Classroom Shopping Finds

I have gone into full force classroom buying mode!
 I am really trying hard not to choose a specific theme for my classroom. I don’t think I could pick one theme for my whole classroom if I tried. So, instead I am having a “primary color (plus green) theme.” I just love bright red, yellow, blue and green! I figure if I try to stick with those basic bright colors I can use all of my things for a long time. I like stripes and polka dots too! I just want my classroom to be a bright and happy place.
These are a few of my recent classroom shopping finds:

I am going to use these little bins for my sharpened and unsharpened pencil bins. I found them in the dollar section at Target! Now I just need to make cute labels to attach!
I have seen this little pencil sharpener all over blogs. It is advertised to be the quietest pencil sharpener ever. It only costs about $25 so, I decided to order one and give it a try. I AM IN LOOOOVE! I don’t really care that much about it being quiet; I just love how it sharpens every pencil perfect every time! I will admit, I had to watch the YouTube video on how to work the thing (embarrassing, I know.)  It just takes a few tries to get the hang of. I spent an afternoon sharpening every pencil I could find in the house. Yellow normal  pencils, Easter pencils, Halloween pencils, polka dot pencils…

(This is about a fourth of the pencils I sharpened.)

I am going to use these little chairs in my classroom library. They are SO PERFECT! Primary colors plus green and polka dots. AH! They were in the seasonal section of the store and only $9.99 a chair. I just love them. They had this same print on a few other things I might be back for…
For my newest obsession: My Erin Condren Teacher Lesson Planner. I don’t think words can describe how much I love this!

This lesson planner looked too good to be true, but it’s not! It has so many great and helpful features. And, it is completely personalized (my hand is covering up my school name).  Inside it has monthly calendars, seating chart planners, student checklists, an absentee log, weekly lesson planning pages, stickers, a folder and a little pouch filled with labels! Click here to see all of the features and cover choices. It is a perfect present for yourself. ANNNDDDD It also came with some free gift labels and great coupons for the next order. If you order one by tomorrow (May 31st) and enter the code TEACHME20 you can save 20%!

 I'm having so much fun shopping. Now if I only knew what grade I will be teaching...


  1. Hey, Sarah! Yup, I'm in Texas, too. (Just ONE of the reasons I love your blog!) I'm in the DFW area. I have a lead on a job, but no contract quiiitteeee yet. :)

    I'm like you -- I can't pick a theme for my classroom because I'm all over the place! My theme is "bright and happy colors"...does that count? lol.

  2. I have this SAME planner and it's everything you said and MORE! This is actually my second year to have one and I'm never going back to what I had before.