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Most companies are eager to give us the stuff so they don't have to pay
hefty disposal fees. We are always on the lookout for companies that may
have things to "dispose" of. Most times all you have to do is ask. Many
will deliver. Word gets around and publicity helps. One of the greatest
things we get for free is an almost unlimited supply of green foam circles
about 3in. in diameter and 2 in thick. They are the cutouts from the foam
company that provides shipping pieces to the local groves for orange
shipping. We get them by the truckload in big garbage bags. WE use them as
sponges as well as the endless lessons that can be utilized at all ages.
Another thing we obtained last year were cigar boxes from Tampa cigar co.
It's interesting the things that we get which are "local" in nature. I
don't know how I ever taught before having these resources!