My best friend posted this on fb today:
"WARNING: MOMMY RANT! Really frustrated with how they do things in schools these days. When I buy my kids school supplies, I expect THEM to be the ones to use it! I understand stand some things are "community supplies" All their pretty pencils are gone. They didn't get to pick any! K's (DD#2) divider tabs.....the ones in her binder are not the pretty ones I bought. She says "Someone else picked them" And while I'm on the subject, if teachers have individual supply lists, can't they send that when they tell us who the teachers are and send the grade supply list?!?!? GRRRRR TGIF Happy Friday!!"
If I were her I would be making a phone call to that teacher telling her off! Things like divider tabs? Seriously? What if they were already in the child's binder?! Would she have made the child take them out & allow someone else claim them???
ETA: I think those of us living in the USA should start a natiowide petition to have community supplies outlawed for things OTHER THAN: tissues, antibacterial wipes, hand sanitzer, ziploc bags, regular yellow pencils, dry erase markers, regular blue, black, & red pens, & paper folders!! LOL