Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Rockin Resources Part Deux+ Top 5 Teacher Must Haves+ Giveaways!!

Hello Friends,
Back at the end of the last school year, dear Kelley over at Teacher Idea Factory had a Rockin' Resources Linky Party. Now she's back for part 2!
As I've completed some back to school shopping, I think I have found some additional Rockin' Resources. This also ties in perfectly with Rachelle's Top 5 Teacher Must Haves over at Life is Sweet in Kindergarten, so I'm linking up with both of them!

1. Scentos...ummm smelly markers...that's all I have to say!! These rock my teacher world!
2. The Teacher Toolbox:

Organization here I come!!! I made one of these & I can't wait to put all of my little school office supplies in it that keep getting lost in my cabinets & drawers!! I love you Pinterest for giving me this wonderful resource idea.

3. Mod Podge:

Whoever invented this stuff is golden forever in my book. I can't believe the amazingness of this stuff! I have used it on multiple craft projects for school & it works wonders.

4. My Erin Condren Planner
Total LIFESAVER!!! Before I had this, I was a hot mess...disorganized, forgetting everything. This planner has made me superwoman (well okay, maybe not, but close to it!)
5. Scotch Laminator

This is my newest purchase & I'm loving it! I love that I can pop something out of the printer and laminate right then & there. Let me just tell you that during the school year, I tend to procrastinate... like I print things out the night before I need them. Shocker, I know! Who's with me on that? Then, I don't have time to laminate, use the item for the week, and the item is ruined. Well NO more of that!!
Go and link up with Kelley over at Teacher Idea Factory and Rachelle at Life is Sweet in Kindergarten and share your resources that you can't live without!

There are some great giveaways going on out there...
I am participating in Sara's giveaway over at Miss. V's Busy Bees. There are several prizes up for grabs, including a $10 TPT gift certificate from me. Head on over & enter!
I'm also participating in Andrea's giveaway over at Reading Toward the Stars! She is giving away several products from bloggers, including my Wild and Wacky Watermelons pack!
I'm also helping with April's giveaway from The Idea Backpack where she is giving away a ton of products! Her giveaway will have 17 winners!! I am contributing a $10 TPT gift certificate to her giveaway also. :)
Tracey at Third Grade All Stars is giving away some TPT products & a $10 Target gift card!

Third Grade All Stars
Courtney at Swimming Into Second is having 10 days of giveaways! It's awesome! You have to see it to believe it!
Ms. Kerri and her Krazy Kindergarten is having a blogiversary extravaganza!
Stephanie over at Falling Into First is having a 331 follower giveaway!!
I am keeping my fingers crossed for this one! I love 31 bags!!
Ashley from The Resource Room Teacher is having a great 100 follower giveaway!
Brigid at Brigid's Daily Lesson Log is having a huge giveaway also!!
Dana @ Fun In 1st Grade is offering $25 off Erin Condren products. Erin Condren is AWESOME!!
Mrs. Hoffer's Kindergarten is having a giveaway for 150 followers! It includes several TPT products & a $10 TPT gift certificate!
The Fabulous First Grade is giving away something every day this week! Check out her blog...it's great!
Tania over at My Second Sense is having a HUGE giveaway with amazing resources!!
Lori at Teaching With Love and Laughter is giving away an Easi-Speak Recorder. I have been trying to win one of these FOREVER! :)
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Mechele at Barrow's Hodgepodge is having a huge summer giveaway!
Tamera at My Heart Belongs In First is having a big 200 follower giveaway! A lot of products are up for grabs.
Hooty's Homeroom is having a 100 follower giveaway with lots of goodies to win also!
Annnnndddd if you stay tuned...once I hit 650 followers, I will be having a BIG  Back to School giveaway with 6 winners!! You won't want to miss it!

Until the next time friends!,


  1. Lisa . . . you are my hero. Thank oh-so much for linking up. I can always count on you!! Your post has me really thinking about that planner. Mmmmmmm . . . it's been on my wish list for ages. Maybe I just need to go for it :) Thanks again.

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

  2. I have to have my Mr. Sketch scented markers - a new pack EVERY year now for 20 years. :)
    My hubs got me the laminator over the summer & I have sure used it. We don't have laminating at our school. :( Just more money I spend out of pocket.
    Thanks for mentioning my give away.

  3. I totally agree with you on 1, 3 and 5! I haven't gotten around to getting 2 and 4 yet...still considering! We have to turn in our lesson plan books at the end of the school year, so I usually don't get anything too fancy!

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

  4. Thanks for mentioning my giveaway! I'm super excited about it. I just bought some of those smelly markers from Walmart. I can't wait to use them in my classroom.
    Ms. Kerri and her Krazy Kindergarten

  5. I have to try some of those scentos!

    Thanks for the list of giveaways also! I missed some of those!

  6. I would love to have a laminator, but I already spend too much money on items for school. This would just add to the cost and I can easily laminate (when I'm not procrastinating) at school.
    Where Seconds Count

  7. I have never seen the scentos-will have to look for those!! The laminator is definitely the best purchase I have made. My school does not have a laminator so it comes in handy for small items!! WOW!! Those are a lot of give aways!! I will have go check them out!
    Ms. Jones’ Junction

  8. Lisa, I think that the laminator is the best purchase I have ever made. I also LOVE using scented markers with the kids. In case you didn't know, you can also get scented dry-erase markers from Amazon. Being blind, my sense of smell is so highly developed, and the normal (unscented) Expo markers give me really bad headaches.

    I have lots of freebies on my blog if you all would love to come and check them out.

    Sharon Dudley, NBCT

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