Start off the year right with the proper school stuff which you can order online.
1Backpack – Choose Right Size to Fit Your Child’s Frame
Kids in pre-K may not need a backpack yet, but once your child starts kindergarten, purchase one for carrying items like a lunch box, water bottle, notebooks, folders, and more. Choose a pint-size backpack to fit your child’s frame.
2Lunch Box or Bag
Lunches and snacks are best contained in an insulated, reusable plastic box or nylon bag.
3No. 2 Wooden Pencils – 2 Boxes
2 Boxes of 12 pre-sharpened pencils with #2 HB black lead.
A small, portable pencil sharpener can be handy for keeping writing utensils sharp so letters remain clear on paper.
5Erasers – 4 Pieces
Both stand-alone erasers and eraser caps (that pop onto the top of the pencil) are useful for removing mistakes on paper. 4 pieces to be enough for the whole year.
65 inch Blunt Tip Scissors – 1 Pair
Younger grades may require that students use a pair of blunt or rounded-tip scissors for safety.
7Glue Stick – 1 Pack of 4
Glue sticks are easier for pre-K kids to hold and control. Acid free, non-toxic and washable; Pack of 4 to be enough for the whole year.
84 ounces Liquid Glue – 1 Bottle White Glue
Safe, non-toxic and washable – 4oz. liquid glue may be necessary for kindergarten and first grade.
9Tape – Decorative and Transparent
Decorative children’s craft tape and transparent tape may be necessary for kindergarten and first grade.
10Crayons – 1 Box
A box of triangular or jumbo crayons, but many teachers may prefer a set of 8, 16, or 24 crayons in standard colors.
11Colored Pencils – 1 Box
Instead of or in addition to crayons, some teachers may request colored pencils for fun writing, or coloring.
12Watercolors – 1 Set
1 set of non-toxic watercolors with brush for painting.
132 Pocket Folders
Keep loose sheets together in either a paper or plastic holder to transport homework between school and home.
A plastic pencil box or nylon bag is useful for holding hold pencils, pens, and art supplies.
15Washable Markers – 1 Box
A 10-pack of standard markers provides plenty of color options, and washable ones allow for easier clean-up.
16Assorted Construction Paper
Teachers will specify whether to buy white, construction, or lined writing paper for class projects and assignments.
17Wide-ruled Notebook or Pad
A notebook may be required for writing practice. Some teachers may require ones with wide-rule pages to provide more room for young writers.
An art smock will help keep your child’s clothes clean during messy arts and crafts.
19Pocket Tissue Packs
Donate tissue packs to kindergarten to keep up with the demand and help deal with colds at school.
20Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer – or Antibacterial Wipes
Sanitary liquids and wipes can help keep desks clean and prevent the spread of germs that cause colds and flu.
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