Jump to content

Booklist Question?


  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1 boy0hboy

Posted 02 December 2012 - 12:09 PM

Just trying to figure out what we need from my son's book list for grade 5 next year.

On it there are a few things that I'm a bit puzzled by!

Why would he need two pairs or scissors? Two wooden rulers and one plastic ruler? Do I really need them at the start of the year??

We're homeschoolers so this is the first time I've had to do this!

Thanks!

#2 cas8cas

Posted 02 December 2012 - 12:18 PM

I find they make everybody buy extras for the kids who dont get stuff bought for them by their own parents

I only send what my son needs and top up as required

My son did go thru 3 rulers last yr sad.gif

#3 mumto3princesses

Posted 02 December 2012 - 04:13 PM

I find that strange for Year 5.

Our primary school does tend to ask for extras to allow for kids who didn't bring anything in but really only for Kindergarten to year 2. And even then its more like 6x glue sticks and extra pencils etc and not extra rulers and scissors.

By Year 3 at our school they have their own everything. They will get told they need heaps of glues sticks and pencils, pens and highlighters etc but they are only for their own use so no they don't really need the whole lot all for the first day of school. But at least 2 is good. (one then another to spare just in case)


#4 *Tess*

Posted 02 December 2012 - 04:14 PM

My kids' school puts the spares away in the cupboard so that they are accessible straight away when something gets broken or goes missing.
Otherwise you have some kids constantly borrowing off others because they never get around to telling their parent they need new equipment and that becomes disruptive.
Anything that doesn't get used comes home at the end of the year.

Edited by *Tess*, 02 December 2012 - 04:15 PM.


#5 Princess.cranky.pants

Posted 02 December 2012 - 04:33 PM

I buy everything that is on the book list. Extra's are put away at school and handed out as needed. I never need to top-up supplies though the year. Anything not used comes home at the end of the year.

You might think they won't need two two pairs or scissors or two wooden rulers but believe me, it's crazy the amount of stuff they go though. It just easier to get what's on the list, even if you think they might not use it.

I get the book list filed though the local Newsagent the school is going though and it's so much easier. No running around looking for stuff. Just hand the list in and it's all done!

QUOTE
I find they make everybody buy extras for the kids who dont get stuff bought for them by their own parents


Not at our school.

#6 songshirah

Posted 02 December 2012 - 04:37 PM

I find it sad that the general consensus is that teachers put extras on the booklist to supply kids who don't bring their supplies.  That's generally not true.  Most teachers I know supply those kids with stationery out of their own pockets.  (I know I do.)  It may seem weird to put 6 or 8 gluesticks on the booklist, but the kids really do go through that many.  Same with pencils - I swear they eat them!

The only reason I can see for the 2 pairs of scissors is for loss of one pair.  If your son's name was on last year's pair, and he hadn't lost them along the way, they really should have come home again.  As for the rulers, maybe one is for loss and the other is for another subject.  Other than that I really can't imagine the need for 3 rulers.  But then, I don't teach yr 5, I currently teach prep.

#7 VintageEyes

Posted 02 December 2012 - 04:39 PM

Is the list grouped by subject? If so each teacher has probably just specified what is needed for each subject...just get as many as you think you might need.

#8 liveworkplay

Posted 02 December 2012 - 04:41 PM

QUOTE
You might think they won't need two two pairs or scissors or two wooden rulers but believe me, it's crazy the amount of stuff they go though. It just easier to get what's on the list, even if you think they might not use it.


Going by the number of un-named scissors and rulers left in my labs, I would believe it.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Share the little things that make you smile

We're giving away a Mountain Buggy nano, the ultimate travel stroller - and here are some of the great entries so far.

Toddler pleads for return of "stolen" nose

A two-year-old's reaction to a game of "got your nose" shows it doesn't take much to make a toddler cry.

The 15 photos new parents share (and five they don't)

From the first scan photo to the baby covered in cake at their first birthday party, there are 15 photos most parents seem to share - and some they don't.

Doctor sings first Happy Birthday to newborns

His job is to deliver babies, but this US obstetrician also has a unique way of celebrating the miracle of life.

Breastfeeding friendly café goes viral

A photo of a breastfeeding-friendly sign in a cafe has been posted to Facebook and shared by hundreds of mums around the world.

