Back to School Gifts

So if you are anything like me, you are busy preparing for a new school year!  I have been in two times to set up my room and I always get excited to start a new school year.  I was just saying the other day that I love going to set up my classroom!  Anybody else with me on that one?!?!  
Here are few pictures of what I have already done in my classroom:
I was SO excited to find these baskets at the Dollar Tree!  They will make the most perfect book baskets.  I had my previous ones for about 10 years and needed an update!  I have labels that I will add to them once I have my class list.

  I posted this picture on Instagram, but if you missed it I made these with Dollar Tree picture frames.  If you haven't been to the Dollar Tree yet you need to go run there now!!  They have a fantastic basket collection and I just love the bright color of these frames.  I just used hot glue to attach the ribbon and then hung them on the command strip hooks.  I am going to put pictures that I take of my students in them and change them around every so often.
 And this is still a work in progress because I'm planning to hang either my shape posters from my 2D Shape Pack along with my Color Posters OR my Cupcake Themed Ten Frame Posters in the space above my Month Cards.  I recently made these month cards because I seriously was in need of an update and I love them!
I also updated my Schedule Cards!!  Can you tell that I just love Educlips clipart?!?!
So back to the title of this post which is "Back to School Gifts."  I always like to give my students a little Back to School gift at Meet the Teacher Night.  I think it helps make them more excited about coming to school!
Last year I gave my students these bubbles.  I'm pretty sure I found the idea somewhere on Pinterest! 
And for this year, you may have seen this picture of pointers from one of my favorite stores...Target!!!!  Their Dollar Spot has been ON POINT this summer (see what I did there)!

 I knew that I was going to use them for my student Back to School gifts so I made some labels, tied some ribbon around them, and...TADA!!!
I'm so super excited with how they turned out!!  To show you just how excited I am, I am including it as a little blog follower FREEBIE!!  Just click the picture to download!  I included for pre-k, kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade.  If you didn't buy the pointers like I did, you could always attach any pointer to them for a gift.  I sometimes find cute coffee stirrers and use those for pointers in my classroom!
If you have already started back to school, I hope you have a wonderful school year and if you haven't started back I hope you are enjoying your last days of summer vacation!
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