Monday, July 8, 2013

Stocking a Classroom Store and Trying a New Idea for Organizing Student Supplies

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday

My freebie this week is a credit/debit 
sheet that students tape to their desks.
I mark a credit for homework, class jobs and
occasionally for positive behaviors.
I occasionally mark a debit for misbehaviors.
My original sheet and the idea came
from Beth Newingham. I made 3 new versions.

Click here to get them!

We all spend too much money
out of our own pockets on our
classrooms. It is almost expected
anymore. Without our money, our
classrooms would be close to empty
and learning just wouldn't be the same.

One way I have found to occasionally
save a little money when getting items for 
my classroom store, is to visit our local
thrift store. All items are donated to the
store. They in turn, donate items to
people in need. They also donate items
to teachers for their classrooms.

It might be worth your time this summer 
to visit a local thrift store and ask
 if they donate to teachers! 

I do buy things as well to support the cause!

Here are some of the items I found this time!
All free!

Frog squirters
(a center or store...hmmm..)

2 bags of at least 100 erasers
in each bag! BRAND NEW!
( or store?!)

2 bags of dolphin, whale and
shark squirters! Brand new!

2 bags of dinosaur squirters!
Brand new!

5 bags of miscellaneous!
(mini stuffed animals, balls,
plastic farm animals, plastic cats
and a Winnie the Pooh set)
All going in the store!!

The past few years, we have kept
student supplies on their desks in
the colored divided baskets. They are
in the way, students play with the things,
they fall through desk cracks when we move
desks and it just doesn't look very neat.

This year, I am going to try these
They stack and can be kept
somewhere in the classroom.
When we need glue, crayons, or 
scissors, a student from each 
table can go get their whole container,
place it in the middle of their desks,
open the drawer to all of their supplies
and stack it back when we are finished!
I think I am going to put small containers
in each drawer to divide the supplies and
keep them neat and organized inside the drawers.

I hope it works! 
I will post pictures once school starts!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Wow! I need to check out our thrift shops! You found so many great things!

    Kimberly Ann
    Live, Laugh, I love Kindergarten

  2. Neat idea! I'm glad I stopped by Manic Monday this week :)
    Thanks for sharing!