Okay, I have a high school diploma, college degree, and post-graduate degree, which should qualify me to buy school supplies. Just got back from the store trying to interpret the list of supplies required by DD's third/fourth grade multigrade classroom. We still don't have everything. What I really love are the ALL CAP warnings to purchase certain named brand-name items because the teachers want that particular brand. It would be more meaningful if they did not misuse a number of brand names (e.g., kleenex, scotch tape, post-it notes). AND NO TRAPPER KEEPERS!!! The warning was bold and all caps--made me think it must be some kind of gang-related school supply.