- 60 sharpened pencils per child
- 2 dozen reward type stickers
- Clorox wipes
- Vocabulary textbook
- 3 packages of Post-It notes
- Books for the classroom
- Dry erase markers
- 1 or 2 boxes of tissues
- Paint set
- Sharpie pen
- 3 ring binder
- $15 cash for classroom activities and additional supplies
Of course, we also have to provide the usual additional items like crayons, colored pencils, composition notebook, notebooks, folders, black/blue pens, red pens, glue sticks, erasers, etc.
When I went to school, there were only a few items on the school supply list. We could buy the items and put them all in our heavy duty cardboard pencil box and take everything to school on the first day. I spent more time trying to decide between the Partridge Family lunchbox and the Donny Osmond lunchbox than I did looking for all of the rest of my school supplies.
The week before school officially starts, my kids go to school to meet their teacher and drop off a grocery bag full of supplies plus they bring additional supplies on the first day of school. When did the required number of supplies expand from everything fitting into a 6" x 9" pencil box to everything barely fitting into a backpack?
Hopefully our checkbook recovers from purchasing the school supplies in the next ten days or so before the PTA fall fundraiser order form comes home.