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I absolutely LOVE going to The Dollar Store. It's exciting to find goodies for my classroom & students at such a bargain.
With that "happy dance" feeling in mind, I decided to design "Diane's Dollar Deals" as a separate category in my TpT shop.
There is no real rhyme, reason or amount of pages that constitutes a Dollar Deal.
Just a fun way to express my appreciation for people who take the time to stop by my shop. I hope you enjoy them and that you'll be doing your own little happy dance.
My first Dollar Deal offering is a set of black & white upper & lowercase number puzzles. There are a variety of ways to use these alphabet puzzles.
Run off on white construction paper, laminate and trim. Keep each letter puzzle in its own baggy.
Students can put them together as an independent center, or do as a whole group activity, passing out a different letter puzzle to each child.
I've included a blank grid to help younger students.
If you want a set in color, have your students help you, by having each of them decorate a letter then laminate and trim to use each year.
Just an FYI... I'm currently working on a full-color set for separate uppercase & lowercase letters. These will also be a Dollar Deal.
Pass them out to your students and set a timer. See who can complete their puzzle the fastest.
When they are done with one, they may exchange theirs with another student who has a different one.
I purposely put both upper & lowercase letters together, as I think it's important for students to continually see the "matches" even early on. Eventually, just by being immersed, the light bulbs go on.
You can use these each year, or skip the lamination and give each child a puzzle for whatever letter you happen to be working on.
They color and decorate the letter, cut their own strips, mess them up and put them together. Use during school, send home for homework, tuck in a sub folder, or have available for early finishers.
Another option, that makes a sweet bulletin board, is to give each child a puzzle that is the initial for their name.
For a cool mosaic effect, they color, cut, & glue to a sheet of construction paper, leaving a little gap in-between the pieces.
Today's featured FREEBIE is a name card "tent". I switched mine up each month to match the seasons & my themes. I hope you find it useful. Click on the link to get your copy today.
Well that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by. I have lots of Dollar Deal ideas running through my head, and can't wait to get started.
Stay tuned for more fun. Wishing you a "doin' the happy dance" kind of day!
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery of unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition." - Martha Washington