Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Back to School Supply Slice
The Sunday papers were flooded with ads! I always scour them to find the best deals for back to school supplies. I always dig into my own pocket to purchase my favorite things so I know I'll have just what I need. So I have two questions: do you dig into your own pocket to purchase supplies you need as a teacher? And if so, what is your spending range?
Currently, in my district, we get a small supply allowance. I usually tap that first. I buy a jump-drive for storing documents from the computer, and some other things that I know we use regularly. My favorite items to purchase are dry erase markers, composition notebooks and crayons.
This year, I'm smiling as I am thinking about all the crayons! There's a cute new picture book out by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers called The Day the Crayons Quit.
It's made it on the NY Times Best Seller list! It's all about how crayons have feelings too! They write letters to the main character, Duncan and address their concerns about how he's been using them and what they're always responsible for coloring. Check out Oliver's website for other pictures from the book...you'll never think the same of the crayons again. http://www.oliverjeffers.com/picture-books/the-day-the-crayons-quit
I was thinking of some other supplies that might quit their jobs... the eraser or the stapler come to mind for me. It's all about their point of view. What school supplies do you think might quit their jobs?