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Old 07-31-2013, 09:28 AM   #31
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The thing that always ticks me off is the specific pencils: Ticonderoga. Dang, those are really spendy! They're pencils, for God's sake!

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Old 07-31-2013, 11:51 AM   #32
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The thing that always ticks me off is the specific pencils: Ticonderoga. Dang, those are really spendy! They're pencils, for God's sake!
As a teacher who has spent hours if my life in front of a pencil sharpener, all pencils are not created equal. The cheap ones don't have the lead centered and lead is often broken inside making them useless and impossible to sharpen after a few uses. I have vowed never to send my children with cheap or unsharpened pencils. I totally get that many people don't have pencil sharpeners at home, and the pre-sharpened ones are more. I just know how hectic those first days of school are and the last thing I want to do is sharpen pencils that won't sharpen.
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:36 PM   #33
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My kids are already in school. I guess it's a year round type thing.

Anyway, our district supplies EVERYTHING! I was floored when I found out. They send home a wish list for the classroom (Kleenex, hand sanitizer, etc) but it's optional. I couldn't believe it!
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:50 PM   #34
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Just shopped this morning for KINDERGARTEN.

1 pk Expo Dry Erase Markers
1 pk Ticonderoga Pencils (24 ct) -Could only find 10 ct so I picked up two.
5 24 ct Crayola Crayons (FIVE!!!!)
1 Fiskar Scissors, rounded edge
3 Bottles Elmer's Glue
16 Elmer's Glue Sticks, disappearing purple
2 Crayola Marker packs - I made sure to get the washable ones
3 Laminated Pocket Folders w/out the prongs
2 Boxes of Kleenex Tissues
1 Box of baby wipes
1 Play dough 4 pack
5 Composition books
1 Pack pink erasers
1 Pack pencil top erasers
1 Box gallon sized Zipper Zip-Lock bags
1 Bottle of hand sanitizer w/ pump

Our school actually has class specific lists available at our local Wal-Mart. It is the exact same list that is in the school's front office and on their website.

Shopping for the supplies was fun because I was able to share a few laughs with all of the other moms shopping for supplies as well.

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Old 07-31-2013, 03:26 PM   #35
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Re: School supply lists

Our lists are very reasonable. Here is my soon to be Kindergarteners list. The towel will be sent home after the first month or so of school when they stop having rest time after lunch.

Please bring the following supplies to leave at school. Please label * with First and last name.
*Box of crayons (8 only)
* White Elmers glue (medium size)
* 1 glue stick
* 2 chubby pencils
* Scissors ( We recommend Fiskars for children)
* Supply bag or box (about 6” x 9”)
* School Bag to carry to school each day - one easily opened and closed by child
- and that will hold shoes & snow pants in winter
Box of Washable Markers
Large bath towel for rest - NO mats 1 box Kleenex
1 or 2 bottle of liquid hand soap
***Optional Items (to be shared by all):
White board Dry Erase black markers
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Old 07-31-2013, 06:44 PM   #36
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The thing that always ticks me off is the specific pencils: Ticonderoga. Dang, those are really spendy! They're pencils, for God's sake!
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As a teacher who has spent hours if my life in front of a pencil sharpener, all pencils are not created equal. The cheap ones don't have the lead centered and lead is often broken inside making them useless and impossible to sharpen after a few uses. I have vowed never to send my children with cheap or unsharpened pencils. I totally get that many people don't have pencil sharpeners at home, and the pre-sharpened ones are more. I just know how hectic those first days of school are and the last thing I want to do is sharpen pencils that won't sharpen.
Yes this! The Ticonderoga ones work so so much better, they don't break as easily and sharpen evenly.

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My kids are already in school. I guess it's a year round type thing.

Anyway, our district supplies EVERYTHING! I was floored when I found out. They send home a wish list for the classroom (Kleenex, hand sanitizer, etc) but it's optional. I couldn't believe it!
That's how the district I work for is, but not the one my kids attend, sigh.


Our list isn't bad but my friends list for her 2nd grader is insane! It's like 50 bucks of stuff. Mine I can do for 20 easily.
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:32 PM   #37
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I had most everything already for dd:
Backpack
Six pencils
Two red pens
Two blue pens
Ruler
Calculator
Markers
Colored pencils
Scissors
Liquid glue
Two glue sticks
One orange folder
Three folders
Three wide ruled notebooks
Lined paper
Binder
Watercolors
Hymnal
Bible
Pencil case

All I had to get was paper, notebooks, folders, crayons, gluesticks. A lot of her stuff from last year has plenty of life left.
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:06 AM   #38
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Aaaaaand for all of us with nine million Ticonderoga pencils on our lists--they're .99 cents for a 10 pack at walgreens this week through Saturday!! I bought twice as many as my kids needed because I know they'll need more through the school year. The ten pack at our local walmart is $2.96-$3.48.
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We used to get in. mail but now it is off our something because district and wavy elementary is different so we have to try to find out what I'd needed....ggggrrr
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:43 AM   #40
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Re: School supply lists

I homeschool, but still buy supplies now during the sales. Some of these lists are pretty long. I just bought a TON of notebooks (not sure how we go through so many, but we do) and a bazillion Ticonderoga pencils. They last forever....when they aren't lost! Any other pencils I've gotten in the past seemed to break off half a dozen times before I could get them sharpened well. I don't have time for that.

I also use the clearview binders with the clear sleeves on front and back. So much easier to make identifiable by subject and can be used year to year without being written on.
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