I definitely feel like the victor today with the haul I came away with after a shopping
trip spree with two wonderful friends! We began our day at Starbucks because we had to fuel up, and -BONUS- they have wifi! :) Here is a photo of Jessica from Mrs. Stanford's Class, Brittany from Keeping Up with First Grade, and me!
After a venti iced skinny caramel macchiato (say that five times fast!) we were ready to head out on our shopping trip. We went to Lakeshore Learning first! They were having a 20% off sale, and they have EVERYTHING you could ever want or need! I picked up some Dr. Seuss items to go with my theme for this year.
I also picked up a set of cards for a bulletin board I like to display at the beginning of the year that show how to say "hello" in different languages. I enjoy teaching English Language Learners in my classroom along with native English speakers, and I like to incorporate my students' different cultures.
These cards include 25 different languages. On each card is a picture of a child representing the culture. The BEST PART is that the word "hello" is written with the actual characters of each language! I love them!
I hit the bargain bin at Lakeshore Learning and found these "Star of the Week" headbands on clearance! I have a "Star of the Week" bulletin board where I display a poster the students (chosen alphabetically) have decorated with facts about themselves. This year, they will get to wear these headbands as well!
As a reward for all my purchases, Lakeshore Learning gave me this free Teacher's Plan Book. It is awesome and has tons of resources inside beyond the aesthetic, well-organized planning pages! Who doesn't love a "free" gift!?!
We also dropped by Michael's where I picked up this *SPARKLY* card stock in different colors. (I can't even handle it!!) Do you remember my dilemma about wanting to implement the clip-chart behavior plan but being instructed to stick with the school-wide behavior plan for now? Well, this *SPARKLY* card stock is going to be part of the "loop hole" solution I promised I would find! Stay tuned to see how these are transformed!!In the words of one of my students," VICTORY IS MINE!!!!" Phew....what a great day! I'll be back soon with some pics from my classroom!