Friday, August 24, 2012

Wishful Thinking

Happy Friday Everyone!
I'm having a lazy Friday evening at home catching up on blog reading, Friday Freebies (one day I will have one to share too:), and making a wishlist for my classroom. I'm sure I'm not alone in wishing that I had an endless budget to buy all of my dream classroom items.  There are soooooo many things I want that I know would get used.  I think I could spend $1000 on Melissa and Doug products alone.  I'm browsing through their products right now and slowly making a dream classroom list.  I'm sure I will purchase a few things once I receive my classroom budget for the year but I will also prioritize and many of my wishes will not be granted.   Leave a comment with what is on your dream classroom wishlist!  Here's some of what is on mine:
I saw this at Lakeshore today and I almost bought it but I've gotten into the habit of searching on Amazon on my phone before purchasing things to see if they're cheaper and of course it was.  I will probably buy this soon.  I have another thing that has these tasks on it but I think this one is more cute.

 I would buy ALL of their community helpers dress up clothing.  I don't have any dress up stuff and I think it would really be great for my students to help them make connections to what we're learning.  They may not understand pretend play but they can better understand what a vet does through demonstration using the items with teacher demonstrations.
I think this is super cute and it teaches a bit of cause and effect.  I have some students who are very low cognitively and I'm constantly looking for good ideas to help them learn new things.

I like that this puzzle is two steps for each piece.  It would be good for my kiddos who are good at basic puzzles but struggle with puzzles where they are putting pictures together.  

I'm sure I could create this myself using things I have but I think this is fun.  This would be one I would talk myself out of.

Well, my list could go on and on.  Don't forget to comment and let me know what you would buy for your classroom!


  1. I just found your blog through a comment you left on The Autism Helper blog! I just completed my autism certification and will be working with students with autism this year. I have in the past, but with more "high functioning" students than I will have this year. Check out my blog to follow along in my new adventure! :)

    P.S. Michaels craft store sells Melissa and Doug items & a lot of times they offer a 40% off one item coupon--I love to buy Melissa and Doug with that! Marshalls, TJ Maxx, & Homegoods are also great places to find discounted Melissa and Doug!

    Creating & Teaching

    1. Thanks for the tip and for following! I've followed you as well:)

  2. I love Melissa and Doug stuff too! You can find great deals on eBay too. =)

    I am happy to be your newest follower. I would love for you to hop over and visit me when you get the chance. =)

    Heather's Heart

  3. Thanks for following! I am now your newest follower:)