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Is this alot for my son to have to bring to class.... as a kindergarten??




Dry Erase Markers-For the classroom teacher to use.

Erasers-for the dry erase markers

Kleenex-2 boxes-1 for the child himself and 1 for the classroom

Small Dry Erase Board



Box of Crayons

Glue Stick


Pencils in January

Water Bottle (approximately 10 oz.)- to be left at school.

Sneakers (We have gym every day)-to be left at school.

Pencil Box


If anything else is needed, I’ll let you know.


XXX 1st Grade Teacher


Asked by MAKEMYDAY101 at 4:00 PM on Jul. 2, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Actually the list I had last year was longer. Schools are cutting budgets like crazy so they're asking parents for more things. I don't think it's a requirement for you to get everything, they just ask what you can bring. That's how it was at my son's anyways.

    Answer by Hannah22 at 4:06 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • that is ridiculous. i can understand some of the things on there but dry erase markers for the teacher to use? buy your own bitch! geez! and also a lot of that stuff should be provided by the school including her damn erase markers!

    Answer by psylees_mommy at 4:04 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • "Dry Erase Markers-For the classroom teacher to use.
    Erasers-for the dry erase markers"

    Are you kidding?!?! They want us as parents to bring supplies for the teachers?! I DONT think so. That is rediculous, its expensive enough to buy the things the kids need for thier education, why should we be responisble for the teachers supplies? Somethings not right with that! My son starts Kindergarden this year also, I hope not to get a list like that!!!

    Answer by angieluv at 4:05 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • The teachers usually have to pay to supply their own items and considering the budget they live off of I don't see why it's unreasonable for the parents to help them out considering they are teaching your child. I enjoy helping out my son's preschool teacher. She deserves it!

    Answer by vnw1405 at 4:09 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • Not here it's not. Did you see it says 1st grade. And you will have to provide things periodically throughout the year.

    Answer by T-Howe at 4:13 PM on Jul. 2, 2009


    I expected colored pencils, maybe paints.... a smock.. etc you know.. but ya the white board and whiteboard supplies was like.. um..... what are they supplying..
    I mean each child in the state of NEW YORK brings the school 1000 dollars a day in state and federal funding. AND THAT DOES NOT INCLUDE THE MONEY EACH TAX PAYER PAYS TOWARD SCHOOL TAXES...


    Answer by MAKEMYDAY101 at 4:24 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • Here's my sons first grade supply list:
    1 looseleaf (pkg 200)
    1 set dividers for binder
    4 duotangs
    2 exercise books (1/2 lined 1/2 plain)
    1 binder 2"
    20 pencils (please sharpen)
    5 white erasers
    1 pencil box
    1 pencil sharpener
    1 24 pk pencil crayons
    1 24 pk wax crayons (prefer twistables)
    1 8pk coloured markers
    1 scissors
    2 lg glue sticks
    1 bottle white glue
    1 backpack
    2 boxes kleenex
    1 box lg ziploc bags
    1 pair runners or gym shoes (to be left at school)

    You should see my older son's gr 6 list. Honestly though the money does not stretch as far as you'd think. Teachers get a room with desks, anything else you see in there comes out of their budget, and for a new teacher it can take years to build up a good supply of home reading books, educational toys, games, cds. Teachers spend a lot of their own personal money on educating your child, I don't mind supplyin

    Answer by canadianmom1974 at 4:45 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • That should say I don't mind supplying a few extras for the class and teacher's use.

    Answer by canadianmom1974 at 4:46 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • Around here A LOT of the reading books, educational toys, games, and stuff like that is donated. We have donated a lot, and my kids werent even in school yet, and I dont mind, but why would each kid need to supply 1 teacher with dry erase markers and erasers? It just seems like we have enough to purchase for our kids, especially when some of us have more than 1 kid attending school. I dont know, I guess I'm being selfish, I guess our tax money and the schools fund raisers isnt enough.

    Answer by angieluv at 5:03 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • I asked the same Q a few days ago and got very negative responses about my complaints. This is my sons K list. I think it's crazy!
    2 Clorox Wipes
    2 regular box of facial tissues
    2 bottle Elmer’s white glue (4 oz.)
    2 glue sticks
    2 box of crayons (no larger than 24 count)
    2 box of Crayloa colored pencils (16 count)
    1 pair of scissors (metal Fiskars)
    1 large bag of #2 yellow pencils (regular size-sharpened)
    1 large school bag or backpack
    2 boxes washable Crayola classic markers
    (8 count)
    4 thin EXPO low-odor dry erase markers
    4 composition notebooks (black and white marble only)
    1 box gallon resealable bags
    1 box quart size resealable bags
    2 roll paper towels
    2 box of infant wipes
    4 plain folders with pockets (any color)
    $5 CASH P.T.O. Classroom Party Money**

    Answer by But_Mommie at 7:16 PM on Jul. 2, 2009