I sat through the high school information night and followed my child’s schedule. Thankfully, supply lists are greatly reduced. I was hoping the teachers would let the kids start to grow up and choose how they organize themselves. My poor daughter will be hoofing it from the first floor to the third to the first to the third. Who needs gym class?
My son got his teacher assignment and fortunately the school honored their promise to keep him out the class of either of the teachers who dragged our middle. However, we just had a meeting with the principal about who he has for math. He almost had the chief dragger. Another alternative was presented to us, which we took. He placed into a faster paced math class, of which there is only one class and the evil one is teaching it. Now he’ll stay in the regular paced class and receive any of the supplemental materials that the other class is using. We’ve been assured that this won’t throw him off track in math. We’ll make sure of that.
His supply list came through e-mail today. We had purchased most of it on a hunch in July, and the flash drive he needs is being supplied by our oldest. She hasn’t used it since she had the same teacher, so it works out nicely. It will never be connected to the home computers (security risk, our rule), but he’ll have it to store his projects on. I can’t wait for the day in which I don’t have to think about binders, folders, glue sticks, etc. It all seems so much more involved than when I was a kid. Maybe that’s because I didn’t do the shopping then, or maybe it’s because Clorox Wipes, hand sanitizer, and antibacterial soap pumps weren’t around.
We don’t do back to school shopping for clothing unless the kids need new clothes, so they only got new shoes and underwear. My kids are so deprived.