Our school district sends home a ridiculous list of school supplies every year (at least $100 per kid plus $100 graphing calculator for middle school taking geometry!!!)
Every year my kids bring home their leftover odds and ends school supplies and I always recycle scissors, rulers, folders in good shape, etc. for the next year. However, this year I really went to the next level to try to make up some of the cost of the calculator. I rubber banded all of the pencils that were in good shape into groups of 24 rather than buying new pencils and dug through our art supplies to come up with sets of colored pencils (we have accumulated a bunch of supplies over the years). Likewise, I didn't give them new highlighters or big pink erasers AND I even just ripped some pages out of notebooks that were hardly used.
Has anyone else sent in supplies that had clearly already been used? I am wondering if the school will say anything?
Edited by wildmonkeys - 8/8/13 at 2:23pm