Classroom Shopping Linky Party

I know I'm a little behind on this one, but I had a lot of stuff to get out of the car!! :)

1. Big Lots - I L.O.V.E. Big Lots. All of my classroom library baskets came from there. I saw they had them again this year, and grabbed about 15 more. You know. Because I "needed" them.

2. Target $ Spot - pencil buckets for the tables, birthday stickers and guided reading word work boards

3. Office Max - Our school system has a program that allows us to get their prices for anything we buy at Office Max. I bought contact paper, printer ink, labels for notebooks and library books, and cardstock for $42.00. My original total was $100... I thought my sweet boy was going to have a stroke. I used the card and viola! Still married! ;-)

I still need to make a run to Ikea and WalMart. I am looking for stools to go under my guided reading table and computer tables instead of chairs. I want them to look like this:

$5.99 @ Ikea
Does anybody else use stools? Any suggestions?? :-)  Don't forget about...

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Happy Wednesday!


  1. I saw an idea for extra seating for guided reading, tables, etc.

    You can take buckets (Home Depot or old buckets you may have around the house/school). You can hot glue a cheap cushion of big pot holder to the bottom of the bucket. I hope I am describing that right! It looked really cute!

  2. I have those stools from Ikea, I've had them for 4 years and they are great. I got them because 4 years ago I had a "rocker" who would balance on the back to legs of the chair and fall over every single reading group. He was also pretty mechanical so I bought the stools we put one together and then he did the rest for me (I tightened them up) they are great, the fit under my table and I don't have to climb over the chairs that are never pushed in :/

  3. They have those chairs at JoAnns! I bought mine there last year. If you wait a little longer, you can get them 50% off and on top of that get your teacher discount!

  4. I just made 6 "file crate seats" (that I've seen on numerous blogs and Pinterest) for my table. I can't wait to try them out! :)