When I present a theme in the classroom I like to have enough 'stuff' to explore and support that theme. Going to garage sales and finding things for next to nothing let's me have an equipped classroom without the guilt of spending my own money!! Best part I keep all the treasures for any time I need it!
Books are always a must have! :)
(I found one exactly like this)
This will fit in a perfect place in another classroom I have in mind!
I do buy things for others to use as well :)