Friday, July 6, 2012

IKEA Classroom finds

I am linking up with Kristen at Ladybug Teacher Files for Summer Shopping Linky Party!

I recently traveled to IKEA in Charlotte with the hubby! It was a 3 1/2 hour trip one way, but I loved it! Hubby not so much! We literally drove there was in the store 3 HOURS, and drove the 3 1/2 hours back home. It was an extremely long day, but I scored a few things for my classroom. I wanted much more, but everyone has a budget and this is all I could justify right now! I am already thinking of planning another trip in the near future, but we will just have to see!

So here is what I got:

Bookcase~ I need more storage space in my room, so I got a very nice and sturdy bookcase. ($69.99)

Computer Chairs~ I have ancient old cloth covered computer chairs, so hubby spotted these adorable new ones and they matched my new color scheme. I just had to get them. I am thinking of using them as rewards for getting to the top of the behavior chart or something. They were way too stinkin cute not to get. So I got four for my four computers! ($14.99 each)

Magazine Boxes~ I had ran into a dilemma over my current book boxes. I have the really good ones, but they are your basic primary colors. Red and Green does not go very well with my blue, neon green, and yellow color scheme. So I found these magazine boxes that I am going to use for the student book boxes. They were 5 for $1.99! I couldn't pass it up. I got 25 of them! Now I can use my good ones in my classroom library and the kids can use these.

I got a set of plastic cups, plates, and bowls for my housekeeping center. 6 colors of each for $1.99 each.

I got a dust pan and broom for when the kids make a mess they can clean it up. ($1.99) It was bright green!

I also got a roll of art paper for the easel for $4.99.

I think that is it! I am hoping to get my teacher friends on board and heading back to Charlotte before the school year starts. There was plenty more super cute stuff that I could use. If you have been to IKEA, what are things that you purchase for your classroom?



You scored!!!! I'd really like those computer chairs too! Hey--Charlotte maybe someday!

Lisa R.

I wish IKEA was a tiny bit closer! I love seeing what great buys everyone finds there. I love the bookcase! :)
Learning Is Something to Treasure

Jennifer Tilton

Those chairs are so adorable. I know your students will love sitting in them as a reward-great idea! My daughters fight over who sits in mine (I have two chairs and 3 daughters)


I have taken my hubby to Ikea in Charlotte, only a two hour drive for us, but well wroth the time. I LOVELOVELOVE Ikea. Great finds, now I need to plan a trip back!


Ikea is great! I recently got a surfboard rug to use with the surfing pirate song at ikea.


WOWZERS! What great finds! I have got to head up to Alanta and visit IKEA before school starts. Tennessee needs a IKEA.
Mrs. Janelle


I love IKEA also and would totally drive 3 1/2 hours to get there with you! :) I actually just blogged about some of my recent IKEA finds also. Those computer chairs were a great deal!

Delighted in Second
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I love that book, case is it expedit?!!! You got really good things.. especially the chairs @ 14.99 a pop!!! I can't wait to head over to our IKEA!

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