Literacy Loot: Back to School Teacher Treasures!

literacy loot memeLiteracy Loot is a weekly post that features cool and unique literacy items found online and in stores for the classroom, home and even to wear! Join me in sharing your find of the week!

Hello, literacy lovers! During the month of August, I will feature treasure for all you savvy teachers with classrooms to fill with cool literacy loot. This week’s items are sure to make your classroom more functional and fun!

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Listed at $32, this cute personalized, self inking stamp is the perfect addition to any teacher’s classroom library. In total, there are 17 teacher stamp options from this Etsy store. I am also a big fan of the stamps that say “From the Library of” for lending personal books to friends, colleagues and relatives. This is one worth checking out!

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In the market for a really cool iPad cover? This composition notebook cover from cartelco on Etsy.com should do the trick. It is listed for $60, and from the description sounds pretty durable and functional. Click on the picture for more info!

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I am obsessed with this $22.99 t-shirt from Skreened.com and cannot wait to wear it during the first week of school. Thanks to my #nerdybookclub pal @rantryan for sharing it on Twitter. I love it!

Stay tuned for next week when I scour the internet for more fun and functional teacher treasures for back to school month! In the meantime, if you’d like to see some older Literacy Loot posts from this summer, please check out these links:

Introducing…. Literacy Loot! Week 1

Literacy Loot (2) Reading signs for the home

Literacy Loot (3) Buttons and T-shirts

As always, please let me know if you see literacy loot out there that you think is deserving of being featured on the blog. Until then, happy reading and shopping!

Lesley ♥

Literacy Loot: Buttons and T-Shirts!

literacy loot memeLiteracy Loot is a weekly post that features cool and unique literacy items found online and in stores for the classroom, home and even to wear! Join me in sharing your find of the week!

Hello, literacy lovers! I’m back from our family road trip and the realization of just how many weeks there are before you know what starts is setting in. Meanwhile, I’ve been avoiding my to do lists and looking around for some literacy loot to share. I think I’ve found this week’s winners.

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These adorable little “I Love Books” buttons are from PemberleyPond on Etsy.com. Listed at $3.41 for one button. Larger quantities available. Click on the picture to visit this cute little literacy minded shop!

These simple little buttons are too cute not to be shared. While they might be a little pricey, PemberleyPond is an Etsy store not to be missed. They have bookmarks, cards, and VERY COOL literacy prints. Especially if you are a Jane Austen fan!

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Spend some time on Society 6’s website and you’ll definitely find something that catches your eye. This shirt is listed for $18.99, and you can also get this printed on a tote bag, card, iPhone case, canvas print, etc.

So this shirt pretty much sums up my summer, and I’ll bet I’m not alone!  I like Society 6’s website because when you find something you like, you can printed on a variety of items. They also have a ton of  t-shirt colors to choose from. The search feature is pretty dangerous.

As always, please let me know if you see literacy loot out there that you think is deserving of being featured on the blog. Until then, happy reading and shopping!

Lesley ♥

Literacy Loot: Signs for the Home

literacy loot memeLiteracy Loot is a weekly post that features cool and unique literacy items found online and in stores for the classroom, home and even to wear! Join me in sharing your find of the week!

Hello, literacy lovers! As you read this, I am currently out west on a family vacation probably cursing the heat and eyeing some cute cowgirl boots that will not go with anything I have back in Ohio. I didn’t want you to miss out on more fun literacy loot while I was away… so check it out!  This week’s pick would look great in the home and classroom. It’s a stylish reading declaration to the world!

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Read script handmade wooden sign
from OhDierLiving on etsy.com

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Read handmade wooden sign
from OhDierLiving on etsy.com

These classic handmade designed signs might look great on any wall in your home or classroom. What initially drew me to these pieces were the 20 different color options. Lots of choices to check out! Sunshine and Poppy look very cute! The script read sign is $38 and the regular style is $42. There are other cool items in the store, like a wooden robot and (gasp) a NERD SIGN! Need I say more?

As always, please let me know if you see literacy loot out there that you think is deserving of being featured on the blog. Until then, happy reading and shopping!

Lesley ♥

Introducing… Literacy Loot!


literacy loot memeLiteracy Loot is a weekly post that features cool and unique literacy items found online and in stores for the classroom, home and even to wear! Join me in sharing your find of the week!

So I had an idea…

A reader’s love doesn’t just stop at books, right? We love to surround ourselves with evidence that reading is cool and shout from the tallest (ahem) bookshelf, that “WE LOVE READING!” and we’re not afraid who knows it. If you’re like me and pin, bookmark and save reading related items when browsing the internet or when shopping near and far, this post is for you. I plan to highlight 1 or 2 items a week – perhaps a literacy “steal” that is priced under $20 or a literacy “luxury” item that we can all drool over and maybe drop not-so-subtle hints about to our loved ones. Sometimes I’ll even include one of each! I hope you’ll join me in sharing some items that you’ve found along your reading journey and brought into your own classroom, reading sanctuary and life.

Literacy Loot “Steal” of the Week –

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Pretty Upcycled Flower Paper Clips
from My Knapsack Dreams on etsy.com

These little paperclips pack a bright and colorful punch! Aren’t they gorgeous? While advertised as wedding favors, I think they would look lovely in a book or two! The colorful cuties are 6 for $4.00. I think they are perfect for book club exchanges and end of the year school gifts. I know they would brighten my day! Click on the picture to check out this literacy loot!

Literacy “Luxury” Item of the Week

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Personalized Wooden Gear Bookend
GraphicSpacesWood on etsy.com

This personalized wooden gear bookend would make a great addition to any bookshelf. It is unique, classy and fully functional! This piece would be a lovely housewarming gift for a family of readers. Each wooden bookend is $55 and this shop has several more choices at different prices worth looking at – I especially like the owl and tree branch options. Click on the picture to check out this luxurious literacy loot!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s loot, and don’t forget that if you know of or find any literacy loot you think readers would enjoy, drop me a line in the comments section below. Otherwise, feel free to start your own literacy loot posts when you come across must have items for the reader in all of us! Have a great weekend!

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