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My Ikea Shopping Trip!

Hi readers!  I haven't posted in a while because I was on vacation.  I think it was the longest I've gone without thinking about school in a long time!  I didn't forget about it completely though...I did go to my favorite store {Ikea}.  I always love looking at what other people buy so I thought I'd share my purchases :) 

Here is what I got:
FLYT Magazine file IKEA
I couldn't leave without some of these...I wanted to buy pretty plastic book boxes for my students but I am spending WAY too much money on my classroom so I'm going with these. $1.99 for 5 can't be beat! 

BYGEL Rail IKEA Can also be used as a towel rail or a pot lid rack. Saves space on the countertop
I grabbed 2 of these rails...I'm going to stick strong magnets to them & stick them on the chalkboard.  It was only $2.99.
BYGEL Container IKEA Can be hung on BYGEL rail or mounted to the wall. Saves space on the countertop
I also grabbed enough of these for the rails...all in pink because I didn't like the other colors available. These were .99 each.  I'm honestly not sure what I'm going to store in these yet.

TOLSBY Frame for 2 pictures IKEA You can display one picture on each side as the frame has no back panel.
I'm using these as my center least that's the plan! Also .99!

LAMPAN Table lamp IKEA
I grabbed this $5 light because I love using lamps in the classroom and this one is all plastic so it won't be too bad when it breaks. 

I'm using this as a pencil holder on my was too pretty to pass up! 

LEKPLATS Play mat IKEA The latex backing keeps the rug in place when the child runs/plays on it.
I have a lot of boys next year (3 girls, 9 boys) so I thought this would be a fun rug for free's BIG and only $15. 
I grabbed these S hooks to hang chart paper in the room. 
This tray is clear (it looks white in the picture).  I actually got this to put my cat's food dishes in so they don't slide around.  I'm sure there are tons of classroom uses for it also! $2

While waiting for a table at Cheesecake Factory, I ran next door to Barnes & Noble and I found the CUTEST book ends EVER!
Jonathan Adler Elephant Bookends
These are even cuter in person...I love the little elephants!  These are for my future nursery and not my classroom.

And since I'm doing an under the sea themed classroom this year, I had to grab this cute pencil sharpener for my desk at school: 
Jonathan Adler Whale Sharpener

I'm just realizing that most of what I bought is white!  I figure that it goes with everything and no walls in my house are white so all of these white accessories pop.  

Since I've been back, I've been busy getting some materials ready for September so stay tuned :)

2 comments on "My Ikea Shopping Trip!"
  1. Are the magazine holders pretty sturdy? Last year I bought white ones from for my kids to decorate and use as book boxes, and they worked great but I really didn't want to she'll out $26 for every 12. This would be perfect if they're good quality!

  2. Love the idea of the rail and bucks! I may need to head to IKEA next week and pick one up! It would go perfect on this small little white board I have in my room. Those buckets would be great for white board markers, erasers, and my extra "job" stuff....

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