Tuesday, September 26th, 2006 at 11:40 am by EbonyMom
Fall has always meant the acquisition of one of my favorite things in the world- school supplies. There is just no other feeling like the first day of school with a brand new backpack full of new crayons, paper, scissors, and other items to accomplish scholarly tasks. This love for school supplies lead to a little hoarding problem of office supplies (which I tend to buy more than I actually ever use) and add to that equation teaching little ones and you have a full fledged addiction to teaching supplies.
Recently I noticed a little store across from my favorite bookstore (which I’m also addicted to). I asked my sister what on earth a constructive plaything was and she told me that they have great party supplies and good prices. So I stopped in there yesterday just to look for some additional counters for our math lessons. First of all the store is huge- the building must have been a former grocery store. My head almost exploded from trying to take in all of the educational supplies, tons of montessori stuff, and great party gear at really nice prices. Somehow I managed to get out of there only spending $5 but their catalogs are in my possession and will be utilized very soon. We also have another great store which my neighbor recommended to me, beautiful inventory but their prices weren’t nearly as tempting. I also fell head over heels for this local christian eduation and teaching supply store and have made regular visits since they carry our handwriting curriculum.
Now if only I had an unlimited budget there would be no limit to the fabulous educational items in our reach. Until then my educational spending will have to be kept under control but its so fun to look and see what’s out there.