For today's #EdHack, we found a savvy saver new teacher who discovered a great way to get some carpet squares for her classroom free of charge! Ms. Mullins, a first-year third grade teacher from Georgia, discovered Shaw Contract Group this summer. She writes:
"As a first year teacher, I had a lot of items that I wanted to buy for my classroom, but starting from scratch is expensive! I discovered the Shaw Contract Group this summer and learned that they will provide carpet samples free of charge! Go to their website, select "carpet," and select the types you want. Click "add sample" at the bottom of the picture; you can order up to twenty samples and four of each selected color. The ones I ordered came in six long pieces, and I used a utility knife to cut them into 12 squares!
Additionally, it's important to note that you may not receive your exact order. For example, she ordered five colors and twenty pieces and received two colors in six pieces. However, Ms. Mullins notes that "it's free, so it's a blessing no matter what!"