Shopping For Back To School Supplies
It's getting closer to back to school, and that means getting our students ready with the right school supplies. Often, the teacher of the new grade will have a recommended list of supplies to bring for that first day of school. I remember always buying 3 x 5 index cards for our kids return to class, which they never used. Here's some help.
If your kids don't already have a list of school supplies from their teacher or school, here are some suggestions by GreatSchools Staff on greatschools.org:
Glue sticks (at least three for the year)
Scissors (blunt ended for younger kids, pointed for older ones)
Ballpoint pens, No. 2 pencils, Colored pencils
A pencil sharpener (hand-held with a top to collect shavings)
A large pink eraser (The old-fashioned ones do the best erasing.)
A four-ounce bottle of white glue
Spiral-bound or composition notebooks
A three-ring binder
Loose-leaf notebook paper
Printer paper and ink cartridges (for your home computer)
A ruler with English and metric measurements
A sturdy, supportive backpack"
For more items specifically for elementary and middle school students, visit greatschools.org.