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Sunday, June 22, 2014

My May SLANTbox Has Arrived!

It's been a very busy couple of weeks!  My last day of school with students was June 18.  We had a half-day of school on our last day and immediately after my students were out the door, I was on my way to a conference!  I attended the All-Write!! conference in Warsaw, IN on Thursday and Friday with a few other teachers from my school.  We had a blast and learned a lot...but, more about that later.

I also received my May SLANTbox from Elizabeth.  I was matched with her for this month and she sent me a great box full of goodies.  Don't know about SLANTbox?  Click here to read more about it.  Basically, I was matched with two people - one who sent a package to me and one I sent a package to, or I'm trying to send a package to (LONG story...not impressed with the LaPorte, TX USPS!).  Through a few emails and a bit of blog stalking, we got to know each other a bit and then following the SLANTbox rules and the theme of monograms, we put together packages for our match.  This was my first time participating in the SLANTbox, and with the exception of the shipping difficulties for the package I sent out, it was a lot of fun!

Mine arrived during the thick of the last few days of school, so even though I opened it and have enjoyed it, I haven't had a chance to show you yet.

Here is the big reveal!

My very first impression made me smile.  Apparently, either Elizabeth figured out that I like a nice chevron print or she got lucky,  but my package arrived in a cute chevron envelope!

I was careful to open the envelope, partly because I could tell it was pretty full and I didn't want to hurt anything and partly to savor the moment a little.  The first thing that I saw as I opened the package was this cute little guy!

Because Elizabeth remembered that my classroom theme was monsters, she sent a little monster stuffed animal for my classroom.  My students are going to love this in the fall!  I am thinking he might be a reading buddy when kids are struggling to maintain their reading stamina during read to self time at the beginning of the school year.

Next, I pulled out this little bundle of goodies - all tied together with a cute glittery string.
As you can see, there is a whole bundle of stuff here...monogrammed note cards, glittery tape, foam letters, colorful pens, a photo album, a variety of stickers, and a cute notebook.

The final item to be revealed was a handmade card, which is beautiful!  In her card, Elizabeth explained each item and why she thought I would like it. 
Elizabeth did a great job putting together my SLANTbox!  She took the time to find out a little about me and then sent me some great items she knew I would enjoy!  Thank you Elizabeth! 

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