Thursday, June 28, 2012

Summer Shopping Linky Party

OMG, two posts in the same month, wait a minute in the same week!!! Let's see how long I can keep this up. Ok, so I had some inspiration for this post...

How could I resist back to school shopping?

I am fortunate enough to work for a district that reimburses me up to $225.00 in school supplies each year. That is in addition to to the $$$ it gives us at the end of the year to purchase student classroom supplies. You see the kids in my district are responsible for bringing NOTHING to school. Ok that isn't right, they have to bring themselves. :P But pencils, crayons, paper, glue, folders, etc... that I am to provide. To be honest I love it. I get to buy the same thing for every kid and I KNOW that I don't ever have to hear "I don't have a pencil."

The best part? I get to drop $ on my favorite thing, school supplies. So each year I save $225.00 (and end up spending more than that). I separate it and spend some on my calendars and bulletin board stuff and drop the rest at Target in late July, early Aug.

So I've been teaching a little while now. I haven't hit my 10 year mark yet, but I am pretty close. A lot of my items are new because I do purchase new items each year but there are some favorites that needed replacing and updating so this year I bought a lot! Thanks to Lindsey from The Teacher Wife for introducing me to MPM School Supplies. I also order from Creative Teaching Press and Carson Dellosa.

I won't write much more, I'll let the pictures do the talking.
(Please excuse my bad iPhone pictures)
The whole deal...

 Now this BB set is for my Surfing theme this year. More to come on that next month. :P

My Weather Bears are going on 9 years old and very worn out. They are a FAV and definitely needed replacing. I am keeping the old set and will be doing something creative with them, so keep an eye out for that on another post.

I got these two BB sets for when we study Farms and Wild Animals. I plan to have my students use them to learn vocabulary.

 I have been wanting this one for years. Not sure how I will use it but I just had to have it for Jan.

 I couldn't decide on just one of these so I got both. They will be part of a center.

Love, love, love. If you remember last year I was upset I didn't get the waves on blue boarder for my Word Wall. As you can see I didn't pass up the chance this year.

These were just too precious to pass up. I am sure I can do a matching game with them.

I mean who can resist stickers? BTW, I have decided that after my crowns run out this year I am just going to give the kids a little cupcake. Plus the cupcake sticker for their month. So much easier. Plus most of my kids get a crown from their homeroom teachers anyway so a 2nd one always seems redundant. I think this will be much better.

100 day items. These are a must have each year.

Ok I think I am the most excited about these 3 mini BB sets. I really want to dig deep into writing and story comprehension this year and I think the two sets on the right will help me do it. The Taste of Asia was on sale and I just couldn't pass it up another year. I thought it would be nice for my Asian ELL students. Who knows how I will use it though. I haven't a clue.

You see that didn't seem like that much. Now I just have to wait a few more weeks to spend the rest at my fav place... TARGET! :)

So what are you getting this year?
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  1. Replies
    1. Aren't they precious! I couldn't resist.


  2. I love your great buys! That border with the waves looks like something that would go great with my theme!! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

    1. You know I should have gotten a second one of the waves on blue. I think I will be using it a lot.

      What is tour theme?


  3. How fun!!! Looks like a great shopping spree!! :)

  4. That looks like some pretty fun shopping! I'm surprised students don't bring their own supplies to school, though. I always had to bring supplies when I was a kid. (Maybe not everything, but certainly pencils and maybe even glue.)

    1. Steve, I always had to buy my own supplies too. It was kind of a shocker for me when I first moved here but it has been a blessing in disguise.


  5. k-1 looks like a blast to shop much fun!

    1. It really is so much fun, but I love shopping for any grade.


  6. I love cut-out buddies! That little bird and nest is precious! You got some great stuff! I've been shopping too. Come by when you get a chance!

    Waving from The Teacher's Chatterbox


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