Our focus, Dollar Tree PD, was inspired by a quick trip to the local Dollar Tree with a group of teachers, in which we all spent less than $8 and left the store with a plethora of items intended for classroom use. We were amazed that we all spent so little, but left with items intended to have a BIG impact on our students.
How will it work???
Well, every Thursday, we will post (and, hopefully, you will too!) a thrifty classroom idea with items found for around a dollar. The posts can focus on items for classroom management, decorations, curriculum idea, or really anything you related to school! Create a blog post and post pictures (feel free to snag the linky party logo). After you have created your post, fill out the electronic submission form and tweet the link with the hashtag #$TreePD. If your creation was inspired by something you saw online, then, of course, give props to the author:)
When does it start???
Well, Thursday, in keeping with Kathleen’s awesome idea of “Thrifty Thursday”! We’ve already been scouting the aisles and have seen several items we are eager to use in our classes. If Thursday is not good for you, then, post when you can, add your link to the submission form, and tweet #$TreePD.
Why do this???
Well, we think there is power in numbers and while we may look at a flyswatter and think, “hmmm…I’m glad I don’t have flies”, we realize others recognize its’ hidden potential to be transformed into a game to use to review. We hope to share the creative use of inexpensive items to impact student learning everywhere!
What to do???
Hit the local discount stores and start re-imagining. We can’t wait to see what you find!!!