Which of the Following Is LEAST Essential for Going Back to School?

GMR 2012/06/15 22:11:11
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Summer is here, but soon enough students will be heading back to school. Of course, it's always a good idea to get as much of that back-to-school shopping done as you can ahead of time, but that's not always how it pans out. There's so much ground to cover, and classes have a tendency to creep up on you. Before you know it, you're sitting in math class without a calculator. Not an ideal situation, but hey. Sometimes that's just how it goes.

Whether you're a current student or the parent of a student, we want to know about your back-to-school shopping habits. Do you always manage to get it out of the way before school starts? Do you have your kids buy their own supplies? Who influences the purchase decisions? Take our 10 question Quick Poll and let us know. We'd love to hear from you!
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  • JayRevolution 2012/06/22 22:47:10 (edited)
    Health & wellness (sanitizer, disinfectants, etc.)

    C'mon people try going in to a Calculus class without a calculator.

    Tech Gadgets are completely needed.

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  • Royo 2013/03/20 10:23:09
    Craft supplies (scissors, glue, etc.)
    I have never used craft supplies yet in high school. And everything else is pretty important.
  • P. Sturm 2012/06/25 23:21:40
    Craft supplies (scissors, glue, etc.)
    P. Sturm
    Seldom called for in college.
  • Couri 2012/06/25 15:35:18
    Health & wellness (sanitizer, disinfectants, etc.)
    It really depends on the level of education. The higher the lever the greater the need for tech gadgets and the lesser the need for new clothes etc.
  • Bellatrix232 2012/06/25 14:21:21
    Craft supplies (scissors, glue, etc.)
    Things you lose after a week in school :D
  • Glitter Baby 2012/06/25 11:43:15
    Tech Gadgets (laptops, iPads, etc.)
    Glitter Baby
    Unless it's a calculator.
  • joe mauro 2012/06/25 04:40:05
    Health & wellness (sanitizer, disinfectants, etc.)
    joe mauro
    condoms and vagina and anal lube
  • Just Jenn for Now 2012/06/25 03:04:14
    Health & wellness (sanitizer, disinfectants, etc.)
    Just Jenn for Now
    ... SERIOUSLY?? TECH GADGETS are the least necessary?!?

    One word: CALCULUS.

    Not doing it for you? ALGEBRA. GEOMETRY. TRIGONOMETRY. I can go on here, it all leads to: CALCULATORS. It's technology, and unless you've birthed the next Steven Hawking - which, sorry parents, you probably didn't - they're gonna need calculators, and those fall under tech gadgets.

    Let me ask this: Would you rather kids pass their classes, or keep themselves from getting sick?

    If they get sick, they'll get over it much faster than they can recover from a big fat F.

    By the way, how many of you went to school and freaked out when you left your precious Purell bottle at home? Yeah, I didn't either. And I "SURVIVED" without it.
  • CAPISCE 2012/06/25 01:09:26
    Clothes & accessories (backpack, uniform, etc.)
    Any type designer clothing or accessories. Any parent who buys this overpriced stuff for there kids are idiots
  • Nikoru 2012/06/25 00:58:50
    Craft supplies (scissors, glue, etc.)
    Schools are getting into more computerized things, projects can just be used/made on there.
  • Ivan 2012/06/24 23:50:12
    Tech Gadgets (laptops, iPads, etc.)
    Many of these can be applied to different grades.
  • fluffymarshmellow 2012/06/24 20:51:56
    Tech Gadgets (laptops, iPads, etc.)
    What can I say I live in the dark ages
  • spiderpanda 2012/06/24 20:45:40
    Craft supplies (scissors, glue, etc.)
    craft supplies have always been given by the teacher in the past. now in high school we dont ever use that stuff so its completely useless.
  • TKramar 2012/06/24 18:48:02
    Tech Gadgets (laptops, iPads, etc.)
    Some math classes ask for a specific type of calculator, but in general, I'd say the last three on the list are not essential (tech, craft, or health).
  • Drachen 2012/06/24 17:49:11
    Craft supplies (scissors, glue, etc.)
    I don't use craft supplies at all in school. If I ever do use them, they are provided by the teacher, in addition to the sanitizer.

