OK CAPTAIN MY SPARKLE PENCIL..... You are now in charge of 20 eight year olds. You say... get out your scissors. What do you think is faster? Having those 20 kids pawing through their desks of varying degrees of cleanliness or plunking down the communal bucked and saying, come get a pair"???????
I asked parents to spend an average of less than $2 a month on school supplies. Stop bitching. Want fancy pencils and sharpeners shaped like pikachu? Well there is always homework. Use them at home when you do your assignments. Nobody is saying you cant have a freaking one direction folder. Im just asking you to keep it at home.
No wonder kids are getting harder to manage. Their parents are a bunch of spoiled brats!