This is the time of year teachers stop basking in the summer laziness and start planning our classrooms. Pinterest has lots of ideas for all things school, but I thought I would use this Friday to focus on getting prepared. All websites can be found by clicking the link under the image.
Monster Stamps: What is more wonderful than these?? The price! They are only $4!
Double Dot Mini Cooler: $59 for Pottery Barn, for schools that let you have them (or rebel teachers wanting to hide the contraband)
Chair Pockets: Using book covers!
Labels: These are so much cuter than the labels I have and they are free!
Where's your name?: A fun solution to help kids remember
Password Sign: Introduce a new vocabulary word each day (I may do weekly for junior high, since we don't have them all day), to enter or exit classroom password must be used
Beak the Clock Timer: Also comes in red and yellow for $19.99
Reminder Bracelet: Do you have kids who always forget to tell their parents something or bring back supplies (I WAS that kid)
Writing Workshop: Visual on writing progress
Smore Learning: You HAVE to check out this link! The whole classroom follows the camping theme and it is fabulous!
Book Cover Pennant: Love it!
Fly Bulletin Board: Looks a little more teenager-ish! :)
Poster Wizard: Design your own posters (you may use this to steal some ideas below)
Crafty Drawers: Scrapbook paper makes these look so much fancier!
Hanging Book Mobile: Probably wouldn't pay $72 for it...
Hungry Caterpillar Lanterns: Couldn't find an original link, but luckily I ALREADY had another pin on my "Party Planning" board with cheap lanterns: $1.95/each
Direction You Choose Poster: Free Printable
Blooms Poster: SO much prettier than the ones I have been given!
More Important to Be Nice: This would be easy to replicate!
"Book" Shelves: Brings a whole new meaning!
Read Across America: Would probably change this to display the world. Students pin where their book takes place.
Every Moment Printable: Free and a variety of colors
Believe in Yourself = Be You: FREE Printable, could send this to walgreens etc. for cheap
Count Your Blessings: Free Printable (She has other really great printables too)
Energy Art: $70 on etsy, or could make yourself for tons cheaper
Gaga Equation: For the math teachers; not all posters are elementary! I heart this! Prices start at $14.56, but would be easy to make your own
Lightbulb Rug: From Walmart starting at $31
"We Can Do Hard Things": For the kids who always say "this is hard"
File cabinet makeover: could be covered using fabric, scrapbook paper, or wrapping paper
Chalkboard wall decal: adorable for $40