Tuesday, June 5, 2012

To Do and Purchase Lists...

Hmmm, I have a massive "to do" list and "to purchase" list this summer.   How will I ever fit in all in?  On my "to do" list, I have everything from learn how to use my ipad, read 5 books I've downloaded, create 20 new TpT and TN items to put in store (Yes, I know that's a REALLY lofty goal), and replace some of my 'older' monkeys in my classroom with newer ones for my helpers board, lunch count, calendar, etc.  Somewhere in there I need to slide the following: take a vacation, visit some buddies back in Ky, and let's not even discuss what I want to accomplish in and around my house.  :-)
My "purchase" list (teacher related stuff) is also growing. (Hoping my husband doesn't read this blog post). But, I want a personal laminator, a "hear-all" assessment recorder, megaphone, a laptop and printer.  *Gee, this is starting to sound like a Christmas wish list.  The "Hear All" Assessment Recorder has been used by lots of teachers with great success.  They use them in small groups to record students reading and let students hear themselves read! They have also been used in literacy circles, where  students are reading by themselves.   Talk about a "behavior monitor" while the teacher is working with another group!!   If you have used this, please let me know what success you've had with it, or any reservations you have after purchasing! 

The megaphone is to replace my recess whistle and save my voice!  Our playground is quite large and I find myself blowing that whistle and yelling at the top of my lungs to get someone's attention.  One of my teammates purchased this and it's like her new best friend!  This one is only $14.99 at Amazon, so it's a DEFINITE! 

I'm looking into the Scotch laminator, too. Rumor has it they have them @ Walmart for $27.00.  I make so many things at home that I want to hurry up and protect.  The "laminator line" at school is long and we can't laminate our own stuff. :-(    (Although I HAVE seen some teachers blatantly break this rule)  lol    Me?  I'd be the one to use it, tear it up, and get caught.  


As for a laptop and printer, a girl can dream, right?  Perhaps if I hurry up and get those 20 units made, posted, and sold.....

Don't forget...If you haven't entered, it's the last few days to do so for the 10 units from my store in celebration of my 100+ followers!  *CLICK HERE TO ENTER*

Bananas for checking things off my list as I get them done and SHOPPING!  



10 comments:

Miss Nelson said...

I have a huge list too. I've been eyeing the hearall recorder all year.
Michele

Lisa R. said...

My purchase list is getting bigger & bigger as we speak. I'm sure to be broke in no time. I have been wanting to buy one of those laminators for a few years now & $27 is not a bad price...hmmm...

Lisa
Learning Is Something to Treasure

Swimming Into Learning said...

I have thought about getting a personal laminator as well. Especially when I am making stuff at home and want to have it completely done.

Corinna said...

I was lucky enough to win the hearAll in one of the giveaways!! I haven't used it yet, but I will get to it soon. I just bought the Purple Cow laminator at Costco for $20 and it came with 100 laminating sheets:) Now to buy some ink and get started on my units!!

Aloha,
Corinna
Surfin' Through Second

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Jessica Stanford said...

I feel like my list is never ending! If only our careers supplied us with all the gadgets we need, right?
Blessings,

Jessica Stanford
Mrs. Stanford's Class Blog
PS If you haven't already joined my giveaway I would love to have you join!

Michelle said...

I keep hearing "Yep, get the laminator, it's worth it" from people who DO have one. Hmmm...the $20 Purple Cow sounds intriguing.

Curious...do you all get any "school money" (hard to say without laughing) to spend during the summer? We have to wait until contract time.

Stephanie said...

I just found your blog and wanted to tell you that I love your monkey design!! It's so stinkin cute! I will echo what you've heard and say that the scotch laminator is worth the investment. I'm lucky enough to work for a school that owns one and lets us teachers laminate freely on it which we do, frequently! If I ever went to a school without one I'd be looking to purchase it too. To answer your question we do get a classroom budget (Although to be honest I'm not sure if we're getting one this year due to budget stuff) so if I see something I want over the summer I can buy it and save the receipts to be reimbursed when our school year officially begins again.

Happy shopping!!
❤- Stephanie
Falling Into First

Michelle said...

Oh, I wish we could get reimbursed over the summer spending. But, we have a "no school shopping" until contract time policy. Thanks for stopping by today! I love your blog! :-)

Mrs. Shelton said...

I have the Scotch Laminator and I love it!!!! I got mine a Walmart. Can't remember how much but around $30 I think! :)

Sarah
Kindergarten Korner

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