Monday, March 18, 2013

What's in the Box??


In my Five for Friday post last week, I mentioned that I got a box in the mail:


I LOVE getting mail.  Sometimes I order stuff just so I can have something to look forward to on my front steps!  The anticipation is just so exciting.
I was contacted by MPM School Supplies.  They asked me if I would go shopping in their store in exchange for a review.  My answer?  Of course!  Is there anything more exciting for an elementary school teacher than shopping for school supplies?!

The prices at MPM are so affordable.  They offered me $25.00 and look at all the stuff I was able to get!



My students love to play games in our classroom.  Luckily there are a lot of games involved in our math curriculum!  However, those dice?  They are LOUD!  I hear them bouncing across desks...onto chairs...and onto the floor.   Then I discovered these foam dice from MPM School Supplies.

 And they came in their own ziploc baggie for storage!

I have started hanging up my pocket charts on my {magnetic} whiteboards.  Pocket charts can be a tad heavy, especially when there are things in the pockets.  I've been using about 5 magnets per chart to hold them up.  I ran out of magnets!  So I searched for some magnetic hooks and I was pleasantly surprised with the colorful magnetic hooks:

Nothing says "elementary school" like some bright colors!  When they arrived, I couldn't wait to try them out.  Of course it was a Saturday and I was nowhere near school.  So I put it to the test with some household supplies.  I hung up my {very} heavy wintercoat and those things did not move an inch!


I will warn you, though, not to put them too close together.  I did...and then I couldn't get them apart!  They are that strong.  Husband to the rescue!

One thing that I use all the time in my classroom are lined notepads.  They are perfect for sending notes home to parents.  They are smaller than notebook paper so it's easier to store.  I am pretty picky, however, and I need to have lines on my notepads.  I found the perfect one from MPM!



I seem to have developed a new love for anything puppy related.  And how cute is this Paw Prints Notepad??  The website also has a lot of matching teacher supplies!




Magna Borders are my newest favorite teacher supply.  They are borders that are magnetic!  I bought them over the summer at another teacher store and covered my back wall in them.  I was missing a few feet, but I just used a desk to cover up the missing area.


Then I discovered that MPM had the same exact ones!  I was so excited!  My whole white board is finally covered!



The MPM website is extremely easy to use.  The search engine was my favorite part.  I was able to put in an item and the results were exactly what I was looking for.  The website is organized by department making it easy to find an item.  The shipping was free and quick!  My items arrived in less time than I thought -awesome!

Now here's a little treat for you!  10% off the first 10 orders!  Go grab this deal quick!!

Also, have you heard of Educents??


Starting on April 2nd, they will be featuring daily deals on education-related products for 30-90% off.  It reminds me of Groupon, but for educators!  Sign up today to get a $10 gift card!

3 comments:

  1. I ordered from MPM too! Love their stuff. You got some great things. :)
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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  2. SO excited about the magna borders! I need some stronger hook magnets too. Those colorful ones are too cute!
    Sarah
    Sarah's First Grade Snippets

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  3. Hi Sarah! Just ran across your review and wanted to say thanks again for taking part in our promotion! It looks like you found some fun products to use in the classroom :) {I teach a Wednesday night class at my church and I know EXACTLY what you mean about using regular game dice! Is it sad that it never occurred to me to search for foam ones?! Great find!}

    We're thrilled that you had a positive shopping experience with MPM School Supplies! We know that you're busy and, even though shopping can be fun, we recognize that it still adds an entry on the ever-growing to do list - so thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to check out our teacher store and share about your experience!

    We hope you enjoy your purchases!

    Have a lovely week & happy learning!
    Kayla

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