The Start of the Shopping Sprees

June 24, 2016

Okay... someone needs to remind me that I don't have a summer job! I keep spending WAY too much money! But how can I not when the Target Dollar Spot is seriously target-ing teachers!!! Ah!

 I mean look at these bins!!! I'm searching Targets all over the county to find 10 blue and 10 green! [My OCD kicking in... can't help it!]

So far I have managed to find all 10 blue, but I am still needing 6 more green! I am determined... and just look at that chalkboard apple sign! Too cute.


Is it sad that this is the smallest amount I have picked up from the dollar spot out of the 7 times I have been there...?


 I also grabbed one of their storage bins in red and turned it into my book hospital bin! This is where I will have my students put books that are "hurt" and broken! Then I will fix them up and return them to the library. :) 


For this label, I used my Cricut Explore Air to create the design and then used black, white, and red permanent vinyl! I love how clean it looks versus making and taping on a label. 

 This is an idea I am totally stealing from one of my mentor teachers! She had a Lost Lids bin where students would place the glue lids, marker lids, expo lids, etc. in, instead of just throwing them out! It was genius and saved TONS of markers and glue sticks! I found this little bin at the Dollar Tree! It came in a pack of four.


Again, I used my Cricut to cut out the letters with black permanent vinyl. :) 

Here is another Dollar Tree find! I just adored this spray bottle and remembered an idea I had seen on Pinterest many months ago... Quiet Spray! Not sure how often I will be using this, or if I will really be using it at all... but I just had to make it anyway! Those who use this in their classroom spray the [empty] bottle of Quiet Spray and tell their students that this special spray makes the room quiet! I'm wondering if this will work or not. It's a cute idea and was super cheap to make [about $1.50 into this little project], so I figured why not! 


Once again, I used my Cricut and blue permanent vinyl for the words on this one. :) 

 The last thing I'm going to share today is my book labels I made! I created these in Microsoft Word because I wanted them to work with the Avery 5160 template. It was super easy and they print perfectly! Can't wait to label all of my classroom books. :D

 I have been posting on my new Instagram like CRAZY lately! If you're not following me yet... you should! :) I post things like my current projects, my shopping hauls, my collections of classroom books and flexible seating options... check it out here!


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Can't wait to share my Student Share Chair finished product! Coming Soon :)


~Ms. Jones




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