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Summer Shopping Linky Party! (June edition)

June 24, 2012 27 Comments

Summer Shopping Linky Party! (June edition)

June 24, 2012 27 Comments
Hi guys!! So. You’re enjoying your vacations too much to even think of school, much less go classroom shopping, right?

I’m joking, I know so many of you have been shopping up a storm already! I have too and I’m looking forward to sharing my finds (I’m waiting until Monday because the UPS truck is making its weekly visit to my house tomorrow afternoon with something new for next year!).

Want to share your finds now? Join in the June edition of Summer Shopping…it will remain open for the rest of this month (more linkies to come in July and August)!

So come on and link up! Feel free to grab the button and share your scholarly splurges with the only people who will truly understand your need to spend for school–your teaching bloggy pals…



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  • Brandi June 24, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Thanks for hosting this. Will defintely come back to link up!

    Success in Second Grade

  • Amanda Leiter June 24, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    I can't wait to see what everyone is buying and add it to my long list of things to get for the classroom! Thanks for hosting the party!

    Teaching Chick

  • Stephanie @ 3rd Grade Thoughts June 24, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    I love this linky party- I am already thinking of what to buy for next month's 😉

    3rd Grade Thoughts

  • Lauren June 24, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Thanks for posting this! Such lovely timing, too, as I just bought some decorations for my classroom 🙂

    Adventures in Sixth

  • Elizabeth June 25, 2012 at 2:18 am

    Great idea…I've been doing so much shopping lately it's scary. I'll link up as soon as I take pictures of everything.


    Fun in Room 4B

  • TammySF. June 25, 2012 at 2:56 am

    I've posted about this on my other Facebook page:)

    1…2…3…Teach With Me

  • Brenda June 25, 2012 at 2:58 am

    30 composition books for 21 bucks! Yea!

  • HeiDee Bieber June 25, 2012 at 5:02 am

    Thank you for this post! I had so much fun looking at what other teachers were sharing! Boy, it sure takes the guess work out of finding some really neat deals! Most of all, I love that teachers are sharing with teachers! Thank you!

  • Tara June 25, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Hi my friend! You know I will be linking up this week. I just have my linky today:))) But I will be here….I LOVE shopping:)))

    4th Grade Frolics

  • Maggie at MKC! June 25, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    So glad you did this party again this summer! I have enjoyed seeing what everyone is buying, and think your linky may boost some sales in a few businesses!lol I am "wanting" the colorful plastic tubs with handles that are solid (not basket-like). I am hoping someone will find some, so I'll keep checking in! Thank you for posting to my blog too!!!
    Maggie’s Kinder Corner

  • mjfavre June 25, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Thanks for hosting this party! Can't wait to find some more things I "need" for my classroom.

    I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

  • Diane Hubacz June 25, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    I'm so excited to join my first Linky Party! Thanks for hosting!

    Teaching with Moxie

  • Kimberlee :) June 25, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    I cannot wait to join – took some of my finds to school, so I will have to sneak up there and get a few pics!!! Then, I will join in the fun!! YAY! How exciting!!

    Two Fulbright Hugs
    Teacher TimeSavers

  • Sara Soucy June 26, 2012 at 12:33 am

    Now I want to go shopping! I'll be back once my bags are full!

    Sara 🙂
    Smiling In Second Grade

  • Brittany June 26, 2012 at 2:17 am

    First I love this linky party and seeing what everyone is buying. But I have a newbie question. This is my first official linky party. I know how to get my post on your site here. But how do I get the picture you have to be on my blog but link back to this site?

    Hopefully that makes sense and someone can help me!! Thanks in advance!

    Stickers and Stamps

  • Fluttering Through First Grade June 26, 2012 at 3:03 am

    So Fun! Just hit the dollar store to cordinate and give our room a facelift and now we need to go back and pick up all the other fabulous ideas that everyone shared! Thanks for hosting!
    ~Christy & Tammy

  • The Hands-On Teacher June 26, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    I am all linked up! 🙂 Thanks for this great LINKY!
    The Hands-On Teacher in First!

  • Chrissy June 26, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Just linked up! Thanks for starting this!
    First Grade Found Me

  • Jessica Bennett June 26, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    I'm new to blogging…began last Thursday. I'd love to link up but don't know how to. Can someone help? 🙂


  • Heather at Teach It Today! June 27, 2012 at 9:21 am

    I love this! I have been redecorating my room to get ready for my July start date. I will link up tomorrow!

    Heather at TeachItToday!

    P.S. I would love it if you would check out my blog. I'm a big fan of yours!

  • Sheree Peterson June 27, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    What a fun linky party. Thanks!

  • Michelle Rist June 27, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Great idea for a linky! Thanks!

  • Nuts in a Tree June 30, 2012 at 12:33 am

    OMG, I have spent several days strolling through all the sites…found some great ideas and saved myself a fortune by letting everyone else shop. 🙂 Thanks so much for hosting this party!

    Rhonda 🙂

  • Rebecca July 1, 2012 at 12:09 am

    Thanks for hosting this fun linky party, Kristen! I've almost visited everyone…on my way back to visit more. Thanks again!

    Waving from The Teacher's Chatterbox

  • Mrs. Sheehan July 1, 2012 at 3:27 am

    Thanks for the fun linky party! I'm a new follower:)
    Mrs. Sheehan

  • Emily July 2, 2012 at 3:21 am

    I'm trying to find the post about cheaper laminating sheets – do you remember which one? Something about it not being the Scotch brand. I just bought that same laminator today… Thanks!

    I Love My Classroom

  • Homemade First Grade July 3, 2012 at 2:37 am

    I am new to blogging and I was wondering how do I get to the add the linky party to my blog?

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