Do I get excited when I see back to school supplies? You betcha! I LOVE going to Staples, Target, Dollar Tree… all the places where I can linger in the school supply aisle. BUT… I am a bit of a snob when it comes to what I like. Let me show you!
School Supplies Policy
In Missouri, I did the shopping for my class. I collected $8 per student and I used that money to buy our composition notebooks (3), communication binders with zippered pouch, and all of the pencils for the whole year. This kept my OCD in check. I was able to get the pencils that I made my heart happy!
There is only one in my book. This is it Ticonderoga Pencils… the end! They sharpen straight! They don’t break my pencil sharpener. They keep me sane! I love these so much that I bought them for my class for the year.
In the same category of AWESOME are these colored pencils by Crayola. I usually get 2 packs for the whole year. My students shared them and they were heaven. Look how sharp they are… swoon!
In my opinion, Mr. Sketch is the best. I have tried other “smelly markers” and these outlast them all. They don’t bleed into the paper and they have a nice vibrant color on my charts. I usually get 2 packs and they last for the whole year. At the end of they year I “auction” off what is left to my students. According to one of my little friends, “The blue one smells like the car wash.”
Now I just heard that Mr. Sketch has scented crayons? Yep, just added them to my cart for purchase!
These stamps are well loved. The lids broke off years ago from one-too-many drops from the table. However, they are perfect!
We love the scented stamp pads. I used 3 different stamp pads during the year (for variety and novelty), but after 3 years, they were still going strong. Check out all the scented ones HERE. You can find the numeral stamps HERE.
There are only two pictured, but I actually have three laminators. I get them all going at once and my room heats up like a true sweatshop! I only buy the Scotch brand laminating film because they don’t get stuck together and a black dry erase marker erases beautifully on them.
Can we talk about this pocket chart? I am so excited! It is coming via the UPS man EVEN as I TYPE THIS!!! When did this happen? When did companies start making pocket charts out of fun colors? I have only had royal blue for the last gazillion years!
A place for my notes
I am constantly taking notes. One of my readers reminded me of these fantastic notebooks. I have her note cards, but now I need one of THESE notebooks… like pronto! I always feel like I am just one notebook away from being organized! HA!
And notebooks beg for flair pens.
What are some of your favorite back to school supplies?