Allow me to start by saying that I haven’t anything wise and/or profound to share.
I have a simple question…when did the Back-to-School supply lists grow so long? What do families who can’t afford all these supplies do? What if I decide to boycott and not purchase them…what are you going to do to my children?
Really, what if on the first day of school, I show up with my children in their freshly pressed school uniforms with a simple book bag that has nothing but a notebook, a few pencils and their school lunch.
Whatcha gonna do Ms. School Principal…huh?
My oldest is going into first grade at Goethe Elementary. Here is his list:
- 24 yellow pencils
- 1 pack of classic color markers
- 1 box of 24 crayons
- 1 box of Twistable colored pencils
- 1 pack of dry erase markers
- 2 highlighters
- 1 package of watercolor paint
- 1 pink eraser
- 1 pair of primary scissors
- 12 glue sticks
- 3 reams of copy paper
- 2 composition notebooks (pages are sewn)
- 3 packs of post-its
- 1 large box of facial tissue
- 1 roll of paper towels
- 1 pack of baby wipes (not refills)
- 1 pack of disinfectant wipes
- 1 box of gallon-size Ziploc bags
- 1 box of quart-sized Ziploc bags
- 2 folders
- $25.00 math workbook fee
Now, Ms. Principal…what exactly is it the school provides?