I realize teachers have to buy many(not all) supplies and restock from their own pay, and that they are underpaid and under loved in general...but sometimes? I see these lists of what a child "needs" to bring and i wonder wth they can possibly need so much of it for?
example:36 kids in class and EACH child is asked to bring, gallon ziplocs, sandwich ziplocs, and snack ziplocs...and yet nother ever comes home in said ziplocs?
thats mine...whats your wackiest request?
Just as an FYI... when I taught, our school / district came up with the supply lists -- not the individual teachers. When I arrived on the 1st day, I said, "What am I supposed to do with all of these Ziplock bags?!" They do come in handy for all kinds of things, though... I taught 1st grade and I was surprised at how many of them I ended up using.
Also, keep in mind that often there are several students who don't bring in anything at all from the supply list.
Of course, like all teachers, I ended up buying all kinds of supplies out-of-pocket.
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