Today marks the LAST day of Teacher Week ’13! Which means you are about to start or have already started the 2013-2014 school year! Today we are talking about Tips and Tricks for your classroom. Mine are really simple…
1. Have talented friends 🙂 My husband’s BFF made these bookshelves for me ON THE CHEAP… holla! Much cheaper than ordering from a school furniture store, AND they custom fit my classroom.
If you live in the DFW/North Texas area, and could use some bookshelves, let me know! He did an awesome job! Just email me at email@example.com and I’ll get you his info. AND, I still have room to grow… I’m super excited about that! Plus these bookshelves are all kinds of sturdy 🙂
Speaking of good friends… the hubby of one of my teammates made this Big Book holder for me. And, it also helps to have a husband that will paint for free 🙂
Tip #2… paint bookshelves in a neutral color so that you can use them with any classroom color scheme! I went with black paint and I love it!
3. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. I don’t know Spanish, but for the Dual Language program, I need Spanish displayed in my classroom. Some lovely followers of mine AND my teaching buddy helped me translate these common phrases. You can find this freebie on my facebook!
Tip #4: Go to Hobby Lobby and just look through every.single.aisle. They really do have some hidden treasures! I found these colored pennants that I have used all over my classroom. I’m at the point where I have NO TIME left to spend cutting out triangles, so these were a lifesaver for me, and totally worth the $2.50 (PTL for Hobby Lobby sales… can I get an amen?!)
So, that sums it up for me! Have good friends who are willing to help teachers out, and visit Hobby Lobby ASAP! Us teachers could use a helping hand, right?! Head on over to Blog Hoppin’ to see more tricks of the trade!
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