Even though I'm only a week into my summer vacation, it's never too early to start getting ready for next year. So, after reading so many blog posts about the great finds in the Target Dollar Spot, I headed out his morning to see what all the fuss was about. OMG! What a gold mine! I found dry erase boards (full size and strips,) stickers, reading pointers, note pads, mini pocket charts, handheld classroom signs and Dr. Seuss erasers, stickers and silly bands! I spent digging around the mixed up bins trying to find the right number of each thing I was looking for - why is it that there is ALWAYS one less than what you need? I even have a confession to make... I actually drove to a second Target to find 3 more strip-sized dry erase boards. I had to. Really. So, $60.00 later I have a whole crate filled with really cute things I don't really need - WooHoo!
But I feel like the first step toward getting ready for the new school year has been taken. Mission accomplished.
Today's birthday freebie is in honor of all the "getting ready" that we do each summer. If Joseph Slate been true to life in his classic book, "Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten," it would have been about 87 pages long. (Thank goodness the man knows how to edit.) Many of use this book during the first few days of school, and making a class book is a popular activity. Below is a great template to use for creating a book that your kiddos will read over and over. Enjoy!