Maybe I should have called this Surprise Target day.
I started the day early, well early for a summer vacation day. I got a wake up call and was up at 8:30am. However, I had some motivation... I was going to Target.
I was there, at 9:40am, and they were just filling the dollar spot's section with teacher goodies. Truthfully, I didn't find much there, but I did find some.
Some purple pocket charts.
Star erasers and stickers.
I have PLENTY student white boards but I caved and got some of these sentence strip like mini whiteboards for use during guided reading or small group instruction.
Then I found my way to the back of the store, That is right the back, so that I have to go through every other section picking up all sorts of other goodies that I have no business picking up. However, I did make it there and was able to purchase quite a bit.
Who doesn't need two pocket folders? Both with and without prongs.
Some black binders for myself.
I got some pencil boxes for color pencils to replace some older ones.
Some index card boxes for the Bulletin Board centers I previously wrote about.
One of my favorite purchases are these rainbow colored boxes, both large and small, to organize my desk and teacher table items.
Here is my splurge item. Some half size neon index cards on a ring. Totally not necessary, way over priced but so darn cute I couldn't resist.
But my ultimate favorite purchase of the day are these roll up, slap bracelet rulers. I don't usually need, use, nor want rulers in my class. However, my friend loved them and decided to purchase them and donate them to my room when I said "but we don't use them." I am glad she did because I just adore them!
The best part was I didn't spend as much as I thought I would. I am sure I will be back before school starts because there are a few items I am waiting to go on sale.
What kind of school items are on your shopping list this year?