I don't really have a whole lot planned for this weekend. I've had friends in town the past two weeks / weekends, so I haven't had a lot of down time at home to just chill. I've been fighting a cold since last Friday as well and I think my body is craving some extra rest and relaxation. I'm hoping to get around to a couple small school-related projects that I got from Pinterest. If I actually get around to that, I'll be sure to share some pics! I'm also planning on FINALLY taking down my Christmas decor here at home. Between my friends and my cold I haven't had the time or energy to get that accomplished yet!
Target shopper, I wanted to share that their dollar section has some good buys for the classroom right now. I've noticed the last couple years they bring out a small assortment of school items again during winter. They had the plastic book / magazine bins (you can see mine in use here and here and in my friend's classroom here), stickers, stamps, notepads, and quite a few other organization and office supplies. I've been really good about not spending money on school items the past few months, but I did pick up a few goodies for a buck each: Pink plastic file organizer, 2 2-packs of file folders, 1 package of stickers, and 3 nonfiction books.
I try to pick up these little nonfiction books whenever Target carries them. We're a Literacy First school and we're supposed to have a research station for our students. These books are great for that. I usually have the kids fill out a little one-page nonfiction book report (do a Google search for non-fiction book reports and you'll find a ton of goodies). We're also supposed to have a classroom library of 60% nonfiction. My classroom library is far FAR from that, but these little books are a great budget friendly addition. They vary in difficulty, but thankfully, most of the ones I've run across are just right for most of my third graders. I've probably accumulated 20 - 30 of these books over the past year or so since Literacy First made its way into our lives.
So, what are your weekend plans? Are you going to be productive, lazy, or both?