July 29, 2012

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Back to School Time!!

....At least that is what the media is telling us. Here in upstate New York, we have another five weeks before we go back to school, but everywhere around us, we are surrounded by Back to School sales and advertisements that have been going on since the Fourth of July weekend. Surprisingly this does not bother me at all! I LOVE it! Today I found myself wandering through Wal-Mart and Target (I am still too upset with Staples over the Teacher discounts) staring at the school supplies.  Now to people who are not teachers, you are probably thinking that I need to get a life, but this is such a great time of year to buy!  It is almost better than black Friday!!! I try to purchase an entire stock pile of glue sticks and crayons that will get us through the year after our school supply has run out. It is just incredible what you can buy now!!

This week on my "To Do" List is to send out letters to my students and their parents, including a supply list so families can take advantage of all the sales too! I would love to hear what is on your school supply list that you send home to your incoming students? We are no longer able to ask for items considered to be toiletries, such as tissues or baby wipes (cleaning tables, hands, etc.) because we don't have a MSDS for it.

Are you allowed to ask for supplies? If so, what do you ask for?


  1. We are allowed to ask for supplies (as of now) but I have heard of other districts limiting what their teachers can ask for. We ask for pencils, crayons, markers, scissors, spiral notebook, white glue, glue sticks, plastic folders, supply box, tissues, hand sanitizer, 1" 3 ring binder, and thin dry erase markers. It's a lot. But most of our kids usually bring most of it in. I always try to buy a little extra...just in case I have a child who forgets or who cannot afford all of the supplies.

    Debbie :-)
    K is for Kinderrific

  2. Thanks for your post! We are one of those districts that is beginning to limit what we can ask for. That is great that most of your students bring the items in for you. What a difference it makes!

  3. I teach in east Tennessee and we started school on August 2!!!!! I cannot believe my summer is gone. :-( We ask for supplies, like spiral-bound notebooks, a take-home folder, pencils, crayons, glue, and erasers, as well as paper towels, tissue, and Clorox wipes. We have a tax free weekend at the beginning of August, so I will probably get a lot of supplies sent to school tomorrow. I buy several extras like Debbie because there are always a couple of kids who don't have everything they need. Enjoy your next 5 weeks. I am so jealous.
    Mrs. Seymour's Super Stars