Sunday, August 5, 2012

Garage Sales and a FREEBIE!!!

Do you ever shop for your classroom at garage sales?  I love finding little treasures that are perfect for my room at really cheap prices! Since I moved down this year from fourth to first grade, I needed to rework my classroom library.  After all, there's no way my first graders are going to be reading my fourth grade books at the start.

I had checked quite a few places looking for cheap/free books with no luck.  Yesterday I went garage sale-ing (is that a word?) and hit the classroom library jackpot!!!  It looked like a teacher had retired and was selling all of her classroom materials.  I was a little too late for most of her classroom items but she had loads of books left when I got there.  At 50 cents or cheaper a piece for books in GREAT condition, I was in heaven!!

While leaving the garage sale, a library friend of mine called to let me know that she needed to discard some books off of her shelves.  Score!!!  I raced over to the library and gladly accepted another load of books.  So I went from zero books for my library to a LOT of books for my little classroom.  It's well over 125 books but I haven't counted them all yet.

Here's a picture of my spoils from yesterday's adventure!!!

There are some great titles in there and I can't wait to share them with my students!!

Lastly, I spent the last couple of days working on a freebie for my TPT store.  I've been a member of TPT for about 4 years now but I've always purchased items and have never had a store.  This year I would like to change that and share what I create for my room.  I plan to share every item I create as a freebie for one week before I put them up for sale.  So you will want to take some time to visit my store and become a follower so you can get the shares before they become products!

Click on the First Grade Circus picture to go to the first freebie!!!

What would you like to see me create?  What do you need in your classroom?  Do you ever find treasure at a garage sale?  Share in the comments below!

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