Thursday, August 8, 2013

Favorite Things Linky: Back to School Faves for the Kiddos


Well hello there!

I’m here today to share some of my B2S Favorites for my kiddos. Last week it was all about ME.  But let’s be honest, it never really is about you as the teacher…well except maybe for Teacher Appreciation Week!

Let’s get this party started!

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Our grade level is switching to community supplies this year. I am BEYOND excited about it.  I think these little guys would be great on student desks.  No pencils rolling everywhere. You get the idea. I am surprised they are as pricey as they are {{they’re so tiny!}} but I will probably bite the bullet and click purchase anyways!


I use binder rings for just about everything with my students.  Hanging writing portfolios, reading beads, hanging charts, word rings, reward coupons, flashcards, etc.  I always have to have a bunch on hand!

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Come September my students will have anywhere from 3-4 of these folders with their names on them.  I buy them from Walmart.  They’re about 50 cents and it’s worth it to me to have things look somewhat uniform in my class.  They’re tough enough to withstand little fingers and they come in such bright colors.  For their writing and homework folders I add sheet protectors so I need the fasteners.


Oh boy, what a pathetic picture, right?  My grade partners and I recently purchased shower caddies from Walmart’s college section for students’ table caddies. I love how many compartments there are….less of a chance of all the supplies ending up together!  The colors weren’t my favorite, but I’ll get over it.

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I’ve mentioned my love for these Second Grade Helpers before but they belong on this list too!  I am so excited about having a resource for my students that is useful and easily kept in their classwork folder.  I love the level of accountability it gives to my students.

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Post-Its are a must have for my students. We use them for everything. Jotting down notes while we read, making really quick graphs, exit tickets, bookmarks {in a pinch}.  I am a true believer that the bright {or shaped} ones are more visually appealing to my kiddos than the pale yellow ones are!

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I bit the bullet and bought plastic book boxes from Target early this summer.  At $3 a pop it wasn’t necessarily cheap, but I was throwing over $1 down the drain every year purchasing the cardboard kind.  Not to mention the mini anxiety attack that ensued when IKEA was out of stock and we had to buy ugly ones off of Amazon. My kids LOVE their book boxes. We do a lot of practice at the beginning of the year calling them their newborn babies. And boy to they cradle their book bins!  It’s fun to see how their own personal book box that holds their own books that they picked can open the door to a love of reading.
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The ones pictured on not from Target, sorry! But aren’t they cute?  I am a sucker for the small metal pails in Target’s Dollar Spot.  We use them for everything in our classroom: student reward tickets, math manipulatives, secret treat buckets, marker holders, scissor holders, craft supply holders…so basically everything!

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My absolute favorite resource for my kiddos {and I’m sure they’d agree} are Laura Martin’s {Peace, Love, and First Grade} Reward Coupons.  I LOVE them because they’re cost free for me and because I really, truly love the idea of not giving them yet another plastic toy.  And the kids LOVE them because the rewards are so stinkin’ fun! Win! Win! One of my best purchases on TpT ever!

Well there you have some of my favorite resources for my kiddos heading back to school!  I’d love for you to link up and share yours!

I also recently shared some of my favorite Back to School pins. Check them out by clicking the image below.

b2s pins

~Halle
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6 comments:

  1. Oh how I love back to school shopping! The Target dollar bins have not been very nice to my wallet this year... surprise surprise! Did you know that Really Good Stuff has those pencil gripper things? They have two different types-- still expensive, but cheaper than the Amazon ones! http://www.reallygoodstuff.com/pencil-pals/p/160172/ and http://www.reallygoodstuff.com/self-adhesive-pencil-clips/p/159224/

    Kate
    EduKate and Inspire

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  2. I have never seen that brand of pencil holder before. How nifty??? Thanks for sharing.

    Jamie
    teachingtidbit.blogspot.com

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  3. I am also a fan of Target mini buckets. They're so useful. You will love the shared classroom supplies. I've done it for years and would never go back. Ever. Also you'll never regret buying the book bins. I am SO glad to have them. Definitely worth the initial cash outlay. I regret thinking about them for a couple of years...
    alwaysprimary.blogspot.com

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  4. Oh my-lots of great goodies! I like community supplies as well-saves so much time. :)

    NotJustChild'sPlay

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