Getting Ready to Go Back to School

Hello everyone! In case you haven’t heard, I am going back to the classroom next year! I am super excited! I have spent a lot of time on Pinterest looking at ideas to decorate and organize my new room! I must also confess that I have been to several dollar stores and Targets as well as buying things from neighbors on beg barter Facebook groups. I know it seems early and I see some of my friends are upset about the back to school stuff being out in stores, but I am excited to get back and don’t want to wait until the last minute to get it all together!

First up, look at these colorful totes I found in the Target Dollar Spot (I might have gone to a few Targets to get the colors I wanted)!  The labels were FREE from The Hungry Teacher.

welcome to school

Also, I found the triangles for a welcome banner using letters I already had! I am planning on adding some black and white polka dot ribbon to make finishing touches!

How cute are these colored clothes pins??? I think I will use them on this string to hang student work!

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I also found these pencil cups and used FREE labels to prep them!

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I was planning on making tissue paper pom poms, but lucked out at the dollar store and found these!

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Should I hang them from the ceiling or use them to make truffula trees?

Last, but not least, these Dr. Seuss posters were a steal… All 6 for $1 at the Target Dollar Spot!!!  The Seuss stickers were also $1 for each pack.

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Here are a few rooms that I have been looking at for inspiration:

https://www.playdoughtoplato.com/target-teacher-hacks/

And, don’t worry, I have not forgotten to prepare for the ACADEMICS!  All this cute decor is fine and fun, but we do need to think about content and curriculum! Look at my last post to see all the fun games I have been making for my 4th graders!  place value game

https://learningwithmrskirk.com/2018/06/26/super-fun-fourth-grade-math-games/

Want to see more?  Check out my Pinterest Board:

 

 

 

One thought on “Getting Ready to Go Back to School

  1. Hooray! Congratulations on returning to the classroom. It is the best job ever,right? Loving your finds. I’ve already purchased crayons and Play Doh for the first day. My husband came home bearing gifts: 60 Ticonderoga pencils and 40 pencil top erasers. (He found the brand a couple of years ago. They are REALLY good and durable.) Enjoy your prepping!
    Jan
    Laughter and Consistency

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