Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Why'd I Buy It? Things For the Teacher and Editable Name Tags

One of my BBBs AMC started a new linky party Why'd I Buy It and I think it will be very beneficial for teachers to find out about some great resources from reliable reviewers who use these items in our classrooms!

First up is the phone charger-I bought this when I went to Vegas since I knew I wouldn't be able to charge my phone during the day. I purchased it on Amazon and it received mostly good reviews, but I knew I needed something fast before I left, so I ordered it with my Prime membership hoping I'd be happy with this purchase. Well...I was very happy with it! It's a very small charger (lipstick-size) that fits in your purse, it's only $20, and it's pink! :) My phone drained so quickly when I was in Vegas, but I always was able to use my back up charger right in my purse! I definitely recommend this purchase!

Next up was just for fun...aren't these bright nail polishes so fun?
Guess what? They're even more fun because they're highlighters!!! I can't wait to bring one of these to a faculty meeting! Everyone will think I'm going to paint my nails-LOL!

Last is my favorite...if you follow my blog, you know I love black & white with bright colors. I love using pocket charts, but that blue just doesn't match my décor. A couple of years ago I tried to dye one of my blue pocket charts, that was an epic fail. Then last year, I decorated it with some black and white chevron ribbon to give it a little decorative touch. Now, finally, Scholastic got smart and read blogs and Pinterest posts everywhere of how teachers have tried to change the color of their pocket charts and they now sell BLACK POCKET CHARTS!!!
Can you hear me squealing in Florida?

My friend Amber told me right away since she knew I'd been wanting one! They're regularly $19.99, but they're on sale for $13.99-I got two for my classroom. It's the small things that make us happy! :)
Thanks Scholastic for hearing us!
I made some name tags for my classroom to match my theme. I had several inquiries about the pictures on my blog since you can see the name tags in the background, so I decided to list them in my TPT Store. I've offered several versions (editable, color, black & white). Click here if you're interested. I like how clean and crisp they look and my students have referred to them several times already during math! A win-win!
Hope you're having a super week! Two more days and then a long weekend!


  1. That nail polish/highlighter is too cute!! I am so jealous of your black pocket chart - I saw them earlier this summer but they were not available in Canada (it said to pre-order for January!!!). I don't even want to use my stupid blue ones - I just want to wait!!! I considered dyeing them but have heard horror stories about that. Oh well, I will let me family know that they would make a great Christmas gift. Thanks for linking up!!

  2. Those lipstick highlighters are hilarious!! I also love your "The Best Part of Me" board in the background. I have seen that on Pinterest and am hoping to do it myself this year. (It looks great in black and white.) Have a great day!!

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

  3. Ahhh!!! The phone charger! How does this work?! Haha! LOVE the clean look of the name tags. The black pocket folder?? OMG! I need to see if our stores carry them! XXOO
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  4. I love the idea of "Why'd I buy it?" ! Black pocket charts - finally! :)


  5. I'm with you! Yeah for black pocket charts! I bought all three that Scholastic offers! I went into my local teacher store and they didn't even KNOW about them! Hello! Order those suckers STAT! I got mine right in time for the start of school.

    A View Into My Classroom

  6. Black pocket charts..............I AM SO EXCITED!!!!! I can hear you squealing and now I'm squealing too! Those highlighters look super fun too. I've missed you!!!!!!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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