Back to School Blog Hunt and SALE!

 I know that most of you are probably reading this DAYS later because you were busy on August 12th and 13th at the SALE.

 What sale?

If you are actually reading this on the 12th and have SOMEHOW missed the information...

Cute graphic courtesy of Ashley Hughes from The School Supply Addict

Yes, you can save up to 28% at many stores including mine.   All items in my store are 20% off and then TPT will add an extra 10% off using the coupon code BTS12.

 Now, on to the blog hunt....... 

 It's Day 12 of the Back To School Blog Hunt!

I officially go back in two days!  Two days!!! I can hardly believe it.  I'm excited, though.  This is always and exciting time of the year.  It's like we get to start everything new again.  I love new beginnings.

One of my favorite things to do is to meet my kids on registration day.  

When they walk in the room, I want them to feel at home.  This year, I've spent quite some time redecorating my room in hopes that everyone will feel right at home.  I hope it's cozy and inviting to all.

I've tried to make everything fun... all the way down to the hand sanitizer bottles.  Yep, I'm that twisted.  Have you seen those on Pinterest yet?  They are the bottles that also serve as passes.  The students put them on their desk as they leave the room.  Then, when they come back in, they put it back up AFTER making sure they use it.  Brilliant. 

Here's my take on the passes.  I hope you can use them, too.

You may download a copy of your own from TPT or TN for free :)  (If you are new to my blog, while you are at my stores, look around...I have a TON of freebies!)
When a student leaves the room to go to the restroom, I am also going to have them sign out on these sign out boards.

These are two melamine plates on sale from Hobby Lobby.  They can be written on with dry erase marker and then wiped clean when the child returns.  Cool, huh?  I love my little pom pom on the dry erase maker.

So, how do you monitor restroom procedures?  I'd love to hear your ideas.

If you haven't already, make sure you click on the links below to travel along with all of us in our Back to School Blog Hunt!

Happy Blog Hunting :)


  1. Oh my goodness, I don't know what a melamine plate is but I know that I need them!! They match my classroom theme PERFECTLY! Hobby Lobby you say..was this a recent find? Love it!!

    ❤ -Stephanie
    Falling Into First

    1. Basically, plastic plates. Yes, they were at Hobby Lobby in the Spring clearance items. But, I've seen them hurry!


  2. I love the plates! We are a creative bunch, huh? Almost anything can be turned into a dry erase board... :)

    What is the thingie holding up the marker by the plates? Cool!

    Inside this Book

  3. I hot glued a heavy duty magnet onto the dry erase marker. We'll do anything with a glue gun, too :)

  4. LOVE this idea!!! Would you be able to share the "Restroom Sign-out" sign? Thank you!!!


  5. Soooooo, I've been thinking I needed to do these labels, for realy, because the bathroom has become very popular in my class recently. And, are they really washing their hands (blech!). I'm so glad you just posted this ate classroom freebies too because you just made it that much easier for me to just DO IT instead of being lazy... ;O)

    Thank yoooooooooooooooooou!
    Collaboration Cuties

  6. Do you have the bathroom signout sign available for download?

  7. Hi! I love your "Bathroom Sign-out" sign .... do you have this available anywhere??? :)