Monday, September 6, 2010
Home Spun comic strip #523
So, yes, this is on my mind these past two weeks. And yes, I bought supplies, but I only bought things I absolutely needed, like pencils and extra scissors. It was either that or a strong padlock for my desk drawer to keep my supplies from walking. I suppose you could say I bought school supplies for myself!
For the record, I still think it is wasteful to ask students to buy brand new supplies every year. If children still have unused or barely used crayons, notebooks, folders, etc. from their previous school year, they should have the option to use them. Just saying. This is how most (if not all) homeschooling families I know operate. We use up consumables like paper and pens, we recycle books, and what we don't need anymore we offer to others.