Shopping Fun. Fall Break is Over.

Well, friends, I've been on Fall Break all week and I can't say that I've gotten a whole lot accomplished other than a lot of rest and laziness.  Some people (ahem) call me a work-a-holic.  I just like to think of myself as on-task, ahead-of-the-game, proactive.  Those sound a LOT better than work-a-holic, right?!  So I vowed that this Fall Break would be spent doing a whole lot of nothin'!  And I did just that!  And I kinda liked it...shhh!

First, I'm linking up with my friend, Farley, over at Oh' Boy 4th Grade for her monthly Currently Linky.  I'm pretty sure I missed this the last few months...BUSY!  So here's my Currently for October:

Head on over to Farley's blog to join in the Linky Party Fun!

BUT, one day I did spend some time shopping (doesn't really count though right?).  I found some fun items at Target and Wal-Mart that I just couldn't live without and then I felt like I needed to do something a little productive.  Let's get on to the fun stuff first.  :)

What is this?!  60 Halloween erasers for $1 - a teacher's dream!  Yes, please!  I plan to use these in our centers as game pieces for our math games and stations.

I fell in love with the pink.  What teacher doesn't need a new pair of scissors?!  I've been looking at the Corner Rounder Punch for a while now.  I got it home, tested it on a piece of paper and loved the rounded edge, but guess what?  After you print on cardstock and laminate, it won't cut through the thickness.... It was a sad day, my friends.  :(

I fell in love with these file folders - 3 for $1 at WalMart.  They're awesome in color and just wait until you see what I used them for!

"More Expo markers?" my husband said.  "Yes, dear.  But look, new colors!"  The double-sided tape and the letters came in handy down below.

Finally, I reworked some of what I had already set up with this fabulous product from Shelley Gray over at Teaching in the Early Years.  You can find this Early Finisher Board on TPT {HERE} and let me just tell you, it is WELL worth every penny.  Love the idea and creativity!  AND she's a wonderful person to top it all off!  Head on over and check out her product - amazing!  You can see I used the file folders, double-sided tape, and letters to set this all up.  I will begin implementing it with the kiddos this week.  Super excited!

It's back to school time for me.  Fall Break is over.  While I have loved my down time, I can't wait to give my kiddos some big hugs when I see them in the morning.  Happy Fall Y'all!


  1. I'm REALLY jeleous of your fall break. Are you a year around school? Sometimes I think the summer is too long and would rather have breaks spread out throughout the year. Love those pink scissors- MUST HAVE. Have a great week!

    New Adventures in First Grade

  2. No, we're not a year-round school. We started back the first week of August and get 1 week for Fall Break, 2 weeks for Christmas, and 1 week for Spring Break, and usually get out the 3rd week of May. I love our calendar :) Thanks for your comment, Michele!

  3. I have two weeks to go until Fall Break, I think I can make it! I found those same erasers at Target the other day and made some activities for them - its a freebie in my store if you'd like to take a look:

    I found you through the Currently linky :)

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

  4. How true is it...I am always losing my scissors...I want pink scissors!!! thanks for stopping by my blog! I AM VERY JEALOUS OF YOUR NEW SHOES! I have needless to say time and money are tight! hahaha I am your newest follower!

  5. Jamie, thank you for sharing my Early Finisher Board. Yours looks fantastic, and you are just so kind :) Hope your students love it!

    Teaching in the Early Years

  6. I love fall weather!! Bonfires and hot cocoa are right up my ally! Enjoying your blog! Love the Board btw!

  7. love your findings!! Thanks for swinging by my page. I am also your newest follower. =)

    Just Wild About Teaching

  8. I have that set of Expo markers and they're my favorite- it's the little things, right? :)
    Come on over and check out my giveaway- it ends tomorrow night!

    First with Franklin

  9. I love the file folders that you found. They are such pretty colors. I would like to invite you to my Fun Friday linky party, inspired by Farley's currently. I'd love to have you stop by and link up!

    Teaching Fourth

  10. Hi Jamie,
    I was just stopping by to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

    The Picture Book Teacher's Edition