I finally did it. I finally bought a giant Pete the Cat for my classroom. It is adorable. I purchased it on Amazon and justified it in my head with a gift certificate. Once it showed up... no regrets.
I decided to do a Pete the Cat theme in my classroom this year so I have been painting, cutting, using Modge Podge, etcf. to transform my teaching tools to jazz them up in Pete colors. I am happy with the results but thank goodness you can't see my house (let's just say that my husband is tripping over drawers, canisters, fadeless paper, and all things Petified (not petrified) that I have been creating.
Here is a peek at some of what I have purchased or created so far. What do you think?
Yup, you guessed it... Target Dollar Spot but they are $3 each. However I am hoping they hold up fine. I just added the labels and included Pete on each. A*D*O*R*A*B*L*E. I only included a few of these but there are eight of them. Each one will hold all the books I read for each unit of study in Open Court.
Dollar Tree had these canisters and I knew they would be perfect in my classroom. They are plastic so that no one ends up bleeding. I put labels on them and filled them with tons of supplies that will be easy to access for me and my students. I wish I had gotten more of these!
These letters were on sale in Walmart and I just grabbed a few little bottles of acrylic paint and some sponge brushes to make them a little cuter. This will be perfect for my reading corner and will brighten up the room. I love the sneakers at the bottom of each letter! I modge podged the letters once they dried to add some shine.
Here is a smaller version of these drawers for my Guided Reading groups. I can store their little books in here and any word work they need to finish.
Dollar Tree had these containers and I bought them without a plan. I admit that they came in the right colors which forced my purchase. Then it hit me. They would make perfect trash cans to put on their tables for trash. This will be a great management tool. Hopefully students won't try to get up every 2 seconds to throw something away. Is this something you have to deal with too or is it just me?
Last but not least is a little notebook I wanted to keep for informal observations or just a "to do" list. I hole punched the upper right side and just tied a little perky bow in it.
That's it for now but there will be more to come... What do you think? Any suggestions? Things are shaping up but the work... lets just say, "oh my..."
Enjoy your Sunday. It's all good.