Thursday, January 24, 2013
What's On Your School Supply List?
Although Monday was a holiday for many, it was an inservice day for our district. We spent the day planning for upcoming weeks, learning new views on instruction, and even began talking about next year.
YES, you heard me right...NEXT year. Can you believe it? It's only January, however, our district is opening it's 17th and final elementary school next year for the 2013-2014 school year. So naturally, our principal needs to know our thoughts and desires, if we're planning on staying, retiring, transferring, etc.
On top of that, we were asked to start looking at our school supply list for the upcoming year! This is the list that goes to all parents of items that their child needs to bring on or before the first week of school. Many families even buy the pre-made "wrap packs" that already have all our requested supplies inside.
So, that leads me to my question: what's on YOUR school supply list?
We never change ours up much from year to year, as our state (or district...) mandated budget is pretty consistant. We can only ask for supplies up to a certain dollar amount. The one change we made for next year though, was our pencils. Sound funny? I know! BUT, this year, we were really short changed with the generic pencils we received! They break so easily, and the mechanical pencil sharpener loves to eat them...not sharpen them. :-/
site, Dixon Ticonderoga Wood-Cased Black-Core #2 Pencils(13806) are "the world's best pencil"! (no, I'm not linked or affiliated to Ticonderoga in any way, just a nerdy, pencil loving teacher...)
Back to the question of the day, though...Give me your thoughts and ideas. I'd love to hear what's on your supply list? What do you wish you had that you don't normally ask for? What do you ask for that you don't use? Leave me a comment below! I'm dying to know! :)