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Old 07-31-2018, 09:03 AM   #16
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We get pensels and paper. I also buy note cards because that works best for us for lists. I also use this time if year to buy things for stockings at Christmas, little pens and books and things that are fun but not necessarily useful.

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Old 08-02-2018, 06:34 PM   #17
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I always buy the pronged pocket folders in a variety of colors this time of year, because at other times of year they're nearly unfindable or cost $2-3 each.


Scotch tape replacement rolls often have their best price now too...and we go through a LOT of tape, lol.



I also get 1-2 boxes of Bic Xtra Strong Mechanical pencils; they're the only ones with leads that don't constantly snap off.
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Old 08-02-2018, 10:02 PM   #18
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Magic pencils. Like the magic beans in Jack and the Beanstalk, but pencils.

(No, they don't really exist. )

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I also use this time if year to buy things for stockings at Christmas, little pens and books and things that are fun but not necessarily useful.
Great idea!

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I usually stock up on filler paper and some spiral notebooks. Also, co-op classes often require 3-prong folders or 3-ring binders so I buy some of those. And markers, crayons, and glue sticks because they're cheaper now than any other time.
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Old 08-02-2018, 11:35 PM   #19
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I skimmed the other posts, so I don't think this one got mentioned. But the one thing I bought YEARS ago that I thank myself for buying every year is a laminator!

I bought a scotch laminator and a pack of laminator pouches at target my very first year of homeschooling my oldest for preschool, and 6-ish years later I still use it several times a year and it was SOOO worth it..
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This is a great thread - it's reminding me of several things I usually look for (I also do the dollar store) and several things that would make my life much much easier I still have school supplies I didn't use last year.

I suddenly thought of something I stock ONLY this time of year - index cards and sticky notes (it was on my list but usually I get them dirt cheap during school supply time). I use them a ton.

AND hard plastic pencil cases. In addition to organizing my school supplies I use them in my bathroom for little things

I also peruse the school supply area whenever I am at walmart/target or the dollar store between end of july and mid october (after mid september is my favorite time cuz of clearance - i usually try to hold off past labor day to purchase anything). I am going today to walmart and the dollar store. I'm having to take a deep breath because this post has me all excited

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I've always bought a nice sketchbook for each of my kids and I try to do all of our art projects in them (or I glue them in later), so now I have an one for each kid for each grade to save and they're fun to look back at (and easy to store!). The ones I've always liked are eeBoo brand.
This is a beautiful Idea - maybe I will start one for my dd2. I wish I had heard of this before
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Anyone have a favorite globe? Our wall map got gross and I’m wanting a globe this year .

I have grandiose ideas like an inflatable one for better storage but worry my goofy kids would destroy it

I’m also considering scrunch maps
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Anyone have a favorite globe? Our wall map got gross and Iím wanting a globe this year .

I have grandiose ideas like an inflatable one for better storage but worry my goofy kids would destroy it

Iím also considering scrunch maps
I love my markable map from Sonlight.

You could get a hug a planet. Those canít be destroyed easily. My kids destroyed our regular globe.
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I love my markable map from Sonlight.

You could get a hug a planet. Those canít be destroyed easily. My kids destroyed our regular globe.
We had a regular globe a long time. I threw it away cuz it cracked (I dropped it ). I just figured AJ inflatable would be tossed around and break eventually. Then Iíd just need to keep replacing it.

I looked at Hug a planetó those look cool. Iím going to ask the kids what they prefer
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We have a Hugg-a-Planet. It lives in the Ikea egg chair so it's around whenever we need it. I had to repair the seam once and the stuffing has gotten mashed and matted so that it's no longer round. (It gets sat on and thrown around a LOT. The poor thing takes more than its fair share of abuse with four kids.) I think we've had it 6 or 7 years. It's reasonably accurate. The map is printed in curved diamond panels then cut out and sewn together so our globe has a seam or two that aren't perfectly lined up which used to bug me, but not the kids. I got over it. We have a nice globe we picked up at Costco a couple of years ago but it lives in a closet and the Hugg-a-Planet gets much more use.

We've got the moon, too. I love that the craters are labeled.

The Scrunch maps are awesome - easy to store, super portable, and the plastic-y fabric they're printed on is wonderfully durable. I used to take them to a class I taught and have had kids fight over them with never a rip.

We have a huge Rand-McNally laminated wall map that is GREAT on detail, but we never use it because I bought it before measuring the wall space.

A markable map sounds dreamy . . . . . .
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