July 27, 2016

Life just Got Easier . . . with PaperMate Products

Take a look at those Sharpie Electro Pop Permanent Markers. There are five in a package and the colors are Optic OrangeTechno BlueNano BlueElectric Pinkand Ultra Violet.  I use Sharpies on a daily basis in my classroom and these are going to be a perfect addition!  I love Sharpies and so do my students!  They dry quickly and they are able to survive my first graders dirty fingers.   I hope you can see in the picture below that these Sharpie do have a “POP” to them! 

    Con:  The caps on these markers are difficult to get off! 

Next up are the colorful pens that are in the above picture.  My heart always seems to skip a beat when I find new ones to try. These Paper Mate 300RT Effortless Glide Ballpoint Pens quickly brought a smile to my face.  J  These pens will definitely add some cool colors to my writing. 
I draw a lot of happy faces on papers when I grade papers and so I always look for comfort! These pens have a soft, dimpled grip which is a defininte plus!  These pens come in a package of 8 with a medium point and are retractable. 

  Con:    I had a hard time writing my period on every single sentence!  What’s up with that I wonder?

I have never been very successful using a mechanical pencil.  I have a tendency to write with a heavy hand and break them!  It’s just not a battle I choose to fight.  I wasn’t sure what to except when I tried these PaperMate Mechanical Pencils.  I was pleasantly surprised that I could actually write an entire sentence without breaking the lead.  Yeah!!!!!  These pencils have a lead diameter that is 1.3mm probably thicker than any mechanical pencil I have ever used before  They come in an assortment of colors too!  I like the pencil’s triangular barrel which allowed me to grasp the pencil with a good grip.

    Cons:  It writes way to thick for me but I think my first graders will LOVE them!! 

The last thing I want to talk about is the PaperMate Correction Tape.  I don’t know about you, but I hate it when I make a mistake when I’m writing with an ink pen.  Usually I use the correction fluid which takes FOREVER to dry.  Andsince I am very impatient I write before it is completely drywhich makes even a messier mess!  Thank goodness for this product! 

This will make my life so much easier and less stressful!  J It goes on smoothly and I was able to put it exactly where I wanted it to go.  Love it already.

     Con:     None

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July 1, 2016

Stop Looking!!! Oriental Trading Probably Has It!

Summer is definitely in fully swing here in the state of Oklahoma!  As a teacher, I truly enjoy my summer breakwellexcept for the blazing hot days!!  In the month of July, my family will be having our annual family reunion.  We decided to have it at a private lake (really a pond) where there is absolutely no air conditioning. Crazy I knowbut that pretty much sums up my family.

As I searched the internet trying to find fun activities for our reunion, I knew that Oriental Trading would be one of my favorite places to look for ideas and products.  They have so many cute ideas and quite affordable.  I found a few items that are definitely going to work for this outdoor get together.  Let me tell you about a few of my favorite things I saw:

After I typed in “Reunion” in the search box I was pleasantly surprised.  Have you ever heard of an inflatable buttet?  Oh my goodness this is such a great idea!  

Getting everyone to eat at the same time is always a problem at our reunions. This is exactly what we will need.  All you do is fill the inflatable with ice. put your containers of food in itand the food will stay chilled for hours.  Yes I am definitely ordering one of these babies!

Throughout the heat of the day we will have so many activities happening.  We will definitely need a few Water Toys throughout the day to entertain us and help us survive the heat. I think these Neon Grip Squirt Guns might do the trickor at least cool us off a bit!!

The little ones, the old folks and everyone in between will definitely enjoy feeling the squirt of cool water during the heat of the day.  Oh yes... they are a must!

For some reason we have never thought of having BUBBLES!  I think they will definitely be a big hit for all!  And of course... if you are going to get bubblesyou might as well go big!!!  Take a look at these Huge Wands! 

I have such a crazy familythere is absolutely no telling what kind of game/torture we will think of implementing with these long tubes filled with bubbles!!!

Outdoor Games have always been a huge part of our summer family gatherings!  As a matter of fact, several of us are in the process of making a few oversized outdoor games that will definitely bring out the competitive side of some of us!!!  I came across these Large Yahtzee Dice and I think they will be a HUGE hit!  Now all I have to do is find a cute bucket to put them in. 

Oh my goodness there are so many other summer fun items that you need to check out at Oriental Trading!  What are you waiting for... go check out all the summer fun ideas!