Sunday, June 24, 2012

Favorite Finds

I'm linking up with Ladybug's teacher files. She wants us to tell her about our favorite teacher finds.
My favorite place to shop before the new school year is Star Fall. They have the best practice books with journal prompts. I buy these every year. 

Have you used these pencils??? I have to say these are the BEST pencils by far that I have ever used. I seriously order about a 1,000 every year. They hardly ever break and the tip is in the middle of the pencil. I've bought other pencils that the tips are constantly breaking or the lead isn't in the center of the pencil and it never sharpens quite right.

I love this journal. It has blank writing pages with an area to have them draw a caption.
This is such a nice dictionary. I have students write words they can't spell  and they can use it as a reference later when they are doing writer's workshop.
I've mentioned these in a previous post but I just think they 're hilarious
This is the BEST pencil sharpener. It is quiet and it sharpens the pencils better than any pencil sharpener I have used before. I can't wait to find out what other teacher finds there are. You should link up too. 


  1. What pencils are those? The picture is pixilated and after trashing about 1,000 pencils that fell apart this year I'm on the search for some good ones! :) Thanks!

    1. They are through Starfall's shop. I'm not kidding they're seriously the best pencils I have ever used.

  2. Where did you get the goggly eyes and what are you going to use them on?
    :) Patty

  3. Love the goggly eyes. I am your newest follower. I would love to have you stop by my blog.


  4. Starfall is the best. I didn't even know about their store until last year. I had a student who need a lot of intervention and a super sweet teacher passed on some extra books she had. They worked out perfect as an extra supplement for her :)

    Dirty Hands and Lesson Plans

  5. I didn't know that that star fall had a store. Thanks for sharing, I will have to go check them out.


  6. Thank you for linking up!! I got those same pencils last year and you are so right--they are excellent! Thanks again :) :)

  7. That was my question too . . . the Starfall shop, huh? I just have to try out these pencils now :) Thanks for sharing. Your blog is super cute :)

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

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    Queen with Class

  9. Wow, I had no idea Starfall had a store! I'll have to check it out (especially those pencils)! I'm your newest follower :)

    Living A Wonderful Life

  10. We LOVE Starfall but had no idea they even had a store! We hear ya about a good pencil! There are always terrible ones that just have one side that sharpens. What's with that?! Thanks for sharing-we'll be heading over for some pencil shopping!
    ~Christy & Tammy

  11. Wow, thanks for sharing! I just found your cute blog and am a new follower! Stop by if you have a chance :)
    Tori's Teacher Tips

  12. I am your newest follower, stop on by sometime I blog at

    Thanks for the pencil tip, I get so tired of sharpening pencils, morning, noon and night. I am going there right now.


  13. OMG ! All these years of going to Starfall, and I'm just now finding out about a shop! Wow! I've been busy shopping for school too!

    Waving from The Teacher's Chatterbox,

  14. I just checked out the Starfall store. Can't wait to try the pencils! I have a question about the Writing Journal...Is it spiral bound? I can't tell from the pictures.
    Thanks! Pam

  15. The pencils sound great ... you mean "lead" right? Thanks for the tip!


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