I know, right!
Elementary schools are mowing down trees, that's for sure.
Curse you Kindergarten Teachers!!
I hear you. Thank goodness for recylcing (if you can sneak it into the recycling bin without your kids noticing that the fridge is looking especially bare with only 22 papers instead of 673 on it.)
Amen! Ah well, in a few years kindergarteners will be carrying laptops to school...
Don't you think that Elementary schools should supply their students with magna-doodles? Much more cost-effective.And you can switch from math time to art time to recess without a hitch!
I can't even count how many times I have the thought the exact same thing. It's REALLY sad!
Oh, it's a massacre, isn't it? Every year my kids come home from that first day of school, with their "packets" of CRAP, 98% of which goes right in the round file. (Actually, we're really good about recycling it, but still...)Sign here, sign there, want to be a volunteer?, principal's note, PTA's note, rules for gym, no tolerance for bullying policies, here's how much school lunch costs, order a yearbook, join the choir/track team/rainbow club, blah blah blah...And that's just the first day...
I am a kindergarten teacher, but I try to be really careful with this stuff.
AGREED!!!! I volunteer in kindergarten and my job is to MAKE all those copies... seriously, could spend up to 2 hours in the copy room!
that looks like the paper piles that accumulate at our place from all the drawing and colouring in.....drives me mad! BUT if it's any consolation I recycle most of it when they're not looking....sssshhhhhh :)
Mandatory Kindergarten supply lists should include a recycling bin as well as a backpack, box of crayons, and mountain of box tops.
In my experience, Kindergarten is the worst of it. I have 1st, 4th, 7th, and 10th graders, and the paper production seems to decrease annually. It actually makes me quite sad, now that I don't have much to put in the 10th grader's file. It's one of those bittersweet changes. All I've put in there this year were her report cards and a couple of big essays. So treasure the art and scribbles while they're still coming. I think I'm going to cry, now.
So true and it doesn't end, its like they come home and their back packs just throw up.
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