First look at the Bugaboo Bee3

The newest Bugaboo Bee ? the Bee3 ? offers a variety of improved features, including a much asked-for bassinet and a rainbow of colour combinations.

Childcare costs, not paid leave, the real issue for parents

Given the choice between maintaining their wage for six months to have a child, or having a reduced rate of pay for a time but a better deal on childcare when returning to work, there are no odds on what most working parents would choose.

Win a Mountain Buggy nano

We?re giving away the new Mountain Buggy Nano - the lightweight travel buggy! So show us the little things that make you smile for your chance to win.

We lost three babies in two years

Our first pregnancy ended the way we all expected it to - with a healthy, happy baby in our arms. What a true blessing he was, for we were not to know the heartache we were about endure.

Family turned back from doomed flight MH17

'There must have been someone watching over us and saying, 'You must not get on that flight,' says mother who narrowly avoided boarding the Malaysian Airlines flight which exploded in mid-air over the Ukraine last night.

The myths and facts about "normal" breastfeeding

When it comes to successful breastfeeding, there is a wide variety to what is "normal", according to new research.

Adorable Skeanie loafers for kids

Your little toddler or preschooler can now get their nautical on with a new range of classic loafers by Australian show brand Skeanie.

My baby is hypermobile

For months, I have been telling myself not to worry that Jasmin isn't crawling or walking. This week I heard the term hypermobile for the first time.

When you don?t bond with your baby

They say that there is no bond greater than the bond between a mother and her child. But for some women, the mother-baby bond takes more time and effort to develop.

Yumi Stynes: Having a baby after a 10-year break

After a long break, Yumi Stynes gets a reminder of the pain - and the pleasure - of giving birth.

Grieving father asks for help to Photoshop his daughter's image

When Nathan Steffel's daughter Sophia died from a liver condition at just 6 weeks old, he reached out for someone to create a beautiful image of his little girl.

Raising kids in a 'low media' home

Can you imagine a life without TV or computers? Some parents are opting for a low-tech, screen-free life for their kids.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win a Mountain Buggy nano

We?re giving away the new Mountain Buggy Nano - the lightweight travel buggy! So show us the little things that make you smile for your chance to win.

Be careful what you say, your baby is listening

The importance of speaking to your baby even if they are not old enough to answer back has been highlighted by new research.

The beautiful moment a baby was born at the side of a road

It's not where she expected to give birth, but mum Corrine Cinatl is delighted that her daughter's roadside arrival was captured in a series of beautiful photos.

Doctor sings first Happy Birthday to newborns

His job is to deliver babies, but this US obstetrician also has a unique way of celebrating the miracle of life.

The Nappy Collective starts new drive

It's that time of year when the dedicated volunteers at The Nappy Collective do their bit to help out mums and children in need - and they need your help.

Baby shower cake wrecks

From misshapen cake babies to questionable text, from odd colour choices to internal organ recreation, these are the baby shower cakes that taste forgot.

Photographer captures the beauty of adoption

The love of a family is usually tough to capture on camera. This is an exception.

Pregnancy progression photo ideas

Want to record your pregnancy as your belly grows? Here are some creative, fun ideas for photo shoots along the way.

The myths and facts about "normal" breastfeeding

When it comes to successful breastfeeding, there is a wide variety to what is "normal", according to new research.

Tin can craft and DIY ideas

Got a few old formula, Milo or coffee cans around the house? Use these fantastic upcycling ideas to create items for around the house and yard.

Dads meet their newborn for the first time

Emotional photos of two fathers meeting their newborn son have resonated with viewers worldwide, attracting thousands of Facebook likes and shares.

Skin safety isn't just a summer worry

Lax about the slip slop slap with your kids as weather turns cooler? Here's a reminder as to why we have to remain vigilant for our children?s future health.

Personalised baby gifts

We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)

Creative sleeping baby photoshoots

See how some parents and photographers have captured sleeping babies in unusual positions and using different props.

DIY kitchen and food hacks

DIY your way to a better kitchen and make cooking easier with our clever hacks. (Some content reproduced with permission from mashable.com.)

Winter warmers for babies and toddlers

Your baby or toddler will be nice and snug in these beautiful and fun winter pieces. Most are hand-made or knitted, and they're all designed to keep your little one toastie - and adorable!

 

Mind, body, beauty, life

Making time for me

We look at your wellbeing, covering health, relationships, beauty and fashion, mind and body.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.