Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Preschool Teachers and The Dollar Store
On any given day I can travel to the dollar store and pick up some great finds for my classroom. There's also dollar isles or sections in your most popular stores. When you're a new preschool teacher it can be difficult to know just what that great find is. I consulted with some of Facebook's finest in the business and heres what they had to say.
Arts and Crafts
Ash Trays (to hold paint brushes and paint)
Toilet Paper rolls (check your state rules and regulations, Florida is NOT allowed to use toilet tissue rolls but can use paper towel rolls)
Toothbrushes (to paint with)
Velcro (to put up center signs)
Cereal Boxes (to add some color and dimension to buildings)
Nail Polish Remover (for removing permanent marker, it's not so permanent any more)
Toothbrushes (to clean with)
3M Command Strips
Egg Cartons (to store plastic eggs)
Beans (counting, grouping, creating patterns)
Yarn (making pom-poms)
Butter containers with lids
Egg Cartons (for small, individual paint projects)
Don't forget to check your local stores after each holiday to score some great dollar finds.
Thank you to all my contributors.
Shara Lawrence-Weiss, Ayn Colsh, Laura Thacker Major, Karen Nemeth, Emilie Leadley Gillick, Kara Chancellor, Monica Ratcliffe Munoz, Tammy Owens,