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Sunday, July 15, 2012

My Apologies to Target....

(I know this is 2 posts in one day, but I couldn't wait to share. :) )
So, after posting about my rotten luck at Target I found myself wandering the dollar bin area one more time at a different store while waiting for my new glasses to be finished.  Imagine my shock when I found something I needed!  At the end of last year, I finally threw away my various supply containers, cups, baskets, etc that were cracked, broken, etc.  I knew I needed some new ones, but I didn't want something ordinary or premade.  I have become very inspired by Pinterest and the DIY projects I've seen on others' blogs and wanted to make something unique.  So, for about 12.00 I have brand new supply containers that make me happy when I look at them. (That's how I know I like something..it makes me smile).  So, here's a photo of my first DIY for my classroom. The finished product actually inspired my classroom theme for next year!

While I was perusing the dollar bins....I found this sign.  Side one is what a teacher says.  Side two is what our students hear. (Not sure why it is sideways.  It isn't in my files.)   LOL

Finally...I'd like to introduce everyone to my assistant, Isabel.   I guess after waiting several hours for me to get off the computer and pay attention to her, she decided to join in the fun.

Happy Blogging!



  1. Very cute, Amy! I have bin envy now;-) I just bought some stuff for my classroom at the Target dollar bin on Tuesday--after I promised myself I wasn't buying anything new this year b/c I'm broke, lol. Congrats on 50 followers. Geez, I think it took me a year to earn that many, lol.

  2. First off, very adorable helper! My dogs are my helpers... or more like my distractions! Super cute bins. Love what you did with them.

    Reaching for the TOP!

  3. Who doesn't love Target, right? I just bought TOO much stuff at Michaels yesterday. I'm your newest follower! I would love for you to check out my blog sometime!

    Lacy's Letters

  4. Every time I've gone to Target Dollar section, I've come up empty handed too! I love your containers, they're awesome!


  5. Oh my gosh, I LOVE what you did to your supply containers! They look fantastic!
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  6. Thanks everyone. Even though they are just little plastic containers...it is hard to put them out there for others to "judge". LOL

    And, welcome to my blog. I hope you find some useful, inspiring, and humorous reading.

  7. These bins are great- I just may steal the idea! I love your assistant, my guy just likes to sit on my laptop as I work! It's extremely helpful!

    -dede @ 1stgradeevents.blogspot.com

  8. Isabel has done that a time or two, especially since I finally upgraded to wireless. A couple of times, she has jumped up onto the arm of my chair, and then very slowly inched her way right onto the keyboard.

  9. Hi Amy! Thanks for stopping by my blog and telling me about yours! I am now following you as well! I can't wait to see more ideas! I love Target!!!

    Brigid's Daily Lesson Log

  10. Which dollar area did you find these in? My goal this year is to be as organized as possible with clear locations for everything, so the classroom can run as seamlessly as possible. But I could use those kinds of bins!

  11. Trina, they were in the dollar bins at the Target on the corner of 41 and Daniels in Ft. Myers. :)