Thursday, July 18, 2013

Dollar Deals!

The title of this post may be a tad misleading because some items were actually under $1...but I am sure you won't complain :)

I set out to find some things for my classroom that wouldn't cost me an arm and a is a sample of what I found:

I went to the dollar tree in search of post-its (well, the off brand kind). I prefer Post-It brand sticky notes, but I plan on using them as an exit ticket this year on a board like this and with teaching 160 can see how fast I will run out of post-its! I got 250 in a pack for $1...may not be the best deal, but it was the best one I found today after going to 4 stores!

I also got a big roll of double sided tape because, well, you just never know when you need double sided tape!

Lastly, the two boxy looking things in the back are locker organizers that have thick magnets on the back. I am going to use these to organize my dry erase markers for my white board as well as remotes to my document camera and projector...I am CONSTANTY misplacing this should be handy!

I mostly use that blue painters tape to stick everything to my walls at school and it is a pain! It is great for posters, but I wanted a better solution to post my word wall this year. Since I will be changing the word wall every few units (there are so many vocabulary words and I have limited wall space), I wanted something easy. I used these glue dots last year and not only did they hold up well, but it was also extremely easy to remove with NO damage! I got these at Joann's with a 50% off coupon...but they also sell them at Hobby Lobby!

If you are like me, you scour the deals in the newspaper ads each week to get the best deals! I can always use some more handheld pencil sharpeners to go in my community supply boxes and scored these for $0.25 each! These were found at Office Depot, on sale through Saturday.

I LOVE the Target Dollar Spot. I frequent it weekly in the summer to see what kind of new goodies they have. I found two more magnetic locker organizers to put on my board. The pink one is all glitter, which I HAD to have, and the other one has a crown design. I am sure I won't have a problem finding a spot for these cute things!

Ok, I kind of lied...those clipper magnets are $3, not $1...but in my defense I didn't realize that until I got to the register, and they are just so cute. TECHNICALLY, they are $1.50 a piece...seriously, perspective is everything :)

I also found these stellar sticky notes that are supposed to be used for to do lists...but everyone knows that a list has way more than 4 things to do. I stood there thinking of what I could use these for since the hubs was with me and I feel like I have to justify ALL purchases. And then it hit me! I can use these in my interactive notebooks to have the students list out the steps to solve problems--like Order of Operations! 
1. Grouping Symbols
2. Exponents
3. Mult/Div
4. Add/Sub

I am super excited to use these!

This really has nothing to do with school... but I found this cute little box of tissues that I bought for my mama! The left side says "I love how we don't even need to say outloud that I'm your favorite child." and the right side says "You're one of my favorite parents." I thought it was cute so hopefully she will, too!

What kinds of deals are you guys finding??


  1. Always so much fun to see what everyone is buying! Thanks for sharing your great ideas!! Was to Dollar Tree and WalMart today...need to go back to Target, it seems!! :)

    1. You know, I was at a different Target and they had completely different stuff!