My Back to School Haul

I love shopping for back to school and started picking up bits and pieces at the end of June. This year I really didn’t need much as I will be working in resource and have lots of things already. However, I decided to pick up a few new bits too.

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I love notebooks and stationery and always buy too many. (Some of these were gifts too!) I’m not fully sure how I will use these yet but I’ll have them for different things throughout the year. I’ll probably use use for the blog – I’ve got lots of ideas for new resources and blogposts so I’ll write them all down and try to get them sorted asap! The sticky notes will be used for everyday use and I’ll be writing soon about my planner for September.





You can never have enough black sharpies – especially when they were half price in Tesco. I also picked up a glue stick, labels (for my folders and other resources), mechanical pencils and Twistable crayons.

Folders and Filing


I picked up the folders in Mr. Price in July. These will be used as a planning folder and an assessment folder. The dividers will be used in the folders – I’ll write a blog post about how I organise my resource folder in the next few days.The document wallets – I bought a pack of 10 in Easons for €4 and two packs of 5 in Mr Price. I use these for organising my own resources and give one to each child as their ‘resource folder’. The plastic pockets will be used in the folder to keep things neat and tidy.

Maths games

These are both from Aldi – you can read my review here.


Travel Mug

I saw this in Penneys yesterday and had to have it. It was €4.50 but it has POLKA DOTS – My favourite! Always handy if you bring a cup of tea/coffee to your classroom in the morning.


Worry Monster

I bought the Worry Monster in Euro Giant yesterday. In the past I have made worry monsters for use in class but I think this one is really great. The zip opens and closes so children can write their worries and seal them in his belly. A lovely little resource for only €5.


My aim this year is to not overspend. I have spent fortunes over the years on different bits and pieces for my classroom and was a little shocked with how much I have accumulated in the last 2 years since moving back to Ireland!


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