Friday, February 17, 2017

Financial Friday Tip

Financial Friday Tip

If you find yourselves overspending on your classrooms each month, you might want to try the cash envelope system. It's a very simple method, but takes some discipline. On payday, decide on a realistic budget for your classroom for the month. Take out that amount of cash you want for your classroom at the start of the month and use only that cash for your classroom supply purchases. Once the cash is gone, your classroom supply spending is done for the month. This method works as it holds you accountable and makes you plan on what you really need for the month. Also, when you make a purchase, it gets you thinking if the items really are needs or just wants.

I tend to overspend on groceries and so I have started to use this method for my grocery shopping and it is really helping me save money and stick to my budget. I always check to see what freezer food and pantry food I already have and then meal plan around that as well as what is on sale for the week. 

I'm sure a majority of you already budget and use some kind of system to help you stay on track, but I just wanted to share this tip with you in case it might help. 

Teachers, if you have any tips to share with us on how you avoid overspending on your classrooms, please comment below. Also, if you like the idea of doing Financial Friday tips, please like my post and I'll be happy to share other ideas if you'd like or ideas you have to share with us!

Also, if you did like this tip, be sure to check out the Dave Ramsey website and other sources I really enjoy watching right now include: Pennies into Pearls; Lydia Senn Youtube channel; Corina Madariaga Youtube channel and Rachel Cruze!!

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Roundup of Teacher Giveaways for January 2017

Teachers, here's a roundup list of teacher contests going on! Enter the ones you want!!

Gopher Sport: Enter to win a 10 player set of floor hockey sticks!

PE Central: Enter to win a set of 6 inflatable cone crossbars!

Slinky: Enter to win a Light Up Slinky and a Sound FX Slinky.

Buzz Bee Toys: Enter to win 1 of 5 Air Warriors Ultra-Tek Destiny Blasters.

Horace Mann Extra Credit Giveaway: Enter to win a Fitbit Flex 2 Fitness Tracker.

K12 Blueprint: Enter to win an ASUS Chromebook for your classroom.

Dollar Days: Enter to win a $500 shopping spree for your favorite nonprofit! (If you don't have one, consider nominating Right Road Kids!! :)

Avady Clothing: Enter the New Year New Teacher $250 Giveaway!

Super Teacher Worksheets: Enter to win an Interactive 2 in 1 Classroom Globe.

BuyOnlineNow: Enter to win a Red Swingline Stapler.

Shoplet: Enter to win a backpack full of Pentel products.

MyOfficeInnovations: Enter to win a backpack with Pentel products.

Zebra Pen: Enter to win $100 worth of Zebra Pens.

The Illustrated Classroom: Enter to win a class set of pencils.

The Mailbox Blog: Enter to win over $100 worth of prizes.

The Mailbox: Enter the many Mailbox Giveaways going on!

WeAreTeachers: Enter the Gigantic Math Teaching WeAreTeachers Giveaway.

Teacherlists: Enter to win a Classroom Survival Kit.

Teacherlists: Enter to win your classroom wish list.

Saddleback Educational Publishing: Enter to win a set of free books.

Enslow Publishing: Enter to win $100 worth of free books.

Modern School Supplies: Enter to win Teacher of the Month and $50 credit to Modern School Supplies.

Super Duper Publications:  Enter to win a $100 Super Duper Publications gift card

Partypalooza Teacher Giveaway: Enter to win a $100 gift certificate from Partypalooza.

Inspired2Educate Teacher Giveaway: Enter to win $2,000 in scholarships.

eSpecial Needs Monthly and Weekly Giveaways

Educents: Enter the Educents Friday Giveaway

Makerspace Giveaway: 4 winners!!!

Ellison Giveaway: Enter to win a $77 Ellison gift card!

Edutopia: Enter to win a 3Doodler Start Full EDU Bundle.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Our Modern School Supplies Teacher Giveaway Winner!!

Thanks so much to everyone who entered our exciting Modern School Supplies Teacher Giveaway over the Christmas Break! We had a great turnout!

Congratulations: Niki Jean!! Niki, be on the look out for an email from me on how to claim your prize!

A huge thank you to Modern School Supplies for generously sponsoring our teacher giveaway over the break!! Be sure to keep up with them at their facebook page!

Monday, December 26, 2016

Modern School Supplies Teacher Giveaway

Teachers, we are partnering this week with the wonderful Modern School Supplies, Inc to offer you a chance to win some glue sticks and pencils for your classroom!!

Modern School Supplies has an amazing selection of classroom supplies you will want to check out for your classrooms for the new year! They have everything from art supplies to science supplies to storage supplies and more...

