Saturday, August 2, 2014

8 of My Favorite Things for Back to School with a Giveaway

I have teamed up with Amy @Learning Lessons With Mrs. Labrasciano and 
Mary @A Classroom Full of Smiles along with lots of other wonderful 
bloggers to share some of our favorite back to school items.
We also have an AWESOME GIVEAWAY too!!

Whether the school year has already started for you or not.
It is fast approaching.
It started in the stores with the enticing displays of brand spanking new school supplies.
How is a teacher suppose to ignore that!?!
We can't!!
Or at least I can't.
It's almost like they are calling my name.
Heather buy me!!
You need me to have a successful year.
Who cares that you already have a storage unit full of glue sticks.
OK so maybe I don't have a storage unit full of glue sticks but I have plenty.
But I also know I will buy more.

Anyway here are some of my must haves to start off the school year.

My favorite pens are these from Pilot.
They write so smoothly and I really like the different colors.
Also they are made from recycled water bottles.
How cool is that?

I LOVE Post-it Notes!
Did you know that they are made right here in Kentucky?
Yep they are!
I like all shapes, sizes, colors of Post-it notes.
I also have several of the knockoffs but I really prefer the real ones


I always get a new pair of tennis shoes for school.
If I'm going to be on the floor and working with little kids I want to be comfortable.
If I have a meeting I'll wear dressier shoes but if not
you're going to catch me in a pair of these.
Are you allowed to wear tennis shoes are do you have to be dressed up everyday?

New broad line markers!!
Love them for coloring in and grading papers.
I usually buy several when they are on sale.
I don't allow my firsties to have their own markers.
It just makes it easier for me to have control over who has them and that they are use appropriately.
One year I had a lovely child decide to sneak one to the restroom and make fingerprints all over the stall doors:/

Must be CRAYOLA when it comes to crayons!!
No knockoff please!
I buy so many of these each year I should have stock in them.
Who can resist new sharp crayons?

Can you tell I really like Crayola?
Told ya I should have stock in them.
These are just so nice to have at my writing center for the kids.
They give a whole new element of creativity when it comes to writing.
Don't you agree?

Each year I start off with a new teacher binder.
This is from last year.
Still working on the one for this year.
It has everything I could need in one place.
Planner, grade-book, calendar and any and everything else I could possibly need.
What do you use to help keep yourself organized?

Teacher Bags!
I've had this a few years but I don't use it every year.
I change it up every so often.
Like when on is so full I can't stand to take it anymore, I use a different one.
LOL!  The stuff you see in this bag has been in there for a few years.
I couldn't even tell you what half of it is.
Maybe I'll clean it out and use it this year.
Do you use the same bag every year of get a new one each year?

Now time for the giveaway.
Look at all the goodies we have for you.
The more you enter the better chance you have of winning:)

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