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Frugal Friday #1

Welcome to my favorite day of the week! 🙂

Frugal Friday | Kristen's Kindergarten

During the summer on Friday’s, I will share with you some frugal ideas I use in my classroom.

First up…black socks!

Yes, black socks!!

Best idea ever!

Frugal Friday | Kristen's Kindergarten

We use black socks in our classroom for a couple of things, but mostly as erasers.

We used to use tissues as dry erase erasers on our whiteboards, but each child would have to get up and get one each time we needed one…wasted too much time!

I thought that there had to be a better option–I started thinking of things that could erase the dry erase marker and came up with SOCKS!!  Black socks of course…they hide all the mess that gets erased, so they are perfect for the job!

The best part is that when they get dirty, I can bring them home, toss them in the washer and they are good as new!

They work great on dry erase boards, sheet protectors, clear pockets, and my dry erase stick on stars!  They even erase dry erase crayon. 🙂

We have also been known to use them as mitten substitutes if someone cannot find one of theirs. 🙂

Do you have any Frugal Friday ideas you would like to share?

Leave a comment below and I’ll pick my favorite Frugal Friday idea to receive my dry erase friendly Binder Pack #1!!


Tpt is having a sale!!

That’s right friends!!  Tpt is having a sale to celebrate 3 Million Teachers using Tpt in some way!!

The sale doesn’t start until Thursday, February 28th, but go start filling up your cart right away!

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I’ve made some new products to share with you and they will ALL (along with the rest of my store) be on sale for 20% off!  Keep watching for the special code to type in at checkout so you can get up to 28% off!

First, I created a new set of Rainbow Pom-Pom Games!  This set helps your students practice the 88 sight words in the Journeys reading series.  Its played the same way the Rainbow Pom-Pom Toss game is, except with sight words!

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If you don’t have the original game and really want it along with the new one, you’re in luck!!  I’ve bundled the two together so you can have your students practice a variety of skills!  Shapes, Numbers, Letters, Die Recognition, Sight Words and more!  33 different mats are included to help you reach a wide range of students and their abilities!Screen Shot 2014-02-23 at 6.54.59 PM

Finally, if you missed it last week, I created these “Ways to Make” practice sheets.  My kiddos LOVE these!  All you need is some mini-erasers, sheet protector, and some dry erase markers and you are go to go!  This activity is great for practicing composing and decomposing numbers!

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So there you have it!!  Some new products that will be on sale beginning on Thursday!!

Kristen 🙂

Reusable Dry Erase Pockets

I’m not sure about you, but I love all things dry-erase!  I do get tired of having my kiddos tied to writing on just the plan surface that dry-erase boards have.  We are locked into the plain surface, and can’t really be creative with our responses on them.

That’s where these Reusable Dry Erase Pockets from come in!  They are 9 x 12 sized which is an awesome size for little Kindergarten hands!  The binding around the edge is super strong too!

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Some of my favorite things about these pockets–

1) I can insert ANY pages I want to!  We used a plain piece of paper inside because we were working with word families, but I so could have put lined paper inside or a quick review sheet inside.  You can put anything you can fit in these awesome pouches!

2)  My kids can write on BOTH sides of the pockets.  They thought that was cool!  I asked my kiddos to write their word family on one side and then some sentences on the other side.







3) I love that the kids can choose the color they want, or I can assign each table a color to keep at their table. 🙂  You can get both ROYGBP or Neon colors!

4) The dry erase markers erase SO WELL from the pockets!  None of those messy streaks left behind like on my dry erase boards!

5) We can store our markers in the pouches, so they are always ready to go!

6) You can use these on the overhead if you use one of those! 🙂

7) I can quickly change out what’s inside!

8) These are going to be great in centers!  I can put check lists in them that my student’s can check off to make sure they have done their jobs at their work stations

9) When my kids practice their name writing at the beginning of the school year, we can put first name on one side and last name on the other, for lots of room to practice!!

10) The flexibility!  I can use the pockets in a TON of different ways!  Also, using these pockets makes me feel “greener”!  I can make a few copies of things and my kids can practice over and over using the same copies without the need for more! 🙂


The opinions expressed in this post are mine and have not been influenced by the company in anyway.  I did receive a set of Reusable Dry Erase Pockets to try out in my classroom and I’m happy I was able to! 🙂


Kristen 🙂

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