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I have 2 kids going into 'regular' school this year, my oldest to 3rd grade and my 2nd to Kindergarten (youngest is going to Head Start but won't need anything besides a backpack which he already has). The list I made up of EVERYTHING they need for school this year is sort of ridiculous! I've got 17 different things with about 2-5 of each thing! for example, 5 boxes of Kleenex, 12 Elmer's glue sticks (for the Kindergartener only!) and 2 packs of 4 Expo dry-erase markers, plus all the regular stuff like crayons and notebooks and scissors and backpacks! Last year we got their backpacks cheap on clearance at the end of the previous school year but they didn't last the whole year and fell apart around January/February so I kinda want to spend more on the backpacks this year and hope that they actually last :P Sigh... kids are too expensive, LOL.Answer Question
Asked by DreainCO at 12:35 PM on Jul. 23, 2012 inLevel 26 (26,846 Credits)
Answer by hibbingmom at 12:37 PM on Jul. 23, 2012
Answer by QuinnMae at 12:39 PM on Jul. 23, 2012
Answer by Mama2AmLi at 12:42 PM on Jul. 23, 2012
Ours isn't too bad...
Answer by Crafty26 at 12:50 PM on Jul. 23, 2012
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Answer by okmanders at 1:35 PM on Jul. 23, 2012
Answer by CometGirl at 2:42 PM on Jul. 23, 2012
Our district redid supply lists 2 yrs ago after 1000 parents showed up at a board meeting to complain. When a school list asks for 2 reams of card stock yet the whole yr goes by and you never once see something come home or in the class on card stock..there is a problem. Lists are pared way down and much more reasonable now. School supplies for a 3rd and 4th grader for the fall, not including lunch boxes but include new backpacks was $140. Backpacks were $70 of that though. They are at the age that BPs have to be heavy duty or they won't last until Christmas. I won't complain considering the same kids 3 yrs ago cost 200bucks minus backpacks and lunchboxes, in school supplies alone.
Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 2:47 PM on Jul. 23, 2012
Answer by josiesmommy00 at 3:14 PM on Jul. 23, 2012
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