There are so many items that you can use to make your office homier. This post will catalogue the top 6 that you can buy from a discount office supply store.
1. Mesh literature racks: These contemporary racks are perfect for displaying magazines, newspapers and other forms of reading material. With high visibility, everyone in the waiting room will find something to read.
2. Affordable office furniture: From reception seating and sofas to lecterns and tables, having the right affordable office furniture can make all the difference in the presentation of your office.
3. Mouse pads & wrist rests: it can be hard on your wrists browsing the internet all day. It’s a welcome addition to have some comfort on your desk.
4. Mini-fridge: No office should be without one. You can’t order out every day – that‘s simply too expensive. Bringing a lunch can make all the difference: eating healthier, saving money, and working harder.
5. Paper Shredder: Some documents cannot find their way into enemy’s hands. They must be shredded.
6. Hand Sanitizer: This quick cleanser should not be overlooked. Keeping your hands clean is rejuvenating and important when you’re at the office.
With these 6 items, your office will be enhanced dramatically – try it and see!
When I was a lad, I loved color. Educational school supplies like crayons and magic markers in particular were my favorite. The magic markers that smelled like fruits were really cool because they reinforced both the color and the flavor that that color was associated with. Plus, who wouldn’t want to use sweet-smelling markers to color and explore a world of creativity?
Crayons are also great for kids. The 24 pack box was great to carry around – it had everything you needed, and didn’t leave you desiring anything else. Reading all the names of the colors helped me understand a more literary aspect – magic mint, blizzard blue, raw umber. Even though we didn’t know why that pink crayon was called thistle, it still led us to think and imagine, maybe even ask questions, and introduced us to new words and pronunciations.
Then the actual drawing. Coloring books were never my favorite. It’s easy to color in the lines if you take the time. It’s when you move outside of what’s given to you and create your own designs that you really experience pleasure. Kids need to be encouraged to play with educational school supplies, and it shouldn’t be made to be a chore. The more your children enjoy playing with back to school supplies the more they will get out of the creative experience.
The summer is the best time for outdoor activities. Camping and sports are great recreational pastimes. The best thing about camping is that after you set up your tent, you don’t have modern distractions like the internet or TV. This leaves a lot of time to play with camp supplies, to let kids get physical exercise. Volleyball, soccer, badminton, table tennis, football, baseball, basketball – all are classic sports that have made American camping what it is today. The dog runs back and forth, parents can be involved, or the kids can play on their own, making friends with children from all over the campground or neighborhood. Then there are non-traditional pastimes, like building your own hula hoop, or magnetic rocket toss, Jenga, and backyard challenge bean bag toss. Whatever your family likes to do, camp supplies are a good way to bring people together, and have fun.
Maybe your children are more into arts and crafts than sports. In that case you can get an assortment of markers, crayons and dough, all fun educational school supplies that foster imagination and creativity for children. There’s coloring and writing – pastimes that allow children to play and exercise that most important muscle – the brain.
It doesn’t matter if it’s Monday or Friday, September or June, a half-day or a whole, students are always going to find excuses to be distracted. Especially the younger students. Staying focused and on task is any student’s least favorite thing to do, yet it is imperative for them and the teacher to succeed.
So, besides requiring high amounts of adderall on their list of back to school supplies, how do you keep students attention?
Keep them actively engaged. Motivate through compliments, rewards, or confrontation if necessary. Coax them. Fool them. Strike nerves. An angry student is a passionate student, and as long as that passion is pushed in the direction of the subject matter, it should be interpreted as a positive.
And don’t forget to work hard yourself… or at least give off the impression that you are. Students who interpret their educators as lethargic are likely to mimic these actions. Even just faking your own enthusiasm can help to motivate your students.
When making a list of educational school supplies, include some incentive charts. Young minds get motivated when they see their progress and advancement in front of them. Additionally, a little competition between students is okay as long as it leads them in the direction of progress and education.
The Alera Three-Drawer Mobile Pedestal File is charcoal colored, has a recessed drawer pull, and features counterweight anti-tip mechanisms that prevent it from tipping over no matter which way you stack your files. The Filer has three drawers, two 6-inch high box style and one foot-long high-sided file style. And not only does the Alera Mobile Pedestal File meet or exceed all ANSI/BIFMA standards, but it comes with a limited five-year warranty, and is currently available through United Supply Corp. for under HALF the listing price.
The Alera Swivel Task Chair features a contoured seat and back that provide comfort for those long days spent at the desktop. With pneumatic seat adjustment, full 360-degree rotation, and five-star leg base, the Swivel Task Chair available from Alera is an ideal piece of affordable office furniture. And just like the Pedestal File, this chair comes with a five-year limited warranty and is available for exactly HALF the listing price through United Supply Corp.
Of course, if that’s not the chair for you, Alera offers the Etros Series Mesh Mid-Back Swivel/Tilt Chair, which features a breathable mesh back, cushioned mesh fabric, and adjustable lumbar support. Its height-adjustable arms make this chair usable for a variety of different sized users. And if you thought the prices for the previous two items were low, you won’t believe this! The Etros Series chair can be had through United Supply Corp. for 55% off the initial price! Talk about affordable office furniture…
First off, you’ll need art supplies. Lots of ‘em. Paints, paintbrushes, markers, colored pens, colored pencils crayons, the works. And don’t forget play-dough. Everybody likes play-dough.
While you’re at it, make sure to get some artistic extras, like beads, charms, buttons, and stickers. Oh, and glue, preferably in stick form, ‘cause who needs the mess?
You’ll need some outdoor sports supplies as well. Basketballs, footballs, soccer balls… all good fun. And why not get them in foam form as well? Sure, playing with a regular ball is classic fun, but a foam ball has the advantage of being suitable for anyone of any age, and is typically perfect in a pool.
However, when looking for outdoor sports supplies, or any camp supplies for that matter, there is only one ultimate item, one unique toy that reigns supreme above all others on any truly worthy list of camp supplies.
The Tug of War Rope.
Tug of War is a perfect game that teaches team-unity in addition to being suitable for all ages. United Supply Corp. offers 50, 75, and 100 foot tug-of-war ropes, making sure you’ve got the right sized rope for your particularly sized group. Manufactured by TC Sports, the Tug of War rope is a must have.
Board games are one of the most valuable educational school supplies. On the academic side, board games help children recognize numbers and letters, read, count and make groups, and improve color recognition, visual perception, hand-eye coordination and reflexes.
Board games also give children an opportunity to develop their self-confidence, self-esteem and valuable social skills in how to cooperate, communicate, share, wait, take turns, and respect others’ space and privacy. By playing games, children’s ability to focus, attention span and determination can be strengthened.
Simple board games like Chutes and Ladders can even teach children important life skills and show how their luck can change in an instant; they may be ahead one moment, and behind the next. The rules of board games teach children to stay within the boundaries.
Young children need support from adults when it comes to winning and losing. Winning can make children feel very proud and elated; losing can cause frustration. Very young children under the age of five may need help from adults to win and build confidence; after the age of 6, they should start to understand the concept of fair play.
For a wide range of board games and back to school supplies for children of all ages, visit United Support Corp today.