A while back I tried to talk my husband into
NEEDING the stuff that I saw in a storage box like
this at Wal-Mart, but it was full of nuts, bolts,
etc. Didn't work! :( So after being
tipped off from some other like-minded teachers
that these boxes were sold EMPTY, I went back.
Sure enough, for $3.97 you don't need your
husband! :) Look in the hardware section.
I'm going to put my plastic letter tiles in the
box after I've labeled each compartment. You
can visit Literacy
Connections to read about how I use the letter
tiles and hopefully soon you'll see a picture of
it as well.
The Cleanipals handpuppet is a bath mitt that
depicts the nursery rhyme "This Little Piggy".
$2.97 hanging on one of those shelves that's stuck
in the middle of the aisles and is always in the
100 Primary Ruled Index Cards ... these are
causing quite a stir online. Everyone's
buying them, but they don't really know what for!
:) I bought a pack with a couple of uses in
mind. One, write sight words on them,
laminate, and have students practice copying the
sight word onto the card with a vis-a-via pen.
Two, put a picture on the card, laminate, and have
the student write the word on the card to go with
the picture. For younger students, you can
also write the word on the card with the picture
and have them copy it. [School supplies
Amazing Ants sparkle book: The colors of
this book and the sparkle caught my eye. I
bought it to go in a Picnic unit that I'm working
Colors book: A simple book for reinforcing color
words and colors. $1.47
Ten Little Monkeys book: I think I already have
this book in my collection of Math books, but I
got another one since it was only $.97. I'm
going to put this one in my Monkeys unit.
Colors mini board book: Another simple book to
reinforce color words and colors. $1.47
I was looking for a "pick me up" for one of my
teacher friends, and in the gardening section I
found the cutest colored flower pots 2/$5.
They came in great colors ... lime, orange,
purple, blue, etc. So I bought the lime one
and filled it with Hershey's gold Nuggets candy.
Then I added the ribbon and a little sign that
said "You're worth your weight in gold!"
Oh! I also got a white mailbox that's not in
this picture. $7.97 See a picture of
the finished product on the
Back to School
And I just remembered that I also got a
large standing storage compartment to replace my
old one that I use with my pocketchart to hold the
pocketchart letters. (see
This one has 44 drawers with larger compartments
underneath the smaller ones. I'm going to
use the larger compartments for storing
pocketchart die-cuts. If I like it well
enough, I'm going to go back and get another
one to keep all my stamps in .. especially
considering that I just bought a ton of them off
Teacher's Garage Sale. This storage
compartment is red and cost about $10. Look
in the hardware section as well. (It's still
in the car so no picture yet)