Sunday, October 7, 2012

Shopping Fun. Fall Break is Over.

Well, friends, I've been on Fall Break all week and I can't say that I've gotten a whole lot accomplished other than a lot of rest and laziness.  Some people (ahem) call me a work-a-holic.  I just like to think of myself as on-task, ahead-of-the-game, proactive.  Those sound a LOT better than work-a-holic, right?!  So I vowed that this Fall Break would be spent doing a whole lot of nothin'!  And I did just that!  And I kinda liked it...shhh!

First, I'm linking up with my friend, Farley, over at Oh' Boy 4th Grade for her monthly Currently Linky.  I'm pretty sure I missed this the last few months...BUSY!  So here's my Currently for October:

Head on over to Farley's blog to join in the Linky Party Fun!

BUT, one day I did spend some time shopping (doesn't really count though right?).  I found some fun items at Target and Wal-Mart that I just couldn't live without and then I felt like I needed to do something a little productive.  Let's get on to the fun stuff first.  :)

What is this?!  60 Halloween erasers for $1 - a teacher's dream!  Yes, please!  I plan to use these in our centers as game pieces for our math games and stations.

I fell in love with the pink.  What teacher doesn't need a new pair of scissors?!  I've been looking at the Corner Rounder Punch for a while now.  I got it home, tested it on a piece of paper and loved the rounded edge, but guess what?  After you print on cardstock and laminate, it won't cut through the thickness.... It was a sad day, my friends.  :(

I fell in love with these file folders - 3 for $1 at WalMart.  They're awesome in color and just wait until you see what I used them for!

"More Expo markers?" my husband said.  "Yes, dear.  But look, new colors!"  The double-sided tape and the letters came in handy down below.

Finally, I reworked some of what I had already set up with this fabulous product from Shelley Gray over at Teaching in the Early Years.  You can find this Early Finisher Board on TPT {HERE} and let me just tell you, it is WELL worth every penny.  Love the idea and creativity!  AND she's a wonderful person to top it all off!  Head on over and check out her product - amazing!  You can see I used the file folders, double-sided tape, and letters to set this all up.  I will begin implementing it with the kiddos this week.  Super excited!

It's back to school time for me.  Fall Break is over.  While I have loved my down time, I can't wait to give my kiddos some big hugs when I see them in the morning.  Happy Fall Y'all!


Mrs. Smyth said...

I'm REALLY jeleous of your fall break. Are you a year around school? Sometimes I think the summer is too long and would rather have breaks spread out throughout the year. Love those pink scissors- MUST HAVE. Have a great week!

New Adventures in First Grade

Jamie (2nd Grade Stuff) said...

No, we're not a year-round school. We started back the first week of August and get 1 week for Fall Break, 2 weeks for Christmas, and 1 week for Spring Break, and usually get out the 3rd week of May. I love our calendar :) Thanks for your comment, Michele!

Jennifer K. said...

I have two weeks to go until Fall Break, I think I can make it! I found those same erasers at Target the other day and made some activities for them - its a freebie in my store if you'd like to take a look:

I found you through the Currently linky :)

Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

grella monsters said...

How true is it...I am always losing my scissors...I want pink scissors!!! thanks for stopping by my blog! I AM VERY JEALOUS OF YOUR NEW SHOES! I have needless to say time and money are tight! hahaha I am your newest follower!

Shelley Gray said...

Jamie, thank you for sharing my Early Finisher Board. Yours looks fantastic, and you are just so kind :) Hope your students love it!

Teaching in the Early Years

Live Learn Teach for Life said...

I love fall weather!! Bonfires and hot cocoa are right up my ally! Enjoying your blog! Love the Board btw!

Just Wild About Teaching said...

love your findings!! Thanks for swinging by my page. I am also your newest follower. =)

Just Wild About Teaching

Erin Franklin said...

I have that set of Expo markers and they're my favorite- it's the little things, right? :)
Come on over and check out my giveaway- it ends tomorrow night!

First with Franklin

Kelly Teaching Fourth said...

I love the file folders that you found. They are such pretty colors. I would like to invite you to my Fun Friday linky party, inspired by Farley's currently. I'd love to have you stop by and link up!

Teaching Fourth

Shawna said...

Hi Jamie,
I was just stopping by to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

The Picture Book Teacher's Edition

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