Wednesday, July 23, 2014


I'm linking up with Jameson at Lessons for Coffee to share my SLANTbox!  For those of you who don't know what a SLANTbox is, head over to Lessons with Coffee to learn all about it.  I didn't know what it was just 3 weeks ago, and here I am, already opening my first box!  

My box came from Amber at Creative Upper Grades.  I know I've mentioned her before, but seriously you guys, I was SO lucky to get such a perfect match.  We had so much in common, and during our emails, I found myself telling (and asking!) things I normally may not have to a near stranger.  Seriously Amber, how much fun was this month?  I'm sad it's over so we don't have a reason to email anymore... not that'll stop me BTW.  :)

Here's what was in the box!  It was all wrapped in perfectly SUNSHINEY yellow tissue paper and each part had a sweet note attached.  Side note: how great is that pen???

This collection of things are PERFECT for school, and went straight into my "bring to school when you go there" drawer.  I was running out of notepad pages at school in the spring and intended to buy more this summer - but now I don't have to!  That note pad is perfect for reminder notes, quick notes home, and even grocery lists!  There are also some really cool smelly markers - they were ALL THE RAGE in my class this year, so I know they'll make me extra popular in the fall.  :)

Amber also sent this great roll of duct tape and these highlighters.  We never even talked about how much I like highlighting things - my plan book is a hot mess of post its and highlighter - I love how it looks when I open it when it's all colorful.  Clearly she just gets me.  :)

The note on these two things said "something only a teacher could love" which was SO right!  These clothespins are AWESOME.  They're bedazzled (I love being fancy!) and I'll use them to hang my class rules on my board!  I had been thinking about what to hang them up with, and now that problem is solved! And I never have enough Clorox wipes.  I'm not sure any teacher does!  My school provides some, but I'm always adding them to my grocery list...

She even sent something for my little guy!  How sweet is this construction hat and tools?  I've got to try to get a picture of him in it to send to Amber.  

I'm sending a box this week to Courtney at Ramona Recommends.  I've been getting it all together, and am so glad to see what was in Amber's box - helps me to know I am on the right track with what I've come up with!

THANK YOU so much Amber!!!
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  1. COFFEE flavored yogurt? Interesting! I’m gearing up for a big giveaway on my blog on August 11 - come stop by so you don’t miss it!!
    Beyond The Gradebook

  2. Coffee flavored yogurt and chocolate chips. I think I love you. :) A few weeks ago on television, I saw a HEALTH EXPERT make plain oatmeal. Then she stirred in a tablespoon of peanut butter and a handful of chocolate chips. It's DEEEElicious!!! And healthy, right?



  3. So happy you liked everything. :))))