TEACHER THRIFT HAUL | CLASSROOM DECOR, SUPPLIES, & MORE | SUMMER 2018

TEACHER THRIFT HAUL | CLASSROOM DECOR, SUPPLIES, & MORE | SUMMER 2018

I love finding supplies and decor for my classroom at the thrift store and garage sales! My FAVORITE #thriftstorefinds are classroom vintage classroom decor and supplies! In this video, I will share with you all of my recent findings for my classroom!

I’m so excited to be sharing my crafty YouTubers Facebook Group, Creative Collabs! I hope you join me!

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50 Comments

  1. Kimberly Lewis on September 10, 2021 at 4:49 am

    I love it!!! #futureteacherIhope



  2. LoDaniels1 on September 10, 2021 at 4:50 am

    I’m a speech language pathologist and I love going thrifting for things to use in my sessions with clients. I get so excited every time I find something new to use!



  3. Jeri-Ann Henson on September 10, 2021 at 4:52 am

    “Hooked on phonics worked for me“



  4. little_misscrafty on September 10, 2021 at 4:52 am

    Hi the binder machine you have is a punch and binder. Normally tne switch is for the punch and the lever extends the binding coils so you can make the binder. 😊



  5. KittKatt on September 10, 2021 at 4:53 am

    Hooked on phonics is how I learned to read in the 90s. It has made such a difference!



  6. LaQiuta Alves on September 10, 2021 at 4:53 am

    The little piggy is so cute🤗



  7. Lauren M Mendoza on September 10, 2021 at 4:55 am

    You can also hit up your local library’s book sale! I know that the library where I work discards perfectly good children’s books simply because we have multiple copies, and they don’t circulate enough to justify keeping more than one! 📚😉



  8. Courtanie Wilbur on September 10, 2021 at 4:56 am

    Being the high school graduate that I am, I’ve seen a lot of teachers that act all ho-hum and bored out of their mind about their job. But not you! Watching you get all excited about everything shows just how much you love being a teacher. I can’t watch your videos and not smile. Your happiness is contaigous and I love it!! 👍



  9. Mary B. on September 10, 2021 at 4:57 am

    That binder will punch the holes on the side and then you put the plastic binders in the top and the lever opens them up so you can put all the papers in the plastic piece.



  10. Maureen Capobianco on September 10, 2021 at 4:58 am

    I teach 3rd grade. I’m motivated now to check out my local thrift store! TFS!



  11. Waco Bayless on September 10, 2021 at 4:59 am

    If you do any type of scrapbooking, that binder tool will come in very handy in the craft room as well. I would love to find one of those!



  12. Pat Bower on September 10, 2021 at 5:00 am


  13. Hannah Campbell on September 10, 2021 at 5:00 am

    I love how excited you are! So fun!



  14. bluelaugh07 on September 10, 2021 at 5:04 am

    If a student has a birthday that month then put a picture in the frame.



  15. Jan Beard on September 10, 2021 at 5:05 am

    You’re such a great teacher. I love that you buy all that stuff for your class.



  16. Tricia C on September 10, 2021 at 5:07 am

    As others have mentioned, that will punch holes and bind. They are very easy to use. My 2 pieces of advice art: 1. Laminating cover pages on books you make will help with tearing issues. 2. Make sure you empty the hole tray often. It will save you some frustration.



  17. Cyndi Crane on September 10, 2021 at 5:07 am

    I’m not a teacher but I have worked in several classrooms. Absolutely love everything you found! I see how much teachers spend out of pocket that the general public has no clue
    I ALWAYS am on the lookout for items such as you have shown. So much so ,in fact, that I am donating a pick up truck full to two 1st year teachers. Class room set up isn’t covered in college! Have an awesome year!



  18. AnitaB on September 10, 2021 at 5:07 am

    Love, love the calendar.



  19. Mai Britton on September 10, 2021 at 5:08 am

    Wanted to share! I just got my badge today for subisitute teaching. It’s been a dream for a long time.



  20. Monica Ramos on September 10, 2021 at 5:08 am

    Those crayons are perfect for table /group/ centers labels



  21. Sherry Cunningham on September 10, 2021 at 5:09 am

    I wished that I had a teacher liked you when I was in school. You’re so enthusiastic about your students. Love what you do.



  22. M R on September 10, 2021 at 5:10 am

    So jealous about the binding machine!!!



  23. Hart's Arts on September 10, 2021 at 5:11 am

    Great finds! I am leaving the preschool classroom this year to work with the parents. Your haul reminds me of the fun I had finding things for the classroom. Good luck this school year 😍



  24. Crafting Vicky on September 10, 2021 at 5:11 am

    Your class must be so much fun!!!! very cool



  25. Justice for All on September 10, 2021 at 5:12 am

    "Hooked on phonics worked for me"



  26. Lisa K on September 10, 2021 at 5:16 am

    I remember ,"hooked on phonics.. worked for me"



  27. beverly Umphlett on September 10, 2021 at 5:17 am

    All you buy for school what do you do with it when school is over?



  28. Kristen Bynoe on September 10, 2021 at 5:17 am

    I found a couple Hooked on Phonics kits in my new classroom! Great find.



