I'm joining up with Elizabeth @ Fun in Room 4B for Fabulous Find Friday. I so need to school to start soon or I am going to go broke! I may need an intervention, I can't seem to stop spending! I told my daughter the other day we had to quit buying things we don't need. We stopped by Big Lots to see if they had their 9 pack of glue sticks. They didn't, so I should have walked out empty handed. WRONG!!! Somehow I ended up buying a pink office chair for Delaney and this cute rolling cart for me.
Isn't is fabulous? It was very easy to put together. I like that the drawers aren't huge. That way I won't overfill it and I will be able to find my stuff easily. I thought it was fabulously priced at $35. If you prefer bigger drawers, they had some with 3 drawers for $29. I plan on putting it next to the table that has my document camera. I'll keep my markers, pens, etc... in the top drawer and the other drawers will have read alouds for the week, my literature response journal, poerty journal, calendar, etc... I think it will work great.
I don't have a fabulous find for the home this week.
Here are a few, not all, things I picked up cheap.
The green fabric bins came from Dollar Tree, can you believe it? They also had the patterned pencil boxes that I'm going to use to store my phonics card games, they had this patterned paper, it's patterned on one side solid on the other. I got the foam cloud letters and the tamborines on the clearance aisle at Hobby Lobby.
I was at Target buying a shower gift yesterday, they already had their school stuff out. They had 2 Rose Art gluesticks in a pkg for $.25. We go through glue sticks like crazy so you know I had to load up. Their Rose Art crayons were also $.25, but I decided to hold off to see if I can get Crayola for a good price. If I can't I'll look for Crazy Art, they seemed like pretty good crayons.
My school is 85% free and reduced lunch. We give the parents an option of paying $20 for the year for school supplies or buying what is on the supply list. I would say I'll have 1/4 to 1/3 each year, maybe more, that don't do anything. We get donations from Feed the Children, but it's kind of a guessing game what you will get. We probably have enough spiral notebooks to last 2-3 years, but we ran completely out of crayons. One good thing is we have a ton of the world's best pencil (and I'm being serious). We have boxes of Dixon Ticonderoga pencils, they really are the best! Last year, they made us take evert thing except the essentials off of our list. The powers that be didn't think tissues were an essential. Seriously? Have they ever been in a first grade classroom during cold and flu season? When I would see parents I knew from previous years, I would tell them to please send tissues. I was very happy to see that they added those"non-essentials" back to our list this year.