Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Reasonable School Supplies

Yesterday was my peanut-head's first day of school. I have been picking up things here and there for preparation... folders, pencils, pens, etc.

We got the list for science, I spent almost $25 in school supplies for Science. If I would have had the list in June, I probably could have spent $10, but now it's late in the game, and I have to buy it because she needs it.

But she didn't make it to Advanced Geometry because of a schedule issue (she was supposed to be in Acapella Choir, not Chorus). Come to find out, she needs $110 calculator. They have known she was in Advanced Geometry since May. They knew she would need the stupid calculator then. I didn't know. THey made us graph by hand when I had Geometry. I will tell you, this is one more thing that was not in the budget, and it was already a tight month. We chose not to eat out because we don't have the cash. We chose not to go out, because we don't have the money, we shopped at the Thrift Store, etc, because we don't have the cash.

What is reasonable when it comes to school supplies? Is $110 calculator reasonable? I understand pencils, paper, folders, compass, binders, etc.

Got an answer?

1 comment:

Trish said...

How do they expect people to afford something like that!
They certainly should let you know ahead of time.