I was in the great city of Amarillo for a few days and my mom and I did tons I mean TONS of shopping. I found lots of new items for my classroom of course I found jars at Big Lot that have fake fireflies in them but they light up and fly around! I need to video them and show them to you because they are AWESOME. They also have butterflies if your classroom has any of that.
My mom and I hit up Goodwill and The Thrift Shop that benefits the blind look at these goodies:
I found 30 books! The most I paid for a book out of this stack was 50 cents for a hardback all of the paperbacks were 30 cents! I found 10 Junie B. Jones Books! I would say I had a very successful Goodwill/Thrift Store experience. I was amazed at all of the goodies I found. I'm sure all of you experienced teachers have been there before and know about this little gem but for those of us newbies its definitely something to regularly look into :)
I was shopping at Kohls and I heard on the loud speaker that their Kohls Cares book was SKIPPYJON JONES! I was so excited and then found out that each of these hardback books were five dollars (I was really excited since I bought a paperback one for 6.99 earlier that day needless to say that went back to the store). You could also take home your very own SkippyJon for five bucks too how could I pass that up!?
I also went to a few used book stores and a Hastings where I found a few items but to me these were my best deals! I think I consider the Kohl's one a good deal just because I LOVE SkippyJon Jones!!
On my LONG car ride home today I made some birthday certificates. I am going to put them up on my birthday board by my desk so hopefully I will be better about remembering birthdays! I was horrible about them last year...I think I just had a lot on my plate! I am putting a copy for you in my TPT Store just click the pic. below to grab yours!
I would like to end with a question this week. Where do you find your "bargain books" for your class library?