So, Monday I went shopping for
a TON a few things that I wanted really needed for my classroom. Really, could I teach 30+ new first graders using (gasp!) stuff that I've used with second graders?!? I don't think so! Plus, when I see things that are purple, that pretty much is a sign from above that I must have it. I'm also sure it is because I've been drooling over Pinterest and teacher blogs reading Professional Education Resources that encouraged me to shop. So, I ventured out with Hubby, who was there because I needed him to buy some things that were on sale that had a quantity limit he really enjoys shopping with me at Learning Palace, Dollar Tree, Target, Walmart, Office Depot, JoAnn's Crafts and Fabrics, and Walgreens. Did I mention that this shopping trip was fueled by my Dutch Brother's Peachy-Colada Smoothie and Hubby's Dutch Freeze Expresso drink? Yeah, we were power shopping! So, here are some pictures of the goodies Educational Resources that I purchased.
Purple pocket charts? Yes, please! Plus, I found some double-sided dry erase boards. Also, I scored some shallow purple trays, reading bookmarks, super star erasers, and Write On/Wipe Off addition and subtraction cards for math centers. They had some good addition and subtraction flashcards and some Insect cards with great pictures and facts.
Target's caddies, baskets, and flash cards!Dollar Tree had a lot of great items. How cute are these pink oblong buckets?!? I also scored some animal print mechanical pencils (to go with my Explorer/Jungle theme), colored ball point pens (for correcting papers), and shiny pencils for birthday goodies.
Dollar Tree had these foam letter tiles (for Word Work) and foam cubes (which are going to become dice once they meet my Sharpies!).
To go with my Explorer/Jungle theme, I found cut-outs of Monkeys and compasses, and cute computer printer with a jungle border.
I needed to stock up on Goodie Box prizes and I found, toy tops, bracelets, bouncy balls, glittery snakes, and "No Homework" passes.
I found cute stick-on name tags with fun stars, cardstock crayon "sorting sticks," and *Victory Music* PINK AND PURPLE PAPERCLIPS!!! I was in love! Those will look super cute in one of those pink oval buckets!
On to Walgreens...I had been looking for containers for flash cards and other card games that needed replacement boxes. I found these 3x5 card holders for only 35 cents each! They have two snaps on the front and removable dividers inside. These would be great for holding cards for literacy and math center, too. I bought TONS of those. Also, Walgreens had a 4-pack of Bic ballpoint pens for 99 cents each, but they were out, so I got to have a fancier, larger pack instead! Woo-hoo!
Office Depot had their pocket folders for 1 cent each!!! They had a limit, but said I could get 30 since I was a teacher. Yay! Then, Hubby went bought me a few more since our class sizes are going to be big. They also had 25 cent composition books and hand sanitizer key chains.
I didn't quite share all of my purchases, but I decided I needed to
One last thing...
I won some great prizes from Anita Goodwin's Teachers Pay Teacher store for her 100 follower celebration! You can visit Anita's site at iLive2Learn iLove2Grow. She has a lot of fun items that are freebies or inexpensive activities for download on TPT. I won her SkippyJon Jones Scavenger Hunt center activities and some SkippyJon Jones notecards. Thanks, Anita!
Until next time,