Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Hello, Hello! THREE random things to cover in this post! =)


Better late then never, I have the winner of Jules Howes's book, Catty Wompus.
The lucky winner just happens to be one of my favorite bloggers!
Congrats Jackie @ Third Grade's a Charm
I will be emailing you shortly. =)


Even though everyone else is talking about it, I must take the time to talk about the AMAZING things I found in the target dollar spot yesterday. Wowza! I went crazy. They had all sorts of educational tools (especially for math) that I plan on using in my BUILD boxes this year. I also got some super cute Dr. Seuss themed pencils for back to school AND three books for my classroom library. I am headed to another Target today to see if I can pick up some other good finds. =)

Left to Right:
1) Oh The Places You'll Go Pencils 
2) Quick Quizzes - These came by grade level and for math and reading. 
I plan to use these for quick finishers during center time.
3) Wipe Clean Math Flash Cards 
4) Monster Sandwich Bags - Saving these for Halloween treats!
5) Multiplication wipe clean practice books
6) Three patriotic books for my library
7) Math flash cards
8) Extra dice

My school just sent all the teachers the book The Leader in Me by Stephen Covey to read during the rest of our summer break. We are doing a book study on it and will spend a day discussing, etc. during one of our professional development days during back to school. Have you guys read this book? Opinions?

Wow, random post today! 
I am proud if you stuck with me! Hah!  =) 
Hope everyone has a wonderful Tuesday! 


  1. Nice Target finds!! I just went there today & we didn't seem to have half of the things that I saw there, unless they were out already, but our Target seems to be the last to get everything.
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  2. I just got a lot of my teaching things at a great price from the ad that Office Max sent out. It was awesome, and now you have me wanting to go check out Target :)

  3. Great finds!! Love the Target dollar spot!
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  4. I love Target!

    I have given you the Lovely Blog Award!

    Please come visit my blog to accept it!

    Learning With Laughter

  5. I haven't heard of that book. Thanks for sharing it! :)

    Sugar and Spice

  6. I got those same Oh the Places You'll Go pencils too!! So cute! I can't wait until they put out the school stuff for this year in the dollar spot!!


  7. I'm a pretty new teacher and new to 3rd grade too! I'm glad you guest posted so I could find you :)

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

  8. Just stopping by to let you know I have nominated you for a blog award, head over to kindergartenkidlets.blogspot.com to check it out!

  9. WOW! Your Target finds are amazing!

    I just discovered your blog, and I'm your newest follower!

    First Grade Magic

  10. Hey Katie, it was so nice to meet you yesterday, we'll have to do it again! My school read The Leader in Me last year, and we are implementing it this year, I am a member of the Lighthouse Team. I'll let you know how it goes!


    The Daily Alphabet

  11. Love Target dollar spot! My post yesterday was about the books and flash cards that I bought there. I will definitely be checking it a few times a week for other great ideas. The Dollar Tree is my other favorite, cheap, school supply store. I bought all my baskets from there, for book baskets, my library books, etc. All bright and colorful!

    I'm a little behind, but I gave you the Versatile Blogger award and the One Lovely Blog award over at my new blog:


    Check it out. I am pretty new at this, but I am really enjoying it.