Tuesday, August 9, 2016

114 Pencils!!

Yes, a total of 114 pencils is what my 4 kids are asked to bring to school this year.
48 for 1st grade, 36 for 4th grade and 30 for 5th grade!
(I am pretty sure my kids don't even go through 5 in the year)

Boxes and Boxes of Kleenex's, tons of hand sanitizer and Dixie cups too! 
Multiple all the school supplies, by four kids to buy for and one could go broke.
I’ll be honest, when I saw the school list this year I admit I rolled my eyes in the amount of things that they are asking each child to bring. There’s no way my child will go through all of the required things…
…but someone else’s child {that can’t afford it} won’t have some or all of the school supplies that are needed for the school year. Not to mention, teachers spend a ton of their own money on their classroom supplies and school supplies throughout the year. {As a daycare provider, I spend a ton of money on supplies, crafts, new learning stuff…etc.} Our teachers are already underpaid! Think about it this way….no profession is possible without teachers. They are where everything stems from.
School supplies might seem expensive at the time, but if you spread it out over the school year, it isn’t a whole lot, considering what you’re getting in return!

We all know the need for Kleenex’s during the school year. Whose kid doesn’t get a cold and use more than their fair share of Kleenex’s?!  It is our job as parents to make sure they have the things they need. Antibacterial wipes and hand sanitizer are a must for the winter months. {I know personally I am a hand washing Nazi} What’s the next best thing to hand washing…sanitizing! Kill_those_germs! 

I know out of personal experience that donating things or bringing things in unexpected is always appreciated. Even if it is a coffee now and then, an extra package of Kleenexes in the peak of winter, a bag of chocolate to get through the week…etc. Teachers are under appreciated and need to be recognized more. Think to yourself…can I handle 25-30 students, 5 days a week for 7 hours a day?!
I do daycare for 12 kids (including my own) and there are days that is stressful! You have to be a certain person/personality to be able to work with multiple children daily.
So…though it may seem like the school supply lists are getting crazy…think about it this way, there is a child out there, less fortunate than yours that will gladly accept school supplies that are donated to them.


Jamie Kubeczka said...

So much but I couldn't agree more. Just thankful I am blessed enough to provide the extra! And yes teachers are everything!!

Jamie Kubeczka said...

Miss reading your blog, hope all is well. ;)

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