...for how many?
I'm only sending one child to public school next year, at least I thought so. I just got a packet in the mail to re-enroll him for the fall, and included was the school supply list.
I've always been fond of school supplies, I love shopping for them, they make me smile (or they did). My favorite part of the movie"You've Got Mail" was when Tom Hanks said the Fall season made him want to go out and buy a bouquet of pencils.
Anyway... I started reading the list and well... see for yourself.
Second Grade Supply List
100-#2 papermate pencils
2-boxes of colored pencils
6-boxes of 24 crayons
6-large boxes of Kleenex
2-boxes of classic color markers
3-spiral notebooks wide ruled
2-packs wide ruled notebook paper
8-pocket folders 2 red, 2 blue, 2 green, 2 yellow
8-brad folders 2 red, 2 blue, 2 green, 2 yellow
2-boxes of Ziploc baggies (what??)
3-manual pencil sharpeners
2-four pack dry erase markers (what no 50 packs of chalk...)
2-packs of assorted colored construction paper (since when do we provide this?)
1 pack 24 #2 pencils for ART! (the 100 #2's don't cover that?)
1-bottle hand sanitizer (kids A-L)
2-containers sanitizing wipes (kids M-Z)
OK since when did we need to buy supplies for TEN kids, let alone stock the teachers supply cupboard, DRY ERASE MARKERS?! and what's with the Art teacher?
Don't get me started on the Kleenex and sanitizing stuff, shouldn't that be supplied by the school like the toilet paper is??
I'm only gonna provide enough for one child... my child. IF there are less fortunate children in the class who can't afford supplies and they ask for donations then and only then will I gladly give more.