Oh, oh, oh! I have a share first! Lookie at what I bought (totally unnecessary, of course, but so fun!)
It is a straw holder that works for pencils! I saw a couple posts about this and decided to look for a holder. I found this one on ebay for less that $20! You turn the knob on the side and your pencils rolls out! LOVE IT!!!
I guess I am starting to tackle some of the things I have been putting off for a few weeks! My in-laws 50th anniversary party is done and I am working on school things. My first order of business is to get my budget order put in. I am stressed out over this! I had the order down when I had taught first grade for a couple years, but here I sit debating over what to get for third grade. I have a huge collection left over from my days teaching third and fourth years ago, but want to be sure that I have lots of current materials too. My biggest debate is over color scheme – silly, I know. I had a royal blue and red thing going on in my first grade room and I loved it. Lots of my storage items and bulletin board items are red and blue. So I was thinking the “Dots on Black” theme would work well.
However, I am kind of ready for a change with a new room and I have many containers that are lime and pink and turquoise (before I found the more primary colored ones). They go with the dots on black BUT they also go with the dots on Turquoise. Plus, there is something about the turquoise that I keep coming back to. The royal blue might not be too bad with the turquoise scheme…
Ugh! Whichever one I choose, I know that I want to build on the simple, streamlined look I have worked on the last couple years. What do you think? Is is time for a change? Is anyone else debating over their color scheme or theme too?