I love this time of year!
School is one of my favorite things. Fresh pencils, crisp paper, smiling students and teachers, routines & structure, learning – all things I love!
I also really love Back to School sales. I can’t resist buying boxes of crayons, colored pencils and markers to add to my stash. But the best item to buy this time of year has to be notebooks and composition books. The prices are lower and there is a larger selection. I like to stock up.
Why my love for notebooks? Well, when I am working on something I like to use a notepad of some sort to jot things down. Those notebooks end up being filled with great gems. Some are used for interviews, others for tracking microfilm, sorting out complicated families and on and on. Because I am generally using several notebooks at one time, I like to try to buy notebooks that have some sort of design so I can easily tell them apart at a glance.
This year there happened to be a very large selection of designs for a nice, low price. So I stocked up!What supplies do you consider essential when you are researching?