Shopping Spree and a Little Incentive Idea

I just planned on going to the craft store for some sparkly pom poms, I swear.

Then I realized Target was nearby.

I actually didn't find anything in the dollar section.  But I did find this:
Hello, Cupcake!  I don't know what this is going to be used for, but it sure is delicious looking :)  I also got a Yoga mat.  I don't do Yoga {should I?}, I do "crunches."  And those marshmallows stuffed in the bucket are for school {more on that in another post}!

Then, I went to AC Moore.  Packs of cardstock were on sale for $2 each.  I grabbed 10 in assorted colors.... so I paid $20 for $50 worth of paper!!  I love a good deal!  I also picked up some oaktag for my pattern making.
And I did get those sparkly pom poms... the item that started this shopping spree!
Above the poms are mini paint cans.  I bought one for each of my five table groups.  The idea is to fill up the buckets with "sparklers," or sparkly pom poms, and earn prizes as a group.  Groups can earn sparklers by packing up quietly, transitioning quickly and quietly, listening and working quietly {do you see a pattern here? lol}.  Groups must earn 8 sparklers for a reward.
I saw this idea floating around Pinterest, and it comes from Mrs. McHaffie of Beg Borrow Steal.  I didn't beg for the idea, and since I'm linking back I suppose I'm not stealing the idea... I'm just borrowing it ;)  Thanks girl!  My kids are super excited about earning sparklers.  Ahh, it's the little things.

Thanks for joining me on my shopping spree!  I'll leave you with this funny Pinterest find:


Mrs. Alexis said...

I always enjoy stoppin by your page, always great ideas and something to make me smile. Cant wait to use the sparkler idea in my classroom next year. Keep up the great work!!!

Holly said...

Lovin' it all - the shoes are too cute.

Need a new incentive...

Happy weekend!!!! :)

Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

Erin Lukas said...

Definitely LOVE those shoes!!!

Creating & Teaching

Unknown said...

Awesome finds!!

First Grade Blue SKies

Kristin said...

Love the sparklers! I probably need to start it because my kids are unraveling as the year flies by. :)
Love that poster at the end - so funny!
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Miss Kindergarten said...

LOL!!! That's the only time my apartment gets cleaned...I hear you bestie!!!

Kimberley Moran said...

Love the shoes! Also excited about the idea to head to Michaels for that paper. I'm out of good paper. Thanks!

First in Maine

We Teach Like A Rockstar said...

The little paint tin cans are sooo cute. I always enjoy reading your posts! Stay Sweet!!!

The Colorful Apple said...

Love the cupcake bucket! And I definitely recommend yoga. I was very against it for a long time but it's the most challenging (and rewarding) exercise I've ever done!

Sara :)
Smiling In Second Grade

Jen R said...

TOTALLY need those shoes! :)
LOVE YOGA! one of my favorite things to do - and I'm a hardcore worker-outer! lol

Jodi said...

I LOVE those shoes!!


Katherine said...

Loveee the wedges!! & what a steal on the cardstock!

Think, Wonder, and Teach said...

Oh my! Those shoes are so cute!!! I want cute shoes. I went shoe shopping this week.... it was horrible. Closed toes required. Nothing cute in 6 stores! I hate new shoes that fit dress code. I want yours.

I can't believe the deal on the cardstock. WOW!!

I had to laugh at the house cleaning sign as that is EXACTLY what happened this week. No internet = you can eat off my floors!

Think, Wonder, & Teach

Laura said...

Love your finds! Gotta love some Target and cute shoes!

Peace, Love, and First Grade

Mrs. McHaffie said...

Thanks for the love!!! :) You can "borrow" anything from my blog anytime!
The kiddos do love getting to earn "special" treats!!

Beg, Borrow, Steal

Jessie said...

I love your little sparklers idea. How do you make it work in your class? I saw the same idea on Pinterest and want to try and work it into my classroom management system next year :) I love your blog!

Look Who's Teaching

Sarah @ Scissors and a Whisk said...

I'm doing this. And the fuzzies lol.

What do they get when they win? Something from a treasure box?

Unknown said...

From a new teacher; I absolutely love and envy what you do! Especially since you are a teacher (which means we're crazy) ANNNND you're a mom, yet you still have time to work super hard and make your Cupcake For the Teacher page soooo amazing! GO YOU! :)

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