I have posted in the past about teaching resources I have bought second hand. I haven’t done one of these posts in a while. Firstly because I didn’t have time to peruse my usual haunts at my leisure, and secondly because I was begged not to bring more ‘junk’ into the house! But as you teachers know, we will always find uses for the most innocuous of supplies, such as the humble toilet roll cylinder, or the jigsaw puzzle with several of the pieces missing. Space has become a problem since the move however, so I am limiting my hoarding as much as possible. Hopefully some day I will have a classroom to store all my supplies in!
This post will showcase the bargains I acquired and how I will use them.
1. Magazine holder:
I will use this to store the magazines I have been gathering for collages for camp.
2. A whole set of Horrible Science magazines. I may use these for project/research work, for collages, or just for reading. They are in perfect condition.
I bought these three fellas. The cross and happy looking guys will form part of a behaviour management regime. I will place the grumpy looking one on the desk if the children are misbehaving, the happy guy means the opposite, obviously enough! I can’t imagine myself ever using the cross guy, hopefully I won’t need to! The koala bear was thrown in for Australia themed lessons.
I bought a story book, a beautifully illustrated children’s bible, a brand new unmarked Spelling work book, and a rhyming book by my favourite children’s author-Julia Donaldson.
5. I bought a giant dice for my new snakes and ladders rug. This dice needs a blog post of it’s own to talk about the many, many uses I have for it!
So there you have it. I got all of the above, (plus a handbag!) for five euro. If that’s not a bargain I don’t know what is! My advice? Keep an eye out, you never know what you might find! The majority of my Usborne books are second hand- they are always popping up in charity shops. They are expensive to buy too so it is a great help.