Sunday, August 4, 2013

The Land of...

I live in Minnesota.  The land of 10,000 lakes. The land of 10,000 mosquitoes. The land of 10,000 Target stores!!

My five year old and I ran to Target this morning to grab some milk for breakfast, but of course you can never leave Target without buying more than you came for Did you find everything?  Did I find everything?? Need you ask?!  

Sam and I took a little jaunt past the school supplies (after looking at school supplies...), past the home goods, past the clothes, and landed in our destination: The Dollar Spot.  To be fair, he was hungry and getting cranky, and he just wanted to get the remaining things on our list, apples and bananas, and leave.  It was I, horrible shopping Mom, who made him linger in such a tempting place.  He got stickers; I got school stuff.  

I had seen PVC holders for small pocket charts on Pinterest (BTW, I haven't figured out how to do the code right so people can pin photos from my blog.  Any tech help would be welcome!!  I'll Google it, though, too.) But I had never seen the small charts in the Dollar Spot before, and of course I left with a few and maybe have plans to get some more.  At $1, you really can't go wrong. I'm thinking of using them with some sort of connotation/denotation/shades of meaning work for the kids.  I like Jen Jones's ideas here, but I think I may make my own. Any of you have good middle grade uses for mini-pocket charts?

Well, I'll leave you with a photo of my loot from the Dollar Spot.  We did eventually go home, but only after picking up the bananas, apples, and a chocolate cake donut for Sam :) He was happy with that. 

Off to finish cleaning the garage :)

Happy teaching!