Giving Back with Classroom Goodies

Not long ago I was contacted by Office Depot to help them celebrate something pretty special!  Office Depot decided to focus on TEACHERS and ALL the incredible things teachers do each day to enrich the lives of their students and give of themselves to their students!  

Take a look at this...

I wanted to become a teacher because I LOVED children.  I wanted to help them learn how to read and write!  I wanted them to LOVE learning and become curious about things they didn't know about.  I strive each day to make my students excited about learning and most of all I try to make learning F.U.N. and hands-on!  I try to INSPIRE them each day and help them to rise to the challenges that they come to... I am a TEACHER!
And if YOU are a TEACHER you do the same thing each day and
that is why Office Depot is celebrating and giving back to

Office Depot gave me some goodies to help them spread the word about their Teachers Change Lives campaign { #teacherschangelives} and there is a goodie for you at the end....Keep reading!

Growing up, I always wanted to be a teacher...ALWAYS.  I have never wanted to be anything else.  On Sunday mornings, my dad would take me to the local stationary store so he could get his Sunday paper and he would always let me pick something to buy as a treat.  Chocolate or candy...NOPE!  I would choose crayons, markers, highlighters, fun colored pens...anything school supply related so I could come home and play school...and now I get to do this EVERY DAY for REAL :)

Check out the F.U.N. goodies Office Depot sent me.... EEEEK!
I am like a kid again :) kiddos LOVE them..and so do I!  We use highlighters almost every day during reading groups to highlight bold words, definitions, important facts, and especially when we do our Close Reading activities to show where we find the answers in the text.

Next up...EXPO.  Yep, I LOVE these too!  I am a dry-erase teacher.  My students use independent dry-erase boards everyday.  I use them during reading groups AND during math groups.  We write down the connections we make about the texts we are reading and I always use them for quick checks during math.  Sometimes at the end of a math lesson, I will do a quick review and throw out some questions for them to solve on their white boards using their dry-erase markers and then when they complete the questions, they hold them under their chin to show their answers.  It's quick, easy, FUN, green (no wasted paper), and efficient!

Next up...SHARPIES!  If you are a teacher.  I am sure you are OBSESSED love can you not!  The colors, the perfect tips that allow you to write beautifully...heaven I tell ya!
I use my Sharpies to make my name tags for my students desks and I also use them for my anchor charts during lessons.  There are sooooooo many colors to choose a kid in a candy store :)

Paper Mate FLAIRS.... These are the ONLY markers that I use for grading papers!  I don't always use red!  I love using the blue and green for marking papers as well.  Sometimes my students use these flairs while they are proofreading their writing and will write their edit marks for capitalization, spelling, grammar, and punctuation so when they are writing their final drafts they SEE where they need to make their edits for the final draft.

Pens...gotta love them! These Inkjoy pens are my new OBESESSION! They write and glide across the page beautifully!  I LOVE to write in my planbook using different colored helps me to stay organized by subject and it is just "pretty" and what kind of elemetary school teacher would I be if I didn't like to write my lesson plans in specific colors :)  These pens are AWESOME!!!!  They write very smoothly...a teacher's dream!

Kid in a candy store....that's what I am when it comes to new school supplies and Office Depot does it right.  They have wonderful deals during this Back to School time and they have a SPECIAL DEAL just for Y.O.U.!

Some special discounts just for YOU, click HERE!!!

Thank You for stopping by my blog today to learn a bit about how Office Depot is celebrating ALL that TEACHERS DO each day and how they change and enrich the lives of their students.

And Y.O.U. are one of them...You enrich and change the lives of the students you touch each day with your words, lessons, and care....You ROCK and Office Depot agrees!

and you are part of that!  Be PROUD!

Thank you to Office Depot for giving me the opportunity to take part in this incredible campaign to celebrate teachers!  

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I received these products to help facilitate this review and was compensated by Office Depot for my time.