Sunday, August 21, 2016

Classroom Progress, ONE-DAY SALE, and a GIVEAWAY

My classroom is a work in progress, and my book bins don't match. It kind of bugs me. When I browse Pinterest and visit other teachers' blogs, I drool over how gorgeous their rooms look. I love my classroom. It makes me (and my students) happy. honestly isn't as beautiful as some. Despite that, today I'm sharing some of my "room in progress" photos.

I'll also be telling you all about the ONE-DAY SALE on TPT which is TOMORROW, August 22nd and give you the chance to win a $10 Teachers Pay Teachers gift card plus an item of your choice from my store!

First, the classroom photos:

The 3rd grade hallway bulletin board is all set! Last June, a very talented para created it for us. There are bunches of grapes for each class with all the children's names on them. She took construction paper and tissue paper and created a work of art!

I got new desks! They set up like tables, which will be nice for collaborative work. As you can see, the chairs have not yet arrived! My daughter and son have been coming to school with me. They love it, thankfully!

I'm almost finished, but not quite. My new desks need lowering, my new chairs need to make it to my room, and I have a new teacher desk and filing cabinet coming as well! It will be SO NICE not to have drawers that stick! 

I made new book bin labels, laminated them, and attached them with Velcro. The labels adhere really well, but you can easily switch them.  You'll see in the picture that the labels and the stickers on the books correspond. My book classification makes perfect sense to me, but not to all of my students! The numbers should help! (Hopefully.)

I'm joining up with the wonderful people at Teachers Pay Teachers to bring you a ONE DAY BONUS SALE! It's your chance to empty out the cart full of items you've been wanting and needing to make the beginning of the year fantastic. 

My entire store, including already discounted bundles, will be 20% off! If you use the code OneDay at checkout, TPT will give you an additional 10% off! I highly recommend the Emergency Substitute Plans!

To win a free product of your choice from my store, leave a comment telling me about your back to school experience. Are you back already? How was your first week? Are you still setting up? Have you had any oh-no-I-forgot-to-plan nightmares? On Friday, I'll choose a random "comment leaver" to win any product from my store. 

You can also win a $10 Teachers Pay Teachers gift card! The Rafflecopter will only be open for ONE DAY! This is so the winner can use the card during the sale if they wish! ENTER NOW! 

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your back-to-school shopping!
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  1. My room is not full of matching things, but it works. I start with my kids next week, and am excited to begin the year with them.

    1. The kids never notice the things that don't match, do they? Happy back to school! Please choose any product from my store. Leave me a comment and your email, and I'll send it to you! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Teachers are back tomorrow - I went in 4 days last week to start set-up since I know this week will be mostly meetings.

    1. I hope your first week went well! Please choose any product from my store. Leave me a comment and your email, and I'll send it to you!
      Thanks for stopping by!