Monday, July 25, 2011

First Target trip of the season!

Is "Back-to-School" a season?  I think so.  I went to AAA yesterday to get our tickets to King's Island and it just so happens that there is a Target right down the street.  I was sans hubby and toddler and I could hear the store calling my name.  I went to another Target last week and they didn't have any "teacher stuff" out yet, so I really had my fingers crossed this time.  

Oh yeah.  I hit the motherload.  

I got these books.  Various levels for different readers.  I love that I don't have to worry about whether or not a book is AR.  I hope that at least some of my students will be interested in reading some classic stories.  

Lesson Plan Book.  I used one of these last year and I didn't mind it at all.  I hole-punched it and put it right in my planning binder. I actually got two-one for a coteacher (hint, hint, wink, wink).  

Who doesn't love these notepads? They are so handy.  I keep some for secret pal gifts as well.  

I thought this might be a nice reward when students read their 40 books!

Love these stamps!  They had these a few years ago (single stamps for $1), but I haven't seen them since.  These 6 stamps were in the dollar spot for $2.50.  

I will give these sports erasers as a little gift on the first day of school. I am doing a sports theme in my classroom this year.  

And..the coveted letter stamps.  I bought these last year and honestly didn't care for them to well.  I stored each set in plastic bags with an ink pad and they got really messy.  I ended up throwing them away before the first semester ended.  I decided to give it another go this year.  I would welcome any storage suggestions so they get better taken care of this time!

Other things pictured above that I got was a desk lamp ($5), stickers, stress balls (perfect for playing silent ball or to help a little rascal calm down), dice, and happy birthday certificates.  I was very pleased with my Target trip!


  1. Great finds...I can't believe you haven't taken the plunge sooner...

    I leave 2.5 hours from a Target, so every trip to see the grandkids involves a trip to Target.


    A Time to Share & Create


    Fabulous 4th Grade

  2. I'm leaving now to look for those stamps! Thanks for posting.

  3. Don't you just LOVE Target! I do, too. You got some great items. It's really making me want to make my first trip too! Thanks for sharing your items.