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Old 08-26-2011, 07:54 PM
 
Location: On a Slow-Sinking Granite Rock Up North
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I just threw out the list, but roughly, this is what it is:

DD (6th)

Binders (3)
Jumbo book covers (4)
Highlighters
Pencils
Pens
glue sticks
dry erase markers
dividers for binders
small personal pencil sharpener
large scissors
eraser caps
calculator
deodorant stick for PE so there is no PU
lined paper
For the class:
small prizes for the ticket raffle (for good behavior they earn tickets)
kleenex
Wipes
snacks

DS (8th)

Pencils
Pens
Paper (reams)
5 binders
5 dividers
calculator
eraser caps
(probably more, he didn't have a paper list)

Personally, I'm not a fan of having to shell out a large amount of money for supplies which I feel should be paid for by my ample property taxes (most of which goes to the school budget) like the 'good old days'; however, I'm a realist.

These days, we seem to expect the moon delivered on a silver platter, and yet we don't want to pay for it. Realistically speaking, that just *ain't* gonna happen.

It's sort of like the 'don't tax you, don't tax me, tax the man behind the tree' kind of mentality.

If I have to purchase a few things in order for my kid to be prepared, so be it; however, what annoys me to no end is the seemingly nonstop fund raisers. Those, I'm getting plenty sick of, but I think contributing to supplies is a necessary evil now.
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Old 08-26-2011, 07:56 PM
 
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Really?? We have checked rite aid, kmart, office depot, CVS and the dollar store... lol never thought target though :/

thanks!
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:07 PM
 
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I just threw out the list, but roughly, this is what it is:

DD (6th)

Binders (3)
Jumbo book covers (4)
Highlighters
Pencils
Pens
glue sticks

deodorant stick for PE so there is no PU

Haha i like that line (about gym) Binders really? I don't think I used a binder until the year after, but my district is kind of stupid
I wonder if they really use the glue, again I didn't but like I said haha


For the class:
small prizes for the ticket raffle (for good behavior they earn tickets)
kleenex
Wipes
snacks
Aw, I miss getting prizes
DS (8th)

Pencils
Pens
Paper (reams)
5 binders
5 dividers
calculator
eraser caps
(probably more, he didn't have a paper list)

Did you get him a scientific calculator? You should keep that wrapped sometimes the school gives them to students, mine "rent them out" you sign them out at the beginning of the year and in at the end. I would suggest maybe a few folders. That's usually the basics. If you find coupons yo u should look into Mead flex brand notebinders, I wrote about them in a different post they're 10-12 dollars for one but I've had the same on for 3 years now and theyre still not messed up.


If I have to purchase a few things in order for my kid to be prepared, so be it; however, what annoys me to no end is the seemingly nonstop fund raisers. Those, I'm getting plenty sick of, but I think contributing to supplies is a necessary evil now.

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Old 08-26-2011, 08:37 PM
 
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Supply lists haven't been bad since we moved to this new district however having to buy my son's books (well okay rent because you don't own them) can be a bite. They allow payments from Sept to Feb which helps. The cost this year is 195 dollars. I know some families have 4-5 kids. Ouch.
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Old 08-27-2011, 06:34 PM
 
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No, he's not up to 'scientific' calculators yet, at least they haven't put those on the list yet. The do have some available at the school however.

Judging by what they've passed off as a "successful" math program for the last 9 years, I'll be lucky if he can calculate the loan percentage rate on his mortgage by the time he buys a house.

On the plus side, he'll be able to name a type of rhombus, or think of 6 different ways to subtract a simple problem.

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Old 08-27-2011, 06:35 PM
 
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Supply lists haven't been bad since we moved to this new district however having to buy my son's books (well okay rent because you don't own them) can be a bite. They allow payments from Sept to Feb which helps. The cost this year is 195 dollars. I know some families have 4-5 kids. Ouch.

Books? I'd have a huge issue with that. Books should fall under curriculum and that should be covered by property taxes which are supposed to pay for school budgets.

That's a total sham IMHO. What the heck are they spending their money on?
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Old 08-27-2011, 06:40 PM
 
