I think that I started to go into shock when I was at the HR dept. at work dropping off some paperwork and the secretary said to me. "Well, you have about a month now and you'll be getting ready to go back to school!"
OMG, she is right..
So, in my panic mode I decided to do a little classroom retail therapy. I had a friend on facebook say that Target was getting their school supplies out in their dollar spot, and I saw a few teachers that had posted some early shopping trips. I had to see if mine was following to suit!
They had some things such as organizational things like book bins, trays, caddies, but I really don’t need them because I’ve stocked up other years and mine haven’t gotten too beat up. Then, I did find some goodies. Check em out!
|So, I love that these were $1!! I can make multiple work tasks out of these. For one I can use the rubber bands for some kind of bundling or fine more task. I can even use them for sorting by color. Then the awesome part is they came in this great box with little compartments that can be used for sorting things. Like the new work task that Brie from Breezy Special Ed shared check it out Vending Machine Sorting Work Task|
|These cards are similar to the ones above in that they involve categorizing and I feel these can provide more higher order thinking about the concepts for students. LOVE!|
|These are cards I'll laminate and use in a work task where the students have to match the rhyming words and have to circle the pictures on the cards with a dry-erase marker that are the same or different.|
So, that is just a tad of I'm sure many shopping trips for the school year. I'm trying to hold back til I can get my classroom mostly setup and really assess my needs before going crazy and getting tons of stuff. We will see how that goes. Have you found any good deals at any stores near you that are already starting the back to school sales???