I will buy all kinds of crap for kids, and I will continue to buy all year. I understand kids need kleenex and hand sanitizer and pencils and paper and crap but 10 folders and 10 spirals is a little much for a 2nd grader. Unfortunately, thats not the worst of it:
Lysol Disenfectant Bathroom Spray
2 Refill containers of Liquid Hand soap
2 boxes Qt size ziplock bags
2 boxes Gallon siez Ziplock bags
Dry erase markers
I have seen chalk and chalkboard erasers on the list before. I will NOT buy supplies that should be provided by the district. I am all for helping out, but this is getting out of hand and I KNOW it only gets worse...I am dreading the day I have to start buying for two :(
EDIT: I understand its a little early for most people to start thinking about August, but with one income we cannot wait until the week before school to buy stuff.
EDIT TWO: It seems most everybody agrees that buying extra basics are normal and understandable and its sad that individuality is taken away completely (solid color supplies and bags with no designs, etc). Some of the outrageous stuff seems okay if explained-like dry erase markers if the kids are using them. I will say that our teachers have always been willing to help, but I am one of those parents who like to have everything on the first day. Cleaning supplies fall under the gray area where its debated wether or not its the schools responsibility (I would thing Safety and Sanitization Standards should be met by the school, not the parent) but it is also pretty unanimous that we all relent to buying it for the kids health. While this is only a small portion of the supplies requested, I know it gets worse. I just wonder where the line gets drawn and it looks like there isnt one :( Thanks to everyone for their input, this took off WAY more than I expected it to!!