1. The Dollar Store You would be surprised by how many goodies the dollar stores offer. They have posters and decorations for the classroom and you can buy cheap little toys for a rewards box. Also around the end of summer/ beginning of the school year, Target's dollar section is usually filled with things for the classroom. 2. Teacher Memberships You'd be surprised by the amount of stores that offer special memberships just for teachers. Usually with these memberships you get deep discounts on purchases and free things! AC Moore, Barnes and Noble, and Staples are just a few of the stores that offer memberships. Check out this website for a list of other places that teachers can get discountshttps://www.retailmenot.com/blog/teacher-discounts.htm 3. Sign Up for Emails I know that as a teacher you already get a million and one emails, but by signing up for emails from the teacher supply websites like Lakeshore and Learning Resources, you get alerted whenever they are running deals and sales. 4. DonorsChoose.org Via donorschoose.org Available for public school teachers, this awesome website allows teachers to create a post saying what kind of supplies they need for the classroom and how those supplies would benefit the class. Donors can then see the project and decide whether or not they want to donate! I definitely suggest looking at other projects that have gotten funded and seeing what they posted as inspiration. 5. Buy in Bulk Via google.com For those supplies that aren't necessarily considered school supplies; i.e. tissues, cleaning supplies, band aids it is much cheaper to buy larger supplies from wholesale stores.