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Critter Sitters - loved them! I mademy slam book in a bigger size CritterSitters

Yikes! Pencils your parents won't swipe!

Crayola Crayons - remember "Prussian blue" and "spring green"? Ahhh...the 64 box. I remember opening it and marveling at all the colors. The eager expectation of using that wonderful sharpener. Oh, and the smell... there was nothing like it. Even now, when I open a new box of crayons the happy memories just flood back and I smile.

I loved this toy back in the 70's! It was fun until a sibling or such used crayons instead of chalk. Was never the same again.

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Kids today have no clue what this is.My biology teacher in school wrote so many notes on this!!

Remember these? Oh how I loved getting a new Big Chief tablet at the beginning of the school year when I was a wee one.... this is linked to a guy who is collecting all the different covers from over the years -- cool

Big Chief writing tablets. The iconic school supply has changed a lot over the years and its history is a bit vague and sketchy. Prices have ranged from 10¢ in the 1950′s to a couple of bucks in the 1970′s.

Son of Big Chief Tablet - Early 70's Sunglasses-Peace Medallion Version by JasonLiebig, via Flickr

One of my favorite series for kids.. had them read to me in third grade... and i read them to my 2nd grade class.. kids think they are absolutely hilarious

The only kind of shoes I got to wear in elementary school; couldn't have loafers until 7th grade saddle-shoes-403 by Saddle Shoe Habitat, via Flickr

The only time I could talk to my friends during class was when getting out a book from the under desk shelf.