Re: Class of woodchucks!! Mean Parent?
Yeah, at the start of the year, stocking up isn't so bad when things are really cheap. But when you have to keep buying at regular price, it adds up quick!
I am sure they easily go through a box of pencils a year. In first grade they are just learning to write, break the pencils, over sharpen them, etc. But SIX boxes?! Seems extreme to me. If there are kids who's parents can't afford to send in supplies, I don't mind helping out...but ask me, don't make it like my kid is using all these supplies and assume that I am in a position to help out.
A simple: "A donation of XYZ would be appreciated to be distributed amidst children in need within our class" or something to that affect.
Mama to 2 beautiful girls.