Thursday, August 16, 2007

School supplies

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeooooooeeeee.

We organized the girls' school supplies today.

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

We sorted through pencils, erasers, markers, glue sticks, and so forth.

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeoooooooeeeeeeeeeeeee.

The girls packed everything in bags to take to Open House on Monday.

Eeeeeeeeeeeooooeeeeeeeeoooeeeee.

All that remained were their pencils.

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

They each need 24.

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeooooooooooooeeee.

And each one needs to be sharpened.

Eeeeeeeeoooeeeeeooooeeeeeeeee.

Luckily, we have an electric sharpener.

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeoooo.

Unluckily, it's rather loud and makes a whining sound like this:

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeoooeeeeooooeee.

Elegant persevered and did all of her pencils in less than half an hour.

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

That's a long time to listen to the whine of the pencil sharpener.

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeoooeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

And then Elegant carefully organized her pencil box:


Graceful still needs to sharpen her pencils.

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

2 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I've been trying to figure this one out for a while. If there are 20 children in a class, and each child brings 24 pencils, that's 480 pencils for the classroom for the year, correct? Doesn't that seem like an awful lot of pencils? And ... sharpened? Like there's not a moment to spare in the classroom? "Quick, Bobby's lead broke -- toss him a new pencil from the pile!!"

It's been bothering me.

Jennifer said...

Elizabeth: In our school, the children keep some of their pencils in their pencil boxes. They must really go through them, as my girls rarely come home with more than a few stubby pencils at the end of the year. Given how much sharpening they do at home, I can only imagine what goes on in the classroom.