Thrifty Thursdays are here!
If you're like me (and most teachers around the world) you probably spend quite a big chunk of your paycheck on things for your classroom. It's time to stop! Instead, let's start sharing ideas that will keep some of that hard earned cash in our wallets instead of in our classroom. (Then you can treat yourself to grande iced mocha latte during your next mani-pedi!)
Every Thursday I'll share an idea for something you can make or use in your classroom from bargains I've found at dollar stores or thrift markets. I'd love for other teachers or homeschoolers to link up blog posts of ideas they have for saving money in the classroom.
Thrifty Thursday Idea for June 5, 2015
Mini-Traffic Cone Sign Holders
I found these super handy little traffic cones at the Dollar Tree. The store I visited had 4 different colors, so I bought one of each. They're about 3 1/2 inches high and made of a sturdy, but flexible plastic (or maybe it's rubber???)
To make them into sign holders all you have to do is cut a slit in the top with a sharp blade. Go slowly so you don't cut too deeply.
Now, what can you do with them?? Here are a few ideas:
-use as center signs
-on student desks to designate the captain
-on student desks to indicate class jobs
-write directions for work stations
-steps for group activities
-hold birthday greetings
-give special recognition to students
-label areas around the room.
If you like the little signs, you can download them here. They're in PowerPoint format so after you download the file you can click in the box to add your own label before you print.
What money saving ideas do you have for your classroom?