Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Play-Doh storage for Word Work

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Last week one of my teacher aides commented on the way I stored my play-doh for Word Work and thought it would be useful for the prep/kindergarten teachers so I thought I'd share it here too (wow, what a long sentence....). 

Basically, I just separate the homemade play-doh into individual sized portions and plop them in a paint palette. Simple. Stops arguments over who has the most play-doh and if you only put out the one color, it stops that argument too. I've found this a good alternative to the store bought play-doh containers, as my kids never put the lids on properly and the play-doh ended up drying out. 

To store, the kids just put it back in the Ziploc bag, seal it and put it back in the drawer with the play-doh mats (blank sheets of paper that were laminated for a window display last year!). 

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Fabulous Feedback

What a fortnight! I drove home Friday afternoon thanking my lucky stars it was Friday! The past fortnight has dragged on and on... but reports are finished and I'm really looking forward to the last week of school for the semester and then two weeks of Winter holiday bliss - staying in my PJ's, snuggling in bed way too long each morning and reading a few good books. 

Today I have decided to link up with Christina and her Fabulous Feedback linky. I love reading all the feedback I receive, and really appreciate the time you take to do it - especially on free items. So, I've chosen two people who have left some feedback that filled my bucket and left me feeling great and with a huge smile to choose another product from my store for free!

First up, thanks to Therese! I loved this feedback! Hundreds, Tens and Ones Bingo was one of the first products I uploaded to TpT, along with the Tens and Ones Bingo. I've been using it for years and my kids always love playing it too. It's become a staple in my math tubs that the kids love to pull out and play.  I'm so happy another class enjoys it as much as mine. 
This feedback was from a while ago, but I still remember how it made me grin from ear to ear. I made up the  flower word sorting schedule because I found it so hard to track which activity my word sorting groups were doing each day while I introduced a new word sort to one group. I really do love using it and still find it the easiest way to do word sorting for me. I've also made it in a Pirate and Hollywood/Movies themes. I've made a Decor and Displays custom category on my TpT store if you want to check them out.
I really do appreciate the feedback so Therese and Natasha please email me and I'll send you a similarly priced item for free!

I plan to link up with Christina on the 2nd Friday of every month so look for more feedback winners in July.  Don't forget that you earn points towards future purchases when you leave feedback on any of your purchases (even if you bought it a while ago!).