CURRENTY and Teacher Block Party

Hey friends,

I'd like to give a shout out to Dollar Tree :-) I read all the time about Dollar Tree deals on other teachers blogs, but as a sixth grade teacher I don't think I every truly appreciated Dollar Tree. I just didn't get it. But now, that I am preparing to teach first grade, the Dollar Tree is my new best friend! I priced baskets for my classroom library at teacher supply stores (yikes $$$), and on Amazon ($$), and a few other websites, and then I went to Dollar Tree ($). Have you seen the wall of brightly colored baskets in all shapes and sizes that are there right now?! See below:

This is the stack of baskets I purchased for my library and for math /science tubs. $1 per basket = happy teacher! 

But my shopping spree didn't end there. Now, I've bought just about everything I need for classroom decor and organization purposes from TpT or Teacher's Notebook. Gotta support my blogging peeps :-) But I needed some borders, so I went to Teacher Heaven. Since I couldn't commit to birds or owls, I've decided to add a little of both to my chevron!

Next, I bought a laminator from Amazon because all this stuff plus the resources I've printed and cut out would amount to one HUGE laminating bill. The pic below doesn't even include everything!!! Anyway, the laminator was only $19.95, so I'll let you know how it works out.

Finally, I am linking up with Oh' Boy 4th Grade for my first ever CURRENTLY linky party.

And, now I'm going to check out her Teacher Block Party Linky! You can link up with your grade level and meet some new teacher friends who teach the same grade as you. Fun, fun!

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  1. wow I love those buckets. Is that from the dollar tree? The buckets from the Dollar Tree here in Miami have been sold out for the past 3 weeks. Good luck in your transition :)


  2. I found your blog throught the Currently Link Up and I am your newest follower! What a big seem like you are way ahead on your organizing though! Good Luck!
    Two Friends In First

  3. I love the Dollar Tree so much! I go there at least every other week, more during the school year. Lord knows how much I've actually spent there, but it is AMAZING! I am so happy for you that you got to find that out and it looks like you got some great buys. I got the a laminating machine from Walmart and it has worked GREAT!! Hope yours gets to you soon and you get to enjoy it!! Good luck in 1st this year. This is my starting my 5th year, and to be honest I cried everyday of the first year (and I only moved from 2nd)! I LOVE it now though and wish you the very best!!! Your newest follower....
    Monahan Monkey Madness

  4. I found your blog through Farley's block party! I am your newest follower. I will be transitioning to first grade this year after 2 years in 4th so it will be a big change!

    A New Teacher's Journey

  5. Well I meant to post on this post, so now you get two comments ;) Seriously, tons of stuff you are working on lol!

    Journey Of A Substitute Teacher

    1. Thanks for stopping by my blog. The pics make it look like I'm working on school stuff constantly, but really I'm not. An hour here, an hour there. I always enjoy working on school stuff over the summer cuz I can be relaxed about it! Right now it's fun to prepare because I don't have to. Kinda like how a book is more enjoyable to read when you do it for enjoyment and not because it's required reading. Does that make sense? Ha!

  6. Hey KaSandra,
    You've got some great ideas to share! I've nominated you for the Leibster Award. Check out my blog for details!
    Creating a Thoughtful Classroom