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!