Help Your Child's Teacher
They spend most of the day with your child. They have the responsibility to educate your child. I think it's just right to support your child's teacher. What do I mean? If you get a class 'wishlist' from your child's teacher, take a moment to read through it. See what it is you can afford and buy it for the class. If you cannot afford to purchase one item, send whatever you can give to the teacher. We all know that they do not get paid enough. Most of them use their own money to purchase class supplies. So next time you get that class wishlist, do not set it aside or toss it. Go to Walmart or wherever and buy it, it is for your child's use in class afterall.