I Cannot Believe The Items Needed For School

United States
August 11, 2015 1:20am CST
When I was at work a few days ago, I had to go to the stationery department to straighten things up there. It's back to school time so the stationery and back to school areas have been really messy. While I was straightening up, quite a few customers asked me where items were and I helped them out the best that I could. There were a few items, though, that I could not believe that are required for kindergarteners. The first time I was asked where the dice are, I couldn't figure out why the customer was in the stationery aisle looking for them. Then he told me that his kindergartener needed them! Later on, someone asked me if the store has any bingo daubers. Bingo daubers? For school? Unbelievable!!
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@kataomoi (706)
• Japan
11 Aug 15
I'm surprised they have to buy dice by themselves. When I was in school, the school had dice and they let us use it for class. We didn't have to buy our own dice!
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• United States
11 Aug 15
There are several items beyond the basics that the students have to have for school. The dice and bingo daubers are just a few of them!
@kataomoi (706)
• Japan
12 Aug 15
That's ridiculous. I come from a poor family and I knew that if I had to pay for such items while I was in kindergarten, I wouldn't have been able to afford school.
@much2say (40212)
• United States
11 Aug 15
I assume the dice would be for math games? The kids use them at school, but we've never had that on our school list. Oh, and those bingo daubers - the kids used them for certain coloring crafts and to learn "patterns", but again, we've never had that on our list. I am just surprised how much the schools ask the parents to supply for their kids - our parents never had to do this. Makes me realize how much money the schools really do NOT have!
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• United States
11 Aug 15
Now that you have explained what they could be used for, I can understand the reasoning. Yep, you are so right about how much supplies are requested of the parents to provide for the kids. It gets so expensive. When I was in grade school 50+ years ago, it was just the basic items: paper, pencils, crayons, watercolor paints, and erasers. The teachers have been buying, with their own money, items in the fabrics and crafts area (which is my regular department to work) for their classrooms. The main item they have been getting is fabric to cover/decorate the bulletin boards.
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