Good grief, d_d! That makes me stabby.
I'm old enough to remember when kids were given everything, school supply-wise. That included pens, pencils, and a fresh new pack of crayons. (Honestly, was there anything more wonderful than brand-new Crayola crayons, with the points all pointy and the paper un-ripped? Siiiigh.) But yeah, that hasn't been the case in my hometown for decades.
I remember one year when our daughter's list included playing cards and dice. I joked that the teacher must be planning to teach them how to gamble.