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Back to School sales???

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 Any back to school sales going on?

what are you gona buy?

by on Jul. 17, 2013 at 10:27 AM
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bluerooffarm
by Gold Member on Jul. 18, 2013 at 10:19 AM

 

Quoting AutymsMommy:

 

 

Quoting bluerooffarm:

 

Quoting AutymsMommy:

 

 

Quoting bluerooffarm:

Quoting AutymsMommy:

Don't be sad for them. When I was a kid I so loved school shopping! The start of a new school year was exciting!

 

Quoting usmom3:

 I haven't looked yet! I am just so sad for the kids that have to go back to school & are trying to enjoy their summer but every store they go to has back to school stuff up & they literally started putting it out a few weeks after school got out.

 

 

I feel sad that they are starting the back to school sales so early! It's still a month until school starts, only half of their break is over and they have a reminder of the new year already. Also as a former teacher, we'd rather parents wait until the Saturday after school starts to do their shopping for supplies. Some of us have specific supplies and have no way of knowing whether parents can find our lists or not.

 

We are starting (here at home at the end of this month).

When Autumn was in brick and mortar school, they were required to have the supplies by Meet the Teacher (several days before school started). I understand that those were your preferences, but the schools around here operated differently I guess, lol.

Not all children find reminders of the new school year to be a bad thing. Like I said, it was always an exciting time for me, as it was for my husband, our eldest... and many of the children I know.

 

ETA: They were required to have the initial list filled by Meet the Teacher; there was always another list that came home the first week of school, usually with additional classroom supplies and asking us to buy extra of the initial list if we could.

 Let me try to explain this better.  Imagine you went on vacation for 2 weeks at the beach.  Would you be pleased to get emails from work on the weekend in the middle?  Would you want to go shopping for office supplies during the weekend?  It's not that school is a bad thing (to me), just that when I go on vacation I don't want to think about work until the last day or so.  I wish to respect my children the same way. 

We already started school at home here.  We only take a month in the summer.

 

I think we're coming at this from different places... and that's awesome - I love hearing different perspectives.

As a child, I detested summer break. Not because I didn't love my family, but because I'm not much of a vacation type person, lol - I dislike the beach, hate the heat, don't care for water, absolutely loathe camping and the various other activities my family dragged me on, lol. Summer break for me, ideally, was reading my days away and counting down until the start of the new school year.

On that note, it doesn't bother my husband to get e-mails from work while we're on vacation.

 Cool.  As a child, we went to Civil war/Rev war battlefields, went on whale watching cruises, went spelunking, visited nearly every state (didn't make it to Alaska or Hawaii).  I could read the whole time we were traveling (or choose our routes on the map, or play math games).  I liked school, don't get me wrong, but I learned much more science and history over the summer than I ever learned in school, so I LOVED my summer vacation.  And our whole family are book worms, we had nearly as many novels as our school library.

I hate when hubby gets emails while we are on vacation.  He has stopped checking them.  He would get stressed out and a bit cranky with us.  Now that he doesn't check his emails during vaca's we've noticed he goes longer after the vaca without getting cranky, stressed out, etc.  It's just much better for all of us.  Glad it doesn't stress your hubby out.  Mine needs time completely off grid (so do the kids and I). 

AutymsMommy
by Silver Member on Jul. 18, 2013 at 10:49 AM



Quoting bluerooffarm:

 

Quoting AutymsMommy:



Quoting bluerooffarm:

 

Quoting AutymsMommy:



Quoting bluerooffarm:

Quoting AutymsMommy:

Don't be sad for them. When I was a kid I so loved school shopping! The start of a new school year was exciting!


Quoting usmom3:

 I haven't looked yet! I am just so sad for the kids that have to go back to school & are trying to enjoy their summer but every store they go to has back to school stuff up & they literally started putting it out a few weeks after school got out.



I feel sad that they are starting the back to school sales so early! It's still a month until school starts, only half of their break is over and they have a reminder of the new year already. Also as a former teacher, we'd rather parents wait until the Saturday after school starts to do their shopping for supplies. Some of us have specific supplies and have no way of knowing whether parents can find our lists or not.


We are starting (here at home at the end of this month).

When Autumn was in brick and mortar school, they were required to have the supplies by Meet the Teacher (several days before school started). I understand that those were your preferences, but the schools around here operated differently I guess, lol.

