This is probably going to be one of those rambling post about much of nothing! Let me see....... where do I begin? School started back this week and this has made me a little bit sad. All of you know how much I like my children home with me. My son is an official 7th grader. I cannot believe my once arm-held bundle of joy is now trouncing the halls in the middle school! If we could just keep them smaller for just a little longer! *sigh* I know it's just as well that we can't. All of mine would still be toddlers and that would not be a good thing. *smile* Just think, we would then deprive ourselves of all those precious memories of their growing up years.
Speaking of school, what about all those forms we must fill out the first day of school? Not only that, I had to write a paragraph about my son this year. I'm serious. The teacher noted this was an actual homework assignment for the parents that the student would be graded for! Thankfully, it was an easy task to write about my son. After penning how wonderful and helpful he is, she should make him the star student. *smile* I realize her goal is to get a better understanding of the child she is entrusted to teach for the next few months. Hopefully, she will see the same child I do.
Along with the forms what do you think about the "Student Suppy List?" It gets longer every year doesn't it? When I was going to school...ahem....and it wasn't that long ago, we usually needed the basics, paper, pencils, composition books, notebook, and a bookbag was optional. Here is my son's list:
- 1 dozen pencils
- 1 pocket folder
- 3 packs of index cards
- 3 marble composition books
- colored pencils/crayons
- personal pencil sharpener
- 1 pack pens (no gels)
- multilple packs wide-ruled paper
- 2 highlighters
- 1 full size bottle of hand sanitizer/soap
- paper towels
- 1 can of tennis balls
- 1" 3 ring binder
- large 3 ring binder with dividers for each class
- bag of candy (individually wrapped- no gum)
I am thankful I don't have to purchase the textbooks.............. at least not yet........................