Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Awesome Resource

My state has this pretty awesome resource for teachers.  It is called Resources for Rhode Island Education.  It is a big warehouse full of amazing recycled products for teachers to use.  A lot of the products they have are items that stores and factories would normally throw away, but a teacher would love!  For example, they have HUGE piles of different size and color poster board.  They have ribbon, empty jewelry boxes, pieces of cloth, petri dishes, and so much random stuff.    It is a great place to get things for classroom projects.  

They also carry quite a few Avery products as well.  Binders, labels, post-its, business cards, postcards, etc.  Some of the items are individually priced but the products are mostly sold by weight.  They have a giant scale and you put everything you want on the scale and pay by the pound.

Today I walked out with this:

for only $2.00!!  It would have cost me over $25 at Staples.  They also accept donations, which I always give!  I am so thankful that I can get a lot of the resources I need (and many I don't!) from this place.  There really are people out there who want to help teachers!  Click here for more information.

In other news, I think I have a sticker problem:

I kinda organized it:

But I'm sure it will get messed up as soon as I touch it again!  I need a better way of storing my large collection of stickers.

Also, I have hit 400 blog followers and 100 FB followers (at the same time)!  Look for a giveaway soon!!


  1. Yay I'm 100 behind you. Just hit 300! I have a giveaway planned too.

  2. What great finds! :) That is a bargain for $2! Congrats on 400 & 100! :)
    Stories From Second

  3. Yay 400!!!!

    Jessica Stanford
    Mrs. Stanford's Class Blog
    PS If you haven't already joined my giveaway I would love to have you join!

  4. Yay for 400! I have 300 in my sights :)

    Really wish we had something like that here in Georgia! I hardly even have a teacher store anywhere close!


  5. Yay for 400 and wow...that's a great resource!


    Fun in Room 4B

  6. Congrats! Finally had time to find your blog. I am obsessed with your TPT stuff. You are very talented! Stop by my blog & say hi!
    Mel D
    Seusstastic Classroom Inspirations

  7. I'm officially following you as well! :) Yay! Thanks for following my very novice blog! I hope we can become great "bloging buddies"! :)

    Also, I was thinking about the sticker organization...I have the SAME problem. I typically end up throwing them in a box or small crate like you did. I was thinking about placing all my sticker sheets into plastic protector sheets. Doing it this way, I could organize it by type, seasons, etc. All the plastic protector sheets would then go into a binder or maybe a file folder? What do you think?

  8. Wow I wish we had a place like that! Nice score.
    Congrats on all your followers!
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers

  9. I just found you blog and started following you. Please check out my new blog. I am trying to make lots of new "2nd grade" friends.



  10. Also forgot to mention, We have an Avery place about 40 miles from where I live. About twice a year my principal writes them a letter and they let us bring a huge trailer to pick stuff up. They give it to us for free. It is usually binders, labels, page protectors, markers, paper shredders, small lamination machines, etc.


  11. I've heard of places like the one you describe above and wish there was one like that near me. What a wonderful resource! If you're looking for an idea for sticker organization, Teri from A Cupcake for the Teacher shared a really good (and simple) idea on her blog using a binder and plastic pocket dividers. This is her original post about it :)

    ❤- Stephanie
    Falling Into First

  12. Haha - ok, I know a sticker problem sounds serious, but it could be worse. And I'm so jealous of your lovely warehouse! I don't think I've heard of anything like that where I am. Boo.

    Buzzing with Ms. B

  13. I blogged about how I store my stickers. Come check it out.

    2B Honey Bunch
    The Best Endings
    The Honey Bunch Blog Design

  14. I'm your newest follower and a brand new blogger. I would love for you to check out my blog -

    Teaching Maddeness


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