It’s that time…and I can hardly believe it! But, there are a few creature comforts that I HAVE to have for myself and I thought I would share them with you guys. Ready?
Rolling cart. I am all for cute bags…I have many that are brandishing my name or initials and I love each of them. But I do not advocate for back and/or shoulder pain. And so a rolling cart will save your life. Not really, but it is pretty fantastic. I know many of you are traveling SLPs, so you have tons and tons of STUFF. And even for those of us who are in one place all day, you have things that you bring back and forth from school. It is nothing fancy, but it gets the job done! I love mine so much!
Laminator. I bought my first one last year and it changed my life. Now, I have two. I know, I know. But I wanted one for school and one for home so I didn’t have to take it back and forth (in my rolling cart!). Now, I bought my own because our school laminator is terrible. And when I say terrible, I mean turrible…yes, with a U and emphasis on the UR. Things peel apart and there are bubbles and that just really bums me out. Especially when I have spent my own money to print, with MY ink and MY paper. Welcome to being a public school employee, where you buy all your own stuff. Sigh, I digress. The Scotch brand is what I have, but I am sure others work fine too. Apparently you can get amazing deals on laminating sheets at Sam’s…but until they build one of those in a more convenient location to me, I buy these.
iPad Cover. Last year, I got the cheap one HERE. This year…I splurged. But I just couldn’t help it. I found this Lily Pulitzer case and LOVED it. I had to have it. So I bought it. 🙂 I don’t let my kids use my iPad without me being in extremely close proximity (read: Mrs. Alcorn is going to be holding the iPad and you can touch it with nice hands or not at all), so I don’t use a huge crazy protective case. Maybe that is silly logic, but it was never a problem last year. So excited for my new one!
Insulated cups. I try to maintain a healthy lifestyle. And I drink a lot of water. All day. Plus, with all the talking I do, I have to keep my vocal folds hydrated 🙂 I buy lots of Tervis cups, they are my favorite, but I just ordered this one with my name on it from Etsy and it is adorable!!!!!! You can visit BusyBeesGifts HERE and check out all of Beth’s cute stuff!
What are your back to school MUST haves?