June 29, 2013

Frog Themed Classroom and Fabulous Finds

 I am linking up with "Chalk One up for the Teacher" to share my newest classroom theme! Last year, someone asked me to create a frog themed classroom, but I didn't have time to get it done until recently.  Click on the pictures below to go to the products....Also, keep scrolling down for my Fabulous Finds: Garage Sale Edition!

I absolutely love going to garage sales!  I look forward to driving around with my mom and finding great deals every summer.  Here are two of my favorite purchases from this week.

One of the garage sales I stopped at had this cute "31" brand utility tote.  The person who was holding the garage sale was a "31" rep, and this was one of the items she used to use at her parties.  This print has been discontinued, so she was selling it.  I love the print because it's so neutral.  I will definitely be using this tote to carry around all my back to school items!

I was very excited when I found this gumball machine.  I had just seen a picture on Pinterest earlier in the week (see below), and I thought it would be an adorable addition to my classroom this year.  During the last week of school, I found out that I will be teaching 7th grade language arts this year.  Hopefully middle schoolers will think that this is neat...haha ;) I am still planning on decorating my classroom and making it super bright and cheery.  You can't take the elementary school teacher out of me! :)

Gumball machine as an eraser machine!

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  1. Kathleen,

    I love the gumball machine filled with erasers. What a great idea! I'll be on the lookout for a gumball machine now too!

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  2. Kathleen,
    Thank you so much for linking up! Your frogs are sooooooo cute! I also LOVE the erase-filled gumball machine. You're quite clever...and quite the bargain hunter!