There's only so much a teacher can buy!! And, that brings me to the student supply list. What do you ask your little friends to purchase? Below is the link to my supply list for my friends.
I have a secret. Don't tell anyone, but. . . I actually feel guilty asking my students to bring so much. But as I noted before, there's only so much a teacher can buy! In the days of budget cuts, more and more falls on the families to purchase. Luckily, my students generally bring in everything on the list. If they can't, then I fill in the gaps.
My list changes year to year. I've tried streamlining the list as much as I can in an effort to keep the cost down for my parents. For example, this year I have a ton of tabbed dividers for their binders and a bunch on notebooks I purchased at Staples for ten cents each. I was able to take those items off their supply list this year.
How do you handle school supplies?
Do your friends bring them in or do you have to make do?