I'm linking up with my fellow Michigan gal, Kimberly, for a fun linky!
Back to school shopping is so much fun! I just love planning and preparing for a new year -- continuing things that work well and tweaking things that could be done better. And, of course, finding inspiration to try brand new things as well! First day with students is 2 1/2 weeks away, so I am right in the thick of plans and preparations right now!
Here are some of my new classroom favorites!
1. I actually purchased these last Spring, and I blogged about them once before too. These were recommended to me by my teaching partner and are the best containers I've found for my classroom. I LOVE them because they are so neat and organized. They stack, and the covers are easy for my kindies to get on and off by themselves.
2. I think of this as a back-to-school purchase because I use Pandora One in my classroom every single day. I love the instrumental/piano stations for writing time, and I use lots of other stations in my classroom too! Too many to list! Pandora One is a must because you don't have to deal with commercials. This was honestly one of the best things I purchased for school last year. I love incorporating music into my classroom.
3. These just came in with my supply order. Mr. Sketch in a skinny marker? Yes, please. I can't wait to use these cuties!
4. I ordered these lowercase letter beads this year too. Instead of string, we'll be stringing them onto pipe cleaners. I think this will make a really fun new literacy station activity. My own kids loved playing with them on our last visit to my classroom, and that's usually a pretty good sign that my students will love them too!
5. I just had to include this photo because I think I have a problem with the little metal buckets from the Target dollar spot. I have SO many and I keep buying more! They are just so stinkin' adorable! I have them all around my classroom holding anything and everything. Love.
These are just a few of the fun new things my students and I will enjoy this year! Hop on over to Kimberly's blog to check out other fun favorites or link up with your own!