I've been having supply issues lately. Primarily in the glue and pencil department. My glue bottle are all clogged up and even after unclogging them for classes over and over, they keep getting clogged by the start of the next class. I tried using small squeeze bottles that have larger holes in the tips, but those still got clogged, and the kids lost the tiny little caps. I resorted to buying some new bottles, and went with Crayola School Glue this time. I used it in my previous school and really like it. The only drawback of this glue is that it doesn't come in gallon size to refill them later. Which is a bummer, because it's thicker than Elmer's, but not as thick as Tacky Glue. The caps have a plastic piece that goes into the bottle to avoid clogging, and the bottles even have a nifty way of hanging the cap so the kids don't lose them.
To solve my pencil issues, I got new hand sharpeners. I LOVE them. I found them in School Specialty's adapted catalog-which confuses me a bit, as they are great for non-special needs kids too. They have a little button on them that pops up when the pencil is sharp! No more over sharpening! The kids love them, and are completely amazed when the botton pops and the pencil really is sharp.