Dollar Tuesday

I went to Target 4 times last week...don't judge me! In the dollar section, I found the cutest vinyl baskets for my beach themed classroom next year! Well actually my BFF saw them and brought them over to me and I may or may not have squealed in the dollar section. {Check out these amazing teachers and the inspiration behind my beach themed room! Sneaker Teacher and Mrs. Lamb featured on What The Teacher Wants}

Anyway, I really, really love them. But I don't know what to do with them! I can already envision pencils and scissors being jammed through the vinyl, so that's out of the question. I was thinking maybe to store things? I don't know, I need your help!

Now link up your dollar finds! {So I can make a list and steal borrow your great ideas!}


  1. I'm so excited to see everyone's dollar finds :) I linked up with an idea that I posted about a week ago.


  2. Put extra crayons in there. Then get a little beach shovel and have kids shovel out the crayons when they needs some more. I know some teachers that do this and it works great! Hope this is helpful!

  3. Cute baskets! Maybe for math manipulatives that you use often enough to keep out? Dice, chips, etc...Or dry erase markers and felt "erasers" if you use the little dry erase boards. Beach themed classroom--what a cute idea!!

  4. I was thinking center activities, like magnetic letters. However, I love the crayon & shovel idea.

    Ms. M

  5. Third Grade Meanderings posted about a review game where she uses buckets. Maybe that would be fun!

    Thoughts of a Third Grade Teacher

  6. I agree with the crayon and shovel idea- super cute! I have a bookcase full of extra supplies in cute little baskets. Markers, dry erase, color pencils, crayons, glue sticks, sticky notes, etc.

    Could you use them as tissue box holders spread around your classroom?

    Good Luck!

    Technology, Teaching, and Talking

  7. I love this! At Target, I purchased the flower chip and dip platter to separate and store all my different dice. I also purchased the cute fly swatters with the flowers for pointers at the big book center.