Monday, August 6, 2012

More Monday Projects

As the month of August and summer quickly slip by, like so many teachers, I am busy shopping for bargains and creating things for my classroom. This is a sampling of some of the great deals I have found. 

One of the best deals were the composition notebooks I got at Office Max yesterday. It is Teacher Appreciation Days and they let teachers get twenty of the notebooks for free. It did cost a little money to cut them in half for my Common Core Journals, but not much. I made two separate trips because I decided to use them with my other reading class as well as mine.

 My next great purchase was a personal laminator. I don't need one really, because we aren't limited on our for class use of lamination film, but I couldn't wait to get some things done at home. I can think of lots of things for its use at home and school.

My Monday Made It project was to make some story stones. I wanted Story Cubes from the store, but didn't want to spend the money. Inspired instead, by none other than Tara at 4th Grade Frolics. They cost me nothing to make, using acrylics on hand and some stones from a rock collection my kids had. I painted images suggested by my daughter. I sprayed a coat of clear sealer on them. I am using another of my favorite  up-cycled ice cream containers to hold them.

I have linked up with Tara's linky. What did you make for your room this week?


  1. Did you find a good deal on the laminator? I want one but I missed the deal at Target.

    The Learning Tree

    1. It was the Target deal. Under $30.

  2. I love my was my best teacher purchase in a long time!! Kimberly, I got mine at Amazon and it was under $30. I get the laminating pouches at Sam's Club: 200 for $20!

    Success in Second Grade
    Don’t forget to check out My Summer in Pictures Linky Party

    1. I need to get a Sam's membership, but I have no control when shopping in bulk. See it. Buy it. Now where to store it!

  3. You will not be sorry that you purchased your laminator!! My laminator is my new BFF right now! Was that a 1 day Office Max Teacher Appreciation deal? That is awesome. :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

    1. It was for yesterday and today. Teachers also got a goody bag. A 25% off coupon and a 15% coupon good until September 15 were included. They ran out of bags today but still honored their coupon of 25% off. They allowed teachers to get twenty of any of the limited items. Better than Staples, I think.

  4. Hi Marcia!
    Thanks for joining in my giveaway! I had to stop over to see your super cute blog and am your newest follower! I really love your story stones~such a clever idea! I made nothing in my classroom but a big mess! I'm moving and setting up!

    Creative Lesson Cafe


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