*Looks around. Raises hand slowly*
The nearest Target is 30 minutes away from me, yet I still manage to find plenty of excuses to go there. Heaven help me if I ever live near one. It's just that I love, love, love their dollar spot! It contains items that lure you in with cute packaging and tons of potential. Oh, look, a heart-shaped chalkboard frame. Sure, I could use that for something...
Anyway, I was pretty stoked to find these yesterday:
Even though most of the items in the dollar spot were seasonal, these erasers came in a variety of themes and could easily be used during any time of the year. Sci-fi-loving students would love the robots in particular. Here's a closer look at what I got:
I think the erasers would also work well as melodic manipulatives on a dry-erase music staff board. When I first started teaching, I couldn't afford individual dry-erase boards for each student, so I purchased a laminated set (pictured below) and cut them into fourths. I never thought they would be a permanent solution, but they came in handy throughout the years. They were the perfect size for manipulatives, and I always used them when teaching about the difference between line and space notes.
As much as I love these little Target erasers, I simply have no need for them without a permanent classroom. So, I'm going to give the whole lot of them away to one lucky reader. There are 60 erasers in each pack, so they would be great for music centers or small group work. You can enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter widget. Details on how to complete each entry are below. Good luck!
#1. Go to my Facebook page by clicking the Facebook icon at the top of this page. Hover your mouse over "liked" and click "Get Notifications." A benefit of getting notifications from my page is that you'll always be the first to know about giveaways like these. I hope to do more in the future.
#2. Comment on this blog post detailing how you would use the manipulatives in your own classroom.
** You should know that I've received absolutely no money from Target for writing this post. In fact, I would bet money that they will never know who I am...ever. I just happen to really, really enjoy their merchandise! **