Hi, I'm Nancy from The Apple Basket Teacher. I feel very honored and humbled to be asked to Guest Blog here at Barrow's Hodgepodge! We love free stuff as teachers, don't we? Aren't we also are great at taking things that had one intended purpose and modifying them for one that meets the needs of our students and classrooms? Well, there's a company that fits the bill...Vistaprint!
Several years ago I was on a teacher group site and saw a folder labeled Vistaprint. At the time I just figured it was something having to do with the 'vista' operating system (the one between WindowsXP & Windows 7) so I just ignored it. Recently I came across Vistaprint again and learned what it really is! It is a company that makes advertising materials. Part of their marketing is to offer lots of stuff for free, hoping to get you hooked...it's worked..I'M HOOKED!
Let me show you some of the things I've received for my classroom, all of these items were made with their templates/designs and I only paid shipping!
|Sign for my classroom-it says 'There are no bad apples in this bunch!'|
|100 Thank you postcards|
|100 I Have..Who Has postcards|
|100 Supplies request postcards--on back lists supplies I can check off|
|50 over sized postcards for recommending books--back has name title & why they would recommend it|
|Sign for our school|
|100 You did a bloomin' good job post cards|
|140 labels--my first ones for book order...hard to see the date|
|140 labels--new book order labels..easier to see due date|
|25 (now have 50--ordered twice)small magnets...dry erase works on them--for groups and graphing|
|10 large magnet--gave to some friends at school|
|car door magnet for birthdays|
|car door magnet--it says 'these got separated from the bunch' for no name papers|
|key chain !|
|Missing work tablet|
|from my desk note pad|
|10 letterhead (ordered twice so 20)|
|50 Rack card office/health clerk passes|
|self inking stamp|
|just for me!|
|tote bag 1|
|tote bag 2|
|Whole Brain Teaching Rules|
|It's 'recap' time! (I snagged this idea from another teacher!)|
|small window decal|
|Apple Basket Teacher Pen|
|Apple Basket Teacher Pen (another design)|
These are items that I did pay something for, but I felt it was completely worth the money!!!
|personalized polo $19.99|
|personalized long t $13.49|
|mouse pad $3.99|
|My cards 250 for $3.99|
|10 large magnets $2.49 for uploading clock face|
250 (ordered twice so 500) first order $2.49 for uploading apple basket image..2nd order free!
This is for my behavior chart...purple is the top color...the kids LOVE getting these!
|car door magnet $4.99 (not sure if I ordered too many free items)|
GREAT..where I live there's LOTS of strong winds..I've lost many testing signs through the years!
These are items that I found on the web somewhere and uploaded the images...$4.99 for each upload. (additional orders of the same design...FREE) I'm grateful to the teacher who designed them and I wish I knew who it was to give them credit! (If your not familiar with the 'bucket filling books and 'program' google it, because that would be a whole other post! :) )
|car door magnet for classroom|
|25 business magnets I plan to give next year's students for Christmas|
Save up to 80% on custom printed products at Vistaprint. Order today!