Thursday, March 26, 2015

Thrifty Thursday: Legal Paper in PreK

Don't you just love finding a GREAT deal on something you can use in your classroom?
On my most recent Goodwill trip, I came across a stack of  Legal Paper ... brand new, original packaging, excellent condition, 500 sheets per package.
These usually retail for at least $9.99 per package but I noticed they were Goodwill priced!  I quickly had my husband get a shopping cart and I grabbed all six reams. For $1.91 I knew I couldn't go wrong.
I only paid $11.46 for all six packages which is a savings of 81% off the typical retail price.
So what does one do with 3,000 pieces of legal paper when you're teaching a class of five year olds?
Two or three packages will be cut in half for drawing paper to keep our art center well stocked.  When I spend so little, I can easily afford to let my budding artists use as much paper as they need for all their creativities.
I'll use another ream or so for assembling little books to make personal ABC books, pages for handwriting practice, number booklets, mini dictionaries, and much more.

So what else did I find? 
How about four wonderful paperback readers in "like new" condition...

and one BIG BOOK of the classic song every child loves to sing...


The Goodwill stores in my area sell children's paperback books for only 77 cents so these were truly a bargain and a very nice addition to my growing book collection.

I'm linking up for the first time with the Thrifty Thursday Party hosted by The Thrifty Couple.  It's fun to see how others save money with their creative DIY projects, recipes, crafts, and thrifty tips.
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  1. I love a good deal! Our local Marc's (which is kind of like a Big Lots if you have those) once had colored legal sized paper for $1.99. I couldn't pass it up. We've made art, fish bowl writing paper and colored apples in the fall. I cut it to "regular size" (8.5x11) and run it through the copier. I then use the scrap for the art center. Good find!

    A Very Curious Class

  2. What a great deal on your paper. I see you keep the children busy learning and they love it.


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