Saturday, July 2, 2011

More Classroom Shopping Goodness

Yes, this is my third post linking up with Ladybug's classroom shopping linky party (you can see my first post HERE and my second post HERE). But I really haven't been spending as much money as it seems. I went to my school to pick something up yesterday and so of course I had to stop by that Target (it's a different one than the one down the street from me) and see what was going on. Well, I am SO glad I did because not only did they have more of things that my Target had run out of, but they had new things that my Target didn't have! I definitely had to budget myself but I got:
Today's Activity Display

 Alphabet Stamps for my Word Work Center

Time Flashcards and more Money Mats (my Target only had 1)

Pretty Magazine File Holders

Then, later in the day my husband and I popped into TJ MAXX to look at some things for the house. So, you know I had to look in the children's section, which I think semi-annoyed my husband who didn't expect me to go teacher-y in TJ MAXX. Anyway I'm glad I did because I found two Scholastic DVD's. 
One is all Maurice Sendak and includes videos of Where the Wild Things Are and two of his other books as well as an About the Author video.  The second DVD I got has videos of well-known folk tale books like Strega Nona, Stone Soup, and Joseph Had a Little Overcoat.
I am very excited about all of the things I found for my classroom but I am now taking a break from shopping until I can get into my classroom and take inventory. You see, I am moving into the room where I did my student teaching, my cooperating teacher is transferring to a different school and teaching a younger grade. Although I will miss her greatly she left me a lot of things that I will be able to use; such as half of her classroom library, math games, language games, 30+ whiteboards, 25+ clipboards, a pile of construction paper, boxes of dry erase markers, office supplies, and a lot of manipulatives and  other items. Since I don't know exactly everything I will be inheriting I plan on not buying anything else until I am able to get into the classroom and make sure I am not buying doubles. 

I have enjoyed seeing all of your purchases throughout this linky party and finding some new blogs!


Kristen said...

Great finds! Those file holders are lovely. Congrats on getting your new (old) room...that's so nice your cooperating teacher left so many things for you, it will be such a help. I look forward to seeing your classroom!

Dana said...

You did great! Love the stamps! I'm gonna have to go back and look for those. I got the file holders (2 black and white and 1 with pink and black like in your pic). They're SO pretty! Target had tons of chapter books as well. I snagged those and created a few sets! :)

3rd Grade Gridiron

Nancy Wilson said...

I sooooo want to get to Target now!!! I can't drive for another week. :( I wonder if I can talk my husband into a trip into Victorville (city about 40 miles away that has a Target) & convince him that it's a DEAL! ;)
Thanks, Nancy

The Apple Basket Teacher

Tonya said...

Don't ya just LOVE Target?! I am in there too much! You snagged some great items. Love the magazine boxes!

Nancy Wilson said...

Whoo Hoo, guess where we're headed got it Victorville to Costco (coupons expire tomorrow) and Target...I remembered I had 3 $5 gift cards from signing my kids up for college accounts! Look out $ section, here we come!! (I just need to take it easy on the walking...don't want to over do after surgery!!)
Thanks, Nancy

The Apple Basket Teacher

Alysia Battista said...

I also participated in that linky party after my shopping spree at Target. Reading everyone else's posts is making me want to go back next week... Also, I tried to comment on your freebie post, but couldn't. Thanks for sharing!

Miss B, Busy Bee

Mel D said...

I am a new follower thanks to the freebie linky party. You have loads of great stuff on here! Please check out the freebie I posted & follow me :o)
Peace, Mel D
Oh the Places We’ll Go

Tina said...

You found a lot of great things! I will be heading out to Target today to see what I can grab!