This year I've seen a lot of posts showing what is on everyone else's school supply lists, and how much each family ended up spending. And hot darned if that doesn't interest me, the list loving person. We have to wait an eternity for our teacher assignments & lists. I think I got this one last week, and went shopping this past weekend on a blitz during my child-free birthday weekend. Some may find it strange that banging out this massive undertaking in my "relaxing time" is truly fun for me, but I assure you I had a smile plastered on my fool face the whole time. I hit Target, Office Max, and Sam's Club in one afternoon AND HAD TIME TO SPARE to go out for lunch & a movie afterwards. It was pure bliss. So down to business- here is the list: (owls this year! Squeal!)
It looked smaller than last year, but it feels like I spent more this year. It's hard to really tell as the twins will be in the same class, so while I got two of some things, I got only one of others in classroom general items. So I don't know how it shakes out according to last year, because I didn't do a snazzy post like this last year; Darn. Target did have a pretty good buy one get one 50% off sale on the school supplies which worked well for me, who was buying two of everything.
The general classroom supplies suggested:
2 bottles hand sanitizer (not on list, but I would sleep better knowing this is in the classroom): $13.90
Pack Disinfecting Wipes: $8.98
2 Packs 3x3 Sticky notes: $9.84
Animal Crackers: $5.50
Paper Plates: $6.69
Skinny Dry Erase Markers: $4.49
I just now realized I skipped over the freezer bags I thought I had in storage. Nope- just sandwich bags. Last minute store run: I see you over there!
Each Child's Supplies:
Backpack & lunch tote: $45.00
Water bottle: $9.99
Crayons 12 ct: $1.87
Colored Pencils: $2.74
6 glue sticks: $5.97
24 pencils: $3.00
2 Composition notebooks: $6.98
3 pink erasers: $2.29
12 ct dry erase markers: $14.17
5 plastic folders: $11.45
Yikes. And that is just for one kid. So Squirt has another $100 of supplies. Plus the nearly $50 in classroom supplies, we've spent about $250+ and that doesn't account for shoes or clothes. (Math, why must you be so harsh to me?) Maybe I didn't want to do this... Now I must go eat some feelings. Those feelings may taste like frozen Ding Dongs. If you haven't tried it, I suggest you add up your receipts for back to school and try it with me.
School starts one week from today, and I am SO EXCITED. It is TIME. Not only do I wear thin from having three kids at home full time, but this dreadful weather is coming to a lengthy (but quantifiable!) farewell. It's the best time. Have a great week everyone! Do tell, what is on YOUR list?