Details, details, details! There are certain school supplies that I find myself using a lot when doing prep – especially since I teach a lot of science. Magnifying glasses are one of those supplies. I have been stocking up the last few years so that I would have a class set. I have found that the ones from a local dollar store have worked well and have held up despite being used by over 100 kids each time I use them.
The extra attention kids will take when they have a magnifying glass, as they look at the world, literally through a whole new lens, is amazing. A simple walk around the playground becomes an expedition as a scientist. Accumulating a class set over the years has been worth every penny.