The supply list includes:
2 packs of pencils
1 pack of pencil crayons
1 pkg of 150 piece refill paper
2 boxes of Kleenex
5 blue pens
2 red pens
1 fine tip black marker
1 ultra fine tip black marker
2 white erasers
12 key tabbed exercise books
2 40g glue sticks
Now, all my Frugal Mama's and Papa's out there know that us Frugalista's can do a way better job at buying the above noted supplies at a fraction of the cost.
THE CHALLENGE SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT!
And so I challenge you to share in the comments your child's school supply list, and how much you spent! If you have the option to buy a kit, please share with us the amount you save over their prices too!!!
|Grade 4 Math Book - the same|
one we had when I was in
Grade 4 - 26 years ago!
My oldest daughter by comparison is required to bring $30 to school on the first day of school, and all of her supplies will be provided for her throughout the school year. I just don't get it!
I realize that as I spend a pretty penny on dance, and because we travel, complaining (venting!) about the cost of school supplies is hypocritical of me in some ways. But in the end it is my frugality that allows me to support my girls, and give them the opportunities they want like dance and travelling. I don't disagree that having proper supplies for school is important, and I certainly agree that schools are under funded, but I cannot justify spending $51 on something I can buy for a fraction of the price elsewhere! I am eternally thankful for the school system that we have, and that through a combined effort at home and at school Malie can produce the level of work shown in the picture below!
|Malie's Salmon Life Cycle Project! Hand painted!|