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TolunaTeam

  34 months ago

School Supplies- the old, the new, the heavy
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Part of the Weekend Opinions Contest:

Post a comment indicating your opinion on school supplies. What makes sense for the little ones to carry, and what should be changed or what is obsolete?

All comments with an eloquent opinion will get 500 points. Additionally, the comment with the most likes will get a total of 5000 points.

Contest open until Monday September 18th. Points will be credited no later than Tuesday, September 19th.
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btd227

  34 months ago
I do not have children & was born in 1980, therefore don't quite know what exactly kids use nowadays but with all technology's advancements I can assume laptops and tablets replace most (if not all) of the notebooks, folders, & heavy 3 ring binders.. I also imagine there is less use of pencils, pens, highlighters, whiteout, etc. Since many things are now done on computer versus the old school task of handwriting & rewriting of school work.
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ksm19434

  34 months ago
also, binders and things like that arent truly needed for little kids.
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rdmacalinao

  34 months ago
Instead of having notebooks and pen, kids better have a tablet without internet access. Lesser cost, all details will be intact.
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ksm19434

  34 months ago
I think if were talking about little kids. they only really need a bookbag/lunch box. crayons, markers. little pencil box(even if the school has them) makes kids feel good when they have nice things.
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hanlonamanda40

  34 months ago
School lists are out of control anymore and as the teacher requires more supplies ea year and very specific items, prices go up in stores , then you have to go on a mission traveling to different stores b/c their sold out of the 8 green folders w/ prongs that you need for 1 freaking class. The amount of money that is spent is crazy. Their should be 1 basic supply list for each grade and allow the teachers a limited supply list of 2 to 4 items for their specific class and maybe not so specific colored folders I have 4 kids 16, 13 , 3yr & 2 mo I do not have time for scavenger hunt or money for a $150 + calculator . Simplify
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danroth1

  34 months ago
Tech goods are important now days but don't forget the basics:paper, pencils, pens,folders, erasers,markers and a nice sturdy back pack.
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nadine.danier

  34 months ago
We are in a world where there are cheap tablets in stores for everyone to buy. This will be better for children to just easily download there school books in PDF format. Teachers can easily send emails to students about their classroom assignments. Save schools money and paper.
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amg2015

  34 months ago
School supplies are necessities that are very cheap to purchase now with coupons and sales before school starts. All the basics including pencils and binders make sense for the children to carry and I've yet to see ridiculous requirements such as tablets, thank God. The only thing that seems to be obsolete is the constant use of paper for tests and assignments as more work is assigned online and tests administered there as well.
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bobby_lazar

  34 months ago
It is important that children have the school supplies they need to do all their school work but sometimes schools and/or teachers go overboard with the number of items on the list or request certain very specific brands or types of supplies that may be very difficult to find or expensive to get. Also many schools do not allow children to use leftover supplies from the previous school year but they have to buy new ones every year. That creates a stressful situation for both the parents and the children, and needs to be made more flexible in the future.
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sheyennemommy89

  34 months ago
i dont think kids need tablets in school to do school work
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