More info on my B2S Must Haves:
1) My Teacher Toolbox!
I am an extremely organized person, in general. Last year was my first year of teaching. About halfway through the year, I had a meeting with my principal. It was one of our "Hey! Let's touch base and make sure everything's going smoothly" meetings. They are never bad even though I get very nervous about them. She told me that she loves that I'm so organized and that it makes things so much easier for the students. However, by the end of the year, I thought I was going NUTS because of all of the clutter and junk that had accumulated. Now, after several teachers have retired and passed along more stuff to me (which I am so grateful for), I need to get organized again. This toolbox is going to help me SO MUCH. I'm thrilled about how great it turned out. I can now get all of this junk out of my desk drawer and out somewhere that I can can actually find it!
2) Decor that matches my class color scheme.
This year, I've decided to go with a basic black and white color scheme with pops of hot pink and Carolina blue. There will also be a lot of floral and damask decoration around. I'm so girly. I love the elegance of the damask print and I love flowers. The pops of color will help my room not to be so "boring" for the kiddies. I'm excited about it all. Last year, I didn't really have a scheme. I just used what I had...which WASN'T much :(
3) Cricut Expression
This is the best machine a teacher could ever ask for. I'm lucky enough to be able to use one of these bad boys for my classroom. I love this machine. It helps me cut out very nice shapes, words, labels, etc. Die-cuts are also really nice to have access to as well. Most schools around here have die-cut machines with the very basics in die cuts. My mother used to own a scrapbook store and is also in education...so it's nice to have her expertise when figuring things out for my room.
Alright, second topic. I'm so sad right now. It's tax-free weekend in my state and I WANT TO SHOP! However, I'm flat broke. I just want to go get clipboards and storage and ribbon and...this list could go on and turn into the LONGEST run-on sentence that you've ever seen. Let me stop. I'm whining. Wahhhhhhhhh :(
I must have been destined to be a teacher. For as long as I can remember, I've been so excited about going to buy school supplies. Now, I'm excited to buy them AND sad about it because they cost money. Lol! I try to buy very, very plain materials and decorate them myself...but now I'm needing border and decorations for my bulletin boards...and I need the materials so that I can put up my boards. :(