Wednesday 27 June 2012

Summer Shopping! Linky Party

Last day with kids tomorrow! So excited! I've been doing some major cleaning up this week, so my room is looking pretty empty these days. But my basement is starting to look full! Can't wait to start moving into my new classroom. To get started planning for next year, I've been doing a weeeee bit of shopping! Couldn't help myself! ;)

So here I am linking up with Kristen over at Ladybug's Teach Files for her Summer Shopping! Linky Party. How fun! Click the picture below to see all the other blogs sharing their summer purchases.

First up, I needed two smaller pocket charts for my math and reading centres rotation cards. I plan to do both in the same guided/daily 5 format next year. More to come on that this summer!

Next, I bought a set of 6 small storage caddies for my groups. I plan on having six groups/colours, and these caddies came in the exact colours I wanted. Perfect!

For math, I didn't have these, so I went ahead and got a set of 12 jumbo dice in dice. Perfect for math centres! I already found Shari Sloan's free games Dice in Dice Addition and Dice in Dice Subtraction. A new twist on an old game!
For my back to school bulletin board, to go with my Pete the Cat, I found these cute shoe cutouts.

And lastly, not that I need any more bulletin board trimmers--my storage baggy is bursting at the seams!!--but I found this cute paw print border. Thought it would go nice with my Pete the Cat theme. :)

That's it for now. I'm sure I will be needing wanting splurging for lots more before the school year starts! Can't wait! ;)


  1. Oh man, that stinks that you're still in school. I thought Friday was bad enough! Anyway, stop by my blog because I've posted some things I think you may like. Oh and make sure you join because I'm doing a giveaway very soon!


    1. I'm glad it is finally done!! Two more days to clean up (without kids... yay) and then I can officially relax on the beach! :) I'll have to check out your blog and see what you've been up to, Kate!

  2. I love those dice! They are perfect for math centers!!

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  3. Love the Pete the Cat idea for back to school! Sounds like your just getting out & I will be starting Aug. 10. I've been teaching summer school & just got done on Friday. Can I ask how you will be doing your Pete the Cat bulletin board. I would also like to find those dice. Thanks so much!

    1. Hi Jackie,
      Thanks for stopping by! I know you can get the Dice in Dice from Learning Resources. I bought mine from Scholar's Choice, a Canadian teacher store. For my Pete the Cat bulletin board, I'll probably use a polka dot border and I made a large poster of Pete the Cat that I'll put up. It'll say "Steppin' Into First Grade" and the kids names will be written on the shoe cut outs. I can't get back into my classroom into August, so I can't put it up until then! I promise to take pictures when it's all done, though! :)