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I got my son 's school list and I want to cry

Posted by on Jul. 18, 2012 at 8:10 PM
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I came  home from work today. I am feeling slightly overwhelm. NJ got hit with a minor rain storm . My work area was flooded. Anyhoo............ I open the mail and I saw my son third grade supply list. I am scanning through it and I  saw Legal Pad huh what for. lol sarcasmblank stare My son is going to third grade you think I would get over the shock over the supplies list. I just pray he does not have a growth sprout because he is wearing the same uniform shirts from last year. I am not complaining I am willing to go beyond to get want my son needs for school.  I am so not ready for school...............

Is there something on your child/children 's school list and asked yourself why would they need that for school?


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KairisMama
by Bronze Member on Jul. 18, 2012 at 8:18 PM
My DDS list is pretty normal. They just want multiples of everything.
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lalasmama2007
by on Jul. 18, 2012 at 8:20 PM
No, my DD's list was much smaller than I expected. She only needs two boxes of 24 count crayons and a backpack for kindergarten.
steelcrazy
by Emerald Member on Jul. 18, 2012 at 8:20 PM
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Legal pads are a pretty normal supply item.  I have tons of them around here and use them pretty much daily.  They are a dime a dozen at Walmart all the time.

ChristinaR
by Member on Jul. 18, 2012 at 8:21 PM

mine is pretty normal too.. i have not seen my sons yet, and he is going to be in 7th grade this year.. i am already scared of whats to come..lol

Ametrine
by on Jul. 18, 2012 at 8:21 PM

My DS is going to Kinder this year.  I was surprised at all the stuff they wanted....(a reem of printer paper??) Like my son will be using a whole freakin' reem of paper this coming year!

But a legal pad?  Wow.  Wondering how your child will be using that.  Guessing it's for the staff.

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S-l-o-w  Breath.....

The sales are on.  Look at your local dollar store for as much as you can.  I did.  

Thankfully, your DS is like mine and wears the same size as last year.  But don't let that fool you.  Buy the next size up just in case he has a growth spurt halfway through the school year...when the stores are bringing in Spring things and it's still snowing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



steelcrazy
by Emerald Member on Jul. 18, 2012 at 8:23 PM

They are cheaper than a dime a dozen at Walmart. lol  

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Office-Impressions-82359/19340659

KairisMama
by Bronze Member on Jul. 18, 2012 at 8:23 PM
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The paper is just for the teacher to make copies. Honestly ive tracked it, on average ive gone through 1500 pieces of paper a MONTH from worksheets, tests, newsletters, projects, etc. Fortunately our district supplies the copy paper.

Quoting Ametrine:

My DS is going to Kinder this year.  I was surprised at all the stuff they wanted....(a reem of printer paper??) Like my son will be using a whole freakin' reem of paper this coming year!

But a legal pad?  Wow.  Wondering how your child will be using that.  Guessing it's for the staff.

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S-l-o-w  Breath.....

The sales are on.  Look at your local dollar store for as much as you can.  I did.  

Thankfully, your DS is like mine and wears the same size as last year.  But don't let that fool you.  Buy the next size up just in case he has a growth spurt halfway through the school year...when the stores are bringing in Spring things and it's still snowing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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steelcrazy
by Emerald Member on Jul. 18, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Your child will use way more than a reem of paper this school year, trust me.  They bring home more papers that you'd ever realize. 

Legals pads are used for taking notes and are really cheap.

Quoting Ametrine:

My DS is going to Kinder this year.  I was surprised at all the stuff they wanted....(a reem of printer paper??) Like my son will be using a whole freakin' reem of paper this coming year!

But a legal pad?  Wow.  Wondering how your child will be using that.  Guessing it's for the staff.

---

S-l-o-w  Breath.....

The sales are on.  Look at your local dollar store for as much as you can.  I did.  

Thankfully, your DS is like mine and wears the same size as last year.  But don't let that fool you.  Buy the next size up just in case he has a growth spurt halfway through the school year...when the stores are bringing in Spring things and it's still snowing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



3babiesofmyown
by on Jul. 18, 2012 at 8:26 PM
They're having parents supply the teachers and other kids. My daughter needs 6 boxes of crayons!!! Will she go through more than one box? Yeah most likely. Will the teacher make sure she gets more crayons from the 6 boxes I buy? Most likely not. I won't be suprised if she needs more during the year. I'm fine with helping out. As much as I can I donate stuff like this. But come on!! 2-3 I'd be ok with. Well this week toys r us has crayons for 4/$1. I got 20. That should cover it and some donations to the church. I'm still looking and dreading the uniforms. My advice: coupon, stock during sales and clearance, and try to prepare in advance. Not that I achieve these goals. But I try.
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PinkieRed
by on Jul. 18, 2012 at 8:26 PM
We can cry together, because I'm dreading back to school shopping too.

I normally love to shop, but money is just so tight for my husband and I right now, as I'm out of work.

My two kids both need a ton of new uniforms this year, shoes, etc, and my daughter, who's starting high school this fall needs a $100 scientific calculator as part of her supplies. I sure hope she'll be using it often, so we'll get our money's worth out of it.

I figured out that everything my kids are going to need for back to school is going to cost us about $800, and school starts in 4 weeks, with not enough paychecks in between now and then to afford everything.

I definitely feel your pain!
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