Every year this seems to be a issues with so many parents that I know... I get that they do this so that children that do not have the money to afford supplies can have some as well. But I would rather just buy extra if the teacher needs it or just send a little extra just in case it is needed.
But it is crazy that I have to buy 2-24ct boxes of crayons and 2-24ct boxes of #2 pencils for each of my children on top of all the other 1000's of things I have to buy... Last year it was the same way and i sent everything... Hated that I had to but I did and this year I just dont think I can.
I ended up spending a lot of money on school supplies last year for my children to never come home with crayons, pencils, scissors, markers, glue or anything to complete homework with because the teacher has everything shared in the classroom so the children are not allowed to bring it home.
Then I go into the classroom and see what it is that my child is using at at a table of four kids there is two small cans of broken crayons and pencils that are way to short to be getting used.
what are your feelings on this and how have you gone about it?