Today, I decided to link up with a couply linky parties. :~) First, I am joining again with Elizabeth in Fun in Room 4B to share a Fabulous Find. I was at Office Max to get more ink for my printer since I am ready to start printing all the wonderful things I have been pinning all summer. As I was heading to the check out, this little baby caught my eye!
It has six cups of different colors in this fancy little carrier. Each cup can be removed and since I have tables instead of desks, I thought this would work out perfectly for me. My plan for them is to have sharpened pencils in them and when I don't want the kids to get out their own supplies, I can easily have my pencil monitor pass out the cups to the tables. I plan to make my table signs to match these 6 colors and also put little labels on the cups that say the table number as well. (Then there is no fighting over colors). If you like this little guy, you can find him at Office Max for $9.99.
On to my next link up, I stumbled across a blog that I haven't been to yet and I am an excited new follower! I am linking up with Kelley from Teacher Idea Factory to share our Rockin' Resources! The idea is to list 5 things you couldn't live without in your classroom!
1. My Teacher Easel
After about 5 years, I finally broke down and bought myself one of these babies last summer. I love it!! It has a magnetic white board on the front, a tray to hold my markers, a space to hold a thing of chart paper or pocket chart, and another non-magnetic white board on the back. It also has 4 tubs that pull out for storage of all the things I need during our carpet meeting times. :-)
I found the Royal Reading Writing Center for the best price at Classroom-Direct.com.
2. My Class Rug
I also just got this last year, but it made life so much easier! Finally, I had a carpet that was big enough for all my firsties to fit on. And with the letters it gave most of them a specific spot to sit on! I only had them sit every other letter and then filled in the middle but I think I will assign all of them a letter this year for times when we need to be in a circle. ;)
3. My Laminator
I have been at my current school for the last 3 years (going into my 4th) and the whole time I have worked there, we have had no laminator! I hate it! If we want to laminate something we have to go to the adminstration office of our district and that is something I just do not want to do. So, I purchased this little Scotch brand laminator from Walmart for $25 and it is amazing. I actually like that the lamination is a little more sturdy than it would be from my school laminator anyway. Plus, I can easily take it home to laminate there as well.
4. Smelly Markers
My students LOVE when I make an anchor chart using smelly markers. Of course it takes a few more minutes because they all want to smell it...but who can blame them? I want to smell them too! My favorite brand is the Mr. Sketch scented markers and I do have the big box of 18. ;)
5. Teacher Tool box
I just created this exciting pinterest find that EVERYONE seems to be making! I think this little baby is going to make my life SO much easier! Since I don't have a teacher desk, I have been storing all my desk items in sterilite drawers that are somewhat labeled but you know how it is when you are in a hurry to put something away... I think this little tool box will help me know right where to find anything I might be looking for and it will make putting it away a flash too!
This is the one I created:
Please head on over to these blogs and link up! Enjoy your weekend~