Quit bitching about the supply lusts, we aren't the teacher, we don't know why certain supplies are requested, but they know why, they have planned for the year, they have specific intentions for everything on that list. You are not supplying her home with cleaning supplies- she is going to use that stuff to clean up after your child, since you cut the apron strings and won't be there to do it. The sticky notes aren't for her to leave reminders that Susie broke her headphones and that she needs to send you a third request to send in the second set that should have been there the first day. The dry erase markets aren't for her, she uses a magic pen on the smart board now, the dry erase markers are for your child to use a mini dry erase board to practice writing, spelling and math (it cuts down on the amount of paper you could have been requested to send in). The tissues, Lysol wipes, hand soap, etc that is requested- sure the school could provide that stuff, but what part of your child's education do you want lost? Art, music, gym?
Just suck it up, buy the list as requested, and know that your child will reap the benefit of an efficiently run classroom!
on Aug. 4, 2013 at 11:44 AM