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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Clip, Rip, Return, Cut, and Save!

BUDGETS, SPENDING CUTS, DOWNSIZES- need I say  type more.   Here are a few ways our school and staff try to stay ahead with all the "push backs, blocks, and detours in our paths."
  • Return printer ink cartridges
  • Collect and send in Box Tops
  • Collect and send in milk caps
  • Collect and send in Campbells' soup labels
  • Shop at stores that offer teacher discounts- School House (a business 20 miles away from our school), JoAnn's Fabrics, Barnes & Noble, Dell, Office Depot,  and School Specialty (shopping at second hand stores- Goodwill, etc is always a treat for teachers)
  • Hold numerous fundraisers-Booyah sale, fruit sale, Produce Stand, rummage sales, magazine sales, and cookbook sales, etc
  • REUSE, REUSE, REUSE- making copies on used paper, using soup cans for pencil holders, using plastic table cloths for wall paper, using water bottles for shakers/Word Work/number games, using Wipes containers to hold supplies, etc.
Without a doubt, one needs to be creative and think "out of the box" to stay within one's budget.  Teachers and educators definitely are amazing people who are challenged to carve many paths along their teaching journey; but we accept the challenge and leave many trails!  BRAVO TEACHERS!

Box Tops for Education

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Kelley Cirrito said...

I have a hard time staying within budgets, especially since our school doesn't help out with anything!!

2nd Grade Teacher and Life Long Learner said...

Hello Kelley! Are you able to share materials with fellow teachers especially same grade teachers? Do you hit rummage sales?

Melissa said...

Amen! I'm always looking for a way to save. I didn't know about the milk lids.

2nd Grade Teacher and Life Long Learner said...

Got Milk? :>)