Yesterday I went to the Dollar Store because my husband needed envelopes. I found magnifying rulers for $1.00/each that I believe will be great in reading groups for students who need to stay focused on the lines that we are currently reading.
I also bought this lamp. I left the shade on the shelf at the store because it was hideous and I felt bad throwing it away. I covered the area where the bulb goes with a dinner napkin and some tape, then went to town with chrome spray paint from Krylon. This is the result:
I used a Clorox wipe today to wipe off the spray paint dust -- what is that stuff anyway? -- so all I need is a good lamp shade. I am DEFINITELY going back for another brass lamp. There is too much chrome spray paint left in that can...it must be used!