Mimi’s class is getting new “seat sacks emblazoned with the school’s name and mascot.” But that blew the budget, so she’s not getting any paper.
. . . a seat sack is a contraption made of canvas that slips over the back of a student’s chair like a slipcover. Think Pottery Barn for Teachers in primary colors. On the back of the chair, it has one large pocket big enough for folders, workbooks, notebooks, etc. and may also have smaller pockets good for pencils, markers, etc. They are pure genius. However, after a year of use, they become caked with pencil marks, and collect all sorts of small-child-related-crud. This is the non-genius part. And when they are washed, they smell like a wet dog who has been wet for two solid weeks and is starting to grow mold…and I know, ‘cuz I tried.)
As much as Mimi loves seat sacks, she wish the embroidery money had been devoted to paper.