December 11, 2016

Shopping Made Easy

Christmas is just a few weeks away!  YIKES!!!  Why oh why do I always let it sneak up on me like this every single year

      Thank goodness for Oriental Trading and their huge selection of Christmas items!  I found several items that will bring huge smiles to my first graders. 

      Every year the students make gifts for their parents.  This year, I decided to go with these Holiday Pot Holders.  Who wouldn't love getting them from their little one?  My students will be able to color/paint these in no time at all!    They will use these 10-Color Crayola Fabric Markers to paint/color them with.  Unfortunately there wasn’t a brown one included in the package... so I had to find a brown paint marker to use also. 

      Every year we have a Polar Express day in our classroom and I have always made a “ticket” for each of the students.  This year I will be using these beautiful gold tickets.  They are stickers so the kiddos will put them on their pajamas.  

We also have an Elf on the Shelf visiting our class named  “Charlie” this year.  Charlie has already brought several surprises  to my students already.   These Elf on the Shelf Erasers are going to be a wonderful surprise to the kiddos.

      It’s not all about my first graders you know I had to find something for my precious Samson for Christmas.  He loves wearing bandanas.  When I saw these on the Oriental Trading website, I knew that they would be absolutely perfect for him. I think Santa is my favorite, but Samson likes all of them.  :-)

Samson is always carrying around a little friend.  This is one of his favorites, and so I always put the same color of bandana on him.  Aren’t these two twinkies adorable!? 

     I hope you saw something here that you liked.   Oriental Trading has a HUGE selection of all kinds of items.  They ship quickly...but you are running out of time... so don't wait too long.

***Disclosure*** All the items that are mentioned above, were provided to me at no cost.  In exchange for receiving these products for free, I agreed to express my opinion of each of the products without being influenced by any outside sources.

December 6, 2016

At-A-Glance Planner

What is there not to love about this 8 1/2 inch x 11 inch At-a- Glance Weekly/Monthly Vienna Planner!!  Let me show you a few of the things that I love about it!

 It is very well put together with its bronze wire bound binding.  I dont know about you, usually I end up ending a few pages by the end of the year, so Im anxious to see how this one holds up.   

The purple front cover which is made of durable poly, has a gorgeous die-cut.  It is extra thick because there is another gray poly sheet which has been attached to the purple.  Very sturdy!

There is a reference page at the beginning of the book which allows you to see three-years at-a-glance.  It is also a very thick page which appears to have some kind of laminate over itperhaps for durability!

The monthly-calendar is a two-page layout with plenty of room for me to write any appointments or notes I need to! 

Behind each monthly calendar, there is a two-page layout for each week of the month.  There is definitely lots of room to write any additional information that doesnt fit or need to be on the monthly calendar.

It will be very easily to turn to any month because of the tabs added for each month of the year. 

A special treat at the end of the book is a Holiday List for the next 4 years!  Now that is planning ahead. 

For those people that like to have a smaller planner, then this 4 7/8 inch x 8 inch planner might be the answer for you.  It is exactly like the one that I just described abovejust in a smaller scale. 

Shoplet has both of these At-A-Glance Planners.  I hope you will give them the chance to help you find a planner that works for you!  They also have an assortment of office supplies, cleaning supplies, medical supplies, office furniture, and everything in between.  Happy shopping!!!

***Disclosure*** I received these planners at no charge, in exchange I have given my review of the product.  The opinions expressed are my own.