**2kool4skool Giveaway is now CLOSED** Winner will be announced 1st Feb 2013.
Sometimes you get asked to do a review and you can’t not say “yes”.
With the oldest OgreBoy
apparently returning to school this year to start his senior years again, it means I’ll have six kids in school - I know what you’re thinking aye… and you’re right. I am soooo looking forward to some peace and quiet!
That means lots of books, lots of stationary, lots of bags, lots of shoes… and lots of shopping to get done in the next
two weeks week… Honestly I should have bought it all and shoved it in their Santa sacks gave it to them for Christmas!
So I couldn’t say no to reviewing school stuff that could actually be tested out and reviewed properly before school goes back. And have the added bonus of crossing things off the mammoth shopping list I have for school stuff!
My dear bestie collected my parcel from the post office when she collected hers – yep gotta love having a bestie that’s a blogger too. My personal parcel picker-upperer! So we opened our parcels together with majority of the kids hanging off us wanting to look at everything all at once – Note to self: next time the kids are involved in a review, don’t tell them before the parcel arrives!
My bestie’s autistic little son LOVES sparkly stuff, so first off before anything we swapped pencil cases. They took home the sparkly one, and we kept the red one – There was no way I was saying no to the cute autistic six year old who wanted that sparkly gym boot pencil case more than anything in the whole wide world!
We discovered, not only are the gym boot pencil cases good for their purpose as a pencil case… but they can double as an extra shoe if for any reason you need a extra shoe – Gravel whinged all afternoon for me to let her try it on her foot. Remember she’s sixteen… I have no words either *shakes head*
Gravel was in love with the gym boot pencil case, so I told her she could be the one to test it out – I also thought it was completely wrong to subject anyone else to use it after her hoof had been in it – Gravels opinion of the gym boot pencil case/spare shoe is: It’s awesome, she loves it. But it needs to be a bit bigger so you can fit more than just a packet of coloured pencils or a packet of texta’s in it. She’d like it to fit her pens, pencils, white out, rubber, sharpener, scissors etc in it – Yes she is a senior in high school, and yes she uses everything in her pencil case. It’s not there just for show… although I dare say she will be stealing a certain pen and asking everyone she comes in contact with to sniff it.
In hindsight, I should have disinfected it and gave it to the smallest OgreBoy, these gym boot pencil cases are a fabulous learning tool for smaller kids to learn to do up their shoe-laces! PURE GENIUS!
The Sixth on the other hand wanted to smell eeeeeeverything.
Apparently being a sixteen year old girl means that you still love smelly stuff - And smell everything she did – but not the boot that had been on Gravel’s foot. She loved the lolly high lighters, and yes they smelled like orange and strawberry!
Excitement filled the room when these little beauties were opened…
SCRATCH AND SNIFF PEOPLE! There were Scratch and Sniff labels! Even I was excited by these, and made a point of scratch and sniffing as well! – I loved getting scratch and sniff stickers when I went to school. If you got a scratch and sniff sticker on your work you were uber cool and all the other kids hated you! – And yet again the two sixteen year old mature teenagers tried them out. This was their response…
Apparently using stationary that quote: “looks awesome” rather than the boring quote:“normal” stationary I always buy, is way better.
The two little OgreKids were into the drawing and writing as soon I let them at it. TEM10 dived on the strawberry scented pen as soon as I said they could use them. “It smells yummy!” The pizza one on the other hand is a tad woffy, I felt a little guilty as it lay on the table rejected by everyone.
BJ7 really liked the Color Click crayons because he could make the crayon go back up into the cover when he was done… he’s so used to having broken crayon pieces, and this solves that problem.
The Sixth was eyeing off the lipstick USB drive… so I bribed her with it. The Sixth is the one that doesn’t like to study, and had an in-class HSC assignment that needed to be finished and handed in first day back at school. She got the USB when she finished it – Thankyou 2kool4skool! I’d been banging my head on a brick wall for a week over that assignment! One lipstick USB drive used for bribery, one HSC assignment done in TWO days!
And the best bit, it stands out. So I told her she is to back-up all of her school assignments on it – she’s terrible for backing up her work – and that way I can grab her Lipstick USB stick to check she’s being doing her assignments!
The slip on book covers are pretty cool. I tested them out to see how long it took to cover a book and label it. Just under three minutes – because I had to write on the label too. We received all three sizes – regular sized exercise book, A4 and scrapbook.
A pouty faced Gravel discovered the A4 size don’t have holes in them, so she can’t use them for her books she uses in her lever arch folder.
I thought it was actually a great suggestion, because I’m pretty sure my older kids aren’t the only ones who use A4 books in their folders at high school.
BJ7 is in luuurve with the huge pencil case that came in our parcel. It’s “totally cool”, and he hopes the “Danger – Keep Out” sign on it will keep the other kids out of his pencil case – which is actually going to be used as his homework/home reader case this year for school… not that *he* knows that yet. I think he’s in for a rude shock, all the little boys in his class are going to think it’s as awesome as he does!
As far as the OgreKids are concerned the 2kool4skool product range we have been trialling for the past week are pretty awesome. Considering I have a range of kids from seven years old to seventeen years old and they all had something catch their eye, I’d say no matter what age your kids are you’ll find something they’ll like in the store – and something to make your life easier, or to use as bribery!
From a Mum point of view, it was good to see the kids keen to get stuck in
and cover their own books help cover books. The book covers are a time saver, stress saver, and they’re funky as – I stole the smiley face covers, they’re mine! The USB sticks are awesome for the older kids, because you can designate a specific one for school work that sticks out from all the other plain USB drives laying about the house. And by stalking watching the kids while they used the 2k4s range, they were pretty happy with how everything worked… although apparently the headphones aren’t “bass” enough for a certain teenage boy who likes his doof doof music loud.
So boys and girls, the House of Ogre has unanimously voted we should take 2kool4skool up on their offer of a prize pack worth approx $160 for one Saturday Morning Ogre Mum
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You’re back in high school, you’ve been summoned to the principals office for smoking in the toilets. You’re given three detentions, and you’re banned from going on a class excursion to the premier of the newest movie starring your fave actor at the cinema, which includes a meet and greet!!! Only it wasn’t you, it was your arch-enemy. You can’t dob them in because your arch-enemy happens to be one huge mother of a teenager who’s death stare would make you pee your pants within a second… in front of everyone. How do you pay them back?
The fine print – please read it!
- Giveaway open to Australian residents only – sorry rest of the world.
- Giveaway is open from 12 am Tuesday 22 January 2013, and closes 11.59pm Wednesday 30th January 2013.
- Please use a current email address with your entry.
- Making me laugh is a good thing.
- 2kool4skool prize pack will be sent to the winner directly from 2kool4skool.
- By entering you agree to me forwarding your details to 2kool4skool for delivery.
- Winner will be announce Friday 1st February 2013 via email and Facebook. Please respond within 48hrs or a new winner will be chosen.
- Only one entry per person.
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