Monday, August 13, 2012

My Favorite Dollar Tree Finds for Teachers

Where I live, we have Dollar Trees in nearly every city and they are awesome! Everything is $1! This store is a wonderful place for teachers. Keep in mind though, just because something is $1 does not mean it is a good deal. Some of these items can be found cheaper elsewhere, or just are not quality products. For this reason, I am going to share with you some of my favorite dollar tree items! If you do not have a dollar tree near you, you can order from them in bulk, or perhaps a similar style store is near you with similar items.

Frugal Favorite Finds:

Cute 12-packs of pencils - These are nice to have as back-ups, but I use these for rewards, prizes and Birthdays.

Artificial flowers and vases to go with them-  The Dollar Tree has a huge selection of artificial flowers, and they do not look extremely cheap and tacky. Many of you are probably wondering why flowers and vases are even on my list for teachers. Well, flowers make a room more bright and happy. I like to buy bright tumblers or plastic vases, and make cheap flower arrangements for my room. The kids love it, I love it..and it's a cheap way to add some decor to your room.

Die- Cut Letters and Numbers- For $1? Yes please! Granted, the packs are somewhat small and the letters are also, I find they are still useful for most of your die-cut needs.

Stack and Nest Plastic Bins- These are amazing to have for organizing goods in the classroom and for using in center or small group work.

Miniature Dry-Erase Boards- These are wonderful for review games, small group work, and many other uses...and they're always $1 !

10 oz. pump hand sanitizer- This is a good deal for $1, and always needed in the classroom. This is a good, portable size and you can put a few throughout the room.

Wire, Mesh, Desk Organizer (and all of the Dollar Tree's Mesh Organizer collection)- Cute, practical, and much-needed. These quality desk top organizers are a steal.

Small, plastic drawer organizers- These come 3 to a pack. They are great for keeping desks organized, and for using at centers and small group.

Scotch 2-packs of tape - I am sure everyone is aware of how tape can be useful in the classroom, but did you know the Dollar Tree carries 2-packs of name-brand tape for $1? Now you do !

Positive Reinforcement erasers 12-pack- This is an affordable set of erasers that would be great to have to reward students.

180-count motivational stickers- always nice to have!

These are just some of my many favorite Dollar Tree finds. They have coloring books, regular books for reading, flash cards, puzzles, classroom decor and organization, posters, signs, labels, and so much more. What are some of your favorite dollar finds?

Speaking of dollar finds: I have several items (and more to come) around $1 at my Teachers Pay Teachers Store, so go check it out! Among these items are :

My Hand Signals Behavior Management Poster

and My 3 Branches of Government Activity

Follow my store and check out my other free and/or affordable items also!


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  2. I just found your blog, and love it! :) I totally love Dollar Tree. I found my book luggage baskets at Dollar Tree. I have some pictures on my blog you should check out! :)

    Sensational Seconds

    1. Thank you for stopping by..I hope you follow my blog! I would love to check out your blog.

  3. I am also an avid shopper at the Dollar Tree! I just found your blog! I would love for you to stop by and visit mine when you have time!
    Patti :)A Series of 3rd Grade Events

    1. Thank you for sharing. I visited your blog and am following; I hope you will follow mine for new articles, tips, and products!

  4. Hi there! I saw your blog on the TpT forum, and I am your newest follower! :)

    1. Thank you for following. Your blog is adorable and I am also following you.

  5. I, too, love the Dollar Store. Isn't fun to find items that aren't necessarily for school, but with a bit of creativity, they work perfectly?

    1. Yes! It is a wonderful outlet for creative projects and ideas!

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