I love reading Raechel Myers' blog on Saturdays to see what she finds on her yard sale-ing adventures. This gal finds some great stuff for some even better prices on her Saturday escapades. This past Saturday, J and I tried our hands at it, and we were able to find a few cool things...
2 teddy bears for Layla to destroy, $1
He spoils her rotten. She's already in heaven...can't you tell?
Old Clock, $5
This clock was made from an old train schedule. The train company was and still is based in our city. He's going to hang it amongst the old maps that he collects and frames.
My purchases (all school related!):
Games (Boggle, Scattegories Jr., and Connect 4), $4
My students love having game days, but I refuse to buy games for my classroom at full price since I know pieces will get lost and people will mistreat them. I was so excited by this bargain!
20 books, $5 ($0.25 a piece)
Again, kids are rough on everything in my classroom. All the books in my class library have been bought used. I was happy to find a yard sale put on by middle school girls trying to make some cash, as they had bookshelves full of young adult books.
And the deal of the day...
A cardboard box full of math manipulatives, $12
A veteran teacher was selling all of these, and when she saw me walk up to the table she offered me the whole thing for $12. She probably would've let me talk her down to $10, but I was thrilled to get several hundred dollars worth of stuff for twelve bucks!