Thursday, August 28, 2008

Check, Check, and Check

Brian and Sean are officially ready for school! Only a few things were required by their teachers!

One backpack
One tote bag
One lunch box
Eight large water color markers
One pack of antibacterial wipes
Six large glue sticks
Two boxes of tissues
Two bottles of hand sanitizer
One box of gallon size plastic zipper bags
One pair of scissors.
Three large pink erasers
Twenty sharpened pencils
One box of 2 crayons
Two pencil boxes
One yellow folder
Two old, over sized shirts for paint smocks
Twenty-four colored pencils
One bag with 25 pennies, 20 nickles, 10 dimes, and 4 quarters
One hundred paper plates
Three large highlighters
One box of baby wipes
Six marble composition books, labeled
One paper towel roll
Two boxes of tissues
One white sock (to erase dry erase boards)

I wonder if it will all fit in their bags for the first day! This time of year always makes me think of that back to school commercial where the kids are walking through the office supply store with gloomy faces. And the Mom is pushing the cart, throwing in supplies and kicking up her heels with excitement! I am excited for school to start, but also know I will miss the boys something terrible. It will be so quiet around here - I hope Justin can sleep well with silence too! But, I know they are ready to see their friends and have a change. Summer is getting, dare I say, boring to them. Gasp! I know it sounds crazy but they have the 'been there, done that' attitude about the pool and park etc. For me, I just have to make sure I have my camera and tissues for the first day of school. I cry every year...


Silver said...

That's quite a list.

(and I thought I would only have to cry the first year... thanks for warning me! :) )

Nancy, Jeff, Connor & Porter said...

Kim, sounds very similar to what is going on in our house right now. The list is pretty similar too! I have no idea what I will be feeling like next Wed when Connor steps on the bus. It gives my heart a lurch just thinking that thought! We can commiserate next week!

I loved the adoption story post! I can only imagine it makes you want it that much more! Hopefully soon.


AprilMay said...

LOL...that is a LOT of stuff...much more than I've ever put on my list for my students. However, I must say I LOVE the money idea! I am always scrounging for change when it comes time to do the money units in math. Next time I teach first or second grade, I'm making them bring their own money, LOL!