Sunday, July 7, 2013

Summer Piles Linky

I found this cute linky party today over at Bunting, Books and Bainbridge and could not resist showing off my summer piles of teaching materials!  I have been enjoying seeing everyone's piles and reading all of their blogs!  It helps to know that my house is not the only one with piles of random teaching materials all over the place.  So here goes, check out my mess:

This may not technically count as a pile but it is definitely school stuff.  This little cabinet is a cool storage place for my kids school stuff and our arts and craft supplies.  As you can see they each have a drawer for their things with baskets for all the items that I find laying around the house.  This system works pretty well during the school year but now that it is summer, I have taken it over.  The plants and pets from my classroom live here for the summer.  Pancakes and Sprinkles (gerbils) also have taken over a shelf for their food and that big ugly bag is full of their bedding and other supplies!

 This pile of stuff is in my dining room and is a collection of empty containers that I am planning to find a use for this summer.  I love pringles cans for power towers and icing containers are great for holding dice, calling sticks pencils and other small items. 

The orange container is actually a drawer from my classroom that was a hot mess at the end of the year.  I brought it home and organized it one night while catching up on Grey's Anatomy!!

This pile is currently in my family room but moves between the family room and my office depending on where I am working at the time.  It is my plan books from last year, some laminating that still needs to be cut out, my ipad and my super important notebook where I keep all my different lists of things to do!  The best thing in this picture is my cute little kitten named Ollie!  We just adopted him from my teacher friend who found his litter abandoned in the woods behind her house. 
This pile is also in my kitchen.  In fact it is on top of the kitchen table.  It is my paint box and a few classroom crafts.  I already got the calling sticks painted so I can cross that off my summer list.  Next I will be painting the clothespins to use on my behavior chart next year. 
Make sure to check out the linky party and join in the fun!


  1. First of all- I LOVE that your kids have their own drawers! I'll have to remember that!!! Second... your cat is to stinkin' cute!

    Third... thanks for sharing your piles! Makes me feel better about mine!

    Thanks for linking up!

    *Bunting, Books, and Bainbridge*

  2. My cats do the same thing whenever I try to work! I always take it as a sign that it's not the time to work ;-)

    The Very Busy Resource Teacher

  3. KITTY! I love that sweet kitty!! My son who is allergic to cats is going to college in August...Guess who's getting a kitten? ME! We thought it would help our youngest get over the loss of her brother!
    Owl Things First