Sunday, June 2, 2013

Shopping: Oriental Trading



I LOVE getting packages in the mail!! But then again, I'm not sure who doesn't?! I was lucky enough to receive a $50 gift card to Oriental Trading and I spent every dollar...and a little more too!
Everything I ordered was in preparation for next year. 

I ordered erasers so I could finally make the cute eraser gum ball machine I found on Pinterest
HERE is the gum ball machine I ordered :)

I also ordered new crayon cases for my little ones. We share crayons for the first half of the year, but in January I give each student their own crayons. This gets them ready for first grade and also makes them more responsible of their materials! They actually LOVE it! I think these cute cases from Oriental Trading will fit much nicer in my desk organizers too!
I got more clips--which we all use ALL the time!!
Then I decided to order more foam dice. I have 2 right now, but I have a bunch of regular dice in my classroom. I use these ALL the time at the beginning of the year (lots of dice games) and my kids all like the foam dice much better! I do too--look at the fun colors!! 
and lastly, I ordered more hot glue for all of my fun summer 'crafty' projects!
LOVE everything I received from Oriental Trading! The site is very easy to navigate and I received my materials SUPER fast! I will definitely be shopping there again soon!!
This review is based strictly on my opinion. Others may have a different opinion or experience with the product listed above. I was provided the sample free of charge by the company or PR agency and I provided my honest opinion. No other type of compensation was received for this review.

13 comments:

  1. love the eraser gum ball machine! so fun!

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  2. I love everything you picked up!! I bought 4 packs of foam dice recently and I enjoy them so much more than regular dice!
    ❤Teri
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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  3. The gum ball machine is too cute! I've ordered those same dice for our family nights at school!

    Bridget
    Literacy Without Worksheets

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  4. Hot glue and clips- two of my favorite things. Where did you get the gum ball machine? I've got to get one of those!
    Stacy
    Leading and Reading

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  5. Those are definitely things you will use up! I love the foam dice!

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  6. I am headed off to order those foam dice. I don't really like the sound of dice hitting the tables so those would be perfect.

    Amanda
    Mrs. Pauley’s Kindergarten

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  7. I love that you share supplies and then transition the kids into having their own! So developmentally appropriate!

    Megan
    Mrs. Wheeler’s First Grade
    Mrs. Wheeler TpT

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  8. I love Oriental Trading Company. I usually make one purchase each year just before school. The idea of transitioning school supplies is such a great idea. That is definitely going on my to remember list for next year.

    Erin
    It's "OWL" Good in Kindergarten

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  9. An eraser gumball machine is SO cute! My kiddos would love that!
    Alisha
    First Grade Follies

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  10. I think it's time I go on a little shopping spree!!!! :)
    Loving the gumball machine . . . :)

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  11. I prefer the foam dice too - much quieter! {and they don't seem to roll quite as far as regular dice} Love the gumball machine!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

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  12. Hi Caitlin!
    I just found your blog and I absolutely loveee it! Oriental Trading is the best. I'm going to order my prizes for our behavior incentive auction from there. I was just hired for my first teaching job for next school year. It's 3rd grade, but I'd love for you to stop by my blog anyways!

    Ainsley
    www.kittiesinmycubby.blogspot.com

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  13. Hello! I saw a pin on pintrest with this idea so I got myself a gumball machine but I am having an issue with the erasers sticking. Have you had that problem? If so, how did you fix it?

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