I Miss Teacher Stores!

I am sitting here, searching on the web, looking and looking at so many creative classrooms out there, then I had a realisation - I MISS TEACHER STORES!

I can't believe we are already 3 weeks into our Summer Holidays, which means a little less than 3 weeks to go until school starts again. This past week I have had a real family week, this coming week I am packing and moving house so there is lots going on! What I really need right now is a quiet hour or two in a teacher store - looking, getting inspired and planning what my new classroom at my new school is going to look like! I have finally decided on a theme (shhh it's a secret so I won't reveal yet) but I just need a teacher store!!!!!

I lived in Chico, California for a little while, a store there, called the Wise Owl, was one of my favourites! I could spend hours in there - in fact when I went to visit some relatives up there I made them take me back so I could stock up! So sad, buying things online, having them sent to Australia is just not the same thing...... I need to find a teacher store that sells more than just books!!!

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  1. Hi Alison,
    I am a teacher in regional WA.
    Check out www.dominie.com.au
    It has lots of bits for your classroom and delivery was quite cheap and prompt.

    Hope this helps
    Rebecca

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    1. Thanks Rebecca, I had forgotten about them!

      Alison

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  2. Hi Alison! It's so fun to here about the school schedule in Australia! I hope you're resting up on your well deserved break!

    I've been adding things to my cart in your store today to spend the lovely TPT gift certificate that I won! Surprise! A little thank you to you!) Your resources are so wonderful!
    Linda
    AroundtheKampfire

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    1. Aww Linda, you are too lovely! Thanks so much! I'm blushing!

      Alison

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  3. I do miss going into the store too! Hope you're enjoying your holidays :)
    Brooke

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    1. Sometimes the internet is just not the same, hey!

      Alison

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  4. I love teaching stores. We had a whole chain close down here recently and I am still sad about it. I have seen three stores shut down during my time as a teacher. However, I've also picked up some really great deals at those closings, so there is a bright side, I guess!

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    1. Oh no! But yay for closing down sales! I love sales!

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  5. I'm hearing you Alison. Went today to Landmarks in Seaford only to find out they no longer sell teacher products. Very disappointed. Now madly trying to find/buy magazine holders/box bookes for my class online before school starts. Online shopping is not the same as going into a good education/teacher store.

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  6. Totally agree Alison. I read on blogs overseas about their finds in the dollar shops and I just sigh. We have nothing like that here. Yes, we have the reject shop but it is not he same. Dominie is OK but it is not the same buying online as seeing , touching , feeling.
    Enjoy the rest of your holidays. They certainly end all too quickly.

    Rhonda
    Classroom Fun

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