Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Target Dollar Spot Finds for your Classroom!

I know I'm not the only one who is obsessed with shopping at Target. I try to avoid the place all together... Why you might ask??? Well, let me give you a run down of what generally happens upon entering Target.

Pull into parking lot.

In my head: "ok--- don't spend over $30.  Well, ok maybe $50... that should be enough."

Walk into Target.

Me: I should probably get a cart just in case.
Me: All I need is a picture frame and some bandaids.
Me: I can do this. Only 2 items.....

Put Sara in the cart and begin pushing.

Me: Ohhhhh--- look at all the cute stuff in the Target Dollar Spot.

$372 later.....

Walking out of Target....
Me: What just happened?????

I think we have all entered the Target Vortex a time or two. Some of us more than others.... But, I have to admit I was incredibly excited to see so many adorable "back to school" items.

Check out my stash!

I was super excited about finding these stickers because her teachers asked for some on their wish list! Score!!! 

These would make perfect Carpet Bags- check out Kim Adsit's post on them. And really, who doesn't love Dr. Suess?!?! They also had some cute notepads and stamps.

I was REALLY excited about these. My sweet girl is constantly challenging me and I am amazed at what she already knows... So, I decided to grab a few of these and keep them on hand for when I need to make a coaching call or wait on getting new tires.. blah!

She was super excited to try one of them out! I even let her pick a reward sticker to put on the page after "Self-checking" it.

Final thing I threw in my buggy were these adorable ABC cards and matching games. We have just recently started playing Memory and you can never have too many alphabet cards!

Did you all find anything at your Target for Back to School???

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

I love you to pieces! #valentinescraft

It has been snowy and cold here in TN the past few days.  So, we decided to take advantage of this time at home and make some Valentines for our family.

Here is a simple card you can make with your kiddos at home or school.  All you need are some cards (I have a box of blanks colorful cards from Target but you can just use construction paper or anything really), glue, scissors, marker, heart to trace or draw your own, and paper to cut into pieces.

Step 1: Add the words and draw the outline of the heart.

Step 2: Add Glue. 
Is that really my sweet 3 year old using Elmer's glue?!?!?!

Step 3: Add all the colorful pieces of paper! 
This part was so much fun.

Step 4: Give your beautiful cards to family and friends. We made 8 to pass out and this was one of them! So much fun and so easy!! It kept my sweet girl busy and practicing fine motor skills. Score!

I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day and get to spend it with the ones you love!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving Coloring Sheet- FREE!

I made myself a promise that I wouldn't do much Pampered Chef work over the next couple of days, so I decided we would have a morning of painting, Play-doh and cleaning (we are hosting Thanksgiving this year).  So, I made this simple little page for Sara to paint and give to family members.  She LOVES to paint!!! Feel free to snag it.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Has it really been that long???

You know that awkward moment when you haven't logged into blogger for over 4 months and can't remember your password... yeah so, that just happened. ugh!!!

I promise I have had really good intentions to blog and even start tot school with my sweet girl the first of September, but I suppose I should just say life happens.  No need for all the details, but in case you are interested I will recap the last 4 months in pictures.

Ice cream date with mom

My girl started in ballet and LOVES it!!!!

Went to the Zoo a few times.

Took swimming lesson

Kept mom on her toes...

But, thankfully she still takes naps. phew!

I went to the Pampered Chef National Conference and LOVED every minute of it!

We helped Pops in the garden.

We celebrated 7 years of marriage!!!

We finally closed on our dream home!!! Yahoo!!!

but had to move into it.... lol

I had a HUGE yard sale.  Still have a ton of junk to go through.. 

Finally, starting to slow down and actually get to play with my girl some mornings.

I mean come on-- look at how cute this picture is.

I started to decorate a little...

We went to the beach with my family!!! It was a much needed vacation.

I created this board for the 35th anniversary celebration of Pampered Chef a week or so ago.

I met Doris Christopher!!! OMG- I was so excited!!! She is an incredible woman. So thankful to her for her courage of starting this amazing company. She has changed the lives of millions of people and mine is one of them!

I had my 10 year high school reunion this weekend. It was so much fun seeing some of my friends.

And now I am going to just say, I will try my best to blog 2-3 times a month. I am not promising because life these days is just so different and crazy, but I want to try! 

I hope you have a wonderful week!!!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Target Dollar Spot for your Classroom

Today I had to hop on the blog to share some of the awesome finds I saw in the Target dollar spot.  I'm not in the classroom anymore, but I am planning to start a "Tot School" in the Fall at home with my sweet girl.  She is more than ready.  Only 2 and she can identify all her letters, shapes, colors and some of her numbers.  I'm not sure where she gets it... I'm guessing her dad.  I have never had book smarts.  I am the creative type.  Anyway, I picked up a few things I thought would be fun to use with her, and thought I'd share what I found with you guys.

Big Dice!
I used these all the time for Math Centers in Kindergarten.  These are the perfect size for Sara.  I won't have to worry about her putting them in her mouth.  She doesn't do it often, but I'm not taking any chances.

These are small shapes (triangle, heart, circle, square, etc..)
You could ID shapes, graph them, sort them, use as counters, addition, the list goes on!

I can't wait to use these when practicing letters.  I know she will love them!

We didn't buy this, but I had to share.  In my classroom we had a kitchen with hardly any food, but I never really wanted to spend much money on it bc we rarely played in it.. 

What teacher doesn't love some Mod Podge?!?! Only a $1 at Target. Yahoo!!

I hope you all are having a fabulous summer!!!

PS- I had to share this video, because it's so me when I go to Target without my girl.