It's official. I've been living under a rock for a little while now...
This weekend the family and I were sitting around the living room each minding our own business. I decided to get up and start cleaning up a bit...(which is a never ending task) and on the table I see a highlighter. Something caught my eye and it just didn't look quite right. I picked up the highlighter and took the cap off. I stared at it. Then I stared some more. Then I announced to the fam that something was wrong with their highlighter. It had melted or something.
This is the part where I discovered I was living under a rock...all 3 of them jump up to tell me that in fact the highlighter had not melted, that it was the new gel highlighter. Seriously, all 3 of them raced to get a piece of paper to show me how cool the new highlighter is. They also got a kick out of how a teacher could miss this all important new amazing office supply.
Hmm...so how could I have missed this? Maybe it was the ga-jillion assessments I've been hiding under. Maybe it was the never ending staff meeting/staff developments that I attend that don't allow me the time to leisurely browse the office supply section which I so enjoy doing. Maybe, just maybe it was the mad race across town to watch Volleyball games and get everyone to practices on time. My money however, is on the yucky head cold I've had for weeks now...
No worries though...this girl is back on track. I now have my very own gel highlighters and I've been a highlighting fool. Really. I've been highlighting stuff that doesn't really need to be highlighted just so I can use my new highlighters.
So, enjoy my review below in pictures....and if you've already made this incredible discovery then I would love to hear if you've found some other colors and where you found them.
This is what they look like...I'm a little disappointed that I can only find these basic colors. I really love blue and green
The gel twists up like a glue stick.
The gel doesn't smear when you use it. I also looked to see if the black ink rubbed off on the yellow highlighter and it does not. It really doesn't smear.
I decide to really test the highlighter. I wrote this note with my black Sharpie Pen (which I could do a whole other blog post on) and quickly highlighted with my gel highlighter. I thought for sure this combo would smear - nope, note even a little. I also noted that the gel doesn't come off the page and the pages do not stick together.
I proved to myself that this will be a wonderful highlighter, but what I'm most excited about is that leaving the cap off won't dry out the highlighter. This is going to come in handy with the little ones. They are always leaving the cap off of highlighters and those things dry up fast. Another bonus will be when they run the highlighter over the words 300 times and it smears the word away...this will no longer be a problem. Running the gel over again makes it a tad darker but does nothing to smear the print or black out the word.
This wraps up my review which I would like to say I was not paid to do or asked to do. I simply love office supplies and things that make my life as a teacher easier. This is one of those items so I'm sharing it with you.