I work in a county with not one, but two, Target stores. And (sadly) I never seem to be able to make it to them.
So when I see the fabulous posts singing the praises of my favorite bull's eye, there is a fair amount of weeping and gnashing of teeth because I can't remember to ever stop there. (True story: a student of mine gave me a gift card to Target in 2010. Now, in the summer of '12, more than half the balance remains.)
So for those of you who may live closer to a Walmart than a Target, this post is for you.
Looky what I found for less than $1:
Glue sticks for ten cents apiece? Why, yes, I'll buy an entire class set!
Welcome postcards? For 88 cents? You better believe I'm getting these instead of the $5 ones at the parent-teacher store.
More 88 cent finds: bookmarks and stickers. You show me a teacher who says they have enough stickers and I'll show you a teacher two days from retirement.
Dual sided whiteboards with lines on 'em? For 88 cents? I do believe I'll purchase a small group set. (Though to be fair, they're not nearly as sturdy as the ones you order.)
Cute clipboards for ninety seven cents? I need two more for a class set. (Again, in the interest of fair packaging, these aren't nearly as sturdy as the more costly ones.)
And what's a shopping trip without the occasional impulse buy? 3 cute folders (for eight eight cents) end this shopping trip.
And, truth be told, I found some more fun and useful items at my local Dollar Tree. I found first day of school books among other items. (When I can remember where I put them, they will happily be on display.)
Happy school shopping, bloggie friends!