Wednesday, August 16, 2006

School Supplies Shopping - Check

Three hours, two stores, 40 bucks and a gallon of diesel later, we have almost all of Stinky's school supplies. We are only missing one item: graphing paper. "You couldn't find graphing paper Dave," you ask? No, I found graphing paper, but it wasn't the right kind. You see, the teacher requested that we get the kind that binds on the side and not the top. You may be thinking, "Well Dave, that specific kind of graphing paper may help the teacher to teach your child critical math skills." If you are thinking that, you are right; I can deal with that. But, the teacher requesting this specific type of graphing paper IS THE ENGLISH TEACHER- it apparently helps students draw better in their journals or some dumb shit.

Remember when 8th grade school supply shopping meant getting a bad ass 'Rad Dog' trapper keeper, loose leaf paper and some pencils? Sigh...


Blogger MsAPhillips said...

Y'know how management often lists qualities they are looking for in recruiting? And how no person actually has these qualities?

I hate teacher supply lists because they are not just wish lists -- they are flights of fancy lists.

Best would be if the school or teacher just pre-bought all the crap they think we should have, then charged us double on Day One. Keep my blood pressure in a survivable range.

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