So this year I went all out. I got:
1 24-pack of Bic Mark It pens. I did not need these. I have a thousand Sharpies. I just had to try them out. (And yes, I like them -- but I still like Sharpies.) They were on sale for $6.99 at Walgreen's.
4 packs of Black Warrior Pencils .39 a box at Walgreen's.
10 folders at Office Max for a penny apiece.
1 12-pack of Flair markers. For me, not Thomas. I love Flairs.
Two reams of white paper.
And that's it.
I about broke the bank with this year's shopping haul. I think I spent $15 tops.
Normally I spend *a lot* but I just couldn't justify spending money on fun stuff when I have a school room full of it.
This is so out of character for me! When we were at Office Max, I begged Thomas to pick out his two favorite colors of printer paper. I was thinking nice pastel greens or blues or yellows. Imagine my shock when he told me he actually prefers white. AAAACCCK. It's all about color, baby! The horror of it all!
Less is more this year.