Quoting Momniscient: I tend to agree as well. I tend to assume people who complain about school supplies and whine that they aren't going to let THEIR supplies fall into the hands of anyone else are a bit off.
I do also. I do have to say though I had a friend that had a bad experience with school supplies at her school. She sent in all the school supplies all at once at the beginning of the year. Come to find out the extras that she sent in were taken and just disappeared. She ended up having to buy more for her son.
I buy everything but I don't send in all 20 pens at one time or all 24 pencils at one time.
I agree and I love school supply shopping. I'll often get extras just because:)
I got a little upset last year because my oldest son's stuff got switched out. They don't do community supplies here, I've always bought extra for home to send back to stock up and for the teacher to keep in class.....so when all of his school supplies (minus his back pack and lunch box) that had HIS name on them were replaced with cheaper quality versions of them with another child's name obviously blacked out with a marker and his name written under it got me miffed. What made it worse is he got off the bus and took his things out of his back pack and told me his teacher did it because another boy in his class liked his things better and wouldn't stop making a scene until she ripped the things from my son and handed them over to the other boy.
I sent him to school with the exact stuff he had with a note for the teacher to make sure he got to keep his things this time, and next time there is an issue like that, I'd appreciate a phone call. I don't mind supplying things for other children, but don't take my child's things away to pacify a wailing brat.
We spent a whopping $30 on school supplies. This is including some extra glue/paper/markers etc. My mom is a teacher. I remember us being tight on money and it wasn't unusual to make a run to walmart for chalk(back when they used chalk boards), paper, pencils etc. It's insane that they spend their own money. I can't stand when people bitch about buying an extra box of crayons.
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