Friday, July 6, 2012

Fabulous Find Friday!

Today I'm linking up with Elizabeth at Fun in 4b for Fabulous Find Friday!  It's all about shopping and blogging about those great finds for your home or classroom!  Shopping is so therapeutic isn't it?  Every time I go shopping, especially to Target, I feel like all of life's problems are minimized as soon as I walk in the door.  Of course recently, it has been because they have air conditioning, but in all seriousness, it just does something for the mind.

So everything I found today is from Target.  Now I have seen other bloggers' purchases from the Dollar Spot recently: purple table pocket charts, dry erase boards, everything school supply.  Well my Target is a little behind the times.  They as of today put most of the Dollar Spot at 50% off to clear out space with the goal of getting the school supplies stocked and ready to be in there on Sunday.  (Yes I even asked a Target employee).  So you know I will be there at 9:59 a.m. on Sunday morning.  But wait, 50% off in the dollar section?!!! YES please!  There were still some things that were not marked down, but most of the things I got were!  So here are some pictures!

 Items from Target
  • 4 corkboard squares - $4.99
  • Green Thumbtacks - $3.49
  • Relax and Welcome Signs - $.50 each
So I know the cork boards and the thumbtacks weren't really cheap, but one of my projects  for the next Monday-Made It is redoing my wall and making a cork board/picture frame collage area.  Plus I saw the "relax" sign and the "Friends are Always Welcome" in the dollar spot for 50 cents and I needed somewhere to hang them right?
 Items from Target
  • 4 corkboard squares - $4.99
  • Green Thumbtacks - $3.49
  • Dream, Faith, Hope Sign - $.50 
  • Hanging To-Do List - $1
I just love the teal and orange color scheme, don't you?! And I just love the to-do list.  They actually had 4 different color schemes and I took them all.  You will see the other three below. 

 You can see the two cork boards here.  I haven't hung the other two yet or any of the picture frames.  And YES my cat likes to sit in front of the monitor.  It makes it hard to blog!  :)

 Target Dollar Spot Goodies

 Same stuff different picture
***Notice the spray bottle and the pink/green/orangey things right on top of them.
Those are frame magnets.  I will probably use those to hold up pictures on my filing cabinet or cute pitnerest quotes.  The water bottle spray bottle will either be for "quiet juice" or to water my apt. plants.  Haha.  I didnt' take a close-up of those two objects.  Both items were $1 each.
 Pen/Pencil holders.   
I bought 5 black and white polka dot holders.  I'm not sure exactly where these will be, but I am re-thinking student supplies.  I have been using Clutter Free Classroom's Setting Up the Classroom Posts as inspiration along with Kristen @ Ladybug Teacher Files.  I am thinking of having caddies or plastic organizers on the counters for markers, glue, etc.  I thought I could definitely find somewhere for these!  

As for the 2 pencil holders that allow for pictures (the pink one and a black and white polka dot one you can't see in this picture), I'm thinking something like this in my writing center. 

I also read this post from CFC today about student number cards.  I really like the idea of having numbered cards by the homework bins and then students take them out when they turn in their homework.  Maybe those sticks could go in here?  I don't know - any other cute ideas?

Target Dollar Spot Finds in this picture
  • Navy/Orange Letter Stickers
  • Beige/Black/White Alphabet stickers
  • Navy/Orange Beach stickers
  • Flower magnets
  • Lint Roller
  • Humungo Pink Clothepin
  • Black and white polka dot magnetic to-do list
  • Flower/Aqua magnetic to-do list
I like the letter stickers.  I don't know what I'll use them for: decorating frames, word work, magnets. 
I was thinking of using the beach stickers to accent my cork boards since they have a beach theme to them.  Or I might keep them and add them to the wedding scrapbook after we get married in Maui next summer.
The pink and aqua flowers are magnets.  I will most likely use those on the whiteboard or on my filing cabinet to hold up notes, agendas, etc.
The lint roller is self-explanatory. We needed one!
The humungo pink clothespin.  I have seen them used on gifts to hold bows and so forth.  That is cute.  I could also find something to hot glue it to...Hm...
The two magnetic to-do lists.  Now you will notice that these two are magnetic but the other one from before hung by a ribbon.  Don't you just love how they differentiate for you!?  Like I said before, I couldn't pick just one!  I will most likely gift these to teacher friends since I already have my framed to do list at school.
 Target Dollar Spot
Another To-Do list!  This one is hung by ribbon.  I liked it because it not only as a spot for the days of the week but also a to do side.  I picked it up because the black and yellow daisy theme is so in right now.  I was thinking of putting these on the board behind my reading table to monitor reading group activity during the week?  
 Target Dollar Spot
So these are little round magnetic containers.  I know I saw somewhere where a teacher was using something similar to these to hold counters for math.  I like that idea.  I was also thinking of cutting letters off of cardboard cereal and cracker boxes, putting them in here, magnetizing them to an individual whiteboard and using them for Word Work.  I could also use them to hold thumb tacks on the whiteboard.  Do you guys have any other ideas?

I also can't resist new hair ties!  Especially 50 cent ones!

Target Dollar Spot
These are pretty self-explanatory.  Sorry the picture is sideways.  One is for time, the other two are for multiplication and division practice.  Actually, they can be used for all four operations.  I will use these for math workshop.  I need to get cute plastic containers to put these in now! 

Target Dollar Spot

I have no idea why this picture is upside down.  Oh well, you get the idea.  This is another 50 cent pack of beach stickers. The table cloth all bright colored and fun will most likely cover one of my counters in the classroom or possible a table.  I like the idea of having table cloths and lamps to make things cozy!

So how much did I spend??

$36.54 :D  It would've been $25 without the cork boards and the thumb tacks but oh well.  I am so excited about that, because I didn't just get stuff for school.  (Remember I have two other cork boards with decorations you still haven't seen that were included in the price).  I would show you those, but alas I will not ruin Monday for you.  But to help you figure costs, there are 5 decorative pieces that were 50 cents a piece that haven't been seen.  So only $2.50 isn't  shown here.  But yeah!  I was really happy with that!

On a non-teacher note......

Some pictures of me and the Mr!

Happy Weekend!!


  1. Great Finds! I just discovered a new use for the small containers.....when kids play a game with die...but the die in the container and there is no more flying die across the table and onto the floor! Since yours is magnetic then even better.

  2. Such great finds :) That Target Dollar Spot rocks! Somehow I've missed the To-Do Lists. I will have to check those out. I love them...and need them, badly.

    Thanks for linking up :)

    Fun in Room 4B

  3. Girl you racked up!! I was just thinking last night that I needed to go to I am convinced! :)

  4. Great stuff! I was just there and didn't see most of this goodness. I apparently need a return visit.

    room 4 imagination

  5. Aww you & the Mr. are so cute together!! I love your Target finds, especially your hanging to-do list. I just found your blog & I'm your newest follower! I am excited to read more of your blog! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure