Saturday, June 23, 2012

School's Out and Schools In...

School ended yesterday and the timing coudln't be better.


"Just" a cold but one that has packed such a punch, I ache all over.

So, I've been lazing about thinking about NEXT year already. I am switching buildings and my new classroom has no area rug. UGH!

You see, that is the one item (next to small whiteboards and document camera!) that I cannot live without.
So I won't.

I just ordered this baby from

They had the best price (by hundreds of dollars!) that I could find.  For $325 (with delivery!) it could be yours, too.

Now that is some serious cash, isn't it?  The good news and the bad news:  my sweeties gave me a Visa giftcard at Christmas and another one at the end of the year that will not only cover it, but will leave me with some money left over.  So that is very, very good.

The bad news is that I won't be getting a few items from Brighton that I had planned on splurging on with the money.  Sigh.

My love affair with this carpet came about around ten years ago when I was a K-5 media specialist and was allowed to order it. When I returned to the classroom, I used giftcards to buy the small one since I couldn't take the one in teh library with me. (LOVE those gift cards!)  But when I left the classroom, I gave it to my sister-in-law who opened up a gym since I knew it would be great for her kiddie room.

I could get it back but 1. I know she needs it, and 2. I want the 30 dot one like I had in the library.

What's so great about this carpet?  Since my firsties spend so much time on the carpet, it so helps with classroom management.  Makes carpet time a breeze.  Everyone has their own space AND there's no traffic jams getting up/sitting down to go to easel, bathroom, etc.  My green and red dots step to outside "free" aisle and can easily walk and my orange and yellow dots have the purple dot aisle which I leave open for that very purpose.


So ordering it today not only brought me peace of mind for next year, It made me feel better.


Now that school is over, I am planning on blogging AND reading more blogs on a regular basis.  The last few months were sort of me getting my feet wet!

Hope the sun is shining where you are and you're feeling peachy keen!


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    1. Thanks! I already do feel a bit better today. Sleep can work wonders!

  2. I have this one and I love it.
    We sit on the front,back and middle's perfect.
    I also love that we can sit around the edge (off the rug) and I have them sit so that one of the dots is their "table"..this works great so what ever we are counting or using stays on just their "table".
    My kids always correct me because I say Class sit in circle and they say "No, sit in a rectangle"...I just love my kinders!!
    Enjoy your new rug I know you will:)
    Nothing like getting something you have wanted for awhile to make you feel better too!

    1. LOVE the table idea! I never thought of that!



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