Whatever the issue is, I have been shopping like crazy for my new room/ grade. With Head Start, we were given money to spend at the end of each year to restock our classroom. So with the small exception of new posters books or something, I didn't really have to spend a lot of my own money. Since I am switching grades I lost that money AND I need new materials for older kids.
So over the past couple weeks I have hit up Dollar Tree (which always has awesome teaching supplies for $1 a piece) and the Target Dollar Spot (which kind of scared me that Target had school supplies out already- I mean it is only July...).
From Dollar Tree I picked up 6 new posters, 8 decals/ labels, 6 BINGO markers, and 1 beach ball. Total- $18
Maybe the best purchase so far has to be the Staples 1 cent sale. It started today and (thanks to a coworker for posting on Facebook to remind me) I went in early. There was a limit of 2 for pretty much everything which was kind of a bummer. I got 2 packs of paper (with the rebate, cost me 25 cents each), 2 pencil cases, 16 pens, 8 glue sticks, and 10 post-it type flags.
|yes, this is what 25 bottles of glue looks like|
I still need to make a trip to IKEA for their magazine holders (the 1st grade teachers use them a book boxes for the students), but hopefully I won't be spending too much more. Although I do have that Lakeshore gift card to use...