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Old 08-05-2009, 12:28 PM
 
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Does anyone know where I can find cheap book baskets to use for D5? The cheapest I've found has been $2.50 a piece and I just can't buy 25 at that price! If I can't find anything cheap I can always use cereal boxes and contac paper, but I think that will be so time consuming.


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I found some at Dollar Tree.
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Dollar Tree---you can even go online!
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Someone posted these:

http://www.starplastusa.com/store/pc...&idproduct=143
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Wow! It's a small world.....
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This company is located just minutes from where I live.....of course, this year I have been asked to be an academic support teacher and will no longer have a classroom after 23 years, so I no longer have a need for these baskets in my new position. But good to know in case a collegue wants me to pick some up for them.


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Someone suggested the IKEA magazine folders. I think they are 2.50 for 5 for something. They are going to decorate their own and take them home at the end of the year. I only have 16 kids in my class so I only spent about $15 or something. We fundraise by selling popsicles so we have a bit of a slush fund.
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Magazine Boxes for D5
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I ordered magazine boxes from Really Good Stuff Inc. that are made out of cardboard and the kids can decorate them. It worked out to about $1.79 each. This will be my first time using them and the Daily Five, so I'm not quite sure how well they will work yet.
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Old 08-05-2009, 04:34 PM
 
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I bought some medium sized white ones at the dollar tree today....one dollar each
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Thanks so much for all the suggestions!
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Old 08-05-2009, 06:19 PM
 
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For a classroom library I would buy ones at Target at 1.99 each. I bought about 40 from Dollar Tree last year and many broke from kids' normal use. So this year I am buying much sturdier ones from Target. I stood in the aisle and really tried to break them (luckily no employee was nearby) lol.

For book holders for the students' book choices, I used the IKEA cardboard holders last year. Most held up the whole year. As I need the space this year, I am making chair pockets so the kids can put only their book choices in their pockets.
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http://www.starplastusa.com/store/pc...&idproduct=143

The ones posted above look nice. Similar to something I've seen in Really Good Stuff. Although don't they also kind of look like the ones that were at Target in the "dollar" section for $2.50?

The price is good in the link is good, but I wonder if they are durable. Hmmm.
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Old 08-05-2009, 07:37 PM
 
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2packs of baskets for 1.25. I bought these 4 years ago and they are JUST NOW showing some wear.

I went yesterday to scoop up some replacements. They still have them and the price is the same.
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Try Plastic ice buckets
Old 08-05-2009, 08:30 PM
 
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I've used the magazine holders in the past but I wanted something that lasts for more than one year. I have switched to the plastic sterilite ice buckets. I got mine at Target but you can hind them at Walmart for about $1.80. I store mine on top of my bookshelves in number order so kids won't argue over where it goes.
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Went to Dollar General and Dollar Tree
Old 08-07-2009, 11:34 AM
 
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and I didn't have any luck. Dollar General I could only find the magazine holders that were still $2. What kind of containers have you found at Dollar Tree that work? I was looking for magazine files and didn't see any. I did see lots of other baskets, but I wasn't sure they would be tall enough for books. The closest I saw was an oval container that looked like they might be tall enough.
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I got mine at dollar tree. They are primary colors.
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