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Printed on my Tarzzzzzay receipt this past week:  "Back to School special buys!"

Even when you're on the other side of the desk and you're teaching adults... it's still a horrible, horrible thing to see.

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I just returned from the grocery store, where I too was appalled to see Bic ballpoints and Crayola markers hideously on display.

As a fellow teacher friend of mine used to say: "June is like Friday, July is like Saturday, and August is like Sunday."

I'd rather they didn't put the school supplies out until Sunday morning, thank you very much.

July 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGinny

Oh I know!!!!! Why do they have to bring that stuff out so early????? I love teaching, but I look forward to the breaks. When they bring that stuff out so early, it just brings a;; the stress back.

July 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWiserlemming

Rather interesting. Has few times re-read for this purpose to remember. Thanks for interesting article. Waiting for trackback

July 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterderekpm

and September 1 they'll have the Halloween stuff out, and November 1 the Christmas stuff.
Love Ginny's quote about Friday, Saturday Sunday for teachers!

July 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterstarnarcosis

Happy 2010 everybody!!!

What? Just following the trend here ;-)

July 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterred pill junkie

Even I, who love to buy school supplies for the kids, cringes as the supplies come out earlier and earlier each year. Can't we just live in the present for a bit?

What kills me most is when you buy everything on sale and when the kids get to school, the teacher has a specific list of what they need. For example after spending a small fortune on HS MUsical folders for the 11 year old as a treat, she was told she can only have solid color folders. Red for reading, blue for math, etc, etc. And of course when we went back, nothing was on sale.

July 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelle Belle

The school or the teacher should provide for the list of supplies with a couple of months of anticipation. It's a Tweeter world for Christ sakes!

July 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterred pill junkie

Most teachers don't even get class lists until late August and then they usually change the first few weeks in Sept.

After reading this, I went home the other night to get my "Current Christmas Preview" catalog in the mail. I almost cried, we haven't even hit Christmas in July for crying out loud.

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelle Belle

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