6.20.2012

a brown paper package...

... ARRIVED AT MY DOOR TODAY! 

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?

16 comments:

  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!!

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

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  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

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

    Brittany
    Stickers and Stamps

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

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

    Ms. M

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  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:)

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

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

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

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

    A Pirates Life for Us

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  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!

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

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  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 :)
    wearesecondgradesmartypants.blogspot.com

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  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!

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  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
    Heather's Heart

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thanks for the love ♥

 
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