  29. Stephanie Raymoure on September 10, 2021 at 5:21 am

    LOVE this haul!!!!!!! I love going thrifting for my classroom too!!! Sometimes I find such cool things but am not sure how to use it, luckily it comes to me later!! Gotta have a vision!!! And I LOVE LOVE my binding machine!!! Great pick up!!!



  30. talisha vining on September 10, 2021 at 5:24 am

    I love how excited you get about your classroom as I said before to you I wish more teachers were like you and took pride knowing that they helped many children become productive with great self esteem and the knowledge to attempt any educational Challenge my hat 🧢 is off to you have a great day thank you so much



  31. Weirdly O.C.D. on September 10, 2021 at 5:25 am

    I absolutely love the vintage calendar name decor. I definitely remember those from elementary school (late 80’s-mid 90’s).



  32. nowvoyagerNE on September 10, 2021 at 5:25 am

    i love your enthusiasm and joy, and i have an idea for folks out there to feel the same enthusiasm and joy. i always enjoyed going to the store for back-to-school supplies when my daughter was in school and even college, but since my daughter is grown now, i didn’t get an opportunity to do back-to-school supply shopping any more. then for the 2017-2018 academic year, i had a breakthrough idea! i heard yet again how many teachers spend their own money for classroom supplies. i emailed my neighborhood grade school and asked if they needed any supplies. the thankful resource lady emailed me a list, i got the goodies at walmart, and i donated them to the school. i did a mini version of back-to-school shopping after the new year for the same school. i gotta tell you…it felt so good! for the 2018-2019 academic year, i have already done my walmart school supply shopping for the same school, based on the supply lists from the last two times i did this. i say all this not to toot my own horn, but to encourage folks out there to consider doing the same. you don’t have to be wealthy to purchase a few helpful items, and you don’t have to buy a lot of things. i’m retired and on a fixed income, and my idea of a big spending spree is spending $5 at a thrift store! still, i can afford to donate some school supplies once or twice a year. 🙂



  33. Winter Robinson on September 10, 2021 at 5:26 am

    I remember those commercials they kinda sucked to me but good on you for finding that



  34. Angelia Clary on September 10, 2021 at 5:27 am

    This entire video made me smile! I’m a teacher and had to retire due to illness. I miss it so much! Tyfs 😊❤️👍🏼



  35. Elianne Perez on September 10, 2021 at 5:28 am

    I’m not a teacher but my brother is and this gives me so many ideas to give him for his classroom. The pig that you bought is Soo adorable. I love those books ! if you give a Mouse a cookie😂❤



  36. vanessa ibarra on September 10, 2021 at 5:28 am

    That was an awesome haul!!



  37. Kari Kattler on September 10, 2021 at 5:29 am

    Great thinking for those extension activities! As a credentialed teacher evaluator, I already know that you probably get the highest marks on differentiation, which is typically the most difficult category to get the highest marks! I used hooked on phonics when I was little! I’d bet you my parents probably still have it somewhere.



  38. Joyce Crull on September 10, 2021 at 5:29 am

    i love watching your channel. i live the way you get excited about finding stuff for your classroom! like the shop with me.



  39. Some Sunshine on September 10, 2021 at 5:30 am

    I Love all your ideas!!!
    I wish ALL teachers put as much thought into their curriculum/ classrooms!!!
    😊🦋♥️🍍🏵️🌻🌷



  40. Saltea on September 10, 2021 at 5:32 am

    Great stuff!!!



  41. THE WADS on September 10, 2021 at 5:37 am

    Wow!! You found some AMAZING things! That book binder!! Whaaaat So cool! I hope it puts the coil in there for you too! So fun!



  42. Jamie Enochs on September 10, 2021 at 5:38 am

    I love watching your enthusiasm for making your classroom a fun environment for your students 😊



  43. Angels Haven on September 10, 2021 at 5:41 am

    I rem when Hooked On Phonics was an as seen on tv product! AWESOME FIND!



  44. That 1 Kra-Z Teacher & Her Kra-Z Family on September 10, 2021 at 5:42 am

    Nice haul! I have had zero luck so far with garage sale but have found a few books at Dollar Tree for my classroom library. I need to check the second hand stores again.



  45. anna mcfadden on September 10, 2021 at 5:43 am

    Please check your email



  46. Linda Moore on September 10, 2021 at 5:43 am

    What grade do you teach ? My granddaughter wants to know, and me too ?



  47. Lynn Lange on September 10, 2021 at 5:44 am

    You will love the binding machine!!! I taught for 40 years and everything I bound took the kids pride, etc. over the top. I also used it for organizing things like the extra crossword puzzles, mazes, comic strips, etc. that went with units I taught…you make me miss teaching when I see how excited you get with your goodies! I am amazed at the good things you find!



  48. Mika Lett on September 10, 2021 at 5:46 am

    That binding machine is awesome! I volunteer at my sons school and I helped his teacher make books of their writings and art work with it. I also remember hooked on phonics commercials. Your classroom is going to be awesome this year. I wish you were my sons teacher. I know your students all love you. Your energy and enthusiasm are infectious. Tyfs



  49. Rhonda Beard on September 10, 2021 at 5:46 am

    I remember hooked on phonics.



  50. Mai Britton on September 10, 2021 at 5:47 am

    Yep you can find the Manual to anything online. Just Google search under the brand and model #