I have been on vacation at my cabin for most of July. Aside from staying home to interview via Skype (as my internet is much more reliable at home than out here in the sticks), I've been "up north" in Michigan for as much of the month as possible. It's peaceful and so quiet here (well except for my two little whipper snappers--they are not quiet at all haha!). I love it.
Saturday The Husband and The Oldest joined us at the cabin. Yesterday The Oldest and I headed into Houghton Lake to do a little shopping. We stopped into Walmart to pick up a few things for The Oldest and I couldn't resist peeking at the back-to-school section. Boy am I glad I did!
27 Pocket Classroom Organizer -- $13!
When I saw the price, I had to buy it. It was the only thing that I purchased for back-to-school yesterday. I'm so glad I did! Once we got back to the cabin I opened it and it is VERY sturdy. I would argue that it is way more sturdy than the ones you buy through the teacher catalogs that are about $30. Now I'm sad I didn't buy two of them!
I have been mulling over what to do about mailboxes this coming year. I have no idea what materials/supplies are going to be given to me in my new school so I am planning as if I won't have anything (we were quite spoiled at my last school). I had to leave my super awesome mailboxes from Really Good Stuff behind because I didn't buy them, the school did. And I wanted something that wouldn't take up as much room. This is PERFECT. It actually holds file folders so in theory, each day my students could turn their homework into the basket and then put their homework folder into their space so its ready for homework that afternoon.
Hopefully I won't have more than 27 kids but I know it is possible since I had 30 all last year (with two grades....ugh!). If I see another one of these at home, I am totally snagging it! You can't beat them for the price!