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We went shopping for school supplies last week. Yes, I realize that it is still July, but I also realized that it is the end of July, and considering that I plan to start our new school year on August 1st, I knew that I needed to get my act together. School supplies it is!
My kids love school supplies as much as I do, so it was a fun little trip to Target.
There are a few items that I buy year after year, my go-to school supplies if you will. I am going to share them today. I would love for you to share in the comments which are your favorite school supplies to use as well.
Must Have School Supplies
Ticonderoga Pencils – These are, by far, the best pencils we have ever used. They do not break easily, they are comfortable to write with, and they sharpen easily. One of my biggest pet peeves is when you go to sharpen a pencil and the lead continues to fall out. What is the point?!
Spiral Notebooks – I can never get enough spiral notebooks. No matter how much I love my fancy Erin Condren notebooks, the cheap, spiral notebooks, are used so much in my home. I use them for lists, and brain dumps, and my kids use them for writing stories, using as spelling notebooks, extra math practice, pretty much anything that you would ever need paper for, we use these notebooks for.
Crayola Crayons – I love new crayons. Opening a brand new box of crayons for coloring brings me back to my childhood. My kids love coloring, and use crayons daily. Crayola is my favorite crayon brand, and I always take advantage of the sales right before school starts. I purchase several boxes so that I can keep them on hand.
Blank books – My kids love to write stories. They love to illustrate these stories, and so blank books are a favorite in our home. It allows for creativity as well as helps them learn to put together a cohesive story. I like to work with themes throughout our homeschool year, and these blank books allow the opportunity to concentrate on those themes in a story form.
These are my top four back to school supplies for the kids – that we use most often. Of course we also need construction paper and drawing notebooks, markers, glue, all the stuff that makes school supply shopping fun.
What are your most used school supplies?