Monday, January 2, 2012

RUN, Don't walk!!

I have seen a few posts about using these little gems in stations.  And, we all know it will be February before we know it.  I went to my local Dollar Tree last week looking for these.  Well, they had cleared out all the Christmas stuff and were working on stocking the shelves with Valentine's items.  I found the box that these were in but since they had not been unpacked and placed on the shelf, I did not ask if I could buy them.  I decided to go back a couple of days later.  I went back on Friday and they were still not unpacked.  So, this time I asked the nice workers if I could buy something that wasn't on the shelves yet.  They said sure and even opened the box for me.  There were packs of these plastic heart shaped boxes with writing on them on top of the stack but as I dug down in the box, I found the plain ones.  They come 10 to a package for only $1!!  I bought 8 packages (remember I co-teach and we have 40 students).  These will go FAST!  Hope you get some if you are interested.  I haven't been to the Target Dollar Spot yet.  Can't wait to go there!
The teachers in my county go back to work tomorrow and I am ready!  I will miss taking my time drinking my coffee in the mornings and the time I have been able to spend with my family and dog but I need structure and a schedule!  I have been using  some  A LOT of this down time to combine all the awesome downloads I have gotten from all of your into folders.  I have been copying all those folders onto a flash drive so I will be able to always have them with me. Well, I will be trying to find a flash drive today big enough to hold all of them.  I will also be making a run to the teacher store to buy some new desk name tags and hopefully these will make it for the second semester.  Enjoy your day everyone!!


  1. Haha I just bought some of these for centers!! Only 3 packages though :)

    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  2. Now that I have them...tell me what to do with them...PLEASE:)I would love to hear your ideas.

  3. I found them tonight at Dollar Tree!! I am so glad I have fabulous bloggers to give me a heads up. Now I just have to go find the post that tells what they did with them!

  4. I will def have to stop by there! :) That will be on my to do list now because tomorrow is a snow day for me. Hooray!! Thanks for the heads up!

  5. If you are looking for something to do with these little goodies, check out and look at her post from February 15, 2011. Also, you can look at and find her post from February 11, 2011.