Oriental Trading Company

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  1. Ted

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    Hello all,

    I recently received a catalog in the mail, and I see some nice things I'd like to purchase (hoping they'll get here in time, but doubting it! :( )

    Just wondering if there are any OTC "must have" items that you would suggest you find very valuable each year?

    Thanks!
     
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    Nothing "must have", but I find that it is a great place to stock up on prizes, treasure chest toys, or other items teachers might use for a token economy behavior management system. I usually read the reviews to decide exactly which items to buy. Every time I've placed an order, I order enough to get the free shipping (or whatever special deal they have going on), and it lasts me at least the entire school year and, sometimes, into the next.
     
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    I really like the sorting lanyards. They're great for grouping students multiple ways.
     
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    I saw those and dog-eared the page!

    Are the nylon straps pretty durable?

    I think I'll get these for sure. :)
     
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    They've lasted a year with my 7th graders. I'm assuming the 8th graders won't be any rougher on them.
     
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    Good to know...thank you!
     
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    Those sound neat! I can't find that product online. What are they called?
     
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    Student Grouping Dog Tag Necklaces

    Check item # PH-62/9111
     
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    I like them, but I have a hard time spending $10 on something I could make with some index cards and markers in about five minutes.
     
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    I thought about index cards, but I would imagine that the index cards, even laminated, may not last a full year in my class.

    Of course, I'm only going by experience.
     

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