Teacher’s Black Box March 2017

Teacher’s  Black Box is a box of items which will include “basic and innovative supplies to enhance their educational impact”.  Now I am not a teacher but if you put a chance to get stationery in front of me, there’s only a small chance I’ll turn it down.  They also say there will be a snack in every box.  Boxes start at $20.00 but go down with longer terms.  Normally the shipping on this one would have stopped me from ordering but they were offering a promo code “ONETIME” that gave you free shipping on orders over $50.  That code is still valid so make sure you use it if you want to sign up.  Let’s see what joy they have delivered to me today.

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The box was stuffed full this time. There seem to be some practical supplies in there that would come in handy for the last few months of school, when kids have started to lose or use up what they started with.

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These are a very bright set of pencils.  We have so many pencils due to my habit of buying any that are fun or different.  We have lots of school left with the girls, about 14 more years, so I’m sure we can put these to use.

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Next out was this bag of black pens.  I very rarely use a plain ink pen, but if I’m going to it’ll be one of these crystal shaft type ones. These will also be good to go to school with the girls in the future.

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Now we have six packages of 8 Crayola crayons.  I am quite surprised to find brand name crayons in the box since they are usually all about maximizing profit and brand names don’t do that.  I am very happy though and these will be great for travel or taking to Grandma’s.

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This one was a little odder.  Not in the product, 16 Crayola markers, but in that, they are loose in an elastic instead of a package.  This has all of the basic colours plus a few of the more exotic ones that are newer to the lineup.

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Hidden in the box were five Elmer’s glue sticks.  I am very happy to get these.  I hate letting the kids try to work with regular liquid glue because it’s on their fingers and all the stuff that is not what they are actually gluing.  This means I will be stocked up for summer.

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Gosh, this box is just full of useful things!  These two packs of 12 Crayola pencil crayons are a great addition.  We now have the full set of basic colouring utensils.  I had a little colouring book shopping spree for the girls a few weeks ago and now they can use new pencils to make a start on them.

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We are so set for scissors now!  Like almost any child, my kids want to play with scissors all the time and we had one pair of kid scissors at home so the fights were on.  Now we can have exactly the same pair for each of them and my life shall be so much easier.

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This super handy little kit is going straight into the car.  It has just the basics in it but it’s good to have around.  Everything can be made better with the application of a band-aid.

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Mixed into the paper shreds were five pencil top erasers.  I think these things are simply great and now I’m happy.

This month was fantastic for me.   Normally a few of the things are really great and a couple are not for me, but that’s only because I’m not a teacher.  I can see how these things would be useful for a teacher and they also work well for those of us who love these things.  There was no treat this time but the rest of the box more than made up for it.  I’m not sure how any of these particular items are innovative but maybe I’m missing that part of it.   You can find this box on CrateJoy if you are interested.

 

 

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