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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Blog Award

Me?  Won a blog award?  How?  I feel so humbled and so honored that anyone would even read my blog, let alone give me an award!  Anyway, Amanda from I Heart Elementary has given me the...


Thank you so much Amanda!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Summer Shopping Link Up

Ladybug's Teacher Files is hosting a Summer Shopping Linky Party and I'm joining!  I had so much fun going through all the things I've purchased for my new sports themed classroom.  I'm really wishing I didn't have to wait ANOTHER two weeks to get into my room!!!  I am super excited to start decorating.  I have a feeling it's gonna be pretty cute.  Here's some of the stuff I have bought so far.

 I found this laser level at Lowe's for $5!  It's magnetic so I can put it on my whiteboard to help me write in a straight line and to make sure my posters are straight.  I know, I know...OCD!!  The tape measure was also $5 and is self-centering.  See close up of picture for explanation.

I have also purchased the 15 Sunshine State Books.  Only 9 have arrived.  A couple won't be released until after school starts.

The games came from Goodwill.  They look like the haven't been played at all.  The Scrabble game still had the plastic wrap!  At $1.99 each, I knew I had a steal!!!  If you have never played Blurt with your kids, it is a MUST!  They love it.


Ordered some pencil pennants, goody bags for back-to-school- and pennants for the kiddos to make from Oriental Trading.  I found those markers on clearance at Wally World for $2 a pack.  I got all they had.  :)

The caddies are for each group.  I had to get new ones since my color scheme changed.  These are from Oriental Trading also.

The ice bin idea came from Pinterest.  Since my school is going to begin Daily 5, my kiddos will need book bins.  These will be great and they are pretty cheap.  I'm going to make a cute label for each one with the kids' numbers or names.

The rug is from Target.  LOVE IT!  And check out that lamp!  On clearance for...$11!  Can it get any better?!?

These are some miscellaneous decorations.  The fans will hang over my teams.  I'm gonna put something sporty in the centers. 

 The lunchboxes were on clearance at Party City.  I am going to use them to store center activities in. 

I got the keyboards at a thrift store to use during Word Work.

Lastly comes the chocolate!  Wrapped like sports balls!  

Oh how I wish I could get started...

How bout you?  What'd you buy?  Go ahead, link up!