I’m Baaaackkk!

I feel like I’ve fallen off the blogging/Tpt earth!  I’ve been so busy with assessing my kiddos for report cards and then Fall Break happened, so I decided to take some time off (oh and enter data for those report cards!).

We took a trip to IKEA and Jungle Jim’s (a grocery store destination in Cincinnati, OH that’s over 200,000 square feet of shopping space!!).

I got some new goodies at IKEA (a lots of food at Jungle Jim’s) and I wanted to share them with you:


I got this timer for $1.99 to help keep me on track during my small groups (I have this tendency to just keep talking!!), so this timer will help keep me on track!


I got 3 more packs of these bowls.  We use these for all kinds of things (sorting, observing critters, setting out materials for projects, individual supply bowls, etc.).  They are $1.99 for 6 of them and we’ve had our sets at home for 9 years now and they are not showing their age at all!  I like them because they are reusable and I can get enough for my entire class very cheaply.


I also got this spaghetti strainer last time I went and decided I needed another one for school.  This one fits perfectly in my classroom sink and we can drain things in it (paintbrushes!!) so they are not just sitting in the sink getting wet over and over again!IMG_1103

Lots of people have asked where I got my supply baskets and I got them at IKEA during my summer trek there.  They were $4.99 each I think and they are holding up very well.  The only change we made to the baskets was that we put the scissors and glue into the ziploc containers and put the crayons into the cups (that I also got from IKEA–I got 3 more sets of these cups this time, they are so handy!).


What are your favorite purchases from IKEA?

Kristen 🙂

About Kristen Poindexter

I am the 2014 National Shell Science Teacher, 2014 PAEMST Awardee for Science, and a Kindergarten teacher who blogs about my adventures in teaching!

Posted on October 12, 2013, in IKEA. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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