Saturday, May 8, 2010


The Ministry of Education sends every English Opens Doors volunteer a box full of school supplies. Last year, the boxes arrived pretty close to the end of the year, which was less useful, and much like our stipends, we were told not to count on them. But mine came last week! I finally opened it, and unlike many colleagues, mine hadn't already been opened and raided. (I already bought a bunch of supplies in Santiago, because of the uncertainty, and in fact I needed them.)
  • 3 rolls Scotch tape
  • 2 rolls brown packing tape
  • 4 quality blue ball-point pens
  • 1 white-out pen (these things are awesome)
  • 3 packs skinny markers
  • 4 sharpened pencils
  • 1 rubber eraser
  • 2 stab-bind folders
  • 1 large graph-lined notebook
  • 12 whiteboard markers (3 each black, blue, green, and red)
  • 2 little packs of staples (no stapler)
  • 2 pairs of scissors
  • 2 large gluesticks
  • 2 sizable bottles of glue
  • pack of colored paper, roughly a meter square
Kind of a random collection of stuff. What should I do with the staples? Why do I need two pairs of scissors?

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