These are actually only about 4 inches high each! I found these at Michael's Arts and Crafts. I think they were about $2.00 each. They have little hooks on the bottom to hang items from them. They have little picture hooks at the top to be able to pin/nail them to a wall. They were plain white and I didn't know where I was going to put them in my classroom so I wanted to keep them simple. I put little dashes and dots around the edges, added some ribbon that I already had and they were done!!
Who can't have enough markers?! Usually Walgreen's is not my first choice for markers but this week they have markers for $2.00 a pack and then you get $2.00 Register Rewards. You can basically get 2 packs for $2.00, which is not too bad. Sometimes you can find these cheaper at Walmart and other stores, but I thought this was a good deal.
I know that another blog mentioned this deal a week or so ago. Staples has special deals for teachers. Teachers can purchase 25 packs of highlighters (2 Sharpie highlighters per pack), 25 packages of note cards, and 25 packages of pencils (8 pencils per pack). All of these items are 1 cent! I only bought the highlighters and pencils, but that equals 50 highlighters and 200 pencils all for $0.50!! What a steal!
PLEASE feel free to leave/share some of the deals and steals you have found. I know you are out there shopping too!