Missing stationeries

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Missing stationeries

Postby Luvkid » Sat Apr 11, 2009 5:14 pm

Hi all there,

Believe everyone encounter that kid came home with missing item, especially pencils, ruler, eraser,sharpener,1 out of 24 colour pencils. Lucky not with missing school bag or pencil box :sweat:

April liao, my P1 boy came back with missing stationeries quite frequent!! :P

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Re: Missing stationeries

Postby ChiefKiasu » Sat Apr 11, 2009 5:18 pm

Luvkid wrote:Hi all there,

Believe everyone encounter that kid came home with missing item, especially pencils, ruler, eraser,sharpener,1 out of 24 colour pencils. Lucky not with missing school bag or pencil box :sweat:

April liao, my P1 boy came back with missing stationeries quite frequent!! :P


Yes... happens to everyone. That's because our kids know that whatever they lose will get replaced immediately. During our time, we know we don't get replacements if we lose our stuff, so we were a lot more careful with out things.

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Postby Luvkid » Sat Apr 11, 2009 5:25 pm

Hi chiefkaisu,

So r u trying to say dun replace at all or dun replace immediately? :roll:

Anyone got any good way to work it out?

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Stationery Replacement

Postby buds » Sat Apr 11, 2009 6:38 pm

ChiefKiasu wrote:
Luvkid wrote:Hi all there,

Believe everyone encounter that kid came home with missing item, especially pencils, ruler, eraser,sharpener,1 out of 24 colour pencils. Lucky not with missing school bag or pencil box :sweat:

April liao, my P1 boy came back with missing stationeries quite frequent!! :P


Yes... happens to everyone. That's because our kids know that whatever they lose will get replaced immediately. During our time, we know we don't get replacements if we lose our stuff, so we were a lot more careful with out things.


Yes, i fully agree with Chief on this.
When times were hard for us, we valued
all our barangs better. When kiddies these
days get it easy, it becomes like a no-biggie
thingy oredi.. kinda sad. So, if we can be the
hard-hearted-it's-for-your-own-good-kinda folks
can ask them to purchase the stationery replacements
themselves, from their pocket-money-savings...

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Postby buds » Sat Apr 11, 2009 6:43 pm

It is also good to label everything they own.
They can recognise someone else holding it
when they see their barang on someone else.
(If it was a case of stolen stationery...)

At least this way, there is still a small chance
to get it back... instead of replacing the missing
items.

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Postby jedamum » Sat Apr 11, 2009 7:05 pm

buds wrote:It is also good to label everything they own.

I tried labelling EVERYthing during start of the term.
then my husband asked me if it is too expensive to replace a pencil :roll:

My boy starts peeling them off and said no need to...perhaps he feel that it is too exaggerating to do so.
As such, this is a good idea to label everything, cos if they feel that it is not necessary, they'll take care of it better :wink:

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Labellling Everything?

Postby buds » Sat Apr 11, 2009 7:18 pm

jedamum wrote:
buds wrote:It is also good to label everything they own.

I tried labelling EVERYthing during start of the term.
then my husband asked me if it is too expensive to replace a pencil :roll:

My boy starts peeling them off and said no need to...perhaps he feel that it is too exaggerating to do so.
As such, this is a good idea to label everything, cos if they feel that it is not necessary, they'll take care of it better :wink:


Even better!!!
:celebrate:

He paisei lah, everything put his name!
Class monitor should be able to jaga his
own barangs without mummy labelling
every single thing! :wink:

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Postby schellen » Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:23 pm

My DD recently lost an eraser. I had it labelled so I'm hoping it'll come back. She was really nonchalant about it when I questioned her. I got all the "dunno" and almost blew my top. This is because I deliberately bought a good eraser for her (Faber Castell some more) that wasn't cheap (when compared to lousy ones). I had noticed that her lousy erasers don't do a good job of totally erasing her mistakes and I end up trying to decipher what she actually wrote when checking her homework.

Luckily, she hasn't lost library books (for reading period) or pocket money. *touch wood*

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Postby Luvkid » Sun Apr 12, 2009 1:10 am

buds wrote:It is also good to label everything they own.



This mummy here doing all the labelling and get tired after almost every few days with missing items, especially pencils. Given him 3, came back with 1. Replace for him liao, same thing happen the next few days :P

Oh ya hor, my boy is careful of his pocket money,so far so good, cos came home have to report to me how he spent them :wink:

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I soooo get that...

Postby buds » Sun Apr 12, 2009 2:52 am

schellen wrote:My DD recently lost an eraser. I had it labelled so I'm hoping it'll come back. She was really nonchalant about it when I questioned her. I got all the "dunno" and almost blew my top. This is because I deliberately bought a good eraser for her (Faber Castell some more) that wasn't cheap (when compared to lousy ones).


Hey, schellen... i so get you there, babe. The cheapo ones didn't do the
job of what an eraser was supposed to do. :roll: And on top of not doing
the job well, they had thousands of eraser-dust scattered all over! :|

The "i dunno" thing... sometimes these kiddies... they just can give to
friend ya know. I know for one mine did.. After a chat with her on that,
i have not heard of anymore giving on her part. Or taking from other
friends for that matter - just because the other kids say they give (too!)
:roll:

schellen wrote:I had noticed that her lousy erasers don't do a good job of totally erasing her mistakes and I end up trying to decipher what she actually wrote when checking her homework.

Luckily, she hasn't lost library books (for reading period) or pocket money. *touch wood*


The deciphering part usually ends up in me erasing the work all nice and
good for her. Sore eyes seeing patchy pencil shadings over her work...
Sigh.. :roll:

As for library book, know what?
When i was given a reminder (letter) from the school library about an
unreturned book, i was appalled to find that she didn't have it cos she
lent it to her friend during silent reading...

And the friend.......??? :x

Said he LOST it!

I refused to pay for the book.
Wrote in to form teacher to look into it.
Told the teacher the issue at hand. Boy
admitted. Said he checked but couldn't
find the book anywhere. I said he should
pay for it. Not that i could not afford or wish
to prolong the issue but more a matter of
principles and to make my kiddie kan-cheong
a bit... :lol: :lol: :lol: ....that somehow this
was also her doing as well and to nicely learn from it.

Learn that... borrowed items must be returned.
You lend to friend, friend must return (after silent
reading or before end of the day, at the most...)

Learn that...
SHE borrowed it, so she's responsible to take care
of it and return it on time. I told her she can help to
pick up the rubbish for the whole month in school or
help out at the library or anythingthey ask of her to
do (in lieu of) if she doesn't have money to pay.
Wuahhahahaaa! :lol: :lol: :lol: Mean, i know...
But the lesson... was priceless, definitely.
Her expression... priceless too! :lol: :lol:

Btw, the book was found (by God, i dunno how and
where)... and returned.

The incident shared above didn't happen again. Ever!
Mebbe not ever.... too soon to say. Hmmm... mebbe
for now lah. Ahakz! :wink:
Last edited by buds on Sun Apr 12, 2009 2:58 am, edited 1 time in total.

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