So...After reading Gulp over at The Inspired Apple I was overwhelmed that Target and other stores have School Supplies already! At the same time I was slightly tempted to go take a peek! :) When I got to Target I decided to only let myself go to the dollar bins and I was SO glad I did! For the past two years I have bought similar Dr. Seuss totes in the dollar bins and I love them! Two years ago I used them to send take home packets that included a matching Dr. Seuss book and stuffed animal (from Kohl's) and a reading response page for the students to respond about the book they read. Last year I used them as a classroom incentive. Each month my table groups earn bees by working as a team and making good choices. At the end of the month, we count the bees and the table with the most bees wins a prize. Last year the Dr. Seuss totes were the March prize and they were a hit!
I LOVE TARGET $1.00 bins!
Also, they have the three part bins that I use to hold supplies that we share and extra supplies. These are $2.50 but WAY cheaper than the education stores and catalogues.
Have fun shopping!