Monday, February 15, 2010

Sometimes Bigger IS Better

Man, do I need to get me some focus!  Maybe it's baby brain, maybe it's being insanely bored with  my dissertation topic, maybe it's not being in a classroom filled with the energy of small people.  Whatever it is, I find myself distractedly clicking on anything all things shopping.  It's like I'm on some kind of epic quest to spend money or something.  Like I'm in withdrawal from the madness that was holiday spending.  Like I can fit in regular clothes.  Like I don't have a mountain of things that I will have to buy soon  enough for the soon-to-arrive Mini Mimi.  Like I can afford it.

So I rationalized.  Because I'm good at that.  I rationalized that it's been awhile since I've posted something deliciously and organizationally nerdy and therefore I needed to spend time online browsing.  NEEDED TO.  I mean it's been at least a few weeks since I showed you the ways of these folders.  (Hello lovers...)

Oxford 8-Pocket Organizer Folder - MulticolorCarolina Pad "Hot Chocolate" 8-Pocket Organizational Folders, 6-Count, 2 Each of 3 Designs, 20621Carolina Pad Eye Candy 8-Pocket Organizational Folders, Assorted Designs, 9.75 inch x 11.25 inch, 6 Count (25520)

Or introduced to the wonder that is the retractable dry erase marker.


Expo Click Retractable Low Odor Fine Tip Dry Erase Markers, 6 Fashion Color Markers (1751667)Expo Click Retractable Low Odor Chisel Tip Dry Erase Markers, 12 Black Markers

Or rocked your socks off (or at least my socks were rocked) by the introduction of the Stainless Steel Sharpie to our hearts and lives.

Sharpie Stainless Steel Fine Point Permanent Marker (1747388)

And then I saw these.  And I was all, "What the deuce?  Are these?  Could it be?"

Jumbo Stick-It Notes

JUMBO POST IT NOTES!!!

JUMBO, people!  They are roughly 12 inches x 12 inches - so smaller than your sticky chart paper but bigger OH SO MUCH BIGGER than a regular Post It.  The possibilities feel endless.  I think I may immediately purchase these and post reminders to myself around the house about HOW BADLY I JUST NEED TO GRADUATE.

But I'm also fantasizing about my classroom.  I'm imagining impromptu and moveable word walls, interactive math problems that can be easily moved around the classroom, directions for centers, reminders for my more forgetful friends...

Dissertation what?

On each glorious pad, there are 80 (yes I said EIGHTY!) sticky notes.  At least now my mind is wandering away from the amazing sales at JCrew and over to the possibilities...all those endless possibilities.

3 comments:

Sarah said...

you rock. thanks. :) i am THE nerd who gets excited about organizational posts like these.

Ginger Snaps said...

I'm kind of obsessed with post-its so I am looking forward to purchasing some of these bad boys! I can already envision the awesome ways in which I can use them in my classroom! So excited!!

Kristi said...

And I was thinking that I was the only one with a (mild) obsession with office supplies. Jumbo post-its? My heart is all a-flutter...

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