- BALLPOINT PENS
- COLORED PENCILS
- COMPOSITION JOURNALS
- CONSTRUCTION PAPER
- COPY PAPER
- GLUE STICKS
- GRAPH PAPER
- INDEX CARDS
- INK CARTRIDGES
- LUNCH BOX
- POST-IT NOTES
- SHARPIE PENS
- WATERCOLOR PAINTS
It's that time of year again! Back to SCHOOL shopping! I'm coming your way today with a little school supplies shopping inspirational video. Are you or little ones heading back to school? I would love to hear about it in the comments below. Our first day of school is Monday, August 12th. Take a look at the back to school supplies list and watch the shopping haul to get some ideas and inspiration for your back to school supplies shopping spree.
SCHOOL SUPPLIES SHOPPING LIST
For more inspiration click the button below to view my 2015 school supplies shopping spree post.
Happy shopping! I hope you find a steal of a deal!
Shopping for school supplies starts in the beginning of July around here, partly because the stores have the best deals in early July, and partly because school actually starts in the beginning of August. Our first day of school is August 10th.
I live in a small town just outside of a big, BUSY city and traffic is HORRIBLE. So although I have access to most any store you can think of, I choose to AVOID the HORRIBLE traffic by shopping at the stores within my itty bitty town. Unfortunately that also means that I don't have the luxury of getting those great school supply deals that Staples or Office Depot will offer this time of year. But what I was able to get were some decent deals within five minutes driving distance of my home, at the local Walgreens.
Index cards for $0.39 a pack.
Pencils for $0.99 a 20 pack.
Elmer's Glue for $0.39 each.
A planner for $5.99.
Puffs tissues for $0.74 a box.
Filler paper for $0.69 a pack.
Notebooks for $0.49 each.
Happy school shopping, may you find a steal of a deal!
Abeka believes in the value of teaching cursive along with good writing habits, and after seeing the results of it in Sydney's writing, I am a believer too.
Before her cursive writing days, Sydney had a hard time with confusing letters like "b" and "d". I was always correcting her confusion with those letters when she was writing in standard print form. Because cursive letters are more distinct, she doesn't get confused by them anymore and always writes them correctly. But more importantly than that, I am seeing good character qualities coming out of her daily penmanship practice. She has to slow down and write carefully, orderly, neatly and exactly, which takes focus, attention to detail, and patience. She is showing good character, that she cares to take the time to be an accurate writer. These are valuable lessons that can be applied in other areas of life.
I didn't know penmanship practice could be so profitable!
Everyday, Sydney's teacher checks the 4 P's of Penmanship. I put the the 4 P's on pencils like Mrs. Chappell displayed them on the board in class last year. I love these pencils! :)
POSTURE - Sit tall, leaning slightly forward with forearms resting on the table and feet flat on the floor. No slouching or slumping over the table. One hand should hold the paper still. Be in a posture that will produce good writing.
PENCIL POSITION - Hold the pencil between the thumb and the pointer finger, letting it rest on the third finger. Grasp the pencil where the paint ends and the tapered part of the pencil begins, with the middle of the pencil resting between the top two knuckles of the pointer finger.
PAPER SLANT - The paper needs to be slanted because the cursive strokes are slanted. Right-handed students slant the paper to the left, left-handed students slant the paper to the right.
PACE - Work slowly and carefully, take the time to be an accurate writer.
Here's to teaching good character qualities through effective penmanship practice.
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