Fact number 2: My husband is a garage sale/thrifting guru. When you are married to someone who has this gift of finding "treasures" among "trash", you have no choice but to participate in the journey.
So at the end of this school year I had to move classrooms (mind you I had already moved mid year). I guess you could say I'm like a traveling gypsy. My new classroom has a perfect spot under the telephone for a small shelf. It only took 2 Saturday's to come across the perfect fitting shelf for my room which happened to look like this:
Don't you just love the sponged on tan and blues? mmmm good looking
Scored this one for 2 whole dollars:)
So after casting forth vision, here's what I decided to do with it.
bright blue, black and white plus some hot pink...
now that's more like it
I am quite obsessed with the top
Oh hey cool frame from Hobby Lobby
the black strips are....chalkboard!!! quotes, words, phrases, doodles
I love these blocks. great for list making
or if I feel generous, letting the students draw on my teacher shelf
Now head on over to
and check out some more trash to treasure creations.