Shopping Spree & Giveaway

Two of my FAVORITE things!  Doesn't get any better than THAT!

Let's start with THE giveaway:

I am soooo excited to be part of my FIRST giveaway!!  I am contributing this


Marie's 300 follower giveaway at The Hands-On Teacher

So head on over there and enter for some AMAZING prizes!  Three winners will be selected on Sunday, July 22!

On to SHOPPING!!!  With so much talk about BTS sales and Target putting out their Dollar Spot items, I decided on Saturday that I better hustle on down to Fort Wayne to check it out before everything was GONE!

So here are my finds...

The markers and the rulers on the left are for my birthday box.  I love the mini pocket charts and I don't have any in purple, so I got a couple of those.  I can always use more non-fiction books for my boys as well as book marks and stickers.  I really like the quarter-size  lined dry erase boards.  I think they'll be perfect for everyone to show an answer quickly during instruction.  Might have the kiddos keep them in their seat sacks??

Here's pix #2 of Dr. Seuss stuff:

The bags are just adorable!!  I'm going to use them for Read to Someone reading bags.  I'll share more about that later.  I got enough pencils and erasers for everyone in March for the birthday celebration.  There were stickers in the pix above that I missed for this one!

After Target, it was off to the Dollar Store to see what goodies I could find there!

Not as much of a haul but I did find a few things:  tap lights for Michelle Harper's Tap Light Cards, verb sentence strips for the word wall or maybe for a grammar wall, two writing frame pages to get us started at the beginning of the year (All About My Trip and My Favorite Things), some mechanical pencil lead (go through a TON of that with running records!) and the cutest dry erase markers to use with my dry erase boards from Target!  They even have an eraser on the end!!

Still need to visit the teachers' store but gotta check my supply at school to see exactly what I need!

Nothing like SCHOOL SUPPLIES  to get you in the mood for school!!

Before I let you go, there are some other giveaways happening out there in Blogland!

Casey at Second Grade Math Manic is having a giveaway featuring second grade bloggers!  Check out her amazing prizes!

Mrs. Castro is celebrating 100 followers at Mrs. Castro's Class with not 1, not 2, but 6 fantastic giveaways!

Denise at Yearn to Learn is giving away the winners choice of 2 individual sets of Hot Dots cards and one Hot Dot pen.

Sandra at Sweet Times in First is having a giveaway for math materials from Box Cars and One Eyed Jacks.
Good luck!  Have a great week!


  1. Looks like you found some great deals! I love Target's dollar spot! Thanks for sharing!

    Delighted in Second

  2. Thanks for sharing my giveaway!
    ❤ Sandra
    Sweet Times in First

  3. I am thrilled to have found your blog. I am a new follower. I would love to have you join my "Blogs of Inspiration" page.
    Happy Teaching,
    TIPS: Teach, Inspire, and Prepare Students