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July 29, 2016

School Supply Haul

It's back to school season in all of the stores! That means it's time to start shopping for school supplies with all of the good deals out there!

I started by making a list of items that our curriculum suggested we would need and items that are commonly needed when doing school work!

When deciding what we would need I wrote down a number for how many items of each supply we would need. I ended up buying less than I was going to but figured with homeschooling for the first year I can always pick up stuff as needed for replacements. 

Here are my suggestions for others that want to know what I bought and possibly what they may need when homeschooling!

Binders, Folders, Spiral Notebooks, Dividers, and Notebook paper
I let my boys pick out a couple of fun folders as they have never been able to because in Public School items were shared and no fun type folders were allowed. 

Art Paper, Construction Paper, and Printer Paper.

Pencils, Pens, Dry Erase Markers, Highlighters, Markers, Colored Pencils, Chalk and Crayons.

Play-dough, Erasers, Index Cards, Scissors, Paper Fasteners, Rulers, Liquid Glue, and Glue-sticks.

Some of the items I bought in certain colors as one of my children will be using blue items and the other using red items. They each have a supply caddy that they can move from their desk to our center table. So I figured it'd be easier for those supplies to be color coordinated so they don't get confused on who has what. 

This is our basic school supply haul! 

July 15, 2016

Another Shopping Post!!

I obviously have a school shopping problem. Although I will blame it on Instagram and the #targetdollarspot. If you don't check that hashtag already, stay away from it. I have found it addicting to check it daily!

With that said I made another run to the Target Dollar Spot last week and found some more goodies for our school room!

 I started by finding another one of the Maps except this one is dry erase and is of the World for $3. I stumbled upon bulletin board border so I grabbed two packs of those for $1 a piece. And I also found Word Strips to use in the pocket chart I bought last trip for $1. 

I am a sucker for cute ways to organize! I found these little tin pails for $1 each and they match several of the decor items I have bought! The little rectangle bins were also $1 each and I plan to use them for glue stick storage, dry erase markers, and whatever else I can fit in them!

These string lights I just bought because they are cute and match other decorations in the room! They were $3 I believe! They run off batteries too which I thought was nice!

 I bought two of the clip strips as my plan is to use them above the boys desk to hang their spelling words for the week and any other important papers! They were $3! I also stumbled upon this cute Learn sign and plan to place it on our book shelf! It was $3, also!

Next was some of the blank books that are already stapled and ready to go for the creative mind! My boys have already been coming up with ideas of ways to use these! They were $3! I also grabbed a few fun pencils for $1 each as my boys love these types of pencils over the regular yellow ones. 

I grabbed another set of flash cards from the Dollar Spot on the United States to go with our Geography lessons. They are $1! I will add there are a ton of different subject of flash cards there, too!

I also remembered that when my boys were in public school they always loved coming home with special erasers for rewards. So I went ahead and grabbed a couple packs of fun erasers to use as rewards! They were $1 each. And then I saw some $1 paper clips and knew it was one item I didn't have in my desk so I grabbed them!

Be ready for many more shopping trips as I head out this weekend to get our school supplies and hit up Dollar Tree's school section! I may even sneak into Target again! I tell you I have a school shopping problem! It's just too hard to pass up all of the cute things!