Thursday, September 26, 2013

Fabulous Finds Friday -- September 27, 2013

Today is Fabulous Finds Friday! Time to share some great finds...

There's a Dragon in My Art Room

I actually found this fabulous website earlier this summer, but I just sat down this week to continue browsing the WONDERFULLY CREATIVE ideas that are overflowing on There's a Dragon in My Art Room.  Phyl, a retired art teacher of 36 years, shares the amazing masterpieces created by students of all ages.  I was especially taken with the Slavadore Dali mustache portraits created by her second graders. I am always thrilled to find art websites/blogs.  Fly over and check this one out!

 Photo Credit: There's a Dragon in My Art Room 
Place Value Bull's Eye

A couple of days ago I was did a generic search for place value base ten activities and I stumbled upon Place Value Bull's Eye shared by Natalie and Rachelle from What the Teacher Wants!--a post from way back in 2011.

Loved this easy prep way to practice place value, so I whipped up some bull's eyes to coordinate with the place value arrows we use in the classroom.  We played a table-top version with ten regular sized paperclips.  The gist--the kids drop paperclips onto the bull's eye and then record the number of 1s, 10s, and 100s on their recording sheet.  Then students write the number in expanded form.  You can find these recording sheets, and an explanation of the game, on What the Teacher Wants!  Fly on over to check it out!  You can also download the bull's eye boards I made HERE!

Better Homes and Gardens: Food Gifts

OK--I know it's not even Halloween yet--BUT I found this goodie on my latest trip to Sam's Club--been finding some great things there lately!  It's never too early to start thinking about the holidays--I think... This holiday edition is all about creating tasty food gifts in crafty packages.  I picked this one up because it has some great ideas that can be used for parent helper, colleague, and student gifts for the holidays.  

Some of my favorites...

Toffee-Pecan Cookie Mix (in a decorative Mason jar)
Hot Cocoa Mix in a Jar (decorated like Rudolf)
Spiced Apple Tea Mix
Kitchen Towel Wrapped Cake Mix Kit (with store bought mix)

Feel free to link up your fabulous finds, and have a splendid weekend!


  1. The portraits are great. Thanks for sharing.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  2. Love the Rudolf and the Dalis! Thanks for the link up!