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!!!