Black Friday Deals for Teachers

Because teachers are poor....because teachers spend their paychecks on their classrooms... #sorrytobeanenabler but here is my top 5 and maybe a bonus or 2....

1.  For my flexible seating lovers: a set of 5 sturdy and colorful stools for $30!  Snag them here!  They come in a mix of colors, but love the lime and purple!
2.  Because grading and peer editing is more fun with 108 gel pens for 50% off! Hoard more from here!  Kids love the pretty pens just as much as we do!
3. Because this mini hammock foot rest works for both adults and students. (Especially wiggly students!) Your feet and legs will thank me after shopping here at 50% off!

4.  Because Happy Astrobrights on sale make everything better. 
5.  I can't live without my Kindle and for under $50, it's a must have for the classroom AND the teacher.

Completely unnecessary but if we are are some bonus "deals".... #onecandreamright

A five port wall charger at 70% off here.  To charge #allthethings.  Seriously, streamlining is essential in my classroom and at home....even though I can never ever find a charger at my house.
A Kano Computer Kit (2017 Version) for our STEM friends and future engineers found here.  Build it AND learn to code.  I can't even imagine the possibilities.  Santa may be snagging this for my tech savvy son!  Such a cool idea!

Leave me a comment with any fun deals you have found.  But don't tell my husband. 


Encouraging Staff Collaboration with a Pineapple Chart

I am so excited about this pineapple chart.  Pineapples symbolize welcome.  The pineapple chart is intended to encourage INFORMAL staff collaboration.  Put your chart up in your work room or teacher's lounge and watch it fill up.  We are surrounded with the best resources possible--TEACHERS.  All you have to do is write a time and short description on the calendar and interested peers can pop in and check it out.  it is not a formal observation, just fun!  You can also use the "in search of" pineapples to request lessons that you would like to see.  Do any of you have a pineapple chart or something similar at your school?  Please comment with any suggestions!  Snag a copy of this pineapple chart here.


Read Alouds for the First Week of School

I am so grateful for this Instagram community of teachers that I have found.  Without it, I wouldn't have learned about #classroombookaday.  Basically, the goal is to read a book a day.  PICTURE BOOKS!  It's amazing to me how easy it is to use the books to promote discussion regarding theme, point of view etc.  I haven't been perfect and read a book every single day, but I have come close.  We track our books on our front bulletin board and can't wait for the board to fill up.  Our favorite book so far has been, Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun, which has a theme of not being afraid to be yourself.  I will keep you posted on class favorites and keep the lists coming.  Please share your class favorites in the comments!

The clear book display is actually a greeting card holder from www.cleardisplayscom!  

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