Gearing up for the new school year means the need to shop for your child’s school supplies. Indeed, it is an exciting trip for your little ones but may be exhausting on your part. To lessen the stress, we have come up with the top most essential school supplies for your kindergarten. But of course keep in mind to ask for an available list from your child’s school if there’s any. What we have here are the essentials that we know would be of best interest to your child at school. So take a look at our list before hitting the bookstores.
Write, write, and write. One of the many things your kindergarten will do in school. Consider buying #2 pencils for your child. If ever you find in bulk to be much cheaper, you may do so and can still be of use in the future. Anyway, your child can use the extra ones at home.
Should we repeat by putting up “color, color, and color”? Yeah, guess so. Definitely your child will need crayons for their arts. So make sure to grab Crayola crayons if you opt for the quality ones. On this case your kindergarten needs a box of 16 counts of crayons.
Make certain to buy one that is a child friendly scissors, meant for kindergartens to be more exact. Let your child try it on first, to ascertain that the pair of scissors fit his finger comfortably. Then ask him to open and close the scissors to see if it does suit him.
These supplies will indeed make your child feel more student-like! Yes, your kindergarten needs to have composition books already. Two pieces of 70 page-wide-ruled composition books would do for his classroom needs.
Expect your child to have lots of arts and crafts at school. On that account you need to provide 9×12 assorted construction papers. It is recommended to buy the loose type. Therefore for this school supply, one pack is enough for a pleasant start.
Another back to school supply is a box of washable markers. You can look for the classic broad tip ones. Again you might want to take credit on purchasing Crayola to ensure a reputable quality of washable markers.
Your child also needs pocket folders in their classroom. You can buy four pieces of assorted pocket folders with brads. You may want to ask your child’s teacher if you want to write or stick your child’s name on it.
Glue and Glue Sticks
Likewise, glue and glue sticks are one of the essential school supplies. For the glue, we recommend Elmer’s Glue as it has been a brand trusted by schools all over world- so to say! As for the glue sticks two pieces is smart enough for your child’s classroom use.
Plastic Supply Box
Of course to organize your child’s school supplies, you need to buy a plastic supply box. The ideal size is 9″ x 6″ x 2″. You can personalize your child’s box if you feel too. But keep in mind to ask first the teacher for permission to do so.
Tissues and/or Wet wipes
Lastly to finish off our list of top ten essential school supplies is a box of tissue or a pack of wet wipes. Your child being in a kindergarten class means lots of arts and crafts activities. Thus the arising importance of tissue or wet wipes to clean your child. Some schools may suggest Kleenex tissue in particular; in such wise to be safe prefer this brand.
That’s the end of our list of essential school supplies for your kindergarten. Though, it is still absolutely ideal for you to query the school for the list of supplies. There might be more than these essentials we have listed for you. Before we end this, we have one more tip for you dear parents. You might want to put your child’s full name on each of his supplies before bringing it to school. But remember to ask for the teacher’s permission first. If you’re allowed, you can make some print outs or use labelling machines or just simply write his name. That’s it! Hope you and your child could keep the excitement for the whole school year!
2010-2011 Elementary School Supply Lists, North East Independent School District