Tuesday, July 9, 2013

A Pile of My Stuff

Christina at Bunting, Books, and Bainbridge is hosting a linky of the piles of stuff that is taking over your house.  Check it out and link up!

If you're like me you've been going to Target, Staples, Hobby Lobby, and Michael's weekly and most of the time more than once.  Well I've been stashing my bags in my living room.  When I saw Christina's post I decided to dump everything out on the floor and after this post I will organize it. 

So here it is - Squiggles decided to help.  Can you find him?

So in order from top left to bottom right.

1.  You can see my Thirty-One Organizing Utility Tote (amazing!), green Lands End bag, and Laptop bag (that blag blob in back corner).  These are all full of curriculum/binders/lesson planners that need a makeover for this year.  Then you can see my green baskets (see picture 5) with my cat Squiggles.  On the far right of the picture you can see the coupon organizers from the Target dollar spot - I got these to organize flash cards and task cards.  My teal lesson planner is in the corner but I will do a post on that when it's done.

2.  Does this picture remind you of Target?  Ha!  Everything in this picture except my label maker came from Target today.  The hamburger coasters will be used in writing to demonstrate the parts of a story.  The water bottles are for my students.  I buy each student a water bottle each year to decrease time out of the classroom.  I love that these were a dollar but I need 8 more! The United States poster was in the dollar section.  The crayon set below is a set that is from Target as well but from the school supply section - "We Are a Bright Class."  By the hamburger coasters are little blue and lime green magnetic board erasers.  I bought one pack to see how well they work.  If I like them I'll go back and get more for centers.  (or I may just continue to use socks). 

3.  Vistaprint -
I had a new clip chart made to go along with our school magnet theme.  I got new keychains, postcards to send home, a t-shirt, return address labels, etc. 

4.  More water bottles, my math master binder (blue), stapler with staple removers, and dollar spot pocket charts in teal!  And the all important laminator!

5.  My green baskets again with Squigg.  These are from the Dollar Tree.  I haven't quite figured out what to do with the flat ones yet, but the handled ones will definitely be holding student materials on their desks that are in groups.  The organizer folders are going to be turned into conferencing folders for math workshop, reading workshop, and writing workshop.  Stay tuned for when those are finished!

6.  My teacher's manual - starting lessons plans for this year.  I have to start over since I'm new to 4th grade this year.  There's also Common Core Math 4 Today and Language Arts 4 Today.  Under those I have laminating pouches and printer paper/cardstock. 


  1. Love your piles! We shop at the same places... I have that same Vista Print shirt about my school... in gray too!

    Thanks for linking up and showing off your piles!

    *Bunting, Books, and Bainbridge*

  2. Hi, I need to join this linky for sure....I have stuff piling up everywhere! I stopped by your blog to tell you that you won the Lakeshore smartboard software from my giveaway! I emailed you a few days ago and haven't heard back from you. Email me your mailing address and I'll get it out to you! thebendersbunch@gmail.com

    The Bender Bunch

  3. Hi Courtney! Wow!! You have a lot of things piled up ready for school! I love that t-shirt from Vista Print. I am guilty of piles too and just did more damage today! :)
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  4. Adorable stuff all piled up! Makes me want to go shop now :) I am your newest follower via Bloglovin'!
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  5. I've hit up just about all those places as well! I'm going to have to organize my piles and join up...right now there are just random bags and boxes and stuff scattered through out my living room and office. It's sort of taking over all my workspace... and I think I told myself at the start of summer. I really don't need much for my classroom ;)

    Good luck with all your organization!

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