Sunday, August 11, 2013

I Love a Bargain! and Monday Made It {a day early August 11}

I live in Northeast Ohio, and this weekend is Teacher Appreciation Days at JoAnn Fabrics and Office Max in our area.  I love bargain hunting (and shopping in general), so these types of promotions bring me in every time.

I met a friend and her family in Columbus yesterday to do some shopping at JoAnn's.  I have a couple projects in mind for home and for school.  I purchased: 6.5 yards of fabric, 6 yards of cord, 4 packs of pipe cleaners, beads, a pack of name tags, patterned card stock, 2 shadow boxes and an 18x24 canvas for $60.  I saved $78! Very happy camper coming out of JoAnn's yesterday.  You can still get 25% off your purchase for Teacher Appreciation Days at JoAnn's through the end of today.

This morning I stopped at Office Max. I got my free teacher tote bag and a little coupon book for future use.  I purchased: 2 big pad Post-It notes (11x11), 3 composition books (which I had cut in half), 10 packs of index cards and 20 packs of filler notebook paper for $6.61!  The index cards and filler paper are on sale for a penny this week with a $5 purchase.  Post-It notes are buy one get one free (even these big guys).  Office Max is giving 25% off for Teacher Appreciation Days through tomorrow.

One happy shopper right here!

Also linking up with Monday Made It posted a day early.

I did some cooking and baking again.  This time it was blackberry bread.  It was quite tasty!

I wanted you to see all the blackberry goodness!

I've been plugging away at the math bracelets I saw on the Math Coach's Corner blog a few weeks ago. I chose to use all the same color beads and make each pipe cleaner different.  Each number has a color of pipe cleaner (all 10s are pink, all 9s are green, etc).  I am storing a class set of bracelets in a pencil pouch (found for a penny at Office Max a week or two ago).  I'm hoping these will provide us great number sense practice!  

Make sure you head over to Tara's blog and check out the last Monday Made Its of the summer!

Any thoughts on how to use big Post-It notes with kindergarten kiddos?  I'd love to hear your ideas!


  1. Wow!! I love it! I am such a bargain hunter too. Garage sales are one of my favorite summer activities. I went to Joann's this week. My receipt said I saved 48 dollars! Woohoo!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Em! I need to start going to more garage I am missing! Or, on second thought, maybe I shouldn't start because it could get out of control :)


  2. Blackberry bread? YUM! I love blackberries! We got a new JoAnn's this month and I got my teacher toolbox there for 40% off. Loved that!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

    1. Hi, Alison! The blackberry bread is pretty tasty. Our JoAnn's is T-I-N-Y so I had to a big one whenever possible, especially when there is a good sale. Thanks for stopping by!