for sorting and patterning.

 Name tags for the first week of school.

I'm not really sure why I picked this up but I am sure I will find a use for it :)

 I picked up some of these double sided dry erase boards last year.  I loved them so much I picked up more to use this year.  If I remember correctly they were $2.50 each 4 pack last year.  They were only $1 this year.

At the second Target Dollar Spot I found nothing....ok, I find 3 people working on removing everything and starting to open the boxes of "teacher" stuff!  I am so excited but it would have been too creepy if I stood there while they worked so I headed home to write this post..  I will give them a few should only take a few hours right?  I will head back this afternoon and hope I hit the jackpot.

Have a great week!