Resistance is Futile

School supplies are out at Wal-Mart.   I tried to walk by, I really did.  I even filled my cart up with groceries  and shampoo for my husband.  Then I made my mistake.  I thought  I would just *peek* to see if the composition folders were out because those tend to fly off shelves.

Oh my.

Suddenly, I had 25 red, 25 yellow, and 25 blue folders, 25 composition notebooks, 18 packs of glues sticks and 4 packs of cap erasers in my cart.  How did that happen?


Then I thought since I had already blown it, I might as well go down the college/ dorm room aisle (I am beginning to get a feeling of why my diets never work...hmmmm).  I found these awesome bath caddies of $1 each!  Score!  They are black and match my black borders!  I figure I will use them for communal supplies and set them on the black drawer sets at each table.  I thought six caddies for six dollars was a deal!


 



I need to make pretty labels for them... adding that to the to do list.

I am currently working on several things.  I like to start 200 projects.  Finishing them is not nearly as much fun!   One of them is a beginning of the year unit teaching students conventions of conversation.  So much of the new Common Core Standards revolve around students talking, but after my summer school experience I am learning kids talk AT each other, not with each other!  Right now it is about 6 partner activities.  I have two lessons around books planned- but  I need the books to ship from Amazon to make sure, and then I will move to conventions of conversations in a large group.  Whew.  Here is a sneak peak of everything so far...


I am hoping to get it finished  by the end of July     before 2013     soon. : )

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14 comments

  1. This looks fantastic. I hear ya about conversations...we call it "accountable talk" and it has become a BIG focus with our board. Can't wait to see your resource when it's all finished and ready to sell.

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    Teach~Play~Smile

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  2. I would love a copy of that!!!! Such a good idea! Can't wait to get it!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Layla

    Fancy Free in Fourth

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  3. Thanks for the warning! I will stay far away from Walmart for now :)

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

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  4. This is exciting - communication is a huge skill for us in special education and the more I can incorporate it, the better. I will definately be looking for this unit when it is done.

    Valerie

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  5. Same thing happened to me! I was just going to look at the composition books. Oh well, at least we'll have what we need!

    :) Nicole
    Tadpole Tidbits
    www.mrscorbitt.blogspot.com

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  6. I just hit up Walmart too for school supplies today! I love your partner activities. That's a great idea! :)
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  7. I never thought to look in the dorm aisle for things. Great idea and that is a great deal for the baskets.

    Heidi
    My (Not So) Elementary Life

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  8. Oh my gosh, Mandy. Love your partner conversation activities. Gonna be on my wishlist pretty quick.
    Now I'm gonna have to go to Walmart too! :)

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  10. Those caddies were a bargain! I couldn't have resisted either! And I love the unit teaching conventions of conversation! Great idea!

    Jackie

    Third Grade's A Charm

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  11. What great cubbies you got!I can't wait to see them when you make those labels.
    I got mine like 4 years ago, I think I should replace them...

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  12. I need to get to Walmart, those are great!

    Linda
    Down The Learning Road

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