Classroom Tour

This year I am beginning my 10th year in education. CRAZY! I love my job. I love teaching my little kinder-babies how to read. I love watching them grow and mature throughout the school year.

I also love decorating my classroom at the beginning of the school year. I work hard to make my classroom feel fun and inviting. I mean, these kids are spending 7 hours a day in this room.

So, here is a peek into my home away from home!


Glue Sticks and Markers and Pencils, Oh My!

It’s that time of year again! The time when parents are happy and giddy because they no longer need to babysit their own kids. The time when students cringe every time they walk into a store and see the “back to school” section. The time of year when every teacher’s bank account takes a dive bomb because of the beautiful dollar spot at Target! (Darn you dollar spot! You get me every time!)

The O.C.D comes out in me every July and August. My planner is filled out and ready to go. My lesson plans are written out. My supplies are bought and organized for a new school year. I have even bought all of the girl’s school supplies too! It feels so good to have beaten the back to school crowds!

If there is one thing I have learned after 9 years of teaching it is this…those yellow Crayola boxes never last the first week (sometimes the first day) of school. I refuse to constantly tape those things back together a hundred times a day. I have bought individual hard plastic crayon boxes for each kid in my class. I have also bought one for my oldest daughter, who will be in first grade next year.

I have also learned that 5 and 6 year old’s are very disorganized and lose things ALL THE TIME, including their crayons, markers, and pencils. In my own classroom I have a “lost and found” bin where we put things that have been found on the floor. If a kid is missing their black marker, they check the “lost and found” bin to see if it is there. To help my oldest daughter keep a track of her supplies, I have labeled them all. Yes, every colored pencil, crayon, marker, etc. I am hoping this will make her life and her teacher’s life a lot more simplified.

Again, I have O.C.D and I know that labeling each school supply is not on every parent’s agenda, but it makes this teacher’s and mama’s life a whole lot easier!

SALE!!! School Uniforms

As both a teacher of a private school and a mom who has children that attend that private school, I am always keeping my eyes open for great deals on school uniforms. I know that Old Navy has had a BOGO deal going on, however their uniforms are still quite expensive. Sometimes I can get good deals at Target, spending around $12 on shorts, pants and bottoms. BUT, right now the best deals I have found are at Children’s Place!

Why I choose Children’s Place:

#1…FREE SHIPPING!!!! They always have free shipping which knocks off about $5 from your total!

#2…POINTS PROGRAM!!!! Signing up for the FREE points program allows you to earn cash back. Normally you earn 1 point for each $1 you spend. Once you hit 100 points, you get $5 back on your next purchase. BUT right now they are offering double points which means that you get 2 points for every $1 you spend!

#3…ADJUSTABLE WAIST BANDS!!! God bless the person who first thought of adjustable waist bands! I mean seriously they are amazing in that now my girl’s clothes can last them just a little bit longer which means I am not constantly spending money on their ever-changing bodies.

#4…CHEAP PRICES!!! Right now, you can buy school polo shirts for $5.18, sweaters for around $8, skirts for $5.98, shorts for $6.78, pants for $7.98, and dresses from $8-$11!!!

Of course, Children’s Place has regular school clothes too, and right now they are 60% off!!!!!

So what are you waiting for?!?!?! Clink the link below to start your shopping!!!!