Let's just admit one thing. There is a gravitational pull to the dollar bin area when you walk into any Target store. No matter what, if you are a teacher, you can not resist the temptation to look at the dollar bins. And you know what? Target is on to us. Because now, instead of everything being a dollar, there are now THREE dollars bins. Target is playing with our addiction and taking advantage of us. But, if we're being honest. We let them.
I recently experienced this gravitational pull when I was in Target last, and I'm not even teaching in the classroom anymore. It's just in my nature now. I loved looking through the bins anyways and found some really great gems that can be turned into classroom games for $3 or less!
Dry erase boards can be another all-purpose resource in your classroom. Place them at your centers for students to use when they need space to work out math problems, or practice handwriting. Students think they are SO much cooler than writing on paper!
Love these magnetic letters for $1!! I love this idea from Pinterest
So - moral of the story. Go to the Target dollar bin. Games are waiting to happen :)