After dinner I went to Staples to have a look around for some great deals and WOW did I ever find them. Duotangs were on for 10 cents each. I was only allowed to buy 20 so I think I will go back tomorrow. Coil notebooks were on for 15cents, Four exercise books for 25cents and packages of paper (15 sheets) for only 19cents. After buying the maximum that I was allowed I walked away only spending just over $7. Now that is a great deal! The sale is on until Aug 10th so I know I will be going back to stock up.
This lead me to wonder..... Is it better to have students bring their own school supplies or for me/you buy the supplies that you really want your students to have and then later collect the money from parents? I love it when my students all have the same supplies so then I can have all my mat duotangs one color and the science ones another. For some reason parents consistently buy novelty duotangs and it makes it hard to organize. What are your thoughts on this?