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Sister about to start work as primary school teacher - what might she need?

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tigana Sun 13-Jul-08 22:58:49

Was thinking an academic diary, but all I have found a v dull red or black ones and she has a stationary fetish (family trait) so that will not do!
Any ideas?

cornsilk Sun 13-Jul-08 23:00:09

she needs a term time diary - A4- you can order them through the unions. I used to just get a student diary before I discovered the organised mum ones last year!

Yurtgirl Sun 13-Jul-08 23:01:07

I was thinking about this the other day!
With hindsight to my student teaching days (I failed!) I wish I had owned:

a laminater
a paper trimmer

Not very exciting but I really really love the ones I have got now

cornsilk Sun 13-Jul-08 23:02:36

Pencil case with bits and bobs in - red biros, liquid paper, decent stapler, post its etc.
Also plastic A4 pockets for files.

VirginiaWoolf Sun 13-Jul-08 23:04:48

Really nice stress relieving shower/bath stuff!

jennifersofia Sun 13-Jul-08 23:04:54

I have found these very useful:

a 3 hole punch (with guide for A4 sheets)
a good strong stapler
a USB stick
a 1 hold punch

I covet yurtgirl's listed items..

WilfSell Sun 13-Jul-08 23:05:25

Kevlar vest?

VirginiaWoolf Sun 13-Jul-08 23:05:37

I always got a diary through school, I think.

VirginiaWoolf Sun 13-Jul-08 23:06:31

A pamper treatment booked for the first Saturday/half term holiday???

Aefondkiss Sun 13-Jul-08 23:07:56

my dd's teacher seems to use a lot of stickers and also an ink stamp, with well done and a wee picture - not exactly a need but for primary school it might be nice to have one (more fun than a diary esp for people who like stationery)

Walnutshell Sun 13-Jul-08 23:07:59

a stripey new pencil case

nothing more

tigana Sun 13-Jul-08 23:08:08

Blimey, was expecting to have to bump this in morning as an unanswered thread, but hurrah! Oooh, laminators and stuff sound gooooood. Would feed the fetish too! Keep them coming!

Yurtgirl Sun 13-Jul-08 23:08:34

Jennifer - They are nowhere near as £££ as I thought they would be

A4 laminater from Tescos cost me about £12 and the trimmer is a german one, cant remember the name, about £15 from staples - utterly fabulous couldnt live without items

tigana Sun 13-Jul-08 23:09:25

A stripey pencilcase containing an ink stamp and some stamps..and stickers... I can feel a whole gift building here...

KerryMum Sun 13-Jul-08 23:09:47

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Walnutshell Sun 13-Jul-08 23:11:17

ooh tigana, I am panting with stationery excitement

(was that a little excessive I wonder?)

tigana Sun 13-Jul-08 23:12:27


cornsilk Sun 13-Jul-08 23:14:12

Plenty of wine for the end of her first week.

solo Sun 13-Jul-08 23:14:49

Lots of patience, a permanent smile, love and a box of tissues. grin

MummyToOneForNow Sun 13-Jul-08 23:16:25

Don't know if you have heard of flylady - she has a teacher control journal which looks primary focused and includes some lists of things to have as well as suggestions for organising yourself and establishing routines.

I am a secondary teacher but I have a large pencil case with board pens, a "gold star" stamp (or stickers go down even better with younger ones), sellotape, glue etc. I have a stapler and holepunch on my desk and we have a paper trimmer in our dept office - all used frequently.

If the school doesn't provide one a teacher planner (different to a diary) might be useful - depends on what the school requires in terms of documentation of planning.

Walnutshell Sun 13-Jul-08 23:20:13

No, solo, don't you know the teachers' secret? NEVER SMILE FOR THE FIRST 3 MONTHS!!!

Aefondkiss Sun 13-Jul-08 23:25:06

some stationery links would be nicegrin

<pondering careers that need nice stationery now>

cece Sun 13-Jul-08 23:28:09

a whistle with a lanyard

MrsWeasley Sun 13-Jul-08 23:29:24

A nice bottle of wine (well maybe a crate!)
and a bottle of vodka for when the wine doesnt dull the pain grin

cece Sun 13-Jul-08 23:31:10

this is a good website

You can make stickers and stamps with her name on. smile

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