Each month, they also have a teacher of the month contest where a lucky teacher is picked to win $50 credit to shop on their website and be featured on their website and monthly newsletter. Head over to the Modern School Supplies website to get entered to win and to learn more.

Modern school supplies is currently offering free shipping this week through Dec. 31st on your orders when you use code SHIP4FREE at checkout. Good for continental US addresses. (oversized, palletized or orders that require specialized shipping do not qualify for the free shipping.)

Modern School Supplies Teacher Giveaway

Teachers, for a chance to win glue sticks and pencils for your classroom, please fill out the Giveaway Form below! Our giveaway is open to continental US.

Our giveaway will end Sunday, Jan. 1st and a winner will be picked Monday, Jan. 2nd.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

November Giveaways for Teachers!

Teachers, here's a list of contests you might want to enter this month for your classrooms!!

Head over to Illustrated Classroom to enter to win 60 glue sticks for your classroom! Ends Nov. 30th.

Head over to Zebra Pen to share a photo of you finding your Zen for a chance to win a 12 packs of Sarasa Fineliner Pens for your classroom! 5 photos will be randomly picked at the end of November.

Head over to BuyOnlineNow to enter to win a Purell Pal Bottle Kit for your classroom! Ends Nov. 30th.

Head over to Class Trips to enter to win a $50 Amazon gift card for your classroom! Ends Nov. 30th.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

The Original Switch Witch Teacher Giveaway

Teachers, I have a fun giveaway for you this month in celebration of Halloween! Traditions are the spice of life and I want to introduce you to an exciting Halloween tradition that would be fun for your classroom or school library!

Bring the Switch Witch to your classroom or school library and your students will love the excitement your new little visitor brings. During the month of October, hide your little witch in a new place each day and your students will enjoy the challenge of looking for her. You could also have students give suggestions to put in a jar where they think the witch should hide in the classroom. You could use it in helping with creative writing, having your students write or draw in their journals about the adventures their Switch Witch would go through by themselves or with the student. There's lots of fun things you could bring to your classroom with the Switch Witch. The family tradition of the Switch Witch is on Halloween night, your children will leave their candy with their witch before going to bed and then when they wake in the morning the Switch Witch will have left them a prize in exchange for their candy. So, even though it's meant as a family tradition, I think it's also a fun tool for teachers in the classroom. Head over to The Original Switch Witch website to learn more about this fun little witch.  You can also purchase the Switch Witch for your family or classroom on Amazon.

The Original Switch Witch Teacher Giveaway:

Teachers, for a chance to win a Switch Witch children's book and doll for your classroom or school library, please fill out the Giveaway Tools form below.  Our giveaway is open to continental US and will end at noon MST on Halloween, Monday, Oct. 31st. A huge thank you to The Original Switch Witch for donating a kit for a lucky teacher here at Teacher's Market! Be sure to keep up with The Original Switch Witch on facebook, twitter, and instagram.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Post-It Pop Up Note Fashion Dispensers Only $0.30 Cents Each Through Oct. 18th

Teachers, head over to the Office Depot/Office Max website to view your local weekly ad to see if their Post-It Pop Up Note Fashion Dispensers are on sale for only $0.30 cents each through tomorrow, Tuesday, October 18th. (limit 3 per customer)

This is part of their 30th Anniversary Sale.  To get their .30 cent deal, make sure the dispensers are available at your local Office Depot/Office Max stores and that they are doing the .30 cent dispenser deal as it may vary by region. Or just call your local Office Depot/Max stores to see if they still have any dispensers left. They were all out at my nearest Office Depot/Max store and so I have to pick up one a bit further away.  You can also order online and choose instore pickup if the dispensers are in stock at your local Office Depot/Max stores.

These would make for a fun teacher gift or just an inexpensive treat for you on your desk or maybe for a student teacher. Their .30 cent deal is only going on through tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 18th.

Head over to the Office Depot website to see if this deal is available for you!

Enter to Win an Acer Chromebook for Your Classroom

Teachers, K-12 Blueprint is running a new giveaway where you could win an Acer Chromebook for your classroom!

To enter, head over to the K12-Blueprint website to fill out their form for a chance to win!

Their giveaway ends November 28th and is open to legal residents of the US and at least 21 years old. Must work either part time or full time at an accredited K-12 school.

Enter to Win an Epson DC-21 Document Camera

Teachers, head over to the Big Deal Media website this Fall to fill out their entry form for a chance to win an Epson DC-21 Document Camera for your classroom!

1 lucky teacher will win it! Their document camera giveaway ends November 23rd, 2016 and their drawing will be held Nov. 30th, 2016.

Their drawing is open to legal US residents ages 18 and older and employed by a K-12 school district or private school.