Thursday, August 2, 2012

Lakeshore Learning Giveaway and Reviews!!

This week was my FIRST week in my classroom! I am officially in my room decorating like a crazed woman! Why? Because I report to school Monday and my kiddos Friday. Uh huh. You read that correctly. Therefore, I pretty much need to be almost done tomorrow. I feel like I have decorated my classroom in record speed. I mean you guys have probably seen my classroom pictures? I am a mad woman with decorating. I LOVE it. But this year has brought on a huge challenge! 

Below are pictures of my new room… with the other teachers belongings in it still. It was a blank canvas when I walked in Monday, with some desk and a odd array of old furniture that was left over. Needless to say, I discarded most of the things I did not need. Including my teacher desk and then got to work. No worries… pictures will come. But I promise this new room looks very similar to last years classroom. I didn't have much time to change it up much, sorry. 


Now on to my GIVEAWAY
I know some y'all have been waiting for this, and now that I have a minute I will post about these gems. 

I teamed up with Lakeshore Learning… you know that amaze lil' teacher store. They so graciously gave me a few items to review for them! 

First up are these Work in Progress Folders
Last year in my classroom we had a folder called the "Safe Place" folder. The folders were used to store any papers we were still working on and did not have time to finish. These Work in Progress Folders would be PERFECT for that! Plus, they are a durable folder unlike those paper ones you may get from your school supply lists. 



Next, is the School-To-Home Organizer. These are not only great for sending home work but, there are a ton of more ways to use these little organizers. They could be used to send home take home books with recording sheets or they could be used to store workstation recording sheets, along with items for that work station. Even better, they seem to be durable enough to take the beatings from my 1st graders! :)

Now this may be my favorite item. The Student Work Organizer, which is currently on sale online. 

Below is the sad excuse for my students "mailboxes" I used last year. I used these babies to hold everything I wanted to go home! Any worksheets, classwork, art projects, etc. would go in their mailboxes for the students to take home once a week. This eliminated the hassle of passing out papers everyday. 
However, those Lakeshore ones are beyond awesome. First, they are prettier. Second, I love the stand that comes with it to hold them in an organized manner. And lastly, they are the perfect size for storing papers. Can you tell I am a little obssessed? Now I just need to buy another set for my classroom this year :)

Now on to the giveaway…
One lucky follower will win these Magnetic Display Clips, which are AWESOME! They are the perfect way to display your student work. Simply add student work to the top of the papers already displayed throughout the year. Then at the end of the year you will have a fab mini-portfolio for the students to take home to show their progress in the classroom. 

This brand new box can be yours!

You have up to FOUR chances to enter. Just leave a post for each one you completed. 

To enter:
1. You must be a follower of my blog.
2. Go and follow All That Glitters in Teaching… it is my new blog, partnered with my teaching bestie Ffion!
* There is nothing there yet… thats a whole other thing we will be working on soon. STAY TURNED! Ffion and I are so excited! 
3. Follow me on Teachers Pay Teachers!
4. Blog about this giveaway… and my blog! :)
Giveaway ends Sunday, August 12th. 

Also, Lakeshore was awesome enough to give each of my followers a promo code. 
ENJOY 25% OFF FROM LAKESHORE: www.lakeshorelearning.com/savenow 

Big thanks to Lakeshore Learning… this is EXACTLY why you are my fav teacher store!

Best of luck teachers in the giveaway! Happy new school year :)



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94 comments:

  1. I love those clips!!!! Those will be so useful! I am a follower.

    Amy
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  3. And I already follow you on TpT!

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  50. I LOVE YOUR WEBSITE AND AM FOLLOWING YOUR BLOG WEEKLY!!! Because of your super fun and fresh ideas...I've changed just about everything in my room to resemble yours! I. LOVE. IT!!!!! Thanks for sharing your amazing gift and thank you for allowing us the opportunities to win some FREEBIES!!! :)

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    P.S.- Thanks for hosting a giveaway! I love Lakeshore products!

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