Friday, December 30, 2011

Target Must Love Teachers

Why in the world would I pay 4 or 5 times as much for things that Target has in their dollar bins? Don't these big teacher supply companies know that teachers are cheap thrifty smart? My Target had some items for the 100th day of school but I only got these stickers.

And then I grabbed a few of these guys that I've seen in a catalog before for about $5 each, crazy right?! I know you can use page protectors but this plastic is so much more sturdy and will hopefully stand up to the abuse that is certain to come. (Sorry it's sideways, no clue why or how to change it).

And for my last school purchase today- I got these noise makers to use for a New Year's resolution writing and display (thanks Cara Carroll for the idea).

My resolution may need to be to stop browsing the dollar bins and dollar tree. I think it's so cheap and then I go to check out and realize I threw 40 items in my basket, oops!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

It's time to think about school again!

The whole first semester of this year flew by. I've been terrible about blogging and about keeping up with the million blogs I follow. This break is just what I needed but it's almost over=(

I'm setting a goal to post on my blog at least twice a month, that sounds easy enough. But warning, this post is going to be random.

I got a new camera for Christmas so I should be taking tons of pictures! But here's a little problem I have - I got a very nice digital camera but I was thinking about one day getting a DSLR. So should I just go on and get the DSLR? I have no clue how to use them. To all of you who do have fancy cameras, do you love them? Are they easy to figure out? Are they worth the money? Is it a pain to carry around the lenses and other extras? Thanks for any advice!

On to school stuff...I know it's late, but I have to show off the cutest parent gifts ever!

We worked long and hard on these guys.  A very sweet dad cut and sanded all the wood for us (what will I do without him next year?!) I got the idea from pinterest of course!

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For the new year, here's something I made on Vistaprint yesterday (I love their freebies!). These are the size of business cards and I'll use a little star shaped hole-punch to punch each box when a goal (or a level or step) is met.
They'll tie in with the new year and resolutions and such. Too bad these little cards won't get shipped in time for next week. I may make some to print out to use immediately. If I do I'll post them. I have a few little ones who had behvaior charts and this would be a nice way to earn rewards for meeting their behavior goals. I may also use these for academic goals or even for whole class goals.

That's all I had to share for now. I'm off to the library to pick up the last of the Hunger Games books. I loved the first two so much and can't wait to read this one! I may be up all night reading=) And seriously, let me know what you think about the cameras.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Merry Christmas Y'all Giveaway

I can't even remember the last time I posted something here. This time of the year is just so busy! Anyway, Kelli from Castles and Crayons has organized a great giveaway from some of us Alabama bloggers. Hurry over to Castles and Crayons to enter.
Bama Bloggers

5 winners!!

Each winner can choose an item from the TPT stores of:

and from mine of course!

So 5 folks can win 5 items each. I think I kinda want to enter this. Good luck!!