I hear that. Working for pre-k, which is publicly funded and available free to all reaidents of my city regardless of income, has me spending plenty of my own money on supplies. And, to be extra shitty, I dont even get to claim it as a tax write off since only K-12 teachers can do that, despite the fact that I must have the exact same credentials and license. Total BS. So I totally get that and have no problems with her asking parents. (Which, as a PreK teacher, Im not supposed to ask for supplies from parents either. Total, total BS). But yeah, the teacher uses classdojo, which is where I have been contacting her. I'm not sure this thing is worth bringing up since it has been a couple weeks and I'm not 100% certain that S is just relaying things differently than what was said? Idk. We'll see how it goes. I wish I knew more about the teacher. Like is this her first time teaching younger students, so maybe she doesn't understand that 5 and 6 year olds may not understand hyperbole? Oh well. I will say, the first time PTA did the bake sale this year, she gave all the kids who didnt bring in any money $.50 so they could buy something, which was super generous. Unfortunately, I DID give S money, but S/the teacher didnt check her folder to see it (S was asleep when I left so I didn't get to tell her it was in there).