Saturday, August 12, 2017
Back To School with Oriental Trading
I've dread this day for the past two years. I put it off as long as I could, but it's finally here. It's the day my youngest starts Kindergarten.
I know, I know. It sounds a bit dramatic to some, but I seriously have had so much anxiety over it. Technically he could have went to school three years ago, but I felt he was still to young. Now that he's going to be six years old in a couple weeks we legally had to enroll him in Kindergarten or home school. Please know, home school is still not out of the question. We absolutely may still go that route, but we want to give public school a shot and see how he does. I'm hoping my fears will be put to rest and he will exceed my expectations.
Ofcourse with school comes supply lists. Thankfully Kindergarten doesn't require a whole lot of expensive items. The most expensive thing on the list was a half inch 3 ring binder. The rest was things we usually purchase for arts and crafts anyway.
I also wanted to be able to help out my sons teacher since I know that alot of times they have to buy supplies out of their own pockets and I'm sure there will be a few students who couldn't afford to get even the bare necessities. So, I decided to do some Back-To-School shopping on Oriental Trading. I made sure to get items from the list, plus some extras I thought the class would like.
Kindergarten is rough. Alot of these kids have never been away from their parents. They are shy, nervous and just now getting a feel of what it's like to be away from home. I wanted something fun for them and the teachers. So, I got these "Color Your Own All About Me Doodle Poster". It's a great way for students and teachers to get know each other. From favorite foods to career aspirations, the students can share all about themselves with this fun activity. There the perfect size (17" x 22") and come with 30 sheets. I also got things like scissors, glue sticks and pencils. I'm sure the pencils will be hits. There super hero pencils with cape/erasers on the end. Along with some extra erasers, neon colored emoji pencil cases and colorful three minute sand timers. I'm pretty sure the students will be pleased and the teacher will greatly appreciate everything.
Ofcourse, we had to find something new and fun.The boys always ask what I got them when they see a package come from Oriental. I ended up with the Imagination Magnets. It came in a nice wooden container with handles, and over 40 brightly colored magnets which can be arranged on the board to create any of the 50 full-color puzzles (also included). Check out the cute designs my youngest made. I think these would also be great for the classroom.
I received samples for review purposes only. All opinions are 100% my own.
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