Friday, July 27, 2012

My first shopping trip

Yesterday I went on my first shopping trip for my classroom.  I went to Stone's Education in Cary which was so big that I had no idea where to begin.  I had a $30 gift card to spend and a $5 off coupon so I was ready to spend a lot of time searching for things to decorate with.  I'm wanting to spilt my room in half and decorate one side with language arts content and the other with the country in social studies we are covering.    Since I will first be talking about geography I went ahead and bought a large world map to go on the wall.  This one also came with posters of the flags of countries in every continent.    I also bought a poster for descriptive words in language arts since I know how often students use the same adjectives over and over again.  Our team is the sea turtles so I went ahead and bought a couple sea turtle items.  I also bought a paisley border just because I love paisley and thought it would be good to use for a bulletin board displaying student work.  My ending total was $4.38 after my gift card and coupons.  I'm sure the next education store I venture into will leave my pocket with a lot lighter. 

After visiting Stones I went to Five Below and got these items for $14.02 total.   The duct tape was my favorite purchase.  I will have to start searching Pinterest for classroom decorating ideas.

Welcome to my new blog!

Hello to everyone who used to follow my blog, The Future Special Educator!  Now that I'm done with my Master's degree I decided it was appropriate to change the name of blog to reflect my new teaching role.  I will be teaching 6th Grade Language Arts and Social Studies. I will have an advanced group of students and an inclusion class.  This will be my first full year of teaching sixth grade, although I took over a maternity leave for 6th grade last year.

For anyone who is following me that doesn't know me from my old blog, welcome and please feel free to comment on any posts.  My purpose of blogging is to share ideas with other teachers and to reflect on my teaching practices.  I love to hear feedback from other teachers!  Usually my posts are short and to the point. Especially as a new teacher who doesn't have a ton of time to write detailed blog posts.  

Again, thank you all for checking out my blog and I look forward to hearing from some of you!   To find my old posts visit, The Future Special Educator.
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