    Tech Gadgets are more essential than you think, SodaHead.
  • Wolverineland 2012/06/24 16:57:58 (edited)
    Craft supplies (scissors, glue, etc.)
    Glue would have to be my big money waster growing up. Even though I used it maybe twice in Kindergarten, my grandmother felt the need to buy me a large economy size bottle every August for the next twelve years and it never even got opened let alone used.  school glue
  • MissJo 2012/06/24 14:57:48
    Tech Gadgets (laptops, iPads, etc.)
    Minus calculators, of course... or maybe an MP3 player if you're the kind of person who needs to listen to music while working (and it's allowed). But computers? The school has them for a reason.
  • Destiny Blythe 2012/06/24 14:46:07
    Craft supplies (scissors, glue, etc.)
    Destiny Blythe
    We dont use craft stuff anymore. That was elementary. Well my school has laptops that the students use throughout the years so i guess my school depends on technology.
  • Tentimesinfinity 2012/06/24 14:20:15
    Tech Gadgets (laptops, iPads, etc.)
    Laptops and iPads arnt allowed in my school (unless you have a project), and I don't need a calculater. I always forget it at home anyways.
  • DarkSto... Tentime... 2012/06/24 14:43:41
    Teachers try to encourage children to do without calculators, it's all part of the learning process, and you can't use them in exams (well could't when I went to school)..
  • Sashalynn 2012/06/24 14:11:12
    Health & wellness (sanitizer, disinfectants, etc.)
    There's this thing called a sink... you can use that ^-^
  • TKramar Sashalynn 2012/06/24 18:49:27
    Sinks are often pretty nasty. But I agree that sanitizer isn't essential.
  • Sashalynn TKramar 2012/06/25 14:19:20
    If the janitors are good then the sinks will be alright! Plus you can always use a paper towel to turn it off and on. :)
  • DarkStorm1976 2012/06/24 13:57:43 (edited)
    Tech Gadgets (laptops, iPads, etc.)
    Can't really vote as would have thought they're were all essential
  • Aingean 2012/06/24 12:13:23
    Tech Gadgets (laptops, iPads, etc.)
    There to learn not play its better to do things the old fashioned way first. Technology only impedes learning, it makes one lazy.
  • Love_is_Supernatural 2012/06/24 08:16:57
    Tech Gadgets (laptops, iPads, etc.)
    You don't need that at school. If you need a computer they provide it for you. If you bring those to school they will just be a distraction.
  • 1wickedwitch 2012/06/24 07:47:31
    Craft supplies (scissors, glue, etc.)
    clothes are the most essential for me
  • Ocean Eyes 2012/06/24 07:29:20
    Craft supplies (scissors, glue, etc.)
    Ocean Eyes
    Calculators are a Tech Gadget which I think is DEFINITELY essential, so that was out.
    Then I considered the true importance of sanitizers and disinfectants and I realized that they are important. Germs spread so easily in school!
    I decided on craft supplies because you use them the least.
  • NoHandlebarsAttached 2012/06/24 06:48:45
    Health & wellness (sanitizer, disinfectants, etc.)
    I don't know about other schools, but every school I've attended(or both of them) has provided hand sanitizer in most classrooms.
    I don't use it because it smells awful, but it's there.
  • Jay 2012/06/24 04:37:14
    Craft supplies (scissors, glue, etc.)
    Some tech helps students. Some health supplies are needed. Things such as scissors and glue can be provided by the school.
  • Jennifer Cat 2012/06/24 04:08:47
    Health & wellness (sanitizer, disinfectants, etc.)
    Jennifer Cat
    How often do you see a kid pull out some hand sanitizer?
  • Josh Robinson 2012/06/24 01:53:59
    Craft supplies (scissors, glue, etc.)
    Josh Robinson
    I never used the glue after like 2nd grade so wtf...
  • ★misfit★ 2012/06/24 00:52:53
    Craft supplies (scissors, glue, etc.)
    ALL of these are necessary at some grade level. I just picked this option because you generally don't need craft supplies in the higher grades, but younger kids do. Just like little kids don't need tech supplies (other than a calculator) but college students practically have to nowadays.
  • Liv 2012/06/23 23:37:38
    Health & wellness (sanitizer, disinfectants, etc.)
    It's called go wash your hands?
  • Jay Liv 2012/06/24 04:38:21
    What about someone with a allergy or infection? Hmmmm?
  • TKramar Jay 2012/06/24 18:50:10
    to using soap?
  • Jay TKramar 2012/06/25 05:17:57 (edited)
    I meant as well, good hygiene is essential now-a-days. But such things as inhalers or other things keep people from being several hurt. It says hygiene= so yes soap. And wellness= inhalers, allergy relief, etc. Soap can't prevent a asthma attack.
  • TKramar Jay 2012/06/25 09:43:03
    Someone who uses an inhaler would have it on them even when school was NOT in session.
  • Jay TKramar 2012/06/27 15:10:02
  • SebaTheSociallyAwkwardPengu... 2012/06/23 23:25:02
    Tech Gadgets (laptops, iPads, etc.)
    SebaTheSociallyAwkwardPenguin 平和
    depends where your going
  • Meggies1104 2012/06/23 21:28:45
    Health & wellness (sanitizer, disinfectants, etc.)
    WHY THE HELL DO YOU KEEP ASKING SCHOOL RELATED STUFF. >.> it is SUMMER stop asking things about school. i want to not think about that for at least another month and a half. >.< thank you very much

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