This is what two bins full of school supplies look like. I got everything on the list and the supplies should last the entire year. Whew!
In the end, I bought the expensive pencils and sharpened them myself. It took about 30 minutes, and I did have a sore spot on my thumb for a few days. Would I do that again? Probably not. When I put them back in the package they were all different heights. In other words, I had lost some use of the pencils by sharpening them too much.
I found all of the folder colors the teachers wanted. I think they are a bit flimsy, but we’ll see how they make it through the year.
I located the proper dry erase markers for each teacher. Broad tip for Nadia’s teacher and fine tip for Simone’s. Apparently, I had been looking for the wrong brand. Once I expanded my horizons a bit, I didn’t have any trouble at all.