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Tree Hugger Linky~Giveaway!!

I'm linking up with Teaching Ever After's super creative Tree Hugger Linky. What a great idea for a linky!
Love it! Now, I'm not really what you would consider a tree hugger....but I do try to keep Reduce, Reuse, Recycle in mind. On this linky, Stacey's asking us to share projects or things that we have reused in our classroom.

I LoVe my unifix cube containers! Recognize them? Yup! They're animal cracker containers! I adore them! Cute in the room, & super functional! My kiddos think they're super fun, also.All I did was create a label for them to hot glue over the animal cracker label. So cute...right?!

So how do you recycle, upcycle, reuse, or repurpose in your classroom? I'd love to read about it! Stop over at Teaching Ever After and link up!!


And...along with the tree hugger theme....
Do you use recycled paper? I'm all about saving trees, but a lot of times, recycled paper is not not quite as nice as regular paper....the color is just a bit off...the surface is kinda meh...the weight is kinda thin... bleh. Right?? I found a source for "green" paper that is top quality! It has a very nice weight, the writing surface is smooth, the color is nice & crisp.

Have you heard of Roaring Spring Paper Products? Love them!  Roaring Spring is a 126 year- old manufacturer of paper products (made in the USA) such as notebooks and file folders. Recently, they sent me a selection of their paper products to review. Check these out....

They have these super fun Color Me Products – These notebooks and folders encourage kids to be
creative and personalize by coloring the covers. There are a variety of pre-printed themes on the covers such as Aquarium, Farm, Sports and Fun Park to peak kid’s interest. How fun are these?! They're environmentally responsible, high quality paper, and fun to use, too!

I also tried out Sugarcane Paper Notebooks. Interestingly, these notebooks are made from sugarcane!! This environmentally friendly product is made of paper
from sugarcane, truly a renewable paper. This is a notebook where, by purchasing it really does save a tree. These contain a minimum of 30% post-consumer waste......and still they're a nice, high-quality paper. I also like that each
notebook has a pocket in the front to store papers. I tried out three different types: these fun pastel colored paper ones....mine is green (Go green!), but they also come in blue, pink, and lavendar.

Then there are also the Cross-Over Notebooks - These are pretty the lines are the usual portrait on one side, and landscape on the other side. This unique printing allows you to take notes three ways: wide for sketching or to illustrate diagrams, standard, or use the backlight grid pattern the lines create for graphing. I really appreciate that you can use the grid pattern to create tables. Are you like me? I am constantly mapping out rotation schedules & re-grouping kiddos on tables I sketch out. Love that I can make NEAT lines with this paper. I also really like that the paper is set up both in portrait and landscape. So cool!

And here's some great news for you! Roaring Springs is giving away some of their awesome products! One lucky person will get the same awesome sample pack that I got....two Color Me notebooks, 3 Sugarcane notebooks, & 2 Cross-Over Notebooks!
Just follow the directions & enter your info on the rafflecopter widget below.....cross your fingers...and you're good to go!!

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  1. Thank you so much for linking up! I love your idea to reuse the animal cracker containers. They really lend themselves perfectly to be reused! I was already a follower! Thanks for the giveaway too!
    Teaching Ever After

    1. They're fun containers, aren't they? Good luck to you!

  2. I agree Stacey that reusing the animal cracker containers is a wonderful idea. One person's trash will always be an educators treasure. Thank you for the opportunity to win this fabulous freebie!

    1. You are so right, Vanessa! It's important not to be a 'treasure' hoarder, too! haha You are welcome! Good luck!

  3. Also congratulations on the new collaboration blog!!