Wednesday, July 15, 2015


Earlier this week I walked into my happy place, Target, and as I was greeted by the smell of popcorn and soft pretzels I was also greeted by this beautiful entrance:

At first, I was a little taken back by the sight of school supplies in the middle of July... but then I looked around and saw freshly sharpened pencils, reams of lined paper, and it was like Christmas morning. I turned towards the $1-$3 bins (my kryptonite!) and ran into some AMAZING finds! If you're starting to think about your back to school preparation wants/needs, you'll probably want to head to Target to see all of the wonderful stamps, pencils, stickers, banners, and more for your classroom. Today, I'm going to share with you some of my favorite finds from the dollar bin section and how I'm incorporating them into my classroom to show off My Teacher Style.  

Okay, so these clothespins were obviously way too cute to pass up!! They came six in a pack for $3. I loved the way that they looked and figured I could find some way to use them in my classroom. What I ended up doing was adhering a thick strip of magnet-tape to the back of each. You can find magnet tape at just about any craft store (I found some at Walmart for about $3). I super glued the magnet tape to the back of the clothes pins to make sure that it was very secure. After they dried I tested them out and I couldn't be happier with the results! I put them on my white board, and plan on using them to hold up anchor charts, showcase student work, or hold some "no name" papers... so much more personal than regular magnet clips.

This Classroom Rules sign caught my eye right off the bat. I loved the design, colors, and message so of course I had to say YES. There is a sink area towards the back of my classroom and that is where I decided to place this sign. I figure as students get a sip of water, wash up, or are waiting in line to take their turn, it's a great little reminder of what kind of culture we want in our room.

My final find that I'm sharing with you today is this little glass No. 2 Pencil Jar. I was trying to figure out how I wanted to use it, but I ended up deciding to be a little selfish. I've placed in on top of one of the file cabinets behind my desk-area and I'm going to fill it with some M&Ms or some sort of chocolate just for me as a little break.

So Target has done it again, and my classroom has just become a little more cute-ified because of it. Have you found any great pieces this summer at Target (or someplace else) to show off your Teacher Style in your classroom? Is the Target Dollar Bin section your kryptonite as well? Comment below!

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