Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Some Fancy Stuff {a few things I've purchased over summer break}

Have you been hoarding collecting new classroom finds this summer?? I'm linking up with Bunting, Books, and Bainbridge to show off some of my stuff I have for the classroom. I'm excited to see what other teachers have to use in their classrooms as well.

It's no secret, I love to  shop... especially for my classroom! I am changing my classroom theme from last school year's bee theme to a black and red (and white) pirate theme.

I found out that I will have over twice as many boys than girls in my classroom this year! Good thing teaching boys is fun. I thought a pirate theme would be PERFECT for a class full of boys in a classroom near the beach!

This beautiful pirate theme is from School Girl Style. Click on the picture to be taken to Melanie's website.

Here's what I have so far:

Picture One (on left) ~ I found the treasure chest at a local educational supply store and filled it with plastic coins and some "jewels" my mom found me at a garage sale. 

The octopus is from Target. Isn't he too cute?? I love that he has an eye-patch and matches my classroom colors.He'll go in my library.

Picture Two (on right) ~ I picked up a couple of boarders in gold and black from an educational supply store from Creative Teaching Press. I found the poster at the same store (by Scholastic) and love the quote and the colors. The parrot is from Good Will and is actually a lamp. How cool is that! I also bought some hanging lanterns in red and black from Party City. 

I've always wanted the drawers seen in picture one, and I found them on clearance at a local craft store!! The baskets are from the Dollar Tree and will be used in my library. Lastly, I bought a class set of cardboard magazine holders for student book boxes from IKEA. 

Oopssss... I forgot to mention the pirate head on a stick. I thought this Dollar Tree find was too cute to pass up, but I have NO idea what to do with it. Suggestions??

This last picture is just for fun! I bought a Fancy Nancy doll while in New York a week ago. She is from the famous toy store, FAO Schwartz. She was on sale (I am a sucker for sales), so I HAD to have her! While at FAO Schwartz, I played the "Big Piano" that was once played by Tom Hanks; I couldn't resist!

I plan on using the Fancy Nancy doll for a new bulletin board that encourages using fancy words in writing. I have to have at least something girlie and pink in my classroom, right!?!

Did anyone else score an awesome sale item(s)???


1 comment

  1. Oh, what a lovely colorful drawer you have there. Sometimes I wish I was forever a student, so I could buy new school things every year and share them with my peers. I love buying new office supplies as well. All those colorful new pencils and folders that just wait to occur on my desk and write something in my brand new diary. Too bad that I don’t have to do anything in handwriting now. These days you can go to Essay Online Store and everything is done for you. I applaud your creativity and desire to make your classroom look attractive for learning.


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