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Subject: Are you as cheap as me?
Date Posted: 1/2/2008 11:54 AM ET
Member Since: 6/26/2006
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Does anyone else stock up on Hershey Kisses and Reeses mini cups on the red and green foil on sale now super, super cheap....and then separate to use the red ones for Valentines Day  with my students and the green ones for St. Patrick's?  Or am I just being super cheap myself?

Subject: super cheap
Date Posted: 1/2/2008 9:43 PM ET
Member Since: 5/6/2007
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I prefer to call it being frugal. As teacher's, we spend enough of our own money on our kids for supplements and rewards. You might as well make your own dollars stretch until they scream, lol.  Not only am I buying up the kisses, etc., but Im buying up all the Xmas stuff on sale to use for class next year! Even more, Im buying up all the gingerbread house kits so that I can use them for Valentines day or Mothers day. I also buy lots of wrapping paper and tissue for art projects. I find its much easier to get it on sale than try to get money from my district. I also buy material when its on sale and teach my students to make a blanket to give as a gift for either moms day or birthday. They have fun, they learn a practical skill and we practice math skills in a real life situation. Same reason I cook in the classroom. My principal tends to turn a blind eye, lol. I say, youre not being cheap, youre being a caring teacher!  Keep up the good work!

Lorene

Date Posted: 1/4/2008 12:48 AM ET
Member Since: 10/21/2007
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Linda, oooo, good idea! 

Lorene, I wish my teachers taught me how to make a blanket.  I never caught on to sewing.  :(

 

Date Posted: 1/4/2008 7:35 AM ET
Member Since: 5/6/2007
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Sheena, no sewing involved. Its tied. Very easy to do and only takes a few hours. We have a field trip to a fabric store where students buy their fabric and then we do a demo and the kids make them.

Lorene

Date Posted: 1/4/2008 2:56 PM ET
Member Since: 3/4/2007
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I haven't done any stocking up on the candy this year because I seem to be having a run of kids who don't care for chocolate, but I have done so in the past.  We have to save wherever possible, so you're being smart. :-)