Certain smells evoke memories and when it comes to a fresh eraser, a box of crayons, a freshly sharpened pencil, glue, or markers, I am immediately thrown back to my second grade classroom with Mrs. Wright, who coincidentally was rarely ever wrong.
School rules are stricter these days, prohibiting some children from bringing fancy pencils to school for fear they may show up their classmates. To that end, I get it. But at home, I see nothing wrong with providing your youngster with supplies that will make them enthused about learning. If I were back in school, I'd be begging my mom for the yummy dessert erasers, the bunny scissors, and the sushi pencil toppers. My niece may be in for a back–to–school treat!