Saturday, August 9, 2008

Bonus...

We went school supply shopping today. I don't know about other parts of the country, but in Florida, we have school supplies that need to be purchased to supply the classroom.


Brief pause to address the Florida State Legislature:


Dear Sir or Madam,


Why is it you felt that it was necessary to cut school funding AGAIN?! Oh, what? the lottery is supposed to supplement education in Florida...Really?! So instead of improving the school system by using that money to supplement education, it was a better idea to cut the education budget to next to nil and just use that?! Hmmm... Good thinking! May be that's why Florida isn't doing too well in regards to national educational statistics...just a thought.


Please excuse that brief interlude...so here are this year's lists:

FIRST GRADE - Emmy
1- 12 Count Crayola Colored Pencils (7”)
1- 24 Count Crayola Crayons
1- Washable Crayola Thick Classic Markers
2- Sharpie Fine Marker - Black
1- Expo2 Low Odor Dry Bullet Tip Marker - Black
1- Expo2 Low Odor Dry Bullet Tip Marker - Red
1- Expo2 Low Odor Dry Bullet Tip Marker - Blue
2- Assorted Color Highlighter - Regular
6- 9.5 pt. Pocket & Brad folders – red, blue, yellow, green, purple, orange
2- 70 Count Spiral Composition Book – Wide Rule
10- 0.77 oz. (22g) Elmer’s Glue Stick
24- #2 Made in USA Pre-Sharpened Wooden Pencil
1- 11” x 8” x 2.5” Spacemaker Case w/ Handle (School Box)
1- Blunt 5" Fiskar Scissors
1- Pink Bevel Eraser
1- Baby wipes – 80 Count (bulk)
1- Box Ziploc Brand Quart Size Bags – 25 count
1- 4 Oz. Elmer’s School Glue
1- Large Box Kleenex Brand Tissue – 120 count
6- Pencil Cap Erasers
1- Box Ziploc Brand Gallon Size Bags – 20 count


FIFTH GRADE - Cameron
1- 12 Count Crayola Colored Pencils (7”)
1- 24 Count Crayola Crayons
1- Washable Crayola Thick Classic Markers – 8 count
4- Expo2 Low Odor Dry Bullet Tip Marker - Black
1- Bic Medium Point Stick Pen - Green
24- #2 Made in USA Wooden Pencil
1- Sharp 5” Fiskar Scissors
3- 0.77 Oz. (22g) Elmer’s Glue Stick
1- Large Box Kleenex Brand Tissue – 200 count
1- Sharpie Fine Marker - Black
1- Fluorescent Highlighter - Yellow
2- 9.5 pt Pocket & Brad Folder - Red
2- 9.5 pt Pocket & Brad Folder - Blue
2- 9.5 pt Pocket & Brad Folder – Yellow
2- 9.5 pt Pocket & Brad Folder – Green
1- 9.5 pt Pocket & Brad Folder – Purple
1- 9.5 pt Pocket & Brad Folder – White
1- 9.5 pt Pocket & Brad Folder – Orange
1- 9.5 pt Pocket & Brad Folder – Light Blue
1- Box Ziploc Brand Quart Bags – 25 count
1- 3” x 5” 100 Count Ruled Index Cards
1- 4” x 6” 100 Count Ruled Index Cards
5- 70 Count Spiral Composition Book – No perforations
1- Nylon Pencil Bag, Clear Top w/ grommets – 7-1/4” x 10-1/4”
2- 200 Count Wide Ruled Filler Paper
1- 8oz. Waterless Hand Sanitizer Bottle w/ Pump (Boys Only)
1- Baby Wipes 80 Count (Girls Only)
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Back to school supplies: $85.00
New school clothes: $150.00
Being able to post this video and it being relevant: Priceless


(enjoy...this is one of my all time favorite commercials...this whole post was just an excuse to be able to use it ;) )


10 comments:

Sara said...

Are you kidding? That is a crazy list! And, you have a first grader right? Great, I won't find out till next week what I need, but I haven't even gone school shopping at all yet, so that should be fun. Me, my three kids, and a list that drags along the floor..

Sara said...

PS - commercial is GREAT! I may have to steal that one from you. I love it! I was so shocked when I saw your lists, I didn't even look at it.

Shannon said...

This is one of the funniest commercials ever.

These lists look similar to the ones my girls need. My girls will be in K and 2nd grade and their supply lists include gallon & sandwich size ziploc bags, paper towels, kleenex, clorox wipes, baby wipes, hand sanitizer and band-aids... in addition to the "normal" stuff like crayons and glue sticks. Half the list is cleaning supplies... sheesh!

Andrea said...

I love that commercial. I love going to places like Staples and walking the pencil aisle, the sticky note aisle, the paper aisle...
That stinks on the class lists. I love how you get to spend your money suppling things twice. Once in taxes and then buying them for real when the taxes didn't cover it.

Jill said...

wow- that's one pricey list! The commercial was great - and I couldn't agree more! Thankfully school started last week... I desperately need the break!

justjuli said...

Thanks for stopping by earlier. :) I hope you're enjoying your Sauciness too!

I was so geeked to find MY favorite commercial ever on this post! I am a bonafide office supply junkie. I always loved shopping for school supplies all the way through college.

I often find myself humming this song when I am browsing for pencil lead, notebooks, and my all time favorite: index cards.

Thanks for adding a smile to my Sunday!

Cassie said...

haha! That video is so funny!

Aubrey said...

It's crazy isn't it!
I hate the huge school supply lists!

Kat said...

Oh, you posted our favorite commercial! But your supply list is OUTRAGEOUS! Why does your fifth grader need 12 folders? Are you buying that much to supply others in his class? And I can't believe that your lists are brand specific!

Word verification: qcxkez
Sheesh...

Angie's Spot said...

Love love LOVE that commercial! And it never ceases to amaze me the list that even my 2 preschoolers have to take with them on their first day. WTF?!