The first day of school is very exciting for most children and parents. It is a time for new beginnings, new friends, new clothes and new school supplies.
Although, schools provide basic supplies, some families like to go out to the dollar store or office supply store to get new personal supplies for their children. Often we are asked for advice on what to get. On the first days of school each classroom teacher usually provides an introductory newsletter with a list of things children will need age appropriate to their classes. However, in case you are going out this week, here are a few things for your consideration.
To get you started...below is a list of suggested (NOT mandatory) school supplies that will be used in school...
- A pencil case
- pencils, pencils, pencils (1 class can use 500 pencils in year)
- pencil crayons
- pencil sharpener
- glue sticks
- binder (for older students)
- reusable water bottle
- a box of Kleenex tissue (to be restocked during the year)
- extra indoor shoes/sneakers
We also remind you to label clothing with your child's name. Kindergarten and Grade 1 students should also have a change of clothing in case of accidents. As the weather gets wet, extra socks is always a good idea.