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Gileswithachainsaw Mon 17-Aug-15 15:14:54

label stationary?

just spent what ended up being 30 quid shockconfused on stuff for dd ad all of her stuff had either run out or been "lost" and I'm. blowed if I'm spending out again. so is it the done thing to label pencils etc or will she be the class joke of I do.

dementedpixie Mon 17-Aug-15 15:40:46

I have bought personalised pencils in the past

AlanPacino Mon 17-Aug-15 15:42:25

Dd has some really good quality Staedler colouring pencils that have a bit on for you to write a name.

AlanPacino Mon 17-Aug-15 15:42:45

Sorry so my point is go for it.

Gileswithachainsaw Mon 17-Aug-15 16:42:36

excellent I shall do so then. I can't afford to kit out the class with lost items

Binit Mon 17-Aug-15 16:53:27

I label every single item of stationery.
Pencils, pens, rubber, ruler, colours, the pencil case itself.
Nobody has said anything so far, apart from the teacher who was pleased!

AlanPacino Mon 17-Aug-15 16:53:52

Oh you'll still be doing that but will be fully justified to rant smile

Gileswithachainsaw Mon 17-Aug-15 16:55:52

So far all the white board pens I have got have disappeared. they definitely aren't being mistaken for anybody else's as they are distinctive. so god knows what happened to them

atticusclaw Mon 17-Aug-15 16:56:17

You will label it and it will still go missing, believe me.

Every year we replace stationery and label every item (compulsory at the DC's school) and every year practically all of it has disappeared before the summer term..

TheReluctantCountess Mon 17-Aug-15 17:03:25

I'm a secondary teacher, and I wish all kids would label their stationery.

vvviola Mon 17-Aug-15 17:07:04

This is the reason I loved the system DD1 had one year.

Stationery list given. Stationery brought to school. All stationery put in communal boxes in centre of each table so that nothing belonged to anyone in particular. Occasional shouts went out during the year for top-up of pencils/glue etc.

100 times better than last year when I was replacing things nearly weekly DD is ditzy when it comes to this sort of stuff. she may or may not take after her mother

elfycat Mon 17-Aug-15 17:15:12

I used to write my name on a sliver of paper and then clear-nail-varnish them onto things.

But I have a thing for pretty pens/pencils/notebooks, even now.

DD1 (entering Y2 soon) has school-issue stuff which stays at school.

mrz Mon 17-Aug-15 17:26:59

We (and the school's my kids attended were the same) provide all stationary and prefer children not to bring their own.

Philoslothy Mon 17-Aug-15 17:37:31

I labelled all of my children's stationery as far as i know they were never really picked in because of it. You can personalised stationery.

As a teacher I labelled all my stuff too. Teachers can be thieving fuckers.

Gileswithachainsaw Mon 17-Aug-15 19:21:05

Well labels ordered and strict instructions to not lend stuff to any body and to stick to doing her work by her best friend who can 100 percent be trusted wink

here's hoping

noramum Tue 18-Aug-15 13:40:51

DD had personalised colourling pencils (a gift) first. Later I just replaced them with Crayola or whaterever I could get my hands on. As they still fall down a lot, they break easily and all the ones from the start of Summer term went into the bin last week.

Gluesticks, highlighter, ruler, sharpner are all labelled. Rubber and writing pencil is not.

spanieleyes Tue 18-Aug-15 16:37:32

Children do NOT bring in any stationery items as they are not needed, the school provides everything they require. Solves the problem!

Gileswithachainsaw Tue 18-Aug-15 16:46:42

I was told by dd1 that as they go up less and less is provided. She's yr 4 now so I assumed it's down to us now as the school sold us stuff last year fir going into juniors

BoskyCat Tue 18-Aug-15 16:51:08

You can use a craft knife to slice off a sliver of the pencil near the bottom, leaving a flat bit of wood which you can write the name on.

I put stickers on the other stuff and a name tape on the pencil case.

hazeyjane Tue 18-Aug-15 22:07:49

Gosh, at dd's school everything is there at the school, haven't had to get anything (well except for completely useless novelty erasers)

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