James is going into kindergarten this year. I was prepared for school supplies after having two, one now being 22 and one 19. However, I was not prepared to this. I could not believe this list. With todays economy I wonder is this really right on some of these things.
- Primary writing tablet
- School box
- 12 packs of 8 Crayola crayons
- Package of Crayola markers
- Package of Crayola colored pencils
- 6 #2 Pencils
- 2 Pink erasers
- 4 Glue sticks or 1 bottle of glue
- Pair of scissors
- Water bottle
- Complete set of clothes
- NEW gym shoes (no black soles) & pair of socks (VELCRO only please)
- 2 pocket folders
- Bottle of hand sanitizer or baby wipes
- Box of gallon size baggies
- 2 Box of Kleenex
- Small box of band-aids
- 2 rolls of paper towels
Now my issues with this list
I understand Crayola really is truely better then some brands. However, what about the kids who can't afford Crayola brand? I guess on crayons truely I can understand I have ran into crayons who just wouldn't work that was off brands, but I have got off brands that worked just as good. You notice on the list though everything is Crayola brand not just crayons.
Now why in the world do they need 12 boxes of crayons? Like Eric said are they making candles out of them or eating them? I had to laugh at that
Gym shoes what ever happened to washing old shoes and sending them? My oldest never took brand new shoes for gym. What frustrates me more velcro? What happened to teaching them in kindergarten to tie shoes? Heck my oldest two wasn't allowed to have velcro for that reason. Even at that now a days many people buy at thrift, garage sales for everyday use. I know we do if we find really nice clothes.
Hand sanitizer and baby wipes okay is this to wash hands? What happened to teaching to use soap and water?
I don't know this list really concerned me. Its like some things they push kids in yet look at this list. Then I am really concerned about people who can not afford this. I know 8 pack crayons isn't much but 12 boxes? When you are on set income 12 boxes kills a pocket when you have everything else to get. We are on just my disability right now and I can only imagine people who don't even have that. I got two weeks to get James' supplies. I am hoping Eric bails some hay from now to then so I can finish his school list.
This is in now way to downgrade any teachers out there. I for one appreciate the jobs you all do. Just concerned not only for ourself but others less fortunate then even us. I don't know maybe if they even split the list so in middle of the year you sent for the other half of the year.