Therefore, I thought I would share my FABULOUS FIND of the week (because just maybe you need one of these too).
First of all, let me set the stage...my classroom has a beach theme. Thus, each year I use a "treasure box" as a positive reward system with my students. It houses large items (that are donated) and comes out every Friday.
I also use treasure buckets. These are sand buckets that have smaller items in them. These stay out everyday. I may have to do a separate post on these too (Note to self!).
For the past few years, my treasure box has simply been a large, clear Sterlite Container.
I know, that's not very cute, is it? I simply wrote "Treasure Box" on the side in bubble letters to fancy it up a bit, but it really was Blah!
I knew I wanted something a bit cuter but just couldn't find that special something, until about a week ago.
While visiting my sister in Tampa, we were doing some therapy at her local Walmart. As we were looking in the homegoods section, they had a small area devoted to colorful cloth bins and organizers to use in kids bedrooms (cute stuff...nice colors too). Amongst all of home organizers I see this...
Yes, it is a REAL treasure box. Well, it's actually made of plastic but it look's like a real one. And, it is just as large as my boring Sterlite container.
I was so excited!
And the best part, they had them in a variety of bright colors. Of course, I didn't see any in pink or blue which are my classroom colors, but I decided to overlook that minor detail especially after seeing the price.
Are you ready for it?
This little bad boy only cost me a whopping
BAM! Now that's a deal!
So of course, without hesitation, I placed one in my buggy and proudly went to the checkout isle to pay for my precious, new treasure box.
I am thinking that I must decorate it up a bit more, but I just haven't decided what to do with it. Knowing me, it will probably end up with some bling or maybe just polkadots.
Anyway...now I can't wait to fill this little cutie-patootie and display it in my beach themed classroom.
Oh, and an added benefit for me...now I can use that boring, clear Sterlite container to house something else. Maybe all those wonderful freebies that I keep getting from all my blogging friends.
So that is my FABULOUS FIND. Have you found anything fabulous this summer? Let me know about it!
Until then, happy blogging!