Friday, August 10, 2012

My Fabulous Finds and To-Do List!!

I had one of the best days ever today!  I didn't think being in a conference all day could possibly be fun, but meeting some of the other teachers at my school and getting to know my administration better made it a blast!  As of right now I could NOT ask for a better fit for me.  I learned a great deal about CSCOPE as well.  I still have tons of questions but I am sure training with my district will help answer those.  If not, I have veteran teachers and my admin to go to.  I could not ask for a more supportive staff.  And I feel better that I'm not the only first year teacher starting this year, so I have that support system too.  I'm not nearly as nervous about new teacher training now since I met a good deal of new teachers to the district today....

Anyways, enough about that.  I promised pictures on Wednesday about my shopping that I have done recently.  I'm not done shopping as JoAnns and Office Max have 25% off purchase coupons for teachers this weekend.
 These are the supplies I bought at Wal-Mart.  Some are for me and some are preparing for my students.  I learned from student teaching that red pens disappear through some black hole, so I am stocking up now.  I got some from Wal-Mart and more from dollar tree.  I am planning on decorating those spirals for my interactive notebooks that I do with my students.  I will have a color for each block so I can stay organized with where each class is at.

 Here are my Dollar Tree purchases.  I absolutely love the buckets I found!  They match my bright color theme I have going so far.  There were deeper ones of the square style I may go back and get.  I also stocked up on pencil erasers, red pens, push pins, rubber bands and index cards.
 Here was my splurge at Hobby Lobby.  I didn't get everything in the picture but I bought a case for my Cricut cartridges that will be more portable than my plastic containers I have for my scrapbook retreats.  I also got 12"x24" mats for my Cricut to make my calendar headers.  Pictures of those will be posted for Monday Made It so be sure to come check it all out!

Be sure to link up over at Fun in Room 4B with your Fabulous Finds.  It's the last one of the summer! :'(

Now for the To-Do List!  Mine is absolutely crazy with getting ready to move into my classroom.  I am kind of on overload at the moment...which is why I like love to-do lists!  These things have saved me all throughout high school and college, and will probably continue to do so until I die.

Go on over to Ms. Shoppe's Class and link up your back to school to-do list!  Good luck to everyone on getting their lists completed!

Well I've got to get started on this list.  Thankfully I don't have anything going on this weekend, so as long as I stay focused I should be able to most of it done!  Take advantage of the teacher sales taking place this weekend, I know I will be.

I promise pictures of my room, before and work in progress, on Monday or Tuesday.  I get to move in on Monday but there are still some things I think belong to the teacher moving out so I don't know what all I can get done.

Have a wonderful weekend!



  1. You found a lot of great deals!! Thanks for linking up with me :)


    Fun in Room 4B

  2. Thanks for linking up! I hope you post pictures of your bulletin boards after you find your fabric! Looks like you are well on your way to a great first year! Yay! I am your newest follower!



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