Back to school fever seems to have gripped the nation! I know some schools go back next week but I have 3 more blissful weeks left! However, I am already headed into back to school mode and spent this morning shopping and creating. I have many more made its to accomplish before back to school but today I want to share with you one I managed to get done today. When you are done head over to 4th Grade Frolics for a lot of back to school inspiration.
I was cruising around the dollar store this morning getting my back to school organizational essentials. I was thinking about all the things I needed to get done at home and in my classroom before I have even less time. One thing I had been thinking about was creating an emergency box of essentials to keep in my classroom. I have had various supplies stuffed into my filing cabinet for years but I really wanted to do this in a more organized fashion. Because I have already dropped a lot of my own cash on classroom essentials, I wanted to keep this low budget. I picked all of this stuff up at the Dollar Tree and the grand total was $10 and about 10 minutes of time.
Here is the list of essentials I included:
- Plastic box to hold it all
- Mini sewing kit
- Cough drops
- Travel toothbrush & toothpaste
- Mini hairbrush & hair ties
- Sugar free gum
- 2 kinds of hair clips
- Mini deodorant
This covers the essentials for me! I will be set when I leave the house without brushing my hair or when I finish my coffee on the way to work and really need to brush my teeth. It will also be great to have a sewing kit because I have been known to rip off buttons or seams while at work. I also but in the essentials for when I am not feeling well. I am feeling much more prepared for back to school! This would also make an excellent gift for a teacher friend. I made one for a friend who is starting her first teaching job. It includes the same things I put in mine, and I just tied a little bow around it for presentation.
What are you working on this week?