Not all children find reminders of the new school year to be a bad thing. Like I said, it was always an exciting time for me, as it was for my husband, our eldest... and many of the children I know.


ETA: They were required to have the initial list filled by Meet the Teacher; there was always another list that came home the first week of school, usually with additional classroom supplies and asking us to buy extra of the initial list if we could.

 Let me try to explain this better.  Imagine you went on vacation for 2 weeks at the beach.  Would you be pleased to get emails from work on the weekend in the middle?  Would you want to go shopping for office supplies during the weekend?  It's not that school is a bad thing (to me), just that when I go on vacation I don't want to think about work until the last day or so.  I wish to respect my children the same way. 

We already started school at home here.  We only take a month in the summer.


I think we're coming at this from different places... and that's awesome - I love hearing different perspectives.

As a child, I detested summer break. Not because I didn't love my family, but because I'm not much of a vacation type person, lol - I dislike the beach, hate the heat, don't care for water, absolutely loathe camping and the various other activities my family dragged me on, lol. Summer break for me, ideally, was reading my days away and counting down until the start of the new school year.

On that note, it doesn't bother my husband to get e-mails from work while we're on vacation.

 Cool.  As a child, we went to Civil war/Rev war battlefields, went on whale watching cruises, went spelunking, visited nearly every state (didn't make it to Alaska or Hawaii).  I could read the whole time we were traveling (or choose our routes on the map, or play math games).  I liked school, don't get me wrong, but I learned much more science and history over the summer than I ever learned in school, so I LOVED my summer vacation.  And our whole family are book worms, we had nearly as many novels as our school library.

I hate when hubby gets emails while we are on vacation.  He has stopped checking them.  He would get stressed out and a bit cranky with us.  Now that he doesn't check his emails during vaca's we've noticed he goes longer after the vaca without getting cranky, stressed out, etc.  It's just much better for all of us.  Glad it doesn't stress your hubby out.  Mine needs time completely off grid (so do the kids and I). 


I'm not much one for anything outdoors, so nothing "summer" really appealed to me. Not that my parents didn't try - I just preferred to learn things from books. Lol. My family were NOT bookworms (well, my birth mother loves romance/mystery, but that's it)... so perhaps school was my literature sanctuary.

Besides, school supplies are COOL. Have you seen the line out at Barnes and Noble (more geared toward girls, given, but super sweet).

I am a Home Schooling, Vaccinating, Non spanking, Nightmare Cuddling, Dessert Giving, Bedtime Kissing, Book Reading, Stay at Home Mom. I believe in the benefit of organized after school activities and nosy, involved parents. I believe in spoiling my children. I believe that I have seen the village and I do not want it anywhere near my children. Now for the controversial stuff: we have traditional gender roles, we're Catholic, I'm Libertarian, he's Republican, we're both conservative, and we own guns (now there's no need to ask, lol).             Aimee














bluerooffarm
by Gold Member on Jul. 18, 2013 at 12:19 PM

 

Quoting AutymsMommy:

 

 

Quoting bluerooffarm:

 

Quoting AutymsMommy:

 

 

Quoting bluerooffarm:

 

Quoting AutymsMommy:

 

 

Quoting bluerooffarm:

Quoting AutymsMommy:

Don't be sad for them. When I was a kid I so loved school shopping! The start of a new school year was exciting!

 

Quoting usmom3:

 I haven't looked yet! I am just so sad for the kids that have to go back to school & are trying to enjoy their summer but every store they go to has back to school stuff up & they literally started putting it out a few weeks after school got out.

 

 

I feel sad that they are starting the back to school sales so early! It's still a month until school starts, only half of their break is over and they have a reminder of the new year already. Also as a former teacher, we'd rather parents wait until the Saturday after school starts to do their shopping for supplies. Some of us have specific supplies and have no way of knowing whether parents can find our lists or not.

 

We are starting (here at home at the end of this month).

When Autumn was in brick and mortar school, they were required to have the supplies by Meet the Teacher (several days before school started). I understand that those were your preferences, but the schools around here operated differently I guess, lol.

Not all children find reminders of the new school year to be a bad thing. Like I said, it was always an exciting time for me, as it was for my husband, our eldest... and many of the children I know.

 

ETA: They were required to have the initial list filled by Meet the Teacher; there was always another list that came home the first week of school, usually with additional classroom supplies and asking us to buy extra of the initial list if we could.

