What's a good place to buy fun pencils?

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  1. Jenny G

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    I get some from Oriental, some from Really Good Stuff and even my dollar store has some cute back to school ones.

    Anyone know of another place to look? I usually give them 2-3 in the pencil box when school starts, Back to School, Welcome to 5th Grade, 5th Graders are #1, that sort of thing. I also give them one new one a month to go with whatever theme is on the door.
     
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    If there is a Dollar Tree near you...check there. The one around here has a ton of different types of pencil, some of them are super cute too!
     
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    I get mine from forteachersonly.com They have good prices, give a discount for internet orders and have a great selection of pencils. You buy the pencils by the gross, though. I don't mind that as it means that I only have to buy pencils every other year or so.
     
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    My dollar store is a Dollar Tree so I have gotten a couple of different ones there.

    Thanks for the link to SmileMakers. I have been wanting to check them out but I would think about it when I wasn't near my computer.

    Off to check out the forteachersonly.com website.
     
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    I bought mine at the Teacher store in town.
     
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    I love www.smilemakers.com for pencils and stickers. It is such a great teacher catalog!!!
     
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    Dollar Tree sells fun pencils 12 to a pack for a buck! They have them for every holiday but get them when you see them, because they disappear like hot cakes!!
     
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    I have always loved the Foohy ones you can find in Wal-Mart. There are also 2-sided pencils right now from Crayola where one side is a pencil and the other side is a colored pencil. I am so impressed with that invention! :)
     
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    I have done Dollar Tree pencils as gifts, and I don't love them. They are pretty poor quality, but I guess it's hard to beat the price.

    Your best luck is probably with Oriental Trading, Smilemakers, and For Teachers Only.
     
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    The SchoolBox is a wonderful store if you have one in your area. If not go the website to order
     
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    dollar tree is great. here we can buy things in bulk from our dollar tree. i have not done that yet but others i know have and said they are fast.
     
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    I found some fabulous pencils at Dollar Tree today that say...Caught Being Good!!! YAY!! I bought a few packs.
    I also found some great teacher stuff at Target's Dollar Spot...is that what it's called? Desk Name Plates, Borders, Self-Inking Stampers, Job Charts! I love school shopping!
     
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    I went to Target yesterday also and I had all kinds of teacher stuff from the $1.00 spot in my hand the I had to think that I have bought enough school stuff for this month. I need to wait until we get our gift card so i put it all back (poor me) I hope it is still there when I go back. They had certificates, incentive charts, stickers, teacher stamps with ink pad (good job, terrific, sign and return, please sign here, etc.), treasure chest items (bookmarks, gel pins, harry potter markers and notepads, girl pens and notepads), lesson plan books, Just go and check it out if you can.
     
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    I like to get mine from a local party store.
     

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