Why'd I Buy It? Linky - Bathroom Pass {Freebie}, Book Storage & Spinners


Eeek!! I can not believe this is it - the last week of summer holidays. Which everyone knows are not really holidays at all but full time prep work!!

I want to share a few of the things that I have bought for my classroom. I'd love to see what you have bought for your classroom (or you!) too - so be sure to grab the button and link up or leave me a comment with some more shopping ideas!!


First up. I bought some id clips for my bathroom/hall passes.


I bought the pack of 12 at Walmart for $2.00. Students will clip the passes onto their shirts - hopefully - I am not sure how long it will take use to learn this procedure - we may have to move lanyards!! But hey, $2.00 is not bad!!


If you want a copy of the passes, click here, you could use clips or lanyards or put them on the outside of hand sanitizers.

Next up, I bought these baskets.


They are collapsible, they are soft, they store large picture books and they have a chalkboard on the front panel!! I am a sucker for anything with chalkboard : )

I am using these baskets for themed picture books. I have limited (read - very, super, limited) shelving in my new classroom and need to find alternate ways of displaying the gazillion books I like to have available for my students. They will be on the floor in our reading area. Here are the first two theme baskets.









Lastly I bought these spinners.



I bought these through Scholastic using my bonus points. I first heard about these from my friend Joanne at Head Over Heels for Teaching. I plan to use them for anything and everything. Making words (starting letters, word families), math (add the numbers the spinner lands on, write a question for the answer we land on) and just for fun!!

Spinner in action on our freezer - I am sure the students will love this!!


I'd love for you to link up - if you do be sure to stop be some of the other blogs to see what they bought and give them support for their purchases as only other teachers can!!!





5 comments

  1. I'm soooooo excited you got the spinners! Your kids are going to flip over them! (Can't wait until you link them up for Spark Student Motivation!) LOL I have such limited space for my books too, and we can't stop buying them right? I think teachers should design classrooms...can you imagine the storage we'd have? Great idea for a linky! Good luck next week my sweet friend!
    Joanne
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

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  2. I love that spinner. I will have to get myself some of those. The idea of baskets that can collapse is brilliant. I am running out of storage space so those would be perfect in my room. Thanks for these tips!

    Jennifer
    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

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  3. I actually love those bins! Where can I find them? I am an organizational work in progress so anything in that vein gets my attention! :)

    -Lisa
    Mrs. Spangler in the Middle

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  4. I'm in love with those adorable bathroom passes! Love love love!! Downloading as we speak. Thank you!!!

    Ali
    Teaching Powered by Caffeine

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  5. I'm a little late to the party, but better late than never I suppose...I think this is a great idea for a linky. The clips for passes are something that I've been looking for. My principal wants every kid who goes out in the hall to wear a name tag, and we've been mulling over how. This looks like a good solution.
    Always Primary

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