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July 19, 2006

Strike! Strike! Strike!!

The Wandering Mind posts about school supplies, and I have to say, I quite agree with him.

Now, I didn't have to get Son a calculator for second grade, but I do have to send in tissues, antibacterial hand soap, and baby wipes. Baby wipes? Apparently the students use these to clean their hands.

Um, hello?

Baby wipes don't kill germs. This is elementary school! Germs! Ick! Which is why I'm sending in Handi-Wipes....and I know another mom who's sending in Clorox wipes for the desktops...a good idea which I'm going to copy.

As for the other stuff: pencils, crayons, colored pencils, scissors, ruler, wire bound college-ruled notebook (I don't understand this one; Son drew pictures in his last year), glue, glue stick, and two pocket folders.

NO TRAPPER KEEPERS! "They do not fit in the desks."

Uh...didn't these fade out of existence twenty years ago? Unless I went on eBay (which I won't) I doubt I could find a Trapper even if I wanted to.

At least I don't have to send in copy paper - yet. I wouldn't be surprised if I did get a request for that. This bastard school district is cutting everything, even the library!

Strike, I say. STRIKE!!!

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Posted by Groovyvic at 06:44 AM | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)

And just to make it fun for parents, here in FL every elementary school's list is DIFFERENT! Wal-Mart has them all in slots on a kiosk for each school.

Posted by: junebee at July 19, 2006 07:20 PM

It's the same thing here, too. Son came home right before the end of school with his list for next year. It was a pretty good confirmation that he was going on to second grade.

I just wish they'd stop using supply lists from twenty years ago.

Posted by: GroovyVic at July 20, 2006 07:19 AM