With back to school around the corner, but we can easily say kids these days don't know what they're missing out on.
As schools get more and more high-tech with classroom apps and touch-screen tablets, there just seems to be something comforting about those tabletop sharpeners or the tiny keypad on your watch calculator to figure out a math question.
So in honour of not going back to school, we've pulled together a nostalgic list some of our all-time favourite school supplies. And yes, not all of these items are exactly "extinct" — but wouldn't it be fun to have some of them kicking around at your office?
Which ones did we miss? Leave your favourites in the comments below.
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Because, everything <em>really</em> does look better in neon green and super-bright yellow.
There was nothing WORSE than losing one of your pieces of lead. Nothing. For kicks, you can still <a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/20-PC-PUSH-POP-ERASER-FOR-PENCIL-FUN-SHAPE-BRIGHT-COLOR-/221264021450" target="_blank">buy some on eBay.</a>
Most of us probably never used these sets of rulers for their real purpose, it was always fun to trace out triangle shapes.
Remember when you actually had to make effort when sharpening a pencil...wait, remember when we had to use pencils?
Hey, at least it smelled nice when you made a mistake.
There's something comforting about an old school metal lunchbox holding all of your favourite meals.
When you only needed simple arithmetic, watch calculators were the way to go. And if you have $13 sitting around, you <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Casio-CA53W-Databank-Calculator-Watch/dp/B000GB1R7S" target="_blank">can still buy one online.</a>
Simple: insert the floppy and make a copy.
Elmer's School Glue Gel
We can't really put our finger on it, but this glue gel also had a very particular scent to it.
Just like push pencils, push erasers were thicker and often colourful. You can still <a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/20-PC-PUSH-POP-ERASER-FOR-PENCIL-FUN-SHAPE-BRIGHT-COLOR-/221264021450" target="_blank">find some on eBay. </a>
Looking back, we're not sure why we we're so obsessed with these.
Five Star Notebooks
Besides these <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2B8gqDXFyo" target="_blank">hilarious commercials,</a> there was just something reassuring about tossing around your five-star and not having it fall apart.
Multi-Coloured Push Pens
Why buy four different pens when you can get four in one?
If you ever had the pleasure of either owning one of these iMacs or using them in the classroom, you will agree the desktop games were the best.
Just admit it, you loved sniffing the purple one.
These tabletoppers made the perfect accessory for all of our scented markers.
Did you used to put these stickers on everything? Besides missing gold stars, we also miss accessorizing our notebooks and binders with colourful gem stickers.
The funny thing is, nothing about these giant plastic pencil cases actually saved space.
Well, technically, these haven't gone anywhere but we really miss the idea of handing in school reports in colourful duo-tangs.
These backpacks were <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/86799973/vintage-backpack-with-leather-details" target="_blank">so fashionable and durable</a>, they just weren't ergonomically-friendly.
Even though you can still find Puffy Paint at most department stores, we miss making crafts and personalizing our jeans.
That sound of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Velcro-Closure-2-Inch-Binder-S-816-PUR/dp/B001GIP24O" target="_blank">opening up your velcro binder</a> never gets old.
Paper Mate Eraser Mate
You can probably still find these pens at most office supply stores, but do you still remember how excited you were when you found out we could erase blue ink?
Since we should never ever run around with scissors, at least kids should have fun cutting things out.
Not only did this make holding pens and pencils a lot more comfortable, it was even more fun to pull these grips apart.
'Rainbow" was always the favourite.
Unlike Troll toppers, at least these toppers had an additional use.
Of course these are still around, but there was nothing more fun than drawing faces in math class.
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