Sunday, July 22, 2012
The joys of Dollar Tree
I probably will be too tired to work on blogging much this week. I have 4 days of workshops to go to and a grandmother to visit.
This weekend I went to dollar tree to scout out their school supplies before tax-free weekend. (Check out this site for a list of states that hold tax-free weekends: http://singleparents.about.com/od/cuttingcosts/qt/TaxFreeHoliday.htm). I like to go scope out the stores a week or two in advanced to see if there is anything I don't want to miss out on. If there is something I feel really strongly about, I will usually go ahead and buy that item to avoid disappointment later.
Dollar Tree has several new items in their School Tree line-up. I bought three sets of classroom posters: "Monster Manners"-- plan on making a tissue box monster and letting the kids act out different social situations; Parts of Speech-- will just use these to decorate the room/discussion; and Punctuation-- room decoration/discussion.
I know that the boys will love the monsters. Hopefully, I can make a manners book to accompany the craft project. I have a set of 8 Disney Princess books that I can use with the girls. They will get to use paper dolls for their craft project (unless they request monsters too...).
I also picked up three sets of cards: antonyms, synonyms, and homonyms. I have older students who will use these rather than the picture set I bought last year for my younger ones. They also have sight word cards for each grade level.