I gave in.
I tried to avoid the whole I have to go back to work situation by quickly changing the channel whenever back to school ads came on...but I failed. I gave in. I was out running errands and I ventured into the dreaded back to school supply aisle.
I bought my classroom supplies today. I snagged some deals at the Dollar Tree and Target.
New classroom supply buckets:
I'm hoping the smaller size will mean less mess. I used these supply buckets last year and well, they didn't work. So now, round two! I plan to make cute table cards like these:
I will either color code or number code the supplies, depending on if I can find the appropriate sticker colors. I'll print the cards, laminate them, and use a hole punch and binder rings to attach the cards to the buckets.
I found this cute chair cover at the Dollar Tree:
I think it's a fun way to add some joy into the classroom and make students feel special on their birthdays. Plus, it's not related to food, so no need to worry about allergies!
I found this gem in the dollar aisle:
It will be a nice reference for students after I've explicitly taught these roots.
While I love my old classroom sign,
It's time for a new one. I haven't decided on what colors or fonts I'll be using so until I make up my mind, this is how it will stay.
I do love dollar tree stationary and will be using this for my classroom welcome letter.
I snagged these and will create a cute "survival" kit for my fifth graders.
I don't have everything fully figured out yet, but something about it's okay to make mistakes because it's proof you're trying and that I hope they sparkle (since the pencils are sparkly). I'll post the final version once I've made up my mind.
I also stocked up on some new cups, which is one of my favorite classroom management strategies.
My old ones had been through hundreds of students...so it was time for a fresh start.
I found these at Target and think they'll go nicely with the bright colors I've picked out for my classroom decor.
I am excited for decorating my classroom!
Now, it's time to relax and enjoy my last few days before headed back for training.