Where can I find inexpensive teaching supplies/resources?

I work in a private school and have no budget for supplies or resources. I don't want my classroom to look or feel like it's on a budget. Do you have a favorite place to buy things that are not overpriced?

Update:

There are no "teacher" stores where I am- i'm looking for catalogs or websites

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  • 1 decade ago
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    www.schoolspecialty.com

    It's smartest to buy bulk items from here...like pencils, whiteboards, watercolors, etc. It's reasonably priced for other items like classroom organization and decoration. What is really great about it is that they have everything you would possibly need.

    www.teachercreated.com

    This is my favorite stuff for classroom decoration and ideas. The prices aren't "cheap" but are reasonable, once again.

    You may also want to visit your local Target (if you have one). At my local Target, they currently have tons of teacher items and school supplies in the 99 cent bin. I know WalMart does similar promotions so you may try them as well.

    As for books and resources of this nature, I like Scholastic. I use the points I receive from book orders that students place to purchase resource books, books for my classroom library and other materials for classroom use.

    www.scholastic.com

    Half Price Books is also a great resource if you have one your area. They have an education section in which there are many used resource and idea books for teachers as well as a children's section with tons of books for every age at very low prices.

    Good luck!

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  • 4 years ago

    Teaching Supplies Cheap

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  • inno
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    4 years ago

    Cheap Teaching Supplies

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  • 5 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    Cornucopia listed some great websites. I use a lot of thsoe for curriculum and teaching ideas.

    Classroom direct is good. cheap shipping!

    I ran across one the other day -- which looks pretty good. (and cheap!)

    www.teacherstorehouse.com

    www.teachersparadise.com has some good prices

    Also try to think outside the box too. Use things that aren't necessarily 'teacher' related for your classroom.

    For bulletin boards -- use bright material. I bought bright purple material with some stars.. it never fades, and you can buy cheap $1/yard material at WalMart. I always try to find material at garage sales/thrift stores. Just an example.

    I buy the big pack of "bright" paper and cardstock at Office Depot or you can probably find soem online even cheaper. I laminate a few of each color and mount them across one wall. I attach a "stikki clip" (the wax on one side and little clip thing on the other) at the top. These are colorful on the wall empty, and a place to hold a display paper -- spelling test, drawing, etc.) from each student. I use the paper/cardstock for everything..... Signs on my door, Name plates on the desks, etc. It adds a lot of color to the room, something that simple.

    Hobby Lobby has lots of cool stuff -- in every department almost -- that can be used in the classroom.

    If you want/need a rug, you can find a local carpet store. Most are willing to donate. Also... look at the students' parents in your classroom. Find out where they work, and maybe you can score some donations like that. Also, in a parent newsletter, you could list some things that you need. (markers, playdoh, etc.) A lot of parents will donate some stuff if they just know what is needed.

    If you have a Dollar Tree nearby, they have some teaching materials that are obviously cheap -- and they are cute! I think you can also check: www.dollartreedirect.com

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  • SB
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    1 decade ago

    Are you in the UK?

    (If you put specifically what you're looking for I'll come back and give some better recommendations.)

    eBay is great. Do you have a Staples store near you?

    They sell fairly cheap whiteboard pens, decorative coloured paper and overall decent stationary.

    If you're looking for furniture - like an additional book shelf or whatever it may be, try Ikea.

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  • Mike S
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    1 decade ago

    Everything is free at www.alternativeeducationbible.com which has some resources and ideas for teachers. It's a site for teachers, by teachers... and the site seems to have a good sense of humor as well.

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  • Karen
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Target's dollar bins have stuff. Also, I bought some of my project supplies at Ikea: rolls of paper (for making posters), crayons, etc. -- all very cheap.

    I also used to take all my doctor's pens whenever he left the exam room. (He got those things free from pharmaceutical companies anyway.)

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  • 1 decade ago

    Is there a Target or a Wal-mart near you? There are lots of stores such as this that have, especially this time of year, great deals on school supplies.

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  • 3 years ago

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