Saturday, February 1, 2014

Do you want fries with that?

While posting a photo on Instagtam (IG), a thought occurred to me...and thus began another episode of Internal Dialogue Theater.  So I thought to myself...
Self: "Why am I always posting pictures of MY students engaged in activities created by OTHER TPT sellers?" (Yes, I talk to myself, and I answer back on occasion.)
Response to Self (I promise, I am not crazy): Yeah Trina, why? Your creativity knows no bounds. What about all the goodies you purchased from the Target Dollar Spot last May?
Self: Oooooo...yeah!Where is that crap?   
END SCENE
(And so ends another episode of Internal Dialogue Theater...LOL @ myself) 

So, off to my shelf I went in search of the red bucket where I dump all of my Target Dollar Spot finds. As I rummaged through my Dollar Spot repository, I ran across these french fry containers. 
Last week while attending  the most productive staff development day EVER, I created the french fries you see pictured below. A few days later, the idea for the programmed ketchup bottles popped into my brain.
I found the ketchup bottles on the My Cute Graphic website. My Cute Graphics is a financially challenged teacher's best friend. 

I created this station to assist my students with their math goals and objectives. Some of my lower level students struggle with numeracy concepts such as counting and one-to-one correspondence.  

I wholeheartedly appreciate the ideas and the activities I find on Pinterest and Instagram, but I really need to buckle down and start creating my own products. Honestly, I would prefer to post pics and blog posts of my students engaged in activities, I masterminded. But...like everything else, these things take time.

As I sit here with heap of ideas swimming around in my head, I find it hard to decide on my next project. But...in the meantime, I am in the process of completing my Roll-A-Sandwich Dice Addition math station. Here's a Sneak Peek:
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Can you believe those are coasters? Those sandwich fixings look real...lick the screen real...right? Guess where I found them. That's right, the Target Dollar Spot! 

Stay tuned for Meet the Teacher Monday. This time, I promise to post earlier...probably late Sunday night. 
By the way, what are your Super Bowl plans? Me...nada. Until next time, make the ordinary extraordinary.

1 comment:

  1. How adorable are those ketchup and fries! Very creative idea!

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