Giving Tree

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    I'm currently working on a list of things to put on my Giving Tree to ask parents to send. What are some things that you would ask for that usually aren't on the school supply list?
     
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    Clorox wipes or baby wipes (clean desks every week!)
    storage tubs
    craft items
    old magazines with pictures
    books-used or new
    extra school supplies
    office supplies that the school does not provide
     
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    board games
     
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    Expo brand dry erase markers-they are so much better than the off brands.
     
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    runsw/scissors,

    I only use Expo dry erase markers too. I do not like the other ones.

    Items to ask for:
    craft sticks
    empty shoe boxes
    empty cereal boxes - for projects
    Plastic storage containers
    scotch tape
    masking tape
    packaging tape
    file folders
    yarn
     
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    I would possibly add cardstock if your school doesn't supply it.

    Speaking of giving trees, do you all do them so that the parents take an apple off the tree and bring in what is on it? If so, how do you do for thinks like empty cereal boxes or books where you want multiple parents to bring in those items? You obviously don't want 10 parents to bring craft sticks, but you could use multiples of others, if that makes sense.

    I was thinking of having green and red apples - red ones for things that we only need one or two of and green ones for things that anyone could bring and we want lots of - such as books and magazines.

    Just wondering how you handle these types of things.
     
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    tutor1982, If I need more than one of an item, I put that many apples with that item on it. That way, more than 1 parent can pick the apple, or one person can get 2 or 3 apples that say the same thing.

    Last year I asked for: decks of cards and dice (for math games), board games (for rainy days and Free Fridays), Jolly Ranchers (for my candy jar), small toys and treats (for my treasure box), disposable cameras. children's CD's.

    This year, I have 4 lamps in my room, so I'm going to add light bulbs to the list. I know some people that ask for Walmart and/or Staples gift cards, but I don't think I can do that.
     
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    Hand sanatizer
    expo markers
    boggle and scrabble
    Apples to Apples
     
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    Here is my giving tree from last year.
     

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