September 8, 2015

Show Me Your Papers

During my 5th period plan today, I went to the office to make a class set of assessments for this week. Upon arrival, I was informed by a secretary that we're out of copy paper for the week.

Out of copies?

For the week?

I smiled nicely and explained how desperately I needed to make these copies. There was no school yesterday. Today is our Monday. We were only half-way through the day at this point. We simply cannot be OUT of paper!

She then told me that the stash in the hall closet contains our entire inventory of copy paper through December, and we're already over our allotment for this week. Thankfully, she filled the copier for me anyway... SO I COULD DO MY JOB!

I know my school district is in financial distress, but this is RIDICULOUS! I shouldn't be dealing with no copy paper in September!

(We also had ZERO paper for the first week of school. None whatsoever. That made for an interesting start of the year.)

Save our schools!

*Don't judge me when you see "1 package of copy paper" on the school supply lists for next year!*


  1. That's a great idea. And then you better hoard it. mama

  2. Our kids supply FOUR packages of copy paper each year. It lasts us until March usually but it should last us longer. It's frustrating not having the supplies needed!

  3. My first years of teaching, I was allotted 1 ream of paper PER CHILD for the WHOLE YEAR! If I ran out, I had to buy more! And this was on a Catholic school first year teacher's salary! We actually had to take our reams to the copier, put our own paper in, and take it out when we left. So, though it is but a memory for me, I feel your pain!

  4. I taught in inner city Detroit for three years. This was a regular occurrence. And we usually ran out of toner in the copier by March and then we were just out of luck the rest of the year. I had no textbooks or anything either. It was TERRIBLE and I so feel your pain! As teachers we shouldn't have to worry about having paper to make copies with when we're trying to make miracles happen in the classroom...

  5. We get one box. ONE. It has 12 reams? Maybe? I put paper on the supply list but sadly many didn't bring it in :(

    Anisa @ Creative Undertakings