Friday, June 3, 2011

Dollar Tree finds

I went to the Dollar Tree today, just to look around. After all, I've only been out of school for two weeks and I shouldn't even be thinking about school. But thanks to all the fabulous blogs I've found lately like Fran Kramer's Kindergarten Crayon's blog and Deedee Will's Mrs. Will's Kindergarten blog and so many others that I will mention in future blogs, I have math on my mind. I won't even  mention the Math Work Stations book study. So, I found myself not just looking around (I should have never gotten a shopping cart), but putting things in the cart. Below are 2 items that I had to buy.

I love these square sorting trays, they will be so easy to store! 
These ice cube trays have only 10 compartments. I can think of so many uses: counting games, graphing (because they have a hole at the end, they can be linked together,  patterning, a ten frame....

Here are some links with math games using ice cube trays you might like:

4 comments:

Fran Kramer said...

This is great stuff! I love the square sorting tray. Please join me when it's my turn to host the MWS chapter #4. I will look forward to your ideas. The party is just starting.
Fran@kindergartencrayons.blogspot.com

Joy said...

Mom you never leave the dollar store empty handed.. You always find the coolest things for your classroom! Can't wait to see what you post next!

blantonl2 said...

Thank you so much for sharing your great ideas! I LOVE DOllar Tree, but I don't have your knack of thinking of great ways to use the stuff I find! I'm just a teacher wanna be now (just got my license and am now playing the waiting game ~ which, by the way, I don't like!), so maybe this skill will come to me later!!

Lori

Suzanne said...

Thanks for posting. I love the idea for the spinner and the cd case you linked to your post.