Books & To Do List

Last week I bought....more books! Am I ever going to learn that I.don' on my bookshelves?  I've been searching for the deals everyone is getting in the Target dollar spots.  Finally, I found a Target with most of it!  Almost all of these books came from the Target dollar spot.

I picked this bucket up at the Dollar Tree.  Check back Monday for Monday Made It to see what I did with it!

And finally, I found the dry erase pockets EVERYONE is talking about! 
I am also linking up with Lorainne at Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies for the To Do linky party!  I have really needed to make a to-do list so I am glad this motivated me to do so.  It's for sure a work in progress and I'm sure more will get added.
1.  Dust classroom easel
2.  Sort box of inside recess games & put in bottom of easel
3.  Unpack last box of materials
4.  Organize and sort new books
5.  New bookshelf?
6.  Check all computers
7.  Find a place for my radio, writing prompts, and treat bucket
8.  Finish re-do of stool
9.  Make multiple nametags with student names
10. Get white folders for students and label
11. Write names on nametags
12. Make graded papers folders for students
13. Put nametags on desks and in cubbies
14. Organize my new area (going desk-less this year!)
15. Make labels for FMJ's and other journals
16. Write birthdays on birthday poster
17. Make Welcome to 4th Grade brochure
18. Buy snacks and bags for first day gift
19. Put up class helpers and ambassador nametags
20. Decide introductory activity
21. Make class schedule
22. Finish borders throughout my classroom
23. Mail postcards?
24. Copy small group plan outline
25. Re-do "I'm Done. What do I do?" poster
26. Take tote of materials to school and put up

Oh mercy!  Time to get started on this to-do list! 


  1. Eeeek! Your to do list wears me I haven't put mine on paper yet....that makes it reality and overwhelming....I'm still a little in! Can't wait to see what you make with that bucket...I need to get moving. I don't have my stuff done yet. Yikes:)

    4th Grade Frolics

  2. I am too nervous to make a To Do list. Last night I organized a box of 100 books I found hidden in my garage! There is sooo much to do!!!! I was looking at your #20, I just blogged about this.I have some great first day activities

    Have a good weekend!

    Fancy Free in Fourth

  3. Hi Lana!
    Thanks for linking up to my linky party! I started it thinking that writing a to do list will motivate me to start preparing but it just put me in panic mode. LOL! Can't wait to see what you are making with the bucket!
    Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies

  4. I am so glad to have found your blog! Seems that beginning of the year 'to do' list grows each day, doesn't it. I am your newest follower! I hope you can stop by my blog soon.

  5. Wow, your list is like the final stages of getting ready! Good for you. I haven't even been in my classroom yet. I'm sure it is a total wreck with furniture everywhere. Oh boy! And just remember... you can NEVER have too many books no matter what! :)

    The Teaching Thief

  6. Love your blog. I'm a first year teacher so I feel like I have a ton to do even things I don't KNOW to do.



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