Tuesday, August 6, 2013

New Stuff for my Classroom

So, I went up to my classroom -- again -- and there were boxes of supplies stacked in the office -- and some has MY name on them! Woohoo!!  It has been about 2 months since I turned in my wish list, so I had totally forgotten what I ordered. It was like Christmas, wondering what Santa had brought.  I was so excited to see a big box of dry erase pockets -- there are 25 or 30 of them in there!  I almost bought some on Groupon last month, but they were sold out by the time I decided to order them, lucky for me. These will be so great for Daily 5, math, reading groups -- practicing writing -- saving on copy paper and laminating film and providing lots of practice.  

The next big box was a put-it-together project that I needed badly.  My construction paper has been a big mess every year because I had stacks crammed in the top shelf of my cabinet.  I know my assistant will be so happy to see that I have it all organized so she can easily find what we need and see when we are running out of certain colors. And I even read the directions and put it together by myself.  And it fit exactly in the space I had inside that cabinet.  I am so proud of me!

I didn't take pictures of the rest of the order, because it was mostly boring stuff like post-it notes, staples, and tape. Honestly, I have bought so much stuff myself that I really didn't order much this year. Every shelf and cabinet is stuffed full.  Since I will probably retire at the end of this next year, I didn't think I would need much -- especially since I'm supposed to have a smaller class (THANK YOU, GOD!). But TPT has had some wonderful products to make life easier for me, so how could I pass that up?  And there are new Pete the Cat books coming out, so I had to pre-order those. And of course I needed to laminate -- and buy printer ink -- and card stock -- and a pretty purple Sharpie -- and new baskets for pencils and crayons, and some smelly stamps ..and a couple professional development books.  And more that I have forgotten.  Sam says I will save so much on gas and school supplies next year that we probably won't miss my paycheck much -- he might be right.

I have all my new shelves dividing the tables now, and baskets ready to fill.  I'll try to finish up on Wednesday when I have to go in for a workshop.  I still have more cutting and glueing and laminating to do, and my to do list is getting longer as time gets closer.  Two weeks from tomorrow, I will have the privilege of introducing a group of 5 year olds to a whole new world or reading, writing, and arithmetic -- I hope we will all be ready!


  1. The construction paper holder looks great. I could really use one of those! My paper right now is pretty much lacking any organization!

    Carolina Teacher

    1. I was so happy to get mine. Sometimes the office deletes part of my order, so you never know...


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