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4th grade

1) 36 #2 Wooden Pencil (Standard Yellow)
2) 1 Pink Bevel Eraser (Latex Free)
3) 1 Multi-Colored Map Pencils (7") - 8 Count
4) 2 Red Stick Pen (Ballpoint)
5) 1 Crayons - 16 Count (Crayola/Equivalent)
6) 1 Washable Markers Classic Colors (Broad Tip) - 8 Count (Crayola/Equivalent)
7) 2 Highlighter- Florescent Yellow
8) 2 Black Dry Erase Marker - Bullet Tip (Expo/Equivalent)
9) 1 Canvas Pencil Bag 10.5" x 5.5"
10) 1 Scissors - 5" Pointed (Fiskars/Equivalent)
11) 1 4 oz School Glue (Elmer's/Equivalent)
12) 2 Glue Stick - Large (Elmer's/Equivalent)
13) 1 12"X18" Manila Paper 50 Count
14) 1 9X12 Assorted Construction Paper - 50 Count
15) 1 Notebook Paper - Wide Rule - 200 Count
16) 1 3"X5" Ruled Index Cards - 100 count
17) 1 Yellow Spiral Notebook - Wide Rule - 70 Sheets
18) 1 Red Spiral Notebook - Wide Rule - 70 Sheets
19) 1 Green Spiral Notebook - Wide Rule - 70 Sheets
20) 1 Blue Spiral Notebook - Wide Rule - 70 Sheets
21) 1 Black Marble Composition Book - 100 Count
22) 1 Red Plastic Pocket & Brad Folder
23) 1 Yellow Plastic Pocket & Brad Folder
24) 1 Blue Plastic Pocket & Brad Folder
25) 1 Red Paper Pocket & Brad Folder
26) 1 Yellow Paper Pocket & Brad Folder
27) 1 Green Paper Pocket & Brad Folder
28) 1 Purple Paper Pocket & Brad Folder
29) 1 Orange Paper Pocket & Brad Folder
30) 2 Box of Facial Tissues - 100 Count (Kleenex/equivalent)
31) 1 Agenda (Purchase From the School)

1st grade

1) 36 #2 Wooden Pencil (standard yellow)
2) 2 Large pink beveled eraser
3) 4 Crayons - 24 count (Crayola/equivalent)
4) 1 Washable Markers - Classic colors- Broad tip - 8 count (Crayola/equivalent)
5) 3 Black Dry Erase Marker - Chisel Tip (EXPO/equivalent)
6) 1 Plastic Supply Box (8.5" x 5.5" x 2.5")
7) 1 Scissors - 5" blunt (Fiskars/equivalent)
8) 3 White School Glue - 4 oz.(Elmer's/equivalent)
9) 2 White Glue stick - Large (Elmer's/equivalent)
10) 2 White Glue Stick - Small (Elmer's/ equivalent)
11) 1 Manila Paper 9"x12" - 50 count
12) 1 Manila Paper 12"x18" - 20 count
13) 1 Construction Paper Assorted Colors 9"x12" - 50 count
14) 1 Construction Paper Assorted Colors 12"x18" - 50 count
15) 4 Composition Book (1/2" rule, red baseline, and dotted midline, REQUIRED)
16) 2 Writing Tablet (1/2" rule, red baseline and dotted midline, REQUIRED)
17) 3 Picture/Story Tablets (1/2" rule, red baseline, and dotted midline- Hytone/ equivalent)
18) 1 Index Cards - ruled - 3"x 5" - 100 count
19) 2 Pocket folder with brads (Solid colors- 1 Red, 1 Green)
20) 1 Red Plastic Pocket folder with brads
21) 1 Yellow Plastic Pocket folder with brads
22) 1 Blue Plastic Pocket folder without brads
23) 12 Individual Resealable Bags - Sandwich size
24) 12 Individual Resealable Bags - Gallon Freezer (2ml)
25) 1 Box of facial tissues -100 Count (Kleenex/equivalent)

I don't think this is unreasonable. Even though the tissues and bags are for the whole class, it is reasonable that my grandkids will actually use much of this. The fact that colors and types of folders are specified will help with uniformity of organizing their subjects.
I'm sorry, I do not agree with you. I think that is terribly unreasonable. We would get paper, pee-chees, (does anyone remember those?), pencils, erasers, and book covers for our text books. Everything else was supplied. It should not be coming out of the teacher's pocket book, it should come out of the school's pocket book.
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Old 08-27-2011, 06:41 PM
 
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Books? I'd have a huge issue with that. Books should fall under curriculum and that should be covered by property taxes which are supposed to pay for school budgets.

That's a total sham IMHO. What the heck are they spending their money on?
I would not expect any student, or their family, to have to pay for a book unless:

a) the child completely destroyed the book

b) the person was in college

To ask the parents to buy school books for children is ridiculous.
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Old 08-27-2011, 06:57 PM
 
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No, he's not up to 'scientific' calculators yet, at least they haven't put those on the list yet. The do have some available at the school however.

Judging by what they've passed off as a "successful" math program for the last 9 years, I'll be lucky if he can calculate the loan percentage rate on his mortgage by the time he buys a house.

On the plus side, he'll be able to name a type of rhombus, or think of 6 different ways to subtract a simple problem.



The math they teach us I find completely irrelevant to to the world -_____- wait till geometry and proofs.... FUN!
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Old 08-27-2011, 07:00 PM
 
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I would not expect any student, or their family, to have to pay for a book unless:

a) the child completely destroyed the book

b) the person was in college

To ask the parents to buy school books for children is ridiculous.
I agree... I've never had to pay for a book ( except the time I almost lost my 210$ college level book.. but i found it ) Anyway at the schools i've been at we sign the books out and get them scanned and return them at the end of the year. I get about 5 a year. @ Three Wolves In the Snow, where do you live if you don't mind me asking?
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