It’s not fair to categorize this as a “Garage Sale Haul” post (because none of this stuff came from garage sales) but I did have a fantastic weekend in which I got a huge haul of awesome things.
First things first, I found the perfect gold clutch at American Way (our go-to thrift store) for $3.50. The picture doesn’t do it justice, but it’s the clutch I’ve been looking for my whole clutch-collecting life.
Then today, my mom and I ventured downtown to The Last Bookstore, a used bookstore that was amazing and I was so grateful to have a disposable income because everything inside was so tempting. I came home with a bunch of stuff for me and my classroom.
We also went to a magical school supply place in Pasadena, where I stocked up on oversized construction paper (i.e. poster paper for my purposes), a bunch of stickers, and a whole lotta activity books (photocopyable!)
But most importantly, I acquired a new Dear America (Royal Diaries) book for my collection, yippeee!
Honestly, it was just so nice to get out of the house and visit somewhere new (the used bookstore). I forced myself not to think about work yesterday, so when I went to a cafe to work today, it was a much more enjoyable experience after having a mental break.
Curious about what my students are up to? Here are some sample of some Mesoamerican-themed student work 🙂
Mesoamerican Menu Project.
3D model for some students’ Aztec Religion presentation.
Pile o’ crowns for some other students’ Mayan Social Structures presentation (crowns = kings, no matter what culture you’re talking about if you’re in 7th grade).