 Let me try to explain this better.  Imagine you went on vacation for 2 weeks at the beach.  Would you be pleased to get emails from work on the weekend in the middle?  Would you want to go shopping for office supplies during the weekend?  It's not that school is a bad thing (to me), just that when I go on vacation I don't want to think about work until the last day or so.  I wish to respect my children the same way. 

We already started school at home here.  We only take a month in the summer.

 

I think we're coming at this from different places... and that's awesome - I love hearing different perspectives.

As a child, I detested summer break. Not because I didn't love my family, but because I'm not much of a vacation type person, lol - I dislike the beach, hate the heat, don't care for water, absolutely loathe camping and the various other activities my family dragged me on, lol. Summer break for me, ideally, was reading my days away and counting down until the start of the new school year.

On that note, it doesn't bother my husband to get e-mails from work while we're on vacation.

 Cool.  As a child, we went to Civil war/Rev war battlefields, went on whale watching cruises, went spelunking, visited nearly every state (didn't make it to Alaska or Hawaii).  I could read the whole time we were traveling (or choose our routes on the map, or play math games).  I liked school, don't get me wrong, but I learned much more science and history over the summer than I ever learned in school, so I LOVED my summer vacation.  And our whole family are book worms, we had nearly as many novels as our school library.

I hate when hubby gets emails while we are on vacation.  He has stopped checking them.  He would get stressed out and a bit cranky with us.  Now that he doesn't check his emails during vaca's we've noticed he goes longer after the vaca without getting cranky, stressed out, etc.  It's just much better for all of us.  Glad it doesn't stress your hubby out.  Mine needs time completely off grid (so do the kids and I). 

 

I'm not much one for anything outdoors, so nothing "summer" really appealed to me. Not that my parents didn't try - I just preferred to learn things from books. Lol. My family were NOT bookworms (well, my birth mother loves romance/mystery, but that's it)... so perhaps school was my literature sanctuary.

Besides, school supplies are COOL. Have you seen the line out at Barnes and Noble (more geared toward girls, given, but super sweet).

 I hadn't seen the B&N supplies, they are cute.  We are "greenies," so the boys all get all recycled stuff.  So we bought/buy most of our stuff from http://www.theultimategreenstore.com/s-59-eco-school-supplies.aspx

It's more expensive, but we're a bit crazy eccentric.  :-)

sadiebug1228
by on Jul. 18, 2013 at 12:21 PM
Walgreens has really big sales going on. If u have a Walgreens near u.
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Leissaintexas
by Bronze Member on Jul. 18, 2013 at 6:14 PM

So I'm reading all these and lamenting that now that I have jr high kids, I don't buy arts and crafts kind of things anymore. So my dd, nearly 13, pipes up with the fact that she misses the artsy stuff and wants me to buy her some craft project supplies! I thought I was done with popsicle stick butterflies and glitter glue. Apparently I have more shopping to do than I thought. LOL

hipmomto3
by Bronze Member on Jul. 18, 2013 at 6:42 PM

Socks and undies, clothes... :) I have been working for two YEARS to get 20 stamps on my Once Upon a Child card, so now I can get 25% off a purchase, so sometime soon I'm  hoping to go (child-FREE, so I can focus!) and really stock up for fall/winter for these kids.

We always need paper - mostly we use printer/white paper. Also need to restock all colors of construction paper, glue sticks, and GOOD scissors. I'd like to buy a really nice electric pencil sharpener (recommendations?) because I'm constantly losing little handheld ones, and we use a lot of pencils. 

Otherwise we are pretty well set. 

wowguildmomma
by Member on Jul. 19, 2013 at 11:39 PM

I agree with you on the not everyone is excited to go back. School shopping was awesome cause i got new supplies to do my learning with but it also served as a reminder that I was about to be dumped head first back into being tortured and bullied day in and day out. from Second grade to senior year I was bullied every chance they got. Granted high school was a lil more fun cause i could just hide in the band hall most days to avoid the ones who sought me out on lunch.

Luckly when my older three were in PS they didn't exprience what i did. So for them school both when in PS and now that we HS they are uber excited about it. They were thrilled about back to school shopping even though we told them it had to wait till next month except for new curriculum. lol.....

Speaking of my oldest is atm obsessing with and tried to sleep with his new english book under his pillow. lol

Quoting usmom3:

 I haven't looked yet! I am just so sad for the kids that have to go back to school & are trying to enjoy their summer but every store they go to has back to school stuff up & they literally started putting it out a few weeks after school got out.


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