Yes... they really have begun already. I know I it seems as though summer has just begun and here we are with back to school deals already hitting the store shelves. Here are some specials you might find helpful in preparing for back to school:
Starting the week of 7/10/11 at Staples you will be able to get an 8 pack of Bic ink pens for just a penny, as well as a 12 pack of pencil top erasers and liquid glue (though I am not sure you'll need the glue much in my class. You can also get a 5 pack of 9mm mechanical pencils (I usually go for 7mm but 9 is okay too) for just a quarter, as well as sticky flags and printer paper (after a rebate for the paper). I also saw in the store they have notebooks for 33 cents each. As I see great specials on supplies you'll want to stock up on for the year I will post them here... looking forward to a great new year with a great new group of 8th graders. Enjoy the sunshine!