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    Quote Originally Posted by mommydearest View Post
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    Holey Moley school supplies are EXPENSIVE. I spent $200 today on the 3 girls and I still need a few things. It is crazy. I am feeling really bad for families that cant afford good supplies. The girls and I decieded to put together a backpack with some basic supplies and since Office Depot had all the crayola stuff buy 1 get 1 free we were able to fill it up with a bunch of stuff. They have the spiral notepads for 1 penny limit of 3 so Dh and I are both going to go in a few times so we can bring those to the school too.
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    Yeah, the school supplies are kind of crazy. Nathan is supposed to bring 3 dozen sharpened Ticonderoga pencils...$4.99 for 18, so we're talking $10.00 for pencils. I don't mind brand name for some things, but I have the hardest time finding some of the items - like the 4 pk of Expo low-odor chisel point markers.
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    So wait.....is that what school supplies are now? Every kid has to supply full classroom supplies each?!?

    I always thought school supply lists were just things that a child needs for class. Pencils, paper, markers etc. Expo markers and stuff seems like it would be a teacher wish list and requesting donations not required for all 20 kids or whatever.

    And there are certain pencils they need? What the fark is the difference?

    I'm so lost and dreading kindy next year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica80 View Post
    So wait.....is that what school supplies are now? Every kid has to supply full classroom supplies each?!?

    I always thought school supply lists were just things that a child needs for class. Pencils, paper, markers etc. Expo markers and stuff seems like it would be a teacher wish list and requesting donations not required for all 20 kids or whatever.

    And there are certain pencils they need? What the fark is the difference?

    I'm so lost and dreading kindy next year.
    My kids only buy for themselves but need crazy stuff. Like crayons had to be crayola (kind of a crayon snob myself so I get this) and the pencils had to be Ticonderoga, and my 1st grader had 30 on her list. My GF is her teacher and said that 1st graders go through a ton of pencils. My older 2 both needed 3 inch binders, and they were $15 each.(I am hoping we can use these binders for 2 years)
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    Robbie's supplies cost us just over $30, we were able to reuse a few things from last year. He had enough left over pencils, markers, pencil crayons. We did have to buy him a bunch of pants for school as he had a growth spurt - he is finally in 6X and new inside shoes. I would not be buying pencils that cost so much and I put Robbie's name on everything (well not the crayons). I did have a peak at the grade 4 list and glad I did - this year he needs a calculator next year it has to be solar - bought the solar one this year, same with rule had to be clear for next yearr; those things should last and I don't want to buy them next year.
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    I wouldn't mind buying lots of pencils but I guess I just don't see why it has to be a certain (and slightly pricey) brand. I'm sure (and hoping) there is a reason but I just can't think of it.

    I'm a crayon snob too. We only buy Crayola here as well. The others don't color as well.
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    We pay a suply fee of $25 up until grade 4. Its great. That way the teacher can reuse things like scissors and buy in larger quantities, and spend the money on extra supplies she needs instead of me having to figure it all out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ftmom View Post
    We pay a suply fee of $25 up until grade 4. Its great. That way the teacher can reuse things like scissors and buy in larger quantities, and spend the money on extra supplies she needs instead of me having to figure it all out.
    I wish we did it that way here. My 1st graders supplies were only like $40, but my older girls needed some pricey-er stuff.
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