a brown paper package...


All thanks to MPM School Supplies, I was able to get a lot of back-to-school 
items checked off my list!! Thanks guys!!

I love getting fun stuff in the mail. 

I am excited to use Wax Works with my small groups next year. Click {here} to check them out.
I will use them to build words and underline phrases and letters.

I also stocked up on construction paper {here}, finger paint art paper {here}, and Tac 'n Stick {here}.

These are my favorite kind of name plates and I have used them every year! Click {here} to check them out. After writing my students' names on them, I will laminate them, and then Velcro them to each desk by putting a small square of Velcro in each corner. {BTW: I love to Velcro the name plates, because then I can change desks wayyyy easier! I only have to move the name plates around --instead of the desks-- and then my students transfer all their stuff into a new desk. They don't usually have a lot in their desks to begin with, but transferring to a new desk, every-so-often, helps them keep everything clean and tidy. I also have a contest to see who can keep their name plate the nicest all year long and the students who do, get an award! 
Usually it ends up being the whole class.}

This puppet was a random purchase, but I am excited to use him in my classroom next year! Check it out {here}. Eventually, I would love to have a whole family of puppets... we'll see! I love how he is wearing a little suit and tie. And since my husband and I also teach the 4-year-old kids at church, I'm sure I will use this puppet with those kiddos, too! I wonder what concept he will teach my students.... Any ideas??

Be sure to check out MPM School Supplies!

What "must haves" are on your back-to-school shopping list?


  1. going to check them out now! i love fun mail! i've been getting all my homeschool stuff for a week now and i love it!!

  2. I got a package from them today too!! Love my stuff.. I might share tomorrow :o)

  3. Thanks for sharing the great idea to help students be motivated to keep their name plates nice. I will use that next year. The puppet is too cute!

    Delighted in Second

  4. I love the velcro idea. I love using velcro for other things but hadn't thought about using it for the name tags!!

    Stickers and Stamps

  5. Those are my very favorite name plates too!! :) Your puppet is too cute.
    Tori's Teacher Tips

  6. How did you know I was shopping for my school supplies today?

    Ms. M

  7. This is totally unrelated to teaching but I love your front door....the colors and stonework are beautiful .....I like your school supplies too:)

  8. A couple things:
    I love the curb appeal of your house!
    What a fun collection of goodies! :)
    Fourth and Ten
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    Formerly Stories From Second

  9. Love that velcro idea! And you are right getting packages in the mail is fun!
    Conversations in Literacy

  10. I really love the idea of using velcro for the name plates! Why didn't I think of that? Brilliant.
    First Class Teacher

  11. I've never heard of MPM before! Heading over to check them out now!

    A Pirates Life for Us

  12. Umm that puppet is fantastic!! He gets me all excited for back to school! First graders will love that I can't wait to see how you use it!

    T.G.I.F. (Thank God it's First Grade!)

  13. Love the idea of the velcro on the nametags! We do a contest for the best nametag at the end of the year too!
    Katie & Lisen :)

  14. I love MPM School Supplies!!!!

    I bought pennant bulletin board boarder! IT WAS ADORABLE! I can't wait to post about it!!!!!

    Love your puppet. I want to see a puppet show from you... ASAP!

  15. Cute puppet. I think he would have to be a secret agent in our classroom to help us since we are Letter Detectives. He can leave the class notes/mail. =)

    Heather's Heart

  16. This publication deserves more attention. Maggie


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