Sunday Smorgasbord

Today I'm linking up with Michelle from Fabulous in First for a Sunday Smorgasbord!  So settle in and enjoy the random ride...


I just got back this week from some much needed family time in Alberta, Canada.  My little niece was baptized and I am lucky enough to be her Fairy Godmother.  

My entire family went camping in Kananaskis Provincial Park.  It was beautiful and soooooo relaxing...  And I loved spending so much time with my super sweet nieces and nephews!



I went into my classroom on Thursday for the first time since being back.  I am SO not ready to get back to work, but I am ready to shop!  I could happily spend all my days shopping and crafting for me classroom.  But sadly, I only have TEN DAYS to get everything done before the first day of school.  I literally spent ALL DAY yesterday shopping.  
Here are some of my purchases:  

After 8 years, it is time to re-stuff my bean bags!

Dollar Store facial scrubbers to use as whiteboard erasers.  

A fancy wand to add to my fancy word wall.

New scrapbook paper for my birthday balloons and homemade teacher business cards.  

A CHEVRON PAPER PACK!!  Be still my heart... 

Glitters and such to decorate my sample Christmas Calendars.

Paper plates to use as headers for my bulletin boards (inspired by this pin), duck tape to outline my whiteboards (inspired by this pin), crazy straws for birthdays, and another cute pail (like I really needed another one...).  

Name tags and border for my fancy word wall.  

I absolutely LOVE this print!  You can download it free here.  I printed it at Costco, bought a wooden frame and some paint, and will put it all together today.   

My favorite plain calendar, ready to be marked up with my favorite flair pens!

Judge me all you want, Rachelle, but these are the MOST comfortable flip flops known to man!!  I actually had to re-buy them yesterday, because I lost my original pair while camping.  So random, but Alberta had major floods last month and they really did some damage to the campground we were at.  My family and I were going on a walk and came across some muddy areas that turned out to be sink holes!  I sunk down almost to my knees!  Both shoes came off.  My brother could only find one.  The other is probably making its way to China...    


This makes me laugh.  

I LOVE maxi skirts.  They are my absolute favorite thing to wear to work, because they really feel like your wearing sweats!  It's a win-win!  



Cassie Thompson said...

Hi Janae! First off, I don't know how I didn't already follow your blog! I'm your newest follower! :) I found you through the Sunday Smorgasbord link up!
I love your blog name! There is nothing quite like a freshly sharpened pencil!
I got some of those facial cloths too for my dry erase boards! I had to go to about 5 different Dollar Trees within a 3 day span so I could get enough.
I'm loving your post today, thanks for sharing!

I'd love for you to check out my blog too!

Mrs. Thompson
Adventures in Teaching (A First Grade Blog)
My TpT Store

Leaping into Teaching said...

I just HAD to leave a comment after reading your post! So many great ideas! I love the idea for face scrubbers as erasers! I used fleece squares this year but the disappeared pretty quickly. Too bad I just got back from shopping! I will have remember them for net time. The chevron paper is beautiful! I am slightly obsessed with chevron this year. I love the idea for using the paper plates on bulletin boards too. That ecard is hysterical! I love had to leave a comment and let you know how inspiring your post was.


Leaping into Teaching