As many of you know, this week I said goodbye to my home away from home for the past eleven years...
Which means that I have been working like crazy to make my new classroom feel like home!
And whenever I am setting up my room, there's a few things I just can't live without. That's why I'm so excited to be linking up with Amy from Learning Lessons with Mrs. Labrasciano and Mary from A Classroom Full of Smiles to share my favorite items for going back to school!
|Random side note: My roommate in college HATED this song. Why? Because her grandma had a toilet paper roll that played it over and over when you pulled on the TP. I'm serious.|
Ok then, let's get started!!
First up - PENCILS. But not just any pencils...
I <3 Ticonderoga pencils. They sharpen beautifully. They last a LONG time. I know they are more expensive, but I try to find them on sale (which they are at this time of year!) and then I give them a little washi tape flair in the hopes that they won't all walk away within two days. (Yeah, yeah...I know. Fat chance.) They also come pre-sharpened, but I found these on sale and figure I can sharpen them myself!
Next, my favorite supply OF ALL TIME.
I *may* have a slight problem (read: full-to-the-top drawer) with Post-It notes. I especially must have any that are in fun shapes like hearts, stars or mustaches. I also LOVE the graph paper Post-Its! Sometimes, my husband tries not to let me near the Post-It aisle. But I always manage to get there anyway. Because I am sneaky. And he is NOT the boss of me.
Lastly, but not leastly, a set of shiny new Flair pens!
These are always the *special* pens that live in my teacher toolbox (another must-have!) and are not for student use. I'm super selfish about them, but I figure that my classroom friends get to use pretty much everything else, so these get to be mine! I love to take them to staff meetings - they make them FAR more entertaining.
Here is the absolute best part of this awesome linky...you can enter to win your very own Amazon Gift Voucher to purchase your favorite back to school items! So many great bloggers have joined up for this giveaway, and it is well worth your time. $370 worth of Amazon cards are up for grabs, as well as a set of 30 Sit Spots and a Teacher T-shirt.
So now you have 3 homework assignments, even before school really gets going!
1. ENTER to win in the giveaway below!
2. HOP through the link-up to see other teachers' favorite things!
3. LINK UP your own favorite things!
Everything runs until August 10, so make sure you get going!
And don't forget to tell me what your favorite back to school items are in the comments. What will YOU buy with those Amazon gift cards???
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