Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Back to School Finds

I spent last weekend with my favorite blogger and friend Irene, from Learning with Mrs. Leeby!  It was just what I needed to get myself motivated to actually start thinking about school again.  Even if our discussions were more like vent sessions, I needed it!
I spent yesterday running around looking at school supplies and teacher supplies at different stores.  Honestly, there wasn't a TON of things that caught my eye (probably a good thing), but I still found things I HAD to have of course!
I went to Target and ran into this guy in the dollar section.  They didn't have much out since it was all on this cart.  In case you were wondering, yes, I totally opened a box to see what goodies were hiding in there.  I decided to come back, but not before picking up a couple things!
I like to use the sentence strips to write each kiddos name on, so they can use it when they are practicing their names!  I can also use the cards to choose helpers, etc.
Wal-Mart had lots of cute Scholastic games!  This rhyming puzzle game was only $2!  Perfect for our Word Work center!
I found this amazing lesson plan book at Wal-Mart too!  Now I know it is no Erin Condren, but it was perfect for the price and still totally cute!

Weekly plans can be quickly written down with enough room for a few extra details.  This is my way of planning.  I read over everything I will be teaching, then write a few quick notes for each lesson to reference back to.
 A full calendar view for each month!
Spots for kids birthdays and daily schedule!  There were also important dates, a place to take notes, and much more!  For only $10!
 These were not from Target or Wal-Mart, but I got them in the mail yesterday from Zulily!  They have tons of great deals!  The Eric Carle magnets will go PERFECT with my Brown Bear Pack!
I didn't take a picture of this, but I got this at Big Lots!  My room is tiny next year!  It is probably a good things because it will force me to be super organized!  I plan on storing extra supplies in it!  That means some label making is in my future! :)
Sterilite 5-Drawer Plastic Storage Carts

Now it is your turn!  What have you found for the upcoming school year!?


7 comments:

  1. What awesome finds! I love love LOVE that rolling cart - I'll have to check out Big Lots ASAP :) I bought a similar planner at Target and cannot wait to start using it this year - it's cute and functional, two of my favorite things! :)
    Thanks for sharing your pictures - you're getting my motivated to start bargain hunting again...after one more summertime nap :)

    ~Jessica
    Joy in the Journey

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    1. You're welcome! I am glad I could help you get motivated!! :)

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  2. I need to make my way to big lots soon. I have been so focused on my classes this summer that I haven't thought too much yet about back to school prep. It is almost giving me a panic attack that it is mid-July and I have done nothing in my room. I bought those same scholastic games at Wal-mart as well. I have been watching the ads for Staples and Office Max. I try to go and get extra supplies as they are on sale.

    Amanda

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    1. I have been just not motivated to think about school so we are in the same panic mode haha! I'll have to check out Staples and Office Max too!

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  3. OMG! Just catching up on blogs. I was locked in my house since we got back. Yowza! I need to shower! :) For real though, do you seriously go back and jot down notes about your lessons? I am so impressed and I love that planner! Love! So happy about you in K! xoxoxo Miss you already!

    Learning With Mrs. Leeby

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    1. Haha! I'm trying to catch up too! I usually write down what I will be doing for that lesson. Then I don't have to read from anything during the lesson or look like I don't know what I'm doing ;)

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