But looking over the list I couldn’t help but think about my last visit to the Dollar Tree.
If this is on your school supply list, wait for a sale. Wal-mart and Target have these for 50 cents all the time. Walgreens has them for 25 cents sometimes. Staples had them for 10 cents!!!Those places have them with colorful covers.
One more hint: The composition notebook with the Frozen characters on the cover outlined in glitter are probably the ones that your daughter will beg for- don’t fall for this. Get the solid color, no glitter version. Think about it- in three months your child will be in love with a new character and her teacher will be so glad when everything is not covered with glitter…..
but the real reason to get the plain ones is this: Not every child is going to come in with the fancy ones covered with My Little Pony and the matching bookmarks. It really is better if the notebooks are mostly the same.
(Same thing with pocket folders- get the solid colored ones with the metal fasteners and pockets.)
In my third grade classroom we used these all the time- for graphs, maps, small diagrams, note-taking, coloring. I have so many it takes two plastic school boxes to hold them. I don’t let kids use my personal stash, unless they need the gold or silver colors.
You can buy a set at the dollar store. They are pretty worthless. The coloring part will not stay sharp. It’s waxy and won’t color the same. The box only has 12 colors and it’s $1.
Again, watch for a sale. You can get a box of 12 at WM for 77 cents. That’s the good brand- Rose-Art and for a little more you can get Crayola. And for about another $2 you can get the box of 24 which is the ideal set to have. It has more colors, like pink and gray!
Same as colored pencils. The dollar store box is worthless. The crayons are just different.
I watched that mom at the DS the other day loading up on $1 crayons.
The good Crayolas were 25 cents that day at WM.