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Posted by on Jul. 16, 2013 at 5:13 PM
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A friend posted and asked if this was excessive... Do you think it was a typo?

Every child (20 some per class 5 classes) from first grade needed 24 gluesticks.... I said that is a lot of glue!

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It was not an issue; it was just a funny calculation.... That is 2,500 glue sticks isn't it?
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SahmTam
by Tammy on Jul. 16, 2013 at 5:16 PM

 Food's getting expensive- maybe they are eating it. lol I know kids go through a lot of glue, but that does seem like a lot!

frndlyfn
by Gold Member on Jul. 16, 2013 at 5:20 PM

That seems way excessive for one child.  WTF are they doing to need that much glue.

steelcrazy
by Emerald Member on Jul. 16, 2013 at 5:23 PM

 That seems a little excessive to me as well.  Yes, they do go through glue sticks almost like they are eating them, but 24 glue sticks per student is a bit much.

mjande4
by Platinum Member on Jul. 16, 2013 at 5:25 PM
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I would say its a typo unless the teacher's method of coping is sniffing said glue. LOL

diaperstodating
by Queen24Princes on Jul. 16, 2013 at 5:41 PM

That sounds like alot to me.

maxswolfsuit
by Max on Jul. 16, 2013 at 5:45 PM
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If they use them often they will go through that many. 

Glue sticks only last for one or two projects. I think that's a lot of them. But maybe they have something in their curriculum that requires using them all the time. That's less than one a week. If they use them every day they could easily use that many. 

mom22tumblebugs
by Gold Member on Jul. 16, 2013 at 5:45 PM

Knowing how quickly my kids go through it, they definitely need more than the 4 gluesticks the supply list calls for. 24 does seem like a lot of gluesticks... but they do dry out quickly, which mean they become useless. I'd rather have my child have too many, than not enough.

anonym00se
by Member on Jul. 16, 2013 at 5:50 PM

I dunno. my DD uses a lot of glue. On every thing.

DandMsMommy
by on Jul. 16, 2013 at 5:52 PM

My DD will be in 1st grade and her supply list calls for 20 glue sticks and a bottle of glue.

huskermom98
by Silver Member on Jul. 16, 2013 at 5:52 PM

That's nothing...my kindergartener has 30 on his list!  But having spent a lot of time in my oldest's classroom last year I can understand...those kids went through glue like it was nothing...

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