Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Gee I just brought some paper and a couple of pencils

This is a list of supplies my daughter had to bring on her first day of school (5th Grade)
I’m not kidding … I wish I were.

12 black ballpoint pens (no clicking pens)
12 red ballpoint pens (no clicking pens)
12 sharpened # 2 pencils (no mechanical pencils)
1 ruler- inches and centimeters
1 Protractor
1 pocket-type calculator
1 large eraser (Pink or Magic Rub)
1 box 24 crayons
1 box 12 colored pencils
1 box 8 classic color markers (broad line)
1 box 8 classic color markers (fine line)
1 pair Fiskars brand scissors
1 plastic pencil pouch for pens, pencils, and eraser (label with name)
2 glue sticks (1 large & 1 small)
1 bottle of white school glue (4 fl oz)
1 large package of multi-colored construction paper
1 realm white copy paper
1 paperback dictionary
1 oxford color paperback thesaurus
1 box tissue
1 roll paper towels
1 container of baby wipes
1 package of 81/2 x11” graph paper (4 squares per inch)
1 yellow vinyl folder (for social studies)
1 91/2 x 6” Five Star notebook for writing Journal (*note special size)
1 roll of correction tape (no liquid White- Out)
3 1” three-ring binders (Open Court, Writing & Grammar, and Music)
3 red three- hole fastener folders
2 packages of Avery Write-On Big Tab Reference Dividers (5 assorted colors)
1 yellow fluorescent hi-liter
3 packages of 8 ½ x 11” college ruled paper
1 small bottle of hand sanitizer
1 small stapler
1 box staples
1 clear 1 quart box with lid (for art supplies)
vinyl, 3-prong folder in each of the following colors: Red (2) Black Yellow, Blue, Purple
Book sox (1 for each text book)

NOTE: *Rolling backpacks may be no longer than 12” x 12” x12”


si said...

this is too much!

i'll be going to new orleans for a conference at the end of the month. they're asking us to bring school supplies to help out (aftermath of katrina). even tho i know that they very much need assistance back there, i do have to say that it does seem that kids/parents in this state have an inordinate amount of responsibility for funding things that i/we had taken for granted when we attended school...

also, i'm impressed with your visuals! they add a lot to your tales.

unca said...

costs aside, do you have to hunt all this stuff down one by one? I would think that a local merchant could make some pretty good money by pre-packaging all of this stuff and selling it all together (even at a discount).

blogball said...

si, thank you for your comments and have a safe trip to New Orleans.
Unca, that’s a good idea. Each grade does have a different supply list so it would be a little difficult to coordinate the items. So I get to look forward to brand new list for 7th grade!!!

mamacita said...

Good grief! In my day I believe we brought a number 2 pencil and milk money! Do public schools demand the same as private?

blogball said...

Yes Mamacita, most public school supply lists (that I know of) are pretty much like this one.

jay are said...

that is the most ridiculous list I've ever seen in my life (I've seen only a few, but still). I thought my kids had long lists. Theirs are just child's play.