My First Linky Party! $1 Store Deals

I thought it would be fun to throw my first linky party.  In real life, I'm quiet and somewhat shy.  I feel like this is a HUGE DEAL!  I'm hoping people show up and I didn't clean house for nothing ;)


I've been at PD the last three days, and they had a fantastic Dollar Store not far from where our PD was held.  It was AWESOME!  I was super excited :)   I thought this linky party would give teachers some great ideas and since it is summer, some time to get new ideas (that are at a great price)! 

Here were my deals yesterday:
1.  Baskets.  I like to color code reading groups.  Every student also has a folder that matches their reading group color.  The larger baskets can hold books or guided reading materials.  The smaller baskets can hold

2.  Animal Chip Clips.  These are not magnetic (that would be super cool, but then they probably would charge more than a $1.00).  I think they would be pretty easy to turn into magnets- they have flatish backs that you could glue on a magnet.  I thought they could be used at a literacy workstation or could be used to clip papers.

3.  Dry Erase Board.  I liked this one because it had the alphabet written on it.  I use dry erase boards all the time for word work during guided reading, but they are also great for students to have in their desk and they can be used all day long.   Instead of just asking one student to answer a question, students can respond on their dry erase board, and teachers say, "SHOW ME YOUR WORK!"  or something cute.

Rules for Linky Party
1.  No drinking wine on the carpet (just kidding).  As you can see my social skills need some work :)

2.  You can post to any of your blogs that feature dollar deals from the Dollar Store or Target Dollar Spot!  It can be a current blog post, but you can also link to an older post.

3.  THANK YOU for participating.  I hope you get lots of new ideas! 

12 comments

  1. These are great! I need to go shopping before I can link up...This calls for a trip to the Dollar Store. ;)
    ~Brandee
    Creating Lifelong Learners

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    1. I can't wait to see your finds :) I'm hoping people can get lots of inexpensive ideas!!!

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  2. I used the alligator clips for hall passes last year. I was buying some that were generic and they were that hard plastic. Every time they hit the floor they broke. the alligators were so much more durable and the kids loved them! The nice thing about buying the baskets at the same place, is they all were the same shade. Great finds!

    Kelly
    I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

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    1. The hall passes are a great idea! They are adorable!!!

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  3. This is a great linky! I love dollar deals! Happy to link up! :)

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  4. Bridget-I love this linky idea, and I frequently visit the dollar store. I wander through aisle by aisle thinking how I could use this or that often. I just gave a vocabulary workshop, and found the fake crystal rocks...they became prefixes, suffixes, and roots. I will make a special trip with this in mind. Thanks for starting the linky, and look for my participation in a day or two. BTW, if you use the Six Traits of Writing, you might check out the linky I have going. www.comprehensionconnection.blogspot.com

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    1. You are going to have to post a picture of they fake crystal rocks!!! I'm going to check out your blog :)

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    2. Okay, did I tell you I LOVE this!!! I got all the matching baskets and caddies too! Ours had blue, yellow, red, and purple! I am so excited. Now, they won't go with my jungle theme, but you know...the price was right! Please come and visit to see what I got. I have two favorites...sandwich drink coasters for working on paragraph formation and the omelet container...awesome! (it even latches) Thanks again for the great idea!

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    3. Carla- can you put a link to your blog, so I can visit?

      We didn't have yellow! I saw the caddies and couldn't decided if I needed. I probably do!

      Bridget

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  5. Love your finds! I posted about my Target Dollar Spot deal I found for my kids end of year gift so I linked up too! :)
    Karen
    Mrs. Jones’s Kindergarten

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  6. Great finds! I will link up. Off to do that now! Thanks for having a fun linky!
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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    1. Lori- thank you for the great idea!!! I love it!!!

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