Have you thought about selling on a teacher website? Well, here is my take on it:
I joined TeacherspayTeachers and have had some success, but I think that being charged 40% plus a $0.30 transaction fee is a little ridiculous. The website ends up taking about 50% of my earnings! I try to keep the price of the items I make as cheap as possible, so that all educators are able to purchase the item for a reasonable price. I in turn make almost nothing.
So, I researched and found another site. Teachers Notebook. On this site it is $20.00 for the year and the seller gets to keep 100% of their earnings minus the paypal fees, which are miniscule. I think this website is a much better site to post your teacher items. Why should a site like teacherspayteachers earn half of my earnings, when I worked very hard to make my items. I will stay with teacherspayteachers, since any money earned is better than none, but from now on i will be trying to promote my teachers notebook store.
year my theme is quite similar, since I will have my own class the
whole year and I already have everything I need! I also decided to
start selling some of my items on teacherspayteachers to go along with
my jungle themed classroom. Take a peek and see what I love to do!
This year I will be using a Jungle/Safari theme in my classroom! I cannot wait! Last year, I was a maternity leave replacement in Kindergarten and did a rainforest theme! The room came out extremely cute! I cant wait to even make it better this year, since this will be my own classroom!
Check out my other post on a Jungle theme classroom HERE.
Last year in my rainforest classroom, I had some really great touches which added character to the room! I really went over the top and the parents and students loved it!
My welcome board
The Jungle / Safari bodies can now be found HERE due to popular demand.
I found the large safari hat at AC Moore. It is made of foam and is easy to staple up.
The tree was made from a large carpet tube and brown paper bags. I went to Home Depot and asked if they had any carpet tubes. They are usually glad to give you any they have! Then i just slid the brown paper bags over it one by one in an overlapping pattern.
My Job Chart
Bulletin Board Outside my Door
The hallway leading into my classroom
Rainforest animals hanging on my ceiling!
Yes, I got up on a 7 foot ladder to hang these on the ceiling!
Behavior Chart - No Monkey Business
My Information Hut aka The meeting area
I saved the BEST for last! This is my Reading Hut which I made out of bamboo sticks, coffee cans, and raffia! This was definitely the best feature of the room and my FAVORITE!