So, to drown my sorrows, I decided to go shopping and, oh the horror! I walked into Target and saw the most terrible, horrible, no good, very bad thing. It was . . . the Back to School display. Aaarrrggghhhh!
I continued my Half-Way Day shopping extravaganza at the Dollar Tree and Walmart. Boy, let me tell you - Walmart has really upgraded the selection of teacher goodies in their Back to School section. Look at some of the terrific things I picked up:
These great Scholastic pocket chart activities were only $5.97. They focus on very basic alphabet and number matching skills and I think they'll be perfect to use when introducing Math and Literacy stations in the beginning of the year.
These were the big score for only $2.97. Also from Scholastic, I think they'll be great to use for Word Study - I only wish they had more!
I have a couple of these already in my classroom, but for $8.97, I couldn't resist one more. They also had a 27 pocket version, but I don't think I have a big enough wall space to hang it, so I passed it by.
All in all, the great goodies I found made it a very happy Half-Way Day after all. I hope you had (or will have) a Happy Half-Way Day too, whenever yours is. Have a great night!