Preschool Corner: School Supplies

Who else is going nuts with school supplies right now?

 

I know I am.  Here’s some of the things I’ve been stocking up on, and some of my plans for them.

 

The usual items: crayons, pencils, glue, gluesticks, scissors (anyone else have a scissor eating monster in their house?), and markers

Paper supplies: notebook paper (?), construction paper, notebooks, folders

Other items: brads, sand paper, flashcards.

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Okay, now we get to the real reason I wanted to write this post.  These flashcards at Target dollar spot.  Aren’t they the coolest?  My kids are loving them.  Seriously.

 

 

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They’re inventing games for them.  Which near as I can tell mean they lay the cards out on the floor and step on them and name what it is.  They play Go Fish.  I’m not clear on their rules since there’s no matches, but it mainly seems to be collecting the pictures you like.

 

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I’ve used them for classifying animals, and showing pictures of landmarks (thank you Natalie for pointing out the World Landmarks, it came in very handy for our Stonehenge lesson).  We’ve used it to find pictures of the insects we were talking about in our science.  They are awesome.

 

I also picked up some of their workbooks, mainly the tracing mazes for Princess so she can work on her fine motor skills and prewriting skills in a way she’ll enjoy.

 

Okay, so it’s not hugely inspiring, but I just like these flashcards so much.  I’m sure we’re not using them as intended.  I’m actually thinking of hole-punching them and putting them on rings.  That or maybe buying a second set and cutting out small squares and they have to match it to the right animal.  Okay, that sounds like a very intriguing idea……….  You might hear more on that soon.

 

Now head on over to Jolanthe Homeschool Creations and see some more traditionally written preschool posts.

14 thoughts on “Preschool Corner: School Supplies

  1. I love school supplies, especially when they're on sale this time of year. When I was little I had an aunt that gave me a shoebox full of supplies each school year and I thought it was so wonderful.

  2. I LOVE SCHOOL SUPPLIES – I AM VERY BLESSED BECAUSE MY HUSBAND WORKS FOR THE CORPORATE OFFICE OF A LARGE OFFICE SUPPLY STORE & HE BRINGS HOME OODLES OF STUFF THEY ARE GOING TO THROW OUT! I HAVEN'T HAD TO BUY ANY SCHOOL SUPPLIES! HOWEVER, TODAY IS TAX FREE DAY HERE SO WE ARE OFF TO GET MY 5 YEAR OLD A FEW CLOTHES, BOYS HATE TO SHOP – NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO IT! 🙂

  3. I haven't bought too many, but I did definitely take advantage of the OfficeMax things that were free after rebate. The scissor monster lives at our house too. I just bought two more kid and two more adult scissors. I keep wondering when the old ones will turn up.

  4. Scissor monster visits us as well, especially me. Seriously, I have no idea where all my scissor went. I loaded on some school supplies (glue, gluesticks, markers) so much last year that I still have majority of that stash. But I did add a few more flashcard sets, since Anna also enjoys playing with them.

  5. We still have so many school supplies left over from last year, that I didn't really bother buying any this year. We just got some of those flash cards ourselves, but haven't had the time to just sit down and figure out what or how we want to use them yet.

  6. I know the scissor monster too!

    School supplies are so much fun, especially when they are on sale!

    I have to get to Target and buy some of those flashcards. Thanks for the reminder.

  7. I have picked up those flashcards everytime I'm in Target. I put them in my basket and then end up putting them back because I don't think my little monkey will like them. Maybe I should get them anyway. You are actually the second person that I've seen blog about them.

  8. Well, the closest Target to me is about an hour away, so I never visit it but I am always jealous when I hear people talk about what they get at the dollar spot there.

    I stocked up like crazy this weekend on glue, markers, and a few notebooks. My daughter went through a stage where she had wanted to glue all day everyday but then she kind of stopped but when she saw me with like 20 bottles of glue, she has been very excited to start again.

    I like to write so I picked up some 15 cent notebooks for me!!!! Can't write on the computer cuz of the delete key.

    By the way, love the pic of your daughter in your lap!

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