Monday, August 19, 2013
I finally got around to cleaning out the school supply cabinet. Quite a bit of K - 12 type stuff in there!
For example some of the better items that will be packed up:
Folders and filler paper, an eraser, some colored pencils, a couple of glue sticks that are still sticky, and place holder tabs.
Report covers...oops, no side holders...staples will have to do, index cards, the eraser and place holder tabs again!
Used crayons, colored pencils, and markers. Then 2 pencil cases with some used and new pens and unused pencils. Maybe a highlighter or 2!
Some scrap paper from an old spiral notebook and the dividers with some tabs and the some inserts to label the dividers with.
I also found some beat up notebooks, broken pencils or decent pencils with lousy erasers, and dried out markers. Needless to say they got tossed into the trash. I also found some page protectors...those will be great for my choir music...wonder why they are there...and a stenographer's notebook..that will be great to track my food/water/& exercise during the day so that I can enter it all later. Oh yeah! I also found 3 scientific calculator manuals! I didn't realize I had bought that many...and I thought the kids shared! Lol! (A mind is a terrible thing to lose!)
Not sure why every year I would go out and buy supplies that I already had. Why did my kids feel so privileged that they couldn't use last year's stuff! They had no problem wearing last year's clothes that still fit and were in decent condition. They sometimes wanted to wear last year's clothes that didn't fit and had holes in them. But not the school supplies!
It feels great not to have to get the lists and fight the fight of why teachers need all the supplies they think they need to teach. And spend money foolishly! It's also nice to have 3 shelves available again in that cabinet! A benefit of an empty nest! But I still miss and love my kids!