A Few Fabulous Finds...

OK y'all.  I went to run a few errands yesterday and just HAD to pick up some awesome finds and just HAD to share them with some people who would appreciate.  The hubby just gave me a blank stare :)

Exhibit A: Awesome New Borders

 Don't you just love these borders?  They're from Frog Street Press and they're double-sided.  Love 'em!

Exhibit B: Colored Duct Tape

 Oh my!  I've heard about this awesome little idea of colored duct tape!  Now....what do I do with it?!  :)

Exhibit C: A Cute Little Planner

 I just couldn't resist.  It ties in so well with my colors.  Perhaps it'll be my lesson plan book if I can step away from the digital lesson plans.  Hmmm....

Exhibit D: More Bins

These little bins are going to totally revamp my metal storage cabinet in my classroom.  AND they were on sale for $0.92 rather than $0.97 at Target!  How can you pass that up?!  That's five whole cents per bin!!

Ahhhh.....doesn't it flow together beautifully.... :)

I did manage to pass up the patterned duct tape.  It was more expensive.  My hubby was SO proud...LOL

I also downloaded two professional books to my iPad to read this summer both by "the sisters".  I have got to find out what all the hype is about!  If you have used The Daily Five or CAFE...do you love it?

That is... if I can pry myself away from this little piece of literature found below ;-)

Hope those of you on summer break already are enjoying it as much as I am.  It's funny though how my 2nd week of summer break I'm already planning for next year's classroom decor and reading up on two pieces of professional literature.  Who says teachers don't work in the summer?  :)



  1. Love your finds! I have a weird obsession with plastic storage boxes and I grab them even when I don't need them! I also have that paint splatter duct tape which is soo much cooler than the plain gray stuff!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  2. I love those little plastic boxes I use the to store my shoes...



  3. You just made me want to drop what I'm doing & shop!! Those borders are fab!!! I love that black & white polka dotted one. I am also all about this new patterned duck tape that they have out! Have you seen any that's red with white polka dots by chance?
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  4. ohhh I loved 50 Shades! I hope you enjoy it!

    Love the borders!

  5. I love that border! I have the watermelon/zebra one!
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  6. I have ABSOLUTELY been working hard already this summer and I'm currently on week 2 of summer as well! The CAFE and Daily 5 are absolutely FANTASTIC. I caved in 2 years ago to find out what the hype was about, and was instantly OBSESSED! I hope you find it as wonderful as I have. I'd love to hear what you think as I am a second grade teacher as well.

    PS LOVE LOVE LOVE the colored tape.

    Ms. Wilkie's Second Grade

  7. I love the Daily 5 - It transformed my reading! (I also loved Shades...:)

  8. Thanks for the comments girls! Lisa, I haven't seen any black/red duct tape, but I'll be on the lookout and let you know if I find any! I am finding it everywhere! Hobby Lobby, WalMart, Target, Lowe's, so I'll keep my eyes open :)

  9. Hi Jamie,
    Just found your blog... a bunch of bloggy friends are going to be doing a summer book study of the Daily 5... you should join in... more information to come soon!! ;)


  10. Those are sooooo my colors, too! Thanks for sharing.

    Off to shop!

    Fun in Room 4B

  11. That's so funny...I bought those two books myself, and have been defending my obsession with laminating & cutting things out for next year to all my non-teacher friends! Enjoy your summer!

  12. I, too, found the colored duct tape and couldn't keep my hands off. My firsties have separate desks that somehow manage to magically move around all day! I put the tape on the floor so the kids always know where their desk belongs. Now I'm actually able to walk around the room again! Cute and functional!

    BTW, I'm a newbie to blogging so any support or feedback is VERY appreciated!