Thrift Store Fun. As you may know, I have been diligently working in my Book Room. Sorry there haven’t been updates, but I’m still doing inventory and labels.
I have noticed many, many, MANY books have been lost over the years and the chapter book selections are pretty sparse. Some books only have 2 or 3 copies and I’m sure they aren’t doing the teachers any good.
I know we need to add to these books, but I don’t really have a budget. SOOOOO…I decided to put my two favorite things together: BOOKS AND THRIFT STORES.
Thrift store Challenge
This was my plan. I decided to have a “me” day and go thrifting specifically for my office and book room. I also decided I was only going to spend $20.
1. Personal-Sized Dry Erase Board
I was looking for a small size board to add to my box of goodies I take into classrooms. This was the perfect fit…for $0.75. It will fit in my box and it will be easy to share with students.
2. Book Ends
What reading teacher can turn down metal book ends with the cork still on the bottom. Not me. I find I probably have more than I need…but I love them. $1.25.
3. Green Metal Book Basket
I love this color. I use this color in my office/classroom. Couldn’t resist…even if it was the most expensive thing of the day. This basket can hold books for my groups. There are so many purposes…I just had to have it. $3.25.
4. Heavy-Duty, Clear View Binders
One of my jobs during the school year is keeping data…on everyone. I have a binder for each grade level. A binder for each intervention. A binder each test. I am always looking for binders. They usually run $5 each (or more) for the heavy-duty, clear view binders. I got 3 binders for less than $3.00. AND one was GREEN!
5. thrift store BOOKS!!!!
Finally, I got 20 books for my book room. Like I said, I was specifically looking for chapter books. AND you know I love Magic Tree House books. I also slid in a copy of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
I did go over my $20 allotment, but I’m happy with it. I guess it’s $21.76 with tax.