Thursday, August 7, 2014

Back to School Shopping

So do you still go back-to-schooling shopping? I'll admit that I am a bit of a fashionista. I love clothes - especially items that have a unique flair. I had a huge clothing haul from Maurices, capitalizing on their 75% off sale. Since then I have tried to limit my clothing budget, but a few things have snuck in!

I am totally obsessed with Target's Ona Flats! They are so comfortable that it's like you are wearing slippers. Plus they look really nice with so many different outfits. You know how the feet ache those first fees weeks of being back to school and these are perfect for those days. I bought them in black, nude, gold, and cognac. On Monday, I just happened to browse the shoe section when I returned a skirt and saw they had LEOPARD Onas! Oh my! My old leopard flats are beat and I think you can never have too many items in animal print (I'm not gaudy,I swear!).
I also picked up a gray patent leather skinny belt from the clearance rack. A cute belt can make the outfit!

I also picked up this beautiful shirt from Forever 21. I saw it on a blog and thought it was so gorgeous. Too bad it is more of a spring/summer item.
I also picked up two scarves on clearance from F21. Not that I need anymore scarves...but the were so pretty and on sale and I needed them for free shipping...yep, I'm sticking to that!
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Did you know that Forever 21 is offering a 15% off teacher/student discount on Fridays? Just bring your id in up until the end of August on a Friday and get the deal! It's an awesome deal, I just lose my mind in that store. If you do Ebates, you can also get 4% back!
I also had a small thrift store haul, but I need to decide what I'm keeping before I'll share!
So, what about you? Do you shop for your BTS wardrobe? Would you like to know more about the outfits I put together for work?

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Show Us What You Bought Linky!

I'm linking up at Blog Hoppin' for the Show Us What You Bought Linky! Of course, I broke the bank, but it is all good stuff! Can I tell you I made THREE separate purchases?!? See, if you work out the math, you can stack the sale with credits. I made a purchase and then used the credits to get a discount on my next purchase. That way I don't have credits lingering and I make use of them right away! Finally, I can use coupon tactics with teaching! Stack those deals!!!

I LOVE everything that One Extra Degree puts out. The quality is amazing and I love how she thinks about reading. She is brilliant and I so want to be her when I grow up (even though she is younger than me ;). I am so excited to include these activities into my reading workshop and reading groups!

I have been obsessed with making more of my buddy reading time. I just never seemed to find the time to wrap my brain around the routines I wanted to set. I picked up this goody from Clutter Free Classroom and can't wait to incorporate it into my classroom!

I'm always looking for a bunch of BTS activities.  Every year I find that classes react differently to the activities I have planned and, based on the chemistry of the class, I like to have a bunch of things to pull from. Can't wait to give these a go! It was a total impulse buy because it popped up on the front page of TPT and I added it to my cart right away!


I LOVE to teach social studies and it is one of the thing is LOVE about our 3rd grade curriculum.  (Is that enough love for ya?) We teach cultures of the world and I love to incorporate content into my reading block. I am so glad many of these items were still on my wish list from last year when I taught 3rd. Now that I am returning to 3rd, I am so excited to add them to my curriculum!

Finally, the items that broke the bank! We are beginning Lucy Clakins' Units of Study this year...seriously, where have we been? Next we will be rediscovering Fountas and Pinnell! So sad when amazing practices fall through the cracks because the crazy testing culture!  I picked up these two amazing packs to help me through all the change this year!  I think indeed to go to school today to print and start planning!  Can't wait to play! 

Now I am back to trying NOT to think about school ;) Soaking up those last few days of summer! What did you buy during the BIG sale?