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Update on Classroom Library and TpT Sale

My poor sweet little blog has been greatly neglected as of late.  School is starting up very, very soon so I'm sure my blogging mojo will be back soon as well.

I thought that I would give you an update on my classroom library project.  I finally got all my books logged into Booksource.  Now, I say finally but really it shouldn't have taken so long.  I guess I took the words "summer vacation" to heart and took my own sweet time.  All said and done, I entered over 575 books into Booksource.  I know that I did not bring home every single book in my classroom, so more will be added when I am able to get back into my classroom.  {Can I say I am super jealous of all of you who are able to get into your classroom early?  Hopefully on Monday I will be able to get my keys.}

I am beginning to sort my books now into different categories.  I have decided that I don't want to put all my books like in years past.  I feel like changing out the books monthly/seasonally will keep the library area fresh and new for the students.  I am using my scraproom {aka as the guest room} to sort my books.  {Really, this wasn't my first choice, but my husband apparently did not want the books in the dining room.  lol}

Once I have my books all sorted, I plan to use these buckets to put the books in.  I have had my old buckets for years and I wasn't a huge fan of them.  The books always fell down and it drove me nuts.  I saw on a blog {if it's yours, please let me know so I can give credit} that someone was using ice buckets as individual book boxes for students.  I loved this idea!  So I ran to Wal-Mart and bought out the ice buckets and then ran to another Wal-Mart to get more for a total of 15 buckets.  I then put this blue zebra ribbon around the top.  My theme for this year is zebra with blue, black and white as the accent colors.  This ribbon was perfect!!!  You should have seen my face when I saw it!  I am currently working on labels for my containers.  I have to wait until I am done sorting so I know what additional labels are needed.

Much to my amazement, surprise, and excitement I found this pillow at Anna's Linens!  Can you say perfect? I bought this large pillow and a smaller one for my library area.  I just love it matches my book buckets.  I can't wait to see these in my classroom!

I am excited to for the big Back to School sale on Teachers Pay Teachers.  My wishlist is quite long!!!  I probably won't be able to get everything, but I hope to put a dent in it!

Everything in my store will be on sale for 20% off.  Adding in the 10% that Teachers Pay Teachers is giving, that is a total of 28% off! {Make sure to use the code BTS12 when checking out.}

Thanks to A Turn to Learn for the cute graphic!
And if a sale wasn't good enough, how about a $25 gift certificate to Teachers Pay Teachers.  Tonya over at Tonya's Treats for Teachers is having a flash giveaway!  Run over right now to enter her drawing.  It ends tonight at midnight.

To finish up my post, I want to share a picture with you from this past week.  We went on vacation to San Diego and we took our son to the beach for the first time.  We weren't quite sure how it would go, but he loved it!  This is one of my favorite pictures from the whole trip!

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