Teacher Tool Swap Gift Exchange Linky

As you have probably heard.....I spent last weekend in French Lick, Indiana with over 100 other ah.  maz.  ing. teachers and bloggers.  It was inspiring and rejuvenating.  Basically, it was just what I needed to give me that extra push for the rest of the year.

One of my favorite parts of the weekend was our Teacher Tool Swap Gift Exchange.  Each teacher brought some of their favorite "tools" and then we played a fun little left-right game.  Whatever goodie bag you ended up with was yours to keep.

Because there were so many of us, we split up into grade level groups.  Here is our kindergarten group.

I have to say that I think I really hit the jackpot with my gift.  The sweet Sierra was my gift giver.  It was like she knew the gift was going to go to me.  Here is a little peek:

Do you see that big box of flair pens?  I mean.....what teacher doesn't love flair pens?  I don't think I have met one.

One of my favorite items in the gift were the "keep eyes focused" pointers.  Sierra is a genius with these cute little pointers.

My students were so excited about using these.  They definitely helped my students stay focused.

Another item that I loved were these cute apple clips labeled "graded" and "un-graded."  I put these to work right away.  Adorable!

Thanks to Christina for hosting this fun linky.  If you want to check out all the other fun items people gave, click on the links below.  Let me tell you that some people got some pretty amazing gifts!


  1. What a thoughtful gift! I love the visual to remind kiddos to keep their eyes focused on the book! I truly enjoyed our 12 hours of conversation on our trip to and from the Meet Up! You are an amazing and inspiring person! I am already looking forward to next year's!
    Heidi Neels
    Flipping for First

  2. It was wonderful to meet you last weekend! Your story of Left and Right was a big hit. Your teacher tools are awesome. Have a fantastic week!

  3. Love those little pointers! And I just loved meeting you! You are so sweet :)

    Mrs. Plemons' Kindergarten

  4. I use eyeball pointers like that in my class and the kids think they are so fun! Thanks for helping set up the teacher tool swap! It was great meeting you this past weekend!!
    Tickled Pink in Primary