Wednesday, July 25, 2012

I am deeply sorry

2 boxes of 24 crayons
20 sharpened pencils
2 pink erasers
6 glue sticks
1 bottle glue
2 cans of playdoh
4 2-pocket folders (yellow, green, blue, red)
1 marble composition book
2 red pens
clean white sock
art smock
2 pieces of poster board
1 sketch book
pencil box for inside desk
1 container of clorox wipes
1 backpack
1 lunchbox
2 boxes of tissues
boys-gallon ziploc bags
girls-sandwich ziploc bags

I taught first grade for 9 1/2 years and this was my back-to-school list.

I now have a child entering school and her list is...something else! Mine might have been worse though, so I apologize to anyone who might be reading this that was ever in my class. I'm pretty sure that noone reading my blog was ever in my class, but I still feel the need to apologize.

I can give you rationale for all of it, but that doesn't make it easier to swallow when you're the one buying it all!!!



  1. Wow! That's quite a list. James' first grade list is so short I think it might be a mistake...only 4 things.

  2. wow! four things, I'm shocked. Morgan's list has about 10-12 items on it. Then there's a bunch of optional stuff!

  3. I don't mind the school supplies but I dislike feeling like I am providing all sanitary products for them, like tissues, wipes, sanitizer, etc. The list does grow every year, but then they hit junior high and it gets shorter again. :)

  4. I don't remember ever having a school list...