Friday, July 6, 2012

Fabulous Find & Fiction Friday

Today I am linking up with two different blogs!  First up is Fabulous Find Friday at Fun in Room 4B.  This is to showcase a fabulous find throughout the week.
Last year I was given another computer for my classroom so that I'd have 3 total.  But, my computer table wouldn't hold all 3 computers + my printer.  So, I've been looking for a new computer desk, but didn't want to spend a lot of money.  This week I randomly decided to go to Goodwill to look for books.  Lo and behold, what did I find?!  A computer desk for $10!  I was SO excited!
It's in great condition and works out perfectly.  Best deal this week!! 
Now, Fiction Friday over at The Teaching Thief!
Tara at 4th Grade Frolics introduced me to the Humphrey series last year.  They sounded so cute I went out and bought all that I could find.  My class LOVED them last year! 
Here is a book summary from Amazon: 

You can learn a lot about life by observing another species. That’s what Humphrey was told when he was first brought to Room 26. And boy, is it true! In addition to his classroom escapades, each weekend this amazing hamster gets to sleep over with a different student, like Lower-Your-Voice-A.J. and Speak-Up-Sayeh. Soon Humphrey learns to read, write, and even shoot rubber bands (only in self-defense, of course). Humphrey has friends, adventures, and a cage with a lock-thatdoesn’t- lock. His life would be perfect, if only the teacher, Mrs. Brisbane, wasn’t out to get him!


  1. Wow, that is a great deal! That's a nice desk!
    iTeach 1:1

  2. That book sounds cute.

    The Idea Backpack

  3. $10! What a steal :)

    What a cute book~ looks like something I'll need to order :)

    Fun in Room 4B

  4. Oh, and thanks for linking up :)


  5. That's a great deal for $10!! It looks like it's in great condition!! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  6. What a great idea to check Goodwill--that's an amazing find! I found your blog from the Fabulous Find Friday linky party and am your newest follower!

    The REAL Teachers of Orange County

  7. Oh...I love Humphrey. They have changed the cover of the book from when it first came out (why? does it have something to do with marketing). This is a good series to get a reluctant reader to read. I try to read this so that during Halloween I wear the same costume as the classroom teacher (this is called a teaser to get you to read the book).

    Love the Goodwill find.


    A Time to Share & Create


    Fabulous 4th Grade

  8. Your computer desk looks brand new. Congrats on the find!

    Kelly @ I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

  9. Hi Lana! What an incredible find on that computer desk. Serious score!! I love the Humphrey cute. Thanks for linking up and sharing more great books!!

    The Teaching Thief

  10. That is awesome! That desk still look new and you're a real winner at 10 bucks! That's not even half of the usual prices! Not even a quarter! Congrats on your great find!

    Lance Vartanian

  11. What a score! I think you have an eye for affordable, amazing finds! The desk looks good as new. I didn’t even suspect that it was a hand-me-down from Goodwill. With a new desk, your computer will have a safe and sturdy place in the room.

  12. Nice! Your PC has found a perfect haven on that desk! ;) It’s great because aside from your computer, you can also put books, CDs, or DVDs on the space provided on the bottom of it.