On a regular basis, I check out our local Goodwill stores. If you have never gone there,you have to check it out-especially on Sunday. The Goodwills around here give a teacher discount on Sunday-25% off.
I have a large need for materials in my room because I teach in a multi-grade room. Two times, when I was almost ready to introduce an new subject (oceans and space) I came across Melissa and Doug 48-piece puzzles that I used to introduce the subject. The retail for $12.96 but the two I bought were less than $3.00. This Sunday I am heading in to pick up one on the desert. I didn't want to pay $3.95. Did I mention that I could be called the tightwad teacher?
I have bought quite a few things this year. Here is a sampling. (Notice the ocean picture on the bottom!)
I also want to share how wonderful my hallway board looks with the red chevron borders that I bought at Joann's Fabric. I wrote about them in another post. You can read it by clicking here.
I can't wait to put the rest of the board up-as soon as I figure out what I am going to put on it for a welcome back theme for the school. Any ideas?
Have you ever shopped at Goodwill or other thrift stores? What is your best deal?
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Goodwill photo credits-Mike Mozart