Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Slice of Life Post-Back to School Shopping

Each Tuesday the amazing bloggers at Two Writing Teachers host Slice of Life Stories (SOLS). This is where bloggers link up to share anything they would like to share about what is happening in their lives. 

Yesterday I took my 13 year-old daughter school shopping for some new clothes and school supplies. The whole process went extremely smoothly and was actually quite enjoyable compared the way it has gone in previous years. The experience got me thinking about how I have been getting ready to go back to school for 40 years now! 
I love the preparation, anticipation and sense of newness and hope that comes with the beginning of a new school year. Although I loathe seeing back to school flyers and commercials in July, by mid August, it is not so bad. I was in Walmart the other day shopping for something entirely different, but somehow ended up in the school supply section. My pulse quickened as I looked at the brand new packages of clean, sharp crayons and markers. Standing in the center of the aisle I realized that I have an abnormal fondness for colorful binder clips and brand new dry erase marker multi-color packs, and don't even get me started on different colored Sharpie pens! Do I really need these new supplies? Maybe not, but they make me happy. They represent a fresh start, the promise of a new year with new students and the opportunity to learn and grow together. 

Let's have some fun. In the comments, please tell about your back to school must-have(s) or your favorite school supplies.  

21 comments:

  1. Hahaha!! This line made me laugh because it's so me, "...but somehow ended up in the school supply section"!!! I adore school supplies!! Fancy and colorful pens are my weakness...fun notebooks too. Sharpies? YES! Thanks for this FUN post!!

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    1. Colorful pens seem to be the number one supply everyone loves. I am so afraid to lose them I put a label with my name on it one each one.

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  2. New supplies are FUN. And pretty. My new favorite are all the fancy Post-It Notes. Gotta have 'em!

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    1. LOVE Post Its in all sizes, shapes and colors!

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  3. I had so much in my cart I had to put half back because I was out of control thinking I was getting so many bargains! My 3 year old was with me and was truly enjoying throwing things in. I had to put all of his stuff back. It really is more fun than any other shopping. And yes, you do need the Sharpies! ;)

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  4. Yep! Post it notes & composition books get me. Every summer I travel down to the States to get the best bargain on composition books for my class. Only this year have I even seen composition books in Canada!

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    1. Now composition books come in colors and patterns! So fun!!

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  5. Yep! Post it notes & composition books get me. Every summer I travel down to the States to get the best bargain on composition books for my class. Only this year have I even seen composition books in Canada!

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  6. I love getting a special first day of school outfit!

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    1. YES!! I still get some new clothes too!!

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  7. Mr. Sketch markers. Love the smelly markers!

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    1. I asked for a multi-pack of Flair pens for my birthday ;-)

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  9. Composition notebooks, post its and colorful folders! And a few extras that came home with me from IKEA today:)

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    1. I have never been to IKEA and I am very afraid to go. :-)

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  10. I have a fondness for the smell of sticky notes. I love to get them in different shapes and sizes.

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    1. YES! I found some in the shape of a hand. I give them out as "high fives" to my class.

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  11. I do love me some school supplies: markers, crisp, smooth, cool paper. Gel ink pens, composition notebooks with especially sturdy covers. Love them!

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