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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Dollar Tree Finds

I had never been inside a Dollar Tree
prior to starting grad school!


I had tried other dollar stores in the past but always found that the money I spent was wasted. Whatever I purchased had a shelf life in my house that was counted in hours not days.

 Imagine my surprise when teacher after teacher recommended Dollar Tree for stocking their classrooms. Now granted, not all things can be found in this store but if you watch closely you will find some great items!


My husband is quite certain I am crazy. I purchased 20 plastic shoe boxes this week simply because they had a red lid. YEP! I think I may have to agree with him but they matched my class!!! Or the class I will someday have.

I wish they had more... they did the first time I went but I decided why buy them and store them in the garage for a few years and then when I went back I bought everyone they had in red. Their website shows them in black as well. Sigh... I will wait for them to restock.

They are now nicely packed away in a box marked classroom. They had other colors as well.... So what does one use these for in a classroom??


My other exciting find... EXPLODING VALENTINES! They come in a four pack. I bought them for my sons and they had a blast with these but stated that the outside packaging looked too girly. I will have to agree with them but still its an EXPLODING VALENTINE!

Shake, smack, and wala... a little balloon pops up.
Perhaps I am just easily amused.


One note about Dollar Tree... I am a firm believer in shopping at their store vs shopping online. All the items online have to be purchased by the case.

Now while I am a little obsessed (or A LOT!) with organizing my future classroom... I am not THAT obsessed.

YOUR SHOPPING LIST:
~ 20 Plastic shoe boxes... you know you will need them!

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1 Comments:

At January 28, 2012 at 11:05 AM , Blogger Jordon, The Messy One said...

Dollar Tree is my absolute FAVORITE!

 

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