I <3 School Supplies

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  1. Tasha

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    I have a problem - I love school supplies! :wub: I can smell the new yellow pencils a mile away and just the act of walking down the school supply aisle makes me happy. Finding something new and cool is a real thrill and I tell everyone I know about new crayons or pens that come out. Sometimes I think this love of supplies fueled my desire to teach before I even understood the teaching part!
     
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  3. silverspoon65

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    lol. i am having a really hard time this year with avoiding the sales until I get into my new classroom. lol.
     
  4. Ima Teacher

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    I'm also a school supply junkie. I absolutely love school supplies, office supplies, and organization containers.

    I have a serious problem.
     
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    Hello my name is terptoteacher and I'm addicted to school supplies...pens are my weakness.....crayons, markers.....colorful writing utensils.....my heart is going pitter patter!!!!
     
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    I was just at Target and they already have their school supply section up. They have wide-ruled single subject notebooks in a 4-pack for $1.00. It was all I could do to walk away.
     
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    School supply sales are EVIL I tell you...EVIL!!!
    I have bills to pay and the children need to be fed. I cannot buy school supplies this early! How many different brands of purple pens do I really need? It's an addiction...SSA....School Supplies Anonymous anyone?
     
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    Hello, my name is beckysuek and I'm also addicted to school supplies. The highlight of my summer is reading the office store ads and trying to decide which store to run to first before they run out of the best stuff!
     
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    I'm in!!


    I had to laugh at myself this morning. I went into Safeway and they're starting to put up their school stuff. I saw the crayons "on sale" for $2.89 for a 24 pack. I flicked the sticker and told my daughter that pretty soon, they'd be on sale for .25$!!!!
    So not only am I a member of SSA, I'm a sales addict too!!
     
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    Yes, I can admit it, I am a school supply addict too. I love spiral notebooks. I love colored pencils. Glue sticks make me smile.
     
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    I have an addiction to school/office supplies too. Ever since I was a little girl I would collect office supply catalogs and random school/office supplies.
     
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    :lol: Yall crack me up!
     
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    Hold out - Staples and Target usually have 6 packs for 50 cents...
     
  14. Tasha

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    I bought the 10 for a $1 folders at Target today because they ran out early last year. i held off on the glue and crayons until they are 10 cents.
     
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    OMG, me too! My DH will literally hold my hand and pull me towards him and away from the school supply aisle anytime we're in Wal-Mart or Target, and he won't even go with my to Office Depot :lol:
     
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    I'm joining this club, too.

    It's one of the reasons I LOVE running Sprout. I get to surround myself with school supplies and books, all the name of helping other teachers out. But really I just love to swim in the hundreds of picture books while smelling the fresh crayon wax....
     
  17. Alesia

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    Books are my other obsession.
     
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    There's that great quote in 'You've Got Mail' about new pencils:

    Don't you love New York in the fall? It makes me wanna buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address. On the other hand, this not knowing has its charms.
     
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    Me, too, me, too!! And I've been like this since I was small. My own daughter has inherited it from me, and nothing makes her day like a new spiral notebook!!
    Kim
     
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    Also an addict :blush:
     
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    Me too! :)
     
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    If they made a scented candle that smelled like fresh crayons, I would be in SSA heaven!
     
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    Oh you guys, I LOOOOOOVE school supplies! Ever since I was in kindergarten, I spent all summer looking forward to buying the next year's school supplies. I do now, too, even though I'm in college and really only need a spiral and a good pen. I joke with my husband that I'm going to be a teacher just so I can ALWAYS shop for school supplies. :0)
     
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    For sure!!! I would even love a candle scented like a new book! So lovely!!:D

    This thread cracked me up!!:lol: It's so funny to think that you're the only one who is obsessed, but nope, you're not!!
     
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    A bunch of us teachers take a trip to Chicago before school starts for two things - thing one - see play and thing two shop at the giant Office Max downtown :) You haven't seen school supply addicts until you have seen 8 teachers in the biggest Office Max I have ever seen :) We are like a swarm of bees taking no prisoners ;) Get in our way and we'll sting ya
     
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    Think it's worth the airfare and hotel accomodations from Seattle to go to the sale???? :whistle:
     
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    :lol: Me too!!
    Papermate and Sharpie and Mr. Sketch ...oh my!! :D
     
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    Well . . . we could cut you in for a ninth of the hotel room if it would help you out :lol: :lol:
     

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